CCTC Newsletter

The R.E.A.D.Y. Release-February 2022

About CCTC

The vision of Caroline Career and Technology Education is to develop students who are R.E.A.D.Y. for College, Career and/or Military.

Dear CCTC Families,

Hello everyone! My name is Courtney Handte and I am the Proud Principal of CCTC. Welcome to Semester Two the 21/22 School Year! Our theme for this school year is, "Be the sunshine!" I challenge all students and staff to be the sunshine to others & themselves! Greet others in a friendly way! When you see someone having a rough day, offer words of encouragement and kindness! If you don't feel like yourself, do something that makes you happy! Shine bright, CCTC!

We have exciting opportunities ahead and I look forward to experiencing them together! We may also experiences some challenges, but through collaboration and cooperation, we can identify barriers impacting student success and problem solve to achieve solutions. Communication is essential, so if you have questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at:


We are so excited to have new students joining our CCTC Programs this semester! Whether students are nervous, excited, or somewhere in between, please follow these tips for a successful experience at CCTC:

  • Students should bring their charged laptops back and forth to school daily.
  • Students should check their student emails regularly.
  • Class information and assignments are posted on Google Classroom daily, so if your student is on quarantine, they should check and complete what is on Google Classroom. If they have any questions, encourage them to email their teacher.
  • Teachers will let students know what school supplies they will need.
  • We always have extra school supplies available. See your teacher or Mr. Plutschak if you need something.
  • This is a reminder that students' pants need to sit at their natural waistline, no crop tops, no holes/rips in jeans that are above the fingertips, shorts/skirts/dresses need to be at or past the fingertips, and no undergarments showing.
  • Masks are required to be worn by staff and students.
  • Students may bring water bottles to school and/or water can be purchased.

Be safe and healthy,

Mrs. Handte

CCTC Principal

February is...CTE Month!

Check out Facebook and our school website to see the good stuff happening in Career Technical Education (CTE) in Caroline County Public Schools.
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At CCTC, students & staff show and are positively recognized for demonstrating R.E.A.D.Y. behaviors!

Students are nominated weekly for our READY Student Spotlight! If they are nominated by their teacher, they will receive an email and they will be highlighted on Facebook. One student from each Program will be randomly selected each month for the "CCTC Student of the Month!" These students will receive an incentive. We get feedback from students on the incentives that most interest them.

Congratulations to our READY Students of the Month for December:

  • Christopher Connors
  • Alan Perez Ortiz
  • Brady Faulkner
  • Cayden Mansfield
  • Hunter Wolfe
  • Leveil Parham
  • Dontah McNamera
  • Alexandra Newton
  • Hezakyah Hynson
  • Carol Herrera-Perez

Staff members are also nominated by their fellow staff members at CCTC! These staff members are our monthly READY Staff Champion and they get to park in a special parking lot, receive the READY Staff Champion Belt for the month and get a favorite special treat/gift card!

READY Staff Chamption for December:

  • Mrs. Calloway

Do your best each day, CCTC staff and students, to be R.E.A.D.Y.!

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Changes to COVID Communication Protocols

CCPS will now limit contact tracing notifications to siblings and household members of positive cases and students participating in school athletics. General email notifications will continue to be sent from the school when a positive case is reported, and the CCPS website dashboard will continue to be updated weekly.

CCPS continues to follow health and safety precautions as outlined in our Reopening Plan, and in consultation with the Caroline County Health Department. As always, it is vitally important to follow safety precautions and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If your student develops COVID-like symptoms or any symptoms of illness, please do not send them to school. Contact a doctor so that your student can be evaluated and tested immediately. Continue to notify the school if your child has tested positive or needs to quarantine due to a community exposure.

Promoting a Healthy and Safe Environment for ALL Students and Staff

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member or other person having knowledge. Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.

Online Reporting-

For more information, see the Student Services/Bullying Prevention on our website below:

Dates to Remember:

Feb. 3: Q2 Report Cards Issued

Feb. 4: Half Day for Students

Feb. 21: No School President's Day

Mar. 4: Half Day for Students

Mar. 10: Q3 Interims Issued

Mar. 14: No School for Students

Apr. 1: End of Q3

Apr. 1: Half Day for Students

Apr. 12: Q3 Report Cards Issued

Apr. 13: Half Day for Students

Apr. 14-18: No School Spring Break

2021-2022 School Year Calendar


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