Chester Elementary School

June 3, 2022. Connect. Thrive

CES Happenings

Kid Appreciation Day is this Tuesday, June 7th. We are excited for our events and the new equipment that has been purchased thanks to a generous donation from Chico Mini Cooper! We are so grateful! Our Kid Appreciation Day event will include a visit from our local Kona Ice truck! Yay!!

We have minimum days on June 8, 9 and 10. Take not that dismissal is at 1:00pm those days!

As the weather improves, we like to dress for the warm weather! Please be sure your child is following our dress code while being comfortable.


  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.

Also as we look forward to next year, we are excited to announce the following teachers that will be teaching each grade:

TK/Kindergarten-Mrs. Bainbridge

Kindergarten-Mrs. Spooner

First Grade-Mrs. Twitchell and Mrs. Cardona

Second Grade-Mrs. O'Kelley

Third Grade-Mrs. Geer

Fourth Grade-Ms. Crowther

Fifth Grade-Mrs. Braun

Sixth Grade-Mrs. Tantardino

We have the best staff and students at this school. The 22/23 year is sure to be an AWESOME one!


Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Crowther

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Does your child love music?

If your child, loves music, take advantage of this great opportunity during the summer!

Plumas Unified School District is sponsoring a Summer Music Program during June and July on Mondays and Tuesdays. There will be a summer program in each community.

The program in Chester will be on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 at CHS in the band room. The program is for students entering fifth grade and up as well as for adults.

Sign up here!

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22/23 Expanded Learning Program (aka After School Program)

We are taking sign up for the Expanded Learning Program for the 22/23 school year. If you are interested, please sign up here. This is our Monday through Friday afterschool program that has rave reviews. Sign up early so you can reserve a spot!
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Upcoming Dates

6/7 Kid Appreciation Day

6/8- Minimum Day, 1:00 dismissal

6/9- Minimum Day, 1:00 dismissal and CES 6th Grade Commencement Ceremony, 6:00PM

6/10- Minimum Day, 1:00 dismissal and Last Day of School

8/22 First Day of School

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Spotlight: Meet Scott Cory

Scott Cory, originally from Santa Ynez, rejoins the CES team in September 2022 as our Principal. With a teaching degree from California State University Chico, and administrative credential from California State University, Fresno; Mr. Cory moved into administrator because he wanted the opportunity to help students by helping teachers and parents.

Mr. Cory, with over thirty three years in the educational field, loves being a principal because he gets to connect with staff, students, parents, and the community. He enjoys supporting the teachers that he works with because when everyone works together, special things happen for the students and school. Mr. Cory is also compelled to make a difference in the lives of students by helping the solve problems. He believes strongly in building strong relationships because “together we can be our best.”

Mr. Cory is beyond excited to return to CES in the fall! CES has a special place in his heart because all three of his own children attended and he knows how awesome Mountain Kids are! They don’t back down from a challenge and always strive to be the best they can be.

In his free time, Mr. Cory enjoys sports, reading, hiking, being with his family, and traveling. His favorite children’s book is Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Mr. Cory enjoys breakfast at all times of day and dreams of traveling to Ireland to hike, visit castles, meet the people, enjoy the accent, and of course, eat breakfast.

Chester Main Street Community Connectivity Plan

Dear Stakeholders,

The Chester Main Street Community Connectivity Plan is moving forward!

Your participation is critical to this effort to improve safety, mobility, and the experience in downtown Chester. We wanted to pass along the links and information to use and share as the project moves forward.

You can access the main project website here:

The Interactive Project Map is now available for you input!

You can access it here: Interactive Project Map

We’ve also attached two flyers with project information. We encourage you to share this information with your community to gather as much input as possible!

Our next community workshop will be held on July 20th. Details will be announced in the next few weeks.

Thanks again for participating.

-The Project Team

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Jobs at Chester Elementary

Hello Families,

We are hiring!

If you know of anyone who works well with kids,

then one of these jobs might be for you!

These are the positions that are open. Edjoin Link

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.

The chart below will be located on each entrance of all sites to assist our stakeholders understanding of the current guidance.

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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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.