Weekly Message from ENSATS 12/18/2020

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:


It has been an exciting and very busy week at Essex Tech.  We welcomed our students back to campus, collected over 1200 gifts for Hawk Holiday Hope, had a door decorating contest, an ugly sweater contest, picture retakes, a flu shot clinic, prepared for the Virtual Larkin Gala, and had a snow day.  Wow!


The snow day was a great way to be tech-free, help a neighbor, have some fun, and relax! Thank you to all those that shared pictures. We think we just started a new tradition at Essex Tech!


Please note: We will have a 7:45 am start on Wednesday, December 23rd, and students will be dismissed at 11:02 am for the Holiday Break.  


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

Monday, December 21 Day 9: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics
Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics
Tuesday, December 22 Day 5: Blue On-Campus: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE
Remote: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE
Wednesday, December 23
7:45 am Start
11:02 am Release
Day 1: Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE
Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE


New Information

IMPORTANT Schedule Change 

As a reminder, we have changed 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.  Therefore, the Freshmen and Seniors will be on campus for live classes on Monday, December 21st, and Tuesday, December 22nd.  Sophomores and Juniors will be on campus on Wednesday, December 23rd.


Hawk Holiday Hope 

In celebrating our fifth year of Hawk Holiday Hope, once again, our students and staff have amazed us with their generosity.  As a community, we were able to collect over 1200 gifts for children in DCF care.  This annual community service event will bring holiday joy to 145 children in need on the North Shore.  It was exciting to see how happy the students were to deliver their presents for the kids.


We would like to extend a special thanks to the Essex North Shore PTO and the many parent volunteers who gave up time over the weekend to turn the school into a winter wonderland. It made the festivities this week even better when students returned to school after being remote and seeing all the twinkling lights, garland, and inflatables everywhere!  Thank you for all you do for our students and staff.  We appreciate you!


Updated Schedule

We have updated the school calendar to reflect the change to the schedule for December 22nd and the additional day in June to make up the snow day. The new calendar is available on our website at https://essexnorthshore.org/calendar/.


Activities: Week of December 21, 2020

Please review the following document for information about activities for the Week of December 21, 2020.





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

Please click on the photo to enjoy our video of Hawk Holiday Hope.


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