Superintendent Harrison Responds to Events at U.S. Capitol

Superintendent Harrison sent the following message to ER9 families today in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Capitol:

Dear ER9 families,

Like many of you, I watched yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol in disbelief and my heart sank as this historic moment unfolded. Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Responds to Events at U.S. Capitol”

ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.

Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison has informed the ER9 community that all Easton schools will transition to hybrid learning beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Samual Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will return to full in-person classes on Jan. 20.

Below is the Continue reading “ER9 Schools Transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, Jan. 11.”

Year In Review 2020: A New Superintendent

2020 presented the administrators, teachers, staff and students at Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School, and Joel Barlow High School with historically unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the Courier reported many important Continue reading “Year In Review 2020: A New Superintendent”

Samuel Staples Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

In order to budget appropriately for the next school year, school officials need to know how many incoming kindergartners to welcome next year.

If you have a child who is kindergarten eligible for the 2021-22 school year (born on or before Jan. 1, 2017) please contact Donna Viselli, Continue reading “Samuel Staples Elementary School Kindergarten Registration”

Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools Shift to All Distance Learning

November 18, 2020

Good afternoon, ER9 Families and Staff:

As expected, the number of positive cases across both towns has continued to increase.  As of yesterday’s review of the leading indicator (the number of new cases 14-day average per 100,000 population) and the secondary Continue reading “Easton, Redding, Region 9 Schools Shift to All Distance Learning”

Bindelglass Issues Emergency Alert About Covid-19 Case in Easton

First Selectman Dr. David Bindelglass issued an emergency alert to the Easton community this afternoon to inform residents of a positive Covid-19 case in a Samuel Staples Elementary School fifth-grader.

Contact tracing is underway to allow health officials to identify close contacts, Continue reading “Bindelglass Issues Emergency Alert About Covid-19 Case in Easton”

Staples and Keller Transition to In-Person Option on Oct. 5; Barlow Will Stay Hybrid

ER9 Superintendent Rydell Harrison informed families on September 25 that Samuel Staples Elementary School and Helen Keller Middle School will transition to all in-person instruction for students starting October 5, while Joel Barlow High School will continue with a modified hybrid Continue reading “Staples and Keller Transition to In-Person Option on Oct. 5; Barlow Will Stay Hybrid”

Easton PTO Helps Welcome Teachers Back to School

Teachers got a warm welcome as they returned to Samuel Staples Elementary and Helen Keller Middle School this week. The Easton PTO chalked the walkways outside each school to say thank you to the teachers and to welcome them back for the new school year. Students return to the schools Continue reading “Easton PTO Helps Welcome Teachers Back to School”

Schools to Reopen with Hybrid Model on Sept. 8

Interim Superintendent Stephanie Pierson Ugol sent the following update concerning the start of the 2020-2021 school year for Easton and Redding public schools:

August 12, 2020

Dear ER9 Families:

We look forward to seeing you all as we reopen our schools in the weeks ahead.

Reopening Continue reading “Schools to Reopen with Hybrid Model on Sept. 8”

Easton and Redding Schools Name New Superintendent

Dr. Rydell Harrison

The search is over. The Easton, Redding, and Region 9 boards of education voted unanimously last night to appoint Dr. Rydell Harrison their next superintendent of schools. Currently the superintendent of Watertown, Conn. Public Schools, Harrison was selected Continue reading “Easton and Redding Schools Name New Superintendent”

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