Mid-Fall Term Updates and Information

PowerSchool Is Vital for Communication

We encourage every parent and guardian to access PowerSchool on a weekly basis. The parent portal allows you to see your child’s current academic progress, email their teachers, and access their attendance records. With this information, communication between the child, parents, and instructors will be enhanced.

Fall Term Progress Reports Available for Viewing

We are now midway through the first term of the school year. Progress reports are in the final stages of preparation and will be available in PowerSchool beginning October 31. If you notice that your child is not performing up to expectations, they are encouraged to attend our Academic Assistance Program. The Academic Assistance Program is held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students and parents are encouraged to contact their guidance counselor for more information or to seek assistance.

ACT Practice Test Coming in November

Passaic County Technical Institute is committed to providing opportunities for growth to all students. we will be administering an ACT Practice Test – at no charge – for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on Wednesday, November 22. This full-length ACT Practice Test will mirror the actual ACT test that most students will take during their junior year of high school. This will be an excellent opportunity to see how they might perform on the ACT test.

The practice ACT test scores will be provided to every student as well as a detailed explanation of how to interpret their practice test scores will also be provided for you and your child. The scores from the practice test will not be sent to any college or university nor will they be used by Passaic County Technical Institute for placement in Language Arts or Math classes for the 2018-2019 school year. The intent is to give each student an opportunity to experience the ACT test, actual testing conditions, and highlight the importance of college entrance exams.

Please discuss with your child the importance of this ACT practice test and urge them to take full advantage of this opportunity. In the meantime, should you have any questions about the ACT, please visit their website.

Busing Information

Many families were affected by the decision of the Paterson Public Schools to no longer provide courtesy busing for any Paterson-resident student who lives less than 2.5 miles from PCTI. In response to this decision, the PCTI Board of Education decided to provide courtesy busing for the 2017-2018 school year for all students who reside less than 2.5 miles from PCTI.

Be mindful that courtesy busing for students who reside less than 2.5 miles from PCTI will not be provided by the PCTI Board of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. Beginning September 2018, all families who reside less than 2.5 miles from PCTI will be required to provide their own transportation (to and from PCTI) for their children.

PCTI Education Foundation Car Show

The PCTI Education Foundation Bulldog Car Show is being held on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Information about the event can be found here.

Tech on Twitter

As a large and extremely active school, PCTI makes every effort (using Twitter) to promote the great things our students are doing, awards earned, and small successes of students and staff.  Keep up with all of the great things:
  • Official School: @PCTI1
  • Principal: @mikeparent
  • Athletics: @PCTIAthletics
  • Dance: @pctidancers
  • Theater: @pctitheater
  • Guidance: @pcti_Counseling
  • GSA: @pcti_gsa
  • ASL Club: @pcti_signclub
  • LMTI: @Pcti_TI_ti
  • PCTI Activities: @Pcti_activities
  • PCTI Video: @PCTITechTV
  • PCTI Class of 2018: @PCTICO2018
  • PCTI Class Of 2019: @PCTIClassOf2019
  • PCTI Class of 2020: @Pcti2020
  • PCTI Class Of 2021: @PCTI_2021

Articles of Interest

Below are some educational and Career and Technical Education (CTE) articles that may be of interest to parents.