Welcome Back Letter
Dear Parents and Guardians of Cape Cod Tech Students,
I would like to welcome back your student as I am thrilled for the final full school year in the original Cape Cod Regional Technical High School building. As we ready for the next phase for technical education on Cape Cod, our school community will prepare for the transition. In order to allow for Brait Builders Construction to complete this project ahead of schedule, they have asked that we finish the 2019-2020 school year as early as possible. Therefore, school will begin prior to Labor Day on Thursday, August 29th for students. We will start in a Maroon week, so students should come prepared for their respective classes. (Maroon week: 9/11 in academics; 10/12 in shop) We have also moved the annual October Professional Development Day to August so that we limit the amount of days needed to complete the school year. This will allow us to finish school on June 12, 2020, barring any snow days. A School Calendar is included in the link below.
Parents, the calendar is not the only way we need to prepare. The vision of the new building and school community will focus on developing collaborative and relevant small learning communities with integrated technical and academic subjects. The new facility invites teachers to collaborate on a more global scale where their instruction will consistently engage your student to achieve at a high level. We developed our instructional model to position your students to learn 21st century skills, especially the “four C’s”, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking, while simultaneously meeting standard curriculum goals. In other words, we want to prepare your student for their future.
This vision is not something that is easily accomplished just by moving into a new facility. Our staff will need to learn to collaborate and integrate their curriculums, as well as find the best entry points to do so in the future. Therefore, we are putting much emphasis on continuous professional development to ensure that we cultivate this collaborative learning environment. As you will see we will continue our once a month Monday 2-hour early dismissals. However, we have also introduced a 1-hour early dismissal on designated Wednesdays during the course of the year. This time for collaboration will allow faculty and staff to foster and implement new learning opportunities for your child.
This is an exciting time for our community. In less than 12 months we will be moving into “The New Cape Cod Tech.” I look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. However, I want to assure you that we will continue to focus on the present to ensure that your student achieves success this year as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (508)432-4500 ext 216.
The science of construction through the construction of science.
Where champions will be made: future cardio and weight room
A view through the Transportation Academy
A view through the Construction Academy
The future cafeteria & courtyard
DVC and their view of the water tower. I wonder if they could add some color to it!