Chester Elementary School
December 17, 2021. Connect. Thrive
See you next year!
Greetings CES Families!
We want to wish all of you a wonderful winter break and the happiest of holidays with your loved ones. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds us with this beautiful snow and use the time to rejuvenate, reflect, and renew.
We know that 2022 will hold many new wonderful learning experiences and opportunities for your children here at CES. In 2022, we have a Read a Thon, Kid Appreciation Day, and more planned for our students!
With appreciation and excitement,
Colly Fischer and Nicholle Crowther
1/3-Students Return to School
1/17-No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
1/31-2/4-Parent Conference Week, Minimum Day Schedule
2/18-No School, Lincoln's Birthday Observed
2/21-No School, President's Day
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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December Book Giveaway!
SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Myers
Ms. Jen loves working at Chester Elementary School because she gets to know each and every student. She loves how Chester kids are tough, resilient, and KIND. Ms. Jen also loves that every day is a new experience a and that she can help students that may be going through difficult or scary experiences.
In her free time, Ms. Jen loves to travel, see live music, and watch her children play sports. Her favorite book series is Harry Potter and she dreams of finding platform 9 3/4 so that she can go to Hogwarts. If she cannot make her way to Hogwarts, Ms. Jen will settle for a visit to Scotland where she can see her family castle.
NEW LUNCH MENU
Independent Study Explained
There are two types of independent study, long and short term. Long Term Independent Study is an option for your student if in-person instruction presents a health risk to your child. You will follow the instructions found here. Notification of Independent Study
Short Term Independent Study is provided in case a student is excluded from school due to Covid-19, exposure or symptoms and can do work from home. The school will communicate with you and explain the process. Then, we will send a short term independent study agreement to you on Parent Square. The teacher will provide work and for the work that your student completes, he/she will have those days credited and not marked as absent.
If you are planning for a child to be away from school for a family trip or the like, please notify the office. You may request a Short Term Independent study agreement in this case. This request should be 5 days in advance of your departure and will need to be approved by the principal. If approved, your child will be provided work which should be returned the day your child is back in school.
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.
Covid Protocols- new changes
Hello Chester families!
We’d like to remind all of our families that the same COVID protocols remain in place from last school year. If your child is ill, you will need to keep them home and follow the return to school criteria (see below). The complete PUSD Covid Protocols are found
Please use the At-home Staff and Student Screening to screen your children at home prior to sending them to school. The schools will contact any guardian for pick-up if your student develops symptoms during the school day. After experiencing any of the symptoms on this list, the student must meet the return to school criteria before they will be permitted back on campus. If you have any further questions, please contact your school office.
This week brings a change to Appendix B. See below for the details.
Here is to a great year!
Your PUSD nurses,
Emilee Pruitt, BSN, RN, Lead School Nurse
Jessica Logan, BSBA, RN, School Nurse
Lauren Tasaki, BSB, RN, School Nurse
Christina Tate, LVN
Emilee Schramel LVN