Easton to Increase Security at the Polls Following Breach

The hallways and doors at Samuel Staples Elementary will be locked during the upcoming town-wide referendum and municipal election following a March 30 incident where an unauthorized individual took pictures in hallways and a classroom.

The incident prompted town and school officials Continue reading “Easton to Increase Security at the Polls Following Breach”

Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight

Community Invited to Attend

The Easton Board of Education will hold its first regular meeting of the 2021-22 school year tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the media center at Helen Keller Middle School, 360 Sport Hill Road, Easton.

The meeting includes public comment at the beginning Continue reading “Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight”

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”

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”

Message from the ER9 Superintendent

Dear Friends and Families of the Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools:

Summer Email Announcements from Each School Sent
I am pleased to announce that the principals and assistant principals of each of our five schools have sent their “summer packets” to parents, guardians and families Continue reading “Message from the ER9 Superintendent”

Returning to School Safely During COVID-19

Professional Support Series for Families

​​​​Families, do you have questions about returning to school safely this fall? The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), together with Connecticut Children’s and other healthcare providers, is hosting a virtual meeting to answer Continue reading “Returning to School Safely During COVID-19”