November Newsletter

Updated 11/10/2022

From the Principal

November keeps rolling. It's a busy month. Keep track below of all the exciting events.


Our Online School Store is open. Click the links below. Please order on or before November 19, 2022, to receive your items before December Break.


Our 2022-2023 Calendar is now available below and here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EC4wMhQhVivErRPG005blPLUOqOAXI-P/view?usp=sharing

Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (508)432-4500 ext 2000.


Thank you,
William Terranova

Principal

Family Forum (Parent Council)

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

If you missed the meeting click here for a video recording of the Zoom.

Agenda

  • Approve minutes of the October 18, 2022 meeting
  • Admissions Update
  • Strategic Planning Update
  • Update on Open Positions
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences Dec. 15
  • Tri 1 Honors Event
  • Turkey Bowl
  • Afterschool Support
  • Online School Store
  • Tech Night Results and Suggestions
  • Fall Sports Recap and Banquets
  • Exploratory Phase 2 Choices
  • Winter Sports Sign Ups
  • Other topics of Interest For Future Meetings
  • Adjournment

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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November At A Glance


  • Nov 2: 1-Hour early dismissal for students
  • Nov 3rd: Tech Night 6:00-8:00
  • Nov 9: 1-Hour early dismissal for students
  • Nov 11: Veteran's Day-NO SCHOOL
  • Nov 12-13: Craft Fair
  • Nov 16: 1-Hour early dismissal for students/
  • Nov 16: Soccer Banquet at 5 pm
  • Nov 20-21: SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference
  • Nov 21: Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country Banquet at 5 pm
  • Nov 22: Tri 1 Maroon ends
  • Nov 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday- NO SCHOOL
  • Nov 30: 1-Hour early dismissal for students

Fall Season Banquets



Soccer: Wednesday, November 16th 5:00 pm


Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country: Monday, November 21 5:00 pm


Football: Thursday, December 8 6:00 pm

Tech Night

Cape Cod Tech needs your help to contact other parents that may have a student in middle school and share with them your experiences with Cape Cod Tech. Please also share that our Tech Night Open House will occur Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00-8:00 pm. If each one of our parents reached out to 2 other parents and told them about Tech Night on Thursday, November 3rd more students and their parents may have the opportunity to see what Cape Cod Tech offers.

Holiday Craft Fair

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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.


THE CAPE COD TECH AFTER SCHOOL LATE BUS RUNS THE "SPINE" OF CAPE COD STOPPING AT PUBLIC AREAS CLOSE TO EXITS OR PUBLIC SHOPPING AREAS.


UPPER CAPE - WEST BOUND LATE BUS


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



LOWER CAPE-EAST BOUND LATE BUS

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

Family Forum

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 5:30pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

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Attendance Matters

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!



Tardy

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

***Below items re-published from previous newsletters***

Dear Cape Cod Tech Students and Families,

Remember school starts at 7:54. Students are dismissed at 2:35. Parents dropping off/picking up, please follow drop off/pick-up signs and traffic patterns when you arrive on campus.


Students who are driving should park in the designated lot, follow the signs. Student drivers will need to register their cars by clicking here or the button below. Please complete the registration below by September 19th.


Parents and guardians, please complete the Emergency Form in the forms section at the bottom.





Our 2022-2023 Calendar is now available below and here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EC4wMhQhVivErRPG005blPLUOqOAXI-P/view?usp=sharing


Remember on Maroon Weeks 10/12 in shop and 9/11 in academics, on Gray Weeks 9/11 in shop and 10/12 in academics.


Bus schedules are below.


This is an exciting time for our community. Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (508)432-4500 ext 2000.


Thank you,
William Terranova

Principal

Bus Schedules

The bus schedules have arrived. Click here, below, or wherever you see "Bus Schedule" and you will land on a pdf for all the bus schedules. Please find the closest stop to your house. If there is an issue, please contact Cape Destinations directly at 508-432-3400.


Click Here For Bus Schedule

Need a locker?

Students needing a locker can come to the Main Office and see Ms. McLoughlin. She is Mr. Consalvi's Secretary. Lockers will be assigned upon request.
Cape Cod Tech Staff Directory

Need to touch base with a teacher, click the button above and search their department.

School Counselors

Wondering who to ask about schedules or information about classes? Our school counselors are available for parents and students. Please feel free to reach out.


Not sure how to use the Community Portal?

Parents and Guardians,

Click here for a link on how to use the Community Portal. This is a step-by-step guide on how to use our SchoolBrains Community Portal. Just follow the directions to access your student's grades, report cards, attendance and discipline reports.

Please Complete Forms Below


Below this section, you will find some forms for you to complete and information to help your student and your family to navigate the year. The emergency form is essential for your student. It allows us to distribute OTC medication and reach other contacts in case of an emergency. In the past, we would have parents complete this on paper. This year we have an easier electronic form. Below the emergency form, you will find links to other forms and documents. For ones that you need to submit, please either print or make a copy, complete the form, sign it, and send it in with your child. If you have any questions, please let us know at 508-432-4500 ext 2000

Emergency Form- Please Complete ASAP

This document must be completed every year for every Cape Cod Tech student. Please complete ASAP to ensure your student's information is up to date.

Medical Authorization Form- Please submit to nurse

Please have the prescriber complete the form and submit to nurse

Non Release of Information

If you DO NOT wish your student’s directory information to be shared by Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, please read, complete, sign and return this form to Cape Cod Regional Technical High School by Friday, September 30

Student Parking Registration

Please complete by September 20th.

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 heading west of CCT do not need to sign up for the late bus. We may request students heading east of CCT to sign up to determine ridership and size of bus transportation.

COVID-19 School Update from DESE


Per the recommendation of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cape Cod Tech will not be instituting a mask mandate or requiring individuals to wear masks for the upcoming year, however masks must still be worn in the nurse's office. Members of our community may decide to wear a mask, or not wear a mask, for any number of reasons. Faculty and staff will support students through this transition and ensure that each personal decision is treated with respect.


Any asymptomatic student who was exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual, regardless of vaccination status, will not be required to stay home. Additional guidance regarding isolation, exposure and symptoms can be found on the www.capetech.us website.


At this time the district, local and state health departments strongly recommend that all staff and students receive a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves from the effects of COVID-19. It is also recommended that staff and students get their flu shots to further reduce the spread of illness and keep students and staff in classrooms.

GOT A JOB? STEPS FOR GETTING A WORK PERMIT

Step 1. - Student prints and completes the work permit application (pages 1 & 2 ). The application form can be picked up in the Superintendent’s Office or can be printed from the school website in both Student or Parent/Forms.

Step 2. Obtain signatures including:

1) employer,

2) physician’s office (*for 14 & 15 year-olds only),

3) parent/guardian, and

4) student.


Step 3. Return completed signature pages to Mrs. Mullen at the Superintendent’s Office before the first class or during lunch period.


Step 4. Mrs. Mullen will type the work permit.


Step 5. - Student and Superintendent sign the Work Permit and student gives it to the employer for their records.