Message from ENSATS 9/16/2022

Good Evening Families:


We had a great turnout for Back-to-School Night on Tuesday. If you were able to join us, we hope that you enjoyed meeting your student’s teachers. If you were not able to attend and have questions, please email the teacher(s) directly.   

Upcoming Schedule

Here is a preview of the schedule for the next week.  

Monday, September 19, 2022 Day 4: Blue
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Day 5: Blue
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Day 6: Green  8:45 am start
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Day 7: Green
Friday, September 23, 2022 Day 8: Green


Mom Ball

We want to wish our Essex Tech moms softball team the best of luck in the Beverly Mom Ball tournament this weekend! Thank you to those who donated food to the cause. Go Hawks!


Grade-Level Assemblies

There will be grade-level assemblies the week of the 19th for grades 10, 11, and 12. Teachers should attend with their students.

  • 9.20.22
    • 11th grade at 8:45 am in gymnasium
  • 9.22.22 
    • 10th grade at 8:45 am in gymnasium
    • 12th grade at 10:00 am in gymnasium


Picture Day for Grades 10, 11, and 12

We have scheduled Picture Day on Tuesday, September 27th for grades 10 and 12 and Thursday, September 29th for grade 11. We will send an email to families when photos are available for purchase. 


Enhanced Lockdown Training

During F-block on Wednesday, September 28th, we will conduct a school-wide Enhanced Lockdown lesson and drill. This training provides lessons and information for all facets of response in the event of an emergency. Teachers will review the components of Enhanced Lockdown with students prior to the drill.


Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month!

As we continue our work with diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are excited to begin Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with some planned activities in classes and CTAE, Dance Studio, our Cafeteria, U-ACT, and more! Stay tuned for more information!


Homecoming Dance!

We are excited to bring back the fall Homecoming Dance! It will take place on October 15, 2022. If anyone is interested in volunteering to assist, please contact Heather Fullerton at We will be sending a form out to families shortly.


Late Buses

The 4:15 pm late buses will be running starting on Monday, September 19th. The 4:15 pm buses allow students who stay at school for extra help or extra-curricular activities to get a ride home. 4:15 buses only run on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The 5:45 pm sports buses, which run for the athletes, will run Monday through Friday. All students must sign up for the 4:15 pm and 5:45 pm late bus using the online form by 9:30 am each morning. 


After-School Academic Support

We will begin After-School Academic Support in our Media Center from 3:45 to 4:15 pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, and run every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. In addition to meeting with teachers during their posted hours for after-school support, the work in the Media Center is an opportunity for all students to stay after school and work on any homework or longer-term projects in a structured learning environment. We will have academic content teachers along with a special education teacher available two days for Math/Science and two days for English/History/Spanish. We will announce these specific days in next week’s Family/Caregiver Email.  


Grade 10 MCAS Results

We anticipate that results for last spring’s grade 10 MCAS testing in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Biology will be made public sometime on or before September 30, 2022, per the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Once these results are made available, we will mail them to you directly sometime in October.


School Safety Presentation

On Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm, our School Resource Officer Michael Chase will give a school safety presentation. If you would like to learn about all of the things we are doing at Essex Tech to keep our community safe, please join us. We will also have a Zoom link to the presentation for those that cannot attend in person. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Please email me directly at, if you would like to attend and need translation services.


Project Adventure Fall Program at Essex Tech 

The School Counseling Department is pleased to announce our continued partnership with Project Adventure to bring  Adventure-Based Counseling (ABC) opportunities to our Essex Tech students this fall. This programming allows for students to make new connections with peers in a supportive and guided setting every Thursday after school from September 29-December 8. Late Bus transportation is available. Please click here for more information. 


Essex Tech College Fair & Senior Post-Secondary Information Session

The School Counseling Department encourages senior and junior students to attend our Annual College Fair on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. It is anticipated that over 40 private and public colleges and universities will be in attendance. Students and caregivers who plan to attend are asked to pre-register for this event by completing this link by October 10, 2022: REQUIRED: COLLEGE FAIR 2022 PRE-REGISTRATION. Senior students and their caregivers can also visit with School Counselors for post-secondary planning guidance during this event. 


Additional Community-Based College Fairs

Monday, September 26, 2022
Greater Essex County College & Career Fair 6:00 pm  Newburyport High School 

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School College Fair 6:30 pm 


In case you missed it!

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Heidi T. Riccio, Ed.D., Superintendent-Director
Shannon B. Donnelly, M.A.T., Principal
Thomas J. O’Toole, Assistant Superintendent 
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Photos from the week:


9/11 Thank you

9/11 Thank you

Our Grade 10 United States History I classes completed “Thank You for Your Service” cards for our local police and fire departments to thank them for their service in remembrance of 9/11. The cards were designed and printed by our DMC students. Ms. Cook’s Grade 10 Health classes not only made their cards but also collected donations and purchased pizza, coffee, and cake for the Peabody Police and Fire Departments. Here is Ms. Cook making the deliveries. Thank you to Ms. Cook and her students for going the extra mile!

Collision Career Discovery

Collision Career Discovery

Students in the Auto Collision, Repair, & Refinishing program dug right into the school year and began practicing their techniques on hoods! As you see, they are working safely! While the upperclassmen were doing that, Discovery students were learning more about the program! We can’t wait to see what this year brings!

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