Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Buffalo, NY
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Dr. Gabrielle Morquecho

Principal

 

 

 


Friday, April 23, 2021

 

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Hutchinson Central Technical High School

 

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Officers

  Kara McGuire

Parent Coordinator

  Nina Smith

Parent Coordinator

 

ATTENTION

All Seniors and Freshman participating in the Phase 3 re-opening should carefully read the detailed message from your principal, Dr. Morquecho: 

PHASE 3 Message 

 
 
 
SBMT meeting May 4 

The link to the SBMT meeting will be posted on the home page of this site at the time of the meeting

 

 

Please scroll to view all news.  This page was last updated on 4/23/21
 
 
PARENTS NEEDING HELP SETTING UP PARENT PORTAL OR SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNTS MAY CONTACT THEIR CHILD'S GRADE LEVEL ADMINISTRATOR, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, OR EMAIL EBRANDJES@BUFFALOSCHOOLS.ORG
 
 
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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.
 
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If you have immediate concerns, please contact the grade level Assistant Principal for your student:
 
Grade 9:    Mr. Pedro Estrada, pestrada@buffaloschools.org
Grade 10:  Mr. Daniel Zack, dzack@buffaloschools.org
Grade 11:  Mr. Gregory Stefanone, gstefanone@buffaloschools.org
Grade 12:  Mr. Dennis Lesniak, dlesniak@buffaloschools.org
 
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 TBA
March 9
April 13
May 4
June 8
 
Parents interested in joining the SBMT should email Elizabeth Brandjes at ebrandjes@buffaloschools.org Meetings are held before or after school and the scheduled times are determined collaboratively by the membership.

ATTENTION PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS:
WE NEED YOU!!
 
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!  
 

 


Attention all grade 9 and 10 students and parents!!

 

UPWARD BOUND AT University at Buffalo!  (click here)

 

 

 

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

 

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is…

  • A college preparatory program, which provides year-round academic, cultural, social and residential support services to approximately 110 income-eligible and/or first-generation college bound students. Support services include, but are not limited to:
    •  Academic: academic advisement, instruction and tutoring in: composition and literature, mathematics, sciences, SAT/ACT Prep, and foreign language(s).
    • Cultural/Social: Theater, dance, music, art, club activities, field trips, excursions, and  community service projects.
    • College Readiness: College visits and tours (in-state and our-of-state); assistance with college admissions, scholarship applications, the financial aid process; college-fee waivers; and participation in the summer residential/commuter program, which is mandatory.
    • Career Awareness:  Career workshops, guest speakers, and student development seminars.
    • EXTRA BONUS: Participation stipend ($$$) may be given for actively participating students who meet their contacts each month:
      • 9th and 10th  grade students must attend Upward Bound at least 8 times per month
      • 11th grade students must attend Upward Bound at least 6 times per month
      • 12th grade students must attend Upward Bound at least 4 times per month
  • AT NO COST TO PARTICIPATING STUDENTS!!!

You may begin the application process by any of the following:

  1. Learning more about Upward Bound by attending a recruitment presentation.
  2. Make an appointment with Mrs. Gallaher (UBP Recruiter and Counselor) to go over the application and the application process.  (contact information below)
  3. Speak with your guidance counselor about Upward Bound and the application process.
  4. Follow, like, and interact with UBP on social media:
    1. Facebook: Upward Bound at SUNY at UB
    2. Instagram: upwardboundatub
  5. Completing an application and returning it to UBP Recruiter (Mrs. Gallaher).

Upward Bound Program

Mrs. Caitlin A. Scully-Gallaher

Office for University Preparatory Programs

22 Hayes A Annex

Buffalo, New York 14214-3021

Office Phone: 716-829-3651

Cell Phone: 814-464-3273

Email: cscully@buffalo.edu


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.
 
 
 
ATTENTION PARENTS: 
 
  • 3rd MARKING PERIOD GRADES CLOSE 4/23/2021
  • ALL INCOMPLETE GRADES WILL BE CHANGED TO NUMERIC GRADES
  • PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO COMPLETE ANY MISSING ASSIGNMENTS PER THEIR TEACHERS' INSTRUCTIONS!
  • The 4th marking period is very short.  It begins 4/26.  Please encourage your student to finish strongly!
 

How to update your child's computer!

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


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUICIDE PREVENTION.  

 

If you have any concerns or need help, please contact the school.  We are here to support parents, students and our entire community in these difficult times.



 

 

 

 


UB tutoring for high school students!

Attention High School parents.  The Buffalo Public Schools, in partnership with the University of Buffalo, will provide your student with free individualized virtual tutoring in English, Math, Science and Social Studies now through May 7th.  Hours are Monday through Friday, with varied times from 3-6p.m., for up to three hours per week.   Please see the tutoring flier in your email or at buffaloschools.org for the UB website link that will inform you on how to sign-up.   

 

UB Tutoring Flier


Next Meeting(s)

SBMT May 4

TBA


Technology Help Desk

816-7100


Links


Technology Assistance

UB Tutoring

 

 


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