Chichester Central School News

March 19, 2021

Welcome Back!

Our hallways are buzzing with the sounds of full-time students here in the building at CCS, and we couldn't be more excited! You should have received digital information forms from me over the past two days to alert you when your child will be welcomed back to full time, four days per week. We hope to have all students back with us by the week of April 12th, but will be in touch if we are able to accommodate your child earlier than that date.


We thank you for continued patience as we work through changes to bus routes, schedules, longer lines at parent drop off and pick up, and other challenges that may arise.


Have a wonderful weekend, and think spring!


Ms. Jessica Snider, Principal

Dates to Remember

Wed, 4/21 - Chichester SB Meeting, 6pm @ CCS

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

An Overview of June 2020 to the Present

Chichester Central School

Timeline of Events, SY: 20-21


We want to thank our families for their support as the administration, staff and school board continue to work through the pandemic to meet the needs of all our students.


  • June/July

    • End of Year car parade for CCS Students

    • 8th grade Graduation - adjusted to follow COVID guidelines

    • Surplus Funds - School Board approved to spend $43,192 on the following:

      • Next Generation Science Kits Grades K-3 - $12,532

      • 15 Chromebooks - $6,000

      • Eureka Math - $17,160

      • LED Lighting - $5,000

      • PPE - $2,500

    • Administration met as a group across SAU 53 to discuss reopening specifics

    • Reviewed and implemented plans based on Federal and NH State guidelines

    • Reopening team of volunteer staff members was formed

    • Building space was evaluated and considered

    • Scenarios were discussed, brainstormed, and built based on CDC and NH State guidelines

    • School Board formed a Communication Committee - increasing community communications

    • CCS Newsletter - First bi-weekly communication with the Chichester community was shared.

  • August

    • CCS administration and volunteer staff worked to finalize the reopening plan

    • Plan was rolled out to the School Board and Chichester community

    • Began the school year in a hybrid model

    • Transportation routes were reworked and bus capacity was evaluated

    • Classrooms were moved around, furniture was removed, rehomed, and/or repurposed

    • Initial K-8 School wide Schedule developed

    • Cross Curriculum Integration with Unified Arts

    • Worked to secure PPE and cleaning supplies for student/staff return

    • Energy Report Recommendations - Lighting upgrades continued

    • Building Ventilation audit - reviewed ventilation system for health and safety

    • School Board adjusted school start date to accommodate chromebook/material distribution to students and preprepartion for hybrid and remote learning


  • September

    • Fall assessments were administered to students, Grades K-8

    • Student services - parent meetings were virtual for State Compliance

    • Created a Remote Learning Option - supporting grades K-8

    • Continued PPE purchases for health and safety of students and staff

    • Ventilation system repairs began

    • Ventilation filters were replaced - school wide

    • CCS School Board increased AREA meets with Pembroke school board to increase communication

  • October

    • NH State Testing was administered, Grades 3-8

    • Ventilation system repairs continued

  • November

    • Transitioned to hybrid synchronous model

      • $11,000 of technology was purchased

      • Many individual hours on how to use the new technology

      • Full remote program - live streamed daily from CCS classrooms

        • Increased direct instruction to 5 days

        • Teachers adapted lessons to target both learning environments

    • Revised schedule

      • Transitioned to a 2 week schedule to allow in -person learning for UA classes

      • Bus routes

      • Support staff schedules

      • Duty schedule

    • Parent conferences - scheduled virtually

    • Ventilation system repairs continued

    • School Board partnered with the Town of Chichester for Primary and Election Voting - held at CCS

  • December

    • 12/1- covid-related event

    • 12/9- covid-related event

    • 12/15- two covid- related events

    • 12/16-12/22- pivot to full remote

      • Staff and families worked together to meet student needs

    • First Live streamed School Board meeting

      • technology was purchased to support live stream

    • 12/19- covid- related event

    • 12/21- covid-related event

    • 12/22- covid-related event

    • Ventilation system repairs completed

    • School Board continued work with Director of Emergency Management making the school an emergency shelter

  • January

    • Winter assessments were administered to students, Grades K-8

    • 1/3- covid-related event

    • 1/10- covid-related event

      • 1/11-1/19 pivot to full remote

      • Staff and families worked together to meet student needs

    • 1/28- covid-related event

    • 1/28-2 /5- pivote to full remote

      • Staff and families worked together to meet student needs

    • 1/29-two covid-related events

    • 1/30 covid-related event

    • Ventilation system monitored for compliance

  • February

    • 2/2- covid-related event

    • Scheduled update in our Chromebook fleet - 2021 school year

  • March

    • 3/2- covid-related event

    • 3 /8 - classrooms reconfigured, furniture removed or replaced to maximize social distancing 6’ apart

    • 3/9 - whole building re-assessment for full capacity, planning for 4 day in-person learning

    • 3/10 - 1st wave of student return to 4 days in- person learning

    • 3/17 - delayed opening to support teacher vaccination registration

    • 3/18 - 2nd wave of student return to 4 day in-person learning, K-2 focus

    • Ventilation system filters replaced

    • School Board worked with Chichester Selectmen to change School District and Town Meeting and Voting day - all voting to be held at CCS


Spring 2021 - CCS will continue to update this timeline as events unfold.

Student Criteria Form and Matrix

Each teacher completed this form for each student in their class. The Criteria Matrix Subcommittee met to aggregate the data, and used the Criteria Matrix Form to help determine the priority need of each student at CCS. We used these results to help us plan our full time re-entry waves.
8th Grade Paper Car Challenge

The CCS 500 - 2021! (This presentation was talked about at the 3/17/21 school board meeting)

CCS Spring Sports

Baseball, Softball, and Spring Track sign up sheets are posted in the main office. These sign ups will be available until March 29th.

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 reccleston@sau53.org or by phone 798-5651.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


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Chichester Central School 21-22 Registration

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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.

CCS Return to Full, In-Person Learning Plan Spring 2021