Damean Barfield 

                                  Essex High School                          

Dear Essex High School Students, Parents/Guardians and Community:

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff at Essex High School, we would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year.  Our team is actively preparing relevant and innovative lessons, as we continue to keep high quality instruction a top priority.  We recognize and understand that virtual instruction may present a level of discomfort for some but we can’t grow and be comfortable all of the time.  I want to ensure you that we are indeed in this together as we explore every single measure to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of our young people.

Due to our nation’s pandemic and the uncertainty of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our Open House.  We will provide a video version of our Open House in the next few weeks.  Please visit our website frequently and often for the latest happenings at Essex High School.  There is also a link for our rising 8th graders…a special welcome to you as enter into high school.

In the meantime, be sure to pick-up your Chromebook to make sure you start the year off on the right foot.  Distribution dates are August 19th and August 20th from 4-6pm.  The official first day of school is August 24, 2020.  We hope our students are geared up for interactive lessons that will keep them engaged, challenged and excited about the learning process.

I’d like to thank the community partners that have already reached out and made a direct impact to our learning environment, while our teachers are preparing for students.  It truly does take the entire community.  

Not seeing students in the building will certainly be odd, but serving our students will continue to be our passion.  Success, focus, determination…see you at the top!  Learners today, leaders tomorrow, Trojans forever.  As always, do all things with “A Spirit of Excellence”.


Damean Barfield, Principal

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