• Our Vision
    Chester Elementary School is a nurturing, respectful environment where students are engaged in authentic and inspired learning, supported by a community that diligently safeguards and promotes excellence.


    CHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    A great place to learn!

    Main Phone: 845-469-2178
    Extensions
    # 2203 Principal, Ms. Boesch 
    # 2201 Main Office, Mrs. Alvarez
    # 2202 Attendance / Registration, Mrs. Laurencell
    # 2209 School Nurse, Mrs. Rydell 
    # 2210 Social Worker, Mrs. Ringel
    # 2215 Psychologist, Ms. McKay
    # 2264 Security Desk

     

  • Kindergarten Registration 
    at Chester Elementary School

    Contact Chester Elementary Registrar
    Mrs. Heather Laurencell - email
    call 845-469-2178, ext. 2202
    Registration meeting appointments are strongly encouraged
    Language translation will be available.

    Please bring the completed Registration Forms (download below) with the necessary documentation to the appointment.

     

    DOWNLOAD FORM

DAILY SCHEDULE / PROCEDURES

  • ARRIVAL
    Bus Transportation 8:30am

    Parent Drop Off  8:35am
    Students arriving on the bus will enter the building one bus at a time, followed by the parent/guardian student drop-off. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria for students who want it from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.  They will eat in the cafeteria.

    Instruction Begins 9:00am
    Students will be with their classroom teacher daily. The daily schedule follows an 8-block day, inclusive of one 43-minute block of Specials (Art, Music or Phys. Ed) and one 43-minute block of a combined recess/lunch. Classroom teachers will share their specific daily schedules with families.

    We will follow an A-D day schedule that aligns with grade level Specials. We will provide hands-on, interactive learning experiences throughout the day.

    SPECIALS

    Specials (Art, Music & Phys Ed) will take place on a 4-day rotation (A-D days). Students will walk with their classroom teacher, to their specials.

    Phys Ed: Outside or in the Gymnasium

    Art: Art Room

    Music: Chorus Room


    LUNCH / RECESS

    Lunch will be in the Cafeteria. Students will have recess and then lunch according to the times below. Monitors/Aides are assigned to classes to supervise and support students during lunch and recess.

    Students will have lunch and recess with their class/grade mates, within their scheduled block.

    1st Grade Recess 10:50-11:10   Lunch 11:13-11:33

    UPK/Kindergarten   Recess 11:15- 11:35   Lunch 11:38- 11:58

    5th Grade Recess 11:40-12:00   Lunch 12:03-12:23

    4th Grade Recess 12:05-12:25   Lunch 12:28- 12:48

    3rd Grade Recess 12:30-12:50   Lunch 12:53- 1:13

    2nd Grade Recess 12:55-1:15   Lunch 1:18- 1:38


    DISMISSAL
    Bus Transportation 3:15pm-3:25pm Busses scheduled to depart by 3:30pm staggered dismissal. 

    Parent Pick Up 3:25pm-3:40pm. Students will be called in the order of vehicle lineup in the lower lot.

    Student pick-up closes at 3:40 pm, please make alternate transportation arrangements for your child if you’re unable to arrive by 3:40pm.

     

    Please reach out to the YMCA before/after care program should your child need supervision before or after school hours.

Student Arrival / Departure Procedures

  • ALL DRIVERS - Please follow the traffic flow map below.

    ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL PROCEDURES: BUSES

    • Students arriving on the bus will enter the building one bus at a time after all Pre-K and Kindergarten students are walked into the building and into their classrooms by our staff.
    • Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria for students who want it from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.  They will eat in the cafeteria.
    • For dismissal, buses will be loaded starting at 3:15 p.m. and leave the school at approximately 3:30 p.m. each day.

    PARENT/GUARDIAN DROP OFF 8:35 - 8:55 A.M.

    • You will drive around the lower lot and while buses are unloading you can drop your child off to a staff member to walk up the path to the building. Please do not let your child out of the car to approach the building until a staff member tells you to do so.
    • After the bus departure, drop-off will continue around to the upper lot, lining up in front of the building as noted in the traffic flow diagram.
    • Staff members will be stationed outside to direct vehicles/traffic flow.
    • Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be walked into the building with a staff member who will help them locate their classroom. Staff members will be available in the lobby to help direct students to their classrooms as well.
    • Please contact the Main Office and let them know if your child will be dropped off and/or picked up each day.
    • Please note there is no supervision for children at CES prior to the designated arrival time.
    • Please reach out to the YMCA Club Kid Program before/after care program should your child need supervision before or after school hours.

    PARENT/GUARDIAN PICK UP 3:25 - 3:40 P.M.

    • If you are planning to pick up your child from school, please contact the Main Office before school begins. You will be issued a student placard to place on the front windshield of your car for pickup.
    • You must have your student placard in the window of your car along with photo identification each day for pick up.
    • You will drive around the lower lot and while buses are loading you will wait in line for pick-up dismissal.
    • Once buses depart, the cars in the loop will be signaled to pull around and up to the top parking lot following the pattern in the map below. Students will then be dismissed to the car with the appropriate placard from the entrance of the building.
    • Please note there is no supervision for children at CES after the designated dismissal time.
    • Please contact to the YMCA before/after care program should your child need supervision before or after school hours.

    CES Drop Off/ Pickup Up Traffic Flow Diagram

Contact Us

  • CHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    2 Herbert Drive
    Chester, NY 10918
    Main: 845 469-2178
    Fax: 845 469 2794

    A great place to learn!