CCA District-Wide News & Updates

9-16-21

COVID RTL UPDATED SAFETY PLANS

Masks:

The Clear Creek Amana School Board voted 5 - 1 September 14th at a special board meeting to not require masks at school and wait until the final ruling from the 8th district circuit court. Board members were concerned with having consistency for the students and not switching back and forth if the ruling was changed.

At the September 15th meeting the school board discussed a date to revisit this if the courts have not taken any specific action and court proceedings are extended for an unknown period of time. The board agreed to hold a vote prior to the October 6th worksession or if necessary, hold a special meeting if there is a significant increase in COVID cases and/or staff absences warrant such a meeting.

The Clear Creek Amana Community School District strongly recommends masks and will continue to evaluate new information as we progress.


Updated information on Contact Tracing:

Will the schools do contact tracing this year? Will parents be notified if a child is considered a close contact?
Johnson County Public Health will no longer provide school contact tracing for districts that do not require quarantine. However, after further discussion with county public health, they will continue to support our efforts to notify families. CCA will continue our current practice of individual phone calls to families to notify them of a close contact within their child's classroom(s) and also district communications in lieu of the changes by Johnson County Public Health. Please see the link below from Iowa Department of Education, specifically question 5 in regard to contact tracing.
DOE Guidance
RTL Safety Plan

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized and often taboo topic. Suicidal thoughts, much like other mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender, or background. One of our district's goals is ensuring that students and families have access to resources they need to get help for and discuss mental health issues, including suicide prevention. So please know, you are not alone, and we are all here with you.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255. They are available to talk you through a crisis 24/7.

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2 ELECTION

November 2 is the 2021 election for school board members and CCA has 4 seats up for election. The following individuals have turned in nomination paperwork for the CCA School Board Election. All CCA Registered voters can vote for all districts.


BOARD ELECTION CANDIDATES

District 3: Michelle Emmel, Jennifer Downes, Matthew Johnson

District 4: Abdouramane Bila, Kara Prickett

District 2: Joe Burns

At-Large: Shaun Kukuzke, Joshua Bates, Lindsey Staebler


There will be a candidate forum on October 25 at 6:00PM at the high school and the public is invited to attend to meet the candidates.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

Regular school board meetings can be viewed live on the district YouTube channel. Prior to the meeting, you can find the link through the mobile app, website or on the board agenda.


The recording of the meeting will be posted on the District YouTube Channel within a few days after the meeting.

FLU SHOT CLINICS

Oct 12 at Clear Creek Elementary, North Bend Elementary, Tiffin Elementary, and CCA Middle School from 2:30-7:00 PM


Oct 13 at Amana Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, and CCA High School from 1:30-3:30 PM

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Quick Links Below

COVID DASHBOARD

Updated Thursday

RETURN TO LEARN SAFETY PLAN

Link to the approved District Return to Learn Safety Plan

CCA DIGITAL BACKPACK

Online flyers for district events, fundraisers, and community events.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

For the most current information on board meetings, agendas and minutes

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Clear Creek Amana Community School District

Joseph E. Brown, Sr
Interim Superintendent

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lori Robertson, 1486 Hwy 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322.

319-828-4510 or lorirobertson@ccaschools.org