September 24 (Friday)
Progress Reports will be given to the students to take home.

September 27 (Monday)
No School for Students – Professional Development Day for Teachers

September 30 (Thursday)
Coding Meeting 3:00-4:00 pm

Elementary Reminders
• Masks are required 24/7 until Chaffee R-2 School Board revaluation on October 11, 2021.
• Please send children to school with a water bottle to refill.
• Dismissal is at 2:25 pm EVERY Wednesday!
• Coding is every Monday and Thursday until 4:00 pm (unless noted on the elementary calendar).
• October 20: Picture Retake Day
• October 28: Parent Teacher Conferences
• October 29: NO SCHOOL

A Message from Mr. Brad Blackman
Temporary Mask Mandate
Effective Wednesday, September 15

Chaffee R-2 Students and Families:

During the recent Chaffee R-2 School Board meeting, a collaborative decision was made by School Board and District Administration to implement a plan for healthy students to remain at school and lessen the chance of a quarantine by issuing a temporary mask mandate. This mask mandate will begin on Wednesday, September 15, and will be reviewed again at the October 11th School Board meeting.

Currently, Scott County is number two in the state for positive cases with a positivity rate of 33.5% with 169 of those cases being between the ages of 0-18. Chaffee School District has had to quarantine over 170 students grades PK- 12 since the start of the school year. We understand the learning loss that this creates for students and the extra burden that this places on working parents. When students are masked, the regulations to quarantine are drastically reduced, and more students will be allowed to stay in school if they are healthy. Therefore, beginning on Wednesday, September 15, the district will once again be issuing a mask mandate for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, during the school day. Masks are not required during outdoor activities. Face coverings include paper masks, cloth masks, or gaiters which are worn over the nose and mouth. The district has paper masks to provide for students and adults.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping your children safe and in school.

Brad Blackman

2021-2022 Elementary Student Handbook (PDF)
(Click Link to View or Print)

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the student handbook, please contact Mrs. Lacey or Dr. Vandeven at the elementary school, (573) 887-3244.

Elementary School Handbook 2021-2022 

School Supply List 2021-2022 Image

Chaffee Elementary
School Supply List 2021-2022
(Click on image to download PDF)

Elementary School Supplies List 2021-2022 Image

Chaffee R-2 School District
Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)

Review and Revision Process:
In August of 2020, the Chaffee Board of Education approved a Safe Return to School Plan.
This plan was developed to assist with the reopening of the Chaffee R-2 School District and to outline precautions the district will take to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and students. The guidelines referenced in this plan are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Scott County Health Department.
If necessary, this plan will be revised every six months to keep up to date with state and local guidance. As revisions are made, the district and board of education will seek input from stakeholders such as teachers, parents, community members, students and local health agencies.
Public comments in regards to this plan will be welcome during school board meetings for the 2021-2022 school year.
In addition, the CDC and DESE have revised their guidance for public education and information regarding COVID -19 and updates can be found on the following websites:


Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)
Chaffee R-2 School District

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Federal Mandate Masks on School Bus image

Federal Mandate - Masks on School Buses
There is a Federal Mandate to wear masks on all public transportation (school buses).
Chaffee R-2 School District will be following the Federal Mandate, and masks will be provided to the students.
**Mask wearing will be optional for Chaffee R-2 staff and students while at school.

Scott County Health Center
Public Health Announcement
July 19, 2021
Scott County Health Center Public Health Announcement July 19, 2021

Covid 19 Flowchart per CDC Guidelines
July 19, 2021

Covid 19 Flowchart per CDC Guidelines July 19, 2021

District Academic School Calendar

2021-2022 Chaffee School District Calendar
(Click for printable PDF)
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New School Websites
As of January 2021, Chaffee School District has a newly redesigned school website with a main website for district-wide information and separate but linked/integrated sites for our Elementary and Jr/Sr High School information.
District website:
Elementary website:
Jr./Sr. High School website:

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