Charger Update- September 27, 2022
Early Dismissal for Professional Development
This is a reminder of our early dismissal for professional development on Wednesday, September 28. School will be dismissed two hours early so teachers and staff members can meet with Heartland Area Education Agency facilitators to learn about best practices in de-escalation strategies. Teachers will meet at the AC/GC Junior High and AC/GC High School for collaboration and training.
Congratulations to the High School Student Council on a fun and successful homecoming week! Festivities took place throughout the week including dress up days, a parade, pep rally, and a home football victory on Friday night. During halftime of the game, Cooper Tunik and Audrey Franzeen were crowned king and queen! Congratulations to all Chargers who helped make homecoming week a success for our students and community!
It’s hard to believe, but we are over halfway through our fall sports seasons. Cross country, volleyball, and football will soon be competing in their final regular season competitions and entering tournament play. It’s been a fun and exciting start to the year watching our teams and coaching staff compete. Good luck to the coaches and athletes as they finish strong with their fall sports seasons!
Also, good luck to our High School Marching Band as they compete in Carroll for the 65th annual Carroll Band Days parade competition this Saturday! The Parade starts at 10:30 am for those planning to attend Carroll Band Days. Good luck to Mrs. Babcock and our Charger Marching Band!
Busing Students- Adair-Casey
We continue to look for bus drivers for the Adair-Casey School District. With this charger update, I want to prepare our families for the possibility of not having enough bus drivers to complete the morning or afternoon routes if we have a sick or absent driver. Currently our transportation department is running with no additional or substitute drivers. That being said, there is a chance we will need to double up a route in the mornings, or afternoons, if we are missing a driver due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. Parents and guardians will be notified through Infinite Campus about a delay in pick-up or drop-off times. Double routes or an alternative means of transportation (suburbans) will be used to transport students if we are faced with a lack of bus drivers.
Currently we are looking for ways to reduce our bus routes from six to five routes in the mornings, allowing for flexibility and the ability to cover a route when a bus driver is absent. Those interested in helping out as a bus driver (route, substitute, or activity) are encouraged to apply at www.teachiowa.gov. Please contact the school at 641-746-2241 if you have any questions.
Sue Plagman passed away surrounded by her family at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on Friday, September 16. For the last two years Sue worked in the kitchen preparing meals and serving our students at A-C Elementary and AC/GC Junior High. In addition to working in the kitchen, Sue helped our custodial staff after school and in the summer maintaining the classrooms and hallways of the elementary and junior high buildings. Sue’s smile and joyful attitude will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with Sue’s family and friends during this most difficult time.
Yours in education,
Mr. Josh Rasmussen