Chateaugay Central School

PO Box 904, Chateaugay, NY 12920(518) 497-6611 - Fax (518) 497-3170

Emergency Evacuation Drill

According to Commissioner’s Regulations, every school in New York State must conduct an emergency evacuation drill each year. This drill can take one of two forms – it can involve sending students directly home before the end of the school day, or it can involve evacuating students to another location and dismissing them from there.

On May 31, 2019, we will be conducting an emergency evacuation drill. The exact time will remain unannounced. Notification of this Evacuation Drill will be made using the InTouch Notification System that we use for Emergency School Closings. The notification will inform you of the evacuation location. If your child/children are going to be picked up, you will follow the directions indicated in the notification. You will remain in your vehicle while an attendant assists in reuniting you with your child/children. Please have photo identification available.

Children who ride buses will be transported home from that location. Once all bus riders have been dismissed, we will then dismiss our walkers, drivers and Bulldog Hour students. Walkers, drivers and Bulldog Hour students will be transported back to the main building. From that point, walkers will be able to walk home. Drivers will make their way to the student parking lot. Bulldog Hour students will be brought to the cafeteria. We will have some staff members accompany this group of students.

In the event a student is not picked up at the evacuation site or cannot be dropped off at home because no one is home, he/she will be attending Bulldog Hour. You can go to the cafeteria to reunite with your child. Bulldog Hour closes at 5:30 pm. If you have any doubt about the supervision of your child in the event of an early dismissal, it would be best to enroll your child in Bulldog Hour to ensure his/her safety.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Mrs. Calnon and Mrs. Tourville

Budget and Elections

Thank you to all the members of the community who came out to the recent budget vote and board elections. We appreciate your support.

Congratulations to re-elected board members Tony Martin and Kris Green and to newly elected member Courtney Leonard. Thank you Jack McCormick for your 39 years or service to the district.

Prom 2019

Thank you Mrs. Gardiner for sharing the pictures from the 2019 Junior Prom. It was the first time the CCS prom was not held off campus. This year the students decided to try something new and they went to the Rainbow Room in Altona. There are many people to thank but I know the students wish to thank their advisers Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. Johnston.

Pictures from Mr. Tam

Thank you to Mrs. Tourville for the prom video

Pictures from Mrs. Gardiner

Dodgeball Tournament

The CCS LEAD team held their first annual Dodgeball Tournament. It was a huge success thanks to our student leadership and participation. A heartfelt thank you to them, our staff and coaches, and our community! We hope everyone that participated had as much fun as we did! Keep an eye out for additional photographs from our student photographer.

STEM in 6th grade

If you see us ask us to explain Potential and Kinetic Energy. We were able to build, play, and modify our rubber band cars! We tested for speed and distance. Having fun while learning is a win-win.

Let Your Yoga Dance at Chateaugay Central School

Students in grades 3-6 were introduced to a free form variation of yoga practice using posture and music. It is a celebration of compassion, kindness, and acceptance of self and others. The students had an amazing time. This opportunity was part of a series of wellness workshops. The last workshop for this school year will take place on a May 28th.

Mock Crash

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, many people volunteered their time and talents to present a mock crash in anticipation of the coming prom season, graduation season and spring weather in general. We thank everyone who helped demonstrate the effects that distracted driving has on vehicles and the passengers. This is always an emotional presentation with some students chocking back tears at the sight of their classmates in peril. Many adults can see their own children in this situation. It can happen in an instant. It was a message shared by all that morning. There are a few pictures here. Please be warned - the pictures look realistic.

All the students and many of the participants gathered in the auditorium for a question and answer session. It was so nice to see so many CCS graduates choosing to serve the community as firefighters and first-responders. There are many people to thank and most of them are in these pictures.

Warning - some of the pictures may be too graphic for some.

Bike Helmets

We are hopeful that spring is here and with it bike riding season! An assortment of bicycle helmets to be given to students was generously donated. These helmets are suitable for our older elementary students. We want to see all of our boys and girls wearing a helmet whenever they ride their bikes. If your child does not have a bike helmet, please let us know, and we will send one home with him or her. Simply call Courtney in the elementary office to request one. If we have a helmet to fit your child, we will send it home in their book bag. If we do not have a suitable helmet, we will purchase one for your child.

Chronic State

The Franklin County Prevention Task Force will be hosting a community event on June 5th at the Chateaugay Town Hall. We will be showing “Chronic State” and discussing the realities of the legalization of marijuana and the impact it could have on our community. A free BBQ dinner will be provided starting at 530pm and the showing will begin at 6pm. Please e-mail Kaleigh Thomas at kaleighthomas@citizenadvocates.net for any questions.