Chichester Central School News

August 5, 2020

Planning Update for RE-opening Chichester Central School From Superintendent Peter Warburton

Hope, Certainty and Communication

From all of us connected with CCS we do hope that you and your entire family are well.

My update this week is to let you know that at last Wednesday’s Chichester School Board meeting, Ms. Richardson, CCS Principal, presented our Reopening School Plan to the Chichester School Board and a large remote audience.

I want to thank those who joined in our remote meeting. We received a number of thoughtful questions and input. If you were unable to make it, you can find the Plan here.

The Board approved this Hybrid Plan, with the hope and understanding that the model would be a temporary, ‘Soft Opening’ for students and staff to work in a very new learning environment. The Board also asked Ms. Richardson and myself to look into the possibility of other remote on-line learning options for parents and students. We will be discussing those at the next Board meeting on August 12th.

All my best,


Thank you to the CCS staff and community that volunteered their time, ideas, thoughtfulness, and creative thinking to this draft Reopening Plan. As we continue to gather feedback from the Chichester community and parents, as well as continuing to follow state and federal recommendations, our plan will evolve. With each new update, we will share our latest version with our families and community through our One Call system, our website, and social media.
CCS Reopening Survey Results

Click here to view the results of the Parent Survey from June 16th. The most recent survey regarding the adopted hybrid model will be made public after the school board meeting on August 12th.

Staff Spotlight: Grades 6-8

Highlights from Remote Learning

It goes without saying that being in school is the best way to learn. However, when circumstances forced schools to close in the spring of 2020, our students and teachers faced the challenge head on, remained connected, and kept right on learning together. It wasn't always perfect or easy, but CCS Rams never give up. We are in this together!

Middle School Science Fair

Typically held in the CCS multipurpose room, Mrs. Lakeman and her hard working 7th and 8th grade students went ahead with the annual Science Fair remotely. From their homes, students finished up their projects and on April 6th and 7th, they presented to their peers. Well done, middle schoolers!

Kindergarten Life Cycles Unit ~ Hatching Baby Chicks!

For years, Mrs. Rowe has been hatching chicks with her students. It couldn't happen at school for this group of kindergarteners, but they still got to learn about how chicks grow and observe them up close from their computer screens.
Our First Baby Chick!

Kindergarten/New Student Registration and Re-enrollment

ALMA is the Student Information System used to house our digital registration forms, student grades, and student information. Parents/guardians access ALMA to complete registration, annual permission forms, and to view student grades and report cards.

If you have a child who is new to our school, you will need to set up a new account. If you have a student who is returning for another year, simply login to ALMA and update any contact information, medical information and permissions on file for the current school year. The added bonus is not having to fill out all those paper forms on the first day of school!

We are so excited meet our new friends and welcome back our returning ones for the 2020-2021 school year at CCS!

Complete Registration or Re-enroll

This link will take you to more information about how create and/or update your ALMA account.

Chichester Central School is looking for substitutes as well as one full time, evening custodian.  Please call the office for more information.
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Chichester Central School

The mission of Chichester Central School is to educate our students to become independent thinkers, problem-solvers and self-directed learners. We are committed to fostering the social, emotional, developmental, intellectual, and physical needs of every child. We strive to work with the broader community to ensure that students develop lifelong skills enabling them to be contributing and productive members of society.