Grades 7-12

July 28, 2022 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

On behalf of the staff at Chateaugay Central School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. Enclosed you will find important information on upcoming events to start this school year.

Our first day of school for all students will be on Tuesday, September 6th.

Start/End Times:

School doors will open at 7:45 AM. Our first bell rings at 8:00 AM. Students are expected to be in their first period class at the 8:05 bell. Anyone coming after this time will be considered late to school. This year, the end of the 9th period will be 2:31 PM Monday-Thursday and 2:23 PM on Fridays. We will continue to have 10th period on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for students.

Seniors who are attending CTE and New Visions programs will meet the bus at CCS at 7:30am. Juniors will ride the bus at 11:30am to attend their CTE programs in the afternoon. There will be transportation from these programs back to CCS. Seniors are also able to drive if given permission from their parents.

Forms and Expectations:

Students in grades 7-12 will find a copy of their schedule in this mailing. If there are any changes needed, please contact Mr. Gugliotta.

A behavior matrix has been added to the student handbook. This is information taken directly from the handbook, and put in a “cheat sheet” format to be more user friendly when looking at behavior discipline and consequences. You will find this matrix on pages 41-46 of the Student Handbook.

Enclosed, please find a Transportation and Emergency Contact Information Sheet that needs to be filled out. It is very important that we have the most updated address, phone, parent and emergency contact information. The form asks you to provide the arrival and dismissal information for your child. On the information sheet you will select how your child will be dismissed from school. Please be sure the Transportation and Emergency Contact Information Sheet is filled out and returned to school by Monday August 15th.

All students are required to submit the following forms: Parental Acknowledgement Sheet, Cell Phone Acceptable Use Form, Code of Conduct (Athletes only) Parent Portal (if interested), and Military Form for parents of juniors and seniors. These forms, along with the student handbook, will be sent home the first day of school with students. Forms are to be returned to their 1st period teacher by Friday, September 9th. If your student plans to drive to school, please have him/her pick up the Parking Permit paperwork on the 1st day of school and return to our office by Friday, September 9th.

Chromebooks:

Students in grades 7-12 will receive a Chromebook during the first week of school. Students will receive their devices as long as they have turned in their signed acceptable use forms. Students with completed forms from last school year will not be required to complete again. Only incoming 7th graders and new students to CCS have to complete and return them. Cases will be provided for all devices and must remain on the devices. Parents are asked to supply their child with a set of headphones or earbuds. Leaving a pair at school would work best. We will have some on hand in our school store should they need to purchase one.

Picture Day:

Picture day with Lifetouch is scheduled for Tuesday September 13th. All students in grades 7-11 will get their picture taken. We will be sending the Lifetouch information home within the first week of school so parents are able to order pictures if they are interested. Seniors will have their picture taken on a separate date. We will share that information once we have confirmed the date.

Senior Privileges:

Seniors who do not have a 1st period class, may arrive in time for their first scheduled class. Seniors who enter after 8:05 must enter the building through the elementary office and check in at the nurses office for attendance purposes. If a senior does not have a 9th period class, they may leave the building early. In order to arrive late and leave early, seniors must have a note on file from a parent saying they are allowed to do so, and must have their own transportation. Students will not be able to leave campus during the day. These privileges will be revoked if a student is not meeting academic or behavior expectations.

Please be sure to visit our CCS Webpage and Facebook page for updates!

I am truly honored to work with you and your child. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you have any questions or concerns.

Respectfully yours, Kate Dwyer