Information for Parents / Students

Visit our Response to Coronavirus Page for information on how our District is responding to the COVID-19 crisis

What to do if Your Child Becomes Sick

Please refer to the following resources if your child is exhibiting any symptoms of an illness at home or gets sent home from school due to illness.

CCSD Guidelines Regarding Student Illnesses

NYSDOH COVID-19 In-Person Decision Making Flowchart for Student Attendance

NYSDOH Flowchart: My child has COVID-19 symptoms. When can they go back to school?

CCSD Return to School After Illness Form

Getting Your Questions/Concerns Addressed

In order to have your question or concern addressed quickly and effectively, please first contact the staff member most directly involved in the issue. If your question or concern remains unresolved, please proceed to the next level, as outlined on our Getting Your Questions Or Concerns Addressed guide

Chatham CSD Parent Involvement Groups

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

Under NYS Education Law 3012-c 10(b), parents or legal guardians of a student may request the final rating and the overall effectiveness score for each teacher and building principal their student is assigned to for the current school year. Only the teacher’s overall composite score (0-100) and rating (Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, and Ineffective) will be provided.

To request this information, you must fill out one of the following forms and mail or deliver it in person to Dr. Sal DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools, Chatham Central School District, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. No electronic requests will be accepted.

Asbestos Management Plan

In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), an asbestos re-inspection of Asbestos Containing Building Material (ACBM) was performed in each school. The inspection findings are in the Asbestos Re-inspection Binder and are located in each school administrative office and in the office of the Director of Facilities. Learn more…

Bullying

Child Abuse Reporting

Codes of Conduct

COVID-19 Report Card

New York school districts are required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school. The information is publicly available on a new online dashboard developed by DOH.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted in 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002. ESSA sets high standards and contains policies that help prepare all students for success in college and future careers. It prioritizes excellence and equity, and recognizes the importance of supporting great educators in our nation’s schools. Learn more on our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) webpage…

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Fire Inspection Information

CCSD undergoes annual fire safety inspections of all our buildings facilities for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein. To view CCSD’s annual fire inspection reports, please contact school business administrator Michael Chudy at 518-392-1534 or chudym@chatham.k12.ny.us.

Google Classroom

NYS School Report Card

Parent Conference Scheduler (MED & CMS)

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Pursuant to NYS Education Law, parents and students are entitled to certain protections regarding confidential student information. Our District is committed to safeguarding personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or disclosure. Learn more…

Parent Portal

Chatham Central Schools offers parents and guardians our Parent Portal, an INTERNET based, individualized program that allows parents to electronically access your child’s educational records, including schedules, grades, attendance, and discipline. To learn more, please follow the links below.

School Messenger

CCSD uses School Messenger for our automated notification system. The system also allows you to manage your communication preferences online, simply visit go.schoolmessenger.com and click on “Sign Up” to begin. You must use the email address you have on file with the District. Please contact your school’s main office with questions.

Sexual Harassment Policy

All forms of sexual harassment on school grounds, school buses and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events including those that take place at locations outside the District are strictly prohibited. It is a violation of school policy for any student, staff member or third party (school visitor, vendor, etc.) to sexually harass any student, staff member, or third party.

Victims of sexual harassment and people with knowledge of sexual harassment are expected to promptly report the harassment. Such reports may be made to your building principal or the District Sexual Harassment Coordinator, John Thorsen, at 518-392-4142 or thorsenj@chatham.k12.ny.us.

The District will promptly investigate all complaints of sexual harassment, either formal or informal, verbal or written. To the extent possible, all complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. For more information, refer to Chatham Board of Education Policy #3440

Smoking and Tobacco Use

Chatham Central School District is a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco products by staff, parents or visitors is prohibited at all times within the school buildings or on school property. The use and possession of tobacco products by students is prohibited on all school properties and school sponsored events. These rules apply to vaping and vaping products.

Social Media & Technology Parenting Resources

  • 17 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook. This helpful article for parents, from the Common Sense Media Blog, provides an informative overview of the most popular social media sites and applications, and information about how children and teens are using them.
  • Common Sense Media. This independent non-profit organization provides information and advice for families on positive ways to use media and technology.

Special Education Notice

If you suspect that your child may have a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability, you have the right to refer your child to the District’s Committee on Special Education for an evaluation, and a determination as to whether your child is eligible to receive special education services and programs.

State Assessment Data

The NYS Education Department provides statewide results of its Math and ELA assessments for grades 3-8.

State Testing Programs

Title I Parent & Family Engagement

CCSD believes that positive parent and family engagement is essential to student achievement, and thus encourages such participation in school educational planning and operations.

Weather Closings and Delays

Other Resources