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Essex Middle School
Equinox Team Summer Letter
July 28, 2022


Dear Equinox Students and Families,

Welcome to 8th Grade!  We are very excited to welcome you back to Team Equinox and to get the school year up and running.  We spent our summer planning flexible, engaging and rigorous content curriculum for the year.  In an effort to meet the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards, we will continue to cultivate a strong sense of community, based on respect and relationships.   We are looking forward to seeing and working with you this year!


This letter is intended to provide you with the information you will need to begin the school year successfully.


We will continue to use Google Classroom to promote student responsibility for academic work and to report assignment scores.  PowerSchool will be used to communicate scores relative to the essential standards.  We encourage you to check-in frequently with your student around their class assignments and grades. We will continue our weekly emailed newsletter, outlining information about each subject area and the latest Team Equinox happenings. Let us know if you would like a printed version of the newsletter. We would like to invite you to the Essex Middle School Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 29th from 4:30-5:30.  At that time we will have our student homeroom assignments ready to share.  If you have any questions, please contact us through email at, and .

We are looking forward to a successful school year.



Monica Talbott (Humanities)
Laurie Graham Lennon (Science)
Elizabeth Kielty Waters (Mathematics)
Keith Bouchard (Learning Specialist)


Upcoming Dates

  • August 29th:  Ice Cream Social (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

  • August 31st:  First Day of School

  • September 5th:  Labor Day, No School

  • September 15th:  Open House (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

  • September 28th:  Picture Day