Chester Elementary School

March 18, 2022. Connect. Thrive

CES Happenings

Hello Families!


Thank you to CES for an AMAZING Read a Thon! We read 10,019 minutes and raised $7,750!


We would like to celebrate the classes and students for their accomplishments!


Classes with the Most Minutes:

Mrs. O'Kelley-2700

Mrs. Tantardino-1940

Mrs. Bainbridge-1530


Classes with the Most Donations:

Mrs. Bainbridge

Mrs. O'Kelley

Mrs. Twitchell


Our Top 3 Readers for the Most Minutes

Autumn Tognotti-815

Avielle Staggs-610

Sawyer Wootten-531


Our Top 3 Students with the Most Sponsors

Rielynn Gallegos

Mya Pollard

Gavin Geer


--Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Crowther

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Upcoming Dates


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

4/15 to 4/22 Spring Break

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

6/10 Last Day of School

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Jobs at Chester Elementary

Hello Families,

We are hiring! If you know of anyone who works well with kids, pass on our information. These are the positions that are currently open. Edjoin Link

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Masking Updates

We are grateful to be moving into this next phase of COVID mitigations as case rates and hospitalizations decline locally and statewide. Plumas County is not identified in the high-risk category and we will make the shift to masking as a choice for all stakeholders in K-12 settings.

As a result of the legal requirement for masking in schools ending, beginning Monday, March 14th individuals and families may choose to continue with high-quality, well-fitting masks based on the State’s strong recommendation. The chart below will be located on each entrance of all sites to assist our stakeholders understanding of the current guidance.

Music instruction

  • While playing instruments indoors, continue the following

    • Students and staff masking

    • Instrument bell covers

    • 10’ distancing

    • Reassess with Plumas County Public Health March 28th

  • When playing outdoors, masks and bell covers may be removed beginning March 14th

School Transportation

School buses are considered part of the K-12 setting and follow the K-12 guidance. Beginning Monday, March 14th individuals and families may choose to continue with high-quality, well-fitting masks based on the State’s strong recommendation.


Our schools continue to take collective actions, including maximizing ventilation, providing access to personal protective equipment as well as testing and vaccination opportunities. We will continue to work closely with our partners at Public Health and to provide our school leaders access to the most current guidance and information to guide decision-making. Additional information on State guidance can be found here.

As we move toward the end of another challenging school year we appreciate everyone’s patience and resilience.

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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.