Chipeta Elementary


Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.

We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community. Our goal and responsibility is to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative independent thinker and problem solver.


Important Information

Exciting news for D51 families!

The US Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are extending their Free Meals for Kids program through the end of December 2020 or until available funding runs out. This means all students in District 51 can access healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch at school for no additional cost. Effective Wednesday, September 2, all students at D51 schools will receive free breakfast and lunch, no matter the student's prior free, reduced, or full pay eligibility. Students will not have to present an ID to receive their meals.

We are excited for this news and hope that having accessible and healthy meals for all students will help increase student physical and mental health which will fuel successful learning. To see what meals will be served at your school, please visit our new online menus here: Please note: Households who have not yet applied for free or reduced meals for 2020-21 are encouraged to complete an application so eligible students will receive Free/Reduced meals AFTER December 2020, or when available funding runs out under the current guidance. Click here to start the application process:

free lunch
COVID Daily Symptoms Tracker
Parents and guardians,

Please remember to fill out your students symptom tracker every morning before bringing them to school. Follow the link below to access the COVID daily tracker through our district 51 website. Click on student and login with your PARENTVUE information. If you are having trouble accessing with your parent vue info please contact the school. This will help keep our kids in class. Thank you!




Staff Information 


Assistant Principal

Jayme Chiaro

Scott Spoede

Secretary to the Principal

Cindy Winder

Attendance Secretary

Jessica Marquez

 Family Center Coordinator JenaRae Sandoval 

School Hours

There is NO SUPERVISION before 8:25 a.m.
  Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, &Thursday

Grades K-5

  Gates Open at 8:25 a.m Tardy Bell Rings at 8:55 am 
  End 4:00 pm

Friday (Early Release)

  Start 8:55 am
  End 2:00 pm



Tuesday, September 22 from 8:00am-8:00pm and Thursday, September 24 from 4:30pm-8:00pm

-Students have no school on the 22nd but will have school on the 24th.

*Please look for the Sign up Genius link within your teacher’s email, on Tuesday, September 15th and please schedule your conference quickly, so we can send you a confirmation email/calendar invitation. 

spMonday: No School

Tuesday: Parent Teacher Conferences 

Wednesday:  Jersey Day, wear any sports team of your choice. Professional, College, or High School.  

Thursday: Crazy Sock Day!! 

Friday: Cougar pride. Wear Red or Black


The Chipeta Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) needs your help!

 We are funding projects to improve the safety of our students, teachers, and staff during COVID. These project ideas came from Chipeta teachers and staff with the goal of supporting the safety of our school through cleaner indoor air and more outdoor learning time.

Chipeta PTO COVID Safety Fund

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, at thi time students are not permitted to bring their own.

Please do not forget to complete your student’s symptom tracker every morning before 9 a.

If you have any questions let our health office know.

Thank you,

Jennifer Eckhart, R.N.

Kim McIntosh Hlth. Asst.

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