Weekly Message from ENSATS 1/15/2021

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:


We hope that all of our students, staff, and families are able to rest and relax over the long weekend and for the students’ return next week ready for the final two weeks of the semester.  More importantly, to remember why we have Monday off. Last year, we started to connect this day with a “Day of Service.” Members of our Culture Awareness Collective volunteered in Salem. Our ask is for all members of our community to give back in some way to honor MLK and his work.


Once again, here is the link to the ENSATS COVID Dashboard.  The dashboard is updated at the end of every week. We will provide the link in our weekly emails, but you can also find it on the Families page of our website in the COVID-19 section.


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

Monday, January 18 No School Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 19 Day 5 Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Wednesday, January 20

8:45 am Late Start

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

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Thursday, January 21 Day 7:  Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Friday, January 22 Day 8:  Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics


Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In keeping with our school-wide focus this year in equity and inclusion, we want to take this time to remember and honor the important work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..  It was King who dedicated his life to ensure that all people be afforded equal opportunity and access and, in his words, “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  We believe that our work in vocational education and teaching students to be responsible citizens is aligned to King’s vision for America.


Dress for Success

As a reminder to Grade 9 Exploratory students, please review the “Dress for Success” document that you received in your orientation folders.  For safety, students should not be wearing sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, open toe shoes, or hoodies and must always wear safety glasses in CTE areas.



Superintendent Mid Cycle Review

At the January 14, 2021 school committee meeting, Superintendent Riccio presented the mid cycle review. This is in alignment with her SMARTIE goals. By unanimous vote, it was approved. If you would like more information on this process, please contact her directly at hriccio@essextech.net or 978-304-4673.


Family Resources

We are pleased to share two resources that may be of interest to our families:


Activities: Week of January 18, 2021

Please review the following document for information about activities for the Week of January 18, 2021.





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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Picture of the Week

Click the photo to watch Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.


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