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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Parent Resources

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, guardian, relative or friend of a Career & Technical School student, we hope you find this page helpful. We also welcome your suggestions and comments. Email Mike McCagg at

Student & Parent Handbook


2015-16 Career & Tech Course Guide


Program Schedules


Parent Portal for eSchooldata - Your link to your students records (academic, attendance, demographic, etc.):


In the event of an emergency:

In the event of an emergency, every effort will be made to contact parents via the schools robotic calling system. Additionally, information will be posted to the homepage of this website and thrugh the Capital Region BOCES Facebook Page and Twitter (@CareerTecTweets) account.



Transportation is provided by the home school district of each student. Click here for contact information for those districts. Students who wish to drive to CTE must secure permission from their home school admninistration, as well as parents and/or guardian.  Permission is granted by CTE when spaces are available.


Career & Tech Video


College, Career and Life Planning — a helpful website

College, Career and Life is a noncommercial website for students, teachers, counselors, and parents devoted to college, career and life planning. Bob Fisher, the web site operator, has an extensive business background, has an MBA from Harvard, and is an adjunct professor at So. Florida College. He has a sincere interest in helping young adults with college, career and life planning.

The website has numerous links for students, teachers, counselors, and parents related to the above topics. In fact, the NYS Department of Labor Career Zone (Link W232) is one of the many links in Career Planning Tools section of the site. Here is the link:


Cybersafety: Be aware of what your child is doing online

Remember when you had that tattered leather diary with the little lock and key? You could find a clever hiding place for it in your room . . . someplace where no one would read it and invade your privacy. Things are a little different for todays teens. In fact, many children are posting their innermost thoughts right on the Internet on such social networking Web sites as and As a parent, youll want to be aware of these sites. Even though students are blocked from accessing them on school district computers, they can still get to the sites from other computers with Internet access. Read more by downloading this article, which is in pdf format.



H1N1/Swine Flu:

Staying healthy and preventing disease, including swine flu.

The New York State Department of Health makes the following general recommendations to help protect yourself and your family from H1N1 (Swine) flu and other illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, for about 20 seconds, as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective.
  • Avoid people who are ill.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
  • Use tissue when you cough, sneeze or spit, and dispose of the tissue in a covered trash bin. If you dont have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow. Dont spit on the ground.
  • Keep hands away from your face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean shared space more often such as phone receivers, keyboards, steering wheels and office equipment.
  • Refrain from sharing personal items such as forks, spoons, toothbrushes and towels.
  • Useful information on H1N1 is available from the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at


Online books, webcasts, excellent resources: U.S Library of congress, from the U.S. Library of Congress, provides free reading resources for children, teens and adults. It features online versions of out-of-copyright books for children, and features webcasts of authors, such as Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, as well as writing contests, suggested booklists, teaching resources, and more.


Sex offender registry - New York State Division of criminal justice services

Sex Offender information: For information on sex offenders living anywhere in the state, go to the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services.


Suicide prevention: Some helpful resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hot line 1-800-273-TALK
  • Child Guidance Center 381-8911
  • The Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center 689-4673
  • Ellis Hospital crisis center 243-1300
  • Family and Child Service of Schenectady Inc. Counseling Program 393-1369
  • Haven Grief Counseling Center 370-1666
  • Capital Region BOCES-CAPIT 464-3944
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Capital Region Chapter 899-0021 or 289-5183


Working with your hands takes brain power: Article from the NY Times by a philosopher motorcycle mechanic:


More articles of interest:

The following articles are provided for your information only and are not to be re-published, re-printed or sold.



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