Chester Elementary School

May 27, 2022. Connect. Thrive

CES Happenings

A huge shout out to some of our amazing community partners! This month we are so grateful to Millwood Nursery for their generous donation of flowers to plant around or marquee. Also thank to the California Highway Patrol and Bodfish Bicycles for supporting our Bike Rodeo event! We are so lucky to live in a community that supports our school!


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.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

  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.



Kid Appreciation Day will be returning this year. It will occur on Tuesday, June 7th. Kid Appreciation Day, is a newer version of Field Day, that brings together our student body in friendly, fun competitive as well as collaborative games. We have chosen to call it Kid Appreciation Day since it doesn't follow our "traditional" Field Day schedule of events. This day does have many of those wonderful elements that we all have loved about Field Day plus some new ones! We appreciate all our CES kids and their commitment to learning and making our school the wonderful place we all love. We are all looking forward to this day!


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


Gratefully,

Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Crowther

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CES Garden Club

Students need to have a permission slip on file to attend Garden Club on Wednesdays.

Here is the Permission Slip.

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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

6/9 CES 6th Grade Commencement Ceremony

6/10 Last Day of School

May Book of the Month

Check out our last Book of the Month for the year here!
Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood || Read Aloud Read Along ||

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: http://chestermainstreet.com

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.