April 2014  
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Upcoming Events
   Kindergarten Registration
   Apr 22 2014
   Gr 2 & 5 LEARN Program
   Apr 22 2014 at 10:45 AM
   National Theater for the Deaf
   Apr 22 2014 at 01:45 PM
   Deep River BOE Budget Wkshp. and Special Mtg.
   Apr 22 2014 at 06:00 PM
   Boys Lacrosse Boosters meeting
   Apr 23 2014 at 07:00 PM

Our Mission

We, the schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4, engage all students in a rigorous, challenging, and cohesive educational program. As a community of learners, we foster individual student achievement and empower students to excel in an environment of collaboration, responsibility, and mutual respect. We prepare our students to be knowledgeable, involved citizens in a rapidly changing world.

Latest News

Debate 2014
Valley into Final Four of Debate
Posted on 03/31/2014
VRHS Debate 2014  READ MORE...
School Spirit
Valley Boys Basketball Headed to Mohegan Sun!
Posted on 03/19/2014
Mosaic Art Show
Posted on 03/18/2014
Phoebe Petrovic
Valley Senior Heading to Nationals
Posted on 03/04/2014
Valley Senior Heading to Nationals  READ MORE...
Math Count Winners
Region 4 Schools in State Math Competition
Posted on 02/06/2014
New Alert Announcement System Implemented
Posted on 11/19/2013
New Alert Announcement System Implemented  READ MORE...
Welcome Back
Welcome Back
Posted on 08/13/2013
Welcome Back   READ MORE...


** When reading the Upcoming Events on the left hand side of the page, please note that the Event is listed first and the Date follows underneath **

....... and the Common Core

In response to the Community Dinner and Discussion held at the end of January, we are offering a Parent Development series of workshops.  The purpose is to support parents’ understanding of the mathematics curriculum K-8 and the instructional shifts, focus and strategies that are embedded in our curriculum. 

You may register for one or all four sessions.  These sessions are open to all parents in Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4 Schools and there is no cost to participants. 

April 22 - Grades K-1  Chester Elementary School
April 28 - Grades 2-3  Essex Elementary School
May 12 - Grades 4-5   Deep River Elementary School
May 08 - Grades 6-8   John Winthrop Middle School

All sessions will be from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  The evening will include information on the focus of instruction at each grade level.  Join the fun and experience math instruction that focuses on building concepts with the opportunity to use the material that our students use to build their understanding.

We thank Chester Elementary School PTO, Deep River Elementary School PTO, Essex Elementary School PTO and the John Winthrop Parent Council for their financial support of these parent workshops.

Click Here To Register

Celebrate Learning 2014

Come Join The Summer Fun

June 30 - July 31 (Monday - Thursday)
A Summer Full of Adventure and Learning for grades K - 8

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 PowerSchool App for Parents and Students 
Now Available for Android Devices!

Click Here for Parent Portal App
Click Here for Student Portal App

In September 2013, we  implemented a new school notification system called Power Announcement. This notification system is loaded with new features that will make it easier for us to keep in contact with your family.

To guarantee the messaging system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times.

Please click on the link below to download the document explaining out new system.

Power Announcement.pdf


Professional Development
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