We hope this finds you all well and that you have had the opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation this summer. During the past months our faculty, staff and administration have been working hard to prepare for the coming year in this challenging climate. As always, we are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school, especially after an extended break in face-to-face learning.
While this year may look and feel different, we are committed to providing students and families with the resources they need to excel both academically and emotionally. We want to emphasize that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are paramount. With the guidance of the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department, our plans have been constructed with health and safety as a top priority. For more information about the District's reopening plan, please visit the COVID-19 Opening Information link on our website.
We understand the significance of opening schools to our students and community and the challenges of the past months. We want to assure you that we are available to our families as everyone navigates this new normal.
As the doors of our schools reopen, we need your help to ensure that they can remain open. Let's work together to keep the regional infection rate low – wear a mask, practice proper social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. Also, please remember to abide by the 14-day mandatory quarantine if you have traveled to states that are on the NYS Travel Advisory list.
We look forward to welcoming our students back safely! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Victoria Bayard Tipp
Chappaqua School Board President
Christine Ackerman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools
From The District Clerk
The district continues to work on conserving resources, by posting forms, letters, and information on the website www.ccsd.ws. Click on the titles that appear below for forms and information.
The following are ACTION items. Please return to me by Friday, September 11:
- FERPA - Access to student records, personal information, and how it will be disseminated to media, colleges and military requests unless you opt out.
- Web Publishing Permission Slip - Grant or deny permission for publication of identified or unidentified student's work or photos.
In addition, please review the forms below to see if they are of interest to you. Please read, complete and return to the office or person designated. If you should have difficulty locating the forms that you need, please feel free to contact me at 238-7200 x-1002.
- Infinite Campus Portal Agreement - Parent access to a student’s schedule, attendance, report cards, and more. If you have not created a Portal account, please click on the link provided to get started. There is no need to submit a portal agreement if you already have an account.
- What's for Lunch? - School lunch program and online payment system.
- Free/Reduced Lunch - Eligibility requirements and application for free or reduced price lunch for 2020-21
- Integrated Pest Letter - Register if you wish to receive 48-hour prior written notice of pesticide applications.
- Census form - Complete if you have children who will attend Chappaqua Schools in future years.
- Asbestos Information - District compliance with legal regulations
- Bus Packet - Bus safety and transportation information, activity bus and snow dismissal routes
- Curb Cut letter - Use and abuse of handicapped parking areas and curb cuts
For those of you who are looking for the 2020-21 School Calendar:
A one-page summary of the 2020-21 Academic Calendar is located under the "District" tab. Check out the updated, customizable, and downloadable calendar. Instructions are available online if you need a little help.
District Clerk/Secretary to the Superintendent
Chappaqua Central School District
P.O. Box 21 Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-7200 x1002
Student Health Screening Procedures for Parents
Please discontinue use of the ezSCRN app.
Here are instructions on how to add a shortcut link to the form on the home screen of your phone:
When to call the Attendance Office: when your child is sick, will not attend school, and cannot engage in remote instruction.
When should I have my child go to the doctor or be tested for COVID: when your child is symptomatic.
Heat Alleviation Plan
The District has a heat alleviation plan that calls for a rotation in our cooling centers based on the heat index. We have limitations in how we use our cooling centers due to social distancing requirements.
If the heat index reaches the threshold outlined in our plan, the Superintendent will decide if schools will be on a remote instruction for the day.
As much notice as possible will be provided to families and notification will follow the same procedures as a snow day.