Chipeta Elementary


Chipeta Elementary School

 Together: We Care  We Learn  We Grow

Governor's Bright Spot Award in Math 2023

Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award 2023


Back to School Information:

*All NEW and RETURNING students must register online.  D51 registration opens on July 18 for kindergarten through 12th grade for all schools and school levels. You can access online registration with your current ParentVUE account or by creating a ParentVUE account if you are new to our district. Information can be found for ParentVUE on the district website under the Parent section. If you forget your ParentVUE password, there is a "forgot password" button on the ParentVUE log in site. 

*NEW students to Chipeta will need to show proof of residency in Chipeta's school area, provide a birth certificate, provide immunizations and pay the $25 supply fee, at the Chipeta office beginning July 19 between 8:30am-3:30pm. 

*RETURNING students to Chipeta will need to show proof of residency in Chipeta's school area and pay the $25 supply fee, at the Chipeta office beginning July 19 between 8:30am-3:30am.

*TRANSFER REQUEST WINDOW ONLINE: If you do not live in our Chipeta school area and would like to be considered for attendance at Chipeta, please fill out the online transfer request found on the D51 website beginning July 28. Approval is based on class size and special needs of the grade level group. Decisions for transfer requests will be shared during the second week of August through the first two weeks of classes. 

*If you need to complete your registration on one of our computers, please come by between 8:30am-3:30pm and we are happy to help.  If you need a special appointment outside of our office hours, please call the school to set up a time. 

*You will recieve your child's confirmed teacher placement at our Back to School Ice Cream Social on August 8 from 4:00pm-5:30pm!

We are excited to begin a new school year with our first through fifth graders on Friday, August 11 and our kindergarteners will join us beginning August 15!

Chipeta Back to School Office Hours (July 19-August 10) are 8:30am-3:30pm. If you need support during a time outside of this window, please call the main office and we will set an appointment to support you.

Chipeta Office Main Line: 970-254-6825



   REC After School Program at Chipeta


What is REC?

REC is a FREE after school tutoring and enrichment program for 1st-12th grade students. REC's mission is to improve academic achievement and social and emotional development in a safe and supportive environment.

When and Where?

REC meets at Chipeta, after the school dismissal bell. They meet Tuesday through Friday until 6:30. We ask that students attend everyday in order to gain the most improvement in their academic achievement. Upon approval to attend REC, please remember there is no REC on Mondays. 

How Do We Spend Our Time?

Students eat a nutritious snack we provide when they first arrive. We have a 15 minute recess before we begin our tutoring and homework. We spend 45-60 minutes doing homework or practicing basic skills in small groups. The last 45 minutes is enrichment time. Where we do activities like art, music, yoga, STEAM challenges or SEL.

Contact Information and to Register: Visit the website for more information.  All registration is done online. Please do not have your child attend REC until your application is turned in and you have received confirmation from REC staff that your child is approved. 


Staff Information

Jayme Chiaro Principal

Bobbi McLaughlin Assistant Principal 

Cindy Winder Principal's Secretary

Jessica Marquez Attendance Secretary

Julie Schreiner School Counselor

Alicia Sawatzky-Blackmon School Counselor

School Hours

There is NO supervision before 8:25am


Gate opens at 8:25 am

1st bell rings at 8:50 am

Tardy bell rings at 8:55 am

School ends at 4:00 pm


Early release at 2:00 pm


Lunch Schedule:

Kindergarten: 11:30 am

First Grade: 11:50 am

Second Grade: 12:10 pm

Third Grade: 12:30 pm

Fourth Grade: 12:50 pm

Fifth Grade: 1:10 pm



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Need before and/or after school care? Visit the Extended Hours website for registration information!

Extended Hours Program Website

Tel: 970-241-3603


Literacy Transparency

Drop Off and Pick Up at Chipeta Elementary School

*Please do not drop your student off or let your student arrive on campus until 8:25am. There is NO SUPERVISION before 8:25am each morning!

*PICK UP is at 4:00pm M-TH and 2:00 pm on Fridays. 

*Please make Pick up plans with your student (and their teacher):

1. Meet you at the back playground gate 

2. Wait for you in the pull up line at the front of the school

3. Ride the bus (Be sure to let your child's teacher know their bus number)

4. Walk home with a buddy/sibling (Be sure your child's teacher knows who your student can walk with)

Health Office / Health office policies, procedures and health information

For the safety of our staff and students:

Please remember that all medications (over the counter, prescription, cough drops, cold sore ointments, ect.) need to be kept in the health office. Students may not carry them in their pockets or backpacks.

Hand sanitizer is provided by the school, students are not permitted to bring their own.

If you have any questions let our health office know.

Thank you,

Jennifer Eckhardt, R.N.

Kim McIntosh Health. Asst.

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