COVID-19 Update – Positive Case Reported 

(December 14, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed that a Mary E. Dardess Elementary School staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The staff member was last on campus on December 4. The Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) has informed us that because more than 48 hours passed between when the […]

NYSPHSAA Announces the Cancellation of All Winter State Championships; High-Risk Sports Postponed Until Authorization is Provided

LATHAM, NY –The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the cancellation of all 2021 Winter State Championships and the postponement of all high-risk sports until authorization is granted by state officials. The NYSPHSAA Officers rendered these decisions with input from the NYSPHSAA membership and the 11 Section Executive Directors. “When examining […]

COVID-19 Update – Positive Case Reported

(December 9, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed today that a Chatham High School student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The student was last on campus on November 30. The Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) has informed us that, because more than 48 hours passed between when the student was last […]

COVID-19 Update – Positive Case Reported

(December 8, 2020) Dear Chatham Families, We were informed today that a Mary E. Dardess Elementary School student tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The student was last on campus on December 2. The Columbia County Department of Health (DOH) has informed us that, due to the length of time that passed between when the […]

CHS Reopens for In-Person Instruction Dec. 7

Dear CHS Families, Good news! Chatham High School will be open on Monday, December 7 for in-person instruction. We installed a temporary generator today that is up and running, and we again have full power to the building. Once the permanent repairs we are currently undertaking are completed, we may need to cancel after-school activities […]

CHS Fully Remote Dec. 4, Go Home Early Drill Postponed

(December 2, 2020) Dear Chatham Parents, Chatham High School will remain on fully-remote learning through Friday, December 4 due to ongoing emergency work to restore power to the building. We hope to be able to reopen CHS for in-person learning on Monday, December 7, barring any complications related to the repairs. We will keep you […]

CHS Fully Remote Dec. 2 & 3, CMS & MED Return to In-person Learning

Chatham High School will remain on fully-remote learning Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3 due to a power outage in the building. The District will provide transportation for CTE students attending AM and PM classes at Questar III. Our middle and elementary schools will be open for in-person learning as normal. The power outage […]

Questar Classes (CTE) for Dec. 2 & 3

December 1, 2020 Due to a Power interruption at Chatham High School we will need to go to a fully remote instructional model on Wednesday Dec. 2nd and Thursday Dec. 3rd . A decision about Friday will be made ASAP and communicated to families. Buses for CTE students will run their regular schedules, leaving from […]

Letter From Mr. Thorsen About December 2 & 3

(December 1, 2020) Good afternoon CHS students, Well this has certainly been a trying year…..on many different levels. It seems we have a significant power outage at the high school and it is going to take a few days to remedy the situation. Because of this the District has decided that the high school will […]

Go Home Early Drill Dec. 4

Chatham Central School District will release all students 15 minutes early on Friday, December 4 for the annually required drill to practice emergency dismissal procedures. Schools will dismiss students at the following times: CMS  2:00 p.m. MED 2:10 p.m. CHS 2:15 p.m.