Weekly Message from ENSATS 9/18/2020

Good Evening Caregivers & Students,

 

It has been amazing to have our students back to school this week.  All of our effort and preparation over the last few months was so worthwhile when we saw students learning and working in their CTE programs and classrooms this week. Thank you for your patience as we all adjust to our new COVID protocols and the new school schedule.

 

Here is a quick preview of the schedule for this coming week.

Monday, September 21 Day 4: Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Tuesday, September 22 Day 5: Blue On-Campus: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Remote: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Wednesday, September 23

8:45 Late Start

Day 6: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Thursday, September 24 Day 7: Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Friday, September 25 Day 8: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

 

Student Drop Off and Pick Up

As a reminder, students should be dropped off and picked up in the back of the building by the gymnasium.  We appreciate your patience as we manage our traffic patterns over the first few days.  We have made a few adjustments to the bus drop off-plan, and we hope this will alleviate some of the traffic congestion in the mornings.  We will continue to make adjustments as needed next week to make the process as smooth as possible.

 

Remote Attendance

Teachers will be taking attendance during remote learning.  Students must be present during online classes as absences on remote days will count toward the total number of absences a student accrues.  Students are allowed 10 unexcused absences per year (5 in each semester).  If your child is ill and cannot attend in-person classes or remote classes, please call the absence line to report the absence.  If a parent provides a note to document the absence it will be marked excused.

 

Virtual Learning Program 

Our Virtual Learning Program starts Monday, September 21st for ENSATS students who have opted out of the Hybrid Model.  VLP students will receive an email regarding Schoology and their Pre-courseware assignments by Monday morning.  These students will participate in virtual coursework through Edgenuity and be guided by ENSATS teacher mentors. The contact person for the VLP is Janet Norris. She can be reached at [email protected]

 

Athletics Update

Athletics will begin on Monday, September 21st, I wanted to share the email Ms. Lalli sent earlier this week regarding tryouts, schedules, and protocols.  If you have specific questions please email Ms. Lalli at [email protected].

 

COVID Protocols from the Health Office

We wanted to share additional guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding COVID Protocols.

 

Remote Day Lunch Pick Up

Our Food Service Department will provide lunch to your child if you want them to on the days that they are learning remotely.  If you would like to sign your child up for Remote Day Lunch Pick Up, please email our Food Service Director, Grace Clarke, at [email protected].  Lunches will be prepared the day before and will be available for students to pick up in the main cafeteria before they leave school on their in-person day.

 

Updated Calendar

We have again adjusted the school calendar for the 2020-21 school year. The most recent version of the calendar, as well as the hybrid learning schedules for each grade, are available on the Calendar page of our website at https://essexnorthshore.org/calendar/.

 

 

Sincerely,

Heidi T. Riccio, Ed.D., Superintendent-Director
Shannon Donnelly, M.A.T., Principal
Thomas O’Toole, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent