Chichester Central School News
February 19, 2021
Dates to Remember
2/22/21-2/26/21- Winter Recess
Tues, 3/09/21 - Teacher Workshop Day, no school for students
4/26-4/30 - Spring Recess
Sat, 5/8/21- Chichester School District Annual Meeting, 9am @ CCS
Tues, 5/11/21 - Chichester Town Meeting Ballot Voting, @ CCS. Students and staff remote
Sat, 5/15/21 - Chichester Town Meeting Warrant Article Voting 10am @ CCS
Mon, 5/31/21 - No School, Memorial Day
Thank you to those that have shared your feedback with us during the school year- in the form of emails, phone calls, in-person meetings, taking the time to complete surveys, and consistent communication with teachers. This has certainly been a year of many changes and challenges, and we continue to strive to find what works best (and also what doesn't work so well!). Feedback is important for us to continue to receive as we work to shape what the remainder of the year has to offer here at CCS. Please keep reaching out to me and to your child's teacher. One of the most wonderful things about our school is that we can take time to connect with each of our students and their families.
Remaining in a hybrid level of operation, while we know is not ideal for each and every student and family, has allowed us to only have a need to transition to full remote for a total of about three weeks. Based on many other schools in our area, we are counting ourselves lucky to have remained consistently in open for in-person learning. The times where we have had to transition to fully remote, have not been easy decisions, but student, staff, and community safety have always remained our top priority.
Administration, the CCS health office, and the school board continue to have frequent conversations about our opening status. As new recommendations become available, upgrades to building ventilation take place, and vaccine phasing comes into effect, we have increased these conversations, and have begun to write Phase 2 of our Reopening Handbook and Re Entry Plan.
We will be using current CDC guidelines to drive our work, and have broken up into subcommittees so that all voices and areas of expertise remain having a voice at the table. We have begun development on intensely evaluating all classrooms and office spaces to determine our 6' distancing capacity; this will help us to determine specifically how many students and staff our building can hold. Simultaneously, we have begun work on a criteria matrix, which will help us to organize a tiered student list to slowly transition groups of students back to the building. We remain hopeful that we will be able to return to a full in-person capacity this year.
Please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have, and I wish everyone a safe and healthy February break!
Ms. Jessica Snider, CCS Principal
Update from the CCS Health Office
February 17th Update:
Chichester Central School is following the below travel guidelines, recommended by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Travel Quarantine Guidance:
Travelers/visitors to AND residents of NH need to self-quarantine for 10 days following the last date of any high risk travel, which includes travel internationally (including to/from Canada); on a cruise ship; or domestically outside of the New England states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island for nonessential purposes.
If you are planning to travel outside New England, please contact the main office or email email@example.com.
Continued communication and following these guidelines is essential so that we can help keep our school and community stay healthy during this time.
4th Grade Longhouses and Wigwams
Meals to-go from the CCS Cafeteria
We are offering both breakfast and lunch meals to-go for all of our students on their remote days. Pick up will be behind the school for anyone interested.
Please let Ravonne Eccleston know what students you will be picking up for by Friday 1:45 P.M. through email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 798-5651.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
All new CCS families: click this link to begin registration for the 21-22 school year!
News from the Chichester School Board
Click here for a detailed view of the 21-22 drafft school budget.