Weekly Message from ENSATS 1/8/2021

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:


We are happy to have our students and staff back on campus.  We are in the final stretch of Quarter 2. Students have seven days of academics and seven days of CTE remaining in the quarter.  Now is the time for students to make up any missing work or assignments.


As promised, the ENSATS COVID Dashboard is ready.  We will update the dashboard at the end of each week.


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

Monday, January 11 Day 9: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Tuesday, January 12 Day 10 Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Wednesday, January 13

8:45 am Late Start

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

Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Thursday, January 14 Day 2:  Blue On-Campus: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Remote: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Friday, January 15 Day 3:  Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE


Calendar Updates

We have updated the District calendar again.  We realize that there have been many updates to the calendar this year, and your flexibility with these changes is greatly appreciated.  The most recent changes will be found in March 2021 when we adjusted the days because grade 10 students will not be taking MCAS during March.  It is anticipated that we will have to make additional adjustments in the months of May and June once our MCAS testing dates for students in grades 10 and 11 are confirmed.  We have also updated the grade-level Hybrid calendars for Quarter 3.  All of the calendars can be found at https://essexnorthshore.org/calendar/


Picture Retakes

Lifetouch will be present on campus Thursday, January 14th for picture retakes for any student who requires them.  This is a rescheduled opportunity due to the snow day in December. All students who registered previously will be provided an appointment time and will be sent a pass through our SmartPass system.


Family Resources

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


Activities: Week of January 11, 2021

Please review the following document for information about activities for the Week of January 11, 2021




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


Picture of the Week

On January 6, 2021, Willy Burgos received his US Citizenship. Willy is the husband of Dianne Domenech. I (Dr. Riccio) graduated from Lawrence High School with her in 1987 (yikes)! Dianne oversees the math and science outreach program for minority students at Phillips Andover Academy. I saw this picture on my Instagram page and thought, “This is the USA.” I hope that we, as a country, and even more locally, as a school community, can come together and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual person and what they bring to the table. Congratulations, Willy! You are the face of hope.


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