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Upcoming Events
   Joint BOE Calendar Committee Mtg.
   Aug 15 2018 at 02:00 PM
   School Security Advisory Comm
   Aug 22 2018 at 02:00 PM
   First Day of School for All Students
   Aug 30 2018
   No School - Labor Day
   Sep 03 2018
   Region 4 BOE Mtg.
   Sep 06 2018 at 07:00 PM

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

EES Student takes invention to Michigan! Read more HERE

  • 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.


  • Have a fun, relaxing, and safe summer!
  • Don't forget to spend time each day practicing math! You can continue to use iXL or find your own online math games to challenge you brain.

  • Participate in the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge and earn an extra recess in September! Record your reading on the summer reading log (find a copy here). You could also use this EES Summer Reading Google Form to record what you read. Any piece of paper or a Google Doc works too.

  • Are you looking for ideas for what to read this summer... check out the Leveled Book List.

  • Visit the Essex and Ivoryton Public Libraries this summer to participate in their summer reading programs and activities.

  • Send a photo of yourself doing summer reading or working on summer math to Mrs. Mitchill at and you will be featured on the morning news in September!

  • August 27-29: Teacher Professional Days

  • 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