Welcome to

Chester District School!

Nut Free & Scent Free

We are a nut free and scent free school. Please do not bring nut products (peanuts, tree nuts, etc) into our school or wear products with scents. There are students and staff at CDS who are SEVERELY ALLERGIC.


COVID-19 Checklist

The COVID-19 checklist that all students and staff are asked to follow was just updated February 2022 to include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting symptoms (see the link below).

Please use this checklist daily to screen your child(ren) for symptoms before they come to school each day. We must work together to stay safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

Daily COVID Checklist - February 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): symptoms, testing and how to self-isolate

COVID-19 Information

Returning to Class for 2021-2022


Families can register their child for school (Pre-Primary to Grade 12) at any time.

To limit non-essential visitors, families are encouraged to register using the following steps:

  • Please download this form and email it to cds@ssrce.ca OR complete all sections of this online registration form.

  • You must provide

      1. Proof of residence (power or water bill)

      2. Nova Scotia Health Card

      3. Proof of identity such as your child’s birth certificate or passport.

If you are registering through the online form please also upload these documents during that process. All documentation will be emailed to CDS for processing. Any further questions can be directed to us at cds@ssrce.ca.

If you are downloading and then emailing your registration form directly to our school, please also include the above mentioned required documents as attachments.

If either of these registering options do not work for you, please take a copy to SSRCE regional office at 69 Wentzel Dr, Bridgewater, NS at your earliest convenience or to our school during regular school hours.

You will receive an email or phone call confirming receipt of your registration.

Need assistance? Contact: 902-543-2468 or 1-888-252-2217 or 902-541-3004

School Cash

SSRCE has a new and easy way to pay for all school items and activities! Click here for instructions and registering.


If you are new to our school or if you require changes to your bus stop please contact the SSRCE Transportation Department to make arrangements.

School Start Time

Chester District School opens its doors for students at 7:40 am. We ask that students arrive no later than 7:55 am so they have plenty of time to get prepared for their morning lessons. The first class of the day begins at 8:00 am.