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Students who are experiencing issues with their Chromebook should review the information below for troubleshooting at home:

Troubleshooting Help

Students who have tried all of the things in the above link should use the link(s) below to make an appointment to bring your Chromebook in for repair. At the appointment, you will drop off your device and be given a new, working device. If your current device is not working due to charging/power issues, please also bring your power cord. For all other issues, the device itself will be all you need to bring.

Below you will find the signup for Delcastle as well as the three other schools. If you are unable to bring your device to Delcastle for repairs, you may choose the school that is physically closest to you. Please note that the sign up closes one day prior to the swap date in order to allow for preparation time. Be prepared to supply the following information:

  • Student Name
  • Student ID
  • Type of Device (Chromebook for all Delcastle students)

If you have any questions, or if the sign up is “closed” please contact Dr. Olsavsky at sarah.olsavsky@nccvt.k12.de.us

Delcastle Sign Up

Hodgson Sign Up

Howard Sign Up

St. Georges Sign Up

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School-Based Health Centers Summer 2020

Starting June 12th, wellness center staff will be off for the summer, and centers closed. If allowed access to our centers, we will reopen July 27th. Contact your wellness center after July 27 for reopening details and check your school website.

If you need support over the summer please reach out to the following resources:

Mental Health

If you are having a mental health emergency, please call Child Priority Response 24hr Crisis Line at 1-800-969-4357. If you have a question or would like a list of community counseling resources that you can utilize until your wellness center reopens, send a text to 302-285-9661.

Substance Abuse

If you need resources to support a substance abuse issue that you, a friend or a family member is experiencing, send a text to 302-285-9661.

Medical

If you received birth control during the school year from the wellness center and need to continue it, send a text to 302-285-9661.

Seniors, congratulations and we are sorry to have missed you. We wish you the best of luck. For resources you may need, please go to this website: www.seniorstudentpassport2health.com

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Class of 2020 In-Person Graduation

When:  June 22nd

Where:  Delcastle Technical High School

Delcastle’s 2020 Graduation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020, during designated career area times. Students will arrive at Delcastle at their scheduled time, process, and graduate outdoors with classmates from their career area. A stage will be set up in front of the school at the flagpole, students will have their name called as they proceed across the stage and receive their diploma in their cap and gown.

Please click on THIS LINK to review the specifics of the event, including the time for each career area and all other details.  

We look forward to seeing the Class of 2020 on the 22nd to celebrate your many achievements!

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Senior Celebration Video

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Please join us in celebrating the members of the Delcastle Class of 2020 for their amazing accomplishments. Click the link below to access the video recognition.

Senior Celebration Video

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May 20 Update: The following plan will be followed for the remainder of the school year, which includes revised end of year and semester grade calculations and calendar information.

To view the plan, please visit http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NCCVT-Remote-Learning-Plan-2020-COVID-19.pdf.

To view in Spanish, please visit http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NCCVT-Remote-Learning-Plan-2020-COVID-19-Spanish.pdf

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Please read the message from NCC Vo-Tech Superintendent Dr. Joseph Jones following this announcement:

Today Governor Carney announced that students will not be returning to school on May 18th as originally hoped. Due to the continuing COVID health crisis, school buildings will remain closed through the end of this school year. Students will continue to engage in remote learning following their own district- and charter-designed plans, which include individual closing dates for the ’19-’20 school year.

The Delaware Department of Education will convene a team of stakeholders to collaboratively plan for the remainder of this school year, assess transition, and then continue to adjust and transform practices for the return to school for the ’20-’21 school year once public health officials determine it is safe to return.

Message to Parents
Message to Parents Spanish
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Below are some helpful links to resources you may need during this Coronavirus emergency.

NCC Vo-Tech students who need meals during this school closure will be served at any location that is providing meals. For up-to-date information on locations across New Castle County and the City of Wilmington, visit: https://www.nccvtns.com/. For all sites located in the entire State of Delaware, visit: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/page/4149. Information on meal distribution locations is also available by dialing 211.

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Please watch this 2-minute video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m91yAgVmG3A – from NCC Vo-Tech School District Superintendent Joseph Jones about our remote learning experience.
Reminder: Schools are closed for Spring Break Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13. Remote learning begins again Tuesday, April 14, which is the start of the 4th Marking Period.

Please see new dates added to the school district calendar at https://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/parents-prospective-students/district-calendar/

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Delaware Gov. John Carney has directed all schools to close until May 15.

Please see the Governor’s statement below.

Please read the following message from NCC Vo-Tech School District Superintendent Joseph Jones with information about this extended school closure.

Dear NCC Vo-Tech Families:

As we enter the second week of our school closures, I wanted to provide you with some important updates. I hope your family is well during this difficult time.

As I write this, Delaware is up to 87 confirmed cases of coronavirus according to the Division of Public Health, and Delaware Governor John Carney has just announced that schools will be closed until May 15. The announcement also stated that there will be a recommendation made to the State Board of Education that no district would go beyond the end of June.

How will this extended closure affect your child – everything from grades, to prom, to date for last day of school, and even graduation? As of now, we d not have those answers. We are working with state education officials to determine the best way to move forward. It is my sincere hope that we will have clearer information to share in the upcoming week.

We will continue to communicate with our school community throughout this pandemic. I appreciate your patience as we travel this difficult time together. Please know we are making decisions that are focused on meeting all of our students’ needs. When it comes to learning, we are investigating the best way to ensure all students have access to lessons and that they can meaningfully engage with instruction and with their teachers.

I am pleased to say that on our first day of posting material on Schoology, 75% of our students logged in to access any work that was posted. Based on this information, we will continue to post information, announcements, and Q and A’s for students on Schoology, as well as on social media and on our school websites. Please encourage your child to log in daily and read all that is posted.

We added an audio and video communications software application, Zoom, to all student Chromebooks and iPads over the weekend. While this was done primarily for our dual enrollment students, we are considering ways our teachers may be able to utilize Zoom to connect with our students.

We continue to post information on all school websites, social media accounts, and Schoology and are sending automated calls and emails to families in order to keep you informed. We’ve recently posted information about the following:

  1. A link to a listing of more than 100 meal distribution sites located in New Castle County;
  2. How students can contact the Wellness Center if they need medical information and/or help;
  3. Mental health tips from our school psychologists on how to cope during this trying time;
  4. How to care for younger siblings if students are pressed into childcare duties as parents work.

All school districts in New Castle County continue to collaborate and share information, since we know that many families may have children in multiple school districts.

Springtime is an incredible time of year. Athletic activities move from inside a gym to an outdoor field or track, days get longer, and excitement grows as we plan all of the end-of-year activities for 12th graders before they graduate. We know this is a difficult time for our students, and especially for our seniors. As the father of three teenagers myself, I understand the worry and stress this pandemic is causing. We are also ever mindful of those in our community who are now or may become ill, and we keep them all in our thoughts.

This is a challenging time for us all, and yet our strength is in our community. Our school district is fortunate to have creative, talented, and committed staff members who are working collectively to solve issues, anticipate challenges, and address the needs of our students. There will be disappointments and many changes to our normal routine. Despite these circumstances, I hope we can all approach the weeks to come with a generosity of spirit – kindness and concern, flexibility and tolerance.

Stay well,

Joseph Jones Ed.D.

Superintendent

NCC Vo-Tech School District

School Letter Governor Carney
 
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The Admissions Registration deadline has been extended from March 16 to March 30 for eighth grade students who have been offered assignment to a NCC Vo-Tech high school for next school year.

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