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Bus Evacuation Drills

Beginning next week, students will participate in a bus evacuation drill. Per the Vermont state law on emergency evacuation, students must receive instruction in safe riding practices including in-person school bus evacuations.

Emergency Evacuation Drills

For the 2022-2023 school year, EHS and CTE will hold joint fire drills in September, October, December, February, April, and June. The September fire drill will be the week of 9/5/22.

We will hold run-hide-fight/resist training in September, November, and January.

Please visit the EWSD District Safety website for additional information, and feel free to reach out to Garry Scott, Director of Facilities & District Safety, at (802) 857 - 7043 should you have questions.


Students, please make sure to return your textbooks if you have not done so already. Teachers need textbooks back in order to assign them to new students. Thank you!
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Picture Day is next Friday, September 9th, 2022

Order forms have been handed out to advisories and families can pre-order using this link. Password is ehs322

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Parking and Drop Off/Pick Up

Parking: Starting on September 12th, 2022, students will need a parking permit to park on school grounds during regular school hours. Juniors and Seniors can apply for a permit here.

Parking permits will open up for Sophomores later in the school year based on availability.

Visitor parking is available in the horseshoe loop in front of the school.

Drop off and pick up: Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Lots A and B are for student drop-off/pick-up. The front of the school is for bus drop-off only. Please do not drive or park in front of the school during school hours.


Attendance is an important piece of student learning and experience at Essex High School. It's helpful that we know if students will be arriving late, being dismissed early, or absent from school.

Please call our attendance line (802) 879-5507 or fill out the attendance form on our website under the 'Report an Absence' icon letting us know of any changes in your student's attendance.

If your student is leaving early or coming in late-please have them stop in the main office for a blue slip. Blue slips allow the teacher to know the student has an excused and verified late arrival or early dismissal.

It is important that students arrive at school on time. School begins at 8:00 a.m. Students may enter the building starting at 7:30 a.m. Any student arriving late to school is expected to check in with the Student Attendance Specialist in the Main Office.

EHS Events Calendar and Website

-EHS Events Calendar: This google calendar features all events at EHS and A/B Days.

-Essex High School Website: Check here for announcements and important information about our school, handbooks, daily schedules, and staff directory.

Assistant Principal Grade Assignments

9th Grade: Erin Cavoneil

10th Grade: Lynn Kozloski

11th Grade: Gayle Botelho

12th Grade: Jeff Goodrich

Wednesday is Early Release

During the 2022-2023 school year, every Wednesday is an early release day. Students will start school at 8:00 a.m. and be dismissed at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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At Essex High School, our mission is to engage students in learning that is intellectually vital, personally meaningful, and socially valuable.