Come Celebrate Learning at Barlow Palooza Thursday, May 26

Each May, Joel Barlow High School invites the Easton and Redding communities to the school campus for Barlow Palooza, a festival that brings together students and community members to celebrate their academic and artistic accomplishments.

Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week

Masks will no longer be required in Easton’s public buildings beginning Monday, Feb. 28, according to an official announcement posted on the town website. This confirms First Selectman David Bindelglass’s statement last week that Feb. 28 is a “reasonable day to lift the mask mandate Continue reading “Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week”

Proposed School Budgets Available Online with ‘Live’ Updates

Easton residents interested in the proposed 2022-2023 school board budget can now access it online as a live digital spreadsheet where changes are made in real time.

“One of our goals this year was to increase transparency and promote public engagement,” Superintendent Dr. Jason Continue reading “Proposed School Budgets Available Online with ‘Live’ Updates”

Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday

Superintendent McKinnon sent the following announcement today about the start of ER9 schools on Monday, Jan. 3:

Dear Families, 

I hope this email finds you well. There will be a 2-hour delay to all schools tomorrow for students. Staff will report to work at their regular time. Continue reading “Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday”

ER9 Beefed Up School Security on Friday Amid Unconfirmed TikTok Threats

There was increased police surveillance on Friday at Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools following a viral TikTok post warning of school violence planned for across the nation.  

Superintendent Dr. Jason McKinnon said there was no evidence that the threats were credible, but there Continue reading “ER9 Beefed Up School Security on Friday Amid Unconfirmed TikTok Threats”

Things for which Easton Is Grateful: Maureen Williams’ Service

I first met Maureen Williams at ER9 Board of Education meetings and Easton Town Meetings, when she was the moderator. Maureen was an elected member of the Region 9 board, the governing body for Joel Barlow High School, which has equal representation from Easton and Redding and determines Continue reading “Things for which Easton Is Grateful: Maureen Williams’ Service”

Vaccination Clinics for Children Ages 5-11 at ER9 Schools

The Easton, Redding and Region School District will offer Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for students ages 5 through 11 at clinics on Nov. 18 at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton and Redding Elementary School in Redding.

Superintendent Dr. Jason McKinnon Continue reading “Vaccination Clinics for Children Ages 5-11 at ER9 Schools”

Message from the Superintendent: Covid and 9/11

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

There are two sections for my email today. I ask that you read the first section on COVID-19 Reporting, Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines, How to Access the ER9 COVID-19 Dashboard and Health Screening.  The second section is about preparing to honor Continue reading “Message from the Superintendent: Covid and 9/11”

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”

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”

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