CCT's Post February Break Update
February Update- 2/21/2021
It is important that we remain vigilant against this virus. Parents, please continue to check your students' health before sending them to school. Students, please remain cognizant of keeping six feet apart from others at all times. This six-foot threshold not only keeps you safe, but it is our "measuring stick" if someone has contracted Coronavirus in determining if you or others are a close contact. Therefore remember six feet not only keeps you safe but also keeps you in school. Also remeber
- If you traveled out of state this past week you must follow Massachusetts Travel Guidelines. All continental states are considered high risk and therefore, students must adhere to quarantine or testing protocols to reenter the school building. Here is a link to MA travel Orders: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order NOTE: If you travel or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wahtola School Nurse at 508-432-4500 ext 2187.
- If your child is not feeling well, do not send them to school. Click here for a wellness check guide for your convenience: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g3sYZH628mxk6KoAK4G3qHxrlo4sBB6g/view If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wahtola School Nurse at 508-432-4500 ext 2187
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released school report cards. Accountability data is based on 2018-19 MCAS results, as the state did not administer the MCAS last year. Please find ours below to see how Cape Cod Tech is doing.
Parents, please stay up to date on your student's academic and technical performance by logging in to our SchoolBrains Community Portal. Click here: https://community.schoolbrains.com/capecodtech_community If you need a "how-to" on accessing it, click here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DM6_WrNLPrv9bjkPfCGfAmRksnDMfTg7/view If you need to touch base with your student's teachers, here is a link to the teachers' directory. Staff Directory Please reach out.
Below you will also find the Updated 2021 School Calendar for the remainder of the year...we hope. Below the 2020-2021 calendar, you will find the February and March Blue/Yellow Cohort Calendar.
Parents and guardians, pleae review this with your student daily before sending to school.
New Schedule For February 22 -February 26th
February Break February 15-19 NO SCHOOL
February 22-26 Gray Cycle
9th and 11th Graders: In School (at CCT) Shop
- Every day attend shop from 8 am -1 pm
10th and 12th Graders: In School (at CCT) Academic Classes every other day from 10 am - 3 pm
The following cohorts attend in-person on each scheduled day:
- Feb 22: Blue Academic Cohort
- Feb 23: Yellow Academic Cohort
- Feb 24: Blue Academic Cohort
- Feb 25: Yellow Academic Cohort
- Feb 26: Blue Academic Cohort
At-home learners will follow the shop or academic schedule according to their grade level.
Bus Schedule Changes
We slightly altered some of the bus schedules. Please visit the link below for the new schedule beginning February 1.
Cape Cod Tech's 2020 School Report Card
Influenza Vaccination Requirement Removed
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.
DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.
The updated schedule can be found here.
Click this button for an overview of how you can access our Community Portal and review your student's grades, attendance, and other information.
New Look on The Website
MCAS Information For Parents of 11th Graders
October 21, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians of Members of the Class of 2022:
As you are likely aware, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures for in-person learning this past spring resulted in the cancellation of state-mandated English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics MCAS tests for your sons and daughters this past spring. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently released the schedule to the right for testing the affected students during this 2020 - 2021 school year.
After careful consideration, the Cape Tech English Department is unanimous in recommending that your sons and daughters participate in the Next-Gen Computer-based MCAS test administration during the period from May 18 - May 27. The Cape Tech Administration is in agreement with this recommendation. However, it is necessary for parents/guardians to opt-out of the January 2021 test administration if your child will test in May 2021.
Following, please find a link to a Google Form where you are asked whether or not you wish to opt-out of the January 2021 testing as recommended.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to the form. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
(508) 432- 4500, ext. 3300
Blue Academic Cohort consists primarily of students whose last names begin with the letters A-K
Yellow Academic Cohort consists primarily of students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z.
School Bus Protocol
I recently reached out to DESE in regards to this protocol, and they shared the following information:
DESE recommends opening windows at least several inches and that students wear layers of warm clothes so that windows can remain open.
What do I do if I need to quarantine?
If you need to quarantine due to travel, proximity to a person ill, or possibly even a positive test result, please continue to access your learning remotely. This is not an option. If you do not access your classes (academic or technical) remotely you will receive 0 for the expected work and be marked absent.
If you are isolating due to illness, a counselor will speak to your parent or guardian and make a plan.
Cape Cod Tech Athletic Plans
The Mayflower League (our athletic league) has decided to pause on Fall Athletics until early March.
The decision is to move season dates as follows:
Fall: March 10, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Spring: May 5, 2021 - June 25, 2021