March Newsletter

Updated March 26, 2023

To All:

It is MCAS week. We have quite a few events this week. On Tuesday, tenth graders will be taking their MCAS exam, ninth-graders will be in the shop all day, and twelfth graders will not go to theory as they have their Credit for Life Fair. On Wednesday tenth graders will continue taking their MCAS exam, ninth-graders will still be in the shop all day, and twelfth graders will not go to theory as they have study tables break in the cafeteria. Please review the information below.

Thank you,

Mr. Terranova


English Language Arts - March 27 & 28 (grade 10)

Math - May 16 & 17 (grade 10)

Biology - June 6 & 7 (grades 9)

Ninth-grade students will attend shop all day during the ELA and Math testing days.

Lunch Schedule For MCAS

  • ALL Seniors and students in PE = 1st lunch

  • 9th and 11th graders in shop = 2nd lunch

  • ALL 10th graders only= 3rd lunch

Testing locations - Ninth Grade Academy, Transportation and HHH Academy

Testing time Tuesday - 8:00am - 12:06pm (students remain in testing rooms and will take 3rd lunch)

Extended time - 12:06pm - 2:35pm (Library classroom and Performance Space)

Testing time Wednesday - 8:00am - 11:25pm (students remain in testing rooms and will take 3rd lunch)

Extended time - 12:06pm - 2:35pm (Library classroom and Performance Space)

Tuesday 3/28

  • Tenth graders will be taking their MCAS exam,
  • Ninth-graders will be in the shop all day,
  • Twelfth graders will not go to theory as they have their Credit for Life Fair.

Wednesday 3/29

  • Tenth graders will be taking their MCAS exam,
  • Ninth-graders will be in the shop all day,
  • Twelfth graders will not go to theory as they have study tables in the Cafeteria.

Going to college in the fall (or thinking about it)? Have concerns about maintaining good grades?

Join Us on March 27th

6:00-7:30 pm

For a student and parent presentation

In the CCT Performance Space

Accessing supports for College Success!

This presentation is for all seniors attending college after high school (and those seniors still considering it!)

Doug Terry, Coordinator of the O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support, at Cape Cod Community College, will be presenting to seniors and their parents on the topic of transitioning to college and tips for accessing support for learning success beyond high school.

  • Did you know that every college campus has a variety of supports available for all student learners and that you don’t require an IEP or 504 to access these offerings?

  • Do you have an IEP or 504 and worry about going on to higher education without a support structure in place? Understanding your disability and planning ahead are the keys to a successful college transition. Learn about the process of receiving accommodations in college and the difference in the laws in higher education.

  • This presentation is applicable – whether you plan to attend 4Cs, or will be starting your college journey on a different campus.

  • Mr. Terry will provide an in-person presentation with plenty of time built in for all of your questions!

When: March 27th at 6:00 pm

Where: Cape Cod Tech Performance Space (on the 2nd floor)

What: Accessing support for college success!

Who: Doug Terry, Coordinator of the O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support, at Cape Cod Community College

Family Forum Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, March 21st, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

We will be holding our Family Forum in a virtual setting again this month. Virtual meetings typically bring more participation and this month we will have a presentation on our student attendance.

  • Attendance Presentation
  • Armed Intruder Training & Drill
  • Drama Program
  • Spring Sports
  • Wellness Committee
  • Admissions
  • Prom
  • Senior Activities
  • Other Topics

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Need help completing a FAFSA?

On Saturday, March 18th from 10am-12pm, staff and volunteers will be available both in-person and online to assist you or a family member.

Choose In-Person or Virtual

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Click below for more information.

March is Here

Hello Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope everyone is well as we march into March.

Good luck to our Hockey Team as we move into the 2nd round of the playoffs on Sunday at Tony Kent Arena at 3 pm. More info is below.

Also, a reminder for students to sign up for the CCTintramural Basketball Tournament next week. The info is below.

Trimester 2 Report cards are coming in the middle of the month. Please keep an eye out.

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

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: or at (508)432-4500 ext 2000.

Thank you,

Mr. Terranova

March Calendar

  • 3/3 SkillsUSA District 1 Conference
  • 3/5 CCTHockey Playoff Game at Tony Kent @3:00pm
  • 3/6 Faculty Meeting MCAS Training 2:30-4:00
  • 3/8-3/9 ELA MCAS Retests
  • 3/9 District Competition Awards Ceremony
  • 3/14-3/15 Math MCAS Retests
  • 3/14 Curriculum Sub 4:30
  • 3/15 Department PLC 1:50-3:05
  • 3/20 Academy Steering Committee 2:45-3:35
  • 3/21 Family Forum 5:30-6:30
  • 3/22 Academy PLC 1:50-3:05
  • 3/23 School Committee 6:00
  • 3/27 Accessing Supports for College Success 6:00
  • 3/28-3/31 ELA MCAS
  • 3/29 Department PLC 1:50-3:05

MCAS Testing Schedule - Spring 2023

10th Grade English Language Arts - March 28 & 29

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.

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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


If you are interested in track for this upcoming spring, please sign up in this google classroom. Please complete the assignments for the events that you are interested in. Our Athletic Department is ordering equipment and uniforms and needs to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate.

Coach Leonard

Winter Delays and Cancellations

In case of inclement weather this winter that may lead to a delay or closure, you will receive a phone call by the Superintendent when a decision is made. You can also check our website, Facebook, Twitter, text message, app and local tv or radio stations for updates as well.

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:

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