Chester Elementary School

February 11, 2022. Connect. Thrive

CES HAPPENINGS

Hello Chester Families!


The results are in and our CES kids predict that the RAMS will win the Superbowl on Sunday!


Remember that our CES Writing Contest is underway! Encourage your child to find the location of the miniature door at CES and use their imagination to write a creative story about it. Stories can be hand written or typed, they can have an illustration, but they don't have to! Entries are due by February 28th and we will have a grand prize and winners for different age groups. We will share the winning stories in a CES newsletter.


Also our CES modernization project will begin March 7th! We have some exciting projects that will enhance the common areas that we share at our school including the cafeteria, office area, and bathrooms. We are so excited about our facelift!


While our campus is under construction, some things will have to move temporarily.

Here is what you can expect:

--Our nurse and attendance clerk will be to your left as you enter the main doors;

--Ms. Nicole and Ms. Crowther's office be in the room next to Room 7;

--Mrs. Fischer's office will be in Room 9;

--We will have a trailer of nice portable bathrooms on a designated area of the playground;

--We will be loading the bus in the front of the school so our pick up area in the front area of the school will be impacted.


We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we undergo construction!


Have a great week everyone!

Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Crowther

A Note from Mrs. Geer

Dear CES Families,


I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be the Special Education Teacher this year at Chester Elementary. I grew an even stronger appreciation for all the work that goes into individualizing academics for the kiddos at CES. Thank you for support and patience as I polished my skills in this field!


With that being said, I still feel a void this year from not being in the general education setting. I found myself really missing teaching in my own classroom. I miss my students and the joy that comes from being with the same group each day. I feel I made a great impact so this wasn't an easy decision to make. I plan to return to teaching next year at CES.


I am confident that we will find someone wonderful who can take over special education for next year and continue the progress that has been made!



Gratefully,

Mrs. Geer

Upcoming Dates

2/14 Valentine's Day!

2/17- Thriving Thursday

2/18-No School, Lincoln's Birthday Observed

2/21-No School, President's Day

3/1-3/11 CES Read a Thon!

3/18-School in Session (since we used a Snow Day on 12/14/21)

5/27-School in Session (since we used a Snow Day on 12/15/21)

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CES WRITING CONTEST

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Little League Registration is Open!

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CES Site Council is looking for members

Are you interested in getting involved at CES? Well, we have an opportunity for you! Our School Site Council has openings and we would love to have you join. The School Site Council is a stakeholder group for determining the focus of the school's academic instructional program and all related categorical resources. We meet every 6-8 weeks to review the happenings at CES, review reports, and discuss ways to improve our school. If you are interested, please contact Colly Fischer at cfischer@pcoe.k12.ca.us or at (530) 258-3194 ext. 1200.

A Great Opportunity for Fifth and Sixth Graders!

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A Great Family Event!

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READ A THON IS COMING!

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February Book of the Month

Each month, we have carefully selected one children's book that showcases the character trait that we are focusing on at CES.


Students in grades kindergarten through sixth each hear these beautiful, inspiring, and thought provoking stories in class with their teachers.


Check out our February Book of the Month focused on having Perseverance and Grit!

The Magical Yet
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Appendix B Changes-January 2022

Based on the latest guidance documents from the CDPH, and in consultation with Plumas County Public Health, we have updated Appendix B in regards to our COVID protocols. We have followed the convention of strikethrough for deleted content, and Red lettering to denote newly added content.


https://www.pcoe.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/AppendixBHealthSafetyProtocols


The most significant changes involve quarantine and isolation periods under various conditions, and can be found in Sections 7.2, 7.7a, 7.7b, and 7.9. These sections can be used when determining isolation (positive test) and quarantine (close contact) periods.


Antigen testing plays a large role in shortening both isolation and quarantine under this new guidance.


The source documents include the updated 1-12-22 CDPH Guidance for K-12 schools, the CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine for the general public, which is adopted by reference under some circumstances in the K-12 guidance document, and the Group Tracing Approach to Students Exposed to COVID-19 in a K-12 Setting document, which describes in-school quarantine under certain conditions.


It is the hope that the implementation of these new strategies will reduce the number of students excluded.

Volunteers on Campus

Volunteers on campus

CES values our volunteers who help us so much. This year, in addition to the paperwork that volunteers complete we will be requiring

  • proof of vaccination

  • Or a weekly Covid test

  • and be fingerprinted (this can be done at the District Office in Quincy)


You are considered a volunteer if you come in consistently to assist at school in your child’s class. Field Trip drivers or parents that help for one event are not considered volunteers in this circumstance.


Testing will occur on campus once a week starting in early October but one can get a test result from anywhere convenient. The “quick test” AKA antigen will be the test provided at the school. At this time, over the counter tests will not be accepted.

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