Central registration for all new students may be arranged through the:

Office of Pupil Services
Room 2C6 – Chatham Middle School
50 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037

Emily Ponce, Registrar
Phone: 518-392-1535
Fax: 518-392-1881

The Central Registrar’s Office manages registrations for new students and change of address requests for all students. Also, should you reside within the Chatham School District and have children attending private school, please notify this office directly to make certain they are enrolled for census purposes.

New residents may request a registration packet be sent to them by mail or may complete forms found on this website page. For new school year registrations, it is best to begin the registration process closer to the end of the current school year, or on or after July 1st, as students cannot be enrolled in more than one school district simultaneously; each new school year begins July 1st.

In order to complete the registration process, please provide the following:

  • One proof of residency at an address in the Chatham School District*

  • Proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or any other legally acceptable documentation of proof of age

  • Immunization records for each child being registered

  • Legal documents showing guardianship or parental relationship, if applicable

  • Custody papers, if applicable

  • Current IEP for students who receive special education services

  • If a foster placement, a Department of Social Services Form 2999; DSS should contact the district directly

  • Registration Form – download form and open in adobe reader to type into form

  • Registration Form (Spanish) – download form and open in adobe reader to type into form

  • Release of Records Form – download form and open in adobe reader to type into form

  • Release of Records Form (Spanish) – download form and open in adobe reader to type into form

* Proof of Residency

Students must be physical residents of the Chatham School District in order to register and attend District schools. Proof of residency is based on some verifiable documentation. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Lease or Proof of Ownership (deed or mortgage statement)

  • Statement by landlord, owner or tenant from whom you lease or with whom you share property

  • Homeowner’s Insurance Policy or cards

  • Car Insurance Policy or cards

  • Driver’s License, or permit, or non-driver ID

  • Bank statement or checks indicating your name and residential address

  • Pay stub indicating your name and residential address

  • Documents from government agencies or health care providers

  • Income Tax Form

  • Utility bill (electric, gas, or water)

  • Cable/Phone/Satellite bill

  • Membership documents based on residency

  • Voter registration documents

  • Other verifiable forms of documentation and/or information establishing physical presence in the District

Once you have all the required items together, please contact the registrar by phone or email. The registrar looks forward to answering any additional questions you may have, and assisting you with the registration process! Thank you ~