Welcome to the Chester, Deep River, Essex & Region 4 School Districts, serving the communities of Chester, Deep River and Essex. It is an honor and a privilege to lead these high-quality districts. Our schools are representative of the collective efforts of the stakeholders in each of the communities comprising Chester, Deep River, Essex & Region 4, and we are proud of the many accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff. We respect and appreciate the support and involvement of our families in the education of their children. Their partnership and trust is essential to our success.

The mission of the Chester, Deep River, Essex & Region 4 Schools is to 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.

The three strategic initiatives that focus the efforts of our districts are (a) a PreK-12 focus on critical and creative thinking (b) the continued development of our assessment practices (c) support teachers to implement best teaching and learning practices, with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills and digital literacy. 

I invite you to explore the content on our website to learn more about our schools, the quality programming, and the opportunities we offer our students. You will find districts committed to the success of every student.


Brian J. White, Superintendent

Brian White - Superintedent entry planentry plan 

Revised Quarantine Procedures, January 29, 2021


Valley Regional High School in Remote Learning mode on Friday, January 15, 2021

Update on Quarantine Procedures effective Jan. 07, 2021

Mode of School Upon Return from Break on Jan. 4, 2021

E-learning "snow day" scheduled for Dec. 17, 2020

 Plan for School Starting Monday, Dec. 7th, 2020

Communication re:  "Snow Days" and Remote E-Learning

Plan for School the Week of November 30th - December 4th, 2020

Chester, Deep River, Essex & Region 4 Schools will be in Full Remote E-Learning Mode until November 30, 2020

FAQ_Contact Tracing

Communication with Covid-19 FAQ and other Informational Materials

Communication from Superintendent White Regarding the Return to Full, In-Person Learning on Oct. 13, 2020

The Schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4
Second Reopening Presentation  - August 12, 2020

The Schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4
First Reopening Presentation - August 4,2020 

FAQ from Aug 04, 2020 Reopening of Schools Presentation to Joint BOE

Message to Communities about Equity in the Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4 Schools

Reopening Plans for 2020


Food Service Offering


07/22/2020 Press Release
03/27/2020 Press Release
03/18/2020 Press Release 


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