A message from the Superintendent - June 27, 2020

Dear Chappaqua School District Community, 

As you know from my earlier communication, we have been notified by the New York State Department of Health and Governor Cuomo’s office that at least five individuals who attended our Greeley graduation ceremony have tested positive for COVID-19. I would like to assure the entire community that we are working closely with local and state officials to support their efforts to prevent further spread of Covid-19 in our area. 

The safety of our students and our entire school community continues to be our most important priority. The Greeley graduation was a carefully planned event that strictly followed Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders and all NYS Department of Health Guidelines. The District repeatedly provided clear guidance and protocols for families that complied with all applicable health and safety orders and guidelines.  

Unfortunately, at the event, and despite police presence, numerous individuals failed to follow our protocols. In addition, we later learned that one attendee, who had recently traveled to Florida, later tested positive for COVID-19.   

I strongly encourage members of the Chappaqua school community to remain vigilant. Continue wearing a mask when you are in public, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.

The CCSD Administration will continue to follow all medical and public health guidance for our school community, and we ask that all residents do the same.


Christine Ackerman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools