Weekly Message from ENSATS 4/1/2021

Good Evening Caregivers & Students:

 

It is hard to believe that today is April first.  We have just one more week of Quarter 3, with grades closing on April 9th.  Students should be sure to connect with their teachers to complete any necessary assignments.   We want to see all students finish Quarter 3 successfully and enter Quarter 4 ready to finish strong.

 

Here is a quick preview of the schedule for next week:

Monday, April 5 – Day 4: Blue

Remote:

Grade 9 Academics

On-Campus:

Grade 11 Academics

Grade 10 & Grade 12 CTE

 

Tuesday, April 6 – Day 5: Blue

Remote:

Grade 11 Academics

On-Campus:

Grade 9 Academics

Grade 10 & Grade 12 CTE

 

Wednesday, April 7 – Day 6: Green

8:45 am Late Start

Remote:

Grade 10 Academics

On-Campus:

Grade 12 Academics

Grade 9 & Grade 11 CTE

 

Thursday, April 8 – Day 7: Green

Remote:

Grade 12 Academics

On-Campus:

Grade 10 Academics

Grade 9 & Grade 11 CTE

 

Friday, April 9 – Day 8 Green

Remote:

Grade 10 Academics

On-Campus:

Grade 12 Academics

Grade 9 & Grade 11 CTE

 

 

Phase 3 Reopening

We will be presenting our Phase 3 Reopening Plan to our School Committee on Wednesday, April 7.  This plan will allow for 100% of our students to return to campus.  Pending approval from the School Committee we will begin our Phase 3 Reopening on Wednesday, April 28th.  We will provide more details in our memo next week.

 

Kindness Week

During the week of April 12th, we will be celebrating Kindness Week at Essex Tech.  Thanks to the planning by our very own Officer Chase and many staff members, this week will include a variety of activities that allow our students and staff to let others know how much they are appreciated and spread kindness and positivity in our community. These activities will include writing thank you cards, sending thank you videos, volunteering to read books about kindness to elementary school children and many other surprises. We will also have a presentation with Dr. Adolph Brown.  Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who specializes in implicit bias. He teaches across the country and was the youngest tenured full university professor in the United States at the age of 29. Dr. Brown works to encourage teachers, nurturing family members, and supporting community agencies.  We hope the students will be moved by his engaging presentation and positive message.

 

This week will lead up to One Boston Day, which is celebrated on April 15th.  One Boston Day began after the Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013, and the goal is to encourage people everywhere to commit random acts of kindness.  For more information about One Boston Day please visit: One Boston Day

 

As part of Kindness Week, we are excited to announce the Essex North Shore Kindness Award.  If you would like to nominate someone from the Essex Tech community who exemplifies the traits of generosity, teamwork, compassion, selflessness, and kindness, please click on this link and scan the QR code.

 

Safety Reminders

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed that some students are not following the COVID safety protocols as carefully as they should.  As a reminder, all students must wear masks at all times when on campus (except at lunch or mask breaks).  This means that masks must be on when students are walking to and from buses or cars.  Masks also must be worn properly; covering both the nose and mouth.  Students must also maintain appropriate social distancing (6 feet whenever possible).  We will be referring students who will not comply with these guidelines to the Assistant Principals for disciplinary consequences.  This will be noted as a COVID violation which is as serious as an OSHA violation and the student may be asked to leave school for the day. We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe and in school learning!

 

4:00 Late Buses

We are very pleased to announce that we will begin running 4:00 pm late buses, beginning on Tuesday, April 6th.  The 4:00 late buses will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  They do not run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please note that there are only nine 4:00 buses; therefore the route number and stops may be different from the route/stop for regular morning and afternoon runs.  In order to ride the 4:00 pm late bus, students must sign up in the morning by 9:15 am.  The digital sign-up form is available on the Families tab of the website, scroll down to transportation and click the sign up for 4:00 buses button. If students are unsure of their route or stop, they should go to the Main Office for assistance. The 5:45 pm late buses will continue to run daily for students participating in athletics. As a point of clarification: 4:00 pm buses will pick up students at the front of the building and 5:45 pm buses will pick up students at the back of the building by the gym.  The 4:00 late buses are available for students who are staying after school for extra help or for student activities.  Students are not permitted to remain after school unless they are with a teacher or advisor.

 

Senior Sign Pick-up

If you have not yet been able to pick up a lawn sign for your senior, you can stop by school Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please see Mrs. Kelly at the Main Entrance. There are also a few extra signs that can be purchased for $10, first come first serve.

 

News from the Media Center

Please click here to read the latest edition of the Media Center newsletter: Between the Lines

 

Spring College Fairs

The New England Association for College Admissions Counseling Spring College Fairs will be held on Wednesday, April 14th from 7:00-8:30 pm and Sunday, May 16th from 1:00-3:00 pm.  Over 180 colleges are registered to participate in the program. Registration for students is required, but free!  To register and for helpful resources, please visit: https://www.neacac.org/virtual-spring-college-fair-student—school-counselor-registration-2021.

 

COVID Dashboard

Here 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.

 

ENSATS Baseball

For those interested in playing baseball this spring, please complete the following Baseball SurveyIf you have any questions please email Coach Beauparlant at [email protected].

 

Activities: Week of April 5, 2021

Please review the following document for information about activities for the Week of April 5, 2021.

 

HTRSMDTJO

 

Sincerely,

Heidi T. Riccio, Ed.D., Superintendent-Director
Shannon B. 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

Our first goats of the season were born this week. They are joining several new lambs and waiting for a few more new baby goats as well.

Kiddo