Reminder to Stay Safe By Avoiding Strangers
You may have heard on the news today (9/19) about children in Colonie and Berkshire County being approached by a man in a gray car with New York plates, which police are investigating as possible attempted abductions. While there have been no reported incidents in our immediate area, today we took the opportunity to remind all our students to be vigilant about their safety when out and about. We are asking that our parents and guardians help us reinforce this message by speaking to your child/children about strangers and how to avoid potential dangers.
Please remind your children to:
- Avoid walking alone and walk in groups whenever possible.
- Don’t talk to strangers.
- If approached by a stranger, run away and immediately tell a trusted adult.
- Never get into a vehicle of someone you don’t know.
Together we can help make sure our children stay out of harm’s way.
Precautionary EV-D68 Information for Parents/Guardians
The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State, including in the Capital Region. While we are currently not aware of any cases of EV-D68 in the Chatham Central School District, the Health Department has recommended that schools advise parents about the signs of enterovirus EV-D68 as a precaution. Learn more...
CHS Senior Completes Summer Internship at Saturn Industries
Senior Ian Allen did more this summer than just kick back and relax for his vacation. Instead, Ian made plans ahead of time to seek out an internship to help him explore and gain experience in his likely career field: engineering. Through our Career Exploration Internship Program, Ian completed a 54-hour internship at Saturn Industries, Inc. in Hudson, where he worked under the mentorship of the company's owners and worked closely with several of Saturn’s experienced employees. Learn more...
District Launches "Parent Portal"
Parents of CCSD students can now track their child's progress at school online using our new Parent Portal, an Internet based program accessible through our District's website. The Parent Portal allows our parents to electronically access certain educational records about their student, including schedules, grades, attendance, and discipline. In order to access the portal, parents will need to sign up for an individualized account through their child's school using the form provided below. Parents who sign up will be given a password and training at their school's open house this September. For more information, please read the following letter and FAQ sent home to parents September 10th.
Students at Chatham High School received the red carpet treatment on the first day of school, literally. The High School rolled out the carpet September 4th to welcome the students into the 2014-2015 school year. CHS principal John Thorsen and CHS assistant principal Terry Bordell, along with Chatham's new School Resource Deputy, Todd Hyson, were out to greet students as they arrived for their first day of classes.
Meet Chatham’s SRD
Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hyson is our new School Resource Deputy (SRD) who will be working in Chatham Central Schools starting this September. Along with helping to maintain a safe learning environment in our buildings, Deputy Hyson will be active in the classroom as well, providing our students with resources on topics like Internet safety, bullying, and drug and alcohol awareness. “I am really looking forward to this opportunity to serve and give back to the community by contributing to the school and interacting with our youth in a positive way,” he said. Read more...
New Lunch Price for 2014-15
Beginning in September, the cost of lunch at CHS will increase by 5 cents per meal. Free and reduced meal prices remain unchanged. Learn more...