Cape Cod Tech January e-Newsletter

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Happy New Year!

2020 is the year of vision, and that vision is clear for the opening of the new building.

We have lot's of plans for this year. Keep in touch with all the events this month and year by reading the monthly newsletter; especially since I can not fit all the information in my phone calls.

I want to remind parents that we have an early dismissal at 12:35 on Monday, January 6th as well as a 1:35 dismissals on Wednesday, January 15th and Wednesday, January 29th. These are scheduled Professional Development Days for teachers.

Parents, we use SchoolBrains for our Student Record keeping. 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.

2019-20 Calendar

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: or at (508)432-4500 ext 216.

Thank you,

William Terranova, Principal

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20th

This month we honor Martin Luther King Jr.. On Monday, January 20th school is closed as we observe his birthday. (The actual date of his birth is Jan. 15th.) As we remember and honor his legacy, we should recall his teachings as they may help guide us in this new year. For 2020, I would like to share an MLK Jr quote that can help all of us remember we must work together as a community:

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?

As we move forward as a community and as a nation, I hope that 2020 can be about togetherness.. As King warned us, "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

Winter Is Coming...

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.

January Calendar

  • January 2: School Re-opens
  • January 3: SkillsUSA Student Letter of Intent to Compete in District Competition
  • January 6: 12:35 Student Dismissal
  • January 9: Ninth Grade Non-Trad Day
  • January 13: Senior Pictures Due
  • January 15: 1:35 Student Dismissal
  • January 17: Tri 2 Midterm Maroon
  • January 20: Martin Luther King Day Observed -No School
  • January 29:1:35 Student Dismissal
  • January 31: Tri 2 Midterm Gold

More FFA Success

On December 19, 2019, 5 Horticulture students competed in the MA FFA Turf Management Career Development Event hosted by Upper Cape Tech. Our A Team placed third at the competition. Cassie M. took an individual silver and Ava M. took home a bronze. We are quite proud of these students and their work ethic in preparing themselves for competition. Thank you all for your continued support of Cape Cod Tech FFA.

SkillsUSA Student Letter of Intent to Compete Due January 3rd

All students looking to compete at the SkillsUSA District Competition must complete their intent to compete by Friday, January 3rd.

Ninth Grad Non-Trad Day: Thursday, Jan. 9th

​Our annual Non-Trad activity for ninth grade students is coming up! The purpose of the event is to expose freshman to the real world experiences and opportunities inherent to working in a field that is considered non traditional for a specific gender. Information from this program has been helpful for students who are poised to select which career pathway is suitable for them.

The event is set for the afternoon of Thursday, January 9th. Guest presenters will be grouped together into four teams according to their Academy: Construction, Hospitality, Health and Human Services, STEAM and Transportation. At the event's conclusion, we are planning to have students return to their shops and complete a brief Google survey on the activity.

Year 2020 Raise in Minimum Wage

Attention students: As of January 1, 2020 the minimum wage will increase to $12.75 an hour. If you are working, please make sure that you are receiving you state mandated increase.

For more information click here:

Attendance Matters


That was our 1st trimester attendance rate! That is good, but it needs to be better. Last year our Trimester 1 Attendance Rate was 96.1%. Parents and students we need to work together to get this number up. Attendance matters.

The state expects a 95% rate for student attendance. We want to achieve a 95.9% rate for the year. We can do this, but students need to come to school everyday. No excuses. 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!

After School Academic and Technical Support Lab

Homework Zone

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30 in the Library

Writing Lab

  • Tuesday from 2:45 to 3:45 in Room 304 Ms. Sarabia's room and Thursday in Room 308 Mr. Stockwell's room.

Math Support

  • No matter which Math class you are in, we are here to help every from 2:45 to 3:45 Tuesday in Room 306- Mr. Van Saders' room and Thursday in Room 301- Mr. Wyeth's room.

Science Support

  • Help for Tech and Engineering Lab Science 9 will be available from 2:45 to 3:45 on Tuesdays in Room 319-Ms. Gaffney's Room and Thursdays in Room 1055-Mr. Eaton’s Room.

Parent Council

Parent Council

Participate in your child's education!

Join Cape Cod Tech's Parent School Council and learn about school curriculum, activities, policies and procedures, review academic and shop programs and become an active part of this governing body. We are currently seeking parent representatives. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend whether or not they are a representative.

Parent School Council Meeting Schedule School Year 2019-20.

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 5:30pm

The Hidden Cove

Parents and friends,

Have you visited the Hidden Cove recently? Why not? Come and enjoy all benefits of dining out at 1/2 or even 1/4 of the price!

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