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Upcoming Events
   Supervision District Committee Mtg.
   Jun 07 2018 at 06:30 PM
   Joint BOE Mtg.
   Jun 07 2018 at 07:00 PM
   Last Day of School (Early Dismissal for ALL SCHOOLS)
   Jun 19 2018 at 08:54 AM
   First Day of School for All Students
   Aug 30 2018 at 11:54 AM
   No School - Labor Day
   Sep 03 2018

Mission Statement for Schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Region 4

We, the communities of Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Region 4, engage all students in a rigorous and collaborative educational program. We prepare our learners to be respectful citizens who are empowered to contribute in a globalized society.

District Strategies for 2017-2020

All schools and staff will be dedicated to pursuing and implementing the strategies that the strategic planning team identified as the most crucial to the improvement of student success in our priority identified skills. They are:

  1. Operationalize a three-community, unified focus – Pre-K to 12 – on critical and creative thinking for solving difficult problems and to focus and align the districts’ goal-setting processes with these priorities across towns, buildings, and grades.

  2. Clarify/unify the assessment philosophy of the districts and comprehensively audit the use of assessment resources to ensure they are consistently applied throughout the districts and then build/use the assessment capacity of the districts to enable reliable assessment and data reporting of student proficiency in the priority skills (3-year process).

  • Data collection across the districts

  • Assessment audit

  • Assessment philosophy

  1. Support teachers in the enhancement of their capacity to teach (professional learning, development, support, and feedback)  and assess higher-order thinking skills (critical and creative problem solving) in a digital learning environment (Educator Evaluation Rubric 3B and 3C).


Important links


EES Online Resources


2018-2019 District Calendar


Front Office:  860-767-8215
Fax Number: 860-767-1476

Principal: Jennifer Tousignant

EES In the News

Essex 5th Graders are CAS Featured Artists for May 2018:

  • Read about State Representative Robert Siegrist reading at EES for Read Across America Day in Haddam Now.
  • View an article about EES's visit with Author and Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
  • See a slideshow on EES Honoring Veterans Day in the Valley Courier.
  • EES won a Bully-Free Community Spotlight Award! Read about it in articles in the Hartford Courant and Valley Courier.

RFP LandScape BID

Click here to view/print bid form


  • Friday, May 25: Memorial Day Observation Ceremony at 8:45 am
  • Friday, May 25: 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • Monday, May 28: Memorial Day - No School
  • Thursday, May 31: Outdoor Adventure Day Grades K-3 (Rain date 6/1)
  • May 31 & June 1: PTO BOGO Book Fair
  • Monday, June 4: Summer Reading Program - K-2 at 9:00 am; 3-5 at 9:45 am
  • Wednesday, June 6: 6th Grade Field Trip to Puerto Vallarta 
  • Thursday, June 7: Outdoor Adventure Day Grades 4-6 (Rain date 6/8)
  • Tuesday, June 19: 1:00 pm Dismissal & Last Day of School
  • August 27, 28, & 29: Professional Development Days for Teachers
  • Thursday, August 30: First Day of School
  • Monday, September 3: Labor Day - No School
  • Monday, September 10: Rosh Hashanah - No School
  • Wednesday, September 19: Yom Kippur - No School