Family Resources

Communicating effectively with families is a crucial part of our mission. On this page we've provided information related to your student's school experience. Please check back often for updates throughout the school year.


If you have any questions or feedback at any time about your student's learning, please contact the ENSU office at 802-266-3330 or send us a note by clicking the link below.

Useful Documents for 2021-22

School Closings and Delays

Essex North Supervisory Union uses the Blackboard Connect notification system to send emergency messages via phone, email, and text messaging.

The decision to close school will be made by the Superintendent of Schools. The decision is usually broadcasted by 6:00 a.m. using the Blackboard Connect notification system. In addition, the following radio and television stations broadcast delays and closings. Please be aware that the district cannot control when the announcement will actually be broadcasted.

  • WPTZ-TV 5 – Plattsburgh
  • WCAX TV 3- Burlington
  • WMUR TV 9 – Manchester, NH 

We will use a delayed opening when appropriate with a possible closing if necessary. The Superintendent will make the decision to delay the opening of school by two hours only and broadcast by 6:00 AM. Delays will not be extended beyond the initial delay period. Buses will pick up students 2 hours after their normal pick up times. School will end at the normal time.

The early release departure time is 12:00 p.m. We have scheduled a number of early release days throughout the school year. Please download the 2021-2022 School Calendar and make note of the dates.

Covid-19 Information & Updates

ENSU posts updates as they arise about Covid-19 and any requirements within the school district.

Superintendent Karen Conroy gives the mitigation guidelines that will be in place throughout ENSU as the fall progresses.

The Vermont School Boards Association wrote this guidance about managing Covid-19 as the 2021-22 school year progresses.

In this letter from Education Secretary Dan French, the Agency of Education discusses school districts' authority regarding the wearing of masks at school.

Other Family Resources

These are a few resources that may be helpful to families. If you don't find what you're looking for, please get in touch.

This guide offers assistance to families in the Northeast Kingdom Choice School District as they go through the process of choosing a school. Download the guide.

ENSU provides the Local Education Authority for any students in the towns of the NEK Choice District. ENSU Support Services will collaborate with the school of choice to assist students.

Eligible students receive differentiated instruction, direct specialized instruction, accommodation and related services such as counseling and occupational, physical, and speech therapy.

If you have any questions about the eligibility or services for a child with disabilities, please contact:

The Canaan Career & Technical Center offers a number of technical programs in which students can earn embedded high school and college credits. We prepare our students for college and/or future careers and work closely with local colleges and community partners to provide these unique opportunities.

Learn more about the Career & Technical Center.

AHERA Management Plans for all your schools can be located at the School Main Office or the LEA (Essex North Supervisory Union) Office by request.

Please Update Your contact Info

We use the Blackboard Connect system to contact our families in the event of school delays and closings. This system relies on the accuracy of information in our student information system. To help us keep these records accurate, please contact us with any changes to a student's phone and email records.

Vermont Education opportunities


Every family in Vermont has the right to educate their own children. All students in Vermont must be enrolled at an approved public or independent school or enroll in a home study program. 


The Vermont Dual Enrollment program, 16 V.S.A. § 944, includes up to two college courses for eligible Vermont high school students. 


Among the Flexible Pathway options, there are opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning experiences. These allow students to gain job experience while they're still in school. 


The Canaan Career & Technical Center currently offers a number of technical programs in which students can earn embedded high school and college credits. 


Vermont's Early College Program allows high school students to enroll, free of charge, in full-time academic programs at one of the Vermont State Colleges or another approved Vermont school. 


If you have specific questions about opportunities for your student, please get in touch and we'll make every effort to assist you.

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