COVID-19 Update May 18, 2021 – Positive Case Reported 

(May 18, 2021) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed this evening that a Chatham High School student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The student was last in school today, May 18, 2021. The District assisted the Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) in conducting contact tracing and we have identified and notified all […]

June Regents Exams Sign Ups

(May 18, 2021) Dear Chatham High School Students, Parents and Guardians, As had been mentioned in a previous message, the United States Department of Education (USDE) has denied New York State’s testing waiver request. In order to meet federal requirements but also suppress some of the challenges schools, parents and students have faced over the […]

Patroon Conference Schools End Spectator Limit for Outdoor Sports

(May 14, 2021) Dear Chatham Families, This afternoon, the superintendents of the schools that make up the Patroon Conference agreed to remove the previous limit of two spectators per athlete at outdoor athletic events. This decision is effective immediately, and includes any afternoon contests taking place today. Spectators are still required to keep a physical […]

Class of 2022 Dues are Due!

In order to prepare for senior year, the Class of 2022 is requesting that all students pay their class dues as soon as possible.  Dues are $20 per year, for a total of $80.  Checks can be made payable to CHS Class of 2022.  Dues help pay for caps and gowns, yearbooks and other important […]

Update Regarding June Regents and Final Exams at CHS

(May 5, 2021) Dear Chatham High School Students, Parents and Guardians, As you may be aware, the United States Department of Education (USDE) has denied New York State’s testing waiver request. Below you will find important information concerning Regents examinations and local final examinations at CHS this year. Regents Examinations The New York State Department […]

Temporary Change to Administrative Structure at CHS

(May 5, 20201) Dear CHS Families, I wanted to provide you with an update on our administrative coverage for Mr. Thorsen’s medical absence. Mr. Brett Fortran, the assistant principal at MED Elementary School, will be serving as our acting assistant principal at CHS. Mr. Fortran, who served as a high school administrator prior to coming […]

Unused Snow Days Give Back – District Closed May 28

In consideration of the fact that we do not anticipate needing all of the emergency closing days planned for the 2020-21 school calendar, we are modifying the calendar. All Chatham CSD schools and offices will be closed on Friday, May 28, 2021 and therefore students should not report for in-person or remote learning on this […]

Change in Lunch Program

(April 28, 2021) Due to recent changes in the COVID guidelines on May 3rd the CHS and CMS cafeterias will begin offering more options and begin serving meals as we have in the past. We will no longer need to prepackage the meals allowing us to offer more choices. Please call the Food Service Supervisor, […]

Updated Social Distancing for PE & Music

New guidance on social distancing for music and physical education programs in schools. (April 16, 2021) Dear CCSD Families, We wanted to make you aware that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has provided some new guidance on social distancing for music and physical education programs in schools. Physical Education Department ​​​​​​​The new […]