August 26, 2023

DACC Students and Families,

With just under two weeks under our belts, we're excited to be settling into a routine, and getting to know each other better each day. These first weeks have set the stage for an engaging and memorable school year. Please see below for the latest news and upcoming events.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 740-548-0708.

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Upcoming Events

September 4th - Labor Day

No high school classes

September 14th - 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m Parent Teacher Conferences

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with instructors to discuss your child's progress in their career technical education program as well as academic classes for students who attend full day.

See the sign-up link on our website here, as well as dates for future conferences.

September 15th - Professtional Development

No high school classes

September 18th - Fair Day

No high school classes

See the full list of upcoming events here.

Academic Hybrid Fridays

Full-Day Students Only

During Academic Hybrid Fridays, all DACC academic students will be expected to complete online assignments in lieu of attending academic classes on Fridays. This academic model emphasizes 21st-century workplace skills, empowers students to utilize technology, improves independence, and provides more opportunities to participate in work-based learning.

Communication was emailed home to families yesterday (8/25). A copy of that email can be accessed here as well as a comprehensive FAQ about the program.

Summer Community Service

Returning students were required to complete a Community Service Project in order to account for attendance on August 16th. The guidelines are listed below.

The Summer Community Service Form needed to be turned in to their lab instructor when they returned on August 17th. If they have not already done so, it should be submitted before 9/1, or they will be marked absent for 8/16.


  • Community Service/volunteer work must be unpaid.
  • The organization/recipient of Community Service cannot be a relative.
  • Half-day DACC Students must complete 3 hours of Community Service.
  • Full-day DACC Students must complete 6 hours of Community Service.
  • Community Service Work / Hours can be completed anytime between May 27th and August 16th.
  • Community Service work does NOT need to be related to the student’s DACC Lab.
  • Students have been given access to a list of available opportunities but are also encouraged to seek out their own community service projects.

Student Services

School Counselors

Student Services at DACC is an active department supporting DACC students in the areas of academics, career, college, military, social interaction, and emotional needs. DACC has 3 School Counselors on staff and 2 Behavioral Health Specialists that we would like to introduce.

Parents can feel free to reach out to discuss needs and strategies for their child or to request referrals. To see what program each School Counselor is assigned to or other helpful information, go to the School Counseling web page

Carrie Trusley, Principal, Student Servies:

Allison Cox:

Holly Makey:

Matt Wood:

Behavioral Health Specialists

Sian Lewis:

Libby Popadak:

Delays and Closings

When DACC is delayed or canceled due to weather, you will receive instant alerts through the contact information you provided at registration. Alerts will be sent to you by email, phone call, and text message. If you download the DACC app, you will also receive a push notification on your phone.

In addition, notices will be posted to our website and social media accounts.

When you receive the delay or closure alert, make sure you know what to do by referencing our Delay & Closures page on our website. Many parents bookmark this page for future reference.

School Spirit Apparel Store

DACC now has an online school spirit store where you can purchase your favorite clothing items and accessories and have them delivered directly to your home. Most designs can be customized to include your lab name or our vision to empower, prepare, inspire, and connect all students.

Parents - Get the DACC Experience

If you've ever wanted to find out why your child enjoys coming to DACC every day, see for yourself what they experience, and learn a little more about their career ambitions. In select programs, we are offering evening classes for adults, including:

March - October - Motorcycle Ohio

September 5 - Welding Program

September 5 - Microsoft 365 Word Basic

September 5 - Introduction to Welding Processes PT 1

September 26 - Advanced Welding PT 2

October 3 - Microsoft 365 Excel Intermediate

October 10 - Automotive Essentials

October 17 - Advanced Welding Intro to TIG PT 3

October 17 - Forklift Training

October 19 - Microsoft 365 Word Intermediate

November 7- Introduction to Welding Processes PT1

November 7- Microsoft 365 PowerPoint

November 30 - Microsoft 365 Basic

For the most up-to-date course offerings, visit the Adult Education website.

Associate School News
Stay up-to-date on news from your home high school here. Information is updated daily and is provided to us from our associate school partners.
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