ER9 Schools Unveils New K-12 Curriculum Website

Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol, ER9 assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, has announced a new ER9 curriculum website: https://sites.google.com/er9.org/curriculum-parent-resources/home.

The website provides parents with an overview of the curricula in kindergarten Continue reading “ER9 Schools Unveils New K-12 Curriculum Website”

Obituary: Toby B. Knapp, 70

Toby B. Knapp

The brilliant, talented and creative character, Toby B. Knapp, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 70 on Monday, Sept.. 27, 2021. Toby was raised in Easton, Connecticut and most recently resided in Southbury.

Toby was born on April 22, 1951 to Richmond L. Knapp, Continue reading “Obituary: Toby B. Knapp, 70”

Purdue’s Boilermaker Special Makes Stop in Easton

On its Way to Rentschler Field for the Game

Members of Purdue’s Reamer Club, assigned to maintain the school’s Boilermaker Special mascot, put the finishing touches on the train ahead of the final leg up to Storrs

A funny thing happened on the way to the UConn-Purdue football Continue reading “Purdue’s Boilermaker Special Makes Stop in Easton”

Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:  

Directing a delayed opening or early dismissal or cancellation of schools is the responsibility of the superintendent.

At approximately 4:30 am I made the call to hold a two-hour delayed opening this morning. When I had heard from First Student, Continue reading “Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation”

Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation

Buses Return to Barlow to Take Home Kids Dropped off Early

Worsening road conditions in Tropical Depression Ida’s wake led the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district to close school for the day today after first announcing a two-hour delay.

In addition to a message sent Continue reading “Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation”

Dr. Mario Almeida Appointed Barlow Head of School and Assistant Superintendent

At a special meeting held on Wednesday, September 1, the Regional School District #9 Board of Education unanimously endorsed the appointment of Dr. Mario Almeida as Head of School/Assistant Superintendent for Joel Barlow High School.

Dr. Almeida, currently the principal of Rocky Continue reading “Dr. Mario Almeida Appointed Barlow Head of School and Assistant Superintendent”

Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening

The Easton Police Department posted this message just now on its Facebook page:

“Please be weather aware! A Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch are in effect! Do not travel if you do not need to! Call Easton PD at 203-268-4111 to report any hazards or 911 in an emergency. Be safe.”

Continue reading “Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening”

ER9 Issues Back to School Meals Information

• Our school nutrition staff looks forward to welcoming students back to school! We will continue serving healthy school meals to fuel our students for success.

• This school year, thanks to federal pandemic waivers, all students will be eligible for free meals, regardless of family Continue reading “ER9 Issues Back to School Meals Information”

Easton’s Own Milo Barer Singing This Saturday, Aug. 28

Porchfest in Black Rock is a wonderful day of fun, food, and good music for people of all ages. Residents host bands on their porches, so you can walk around this vibrant neighborhood and enjoy all kinds of music.

Joel Barlow High School grad Milo Barer sings with Terrapin, a Grateful Continue reading “Easton’s Own Milo Barer Singing This Saturday, Aug. 28”

ER9 Appoints Dr. Jason McKinnon as Superintendent of Schools

Tonight, the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Boards of Education appointed Dr. Jason McKinnon as their next superintendent of schools.

Dr. McKinnon, currently the superintendent of schools in Oxford, was selected from a highly qualified pool of 20 applicants. He holds a doctoral Continue reading “ER9 Appoints Dr. Jason McKinnon as Superintendent of Schools”

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