October 2021 - The More You Know


Important Dates!

Oct. 8th: No School (Inservice)

Oct. 11th: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct. 12th: College Fair @ St. Michael's College 6:30-8:30 PM in the Tarrant Recreation Center

Oct. 13th: COLLEGE VISIT @ CTE: Southern New Hampshire University @ 1:00 in Mrs. Wilson's Room

Oct 15th: Northern Vermont University: Johnson campus open house.

Oct 16th: Northern Vermont University: Lyndon campus open house.

Oct 20Th: COLLEGE VISIT @ CTE: Champlain College - Visiting specific programs. See Emmy for details.

Oct. 21st: Virtual College Fair from 6:00-8:00 PM - Registration coming soon

Oct. 27th: VSAC Financial Forms Day @ CTE for Seniors from 10-12 in the CTE Conference Room

Oct. 29th: First Quarter Grading Period Closes

FREE Weekly Covid Testing for Students!

Vermont schools will be conducting weekly testing by way of a quick, non-invasive nasal swab, collected under the supervision of a school nurse, or other trained staff. Unlike many COVID-19 tests of the past, these are easy for students five years and older to perform themselves under supervision.

Students may only participate in the program with permission from a parent or guardian. For anyone 18 or older, they would fill out the adult form. For children under 18 to participate in the program, families must sign this consent form on behalf of your student. There is no charge for participating. Any student aged five years or older, as well as any EWSD staff member, is eligible to participate.

If you sign the consent form for your student, or if you sign it as a staff member, tests will be administered weekly (each Monday that school is in session) starting on October 18 District-wide as part of this opt-in program. If you opt-in but later decide you no longer want to participate, then please contact your school nurse to let them know.

In advance of signing the consent form, it is important to the EWSD that you are fully informed regarding the process and that we answer any questions you might have. To learn more about the COVID-19 testing program, please visit the Agency of Education’s Covid-19 Surveillance Testing Program Overview.

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You Have the Skills! Vermont Works for Women hosts an interactive virtual workshop, to support women, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks ages 16+ to reach their goals, wherever they are in their career journey.

October 19, 5:30-6:30 pm. Have you ever seen a job listing that excites you, but don’t apply because you have never done that specific job before?

In this workshop you will learn how to identify your transferable skills and how your skills and experience qualify you for a greater range of jobs than you may have thought. With a clear understanding of how to articulate your experience to employers, you will walk away with greater confidence for your job search! Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and discover the skills you have to get the job you want!

Register here

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

How do I know if it's bullying behavior?

  • It's one-sided
  • It happens over a period of time and is repeated
  • The intent is to embarrass, ridicule, and/or harm

What Can I do?

  • Tell the person to stop (if you feel safe)
  • Don't retaliate
  • Tell a trusted adult
  • Do not be a bystander! If you see something, say something.

Save the Date (Oct. 19) - John Halligan, Ryan's Story

The EWSD is happy to offer this impactful presentation by local speaker and author John Halligan, on Tuesday, October 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the EHS auditorium. John lost his 13-year-old son, Ryan, to suicide on October 7, 2003. Ryan was a student in Essex Junction, and he had been bullied by his peers both at school and online.

In this presentation for students and families, John discusses the lessons he learned from his family tragedy. He touches on practical recommendations regarding the safe use of technology and presents ideas on how we can all be active bystanders in preventing suicide and bullying. Learn more about John and Ryan's story here.

For more information, contact Sarah Warrington, Executive Assistant, EWSD Student Support Services, at swarrington@ewsd.org.

National Coming Out Day (October 11th)

National Coming Out Day was first observed more than 30 years ago on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Coming out means that someone is able to share with others who they are and what is important to them, rather than having to hide or lie about their identity. According to the Human Rights Campaign, one out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian.

Tips for Parents {Teachers, Mentors…} of Queer Kids on National Coming Out Day - How to Be Supportive

Taken from the EWSD Employee Newsletter

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Lindsay Ackley: lackley@ewsd.org - Building, Cosmetology, Dental, Health Info, Natural, Pre-Tech 1, 3 & 4

Emmy Charron: echarron@ewsd.org - Auto, Childhood Ed, CAWD, CST, DCM, Engineering, Pro Foods, Pre-Tech 2 & 5

Chris Chase: cchase@ewsd.org - Sending School & Community Relations Coordinator

The Center for Technology, Essex does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national

origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or age in its programs or

activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the

nondiscrimination policies: Bob Travers, Director

2 Educational Drive Suite 200 Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-879-5558 btravers@ewsd.org