Chipeta Elementary


Chipeta Elementary School

 Together: We Care  We Learn  We Grow

   *Please fill out the free and reduced lunch form! This really helps with our funding at Chipeta.  School lunch is NOT FREE for all students this school year.  A family will need to qualify through the free and reduced application process. Breakfast will continue to be free for all students at Chipeta this year. 

*Please pay your $25 supply fee at the school office before school begins* (We do not ask for school supplies but just this supply fee; Our teachers purchase our student supplies.) 


   REC After School Program at Chipeta


What is REC?

*REC is a FREE after school tutoring and enrichment program for 1st-12th grade students. *Our 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. We meet Tuesday through Friday until 6:15, 6:00 pm on Fridays. All-day field trips are often scheduled on days students have no school. We ask that students attend everyday in order to gain the most improvement in their academic achievement.

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. We also have applications at the Chipeta office.


Staff Information

Jayme Chiaro Principal

Scott Spoede 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:

First Grade: 11:30am

Kindergarten: 11:50am

Second Grade: 12:10 pm

Third Grade: 12:30 pm

Fourth Grade: 12:50 pm

Fifth Grade: 1:10 pm


Upcoming Events

No events available.


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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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