Chester Elementary Newsletter

May 24-28, 2021: Explore. Learn. Thrive.

Hello Chester Families,

May is Gratitude Month. We appreciate our parents and community for supporting students in their growth this bumpy year. Together we

Things to Remember:

  • Vaccinations for 12-15 year old children: Plumas Health is gathering interest about vaccinations for 12-15 year olds. Please share this with anyone you think might want it. This survey is in English: This survey is in Spanish:
  • We're Hiring: Interested in working for Plumas Unified? Check Edjoin for current job openings.
  • Calendar: The district calendar for next school year is attached. See the 2021/2022 Instructional Calendar button below.


Colly Fischer

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. ~Aristotle

Thank You Students

Upcoming Events

This Week:

Monday, 5/24

Tuesday, 5/25 - 5th Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, 5/26

Thursday, 5/27- 4th Grade Field Trip

Friday, 5/28

Upcoming Dates:

5/31- Memorial Day, no school

6/10- 6th Grade Promotion, 6 PM (Socially Distanced at HS)

6/9-11- Minimum Days, Dismissal is 11:50

2021/2022 Instructional Calendar

PUSD Calendar for the 2021/2022 School Year

Dress Code Reminders


  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. Shoes must have heel straps. No high heels, wheelies, sliders or flip flops please.

  2. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.

  3. Hats, caps, and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. Outdoors is OK.

  4. Chains, spikes, and metal studs will be prohibited at all times.

  5. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See–through or fishnet fabrics, halter-tops, off the shoulder or low cut stops, bare midriffs and sagging pants are prohibited. Blouse straps under 1” wide are prohibited. Skirts must reach a minimum of mid-thigh. Shorts must have a minimum of a three-inch inseam. Clothing must be appropriate for the weather.

  6. Hair shall be clean, neatly groomed, and not a distraction to the education process.

  7. Snow pants, jacket, boots, gloves and hat are necessary for recess during the winter months.

  8. We encourage students to wear CES shirts on Fridays.

New! Screening and Symptoms

Parents are asked to screen students prior to arrival at school. See the Symptom list below. On the advice of Dr. Satterfield and our nurses, we've removed "runny nose" and "nausea" and for headache, adding "New onset of severe headache, especially with fever". This form supersedes any previous symptom lists.The intent is to reduce the numbers of students being excluded. If students display any symptoms while at school or at home, the same procedure of staying home 10 days, or getting a medical clearance or a Covid test still remain in place. It is important to call the school when your child is absent!

Find the "New" Student Screening and Return Criteria here.

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Return to 100% FAQ

Return to School 100% on April 26, 2021

What are the hours? Grades 1-6: 8:10-2:30 Monday-Thursday and 8:10-11:50 on Fridays. TK/K AM Monday-Thursday 8:10-11:00 and PM 11:40-2:30. All TK/K students on Fridays from 8:10-11:30.

Will I need to sign anything? No

Can a parent volunteer on campus? Not at this time. The doors will be open for student arrival but we request that parents wait in front and ring the doorbell for assistance in order to follow our safety protocols. Students and staff are allowed on campus only. If parents need to talk to the office staff, we are happy to set that up.

Will my student need to wear a mask and social distance? Yes indoors and outdoors. Teachers will provide mask breaks for students throughout the day. These will be conducted outdoors with more than 6 foot distancing.

Will all students be screened at school? No, parents and guardians will be responsible for screening prior to arrival.

What happens if my student is ill? We will be following the same protocols that have been implemented this year.

Will my child eat on campus? Yes, students will be eating lunch at school. Breakfast will be provided from 7:45-8:05. While eating, there will be fewer students per lunch period, with students spaced out for distancing. Handwashing and/or sanitizing, masking and social distancing will continue as we follow all Health and Safety Protocols.

Will there be Meal Delivery? No, meals are available at school.

How will pick up and drop off work? If you are dropping off or picking up your child by car please be respectful of others, and avoid parking in the yellow loading zone in front of the school. Always pull forward and watch carefully! BE SAFE and RESPECTFUL of all our families and staff members. It may be quicker to park in the nearby neighborhood and walk to pick up your child.

What happens if my child's teacher is sick? We will try to place a substitute teacher with the class. If we are unable to do that, the school will contact you by 6 AM that day and your child will learn remotely until the teacher returns.

Where do my children enter and exit? Grades 1-6 enter through the front door. Grades 1-5 exit through the front door and grade 6 exits through the side parking lot. Kindergarten enters and exits at the kindergarten playground gate.

Kindergarten: Mrs. Bainbridge

First: Mrs. Cardona

Second: Mrs. O’Kelley

Third: Mrs. Geer and Mrs. Twitchell

Fourth: Mrs. Crowther

Fifth: Mrs. Tantardino

Sixth: Ms. Whalen and Mrs. White

Independent Study Teacher: Mrs. Bauer

Meal Information

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Community Services

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4th Grade Trout Slayers Website

The 4th grade is working hard on community outreach. Check out this student created website.

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