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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, April 12: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development
  • April 15-19: Spring Recess - No School

  • April 22: Snowflake Day (see school year calendar for details)

  • April 23: School In Session

  • 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 at 9:30 am in the Media Center

  • 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

  • Friday, May 24: Memorial Day Ceremony at 9:00 am

  • Friday, May 24: 1:00 PM Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • Monday, May: 27: Memorial Day - No School

  • Thursday, May 30: Outdoor Adventure Day for Grades K-3 (Rain Date: 5/31)

  • Monday, June 3: Summer Reading Kickoff - Grades K-2 at 9:00 am and Grades 3-5 at 9:45 am

  • Wednesday, June 5: Grade 6 Field Trip to Puerto Vallarta for Lunch

  • Thursday, June 6: Outdoor Adventure Day for Grades 4-6 (Rain Date: 6/7)

  • Friday, June 14: Last Day of School (1:00 pm Dismissal)