Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Buffalo, NY

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Dr. Gabrielle Morquecho





Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Hutchinson Central Technical High School


Parent Page (The Patrons)




  Kara McGuire

Parent Coordinator

  Nina Smith

Parent Coordinator


Grade Nine
Title I Parent Meeting 
January 19th, 3-6 pm
(See home page for more information)
Hutch Tech Patrons Association
The Hutch Tech Patrons Association serves as a support to Hutch Tech High School. Our goals are to develop a better understanding between parents, teachers and the community; to assist in the promotion of school activities and publicize the educational program of the school; and to work with the administration and teachers in efforts to improve the educational program. We encourage all parents and teachers from the school to join the Patrons Association, and we welcome your participation. You may contact our parent coordinators by clicking on their names to the left.
If you have immediate concerns, please contact the grade level Assistant Principal for your student:
Grade 9:    Mr. Pedro Estrada,
Grade 10:  Mr. Daniel Zack,
Grade 11:  Mr. Gregory Stefanone,
Grade 12:  Mr. Dennis Lesniak,
If you have questions about college applications, course selection, graduation requirements, or scholarship opportunities, please visit the Guidance tab above and contact your child's Guidance Counselor, assigned alphabetically by the student's last name.

The SBMT (Site Based Management Team) meetings are as follows for the 2020 – 2021 year:
September 15
October 27
November 24
December 15
January 7

February 9
March 9
April 13
May 4
June 8
Parents interested in joining the SBMT should email Elizabeth Brandjes at Meetings are held before or after school and the scheduled times are determined collaboratively by the membership.

Please use Schoology and the Parent Portal to monitor your child's progress in school.  At Hutch Tech, it is safe to assume that your child receives homework and a variety of writing and research based labs and project assignments in every class on a regular basis.  Be sure to assist them with attendance and time management so that they do not fall behind in school.

Accessing Schoology will give you a clear idea of the assignments, due dates, and materials for each class.  Every teacher has a Schoology page.

Accessing the Parent Portal will inform you of your child's ATTENDANCE, GRADES, and any warnings of missing assignments.  You can set the portal to notify you on your cell phone if your child has been marked absent or when assignments are scored and grades entered.
Click here for information on how to set up parent accounts in Schoology and the Parent Portal.  Watch this video to learn how!  


SUNY at Buffalo (UB) is actively recruiting grade 9 and 10 students for its amazing Upward Bound Program.  Please read the letter below for more information.  Parents can access their child's Guidance Counselor by selecting the Guidance tab above.



Dear Parents:

This memo explains the BPS directives regarding grading during virtual school.  Students with averages below a 65 will receive an Incomplete and be expected to discuss with their teachers what they need to do to finsih the first quarter work.  The Incomplete will be changed to a numeric grade at the end of 2nd quarter.  Please read this document and refer your questions to Guidance or Adminstrators.


Grading Guidance from the District

Attention Parents!

Recently the district began to push out the Forticlient VPN to student devices. Encourage students to restart their computer regularly. They will eventually see the Forticlient icon on the desktop. 

Students should log in at the beginning of the day and stay on the whole day. 


This will provide them the following features:

  • Faster Internet
  • Get the Teams App
  • Fix scripts
  • Pull updates
  • Access to Software Center

Here are the directions for students to access and log in. 


Thanks and reach out if you have any questions.

Dear Parents,

As we approach a phased in return to school, you and your child(ren) may need support in a variety of ways.  Pleas see the document linked below from Erie County Mental Health Services Department.


Erie County Cares Back to School and Mental Health: A Parent Resource Guide

Next Meeting(s)

SBMT January 7

SBMT February 9

SBMT March 9


Technology Assistance



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Jamie Warren, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, Civil Rights Compliance Officer
727 City Hall Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 816-3579