April Newsletter

Updated April 24, 2023

Family Forum

Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30-6:30pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

We will be in person since there is an event immediately following

  • Teacher Appreciation Week Mon, May 8, 2023 - Fri, May 12, 2023
  • Approve minutes from March Meeting
  • Spring Activities
  • Drama Production June 7th and 8th
  • Online Store open until May 5
  • Concession Stand Tour (Weather Permitting)
  • Volunteer Ushers for Graduation
  • Biology MCAS Prep

  • Admissions and Parent Orientation for Incoming Ninth Graders

  • Outstanding Vocational Student of the Year

  • Superintendent's Academic Excellence Award

The College Application Process for Parents of Juniors follows immediately in our presentation space after the Family Forum.

College Application Process For Parents of Juniors and Juniors

Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

College Application Process for Parents of Juniors

On Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:30 pm, CCT will host a parent and student night to discuss the college application process. Topics will include trends in college admissions, how to begin the college search, and will touch upon financial aid. Please note, there is a separate financial aid night that will take place in the fall.

Elizabeth Connelly, a representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will be your host. There will also be a bonus guest representative from College Planning Cape Cod to provide information for juniors and their families regarding financial guidance and analysis on how to fund your college education. You can’t afford to miss this event!

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Sad News in the Community

You may have heard that D-Y Principal Dr. Paul Funk Jr. passed away suddenly. Dr. Funk was loved by the entire Dennis-Yarmouth Community and impacted many students. Many of our Dennis and Yarmouth students and families had close ties with Dr. Funk. He will be dearly missed. There will be an opportunity for the community to say goodbye on Saturday, April 22, 9 am-12 pm at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA.

You may click here for his obituary: https://shepherdfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/6976/Paul-Funk-Jr/obituary.html?fbclid=IwAR1x_xRmAjgEVoeoVWu5ePcx-G1a5WWQ2dkALpCIzSHnkHR98fo4gPzaHHs

letter to parents

Hello Cape Cod Tech Community,

April is here. That means warm weather and sunshine is right around the corner... in July!

We have some exciting events between now and then. We have our Honors Breakfast for students who made honors and their parents on April 4th and 7th. On April 4th we will honor Mark Coleman as our Superintendent Academic Scholar Receipant for 2023. Then, on April 14th we will honor Ana Rolfe as our Oustanding Vocational Student of the Year. We look forward to these events as we shine a light on our deserving students.

We do have school on Friday, April 7th.

Please remember, the April break is April 17-21. The school will be closed.

The National Technical Honor Society will hold a Silent Auction on April 11th. The funds raised will be supporting two charities. The Seniors will be supporting Independence House. The Juniors will be supporting the MSPCA/ARL. Please join us for this wonderful event. More information will be coming shortly.

Parents, we use SchoolBrains for our Student Recordkeeping. This system allows parents to review up-to-date grading, attendance, and other information that will help you support your student. If you do not have access, please contact us at assistance@capetech.us

I have included a calendar for you so that you can prepare for upcoming events and evenings, just click the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: bterranova@capetech.us or at (508)432-4500 ext 2000.

Thank you,

Mr. Terranova

April Calendar

4/4-4/6 FFA State Competition

4/4 Honors Breakfast last name A-K

4/7 Honors Breakfast last name L-Z

4/11 NTHS Silent Auction

4/11 Curriculum Sub 4:30

4/17-4/21 Spring Break

4/25 Family Forum 5:30

4/25 College Application Process 6:30

Recognize these items?

These items are in the lost and found. If you recognize somthing, please have your child pick it up in the main office. Items not claimed will be donated.
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MCAS Testing Schedule - Spring 2023

10th Grade Math May 16 & 17

9th Grade Biology June 6 & 7

MCAS Resources for Parents

Click here for MCAS testing resources for parents including:

· Why testing matters

· Test Questions and Practice Tests

· Student Work and Scoring Guides

· MCAS results

· Family guides to the Massachusetts learning standards

· Understanding MCAS Test Results

· MA Graduation Requirements and Related Guidance

· Grade 10 Annotated Parent/Guardian Reports

· MCAS-Related Scholarships

Thank you for your interest, and for all you do to support your child's education.

Tiered Focused Monitoring Review

During the week of April 3, 2023 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE’s) Office of Language Acquisition (OLA) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.

The Office of Language Acquisition reviews each district’s and charter school’s ELE program every six years to monitor compliance with federal and state English learner education laws and regulations. Areas of review will include English learners’ student assessments, identification of English learners; what programs English learners are placed in, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, licensure requirements for faculty, staff and administration, program plans, and evaluation and recordkeeping.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The district will send a survey to the parents of students whose records the review team examines. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s English learner education program. Survey results will be reviewed by OLA and they will contribute to the monitoring report.

Parents and other individuals may call Mr. David Parker, Office of Language Acquisition Review Chairperson, at (781) 338-3466 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, DESE will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days of the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the (district or charter school) with a report with information about areas in which the (district or charter school) meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the (district or charter school) requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The report will be available to the public at https://www.doe.mass.edu/ele/cpr/.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Title 1

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Title I is the first part of the federally funded Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I provides the largest source of federal funding for eligible public schools in the nation. Cape Cod Tech meets the requirements for a schoolwide Title I program, meaning that our school receives supplemental funds to provide academic support for all students in addition to resources already provided here. Cape Cod Tech uses these funds to:

  • Provide two Instructional Assistants in the classroom

  • Provide for the school’s Literacy Coach

  • Provide funds for the Cape Tech Summer Remediation Program, including transportation to and from the school

  • Provide funds for curriculum development and evaluation

  • Provide funds for after-school support for all students in ELA, math, science, and history

Following this letter, please find a three-way compact that outlines the many ways Cape Cod Tech staff can work together with families and students to ensure positive outcomes for all students. You may find that discussing this compact with your student helps to renew their focus in completing homework as well as reinforcing the partnership between school and home.

I cordially invite you to Principal Terranova’s virtual Family Forum meeting which will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 5:30pm. At that time, I will share more information about Title I and answer any questions that you may have. Mr. Terranova will share the link to the Google Meet closer to the meeting date.

Please note that Title I is not a special education program. It benefits all students at Cape Tech. I look forward to seeing you on February 28, 2023.

Best regards,

Anne Wagner

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


(508) 432-4500, ext. 3300

2023 Raise in Minimum Wage

Attention students: As of January 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $15.00 an hour. If you are working, please make sure that you are receiving your state-mandated increase.

For more information click here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-minimum-wage

Cape Destinations Job Opportunity

Cape Destination is your home to school transportation company, it is a pleasure to transport your students.

There has been a ongoing critical shortage of school bus drivers on the Cape and across the country as well. Cape Destinations is recruiting folks that would be interested in learning how to drive school buses.

I have worked in this industry on the Cape as a driver, manager and recruiter for the past six years. I learned that some of our best drivers, who enjoy the experience the most, are parents and relatives of students.

We offer paid CDL training to guide you through the certification process and completive pay rates. If you would like to find out more information for yourself or someone you know, I would be pleased to speak with you.

Happy New Year from Cape Destinations.

Jim Gursha - (508) 432-3400

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Late Bus

The late bus is available for all student-athletes and students participating in after-school activities. Students who do not participate in activities will be denied late bus access. Students that stay after school will require a bus pass from their teacher/coach in order to take the late bus home.



EXIT 78 (OLD EXT 9) STOP & SHOP-(Dennis)-down the main driveway, turn left into parking lot

EXIT 75 (OLD EXT 8) STOP & SHOP-(Yarmouth)-at far end past PACKAGE STORE

EXIT 72 (OLD EXT 7) WILLOW ST-CAPE FOOD MARKET-on left (the old 7/11)

RT 132 STAPLES/OCEAN STATE JOB LOT(Hyannis)-middle of plaza

EXIT 68 (OLD EXT 6) & RT 132 BURGER KING-in the front parking lot

RT 149 CASH’S MARKET-(Marstons Mills)-105 Cotuit Rd at the Stop Sign

RT 28 STOP & SHOP-(Marstons Mills)-by the Gazebo on Plaza Rd to Stop Sign

RT 28 AT MAIN ST-(Cotuit)

MASHPEE COMMONS STOP & SHOP-take Great Neck Rd from Rotary, left into plaza, quick left along-side building right turn to the front corner at Bus Stop Sign.

ANDY’S MARKET ON RT 151-425 Nathan Ellis Highway, pull into right side of market


BREWSTER-Ferretti’s Market-501 Underpass Rd

CHATHAM-CVS Chatham on Main St

ORLEANS-Shaw’s Supermarket at Skaket Corners-at the RTA Bus Stop Sign in front

EASTHAM-opposite of the Superette by the Fire Station

WELLFLEET-Dunkin Donuts on left on Rt 6, by the RTA Bus Stop Sign

TRURO-Truro Yoga-2 Noons Drive in N.Truro-just past the police/fire station

PROVINCETOWN-Stop & Shop on Shank Painter Rd

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The state expects a 95% rate for student attendance. We want to achieve a higher rate for the year. We can do this, but students need to come to school everyday. Over the last two years our attendance policy has been more lenient than in the past. This year we will be re-instituting the policy to the fullest extent. Our expectation is that you will follow future employer's expectations. Remember, your boss will expect you at work everyday, and so will your co-workers. Build healthy habits now. Come to school because we want you here!


If a student is not present in the class/ shop at the time attendance is taken in the morning, they will be marked tardy and will have to report to the main office for a tardy pass. Accumulation of excess tardies as defined in the student handbook will result in disciplinary action. Being on time is an employability skill. Cape Cod Tech not only trains students in skills specific to their technical area but CCT also teaches professionalism and employability skills to the standards of the industries in which they represent.

Please see below a quick link to our attendance policy as well as other important information about attendance.

Attendance, Tardy, and Dismissal Policy