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Upcoming Events
   Essex BOE Budget Wkshp I
   Jan 23 2018 at 07:30 PM
   Region 4 Budget Wkshp I
   Jan 24 2018 at 06:00 PM
   Supervision District Public Meeting on 2018-19 Budget
   Feb 05 2018 at 07:00 PM
   Region 4 BOE Budget Wksp II
   Feb 07 2018 at 06:00 PM
   EES BOE Budget Wkshp II
   Feb 13 2018 at 07:30 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



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

Principal: Jennifer Tousignant



  • 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.
  • Wednesday, January 17: 6th Grade Parent Information Night at JWMS at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 18: Cultural Arts Program at 9:30 am
  • Monday, January 29: Author/Illustrator Visit with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Friday, February 16: Early Dismissal at 1:00 pm for Teacher Professional Development
  • Monday, February 19: President's Day - No School
  • Friday, February 23: PTO Family Night (Snow Date 3/2)
  • Friday, March 2: Read Across America
  • Tuesday, March 6: Cultural Arts Program at 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 6: Invention Convention at 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 6: PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center
  • Thursday, March 8: 1:00 pm Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development
  • Thursday, March 8: EES Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Media Center
  • Friday, March 9: Professional Development Day - No School
  • Thursday, March 22 & Friday, March 23: Parent Teacher Conferences - 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • Thursday, March 22 & Friday, March 23: PTO Book Fair in the Gymnasium
  • Friday, March 30: Good Friday - No School
  • Friday, April 6: PTO Dance
  • Friday, April 13: 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • April 16-20: Spring Recess