Weekly Message from ENATS 11/10/2020

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:


This week we were able to celebrate some amazing achievements for our seniors.  On Tuesday, November 17th, 52 seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.  These students were recognized not only for their academic and career technical or agricultural excellence, but also for their leadership skills, commitment to community service, and outstanding character.  Then on Thursday, November 19th, 87 seniors received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.  This award is given to the students who scored in the top 25% of their class on the MCAS 2019 exams.  Congratulations to all of these students.  We are so proud of you!


Given our short week of school next week, our next message will be sent on Friday, December 4th.  We do want to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a Happy Thanksgiving.


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

Monday, November 23 Day 9: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Tuesday, November 24 Day 10: Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Wednesday, November 25

Regular 7:45 am Start

11:02 am Early Release

Day 1: Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Remote: Grade 9 Academic & Grade 12 CTE

Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Recess: No School
Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Recess: No School


Monday, November 30 Day 4: Blue On-Campus: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Remote: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Tuesday, December 1 Day 5: Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Wednesday, December 2

8:45 am Late Start

Day 6: Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Thursday, December 3 Day 7: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Friday, December 4 Day 8: Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics


New Information

Health Information

The state has seen an increase in COVID cases. We are working with state officials and our local DPH to ensure the safety of our students and staff. As you are aware, research has shown that cases are occurring at gatherings, parties, sleepovers, and not having/following protocols. The state has issued a mask wearing mandate. We ask that during this Thanksgiving you take into consideration our students who desperately want live instruction to continue. Also, if  you determine, as a family, to travel outside of Massachusetts, it is essential that you follow the state mandated guidelines.


Important Schedule Reminder 

With Thanksgiving next week, there will be no school on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th.  Wednesday, November 25th will be an early release day. Please note that this will not be an 8:45 am late start.  All students will begin classes (online or remotely) at 7:45 am and classes will end at 11:02 am.

Bell Schedule


Spirit Week 

The competition for the coveted Hawk Cup is in full swing.  There are still a few days left to earn Spirit Points for each class.  Click here for all the details about our Virtual Spirit Week.  At the end of the day on Thursday, November 19th, the seniors are in the lead with 210 points, but there is a lot of time left and many opportunities to earn points!


Open House

Our Annual Open House will be held virtually this year! We encourage all families to tune in tomorrow Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 9:00 am to watch our fabulous videos. Once live, you can watch at any time. You just may see one of your kids.


The Larkin Gala

Our Annual Larkin Gala to support the Larkin Cottage Building Project will be held virtually on December 4th! Find information here about Catherine Larkin. The event will feature Keynote Speaker, Senator Joan Lovely. Our silent auction will go live next week! Dinners for the event must be ordered by Tuesday, November 24th!


Activities: Week of November 23, 2020

Please review the following document for information about activities for the: Week of November 23, 2020.


News from the PTO

Learn step-by-step how to create a charcuterie board that is as gorgeous to look at as it is delicious to eat. Get expert tips and tricks on how to build a board that will delight you and really wow your family and friends!  A prize will be given to the participant with the best board! Please register today!



Please consider signing up for either volunteering your time to decorate for Hawk Holiday Hope 2020 or for lending some decorations to be used to transform Essex Tech to a Winter Wonderland for the students!



Prior Updates

Holiday Travel Information from the Nurses Office

We have been getting many inquiries from families regarding their holiday travel plans and the latest return-to-school protocols.  We would encourage families to follow the Massachusetts Travel Guidelines at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order and refer to your local Board of Health for any clarifications when making travel plans.  These questions are difficult for us to answer with COVID rates and restrictions changing regularly and specific to where you are traveling. Please keep in mind that Governor Baker is discouraging unnecessary travel and large gatherings this holiday season.  If you do decide to travel outside of the low-risk states (refer to updated guidance on the link above for the status of states because this changes frequently), know that per these guidelines upon return you must obtain a PCR COVID test and remain quarantined in your home until you receive the results.  While we want everyone at ENSATs to enjoy the holiday season, especially as we end such a challenging year, we ask that you to be safe and thoughtful in your planning.  Some additional recommendations and tips from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on celebrating the holidays safely can be found here.  https://www.mass.gov/news/thanksgiving-during-covid-19



Heidi T. Riccio, Ed.D., Superintendent-Director
Shannon Donnelly, M.A.T., Principal
Thomas O’Toole, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
565 Maple Street | Hathorne, MA 01937
(978) 304-4700 | EssexNorthShore.org
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Picture of the Week

The 2020 Sophomore Team Winners of the First Annual Fall Integration Academy. 




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