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John Winthrop continues to be recognized as a NELMS Spotlight School 2008~2021

Mission Statement for Schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4

We, the communities of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4, 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.

District Strategies for 2017-2020

All schools and staff will be dedicated to pursuing and implementing the strategies that the strategic planning team identified as the most crucial to the improvement of student success in our priority identified skills.  They are:

  1. Operationalize a three community, unified focus – Pre-K to 12 – on critical and creative thinking for solving difficult problems and to focus and align the districts’ goal setting processes with these priorities across towns, building and grades.

  1. Clarify/unify the assessment philosophy of the districts and comprehensively audit the use of assessment resources to ensure they are consistently applied throughout the districts and then build/use the assessment capacity of the districts to enable reliable assessment and date reporting of student proficiency in the priority skills (3 Year Process)

  • Data collection across the districts

  • Assessment Audit

  • Assessment Philosophy

  1. Support teachers in the enhancement of their capacity (professional learning, development, support and feedback) to teach and assess higher order thinking skills (critical and creative problem-solving) in a digital learning environment. - (Educator Evaluation Rubric 3B and 3C)

What's New

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Community Service
Community Service Projects 2018.
Posted on 11/12/2018
Youth Development and Walkathon
Youth Development and Walkathon.
Posted on 11/12/2018
Student Leaders
Anti-Bully Rally at Empower.
Posted on 11/12/2018
Once On This Island.
Posted on 11/12/2018
Sports Schedules
Sports Schedules.
Posted on 11/12/2018
Back To School Night
Back To School Night.
Posted on 11/12/2018
School Dance
First School Dance on Friday, September 28th.
Posted on 09/20/2018
First School Dance on Friday, September 28th  READ MORE... about First School Dance on Friday, September 28th

AnnouncemeNTS

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Coxsackie Virus: Several reported cases in CT. Click link for additional information

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Flu Shot Clinics Coming to JW and R4 Schools


The Connecticut River Area Health District will hold a Flu Shot Clinic at JWMS at Wednesday, November 28th in our cafeteria from 3 - 7 pm. No appointment is necessary. The shots are free for those with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Connecticare, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, or CIGNA insurance. Please bring your insurance card with you. For those without one of the listed insurance plans, the cost is $20. Children must be at least 4 years of age and anyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please call or email Chris at CRAHD, (860) 661-3300 or ccollier@crahd.net

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The JW Farm on News 8

JW Farm on News 8

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Reporting Absences

To report an absence, please call 860-526-9546. If before school hours, press #1, then extension 1402.

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Staff Directory

By Team and Position


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7th Grade Parent/Student Chromebook Presentation

Chromebook Chargers

Many students and parents/guardians have asked about purchasing a charger for their Chromebook to keep at a second location. Parents/Guardians may purchase chargers but need to be aware that all chargers are not compatible with JW issued Chromebooks. 

Click Here for More Information

Printing from Chromebooks at Home

A reminder to parents that you are able to set up printing from student Chromebooks at home. 'Google Cloud Print' will take you through set up procedures to get you connected.

______________________________________________________ Health Requirements

Schedule your doctors appointments now - don’t wait - they book quickly! As stated in Board Policy 5141: “A child will not be allowed, as the case may be, to begin or continue in district schools unless health assessments are performed as required. Students transferring into the district must provide evidence of required Connecticut vaccinations, immunizations, and health assessments at enrollment and prior to school attendance.” See the list of required health assessments and plan ahead to make sure your child is all set to begin school.


 

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