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New Students to EHS

We are thrilled to continue to welcome students and caregivers who are new to EHS! On Friday 9/16, we held an assembly for new students during Flex. For any student who missed this, and for caregivers who are interested, you can find the slides with information about EHS resources here. If you have any questions or needs, please contact your School Counselor or Kate Littlefield, SAP Counselor at

Attention 9th Grade Students

Hello 9th-grade Families!

From September 26th through October 18th, counselors will meet with each

of their 9th-grade students. These 30-minute meetings are pre-scheduled

and will take place during the school day. Lists will be hanging in the counseling office windows where they will see the day and time that they are scheduled to meet with their school counselor.

These meetings are intended for connection between the counselor and the student only. We do our best to schedule these meetings during study hall blocks in your student's schedule, but they may find that they are scheduled during a class. If so, your student's teacher will know in advance and they will be excused from class for the meeting without penalty. If you would like to connect directly with your student's counselor or if you have any questions about this process, please contact the School Counseling Office at 857-7111 to set up a meeting or ask questions.

Message for 12th Grade Students

Attention Seniors! It’s that time in high school when you are likely thinking about graduation. Your school counselors are here to help you with your post graduation planning. We want to help all students with the path you choose.

For students planning to apply to college, we want to share important information and steps in the process. This link will bring you to the college application steps and how-to videos. It’s important to start these steps early (4-5 weeks before your first college deadline).

We will also provide FLEX information sessions to help with graduation planning starting soon. Students can sign up for the following information sessions with their advisor or email their counselor to sign up.

  • Considering employment opportunities, now and/or after high school? Sign up for FLEX: Employment Planning; offered Tuesdays during FLEX block in C112. Weekly topics include resume support, cover letter support, interview skills, finding a job, completing Human Resources forms, etc.

  • Considering college after high school? Sign up for FLEX: College Planning; offered Thursdays during FLEX block in C112. Weekly topics include Naviance support, Common App support, applying to college checklists, building your college list, college visits, etc.

  • Wanting to learn more about independent living after high school? Sign up for FLEX: Independent Living Workshops; offered most Fridays during FLEX block in C112. Topics include renter's rights, access to public transportation, utility agreements, etc--topics vary each week.

For Your Safety, Please Stay off Train Tracks!

Railroad tracks are private property, not public trails. It's illegal to walk on the tracks unless you're at a designated crossing. It's extremely dangerous to walk, run, or drive down the railroad tracks or even alongside them.

It can take a mile or more to stop a train, so a locomotive engineer who suddenly sees someone on the tracks will likely be unable to stop in time. For your safety, please stay off the tracks.

Girls in Aviation at Beta POSTPONED

Due to overwhelming demand, the event: Girls in Aviation at BETA event this Saturday, September 24th is postponed.

It is an honor to see the excitement around our planned programming this weekend – it makes the entire BETA team ecstatic to see that much interest in helping to inspire the future of women in aviation! As a result, we are working with WAI and the rest of the team to identify a new date to ensure we can provide the kind of experience you all deserve!

Thank you so much for your understanding and we look forward to working with you all soon. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information on a future event!

Upcoming Career Talk: September 30th

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EHS will be hosting the PSAT on Wednesday 10/12.

This year 11th graders are being given the option of assessing, and we anticipate between 120-200 students will be interested. We are not requiring participation as we have in past years. Depending on students' interests we may facilitate the assessment here at EHS or at a nearby community center.

11th graders will miss their 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6 classes with the intention that students return to campus for their 7/8 class. The Wednesday timing will be tight and some students may be late for 7/8.

Our intention is to facilitate the assessment without teaching faculty being assigned to proctor and with the desired outcome of disrupting the school community as minimally as possible, and not shutting down the school for an entire day as was past practice.

We do recognize the impact of losing every 11th grader for their classes this Wednesday. Thank you for your support of the PSAT program for 11th graders.

Please contact Ben Skoglund if you have any questions or concerns.

Assistant Principal Grade Assignments

9th Grade: Erin Cavoneil

10th Grade: Lynn Kozloski

11th Grade: Gayle Botelho

12th Grade: Jeff Goodrich

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.


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.

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