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Clear Creek Amana District Developed Service Delivery Plan
Clear Creek Amana CSD provides a system for delivering a full continuum of services and placements to address the needs of eligible individuals aged 3 to 21. Please view the
pdf  Clear Creek Amana District Developed ServiceDelivery Plan. (updated 9.23.13)
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Barb Hunt

Prelude Behavioral Services
CCA Site Based Substance Abuse Counselor Contact William Batten at CCA High School for more information. wbatten@cca.k12.ia.us
Prelude Site Based Substance Abuse Counselor provides services to Clear Creek Amana high school 3 days a week. The substance abuse counselor works with students, staff, and parents to increase their knowledge about the risks of substance use and increase skills needed to:

  • Make healthy decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Identify and achieve goals
  • Develop positive friendships
  • Resist pressures to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Identify signs and symptoms of student substance abuse
  • Effectively refer students who need help for substance abuse issues
  • Develop effective policies to reduce substance abuse by students
pdf Tips for parents
The Site-Based Counselor also provides confidential counseling, prevention education, support, consultation, and referral services to students, faculty, staff and parents.



Family Resource Center
We are continuing the process of setting up a district wide facility that will be used as a Family Resource Center. Our goal is to service the families and children in our community. In order to provide all of the services that we hope to, we have developed a “wish list” of items that will help us get up and running.

  • Shoe rack
  • Toddler Toys
  • Board Games (complete with all pieces)
  • High Chairs
  • Stereo
  • CDs/ DVDs/ Videos
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Gladware
  • Plastic baggies
  • Area rug
  • Dry erase markers/ erasers
  • Step Ladder
  • Large plastic totes with lids
  • Food/ toilet paper/ soap/ toiletries/ toothpaste, etc for the food bank

Resources for Families
Several helpful resources are available to families living within the school district such as; food bank, Hawk-I insurance, coats for Clippers, free or reduced school meals, Shoes that Fit, and more. For additional information, please contact: Erin White at 545-2361, Tess Knox at 828-4505, or Kathy Campbell at 828-4505.

Insurance Opportunities for Students
pdf  PARENTAL INSURANCE WAIVER
pdf   ATHLETIC PERMIT FORM
pdf  2010-2011 STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE
Note: This is a Blanket Term Non-Renewable Accident Policy - It is a Limited Benefit Policy

Reading Level Information
Lexile student reading level information www.lexile.com

Bike Safety
pdf Bike Safety Information

Preventing Sexual Harassment - Parent Guide
pdf PARENT GUIDE       Provided by the Iowa Dept. of Education.

Life Skills Training - 7th & 8th graders
www.lifeskillstraining.com
Our 7th and 8th grade students participate in a Life Skills training program.

LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

Developed by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, a leading prevention expert, LifeSkills Training is backed by over 20 scientific studies and is recognized as a Model or Exemplary program by an array of government agencies including the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Internet Awareness
This might be a good time to review internet safety tips with your child. We are aware that some of our students are posting pictures, videos, personal information, etc on several internet sites. Some of our students frequent sites such as www.myspace.com, www.youtube.com, and www.facebook.com just to name a couple. Our intent is to not alarm anyone but to inform you and suggest that if you have not had a discussion of internet safety with your child, you should. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of us. A good site to learn more about internet safety is called NetSmartz and information can be found at http://www.netsmartz.org/.

› READ MORE ABOUT INTERNET SAFETY

Cutting?
Injuring yourself on purpose by making scratches or cuts on your body with a sharp object - enough to break the skin and make it bleed - is called cutting.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AT: www. kidshealth.org


CCA Food Bank
If you are in need food assistance from the CCA Food Bank call TJ or leave a message at 545-4490

School Safety
Violence can happen anywhere. While schools are overwhelmingly safe and nurturing places for students, we have taken additional steps in Clear Creek Amana to provide as many safeguards as we can to keep our schools safe learning environments for all. CCA is using a combination of strategies to support school safety; some of the plans and precautions we have in place are highlighted below.

  • Our school district and each school building have school safety and emergency response plans in place. These plans were developed with input from the Critical Incident Response Team at Grant Wood AEA and community agencies such as law enforcement, public health and safety.

  • Safety plans, protocols, and warning signs have been recently reviewed with school staff.

  • We will continue with our strategies to help students feel connected to school, to their teachers and to each other.

  • We will continue to ask that all adults volunteering in our schools complete the orientation and screening program.

  • Adults in our schools are asked to either wear staff identification badges or a visitor name badge.

  • Schools will have limited entry points and we will conduct periodic emergency response drills.

As parents, you, too, can play a critical role in maintaining a safe learning environment at school. Six suggestions from The Center for the Prevention of School Violence include the following:

  • Know your children. This means being aware of your child’s typical behavior patterns so that you can recognize when behaviors change. This allows for identification of warning signs.
  • Explain to your children what the facts are about school safety. Be prepared to talk with your children about the steps our schools are taking to promote safety.
  • Explain the odds. The chances of being killed in schools are less than one in a million according to the US Department of Education. It is important to explain to children that schools are typically safe environments.
  • Explain that everyone has a responsibility for making schools safe -- even children. Everyone should take responsibility. If a child sees inappropriate behavior or hears about the possibility that such behavior might happen (e.g., hears that someone is going to bring a gun to school), the child has a responsibility to tell an adult at school or the parent him/herself.
  • Explain that violence is not an acceptable solution to problems the children may be experiencing. Parents need to explicitly address this because of the many messages that children are exposed to from various components of society which communicate that violence may be an appropriate response. It is important that parents articulate that violence is wrong.
  • Demonstrate that you are ready to listen. Parents should ask questions about how their children are feeling about the safety of their schools, and they should ask their children about behaviors (e.g., are there places at school they avoid because they don't feel safe?). When asking the questions, it is then important that parents actively listen to the answers. If concerns are raised, parents need to follow up with the schools and keep their children informed about what is being done.

Keeping Our Schools Safe
America’s schools are among the safest place to be on a day-today basis with less than one percent of all violent deaths of children occurring on school grounds. Nevertheless, sudden acts of violence remind us once again that no community can be complacent in its efforts to make its schools even safer. For this reason, we are providing excerpts of the federal publication, A Guide to Safe Schools, as a reference. Please use the information below to join with us in our efforts to keep all of our children safe.
Keeping our schools safe guide »

Iowa Sex Offender Registry
Search the online registry at www.iowasexoffenders.com. The information is provided from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry to the public pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 692A. The purpose of this information is to allow members of the public a means to protect themselves from individuals who have committed an offense that requires registration on the Sex Offender Registry.

Note: Most sex offenders are not on the registry. Many sex offenders commit acts of sexual abuse for an average of 13 years before they are caught, if they are ever caught. Also, sexually aggressive offenses are sometimes plea-bargained down to an offense that does not meet the Sex Offender Registry criteria.

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