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

 Welcome to Chipeta Elementary School!

*If you are a new student coming to Chipeta, please complete registration online at D51 School Website under the parent tab. You will create a ParentVUE account in order to complete the registration process.

*TRANSFER REQUEST 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 or transfer request 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. 

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


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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