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Upcoming Events
   No School - Martin Luther King's Birthday
   Jan 21 2019
   EES BOE Budget Wkshp. I
   Jan 22 2019 at 06:00 PM
   Region 4 BOE Budget Wkshp I
   Jan 23 2019 at 06:00 PM
   Region 4 Special Meeting
   Jan 23 2019 at 06:00 PM
   BOE Chair Meeting
   Jan 28 2019 at 05:00 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

Leveled Book List

2018-2019 District Calendar



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

Principal: Jennifer Tousignant

EES In the News

EES named #1 in Best Public Elementary Schools in Middlesex County!
  • Click here to read about Mindfulness at EES.
  • 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.


  • Friday, January 18: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - No School

  • Friday, February 15: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • Monday, February 18: President's Day - No School

  • Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20: Snowflake Days (see school year calendar for details)

  • Friday, February 22: PTO Family Night from 6-8 pm (snow date 3/1)

  • Friday, March 1: Read Across America

  • Tuesday, March 5: PTO Meeting at 9:30 am in the Media Center

  • Thursday, March 7: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • Friday, March 8: No School for Teacher Professional Development

  • Thursday, March 14: EES Board of Ed Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Media Center (vote on 19/20 Budget) 

  • Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22: PTO Book Fair 

  • Wednesday, April 10: Cultural Arts

  • Friday, April 12: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • April 15-19: Spring Recess - No School

  • April 22 & 23: Snowflake Days (see school year calendar for details)

  • Tuesday, April 30: Volunteer Breakfast at 9:00 am in the Cafeteria

  • Wednesday, May 1: Night of the Arts - Art Show at 5:30-6:30 pm; Hat Show at 5:45-6:15 pm, & Spring Concert at 6:30 pm

  • Tuesday, May 7: PTO Meeting

  • Tuesday, May 7: 6th Grade Orientation at JWMS at 6:30 pm

  • Wednesday, May 8: PTO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

  • Thursday, May 9: EES BOE Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Media Center