CCA District-Wide News & Updates

8-19-21

CCA IS ONE FLEET

We are bigger than ONE, we are ONE FLEET!


The annual district-wide back to school order is available now. Youth and adult sizes available. This is not a fundraiser and items are at cost.

https://stores.teamelitesports.com/cca_back_to_school/shop/home

IMPORTANT DATES

AUGUST 23 - First day of K-12 School - early dismissal

AUGUST 24 - early dismissal

AUGUST 25 - early dismissal

AUGUST 26 - Preschool first day of school; K-12 Full day of School

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION - PLEASE CHECK AGAIN BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS

Parents will be able to access transportation information in the PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. The transportation information may have changed due to the influx of new students and adjustments needed for the routes. If you have not registered for school yet, you may not see your transportation information


If you need assistance logging into the parent portal, please contact Michelle Skubal at michelleskubal@ccaschools.org.

POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNTS

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to create new and connect students to existing PowerSchool parent accounts. If you are new and have not heard from us with your account information, or if you have added a new student who you do not see when you are logged in, please click here and answer a couple of quick questions: PowerSchool Parent Account

TEACHING AND PROMOTING EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN SCHOOLS

In May 2021, Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 802 a bill related to diversity and inclusion training for employees and students. This FAQ document is designed to provide districts with additional insight on how districts can provide meaningful training and curriculum on equity, diversity and inclusion that operates within the boundaries of new and existing laws.

MEAL PRICES AND FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

CCA CSD is able to provide FREE meals to all students for the 21-22 school year. USDA has approved Nationwide waivers for the 21-22 school year that allow all students to have breakfast and lunch at no charge. Second meals will be charged to the student's account at the adult price.


A LA CARTE PURCHASES and ADDITIONAL MILK

A la carte purchases are not included in any free meal program. Milk is an a la carte item if purchased separate from a meal. The cost of a milk is $.35 for all students regardless of their eligibility for free or reduced meals. Middle and High School students are offered a variety of “a la carte” and vending machine items for breakfast and lunch. These items are available and priced the same for all students. If a student is eligible for free or reduced meals and would like to purchase a la carte items, money may be deposited in their meal account to cover these purchases.


FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

To be considered for eligibility, families must complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application annually.


Although meals are free this year, we encourage families to apply for the free/reduced meal application located on the school website, Your application, once approved will provide you with school fee reductions, driver's education fee reductions and it also benefits the district with Title I, ERate and more.

WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY

August 26, 2021, is Women's Equality Day! This year's theme is is Refusing to be Silenced. The day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote for women. The 19th amendment was first introduced in 1878 but was not ratified until August 18, 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women's Equality Day.

Although the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, the 19th Amendment was only the beginning of a much longer fight for many women.

FUTURE FACILITY PLANNING - MANAGING GROWTH

The CCA Board of Education PPEL committee met August 16 to resume future facility planning by reviewing documents from consultants and proposed site plans. The committee is gathering more information to present to the school board.


The District has already enrolled 220 new students for the 2021-2022 school year and has consistently added new students annually as forecasted by RSP Associates.

CCA BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE

CCA is in the process of a complete renovation of the outfield of the baseball venue.

The First step included a full spectrum kill of any undesirable grass that were occupying the outfield to eliminate the chance of any of it returning.

Fencing has been removed to allow room for the removal of the warning track material and old grass surface.

The surface will be laser graded to provide a safe and improved playing field along with proper drainage of the venue. An irrigation system will be installed for proper watering of the new grass outfield.

All new fencing for the outfield and foul territory will be installed and seeding will be done on the completed grade and will be ready for play starting the 2022 season!

The infield has had recent upgrades and will stay unchanged during this construction phase.

HEALTH UPDATE - EVALUATING SICK STUDENTS AT SCHOOL

Students who come to the building health office during the school day with 1 high risk symptoms, 2 low risk symptoms, or any combination of high/low will be sent home. They will need either a negative COVID test or alternate diagnosis from their healthcare provider to return to school.

Link to high/low risk symptoms.

PRE-BOARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

NEW this year are Pre-Boarding meetings! Whether you are planning to run for a seat on the board or considering to do so at some point, it is your opportunity to learn more of what it is to be a school board member and the responsibilities of the board.


November 2 is the 2021 election for school board members and CCA will have 4 seats up in the 2021 election. For more details and information on how to start your school board campaign visit here.


There are three meeting dates to choose from:


  • Tuesday, August 24th, Oak Hill Elementary from 6-7:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 28, Clear Creek Elementary 10-11:30 AM
  • Sunday, August 29, North Bend Elementary 4-5:30 PM

For more Information visit here.

Quick Links Below

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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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

EQUITY information