Chester Elementary School

November 5, 2021. Connect. Thrive

What's happening?

We have School pictures this Tuesday, November 9 with make up pictures on Thursday, December 2. Picture packets came home last week. Smile!

We have also had a very successful Treats for Troops collection! We thank you for your support and for the letters that will go to our Chester High School graduates that now serve in the military. The thoughts and love from CES will be so appreciated by our hometown troops.

Another exciting piece of news this week is that Chester Elementary School was been awarded $5000 towards our Outdoor Core program. Thanks to the generosity of the North Valley Foundation, in partnership with the Almanor Foundation, Chester Elementary School will be receiving a grant that will help us to provide field trips to our students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Since many of the areas that we typically take students to have impacted by the Dixie Fire, these funds will allow us to expand our horizons to provide new exciting adventures for our students!

With Flexibility and Grace,

Colly Fischer and Nicholle Crowther

School Site Council

Our School Site Council will me meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 3:00 PM in Room 9. We invite all interested parents to attend! Our School Site Council is a committee made up of parents, teachers, and staff that help determine the focus for our school's academic instructional program. Come and learn more!

Check out the agenda here: School Site Council Agenda


We have Spirit Wear!

You can customize the color and design of items!

Our CES VOLCANOES STORE can be found by clicking here!

Notable Stuff and Upcoming Dates

11/7 Daylight Savings- change your clocks!

11/9 School Pictures

11/10 School Site Council Meeting at 3:00 PM

11/11 Veterans Day-No School

11/22-11/26- Thanksgiving Break-No School

PUSD Dashboard

PUSD now has a Dashboard on the website with updated Covid positive test results in each school. These results come out each Friday, so the numbers here are from last week. Please see below for the updates to this week’s Dashboard which can be found here.

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Help CES earn money with Box Tops!

How to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App


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Get your Plumas Strong Sticker!


Sold in the CES Office

All proceeds benefit CES Outdoor Core Programs

Thank you to Antonia Marro for her artwork and sticker design!

Fall Reading Program!

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Independent Study Explained

There are two types of independent study, long and short term. Long Term Independent Study is an option for your student if in-person instruction presents a health risk to your child. You will follow the instructions found here. Notification of Independent Study

Short Term Independent Study is provided in case a student is excluded from school due to Covid-19, exposure or symptoms and can do work from home. The school will communicate with you and explain the process. Then, we will send a short term independent study agreement to you on Parent Square. The teacher will provide work and for the work that your student completes, he/she will have those days credited and not marked as absent.

If you are planning for a child to be away from school for a family trip or the like, please notify the office. You may request a Short Term Independent study agreement in this case. This request should be 5 days in advance of your departure and will need to be approved by the principal. If approved, your child will be provided work which should be returned the day your child is back in school.

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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Covid Protocols

Hello Chester families!

We’d like to remind all of our families that the same COVID protocols remain in place from last school year. If your child is ill, you will need to keep them home and follow the return to school criteria (see below). The complete PUSD Covid Protocols are found

here in Appendix B

Please use the At-home Staff and Student Screening to screen your children at home prior to sending them to school. The schools will contact any guardian for pick-up if your student develops symptoms during the school day. After experiencing any of the symptoms on this list, the student must meet the return to school criteria before they will be permitted back on campus. If you have any further questions, please contact your school office.

Here is to a great year!

Your PUSD nurses,

Emilee Pruitt, BSN, RN, Lead School Nurse

Jessica Logan, BSBA, RN, School Nurse

Lauren Tasaki, BSB, RN, School Nurse

Christina Tate, LVN

Emilee Schramel LVN

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Free Crisis Counseling

It’s been a tough last year and half for many in our county. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought hardship and uncertainty to our community, and the added stress of several catastrophic wildfires in the past two summers has added another layer of difficulty.

This double crisis has put tremendous burdens on all of us, and many people have no choice but to struggle alone. This is why California State has started a productive new partnership with BeWellLine, a partnership that will bring care to the people who need it most.

The BeWellLine mission is to provide evidence-based, free-of-charge care to people who might not have access to it otherwise. This is a free service, available to anyone, without regard to existing insurance coverage or qualification. Everyone in the state of California is entitled to reach out and get the help they need, receive advice and counseling, and share their story.

If you’ve been struggling through the pandemic alone or feel like you need greater guidance and support, get in touch with the BeWellLine by calling (855) 838-6910 or visiting or today to arrange a counseling session or learn more about how they can help you.The counseling services are available by phone, online chat, and video conferencing, and are free.

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Bus Route