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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

Addams Family
VRMP’s The Addams Family Receives 9 Nominations
Posted on 05/23/2016
JW Debate
John Winthrop Debate Competition
Posted on 05/10/2016
Valley at Yale
Valley at Yale
Posted on 05/10/2016
Valley at Model UN
Valley at Model UN
Posted on 05/10/2016
Valley wins Moot Court
Valley wins Moot Court
Posted on 04/04/2016
Valley in State American Legion Oratory Contest
Posted on 02/26/2016
2016 Connecticut All-State Music Festival
Senior musicians Colton Kinney and Dilan Rojas selected as members of the 2016 Connecticut All-State Music Festival
Posted on 02/18/2016
Mock Trial JW
Mock Trial at JWMS
Posted on 02/10/2016
Coast Guard
John Winthrop Places 3rd at Coast Guard
Posted on 02/10/2016
American Legion
American Legion Oratory Contest
Posted on 02/09/2016
Valley at Quarterfinals
Posted on 02/09/2016
Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Scholarship Winner
Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Scholarship Winner
Posted on 02/01/2016
Lego Competition
JW Places 5th in state for Lego Competition
Posted on 12/07/2015
Colton Kinney
Shoreline Arts Alliance Scholarship Winner
Posted on 12/01/2015
CMEA Southern Region Music Festival
CMEA Southern Region Music Festival
Posted on 12/01/2015
Grand Opry
All-Natioanl Music Fesitval
Posted on 11/16/2015
VRHS Mock Trial Team
Valley Mock Trial at Bulldog Invitational
Posted on 10/13/2015
VRHS Mock Trial Team  READ MORE...
First Year Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.
Posted on 09/29/2015
Debate team
VRHS Speech and Debate Teams Compete at Yale Tournament
Posted on 09/28/2015
VRHS Speech and Debate Teams Compete at Yale Tournament  READ MORE...
Update Alert Announcement Preferences
Posted on 08/11/2014
Update Alert Announcement Preferences  READ MORE...


7th - 9th Grade Chromebook Distribution Schedule
Monday - Friday, August 22-26, 6 PM - 8 PM
VRHS Auditorium
Wednesday, August 24, 10 AM - Noon
VRHS Auditorium
One parent and student must attend one presentation and sign agreement before receiving their Chromebook. Please be prompt as the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm. 
You must be present for the presentation.

Bus Routes
2016 - 2017 Bus Routes
Chester Elementary
Deep River Elementary
Essex Elementary
R4 (John Winthrop and Valley)

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Regional School District #4 Email platform migrated to Gmail
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The Collaborative Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year

Click here for more information

Aesop Substitute Management System aesop

Aesop is the nation’s leading automated substitute placement and absence management system, serving more than 3,000 districts nationwide.On December 23rd, the district launched Aesop,replacing Subfinder as the sole source of substitute placement in the district. The new substitute management system is used exclusively to secure substitutes for teacher, classified, administrator,and non-teaching professional at the campus and district level.

  Payments for student lunches can be made online.

Please visit our
online Web Store portal

To sign-on you will need your parent portal signon credentials
A nominal fee of $1.50 is charged per transaction.

Professional Development
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