Upcoming Events

News & Notes

ENSA Magnet Open House

ENSA is hosting a Magnet Showcase on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and we would love to have you join us as we share the amazing opportunities our school has to offer, including our math and science instruction and clubs. All current ENSA families and those who are interested in attending ENSA through our magnet program next year and our community members are invited to attend. We appreciate your support as we work together to Build a Better Graduate! Click here to learn more information about ENSA's Open House.

Please click here for more information on Magnet Academies


Wish Week @ ENSA

The week of October 14 - 18 is Wish Week, were students and staff are encouraged to participate and raise money for the Make A Wish foundation. We have a variety of activities for everyone, so click here for the Wish Week Calendar of Events.  ENSA will also sell Wish Stars for $1 each and collect spare change as part of a house competition. 


2nd Grade Testing

Students in second grade will be taking The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) on October 15, 16, and 17. The CogAT is a nationally standardized aptitude test which provides an estimate of the likelihood of a student's success in certain academic areas. The CogAT is an untimed test, but should take approximately 45 minutes per day to administer. 

The Iowa is a nationally standardized test which measures students' performance in reading and math. The Iowa will be administered to students in second grade on October 21 and 22. The Iowa is an untimed test, but should take approximately one hour per day. 

Makeup testing will be on October 18, 24, 25

All students are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability, so here are some Testing Tips


School Report Card

Here is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, or Unsatisfactory. 

These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school's academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners' Progress, Student Safety, and Financial Information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school's ratings, feel free to contact Dr. Hooker via email or phone. 

If you would like to learn more about how Greenville County Schools performed on School Report Cards, please click here. 


2019 Reading Contest

Read Your Way to the Big Game LogoRead Your Way to the Big Game: USC versus Clemson!  Students are challenged to read six reading-level appropriate books to qualify for the Grand Prize:  Palmetto Bowl tickets (one winner for each team).  Each prize includes 4 tickets, sideline passes and pre-game activities.  Students must choose to read for either USC or Clemson.  This contest is a great tool to help students meet their reading goals. Contest deadline is 11/1/2018. Information and reading logs will be sent home with all students soon. New this year, entries will be submitted online located at SCReads. org.  Click here for more Read Your Way to the Big Game information.


Parent Backpack - NEW!

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly. 

To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on the following  link for Creating a Parent Backpack Account: English Directions or Direcciones en Espanol 

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School Visitor & Volunteer Guidelines

At East North Street Academy, we are excited to have volunteers working with our students and staff! There are a few things to remember if you would like to come and volunteer. Each adult who wants to visit the school (beyond the office) must have a valid ID that will be scanned on each visit to the school. This could be a valid Drivers License or State Issued ID. This strictly enforced district policy is to ensure the safety of everyone in our building and we appreciate your willingness to comply. 

Interested in chaperoning field trips or volunteering in your child's classroom? In an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff, Greenville County Schools has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers. All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance before volunteering at any school/center or chaperoning any school field trip. Access School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines if you  would like more information. It is important to remember that the approval process may take up to 2 weeks, so please plan ahead. This process must be repeated each school year. 


ENSA's Little Free Library

Looking for a book to read? Check out our small wooden book box that is located on the right side of the road by the ENSA school sign. Anyone may take a book or donate a book to share. The more the merrier! You don't need to return the exact book you borrowed, however, in order to keep the library full of good choices, please add a book or two to share. Happy Reading! 


Donors Choose Projects

Our teachers often have Donor Choose Grants that have been written to get supplies, instructional materials, equipment, etc. for their classrooms. If you or someone you know wants to donate to any of our current projects that need funding, please visit the East North Street Academy Donors Choose page.


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - COPPA

Greenville County Schools believes that technology is an important resource for enhancing the education of students with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning. To provide students with access to web-based resources and to comply with federal regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Proctection Act (COPPA), pertaining to the confidentiality of student information, Greenville County Schools has considered the educational value of and entered into agreements with several third-party computer software applications and web-based services. These third-party providers include Edmodo, Google Apps for Education, Office 365 for Education, and other similar educational programs. A list of the programs  with terms of use and privacy policy for each can be found at the Greenville County School's COPPA Page.


GCS Text Alerts

Greenville County Schools is now able to send emergency text messages to parents through the school messenger system. If you haven't already received text messages about our recent snow days and you would like to receive emergency texts, please fill out the form on the link below and return it to ENSA. 

GCS Offers Emergency Text Alerts Through School Messenger