Director's Message

Career Tech Students and Parents,
 
Greetings all! As we quickly approach the start of the 2018-19 school year I want to send a few updates and reminders about the Career Tech education classes offered through the Four Cities Compact.
 
To begin, I want to make you aware of the starting dates at each school and remind you that the Compact buses run beginning Monday, August 20 which is the first day of school at Barberton HS. The opening days for the other schools
are as follows: both Norton HS and Wadsworth HS open on Tuesday, August 21, and Copley HS begins on Wednesday, August 22. The first day of the program school district is the first day all students enrolled in that program report (even if their home school has not started yet). Again, Compact buses will be running. The bus schedule is included and posted on our website: www.fourcitiescompact.org
 
Also, a reminder the Four Cities Compact office (330-335-1479) is staffed by four people:
Secretary: Mrs. Laura Kerstetter
Job Placement Counselor: Mr. Ryan Whited 330-335-1384
Career Pathways Counselor: Mrs. Corinne Magensky 330-335-9412
Compact Director Mr. Roger Wright 330-335-1309
 
All of us would be happy to answer any general questions you may have about programs or Compact operations. More specific questions regarding the programs should be directed to program instructors.
 
Other helpful info for quick reference- school Attendance Numbers and Compact Counselors :
Barberton HS: 330-753-1084        Mr. Chris Bruner 330-753-1084 ext. 25511
Copley HS: 330-664-4823             Mrs. Jenny Morganti 330-664-4827
Norton: 330-706-2760                   Mrs. Jessica Williams 330-825-6104
Wadsworth:330-335-1370             Mrs. Jodie McInnes 330-335-1381
 
Some other items to be aware of are:
  • All Compact programs put a strong emphasis on sound attendance. Absences that impact both schools should be reported at both schools.
  • Students attending two high schools fall under the adopted Codes of Conduct for each building.
  • Students may drive themselves (but not others) to their Compact program only with permission obtained on their home school parking pass form. Driving privileges may be revoked for rule violations, including tardiness.
  • Some programs have special fees and costs associated with needed materials, uniforms, and supplies.
  • Beyond our webpage we now have several ways to get timely information about the Compact out to parents/students. Please review the following options:
    1. Email : If you would like to sign up to be included in emails from the Compact please go to our website and click on the “Students and Parents” tab then the subcategory “Compact Email List”.
    2. Text Messages : if you would like to be contacted via text message through the Remind system you can send a text to the number 81010. In the message bar type @compacts then send.
    3. Facebook : go to the Four Cities Compact Facebook page.
I wish all of you a great start to the new school year. Please take advantage of every opportunity to learn and
prepare yourself for the years ahead and let me know if there is anything I can do to help you along the way.
 
Roger Wright
Director Four Cities Compact