Weekly Message from ENSATS 11/12/2021

Good Afternoon Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Students:

We hope that you enjoyed the Veterans Day holiday and took some time to thank those that have served or are currently serving our country.  We have completed our first week of Quarter 2.  Teachers are finalizing Quarter 1 grades and report cards should be ready for viewing in Aspen at the end of next week.  

Upcoming Schedule

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

Monday, November 15

Day 4: Blue

Tuesday, November 16

Day 5: Blue

Wednesday, November 17

Day 6:  Green     8:45 am  Late Start 

Thursday, November 18

Day 7: Green

Friday, November 19

Day 8: Green

Safety Event

Last week, we had a former student gain access to our building during the school day.  Fortunately, with the help of observant staff members and security footage,  Administration and Security staff were alerted promptly and the individual was removed from the building.  This is an example of our safety training and practices at work.  

Hawk Holiday Hope

We have begun our annual school-wide community service learning project: Hawk Holiday Hope where students, staff, parents, and other groups involved with the school purchase holiday gifts to children in need through the Department of Children and Families in Salem.  This is a great opportunity to showcase our Hawk Family Pride! To learn more about this amazing project, please view this video: Hawk Holiday Hope Video

Customizable Sweatshirts

We now have customizable hoodies for sale through the school store.  They have your shop name on the back and can be personalized with a name on the sleeve.  While hoodies cannot be worn in CTE areas, these will be perfect for academic week or outside of school.  They will be ready in time for winter break.  

Follow this link to purchase: https://shop565.square.site/custom-shop-hoodies

Masks on Buses

As a reminder, it is a state mandate that all students and staff must wear masks while on school buses.  We have had several students over the past week who have boarded buses without a mask.  While the drivers typically have extra masks, they are running through the supplies quickly and often run out.  It is essential that your child arrives at the bus stop with a mask.  Students that do not have masks will not be allowed to board the buses.  We appreciate your cooperation with this mandate.  

MCAS Retests in English Language Arts

This coming week, we have a small number of juniors and seniors who will be taking the MCAS English Language Arts Retest on November 16th and 17th for juniors and an additional day of testing for seniors on November 18th.  We will be testing students across the street in Smith Hall and will provide students with breakfast, a snack, and if necessary, lunch.   

Activities: Week of November 15, 2021

The following document includes activities for the: Week of November 15, 2021.

COVID Dashboard

Here is the link to our COVID Dashboard.  This will be updated every week with the number of positive COVID-19 cases and the number of close contacts. 

Have a great weekend!


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

On Veteran’s Day, the Catherine Larkin Memorial was dedicated in Salem. Catherine is a graduate of Essex Aggie Homemaking School and we are rebuilding her cottage in memory and to recognize her sacrifice to our country.

Larkin Memorial Dedication

Larkin Memorial Dedication

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