Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Chatham Middle School 2021-22 Arrival Procedures:

  • Staff will be located around CMS to ensure students are maintaining social distance.

  • Students will use physical distancing markers (orange paw prints) at the designated entrance.

  • Once in CMS, students will go directly to their homeroom following social distancing markers.

Student Arrival 7:30-7:47 a.m.

All Walkers/Drop-offs at Main Entrance (Front of CMS)
All Busers at Gym Entrance (Back of CMS)


  • Students can not cross Woodbridge Avenue if they are being dropped off.

  • For all drop offs on Woodbridge Avenue, cars should be facing Kinderhook Street (passenger side of car toward CMS).

  • Students should maintain social distancing on side-walks.

Chatham Middle School 2021-22 Dismissal Procedures:

  • CMS will have a slightly staggered dismissal to ensure proper social distancing.

  • CMS staff will be monitoring students during dismissal at strategic locations.

  • Walkers/Pickups will be dismissed first.

  • Walkers/Pickups will be directed to the front of CMS.

  • For parents new to the Middle School, there is no sign out for walkers/pickups.

Dismissal 2:10-2:20 p.m.

Walkers –  Staggered dismissal will start around 2:10. Walkers/pickups will be dismissed from their 9th period class.

Busers – Will begin a staggered dismissal procedure. Students will be dismissed based on social distancing. Students will leave the building through designated exits at the back of CMS.