Family Resources

Wecome to our resources page for Canaan families, where you'll find a number of tools for navigating your student's time in our community. If you have any questions or feedback at any time about your student's learning, please contact the front office at 802-266-8910 or send us a note by clicking the link below.

UseFul Information

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.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services oversees the initiation and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans for all students residing within the Essex North Supervisory Union, including Canaan Schools, NEK Choice, and Unified Towns and Gores. Our area of responsibility includes child find, initial evaluations, service coordination and delivery, maintaining all legal documents, and ensuring that each student's needs are met. 

If you have any questions about eligibility or services, or would like more information, please contact:

Jennifer Lawcewicz
Director of Student Support
802-266-3330 x. 3134
[email protected]

Beth Lemnah
Associate Director of Student Support
[email protected]

Academic Information

To help families map out their student's educational career, our schools offer programs of studies with a comprehensive list of all course offerings available to students.

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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