Chichester Central School News

Back-to-School Edition: August 9th, 2021

Dates to Remember

Tues, 8/10/21 - School Board Retreat, 6pm

Weds, 8/11 - School Board Meeting, Reopening Plan, 6pm

Weds, 8/18 - School Board Meeting, 6pm

Mon, 8/23/21 - Kindergarten Roundup (Orientation/Screening)

Thurs, 8/26 & Fri, 8/27 - First CCS Staff Days

Mon, 8/30/21 - First Day of School for Students

Weds, 9/8/21- Back to School BBQ (rain date 9/9/21)

9/3-9/6 - No School, Labor Day Weekend

Welcome Back!

We hope you have all been having a fun filled and relaxing summer. We are excited to see you all at the start of school on Monday, August 30th! As we continue to prepare our building and classrooms for the upcoming school year, we know you all might be looking to prepare to come back-to-school.


In this letter you will find the following for your convenience:


  • A link to the summer letters/supply needs
  • Resources and links for completing ALMA Start Re-enrollment forms (please complete before August 30th)
  • A sneak-peek of our soon-to-launch NEW website
  • A link to our 2021-2022 School Calendar
  • A list of upcoming events
  • A welcome to our new staff
  • Information about After School Care opportunities for 2021-2022
  • Information about our Kindergarten Screening event


We look forward to meeting our Kindergarteners on August 23rd during our screening. In the coming weeks, we will also be providing more information on our new website regarding bus routes, lunches and more.


As always, give us a call here at school if you have any questions or concerns. 603-798-5651

Summer Letters & School Supply Lists

Please click here for our Summer Letters/School Supply Lists from our classroom teachers.


General Tech Supplies:

Our Tech team would also like to remind all of you (K-8) that a set of headphones/earbuds that can be kept at school will be hugely useful for whenever you are working with your Chromebooks. Students in grades 5-8 may also want to consider a Chromebook sleeve (that fits 11.6” screens) to help protect their assigned school Chromebook when switching classes or traveling with their Chromebook. There are many affordable options available and are far less costly than making repairs to a Chromebook that gets damaged accidentally. Ex: https://amzn.to/3ly4YFP

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All students returning to Chichester will need to have their school Re-enrollment forms completed in ALMA Start prior to the start of the school year. These digital forms update our ALMA database with you and your child’s current contact information, your child’s current medical information and permission forms acknowledging school policies, allowing for emergency medical care and permission to use school technology/Chromebooks.


Some useful pieces of information to have on hand prior to beginning this process would be:

  • Your parent/guardian ALMA login information *Please reach out to Mrs.Duval if you need assistance (ccs-tech@sau53.org)

  • The link to ALMA Start (sau53.almastart.com)

  • The link to our online enrollment tutorials and FAQs (https://sites.google.com/sau53.org/ccs-enrollment/welcome)

  • Contact information for the child, parents/guardians, emergency contacts, child’s physician, etc.

  • A copy of your child’s current immunization & physical *There is an opportunity to upload this information within ALMA OR it can be brought to the school office prior to the start of school

  • A copy of any other documentation which might apply to your child (custody information, special education information, etc)


Our online enrollment tutorials and FAQs at https://sites.google.com/sau53.org/ccs-enrollment/welcome offer a lot of information, but if you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us.


For Technical questions about ALMA Start/accounts- Mrs.Duval, Digital Learning Specialist (ccs-tech@sau35.org)

For Medical information questions- Mrs.Strazzeri, School Nurse (jstrazzeri@sau53.org)

For Registration questions- Mrs. Burke, Administrative Assistant (vburke@sau53.org)

New Website Coming Soon!

We are excited to be launching our new website very soon. We've included a sneak peek below. We encourage you to explore the website once it launches and get a sense of what we have available. It has been designed to have a streamlined navigation menu and has features that will help keep our site and it’s visitors as up to date as possible. It is important to note that all schools within SAU53 are updating to this new website platform so you will find consistency across all SAU53 websites including the SAU53 District and School Boards site. Our goals for this change were to modernize our site, improve on the ability to navigate to what one is looking for, ensure it’s ease of use on mobile devices and to have it be a useful source of information, while being aesthetically pleasing, for the community, families, staff and students. We will soon be sharing information on some new features this website has to offer once it has launched.


As is always true with something new, some tweaks might need to be made to our new site as they arise. If you run into any problems, or are looking for something you would assume to be accessible from our website, please email ccs-tech@sau53.org so we can look into it.
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After School Care Options for CCS Families

This year, we will be offering two off-site after school care options for our CCS families. During the upcoming school year, we will continue to explore the possibility of offering something here at CCS that covers before and after school needs for our community.


The two options that will be offered are: The Concord Boys & Girls Club and The Learning Tree in Epsom, NH.


Please see the information listed below for further details on both programs. I have also included a brief synopsis of both programs here:


Boys and Girls Club


  • Grades K-8
  • Limited to 14 students, based on transportation ability
  • Transportation for students from CCS to The Bradley Street Clubhouse located at 55 Bradley Street, Concord, NH 03301
  • LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
  • School Days M-F 2:30pm-6:00pm
  • To enroll: Contact Sonia Wilks, Branch Director at wilks@centralnhclubs.org or call 603-410-5176



The Learning Tree


  • Grades K-4
  • Limited for 20 students, based on transportation ability
  • Transportation for students from CCS to The Learning Tree Center located at 9 Gauthier Drive, Epsom, NH 03234
  • LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE
  • School Days M-F 2:30pm-5:30pm
  • To enroll: Contact The Learning Tree at info@EpsomLearningTree.com or call 603-736-0037

New Faces at CCS!

Please join us in welcoming some new faces here at CCS!


Grade 1, Carrie White (replacing Wendy Kneeland)

Grade 3, Jessica Martucci (replacing Jessica Merrill)

Grade 4, Mollie Morissette (replacing Amy Binder)

Special Education Case Manager, Kimberly Green (replacing Sky King)

Kindergarten Screening/Orientation, August 23, 2021

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.