Sports physicals will be offered on Wednesday, August 24 on an interest basis. This is by sign-up only. If you are in need of a physical and want to sign up please email CHS school nurses Val Persons at email@example.com
or CMS school nurse Kate Juliano at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Time slots are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Apply for Free & Reduced Meals! During the pandemic, the USDA ensured that all schools were able to offer free meals to all students. However, this universal reimbursement expired on June 30, 2022. Chatham CSD will return to charging for meals and offering an opportunity for families to apply for free or reduced meals for our students. The application is available on our Food Services page at https://www.chathamcentralschools.com/page/free-and-reduced-price-school-meals
and we request that all families fill out and return, regardless of free/reduced status. Information from all households aids in the District’s opportunity to apply for more federal/state funding to provide your child the tools they need for their education. Here are a few things to know about filling out the free/reduced meal application: 1) They are kept completely confidential! No one but the Food Service Supervisor sees the application and they are kept in a locked cabinet in a locked office. 2) They are available all year long and can be filled out at any time. Once approved you are approved
for the whole school year. 3) On the serving lines we don’t use the words free or reduced. We treat all students as if they are a paying student. No student is singled out. 4) The more free/reduced students we have in the District, the more federal and state reimbursement we receive, which helps us to keep the program running. The biggest reason to apply is that it helps you, the families. It allows you to not worry about the rising cost of food and gas, going to the store to buy lunch items, and the time it takes to make meals. Let us do that for you!
Do you have a creative side, special talent, or expertise in a particular area that you would like to share? Please consider hosting or teaching an Adult Education Class for Chatham CSD's Adult Education Program. Contact Teri Howard at (518) 392-1503 or email@example.com
for more information.
Our Kindergarten & Pre-K Classroom Visit and Supply Drop-off is Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at MED. The Kindergarten and Pre-k teachers are pleased to invite you to visit the classrooms and drop off school supplies. See schedule at
Sign ups for fall sports start July 22!
The NYS Education Department has revised its Guidelines for Concussion Management in Schools, a link to which is posted on our Athletics page and on NYSED's website (https://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/FinalConcussionGuidelines7_6_2022PDF.pdf
). These revised guidelines provide information on current best practices in concussion management and should be reviewed by district administrators, health professionals, PE and athletic personnel, and classroom teachers. Revisions include: updated approved concussion courses that school nurses, athletic trainers, physical education teachers, and coaches are required to take every two years; refined guidance on “Return to Academic Activities”; and “Return to Physical Activities” now permits some level of sub-symptoms during each phase. For questions, please contact NYSED's Office of Student Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
APP Test - For any seventh or eighth grade student who is interested in trying out for a high school level sport this fall, the Athletic Placement Process (APP) test will be given at 10:00 a.m. on August 10, 2022. Please meet in the High School lobby.
Attention fall athletes: sports physicals are August 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. in the CHS nurse's office, no appointment is necessary. This is the only date sports physicals will be offered at school before fall sports begin.
The High School parking lot will be closed Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8, 2022 due to construction. Anyone who needs to access the High School building on those days can park at the Mary E. Dardess School and use the walkway to the High School. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve the conditions of the parking area.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Following the graduation ceremony at CHS, the Class of 2022 will parade through the Village of Chatham. The parade starts at approximately 8:00 p.m. and will take the following route: from CHS left onto Woodbridge Ave., right onto Kinderhook St., at the roundabout right onto Main St., continue straight onto Hudson Ave. to the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Come out and cheer on the Class of 2022!
Chatham Panthers Softball Camp July 5– 8, 2022 for ages 7–12. Learn the fundamentals of softball from Chatham Panthers coaches & players. For more information and to register, follow this link: https://5il.co/1cn28
Chatham’s 8th Grade Moving Up is 6:00 p.m. tonight, June 17, on the High School football field! We will also be live streaming the event on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChathamCSD/
. The stream will be up a few minutes before the start of the ceremony. Congratulations to our Class of 2026!
Join our choral students for a night of baseball! Select students from CHS will be singing the national anthem at the June 23 Valley Cats game at Bruno Stadium in Troy. Friends & family tickets are available for $8.25 each using the link below. Hope to see you there! https://tv1.glitnirticketing.com/tvticket/web/logingroup1.php
Chatham is the 2022 Class C State Champions!
The Chatham Panthers defeated Adirondack to move on to the state baseball final! Chatham takes on Chester Academy at 1pm today, Saturday, June 11 at Morabito stadium. The game will be live streamed at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/nysphsaa
. Please note: a subscription to NFHS is required to access the live stream. You can create an account and subscribe for the monthly access ($10.99).
The Panthers take on Adirondack in the Class C Baseball State Semifinal in Binghamton at 7pm tonight, June 10 (live stream is available). If we win, the boys will play in the State Final at 1pm on Saturday, June 11 at Morabito stadium. The games will be live streamed at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/nysphsaa
. Go to Live Events at gametime - it should give you the ability to click on it. Please note: A subscription to NFHS is required to access the live stream. You can create an account and subscribe for the monthly access ($10.99).
The District is updating its District-Wide Safety Plan, which is available here for public review. A public hearing on the District-Wide Safety Plan is scheduled for June 21, 6:00 p.m. in the High School library. The Board of Education plans to adopt the revised Safety plan on July 11. The document can be viewed at https://5il.co/1bkbn
The Chatham CSD Music Department hosts our annual Music in the Park community concert this Thursday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. on the lawn near the Chatham High School gym. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy some lively music performed by ensembles from Chatham High School and Chatham Middle School. This event is free and open to the entire community. Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and soda are available for purchase. Music in the Park takes place rain or shine; in the event of rain the concert will move into the CHS gym.