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
October 21, 2016
Dear Students and Parents & Guardians of RTCC Students:
Quarter 1 ends on October 28th, I wanted to pass along information that could help your student. We hope they are enjoying their learning experience here at RTCC, and passing along helpful information. Students will receive their Interim Grade report on October 3rd from their program teacher. Please review their progress with your student. If a student is failing a program course or academic course an Academic Warning letter will be mailed home as well. Please contact us with your concerns.
No School or Half-day Schedules at Sending High Schools
When a “sending school” has a planned half-day or are not in session (for example on in-service days) and RUHS/ RTCC students are still in full-session, students should plan to attend and stay at RTCC for the whole day. Arrangements have been made with all schools to provide busing to and from sending schools in order for students to attend, and stay at RTCC for the full day. If it is impossible for a student to get back and forth from home to your sending school on these days, please let us know so that we can make special arrangements. If a sending school is closed due to weather conditions or other unplanned emergency then students from that school do not have to attend RTCC.
RTCC adheres to the school calendar of the Randolph Union High School (RUHS). Any school closings (due to, for example, weather conditions) that affect RUHS will affect RTCC as well. Please look at the link on www.orangesouthwest.org/rtcc and click on School Closings
Grade reports are quarterly (mailed home), and in between student’s come home with Interim Reports. This is a snap shot of how your student is doing, grade wise half way through a quarter.
We have very high expectations for students. It is often said that students arrive to RTCC as teenagers but we expect that they act like adults; this is exactly the case. New students to RTCC find they need to balance learning about a new school and manage multiple assignments within their technical program as well as in their related, academic programs.
At 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. 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. As a reminder you can access Power School at http://ossu.powerschool.com/public/home.html If you have not received our letter please contact the office at 802-728-9595.
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 a student has more than 12 excused or unexcused absences they may lose credit as well as be asked to return to their sending school. 3 tardies equal one unexcused absence. 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 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 will receive a packet detailing the requirements in September.
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.
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 X424Questions 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
Communication- Visit our Website
www.orangesouthwest.org/rtcc 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. We are on www.facebook.com/rtccvt/ and you will be able to follow us and the learning that happens daily.
In closing, I again want to encourage your support for your daughter or son and their participation in our technical education program. Our expectations for positive behavior and hard work pay off for everyone involved. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
* Paying for College Night at your local school- NHS- 10/7. RUHS- 10/14. WHS- 11/2. CHS- 11/8. SORO- 11/9.
* Women Can do Conference- 10/13 at Vermont Technical College, Please sign up with Mr. Halpin in the Guidance Office.
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
October 1st- FAFSA Opens up for Senior Applications
October 28th- Tech Project Proposals to be finalized & Mentor Agreements due.
November 3rd Quarter 1 Report Cards are mailed home
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