COVID-19 Update January 7 – Positive Case Reported 

(January 7, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that a Chatham Central School District transportation employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The employee last worked on December 16. According to Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) guidelines, there is no need for contact tracing within the District and no one needs to […]

COVID-19 Update January 6 – Positive Cases Reported 

(January 6, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We wanted to bring you up to date on any confirmed COVID-19 cases related to our school. Between December 24 and January 5, one MED Elementary School employee and three MED students, one Chatham High School student, and one transportation employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Due to […]

A Simple “Thank You!”

(December 31, 2020) Chatham Families, I wanted to take a moment before we say goodbye to 2020 to send one last communication to you that was not about positive COVID-19 cases, contract tracing, cyber attacks, pivoting to virtual learning or high voltage electrical issues! It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been […]

COVID-19 Update – Positive Case Reported

(December 22, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that a CCSD transportation employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This impacts a bus run that transports a small number of out-of-district-placed students only. The employee last worked on December 16. Our District assisted the Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) today in conducting […]

All Schools Fully Remote Dec. 23

(December 22, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, Due to an unprecedented strain on staffing levels caused by a variety of reasons, all Chatham schools will pivot to fully-remote learning for Wednesday, December 23, 2020. This applies to all students in all grades. While I know this may be a considerable inconvenience for many of our families, […]

Virtual Fall Festival of Shakespeare Dec. 18-20

Shakespeare & Company presents its Virtual Fall Festival of Shakespeare, which premiers Friday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday, December 20. Two Chatham seniors are participating in this special online-only festival, a reimagined version of the Company’s annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare of which Chatham High School is a regular participant. Register […]

Cluster Zone Testing Requirements for Schools

Updated January 6, 2021 On January 4th, governor Cuomo announced new metrics requiring schools in areas with a positivity rate of 9% or higher to conduct COVID-19 testing in order to keep schools open for in-person instruction. The governor indicated that if the positivity rate within a school is lower than that of its community, […]

COVID-19 Update – Positive Cases Reported

(December 16, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that two CCSD transportation employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This impacts a bus run that transports a small number of out-of-district-placed students only. The employees last worked on December 11. Our District assisted the Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) today in conducting […]

COVID-19 Update – Positive Cases Reported/CHS Fully Remote Dec. 16-23  

(December 15, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed about two positive COVID-19 cases affecting Chatham High School.  A CHS student tested positive for the virus. The student was last on campus on December 10 and became symptomatic less than 48 hours later. Our District is assisting the Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) in […]