Chester Elementary School

March 25, 2022. Connect. Thrive


Hello CES Families!

We had a busy week at CES! Some highlights from this week include:

--Our March Madness Champion Finalists are: Up the Creek and Manjhi Moves a Mountain. Check in next week to see which book are CES students loved the most this year!

--We had an AWESOME assembly from the BMX Stuntmasters that focused on the Six Spokes of Character including: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Trust, Teamwork, and Kindness

We look forward to more great things ahead for our students this spring!


Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Crowther

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Upcoming Dates

4/8 CES Talent Show

4/15 to 4/22 Spring Break

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

6/10 Last Day of School

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Staff Spotlight: Michelle Petrillo

Michelle Petrillo has been a member of the Chester Elementary School team for the last seven years. With over thirty years of experience working with children and families, Ms. Michelle loves her role in the Educational field as a Paraeducator.

Ms. Michelle's motivation to work at CES was born from her passion for working with students that have special needs. She enjoys working with students to help them reach those "get it" moments and watching their faces light up. She says, "It's AWESOME!" Ms. Michelle also loves the spunky spirit of the CES kids, their determination, and their love for life.

In her free time, Ms. Michelle loves gardening and crafts and eating Birthday Cake or Oreo ice cream. She dreams of visiting Italy someday, in her favorite plaid shirt, to experience the richness of their culture. Ms. Michelle also loves unicorns, particularly the ones that visit her garden each spring.

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.

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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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.