ADL Announcements 5/27/2021

(These are sent each Thursday school is in session.)


  • Thursday, May 27, Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at EHS (see information below)
  • Monday, May 31, Memorial Day - no school
  • Thursday, June 3, 6:30 PM, PAWS TRANSITION MEETING (see information below)
  • Thursday, June 10, 11:45-3:10, Team Discovery to Maple Street Park
  • Monday, June 14, 8th Grade Promotion (final day of school for 8th graders) 5:30 PM Streaming an 8th grade promotion recognition. 6:30 PM Outdoor certificate ceremony at ADL. Each student will be assigned a specific time slot based on last name to arrive at ADL and receive their promotion certificate
  • Tuesday, June 15, Final Student Day for grades 6 & 7
  • Wednesday, June 16, Final Staff Day


Calling all parents and guardians of ADL 6th and 7th graders! PAWS leaders Amanda Ahmadi and Mariah Sanderson will be moving on from ADL next year. Please join the zoom call below on Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 to learn how you can be a part of the parent community supporting ADL students, teachers and staff next year.

Topic: PAWS Meeting

Time: Jun 3, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 0971 1442

Passcode: 342915


Yearbooks will be arriving soon! If you missed out on ordering yours, don't panic - we anticipate having some extras available for sale.

Details on how to order and information about yearbook distribution will be coming soon. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Donahey at or at 857-7857.

Message for 8th Grade Students and Families

Please remember to submit a baby picture. Digital photos can be sent to Ms. Edwards If you prefer to send a physical photo, please have your student bring this in to Ms. Edwards and she will scan it and return it to you as soon as possible.

THE 8TH GRADE BABY BOARD IS UP! CHECK IT OUT IN THE PE HALLWAY. It is not too late to add pictures!

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at EHS

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at EHS

In coordination with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Emergency Management the Agency of Education, the EWSD has scheduled an upcoming vaccination clinic on the Essex High School campus on Thursday, May 27 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. This clinic will serve students ages 12 and up in our District, as well as other students nearby and members of our community – including parents.

There will be 600 doses available for those who are eligible. The best way to reserve a dose of the vaccine for your child is to register online. As part of registering online, you will be asked to provide your consent as their parent/guardian for your child to receive the vaccine. More information on registering online is available on the Health Department website. We expect there to be a limited number of walk-in doses available.

The Health Department and Vermont pediatricians have put together this two-page information sheet on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and why it is safe and effective for this age group.

Anyone who is unable to make their appointment online needs help, or who wants to speak with someone in a language other than English can call (855) 722-7878 and press 1 for interpretation services, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This phone line is TTY enabled.

Essex Teen Center Virtual Open House

Summer is approaching fast! With that in mind, we are excited to be welcoming youth back into our space very soon. To get ready we are hosting a virtual open house Friday, June 4th at 6:00 PM.

During the open house staff will give a tour of our space, share our plans for free summer programming and answer any questions youth and families have.

To join us next Friday you can fill out the form below or find it on the event page of the Essex CHIPS website.

Registration Form:

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Nancy the Teen Center Coordinator at


Families that qualify for free/reduced meals might also be eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds!! In order to receive these additional P-EBT funds, families MUST first have an approved free or reduced meal application on file. If you have not submitted an application yet, please consider doing so by going to or visiting the EWSD Child Nutrition Website for more information on qualifying.

If you already have an approved application on file from last school year or this school year, you do not need to submit another application.

For more information please visit this list of frequently asked questions on P-EBT benefits.

If you have questions about the free and reduced meal application, please contact the EWSD Child nutrition office at

ADL Clubs


What: Coding Club

Where: the library

When: Thursdays from 3:15-4 PM

Coding Club will be meeting on Thursday afternoons in the library starting next week (May 13)! Yes, an actual in-person club this time. This is just a time to work on individual projects and get help/input from other people who like to code.

If you are interested in attending, please reply to You can also just show up on a Thursday sometime if you'd like. Remember to bring your Chromebook!

Marvel Club

Do you love the Marvel Universe? Here's a new student-run club you might like!

A description from the founders: "In Marvel Club we will meet once a week to talk about upcoming shows or movies or comic books and theories people have behind them. Anyone could post things on the club classroom (like blogs or quizzes they made or their Marvel art). It will just be a fun space for Marvel fans to talk." This club will meet virtually on Wednesdays.

Contact Ms. Classen if you have any questions.

The E.Y.E. (Essex Youth Empowerment) Club

Meets virtually every Wednesday at 10:00 ( This is a new club with a goal to empower youth to be advocates for healthy choices in their own lives and in their communities. We welcome new members any time. Nurse Jenna is the advisor. We hope to see you at the next meeting!

Yearbook Club

Library Assistant Mrs. Donahey will be the Yearbook advisor this year. Please email Mrs. Donahey at if you'd like to help with the Yearbook. Students from all grades are needed, so email Mrs. Donahey if you think you might be interested.

History Club

Do you like history? Fascinated by different eras? Are you an expert on a particular event?

Then you should join the History Club! This is a new, student-run club that will meet virtually on Wednesdays. If you'd like to join, please contact Ms. Classen in the library.

Math Club

Mrs. Zimmerman is starting the math club virtually on Mondays! It will be from 3:30 until 4:15. Please email Mrs. Zimmerman for the meeting invite.

Pride Club

PRIDE club will be meeting on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:00 in the band room. There is a limit for in-person attendance so please let us know if you are attending. If you are interested in attending virtually we can send you the link. Please email : Samantha Donahey or Mrs. Williams Hopefully we will see you soon.

Art Club

There will be two sessions of after school art club starting in January for Cohort B students. The club will run for 8 weeks from 3:15-4:30.

There are only 20 spots available so if you are interested, please email Mrs. Logan. Sign up will be first come first serve.

Bike Fix and Swap

Essex CHIPS and community partners are coming together on Sunday, May 30th for the Bike Fix and Swap at Maple Street Park from 9:00AM - 3:00PM.

To make this event happen it relies on the kind donations of bikes from community members. Maple Street Park is now accepting donations on weekdays from 10:00AM - 2:00 PM. If this time frame does not work for you email

During the event youth can get free bikes that were donated and fix them up with help from community partners. CHIPS and Local Motion will be providing free helmets for youth 3-18 years of age. There will also be bike safety lessons throughout the day for different age groups all at no cost.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

If you have questions about the Bike Fix and Swap email

Teen Center

Here is the May registration form if you want to sign your youth up for more activities or change your response.

Registration Form:

If your youth is new to our program and you have not completed the consent form, please do.

Consent Form:

Next Week's Activities!

On Monday we are mixing up our fitness activity with Bonk and fitness.

Tuesday is a creative drawing activity where we will draw ourselves as animals. Whether it's an animal that you love or feel you relate to.

Wednesday is Chef's Club and they are making crepes with a cinnamon apple filling! Chef's Club is open to all ages.

Next Thursday we are welcoming back Jana from Nightmare Vermont to talk about what goes on behind the scenes at their events from makeup, to set design. Jana also always has fun stories to share about the best scares and can give insight into why it can be healthy to be scared consensually. The Nightmare Vermont call will from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Friday is another fun craft where we will paint rocks!

TeenLine Information Referral Service:

TeenLine is here to connect youth and families to the services and resources you need. Give us a call if you need help finding a food shelf, summer camp, or if you are a youth that just needs someone to talk to.

Give us a call Monday through Friday from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM and the staff will be happy to help.

Toll Free: (855)-273-8336

Call or Text: (802)-316-8126


Outlet Club:

Outlet is for LGBTQ+ or questioning youth and allies. The group is a safe place for youth to talk about what is going in their lives and ask questions about gender identity or LGBTQ+ topics in an age appropriate way.

Outlet meets on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Outlet Zoom:

Password: icecream


Stop by the ADL main office and pick up a SUMMER FULL DAY CAMPS 2021 brochure!

Middle School MetroRock (540910 E)

Calling all thrill seekers! MetroRock’s five week climbing and adventure program is the place to be. With 16,000 square feet of climbing and a high ropes adventure course with over 20 different elements, the possibilities are endless. Join us as your child builds confidence, makes new friends, stays active and has a blast.

Grades 6-8 | MetroRock
Wed, April 28 – May 26 | 9:30-11:30AM
Instructor: MetroRock Instructors

Middle School Tennis (540913 E)

Let the staff from the Edge of Essex give your child a fun, active hour of tennis. Children will learn basic tennis skills while playing fun games. Racquets can be provided if needed. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothing and sneakers for this program.

Grades 6-8 | Maple Street Tennis Courts
Wed, April 28 – May 26 | 12:30-1:30PM
Instructor: The Edge of Essex Staff

ADL Paws

Want to keep updated on the ADL PAWS projects and events?

Don't miss out! "Like" the "PAWS ADL" page on Facebook today! The facebook page will share info about ongoing opportunities to support your school community at ADL. From volunteering your time, donating baked goods, to events we'll be hosting for ADL students and family, there are lots of things to like! Click below to "like" our Facebook page and stay connected and involved!

ADL Bottle Barn

Please drop off your clean bottles and cans to donate to ADL special programs!

Bottles and cans should be in bags! PLEASE DO NOT THROW IN LOOSE BOTTLES AND CANS.



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