NYS Updates Travel-Related Quarantine Requirements

Dear Chatham Families, On October 31, Governor Cuomo revised New York State’s requirements concerning out-of-state travel and quarantine. See Governor Cuomo’s Travel Advisory October 31, 2020. These new requirements go into effect on November 4, 2020. All travelers entering New York from any state, with the exception of states that border New York, must quarantine […]

School Bus Drivers Needed

Do you want a rewarding career? We’ll pay to train you to become a school bus driver, starting as a substitute. Must have a clean driving record. $21.49/hour. Call Steve Oleynek, Director of Transportation at 518-392-1520 for information and an application.

Returning to School After an Illness Resources

(October 15, 2020) Chatham Families, As a follow up to our earlier communication What to Do if your Child is Sick (September 25, 2020), we wanted to provide you with some additional resources. Please review the attached information, in the form of helpful flowcharts, from the NYS Department of Health’s PreK-Gr. 12 COVID-19 Toolkit about when to […]

Acceptable Masks/Face Coverings for School

(October 2, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We are really looking forward to students being back on campus and following a set schedule next week. We wanted to take this time to clarify what types of masks/face coverings are acceptable for students to wear. These guidelines were developed in consultation with the Columbia County Department of […]

What to do if Your Child is Sick

(Updated October 16, 2020) This document was prepared in consultation with the Columbia County Department of Health IF YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOUR CHILD A FEVER REDUCER OR PAIN RELIEVER, THEY NEED TO STAY HOME AND BE EVALUATED! If your child is sick, answers yes to any of the 4 COVID screening questions, or is […]

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Patroon Conference General Guidelines & Guidelines for Athletes, Coaches & Parents

(Released September 21, 2020) The districts within the Patroon Conference are dedicated to minimizing risk to our athletes, coaches, event personnel and communities. With that in mind all districts will be adhering to the following guidelines: General: All athletes and coaches traveling to another district will be screened (temperature check) prior to loading the bus(es). […]

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Patroon Conference Spectator Guidelines for Athletic Events

(Released September 21, 2020) The Patroon Conference will be following New York State Department of Health Guidance for the reopening of sports during the COVID pandemic this Fall. The priority in the conference is to keep our athletes, coaches, staff and communities healthy. We ask that all spectators adhere to the following guidelines: Prior to […]

Board Seeks Library Committee Member

The Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee (CPLAC) is seeking one volunteer to serve a 3-year term starting immediately. Submit letter and resume to Craig Simmons, President, Chatham School Board, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, NY 12037.  

Remote Learning Information

(August 14, 2020) On August 7, 2020 the Governor announced that schools in the capital region are allowed to open for in-person instruction in September, 2020. The Chatham Central School District will offer a full in-person model for students (PreK-6) and Special Education, a hybrid model (7-12), and a full-remote option K-12 for families who […]

COVID-19 Testing Information

(August 14, 2020) Per the New York State Department of Education’s guidance to schools for reopening, Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools, “it is strongly recommended that schools comply with CDC guidance and not conduct COVID-19 testing or require testing or antibody testing of students or staff members. The decision of […]