Chester Elementary Newsletter

May 3-7, 2021: Explore. Learn. Thrive.

Hello Chester Families,


Things to Remember:

  • Staff Appreciation Week: May 3-7, Check the image below.
  • Dismissal: At dismissal, we have staff that will be helping students cross the street. Please wait for your student to cross with an adult. Also, if you are picking up at the curb in a car, we will be loading students from the marquee side of the school. Thank you for being patient and respectful of the process, it will make our dismissal much safer.
  • Calling all TK/K siblings! Enrollment is now open for the fall. See the information that follows below.
  • Garden Club: If your child is interested in Garden Club, please sign up on the link below. Mrs. Bainbridge is excited to garden with your students!

Upon our return to school, your student will need more sleep. Don't be surprised about this! Sleep is one of the most important things to address for learning, no one learns when they are too tired. Adjust wake up times so they will be used to am 8:10 school start.

Here are some tips:

1. Create a calm environment to sleep, keep devices and TVs out of the bedroom.

2. Create consistent patterns of going to bed and waking up.

3. Create wind down time before bed, read and relax.


Colly Fischer

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Dress Code Reminders


  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.

  6. Hair shall be clean, neatly groomed, and not a distraction to the education process.

  7. Snow pants, jacket, boots, gloves and hat are necessary for recess during the winter months.

  8. We encourage students to wear CES shirts on Fridays.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Dates:

5/3-5/7- Staff Appreciation Week

5/6- Health Smiles Team will provide Dental Screening at CES

5/9- Mother's Day

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Return to 100% FAQ

Return to School 100% on April 26, 2021

What are the hours? Grades 1-6: 8:10-2:30 Monday-Thursday and 8:10-11:50 on Fridays. TK/K AM Monday-Thursday 8:10-11:00 and PM 11:40-2:30. All TK/K students on Fridays from 8:10-11:30.

Will I need to sign anything? No

Can a parent volunteer on campus? Not at this time. The doors will be open for student arrival but we request that parents wait in front and ring the doorbell for assistance in order to follow our safety protocols. Students and staff are allowed on campus only. If parents need to talk to the office staff, we are happy to set that up.

Will my student need to wear a mask and social distance? Yes indoors and outdoors. Teachers will provide mask breaks for students throughout the day. These will be conducted outdoors with more than 6 foot distancing.

Will all students be screened at school? No, parents and guardians will be responsible for screening prior to arrival.

What happens if my student is ill? We will be following the same protocols that have been implemented this year.

Will my child eat on campus? Yes, students will be eating lunch at school. Breakfast will be provided from 7:45-8:05. While eating, there will be fewer students per lunch period, with students spaced out for distancing. Handwashing and/or sanitizing, masking and social distancing will continue as we follow all Health and Safety Protocols.

Will there be Meal Delivery? No, meals are available at school.

How will pick up and drop off work? If you are dropping off or picking up your child by car please be respectful of others, and avoid parking in the yellow loading zone in front of the school. Always pull forward and watch carefully! BE SAFE and RESPECTFUL of all our families and staff members. It may be quicker to park in the nearby neighborhood and walk to pick up your child.

What happens if my child's teacher is sick? We will try to place a substitute teacher with the class. If we are unable to do that, the school will contact you by 6 AM that day and your child will learn remotely until the teacher returns.

Where do my children enter and exit? Grades 1-6 enter through the front door. Grades 1-5 exit through the front door and grade 6 exits through the side parking lot. Kindergarten enters and exits at the kindergarten playground gate.

Kindergarten: Mrs. Bainbridge

First: Mrs. Cardona

Second: Mrs. O’Kelley

Third: Mrs. Geer and Mrs. Twitchell

Fourth: Mrs. Crowther

Fifth: Mrs. Tantardino

Sixth: Ms. Whalen and Mrs. White

Independent Study Teacher: Mrs. Bauer

Dental Screening- May 6 at CES

Hello CES parents! PUSD has teamed up with Healthy Smiles to offer free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes to our students. The Healthy Smiles team will be at CES on Thursday May 6.

This is a voluntary service. The form is available in Parent Square or you can print the PDF below.

If you have any questions please contact Dana Krinsky at Plumas County Public Health: 283-6358

OR your school nurses:

Lauren Tasaki:

Emilee Pruitt:

Meal Information

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Screening Procedures

Parents will be asked to screen students prior to arrival at school. In summary, parents will check to see how their child is feeling prior to sending them to school. If there are any symptoms, you will not send them. If students display any symptoms while at school or at home, the same procedure of staying home 10 days, or getting a medical clearance or a Covid test still remain in place. It is important to call the school when your child is absent!

See the following image or read here for more information.

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