Welcome to the Randolph Technical Career Center
The Randolph Technical Career Center (RTCC) is committed to providing students with a challenging academic and technical education in a supportive, engaging, and respectful environment. Students learn the skills they need to become responsible and productive citizens who are able to take advantage of educational and career opportunities now and in the future. Read more...
Directors Weekly Acknowledgements
July 21, 2016
Dear Students, Families, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members.
To All RTCC Students and Parents/Guardians:
First and foremost, on behalf of the entire RTCC faculty and staff, welcome to RTCC. We start the year with more than 145 students coming to us from seven “sending” high schools. We have spent the summer preparing our school and individual programs in order to offer the sharing communities nothing short of an excellent technical education program – and we’ll always continue to work on improving our school! I know I speak for everyone here when I say we are looking forward to meeting our new students, welcoming back returning students and parents/guardians, families. As always, the summer has brought some changes:
Staffing and current events
We welcome three new staff members this year. Lt. Col. (Retired) Wayne Goulet will be teaching Business Management. Mr. Goulet comes to RTCC from Germany where he was stationed there through the Air Force Armed Services. He has previously taught Jr. ROTC as well as Business Management in High School setting. He and his wife have just moved to Vermont and are settling in to our State. Matthew Dragon will be teaching Agriculture Technology. He recently moved to the South Royalton area and brings a vast amount of experience to RTCC from Outdoor Education, Agriculture, Forestry Resource Management, and project based learning. He has a love for the outdoors and is committed the Vermont Farming Industry. Finally, RTCC would like to welcome Devon Karpak who will be teaching Environmental Resource Management. Mr. Karpak comes to RTCC from Missisquoi Valley Union High School where he taught in the Technical Center Agriculture Department. He was also a para educator in the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s Environmental Resource Management Program. We are excited to have all three teachers join us and look forward to their energy and technical skills they will bring to our center. All other faculty and staff will be returning having spent the summer planning for the upcoming year and charging their batteries for another busy year.
RTCC Orientation Night for New Students
On Monday August 29th at 6:00 PM, we hope all new RTCC students, families, and guardians can join us for a Program Orientation Night. We will meet in the cafeteria at 6:00 PM for dinner and then venture into your program to find out more from your student’s teacher, schedule and daily life.
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 Brenda 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 Pat Halpin Guidance Counselor at 802-728-9595 X 407
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 X405
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
First Day of school at RTCC
Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 30th. Classes begin at 9:00 with dismissal for the day at 2:22. Upon arrival at RTCC all students should proceed to their technical program where they will receive an initial orientation to the program and our school and class schedules. On Tuesday the 30th RUHS students who are in a first or second period course will be released to RTCC by 8:55 for the beginning of our program. We will not be holding our 1st period US History at RTCC. RTCC will start our 1st and 2nd period classes on Wednesday the 31st. Second period courses at RTCC will be cancelled for the day so that students can attend the opening session of your program. Our first day will include a school-wide assembly (10:00) where much more information will be presented. From mid-day on, classes at RUHS and RTCC should be attended as scheduled.
Randolph students- Please see information in the Parent Link. Seniors are invited to breakfast on Monday August 29th, at RUHS. Juniors do not have to report to RTCC until Tuesday, August 30th. Students will be released from RUHS classes to attend the opening of RTCC classes at 9:00.
Northfield students- Please arrive at Northfield High School as usual on Tuesday, August 30th and the bus will bring you to RTCC for our first day of school.
Williamstown students- Please arrive at Williamstown High School as usual on Tuesday, August 30th and the bus will bring you to RTCC for our first day of school.
Chelsea, South Royalton, Rochester and Whitcomb students. Although your schools’ first day of classes are Wednesday August 31st, RTCC begins on Tuesday, August 30th. A bus will be waiting for you at your school on Tuesday, morning. Please report to your school no later than 8:10. The bus will leave RTCC at 2:22 and arrive back at your school at approximately 2:50. Please contact Kelly or Brenda (802-728-9595 at RTCC if you are unable to get to/from your school in order to ride the bus to RTCC.
Again, we look forward to seeing students on the Tuesday, August 30th. We have been working hard to prepare a school year that will be challenging, rewarding, and fun. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.
There is so much going on at RTCC - please visit www.orangesouthwest.org/rtcc to see what our programs are all about or feel free to call 728-9595 if you have any questions or want to know more about RTCC. We are committed to making the 2016- 2017 school year a positive and rewarding experience for everyone who joins our growing family!
Jason Gingold, Director
Here's What's Happening At RTCC
Agricultural Technology student Kaleigh Hamel is awarded the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust.
Check out the Timber Sports Competition, hosted by RTCC, where Vermont students from various technical schools met to see who was best in the sport. Courtesy of Mychamplainvalley.com and the Valley News
Mixing learning and service, RU students and one RTCC student spend time helping in Nicaragua
August 24th- Staff Opening In-Service 8:00 AM
August 25- 29th RTCC Staff In-Service
August 29th- RTCC New Student Orientation 6:00 PM RUHS Cafeteria
August 30th- First Day RTCC
September 5th- Labor Day No School
September 15-18th Tunbridge Fair
RTCC provides equal education opportunities to all learners regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital/civil union status. Questions about this policy should be directed to our Guidance Coordinator – 728-9595. Click for full Statement of Non-discrimination