Cape Cod Tech's March Update

March 1, 2021

Good afternoon,

In a few weeks, we will hit the one-year mark where we have been dealing with the pandemic in regards to schooling. As we reflect on that, it is important to remember how detrimental this time has been for our students. Losing opportunities for high school memories created at social events like dances, participating against other technical students at Skills or FFA, or making the tournament with their sports team, our students' lives seem to be stuck on pause. It is understood it is not as devastating as losing a loved one or other hardships that many have faced due to the virus. It is something that does affect them. Over the next few months, we are going to make an effort to create some of these memorable events for our students. Last Friday 43 of our students participated in a technical written test to determine who will move on to compete at SkillsUSA at the state level. With Fall 2 sports starting on March 10th, we will hold a Spirit Week beginning Monday, March 8th. In April we will honor our John and Abigail Adams Scholarship winners in a virtual event. We will try to bring back the joy into school so students can have some positive memories from this school year.


PARENTS OF SENIORS: PLEASE ASK YOUR STUDENT TO COMPLETE THEIR GRADUATION GOWN AND SENIOR QUOTE FORMS ON THEIR GOOGLE CLASSROOM!


That all being said, it is still important that we remain vigilant against this virus. Parents, please continue to check your students' health before sending them to school. Students, please remain cognizant of keeping six feet apart from others at all times. This six-foot threshold not only keeps you safe, but it is our "measuring stick" if someone has contracted Coronavirus in determining if you or others are a close contact. Therefore remember six feet not only keeps you safe but also keeps you in school. Also, remember if your child is not feeling well, do not send them to school. Click here for a wellness check guide for your convenience: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g3sYZH628mxk6KoAK4G3qHxrlo4sBB6g/view If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wahtola School Nurse at 508-432-4500 ext 2187


The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released school report cards. Accountability data is based on 2018-19 MCAS results, as the state did not administer the MCAS last year. Please find ours below to see how Cape Cod Tech is doing.


Parents, please stay up to date on your student's academic and technical performance by logging in to our SchoolBrains Community Portal. Click here: https://community.schoolbrains.com/capecodtech_community If you need a "how-to" on accessing it, click here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DM6_WrNLPrv9bjkPfCGfAmRksnDMfTg7/view If you need to touch base with your student's teachers, here is a link to the teachers' directory. Staff Directory Please reach out.


Below you will also find the Updated 2021 School Calendar for the remainder of the year...we hope. Below the 2020-2021 calendar, you will find the March and April Blue/Yellow Cohort Calendar.


Thank you,

Mr. Terranova

Non-Trad Student and Parent Event

STUDENT'S WORKSHOP

Applying to Union Apprenticeships

A workshop for female students and their parents/guardians.

Seniors Encouraged to Attend!

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: Kate Harrison Leon, Program Director, Northeast Center for Tradeswomen's Issues


REGISTER FOR STUDENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP HERE:

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

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 meeting space will open at 6:15 if you need assistance.

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Student Daily Wellness Checklist

Parents and guardians, pleae review this with your student daily before sending to school.

New Schedule For March 1- March 31

March 1-5 Gray Cycle

9th and 11th Graders: In School (at CCT) Shop

  • Every day attend shop from 8 am -1 pm

10th and 12th Graders: In School (at CCT) Academic Classes every other day from 10 am - 3 pm

The following cohorts attend in-person on each scheduled day:

  • March 1: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 2: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 3: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 4: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 5: Yellow Academic Cohort


March 8-March 19 Maroon Cycle:

10th and 12th Graders: In School (at CCT) Shop

  • Every day attend shop from 8 am -1 pm

9th and 11th Graders: In School (at CCT) Academic Classes every other day from 10 am - 3 pm

The following cohorts attend in-person on each scheduled day:

  • March 8: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 9: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 10: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 11: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 12: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 15: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 16: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 17: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 18: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 19: Yellow Academic Cohort



March 22-31 Gray Cycle

9th and 11th Graders: In School (at CCT) Shop

  • Every day attend shop from 8 am -1 pm

10th and 12th Graders: In School (at CCT) Academic Classes every other day from 10 am - 3 pm

The following cohorts attend in-person on each scheduled day:

  • March 22: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 23: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 24: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 25: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 26: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 29: Yellow Academic Cohort
  • March 30: Blue Academic Cohort
  • March 31: Yellow Academic Cohort

At-home learners will follow the shop or academic schedule according to their grade level.

Bus Schedule Changes

To All,

We slightly altered some of the bus schedules. Please visit the link below for the new schedule beginning February 1.

Cape Cod Tech's 2020 School Report Card

Families and communities are critical partners to a school's success. Just as a student's report card shows how they are performing, the school report card shows how a school is performing in multiple areas. It shows the school's strengths and the challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the school is meeting the needs of all students. Please click the link below to view Cape Cod Regional Technical High School's Report Card.


Cape Cod Tech's 2020 DESE Report Card

Influenza Vaccination Requirement Removed


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.


DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year. ​


The updated schedule can be found here​.

School Brains Step By Step Tutorial

Click this button for an overview of how you can access our Community Portal and review your student's grades, attendance, and other information.

New Look on The Website

Our website has changed. Please check out the new "digs" at capetech.us A special thank you goes to Scott Nagle for the design and implementation of the new site. He has worked extensively on this, and it shows. Great work. For information specifically for students or for parents see the links on the new site at the top right of the front page.

MCAS Information For Parents of 11th Graders


October 21, 2020


Dear Parents/Guardians of Members of the Class of 2022:


As you are likely aware, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures for in-person learning this past spring resulted in the cancellation of state-mandated English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics MCAS tests for your sons and daughters this past spring. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently released the schedule to the right for testing the affected students during this 2020 - 2021 school year.


After careful consideration, the Cape Tech English Department is unanimous in recommending that your sons and daughters participate in the Next-Gen Computer-based MCAS test administration during the period from May 18 - May 27. The Cape Tech Administration is in agreement with this recommendation. However, it is necessary for parents/guardians to opt-out of the January 2021 test administration if your child will test in May 2021.



Following, please find a link to a Google Form where you are asked whether or not you wish to opt-out of the January 2021 testing as recommended.


Opt-out MCAS January 2021


Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to the form. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.


Best regards,


Anne Wagner

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

awagner@capetech.us

(508) 432- 4500, ext. 3300

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Blue Academic Cohort consists primarily of students whose last names begin with the letters A-K

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Yellow Academic Cohort consists primarily of students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z.

School Bus Protocol

It is state protocol that school bus windows must remain open while students are on the bus even in inclement weather. Students should dress appropriately.

I recently reached out to DESE in regards to this protocol, and they shared the following information:


DESE recommends opening windows at least several inches and that students wear layers of warm clothes so that windows can remain open.


Mr. Terranova

What do I do if I need to quarantine?

If you need to quarantine due to travel, proximity to a person ill, or possibly even a positive test result, please continue to access your learning remotely. This is not an option. If you do not access your classes (academic or technical) remotely you will receive 0 for the expected work and be marked absent.


If you are isolating due to illness, a counselor will speak to your parent or guardian and make a plan.

Cape Cod Tech Athletic Plans

  • The Mayflower League (our athletic league) has decided to pause on Fall Athletics until early March.

  • The decision is to move season dates as follows:

    • Winter: Canceled

    • Fall: March 10, 2021 - April 30, 2021

    • Spring: May 5, 2021 - June 25, 2021