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Upcoming Events
Delays & Closings - A Message from Our Supt.
Online Assignments - Provide Your Feedback
Delays & Closings FAQ
January Students of the Month
Cos Students Compete Locally
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February 7, 2014

Good afternoon!

We hope you are all staying warm and safe.

So far, the 2013/2014 school year has brought some interesting and unpredictable weather. We understand that when your child attends two districts, delays and closings can become confusing, so we appreciate your patience during this process. 

Below you will find some information regarding delays/closings, procedures, and a message from our Superintendent.

Upcoming Events


February 17th

Presidents Day - no high school classes

February 20th
Parent Teacher Conferences

Sign up online here


Stay up to date on all of our upcoming events on the DACC web site.

Delays & Closings - A message from our Superintendent
There are a lot of factors that go into considering whether to hold school, delay, or close. DACC's Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman explains the decision making process on her blog.




Getting kids to school and delivering a quality education is a priority for DACC and the other districts in the area. This winter has presented numerous challenges to keeping students in school. People often ask me what goes into my decision to delay or cancel school.  Safety is the number one priority. I ask myself the question, 'Will traveling to school put students or staff in an unsafe situation?' The second consideration is how many of our associate districts are closed or delayed.
When a student's associate district is delayed or closed, the student follows the status of their associate district schedule.  DACC serves students from Big Walnut, Buckeye Valley, Delaware Hayes, Olentangy, Ohio School for the Deaf, Westerville, and Worthington. I maintain contact with the other superintendents and base my decision, collectively, on what they decide for their districts. 
Every situation is different, but as a general rule, when all county schools are delayed or closed I will delay or close DACC.  An exception to this was recently when we had extreme cold temperatures.  The Delaware County schools delayed 2 hours and the other districts were operating on a normal schedule.  DACC opened on time for those students who would be arriving on time from the respective districts. It was important to have our doors open to those students who would be arriving on time. 


Each scenario is different and a decision must be made based on the information at the time. Concern for the safety of our students and staff, communication with the district superintendents, and consideration given to how many of our associate districts are closed are all factors used to determine if DACC remains open, delays, or closes school. 

Online Portal Assignments - Provide Your Feedback

Our Superintendent is also looking for your feedback about the online assignments issued to students in place of calamity days. Below is a message she posted online regarding the January 29th online assignment. If you have comments or concerns specifically about the February 5th assignment, please send an email to We will leave the survey open until Monday, Feb 10th.


"On Wed, Jan 29 DACC used its 6
th calamity day and students were to complete an online assignment. By having an online assignment we are not required to make up this day at the end of the school year. This is the first experience DACC has had with this scenario and I am looking for your feedback so that we can continuously improve the process. Below is a link to a short survey directed towards DACC students. Parents, I would like to know what you thought, too.  The survey will be open until the end of the week. Thank you for your time!" 
--Mary Beth Freeman, Superintendent



Delay & Closing FAQ


Just a reminder that there is a delay & closing FAQ on our web site. If you have questions that this page does not answer, please email those questions to and we will be happy to add it to the list.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, February 20th. This parent conference will be set up differently than our conferences in the past.  


We know with the unpredictable weather and family activities, travel time, etc., we wanted to offer flexibility to communicate with your child's teachers. For this conference, we are offering times that you would sign up to have the teacher call you or to meet face-to-face. Times for phone conferences will be from 4:30pm to 6:45pm. The last hour, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, will be dedicated to face-to-face meetings.


We are asking families to sign up on-line through the DACC website. Instructions for how to sign up will be included on that page.  


Please remember that when scheduling conferences that both North and South campuses will be hosting conferences.


We hope that you are as excited as we are to have this efficient and easy method of scheduling!

January Students of the Month
While January has come and gone, it's never too late to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond. Congratulations to our January Students of the Month!

Jereme Miller is a senior
in the Automotive Technology lab.

He is a full day student at DACC,
but comes to us from Big Walnut.

Sara Reed is in the Career Graphics program.
She is also a full day student
at DACC and comes to us from Delaware Hayes.





Cosmetology Students Compete Locally
DACC Cosmetology students held their annual local competition to determine who would move on to compete regionally. Congratulations to everyone for all of their hard work and good luck to the regional competitors! 
See the full list of winners on our web site.


Give Us Your Feedback!
This newsletter was created with you in mind, so tell us what you think. We'll do our best to keep you informed with the news you want to hear about DACC. E-mail to submit your thoughts.