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Coats Collected Through October 31 Coat collection box

In the past 5 years, about 900 coats have been collected for local families in need of warm clothing. Help push us over 1000 this year in the annual Coats for the Community Drive.

Homecoming Weekend Recap Kayaking was a new event at this year's Homecoming Weekend!

It had something for everyone and raised over $2000 in funding for the Gateway Education Foundation, Outdoor Club and athletic program. Homecoming Weekend recap.

Breaking News posted for 10.17.17 5K Dam Race at Homecoming

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Jessica VanHeynigen made history AGAIN last weekend, by breaking a long-held soccer scoring record in Saturday’s game;
  • Chester, Huntington and Russell are holding Special Town Meetings in the next two weeks to reconsider the Gateway budget (we are now on Version 3.0);
  • A recap of highlights from last weekend’s Homecoming;
  • Boys Soccer Sr. Night;
  • Coats for Community – 6th annual collection underway now through October 31;
  • Gateway Guidance Office Presents “Paying for College” Workshop on November 2;
  • Parents Rights and Responsibilities Workshop is next week;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Vision Statement

The vision of the Chester Elementary School staff is to create a learning environment that fosters respect, encourages curiosity and creates a desire in each child to attain his/her potential and become a confident life-long learner.

Student Registration

New to the district?


If you are moving into Blandford, Chester or Middlefield and your child is entering Kindergarten - Grade 5 they will be attending Chester Elementary School. 

Please click on the link below, print out the enrollment form, complete it and then call 413-685-1360 to make an appointment to finish the registration process. We look forward to you joining our school.
Library Information

Click the link below to access our catalogs from wherever you are.  Kids can now look for books with their parents and decide what they might want to get next on library day.


Explore books available in our elementary school libraries that meet reading expectations named by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the English Language Arts framework:

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