Directors Acknowledgments - March/April, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians of RTCC Students:
Hello and happy(almost) spring! Quarter three will come to a close on March 30th, and report cards will be mailed home by April 6th, 2018. We hope you will be pleased with the results and progress your students are making in their studies. Most of you will find that your student has accomplished a great deal at RTCC and their grades document this level of accomplishment. Some of the grade reports may highlight a need for some additional attention on your student’s part in order to result in them being successful in their program or individual courses. The last grade updates will be Interim Reports, which will be sent out during the week of May 7. As always, we are here to support your child in working to their potential. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.
On April 10 and May 25, RTCC will have a half day. Students will arrive on time, and classes will start at 9:00. We will dismiss at 11:30.
On April 13 between 10:00- 11:00 AM, we will celebrate students who have earned Honor Roll, High Honors and/or who have been named Student of the Quarter. This will be our third such ceremony and we would like to thank all of the students who have worked very hard to earn this honor.
Our Annual Open House will be held on Thursday May 10, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Please take some time that evening to visit your student’s program and our school in general. Student projects and work will be on display and you’ll be able to see just how much has been learned and accomplished this year. As always, our Culinary Arts program will be providing an amazing assortment of refreshments.
At this time, we are anticipating that June 12th, 2018 will be the last day of school for RTCC students. If we have to close for another snow (or mud) day, that would push us to June 13th. As we get closer to the end of April, we will be more prepared to have a final decision.
Opportunity Fest 2018:
On May 18th, RTCC has invited over twenty community and regional partners to present opportunities to students for extended learning and potential summer jobs. Students will have the chance to meet, interview, and apply for jobs and or placements that can help them move along in their career field. Organizations that attended last year included; Vermont Youth Conservation Corp, Farm & Wilderness, Vital Communities, Plumber & Pipe Fitters Union, VT Agency of Transportation, VT Department of Labor, CCV, Natural Resources Academy, GW Plastics, and many more. Our goal would be that students have their resumes on hand and be ready to interact with adults to apply for jobs or summer learning moments
By now seniors have committed to a Technical project and should be well along the way in collecting their 30 hours with their mentor. Students should be documenting their progress, hours, collecting data, and research to ensure everything will be completed by the deadline in April. Please check in with your student to make sure they are following along with the time line they have created. This is a RTCC senior requirement. Students will have an opportunity to present to their peers on Thursday May 3.
Our annual Recognition Night will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 2018. This event is always a wonderful celebration of student achievement. Please mark it on your calendar.
The purpose of Recognition Night is to acknowledge the successful completion of a student’s technical program. To this end, students who receive a passing grade for the average of two semesters in their technical program will receive a program certificate and be allowed to participate in the Recognition Night ceremony. Students who are enrolled for less than a full year will receive a “certificate of attendance” for participation in their program. Successful program completion will involve performance in the student’s technical program only and is not affected by Technical Communications or any other course.
I have personally had the opportunity to talk or meet with a great many parents over the course of this year. I thank each and every one of you for your support of your child and our programs, for supporting them in choosing a technical education program, and for sharing them with us.
Speaking for the entire RTCC faculty and staff, we look forward to a successful fourth quarter, seeing you in May at our Open House, and again in June at Recognition Night.
Keys to Success at Randolph Technical Career Center:
- Attendance- It is vital students 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, we are required to send a letter home, and may ask for a follow up meeting. If you have questions about attendance please refer to the Academic Chart/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 quick links is a tab to the RUHS Cafeteria Lunch Menus. Also on the RTCC Website towards the bottom left, is a link to the School Nutrition Program. You can purchase meals through the “My School Bucks” on line, just like your home schools.
- All seniors will be required to complete a Technical Project and we need your support in helping students meet their deadlines.
- All juniors will be required to complete a Career Portfolio and will receive a packet in detailing the requirements in September. Both Junior & Senior projects are a tool students can use after graduation to continue their career and or college placement.
Communication- Visit our Website
Our website includes information on every program, a calendar of events, Friday night dinner menus, and contact information for all staff, and our school handbook. We also list weekly announcements as well as acknowledge our students and staff weekly. You can also follow us on facebook to keep up with what happens here on a daily basis.
Jason Gingold, Director