Weekly Message from ENSATS 11/25/2020

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:


We want to wish all of our families and staff a Happy Thanksgiving.  We are so grateful for all of your patience as we navigate all of the changes that came with the Coronavirus pandemic. While some of us may not be celebrating in the same way we are accustomed to, we appreciate your support of our students, our staff, and our Essex Tech family!


As a reminder, we will begin two weeks of full-remote learning on Monday, November 30th. This is not intended to be a long-term shutdown, and we will return to our Hybrid Learning Model on Monday, December 14th.  Please note that all Special Education supports will remains in place during remote learning, including Curriculum Support, Academic Support, Speech, along with Reading and Math support classes.   In addition, Grade 10, 11, and 12 Career Enrichment classes and Grade 9 Health classes will be taught remotely on the days that students would have been in those classes (please see schedule below).


Monday, November 30 Day 4: Blue Full-Remote Learning: All grades

Grade 12 will have remote Career Enrichment Classes

Tuesday, December 1 Day 5: Blue Full-Remote Learning: All grades

Grade 10 will have remote Career Enrichment Classes

Wednesday, December 2

8:45 am Late Start

Day 6: Green Full-Remote Learning: All grades

Grade 11 will have remote Career Enrichment Classes

Thursday, December 3 Day 7: Green Full-Remote Learning: All grades

Grade 9 will have remote Health Classes

Friday, December 4 Day 8: Green Full-Remote Learning: All grades

Grade 11 will have remote Career Enrichment Classes


Food Assistance During Full-Remote Learning

We want to continue supporting our families who may need assistance with meals during the two weeks that students are working remotely.  If your family needs assistance please review the following letter to learn more about how we can help.


Freshman Exploratory #4

Freshman Exploratory #4 falls during the two-week full-remote learning period; therefore, we will extend Exploratory #4 for an additional week.  This will give our 9th graders the opportunity to have two in-person days in the CTE areas to learn more about the program.  Please review the following letter from our Director of School Counseling and Directors of Career and Technical Education for additional information regarding Freshmen Exploratory, including the CTE Selection Process Parent Information Session scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd.


Schedule Change

There will be a very small adjustment to the schedule when we return from full-remote learning.  In order to provide equal time for all grades for in-person academic and CTE classes, we are going to change Tuesday, December 22nd from a Day 10 to a Day 5.  In addition, we are going to have Freshmen and Seniors in school and Sophomores and Juniors learning remotely.  This change will give every grade two on-campus days in Academics and two on-campus days for CTE before the holiday vacation.


Larkin Cottage Silent Auction is NOW LIVE!

Our auction is ready to take bids!  Please click on the link for some awesome items made by our students or donated by our community members! SILENT AUCTION


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 into a Winter Wonderland for the students!





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
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Video of the Week

While we couldn’t hold our traditional Spirit Week and Pep Rally, with a lot of work by our Culture Committee and our awesome Assistant Principals, we were able to have our first and hopefully only Virtual Spirit Week.  Here is a short video of some events from last year along with clips from this week.  Enjoy!

Virtual Spirit Week Video

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