Information for Parents / Students

Getting Your Questions Or Concerns Addressed

In order to have your question or concern addressed quickly and effectively, please first contact the staff member most directly involved in the issue. If your question or concern remains unresolved, please proceed to the next level, as outlined on our Getting Your Questions Or Concerns Addressed guide

Chatham CSD Parent Involvement Groups

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

Under NYS Education Law 3012-c 10(b), parents or legal guardians of a student may request the final rating and the overall effectiveness score for each teacher and building principal their student is assigned to for the current school year. Only the teacher’s overall composite score (0-100) and rating (Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, and Ineffective) will be provided.

To request this information, you must fill out one of the following forms and mail or deliver it in person to Dr. Sal DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools, Chatham Central School District, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. No electronic requests will be accepted.


Child Abuse Reporting

Code of Conduct

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Fire Inspection Information

CCSD undergoes annual fire safety inspections of all our buildings facilities for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein. To view CCSD’s annual fire inspection reports, please contact school business administrator Michael Chudy at 518-392-1534.

NYS School Report Card

Online Scheduler (MED & CMS Parent Conferences)

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Pursuant to NYS Education Law, parents and students are entitled to certain protections regarding confidential student information. Our District is committed to safeguarding personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or disclosure. Learn more…

Parent Portal

Chatham Central Schools offers parents and guardians our Parent Portal, an INTERNET based, individualized program that allows parents to electronically access your child’s educational records, including schedules, grades, attendance, and discipline. To learn more, please follow the links below.

School Messenger

CCSD uses School Messenger for our automated notification system. The system also allows you to manage your communication preferences online, simply visit and click on “Sign Up” to begin. You must use the email address you have on file with the District. Please contact your school’s main office with questions.

Sexual Harassment Policy

All forms of sexual harassment on school grounds, school buses and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events including those that take place at locations outside the District are strictly prohibited. It is a violation of school policy for any student, staff member or third party (school visitor, vendor, etc.) to sexually harass any student, staff member, or third party.

Victims of sexual harassment and people with knowledge of sexual harassment are expected to promptly report the harassment. Such reports may be made to your building principal or the District Sexual Harassment Coordinator, John Thorsen, at 518-392-4142 or

The District will promptly investigate all complaints of sexual harassment, either formal or informal, verbal or written. To the extent possible, all complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. For more information, refer to Chatham Board of Education Policy #3440

Smoking and Tobacco Use

Chatham Central School District is a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco products by staff, parents or visitors is prohibited at all times within the school buildings or on school property. The use and possession of tobacco products by students is prohibited on all school properties and school sponsored events.

Snow/Inclement Weather Closings and Delays FAQ

Social Media & Technology Parenting Resources

  • 17 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook. This helpful article for parents, from the Common Sense Media Blog, provides an informative overview of the most popular social media sites and applications, and information about how children and teens are using them.
  • Common Sense Media. This independent non-profit organization provides information and advice for families on positive ways to use media and technology.

Special Education Notice

If you suspect that your child may have a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability, you have the right to refer your child to the District’s Committee on Special Education for an evaluation, and a determination as to whether your child is eligible to receive special education services and programs.

State Assessment Data

The NYS Education Department provides statewide results of its Math and ELA assessments for grades 3-8.

State Testing Programs

Other Resources