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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (@) 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.
College, Career and Life Planning.com 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:
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 MySpace.com and Xanga.com. 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.
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:
Read.gov, 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. http://www.read.gov
Sex Offender information: For information on sex offenders living anywhere in the state, go to the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Working with your hands takes brain power: Article from the NY Times by a philosopher motorcycle mechanic:
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