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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

Valley Mock Trial at Yale
Valley Mock Trial at Yale.
Posted on 10/06/2016
Debate and Speech Teams
Debate and Speech Teams competed at the Yale Invitational.
Posted on 09/26/2016
Update Alert Announcement Preferences.
Posted on 08/11/2014
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Bus Routes
2016 - 2017 Bus Routes
Chester Elementary
Deep River Elementary
Essex Elementary
R4 (John Winthrop and Valley)

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Email Help

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

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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
Frequently Asked Questions about PD