October Newsletter

October 24th

Good evening,

We would like to remind parents, guardians, and students about a few events for this week. On Tuesday, Juniors will be participating in the PSATs. Wednesday we have an early dismissal for students at 1:35. On Wednesday we will also offer Parents of Tenth Graders an opportunity to hear four essential workshops at 6pm at CCT. Please stay tuned for all the events below.

Thanks,

Mr. Terranova

October at a glance

  • October 26th: PSATs for Juniors
  • October 27th: One Hour Early Dismissal and 10th Grade Parent Night

Winter Warmth Drive

Cape Cod Tech will be collecting new, unused items for a Winter Warmth Drive during the month of November. We are looking for hats, gloves, scarves, and socks. Items can be dropped off at the school; donation boxes will be located in the main office and throughout the building. All items will benefit CCT students and will be available to any students in need during the month of December. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Why and How to Join Union Apprenticeships for Female Seniors and their Parents/Guardians

STUDENT'S WORKSHOP

Why and How to Join Union Apprenticeships for Seniors and Parents/Guardians


Please share with female students and their parents who are interested in careers in the union construction trades.


A workshop for junior and senior female students and their parents/guardians.

Monday, November 8

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


We invite you to join us for a virtual workshop on applying to union building trades apprenticeships. At this workshop you will hear from tradeswomen and parents of tradeswomen, learn about the union apprenticeship programs, and the application process, and have an opportunity to ask questions.


Presenter: Amy Courtney, Program Director, Northeast Center for Tradeswomen's Issues and Liz Skidmore, Business Representative/Organizer, New England Regional Council of Carpenters & Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues


REGISTER FOR STUDENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP HERE


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. Please log on a few minutes early to make sure you are all set.



The workshop will provide an overview of opportunities available in the construction trades industry and how to access the various Massachusetts union apprenticeship programs.

October 12th Newsletter

Spirit Week Rivalry Week Is Here

Tuesday begins our Spirit Week. We are calling this spirit week RivalryWeek because almost every sports team is playing Upper Cape Tech. Below you will find schedules for games and spirit day themes. Join in the fun as we show our school pride and grab bragging rights for the Cape Cod tech schools. Go Crusaders!!!
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Spirit Week Themes

Tuesday Pajama Day

Wednesday - Meme Day

Thursday - Heritage/ Culture Day

Friday - Spirit Day Maroon with Gray and Black

School Store Fire Sale All Week To Help Prepare You For Spirit Day

We will be selling retro CCT gear at a reduced price all week. The store will be open during all 3 lunches.

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 7-10pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

Cape Cod Tech Students Only Event

Tickets are $10 all week but $12 at the door.

Girls, want to get involved?

The Girls' Soccer Team needs players. Come on out and join the team. There is still plenty of games left to play.

Need a locker?

Students needing a locker can come to the Main Office and see Ms. McLoughlin. She is Mr. Consalvi's Secretary. Lockers will be assigned upon request.

Bus Schedule Changes Wednesday, October 6th

Over the past month, our morning bus arrival time has been later than desired. Although students are arriving before the 8:00 am bell, some students are given passes to go to class late so that they may eat breakfast. Cape Destination did not anticipate some of the traffic congestion that resulted from the increased amount of residents now on Cape Cod. This traffic was not a factor last year as we had two start times. Therefore, we are revising the morning bus schedules for students to get them to school a little earlier.

This new bus schedule will begin on Wednesday, October 6th. We wanted the opportunity to remind students from the weekend on Tuesday. (Note: Monday is a No-School Day for students for teacher and staff professional development.) The bus schedules can be found at the link below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 508-432-4500 ext 2100.


Click for new bus routes effective Wednesday, October 6th.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CpUQTF6ejFMiAIO7V-GbkUUvRlOeLoeZ/view?usp=sharing

Financial Aid Information Night

Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 6pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

OCTOBER IS HERE

It never really feels like fall until you feel the crisp evening air in October and crave the sweet temptations by the overload of candy at the grocery stores. Well, fall is here. We hope everyone stays in touch with the school as we enter the second month of the school year.


We have several exciting events occurring this week and this month.

  • Wednesday, October 6th we will update our bus routes in order to get students to school earlier.
  • Thursday, October 7th we will hold an Alumni Night, offering Alumni the chance to tour the new building.
  • Friday, October 8th Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will hold its ribbon-cutting ceremony. This is an invite-only event, but we are going to try to live stream it for everyone to watch.

Please keep track of these events and other events for the month with the calendar of events below.

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School Counselors

Wondering who to ask about schedules or information about classes? Our school counselors are available for parents and students. Please feel free to reach out.


September 27th Newsletter

Cape Cod Tech Community

It is the last week of September, and the fall season is upon us. Tomorrow I will be sending a special message about bus schedules changing. Due to new traffic patterns which are making several of our buses run late in the morning, we are adjusting the schedules. Students will be given a paper copy of the new bus times during this week, but we will not put them into effect until next week. (I would have included them in this message, but I found one issue with the schedule that I need to clarify with Cape Destinations before publishing.)

We have a few other notices this week including the Homecoming Date. Remember that Wednesday is an early dismissal. See all the info below and look for the October Newsletter next week. I also continue to post over previous newsletters. You can find our Newsletter from September 20th below, in case folks needed to review some of the previously shared information.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.



Mr. Terranova

Principal

September 20th Update

Cape Cod Tech Community,

There are a few events this week, so I wanted to send out an updated newsletter to all families. Below you will find the week's schedule, some links to information about the week, and other news. Below that, I left our Newsletter from September 13th, in case folks needed to review some of the previously shared information.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.



Mr. Terranova

Principal

Parent Council

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 5:30pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

Parent Council Tuesday, Sept. 21st Agenda

Conference Room

5:30 pm

AGENDA

  1. Opening of School
  2. Green and Blue Days
  3. Homecoming & Spirit Week
  4. Fall Sports
  5. Tech Night
  6. Extra-Curricular Activities & Activity Fair
  7. Exploratory
  8. Other Business
  9. Adjournment

Parents of Seniors: THE SENIOR PROJECT PARENT PRESENTATION will begin at 6:00 pm in the Presentation Room

Senior Project Parent and Guardian Presentation

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 6pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

Senior Project Parent Presentation

Tuesday, Sep. 21st,


6pm

Cape Cod Tech's Presentation Center


Parents must attend this informational presentation! Students are highly encouraged to attend with their parents. Here you will find out the requirements and due dates for your student as they embark on this exciting project.

September 13th Update Begins Here

Dear Cape Cod Tech Students and Families,

There are quite a few events this week, so I wanted to send out an updated newsletter to all families. Below you will find the week's schedule, some links to information about the week, and other news. Below that, I left our Newsletter from September 7th, in case folks needed to review some of the previously shared information.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Please note, we have a 2-hour early dismissal for students tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 13th.


Mr. Terranova

Principal

Week at a glance

  • Monday, September 13th: 2-hour early dismissal for students
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Picture Day
  • Wednesday, September 15th: 1-Hour early dismissal for students
  • Thursday, September 16th: Ninth Grade Parent Night

Tuesday, Sept. 14 is Picture Day. Smile Big!!!!

Cape Cod Tech Staff Directory

Need to touch base with a teacher, click the button above and search their department.

September 6th Newsletter

Dear Cape Cod Tech Students and Families,

Tomorrow is the big day! We are back. It isn't completely normal, but we are closer to Pre-March 2019 since well, Pre-March 2019. Please remember that students, staff, and visitors to our building must be masked. We are also keeping a 3-foot distance in the cafeteria, as this is typically an area that students are unmasked.


We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. It is an exciting day. Remember school starts at 7:54. Students are dismissed at 2:35. Parents dropping off/picking up, please follow drop off/pick-up signs and traffic patterns when you arrive on campus.

Students who are driving should park in the designated lot, follow the signs. Student drivers will need to register their cars by clicking here or the button below. Please complete the registration below by September 20th.


For Monday Morning:


  • Ninth Graders: Please report to your first-period class. There will be teachers and staff in the hallway to help guide you to the correct class. If you don't have your schedule, don't worry just stop by Student Services.
  • Tenth Graders: Go to shop
  • Eleventh Graders: Stop by your shop to pick up your schedule.
  • Twelfth Graders: Go to shop


11th graders that were remote last year and new 11th graders, we will offer tours of the school tomorrow, first thing in the morning in Student Services. Please enter the school walk straight for about 100 feet, you will be heading towards the cafeteria. Immediately before you enter the cafeteria there are glass doors on your left, enter through the doors and you will find our Student Services (Guidance) Office. Ms. Davis or Ms. Kalbach will help you learn about the new building.


Our 2021-22 Calendar is now available below and here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wflaNVGJthG4I7T1EkxCK_fdTbPs9nuy/view?usp=sharing Remember on Maroon Weeks 10/12 in shop and 9/11 in academics, on Gray Weeks 9/11 in shop and 10/12 in academics.


I also wanted to share our bell schedule. Please click the link here to access the bell schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hi5H86YNHimIEWUO7CZRXIiRPJyOIIW-Sgt0MDO-1nc/edit?usp=sharing


Parents of seniors and juniors. Please review the information on the Financial Aid Night below. Financial Aid Night will be on October 19th. All parents are invited, however, we highly encourage all parents of seniors and juniors looking to get a jump on the college process to attend.


This is an exciting time for our community. Again, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (508)432-4500 ext 2000.


Thank you,
William Terranova

Principal

September At A Glance

  • Sept 7: First Day of School
  • September 8th: Senior Project Kick-Off
  • September 13th: 2-hour early dismissal for students
  • September 14th: Picture Day
  • September 15th: 1-Hour early dismissal for students
  • September 16th: Ninth Grade Parent Night
  • September 21st: Parent Council
  • September 21st: Senior Project Parent Presentation Night

Seniors.... Senior Project Kickoff is Wednesday, Sept. 8th

Worried about Senior Project.... Don't be. Mr. Stockwell will be giving you all the insight on Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Your shop will receive the presentation together. Mae sure your present and listineing.

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 heading west of CCT do not need to sign up for the late bus. We may request students heading east of CCT to sign up to determine ridership and size of bus transportation.
Athletics' and Late Bus Schedule for Week Of Sept. 7th

Please click the button to find when your student is playing and when the late bus is leaving CCT.

Student Parking Registration

Please complete by September 20th.

Bus Schedules

The bus schedules have arrived. Click here, below, or wherever you see "Bus Schedule" and you will land on a pdf for all the bus schedules. Please find the closest stop to your house. If there is an issue, please contact Cape Destinations directly at 508-432-3400.


Click Here For Bus Schedule

Not sure how to use the Community Portal?

Parents and Guardians,

Click here for a link on how to use the Community Portal. This is a step-by-step guide on how to use our SchoolBrains Community Portal. Just follow the directions to access your student's grades, report cards, attendance and discipline reports.

Please Complete Forms Below


Below this section, you will find some forms for you to complete and information to help your student and your family to navigate the year. The emergency form is essential for your student. It allows us to distribute OTC medication and reach other contacts in case of an emergency. In the past, we would have parents complete this on paper. This year we have an easier electronic form. Below the emergency form, you will find links to other forms and documents. For ones that you need to submit, please either print or make a copy, complete the form, sign it, and send it in with your child. If you have any questions, please let us know at 508-432-4500 ext 2000


For the 2021-22 school year, we are offering an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our COVID-19 testing program at school. This program has two components: symptomatic testing for students who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school and test and stay for students who may have been exposed while in school but are not showing symptoms. You will find information below in multiple languages to help explain the program.


Yesterday Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley received the authority to mandate masks for all public K-12 students, educators, and staff through October 1 to ensure schools fully reopen safely and to provide time for more students and educators to get vaccinated. After October 1, the commissioner’s policy would allow middle and high schools to lift the mask mandate for vaccinated students and staff only if the school meets a certain vaccination rate – at least 80 percent of students and staff in a school building are vaccinated. Unvaccinated students and staff would still be required to wear masks. DESE also updated a Mask Mandate for the first few weeks. Cape Cod Tech is close but has not hit the 80% threshold. If a few more students get the vaccine, then we may meet that 80% threshold by October 1st.

PSATs For Juniors

All Juniors will be taking the PSATs to prepare them for the SATs. If your student would like to opt out and not take the PSAT, they must complete the following form:



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vacRe7UkgwI9cKYqlu-VTjR0lN_fHtHxo_zGeq43pWs/edit

Emergency Form- Please Complete ASAP

This document must be completed every year for every Cape Cod Tech student. Please complete ASAP to ensure your student's information is up to date.

COVID Testing Consent Form

Please make a copy or print, then complete and submit to Ms. Wahtola

Medical Authorization Form- Please submit to nurse

Information for percription medication

Non Release of Information

If you DO NOT wish your student’s directory information to be shared by Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, please read, complete, sign and return this form to Cape Cod Regional Technical High School by Friday, October 1, 2021

GOT A JOB? STEPS FOR GETTING A WORK PERMIT

Step 1. - Student prints and completes the work permit application (pages 1 & 2 ). The application form can be picked up in the Superintendent’s Office or can be printed from the school website in both Student or Parent/Forms.

Step 2. Obtain signatures including:

1) employer,

2) physician’s office (*for 14 & 15 year-olds only),

3) parent/guardian, and

4) student.


Step 3. Return completed signature pages to Mrs. Mullen at the Superintendent’s Office before the first class or during lunch period.


Step 4. Mrs. Mullen will type the work permit.


Step 5. - Student and Superintendent sign the Work Permit and student gives it to the employer for their records.


Ninth Grade Parent Night

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 6pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

This evening will offer ninth grade parents an opportunity to walk through your student’s schedule and hear a presentation on key topics so that you can support your student in their education. This is a scheduled event and we ask all parents to arrive prior to 6:00 pm so that you do not miss the opportunity to meet your student’s teachers or hear any of the important presentations. This meeting is essential to all parents of ninth graders.

Senior Project Parent Presentation

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 6:30pm

351 Pleasant Lake Avenue

Harwich, MA

Parents and their students must attend this informational presentation! Here you will find out the requirements and due dates for your student as they embark on this exciting project.

Summer Reading

Please click below for your student's summer reading assignment. All incoming 9th grade students need to read one book. All incoming 10th, 11th and 12th grade students need to read two books. There is plenty of time to complete this assignment.


Summer Reading Link