The Hornet Buzz

EHS Newsletter: 10/01/21

Voluntary Vaccination Status Form

The EWSD has created a voluntary online form that we are asking parents or guardians to fill out to share the COVID-19 vaccination status of your child(ren). The EWSD will use this information after a positive case to help identify close contacts who need to quarantine and those who do not need to quarantine.

This voluntary disclosure will add another layer of prevention and assist the District in being able to speed up the process of identifying who needs to quarantine and who doesn’t when there is a positive case.

If you chose to take part, please fill out our online form through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, located in the “Forms” section. At the bottom of the form, please attach a photocopy of your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card. If you can not upload this online, you can either send in a printed copy of the card to the front office or bring the card to the school and have a photocopy of it made.

You should already have a parent access account from conducting the recent Annual Student Update. However, the EWSD Helpdesk ( or 802-857-7777) is able to help those still needing to set up an account.

If you decline to provide this information for your eligible student(s), they will be considered to be not vaccinated. There is no deadline for this, as the District will be collecting the forms on a rolling basis.

Advanced Placement Meetings

Advanced Placement in-person meetings will be happening on Tuesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 7th in the Auditorium during FLEX block. All potential Advanced Placement students have been scheduled for one of these meetings. If you have not been scheduled, please attend one of these meetings. For more AP information, please email or visit HERE

Practice Tests for ACT, SAT, and AP

Are you preparing for the ACT, SAT, or an AP Test? Check out these digital FREE practice tests through the EHS/CTE Library!

EBSCO LearningExpress > College Admissions Test Preparation: Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.

  • Access it from the Library> Research page

  • Students need to create their accounts, or they can sign in with Google.

Career Exploration Program

Do you have questions about the ASVAB test?

A virtual parent-focused overview of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program will take place on October 5 at 6:00 pm. You can access this 30-minute meeting HERE by using

Meeting ID: 836 1930 4760

and Passcode: parent

Student Government

EHS Student Government is officially in session! On Friday, September 24th EHS Student Government had their first Senate meeting of the year. Speaker Darrian Michaelides ran the meeting and swore in all new and returning Student Government members into office, including Vice President Eli Bostwick. The chairs of each committee shared their current projects and had the opportunity to bring forth proposals for consideration by EHS Senators. These proposals included topics such as planning Homecoming with ALC, community service opportunities, and organizing the upcoming 9th-grade elections. These proposals were then debated and voted upon by the Senate.

If there are any issues students would like discussed by the EHS Student Government, please email! We look forward to welcoming our new freshman members into Student Government this year.

How to Hornet: Safety

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EWSD Child Nutrition New Share Cooler

Thank you for doing your part and selecting the required meal components in the meal service lines. We appreciate your support and understanding.

We installed a new share cooler, located between the condiment cart and utensils cart. Please use this cooler to leave any uneaten or unopened foods. You can take from this cooler as well, feel free to grab anything you would like to eat.

Our goal is to stay in compliance with the USDA regulations and limit food waste.

ASL Club

Anneka Shepard and Anna Rishforth are working on starting an American Sign Language Club, and need an idea of who is interested so they can prepare a big enough space for meetings. If you are interested in joining, please fill out this google form.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a team competition where there are multiple categories including anatomy, chemistry, astronomy, coding, and biology, ranging from answering questions to building projects. In most categories, two or more people are needed and in some categories, open notes are allowed. The competition takes place at UVM sometime during March and we are hoping to expand the team to anyone who’s interested! We usually meet once a month in D-104. If you enjoy science and have a competitive spirit, this is the club for you:) Contact us at or and fill out this Google Form for more information.

Club/Activity Feedback

EWSD would like to expand what clubs and activities are offered to students. By participating in this survey, you can give feedback on clubs and activities that are already available as well as giving your thoughts on what might be missing.

Student Spotlight

EHS senior Fatima Khan has spoken with ninth-graders in humanities in each of the last three years about what being a Muslim means to her, as well as the connections between culture and religion.

Job Opportunity

Now Hiring at the Oriental Wok in Essex!

To apply: Call 802-878-6688 or 802-878-8866 or email

Essex High School

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