Directors Acknowledgments - October, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians of RTCC Students:
We are just past the halfway point of Quarter 1 and I wanted to pass along some information that could help your student succeed here at RTCC. We hope they are enjoying their learning experience here.
Students received their Interim Grade report on October 1st from their program teacher, and will receive a progress report from their RUHS classes (if they have them) by October 12th. Please review their progress with your student. If a student is failing a program or academic course, an Academic Warning letter will be mailed home. If you receive one of these, or if you'd just like to visit, please contact us with your concerns.
As you may have noticed by now, we have very high expectations for our students. It is often said that students arrive at RTCC as teenagers, but we expect them to act like adults. This is exactly the case. Students who are new to RTCC find that they need to balance learning about a new school with managing multiple assignments both with their technical program and in their related academic programs.
By the end of the first quarter, some students find out that their hope of not doing homework or handing in an assignment late has seriously affected their grade. Most students, however, have enjoyed the freedoms and respect that come with a technical education program and have done well.
If your son or daughter is doing well, please acknowledge their accomplishment. If they are struggling in any course, please support them to do better. Give them time, whatever structure they need, and the encouragement to talk to you about their coursework and focus on homework and course assignments. And most of all, thank you for standing behind your son or daughter and enabling and encouraging him/her to pursue technical education at RTCC.
By now you should have received a letter explaining how to access your students Power School account. This is one way to keep track of what is going on. You can also access Power School by clicking on this link: Power School.
Attire - Students need to be dressed appropriately for their program. In a shop, kitchen or mechanical program there are no open-toed shoes. Clothing should be worn to keep a student safe. Students need to wear clothing without inappropriate language, pictures of weapons, alcoholic beverages, or extreme rips & tears. In a program that is classroom-based, clothing should be semi-professional. RTCC wants students to model professional attitudes, attire, and be ready for the workforce.
Parking - We have limited parking spaces, and they are reserved for students who are on Co-op and work right after school. Your student is encouraged to take the bus provided by their sending school. Students who park without permits will be asked to move their vehicle and may face discipline. As a reminder, RUHS students are required to park at Randolph Union Student lot. When driving while in the parking lot and leaving school property, it is vital students do not rev their engines, tap bumpers, or peel out - doing so will cause a student to lose driving privileges. We ask that students have no inappropriate stickers on their vehicles. RTCC is across the street from Randolph Elementary School, and we want the younger students to feel safe, students must obey the 25 mph speed limit. Please see the Student Handbook on our website for more information.
Driving other students - We take your student's safety seriously and ask that students do not drive other students without the written permission of a parent/guardian/immediate family member. Please complete the "Permission to Drive Form" when we send it home.
Keys to Success at Randolph Technical Career Center:
Attendance - It is vital for students to attend RTCC every day. We understand when a student is sick or may be late because of an appointment, but otherwise, students need to be here with us all day. If a student is absent for 5 days (in a quarter), we are required to send a letter home and will ask for a follow-up meeting. Please review our updated attendance policy in the handbook. If you have questions about attendance, please refer to the Student Handbook on our website or call the office at 802-728-9595.
Lunch Time - We are not an open campus, and students are required to be in the cafeteria during lunch, regardless of age and adult status. Students can purchase lunch here or bring lunch but are not allowed to leave to purchase a meal. On our website, under the OSSD Website, click on Nutritional Information, click, and on the left side documents you can purchase meals through the "My School Bucks" online, just like your home schools and see the monthly menus.
All students will be required to complete a Technical Portfolio Project and will receive information in September. RTCC is moving to a digital portfolio project using Protean as our host site. Students will work with their program teachers, Work Based Learning Coordinator, and in our College Career Lab to complete their assignments. Open House will be on May 9th, 2019- come see our student work on display.
Who to Contact at RTCC when you have a question?
Questions around attendance, permission to leave early, day to day scheduling, Power School Passwords, please contact Linda or Kelly in the office at 802-728-9595
Questions about college planning, VSAC, Financial Aid, SAT, PSAT, Accuplacer, Dual Enrollment, On Line Learning, Transcripts, Credits, schedules, and social behavior please contact Jennefer Jolls Guidance Counselor at 802-728-9595
Questions about Work Based Learning and co-op, Scholarships, Personal Inventory Assessments like ASVAB, and Career Planning please contact Jason Finley at 802-728-9595
Questions about Students who are on service plans and or academic or program support would be directed to Michael Abadi at 802-728-9595 X424
Questions about daily life, schedule, grades, and classroom based information would be directed to the program teacher. Please start with them for direct information about your student.
Questions about any of the above, or something different please contact Jason Gingold, Director at 802-728-9595 X403
Jason Gingold, Director