Weekly Message from ENSATS 2/12/2021

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:


It is hard to believe that we have already reached February vacation! We hope that all our Essex Tech family have a restful vacation and stay healthy.  


Here again, is the link to the ENSATS COVID Dashboard.  This dashboard is updated at the close 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 the week after vacation.

Monday, February 22 Day 4: Blue On-Campus: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Remote: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Tuesday, February 23 Day 5: Blue On-Campus: Grade 9 Academics & Grade 12 CTE

Remote: Grade 11 Academics & Grade 10 CTE

Wednesday, February 24

8:45 am Late Start

Day 6:  Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11CTE & Grade 10 Academics

Thursday, February 25 Day 7: Green On-Campus: Grade 11 CTE  & Grade 10 Academics

Remote: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Friday, February 26 Day 8: Green On-Campus: Grade 9 CTE & Grade 12 Academics

Remote: Grade 11 CTE & Grade 10 Academics


Lynn Lyons Presentations

Lynn Lyons is a speaker and psychotherapist from Concord, New Hampshire who works with children and families to manage anxiety disorders.  Lynn will be speaking to our students during a virtual presentation and the dates are below.  The presentation includes: “NOW What? The Keys to Emotional Management.” Students need strategies to help themselves manage the uncertainty and intensity of our current environment. We will focus on skills needed for emotional management, including how to increase flexibility, tolerate uncertainty, communicate effectively, and replace catastrophic thinking with problem-solving.  She will be presenting to the Grade 10 and 11 students on Monday, February 22, 2021 and to the Grade 9 and 12 students on Friday, February 26, 2021.   Lynn will host a virtual parent meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:00 pm, where she will present, “ Managing Emotional Health During Uncertain Times.”  To join the meeting please visit: essexnorthshore.org/familyevents


ENSATS Family and Community Zoom Series

We are proud to offer an ENSATS Family and Community Zoom Series of workshops.  Please see the informational flyer for more details.


Cooperative Education Update

Juniors will be eligible for Cooperative Education positions on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  Our Cooperative Education Coordinator, Ms. Berube, and Career Counselor, Ms. Shea, are working with juniors now to get them ready to start their placements when we return from the break.  Any juniors with questions related to Co-op can reach out to Mrs. Berube or Ms. Shea.


CTE Selection

We are excited to report that grade 9 students have been placed in their CTE programs. While many are ecstatic because they received their first choice, others may be disappointed because they are on a waitlist for their program of choice. Please know, we have maximized the number of seats in our programs that tend to have waitlists. We consider teacher loads, safety considerations, and space capacity. We appreciate your understanding and know that your child will receive an excellent technical and agricultural education!


Fall II Sports

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Essex North Shore School Committee approved Football, Cheerleading, Girls Volleyball, and Indoor Track and Field to be played during the “Fall 2” season.  This season will run from February 22 to April 25, 2021.  Please be on the lookout for an informational letter regarding registration and tryouts from Athletic Director, Ms. Lalli, sometime next week.


Virtual FAFSA Form Completion Night

A Virtual Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA Form Completion Night will be hosted by the North Shore Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The North Shore EOC has partnered with Essex North Shore to offer families of senior students one-to-one advising for completing their FAFSA forms.   If a senior student and their caregiver are interested in an individual session with an EOC advisor, please complete this brief registration form by Friday, February 26, 2021FAFSA Form Completion Registration Form  For more information, click here EOC FAFSA completion flyer or contact the EOC directly at eoc@northshore.edu or call (781) 477-2114.


Reopening Plan 

The Commissioner announced that school transportation restrictions have been relaxed. This will help us in our effort to bring back 75% of our students in the near future. Our action teams have reconvened to address how best to implement these changes to our Hybrid Learning Model.  Our goal is to bring all students currently following a Hybrid schedule back to full-time CTE in-person learning. Please help us as we prepare for this transition by completing a brief survey that can be found HERE.


Activities: Week of February 22, 2021

Please review the following document for information about activities for the Week of February 22, 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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Pictures of the Week

As the Fall Season II was just approved, a special team worked long hours to remove snow from the field!

Snowy Field clear field

A special thank you!

Have we told you that we have awesome kids?  Students from Health Assisting sending a special thank you to our Food Service staff for lunch prepared during their CNA examination!

Thank you card

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