Cape Cod Tech Schooling Update

Updated June 23, 2020

Report Cards Are Available Via School Brains

To access report cards online, please see the information below.


Due to not having a building, mailing capabilities, access to printing materials, and high-efficiency printers our Final Report Cards will be made available online. (The old Cape Cod Tech will be coming down in a few days.) If you would like a hard copy mailed home please complete the form below the section for SchoolBrains tutorial. We will print one and mail it to the address we have on file.

3rd Trimester and Final Grades and Report Cards

3rd Trimester grades were posted to SchoolBrains. Please visit your student's SchoolBrains Community Portal by clicking here. A "How to" tutorial is found below.

Reports cards will be available on SchoolBrains only!

Last Message of the school year.... maybe.....

To All

What a long voyage we have been on this year. As we finish up grading and get report cards out to folks we have good news and we have not so good news. First, the good news, over 2400 grades have been increased due to the hard work of students to stay engaged while out of the building. That means students earned a letter grade and brought up their grades for the entire year. Great job. I was shocked by that number and proud of our students who put in the work to make sure they did well.


Unfortunately, we also had to issue at least 300 NC or no credits. The grade NC (no credit) means the student did not achieve 50% or higher for effort and participation during Trimester 3. For Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies and Shop/Theory classes, work must be made up to avoid credit reduction. To remedy this, students who complete outstanding work by August 3rd will receive full credit. Letters will be mailed home with more information about credit recovery. Students who fail to complete outstanding work will receive only partial credit and will need future credit recovery to graduate. You can find our graduation requirements in your student's agenda book or online at www.capetech.us


We will hopefully be mailing report cards out early next week. Due to our shift in grading, grades need to be manually entered as opposed to uploaded from the system, so it is taking some time to complete. We will let you know when you can access your student's report card electronically and when we send them out.


At this time we do not know what next year will look like. The Commissioner of Education and possibly the Governor will be releasing school opening parameters at the beginning of next week. We will take those and make sure we have a plan to keep your students safe when they come to school.


I will update parents with those plans and a school calendar once we have them ready. I will try to stay in communication with all of the community members over the summer. In the meantime, take a look at the summer reading listed below. Get it done early because sooner than you know it we will be back in school.



Otherwise, I hope everyone has a safe and happy summer.


Sincerely,

Mr. Terranova

Work Permits

Students will need to complete work permits by email. Here is the link to the application form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ik_qi76TVibA1pyTVP-qsbczFAedcQvVAVq--mTh3nk/edit?usp=sharing


Or here is a pdf

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pZO7261o2ZoiYz332Yn3rUovnxHMm3W/view?usp=sharing

or another pdf

https://www.capetech.us/cms/lib/MA01907514/Centricity/Domain/24/Work%20Permit%20Application.pdf


Instructions:

Step 1. - Open and copy the google form or download the pdf. Complete work page 1 and 2 of permit application


Step 2. For Google form type the information/ for the pdf print, complete, scan and email to Ms. Mullen jmullen@capetech.us


Step 3. - Ms. Mullen will need to verify by phone with employer, parent/ guardian and physicians office (for 14 & 15 year-olds only)

Step4. - Ms. Mullenwill email the work permit back to student and employer, once it has been approved.


If student is 14 or 15 they will need doctor's office to approve the student is medically able to do the job.


Mrs. Mullen

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA 02645

jmullen@capetech.us

Tel: 508-432-4500 x 214 (May not be working right now due to construction.)

June 8th

To All,

I know these past few weeks have been difficult for all. I echo the words of Mr. Sanborn from last week. It is important that our community works together to rid our environment of hate. If you need support please reach out. We know it is not easy to navigate these waters alone, that is why we have each other.


There is only a week and a day left. I am reaching out tonight to encourage all of our students to make that final push to get work into their teachers so they make it over their closest threshold- no credit to credit, credit to B, B to A-, and A- to A+. This is the last 6 days of school. We want all students to at least earn credit for the third trimester, those that do not will be required to complete summer school to complete their credits for graduation. (We recently had to hold several diplomas from seniors who did not complete their work, please do not be part of that group.) We know you can do this, we believe in you and we will not give up on you.


Ms. Delude did a great video to explain the Grading Chart. Please take a few minutes to watch.


Be safe,

Mr. Terranova

CCT Grade Breakdown

June 1st Message From Superintendent Sanborn

To All Members of the Cape Cod Tech Community,

Since March 13th, we have been out of school in the virtual world and the unity and compassion of our staff and community has shown brightly serving our students and our neighbors. However, on top of the pandemic, current events now confront us with an even stronger enemy, hate. Cape Cod Tech prides itself in being a safe haven for all. Though sometimes we fall short, we are committed to preserving and strengthening our tradition of inclusion. Hate cannot flourish in this environment, a place where all are welcome and individual differences are viewed as a strength that binds us all together. The senseless murder of George Floyd one week ago in Minnesota and the ensuing violence over the last several days across our country were jarring and upsetting to watch for our students and no doubt for the adults in their lives. In the following days, months and years, we can all play a small part in trying to heal with the help of our family, friends, teachers and neighbors. To our Cape Cod Tech families please don’t hesitate to reach out to a Cape Cod Tech staff member for assistance if your child is struggling with the emotions of the last several days.

Thank you, Superintendent Bob Sanborn

Good Evening Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope all are well. We have completed two months since we were in school. With the Governor's message today, I hope we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. I think it is clear that even if we exit the tunnel soon, it will be a completely different world. I hope everyone stays safe now and in the future.


I do wish we had more guidance from DESE about MCAS, as I know that is a question on everyone's mind. Once we hear, you will hear. They are currently focusing on competency determinations for the current senior class.

Students and their families should reach out if you need anything. You can contact us via email through our directory (Click here) or call my office at 508-432-4500 ext 215.


Stay safe,

Mr. Terranova

Video of Most of Last Week's Virtual Parent Meeting

I neglected to hit the record button. I apologize. Mr. T

Graduation Plans for Class of 2020

This link also includes a summary of the Senior Class and Parent Virtual Class Meeting.

Senior Signout and Book and Chromebook Drop Off

It’s senior sign out week. That means at the end of the week, seniors will be receiving an electronic form showing whether they are passing all their classes and receiving credit for Term 3. Teachers will sign-off students including whether they returned their books and Chromebooks. Other obligations like library books, outstanding financial obligations, and athletic uniforms are included.

Drop off for books, Chromebooks, payment or anything else will take place this Thursday and Friday in the parking lot in front of the greenhouse at Roots and Roses. Students should not drop off anything they still need to complete their studies. It is OK to turn in needed items later.

Most students will be signed out on Friday, but sometimes it takes longer than that.

Drop off procedure:
Students should make a list with their names and all the books they are dropping off including the name of the teacher to whom the books are being returned. If there are books from a previous year, that should be noted. The list should be placed with the items in a paper or plastic bag if possible. Students should wait in their cars in line (if there is one). When it is your turn in line, you will get out of your car and place your items on a table as instructed. Face masks must be worn.

Drop off hours are 7:00 am to 2:00 pm this Thursday and Friday, May 21st and 22nd.

Cape Cod Tech will be following the grading guidelines in the attached document. In accordance with guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Cape Cod Regional Technical High School developed the following grading procedure. Please see linked file for the grading procedure. We will discuss this at the upcoming Parent Meetings: The 12th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting on May 7th at 6:30 and The 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting on May 13th at 6:30. Please RSVP for these events below.


Click here for the Cape Cod Tech Grading Procedure for Covid-19


We also understand that some students may be struggling with specific subjects. In addition to the support that students' teachers are providing on a daily basis, we are offering English Language Arts and Mathematics help sessions. Please email the help session teachers who will set up an individualized Google Meet.

English - Ms. Sarabia / ksarabia@capetech.us

or

Mr. Stockwell / cstockwell@capetech.us

Math - Mr. Van Saders / dvansaders@capetech.us

DESE Letter to Families and Students

Commissioner Riley shared this letter for families.

May 12th Schooling Update

Good Evening Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope everyone is well. This is a short but essential message.

Three very important pieces of information listed below:


  1. Virtual Parent Meeting Tomorrow Night (5/13)at 6:30 pm, RSVP below. Only RSVPs invited- invites sent 2 hours before the event.
  2. The College Application Process for Tenth and Eleventh Grade Parents and Students Tomorrow Night (5/13) at 5:30 pm, RSVP below. Only RSVPs invited- invites sent 2 hours before the event.
  3. Last Day To Pick Up Personal Items is Thursday, May 14th. That is in two days!!!!



Please RSVP and attend the meeting and get your personal items. See you soon!!!

Mr. Terranova

9th-11th Graders Virtual Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 13th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Parents, the RSVP for this event is closed. Please email Mr. Terranova (bterranova@capetech.us) and he will try to get you into the meeting.


NOTE: 5:30 -6:30 there will be a College Application Process Meeting for parents of current Sophomores and Juniors. You must RSVP for each event separately. See below for more information.

Agenda


  • Online Learning
  • Picking Up Personal Items
  • Shop hours and student licensing
  • Grades, grading
  • Contacting my student's teacher
  • New Building Update
  • Parent Q & A Forum
RSVP for The College Application Process

The college application process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Please join our live zoom event to learn how to begin the college search, tackle admissions requirements, and discover useful resources to help with this process.

Pick Up Personal Items From School

Dear Students,


You may now make short appointments to come get your things. This requires two steps:


1) Fill out the online form that has already been sent several times. You have probably already done this. If you haven’t, here it is.


2) Book a time to come in. You can grab a time slot by clicking here. If the time slot you want is not available, we can still probably accommodate you. Email your desired date and time to book@capetech.us. These appointments assume you can come collect your things on foot and carry them out of the building with a trip or two. Heavy equipment, vehicles, etc, should be arranged through an instructor or administrator.


3) Come to the school ten minutes before your appointment and stop at the white tent in the parking lot to have your temperature taken along with anyone you bring to assist you. If your temperature is normal, proceed. If you have a fever, go home and contact us. We will make appropriate arrangements. Plan to come into the building alone. If you need someone to help you, like a family member, bring them, but only if it is absolutely necessary. Otherwise ask them to wait in the car.


4) Come to the East End Entrance at the appointed time and wait outside for a staff member to escort you. You must wear face covering and maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. If there is a line, abide by the ground markings to ensure proper distancing.

Email from May 4, 2020

12th Graders and their parents/guardians Virtual Meeting

Thursday, May 7th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

This event has been closed. Please email Mr. Terranova bterranova@capetech.us, and he will try to send an invite prior to the event.

Agenda


  • Senior Signs
  • Caps and Gowns
  • Graduation
  • Senior Awards
  • Prom
  • Senior Signout
  • Senior Dues
  • Senior Project
  • Grading
  • Picking up Personal Items
  • Contacting my student's teacher
  • Parent Q & A Forum


Parents and Guardians must RSVP to be invited to the event. All students will be invited.

To The Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope everyone is well. Below you will find some updates and information to support your child for the next week or more.

I do want to share a couple of quick updates:


  • Trimester Grading Procedures are listed below
  • Tuesday, May 5th (Tomorrow) is Teacher Appreciation Day. Please send a note or email to faculty and staff in appreciation of their support.
  • Two parent meetings are coming up: May 7th 12th Grader Parent Meeting, May 13th 9th,10th & 11th Grader Parent Meeting. RSVP below.


Stay safe.


Thanks,

Mr. Terranova

April 29th Schooling Email: Everything below here was sent 4.29.2020 or earlier.

To All Members of the Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope everyone is healthy and well in your homes. We have heard of students and/or their families being diagnosed with the virus. Let's keep everyone who is being affected directly by this virus in our hearts and minds. Students and their families should reach out if you need anything. You can contact us via email through our directory (Click here) or call my office at 508-432-4500 ext 215.


I am sharing some spirit week photos below. I hope you enjoy, I know I did. We would have liked to see a little more participation.... I am taking the blame..... I didn't call you enough. I guess everyone needs my nightly reminders of what the next day of spirit week would be to help show your pride. Well, don't worry because we will have another spirit week in the near future where I will call you every night. (Miss me yet?)


I also shared a video of one of our Senior Parades. Teachers, admin, and staff broke the Cape up by areas and towns and planted signs in front of all 12th grader's homes to let them know we love them and miss them. This was just one of the many parades that took place on April 28th! I hope you enjoy.


We do have some other information below to help parents/guardians and students. Please review.

As always, stay safe

Cape Tech Senior Signs
Having trouble with locating Google Assignments? Click

Here is a video for students and parents on navigating Google Classroom. It was created by Ms. Fitch, CCT's Technology Integration Specialist.

Need to keep track of email notifications for Classroom

Here is a video for students on keeping track of Google Classroom notifications in your email account. It was created by Ms. Fitch, CCT's Technology Integration Specialist.

April 21st Schooling Email: Everything below here was sent 4.21.2020 or earlier.

To All Members of the Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope everyone is healthy and well at your homes. Students and their families should reach out if you need anything. You can contact us via email through our directory (Click here) or call my office at 508-432-4500 ext 215.


Class meetings were held last week, and I have included a summary of information shared with students below this message. Please see what you may have missed.


One question kept coming up, and with today's announcement, I know it will come up even more often. Personal Items Left At School: Students who left items at school, there will be a future date pick up items. If you need something immediately (such as medication), please contact Mr. Terranova at bterranova@capetech.us Otherwise, announcements will be made shortly.


It is Spirit Week. Students should share pictures of themselves with the information below. We look forward to seeing your great pictures in action.


Thank you and stay safe,

Mr. T

Superintendent's Message on April 21, 2020

To All Members of the Cape Cod Tech Community,

This is your Superintendent, Bob Sanborn. As you may have already heard Governor Baker announced that Massachusetts schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. However, Cape Cod Tech continues the educational process through our remote learning environment. It is imperative that your student continues accessing their work and their teachers during this time for educational as well as social-emotional reasons. As you know the last day of school is now June 15th for students and our amazing seniors' last day is May 22nd! Cape Cod Tech's mission carries on...but online. We will be in touch over the next several weeks with information about end of year activities especially as it pertains to our seniors so stay tuned for virtual invitations in the near future. To our seniors, it goes without saying that we did not want your last year at CCT to end this way but your resilience and persistence during these challenging times have been inspiring. Thank you all...

Virtual Spirit Week

  • Virtual Spirit Week: Next week during Spring Break. Students will dress up and share pictures by 12 pm on the listed day. Email pictures to crusaderspirit@capetech.us The class that has the most spirit gets a special prize.

To All Members of the Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope this announcement finds you healthy and safe. We have recently polled our faculty and parents and the overwhelming majority want to cancel April vacation to get out four days earlier in June. This afternoon our school committee met and voted to change the school calendar eliminating April vacation this school year. These added days will be part of the Gold Cycle. This means school will end for students on June 15th. I apologize for the short notice, so please reach out to our school if this change impacts your student's ability to complete their classwork next week. Also keep in mind that next Monday, April 20th is a holiday and there is no school Monday.

Thank you,

Bob Sanborn

Superintendent

April 21-May 1 will be a Gold Cycle.

Big picture

To The Cape Cod Community,

Week five. I hope everyone is well. Please let us know if you need anything. Either reach out via email through our directory (Click here) or call my office at 508-432-4500 ext 215.


Last week we posed the question to parents if we should forgo Spring Break and keep moving forward to shorten the year. Right now we have 200 parents who have voted. If you would like to share your response, please see the email sent on Thursday, April 9. We will close this at 5pm tonight. This will be determined this week and more information sent out ASAP.


Parents and guardians, we continue to need your help and support to ensure your student's education progresses during this unusual time. Please make sure your student continues to check in with their teachers via google classroom to keep the educational process going during this extended break from our school. Student participation and effort are mandatory and expected and will be reflected in the 3rd Trimester Report Cards.


Please stay physically active, even if it is just a walk around the block. This will help you mentally get through this challenging time.

Please be safe,

Billy Terranova

MCAS Suspended for Spring 2020

Governor Baker signed legislation on Friday, April 10 suspending MCAS for Spring 2020. The bill allows Commissioner Riley from MA DESE to alter or waive graduation requirements and competency standards for students who are set to complete high school this summer. Superintendent Sanborn will be teleconferencing with Commissioner Riley Tuesday where hopefully more guidance will be provided.

Employment Permits

Students needing employment papers should complete this Employment Permit form and email to Ms. Mullen at jmullen@capetech.us
We Miss You CCT!!!

April 7th Newsletter: Everything below here was sent on 4.7.2020 or earlier

To The Cape Cod Tech Community,

Week four has begun. I wish everyone well as we begin the month of April. I want to thank all the parents that attended the Virtual Parent Meetings held last Thursday. They seemed very successful in providing information and answering questions. If you were unable to join us, a video link to the recorded virtual meeting is available below. Parents requested to have another virtual meeting, as the information was helpful. We will be scheduling another meeting for mid- April.


As I have shared with folks, if you have a specific question or concern, feel free to call my office line and I or someone will call you back. The number is 508-432-4500 ext 215.


Parents and guardians, we continue to need your help and support to ensure your student's education progresses during this unusual time. Please make sure your student continues to check in with their teachers via google classroom to keep the educational process going during this extended break from our school. Student participation and effort are mandatory and expected and will be reflected in the 3rd Trimester Report Cards.


I hope folks will get the chance this week to get outside for a short walk. It is important to keep things in perspective and get away from the news.

Please be safe,

Billy Terranova

Parent/Guardian and Student Notice:

We are now going to begin a remote learning opportunity through the use of video and other online communication. It is important that we continue to respect the privacy of our school community – our teachers and our students. By participating in remote learning, you agree that you may not save, record, share or post this session or any photos from this session. Teachers also agree that they will not save, record, share or post this session or any photos from this session. The rules in school apply to this remote classroom experience. Students must treat each other with respect during our time together and must obey school rules. If you or your parents do not agree with these rules, please disconnect from this session and contact Mr. Terranova at 508-432-4500 ext 215.

Canceled April and Later Events


  • April 2 and ongoing: Spring Advisory Meetings Dates to be announced
  • April 9: Outstanding Vocational Student Awards Banquet Canceled
  • April 14: Soup Bowls For Hunger Postponed until the fall
  • May 1-3: SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference Canceled
  • May 4: FFA State Convention: Canceled
  • Spring Sports Postponed/Delayed until May 4th
  • Late June: Skills USA National Competition- Canceled


March 29th Newsletter: Everything below this was sent March 29, 2020

To the Cape Cod Tech Community,

I hope everyone is well. We are entering our third week of not being on campus. However, learning has continued. With the help of technology, students are still accessing their education and receiving teacher feedback on a daily basis. It will never replace what happens at 351 Pleasant Lake Ave, but it has provided some stability in this chaotic time of life. With the Governor's decision not to return until May 4th, this is going to be a school year to remember.


We have decided to alter the schedule for 10th-grade math and ELA and 9th-grade science. The classes had been meeting every day during academic weeks, but beginning Monday 3/30 will goto odd-even days like other classes. This will allow for a less stressful situation for students.


Parents and guardians, we continue to need your help and support to ensure your student's education progresses during this unusual time. Please make sure your student continues to check in with their teachers via google classroom to keep the educational process going during this extended break from our school. Student participation and effort are mandatory and expected and will be reflected in 3rd Trimester Report Cards.


We have heard from multiple families that they are having bandwidth issues, device sharing issues, no printer access, and just difficulties access online learning. Our teachers and staff understand the difficulties happening at your homes because they are happening at ours too. However, students must access their assignments and let teachers know if they are having difficulty or challenges for any reason.


If you have any questions, please reach out and email or call my office at 508-432-4500 ext 215. We want to answer everything we can. Please understand that questions can not always be responded to right away.


Be safe and be well,

Billy

Superintendent Sanborn's 3/25/2020 Message

To All Members of the Cape Cod Tech Community,

This is your Superintendent Bob Sanborn. As you probably have already heard, Governor Baker has ordered all schools to remain closed through the month of April with a return to school on May 4th at the earliest. Everything we have in place for online education remains. It is essential for all students to check with their teachers via google classroom to keep the educational process going during this extended break from our school. Student participation and effort are mandatory and expected. Our teachers and support staff are going above and beyond to provide an online learning environment and we need the assistance of Cape Cod Tech parents and guardians to ensure your student's education progresses during this unusual time. While the school is closed, our staff is accessible to assist you via email and phone. Thank you and stay tuned in the coming days for further updates. Please stay safe and healthy.
Letter to Parents of Students with an IEP or 504 Plan

March 27, 2020 letter sent by Kate Clemens, Director of Student Services

March 22nd Newsletter: Everything below this was sent March 22, 2020

Parents,

I hope everyone is well and keeping socially distant. Tonight's message is to share that the online work assigned by teachers are formative assessments to gauge student learning and participation while students are out of school. Participation is mandatory and at this point in time will be reflected in all students’ 3rd term report cards. We need your support to ensure students are logging in and completing their work on their Google Classroom. Students must participate in their online learning. We have communicated with families that shared that they do not have internet and have made accommodations for these families. If you do not have the internet and did not receive communication from the school, please contact my office directly at 508-432-4500 ext 215. We will set up other ways to get work for your child. Again, online work participation is mandatory and will be reflected in all students’ 3rd term report cards. Parents, please make sure students are completing their work.
Thank you and stay well,
Mr. Terranova

March 20, 2020 Newsletter: Everything below here was sent on 3.20.2020

Parents and Students,

Again, I hope everyone is well. We have entered Day 5 of our community's Social Distancing. I hope folks are staying healthy and making choices to keep themselves and the entire Cape Cod Community safe. Below is some new information as well as information that was sent on March 17th. I have marked where the March 17th information begins so you can keep up to date on all the changes. (Some information may look like what we sent on Monday, but we made edits or date changes to the information that was shared in that newsletter.) I will continue to use this newsletter with updates so people have all the necessary information at their fingertips.


As I mentioned in my phone message, Mrs. Wahtola our school nurse put together a great message so folks know what to do from a health perspective. Please review and feel free to share this email as this information is pertinent to all.


We will begin our online learning on Monday. Students must complete the assignments by the end of the day or by the determined due date/time by the teacher. These assignments will ensure students are not losing out as the school year is on pause. Parents, please review all assignments with your child and ensure their completion. We have included information below on how you can support your student.



If you have any questions, please email me at bterranova@capetech.us. Please note that administrators and teachers are working remotely, so if you call the school messages may not be returned. Your best way to communicate with school personnel is through email. We are all looking forward to April 7th when Governor Baker has approved our return to school.


Thank you,

Mr. Terranova

Online Learning Will Begin on Monday, March 23rd

Important: Students with no internet

Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access. Please refer to the map below for available public hotspots.

https://wifi.xfinity.com/

Or Call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish


Also:

All CLAMS Cape Cod libraries leave their wifi connection on and open to the public without a password, meaning you should be able to access it from the parking lot or next to the building depending on where the signal is located. If you need internet access, this is an area that is available free to the public.

How do parents ensure that their student is doing his/her work?


A parent can receive daily, weekly, emails with a summary of assignments if the teacher has that feature. Most of our teachers do, and all will resend an invitation this week to parents' emails. Parents must accept this invitation otherwise you can not review the information.

The other way is just to ask for your child's log-in and see what they have done.

March 17, 2020 Newsletter: Everything below here was sent on 3.17.2020

Parents and Students,

I hope everyone is well. This is a tumultuous time for our world. For now, we must remember we can only control what we can control. As we move into this new environment I am trying to keep you up to date on information as I hear it. As a school, we have logistical information that we would like to share. Please use these email updates as your go-to fro Cape Cod Tech information. I will update weekly, possibly even more frequently. This will allow for key information to be available in one place.


Also, anything stated today could change tomorrow.

Educational Opportunities While School is Closed


Cape Cod Tech will be offering online educational opportunities to support student learning and engagement through Google Classroom assignments beginning on Monday, March 23rd. This week our educators will develop assignments and activities to provide your child with educational opportunities while our school is closed. They will begin posting them on their Google Classroom sites for next week. Students should check into their Google Classroom sites to review and complete the assignments.

We have developed the schedule below to help coordinate the work that your child will be expected to participate in during the day.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vLpKwp7qciWWxr2Ycp1rYK2woXQbKi-S/view?usp=sharing

We have limited the amount of work, not to overload them with screen time. We expect that your child should have approximately 3 hours of online work per day. This learning opportunity will not replace the expert teaching that they get on a daily basis. However, it will keep your child engaged for the time being so they are not affected by educational digression during this pause in their education.
Please support your child by checking their Google Classroom and ensuring they are keeping up. Students will submit completed work by uploading it to the site.

We recently had students complete a survey to determine if they had internet at home. If your child shared that they do not have internet, we will mail homework to your address. Please expect these assignments early next week. If you do not receive them or if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Terranova at bterranova@capetech.us


I have also reached out to libraries to see where there is internet in the parking lots of libraries. I am aware that Truro and Sturgis (Barnstable) offer this service. I am waiting to hear from others.

Food Service During School Closures

Free Meals are available!

FREE to all children, eighteen years of age and under

Cape Cod communities are committed to making sure that all students of Cape Cod Tech are fed while school is not is session.

There will be "Grab-and-Go" breakfast and lunches in various towns and in others food distributions. Please refer to each districts website for specific information.


Mashpee - https://www.mpspk12.org/

"Grab-and-Go" breakfast and lunch,

Monday through Friday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Quashnet School - 150 Old Barnstable Rd, Mashpee (Door #8)


Barnstable - https://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/

"Grab-and-Go" breakfast and lunch,

Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Barnstable Intermediate School - 895 Falmouth Rd, Hyannis
  • Barnstable United Elementary - 730 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marston Mills
  • Hyannis West Elementary - 549 West Main St., Hyannis
  • Hyannis Community Center - 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis

Dennis/Yarmouth - Dolphin Drive-Thru https://www.dy-regional.k12.ma.us/

"Grab-and-Go" breakfast and lunch,

Monday through Friday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School - 210 Station Ave, S. Yarmouth
  • Station Ave Elementary School - 276 Station Ave, S. Yarmouth
  • Ezra H. Baker - 810 Rte 28, W. Dennis
  • Marguerite E. Small - 440 Higgins Crowell Rd, W. Yarmouth
  • Mattacheese Middle School - 400 Higgins Crowell Rd, W. Yarmouth
  • Nathaniel H. Wixon School - 901 Rte. 134, S. Dennis


Nauset Public Schools https://nausetdiningservices.org/

"Grab-and-Go" breakfast and lunch,

Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Stony Brook Elementary - 364 Underpass Rd, Brewster (at the front of the school)
  • Orleans Elementary - 46 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans (at the front of the school)
  • Eastham Elementary - 200 Schoolhouse Rd, Eastham (enter the back parking lot where parent drop-off occurs)
  • Wellfleet Elementary - 100 Lawrence Rd, Wellfleet (drive into the first parking lot entrance and pick-up with be near the cafeteria door)


Truro http://www.truromass.org/

Food Distribution - Tuesday's 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • 317 Route 6, Truro


Provincetown http://www.provincetownschools.com/

Food Distribution - Tuesday and Thursday's 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  • 12 Winslow St., Provincetown - pick-up at the gymnasium at Grace Hall parking lot

Ninth Grade Tech and Engineering Students

A message from your science teacher:


Beginning Tuesday, March 24 you will see Tech & Engineering MCAS Reviews posted in google classroom every Tuesday and Thursday until we return to school. This is to prepare you for your MCAS in June and is outside your assigned work.


The Tech & Engineering MCAS Reviews are google forms with 3-5 multiple-choice questions. After you answer the multiple-choice questions, you must type in why you chose your answer. Please READ CAREFULLY and THINK when you answer the multiple-choice questions and when you explain WHY you made that choice.


Please make sure you submit your work in google classroom by the due date.

Your scinecne teachers will be available through email from 10AM - 12PM each day.
Make sure you stay healthy and safe. Keep your hands to yourself and wash them often.

Teacher Availability for Student Questions

Teachers will share with students how they will be available for questions and information. A set time will be shared on Google Classroom with your students. Teachers can always be contacted at their school email address which can be found here: https://www.capetech.us/directory

March and April Canceled/ Postponed/Delayed Events


  • March 11: Student Employment Fair Canceled New Date TBA
  • March 16: Spring Sports Begin Delayed to April 27
  • March 17: Parent Council Canceled New Date TBA
  • March 18: FFA State Convention Postponed New Date May 4
  • March 19: College Information Night and SEPAC Canceled New Date TBA
  • March 24-25: 10th Grade ELA MCAS Postponed New Date TBA
  • March 24: Credit For Life Fair Canceled New Date TBA
  • March 26: School Committee Canceled New Date TBA
  • April 2 and ongoing: Spring Advisory Meetings Canceled no new date
  • April 9: Outstanding Vocational Student Awards Banquet Canceled New Date TBA
  • May 1-3: SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference Canceled New Date TBA


Spring Sports Update from MIAA


Update on Spring Sport Season



March 16, 2020

The MIAA Board of Directors voted today, March 16, 2020, to amend the start of the 2020 spring sports season in light of recent mandates from Governor Baker and recommendations from governing health agencies. The updated start date for the 2020 spring season is April 27, 2020.

Additionally, the MIAA Board of Directors voted to have completion of regular season and tournament games by June 20, 2020 with consideration of June 21, 2020 for weather and facility needs.

Details regarding the structure of the spring season will be addressed by the Tournament Management Committee (TMC). An update will be provided and reviewed by the Board by March 25, 2020.

These decisions are based on available information and are made in the best interest of our student-athletes, schools and communities. These decisions will be revisited and adjusted as needed.

Thank you for your patience while dealing with this very fluid situation. Be well.

Comcast Internet Offerings

Starting Monday, March 16, Comcast is putting two substantial program enhancements in place to help families deal with this crisis:

1. Comcast is offering low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95 a month.

2. Comcast is also increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will remain as the speed of the service going forward. This speed increase will ensure Internet Essentials customers can utilize their Internet service for all their increased needs as a result of this health crisis.

To receive the increased Internet speeds, existing customers will not need to do anything. The new speeds will be rolled out nationally over the next few days.

Comcast will send all new customers a free self-installation kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee.

To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers - 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

What will next year look like?

To be honest, we do not know yet. The DESE just released some guidance for summer school, but most feel things will be different by the end of August. At this point, we are still discussing plans. The Commissioner of Education plans on releasing guidance to schools by mid-June. Once that is released then Cape Cod Tech can make decisions on how we will implement that plan.

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