Chester Elementary School

March 11, 2022. Connect. Thrive

CES Happenings

Hello Families!


Daylight Savings time begins this week! Remember to Spring ahead!


Our renovation has begun and our students are doing great! They have adapted well to the portable bathrooms and eating lunch outside. We are all excited about what things will look like when that wall comes down!


Our Read a Thon has ended and it was HUGELY successful! We will share the top readers and top classes next week! Awesome job CES!


This week, we also continue our March Madness Tournament! Check out what books our students love.


Have a great week CES Families


--Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Crowther

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Upcoming Dates

3/1-3/11 CES Read a Thon!

3/13 Daylight Savings Time Begins

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

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

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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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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Cheyne Gerbatz

Cheyne Gerbatz, originally from Humboldt County, joined the Chester Elementary School team in 2021.


Ms. Cheyne loves the CES kids! She enjoys watching them learn, especially those light bulb moments when a new idea or concept clicks. Ms. Cheyne also loves the resiliency that the Chester kids have shown over the last few years as they have been faced with different challenging situations. She loves their flexibility, determination, and GRIT that they have for getting through tough things.


In her free time, Ms. Cheyne loves being with her family, especially her children and doing things outside. She has a special place in her heart for summers in the Lake Almanor Basin. She also loves the book The Giving Tree, chocolate, coffee, sloths, and Fridays!

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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.