Buildings & Grounds

914-238-7210

The Chappaqua Central School District's buildings — six schools, the administration building (The Education Center), and the "pole barn" maintenance building — are located on six sites encompassing 206 acres.

Joe GramandoJoseph Gramando, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, oversees 59 staff members, most of whom work in the district buildings as cleaners and custodians. Seven maintenance and grounds workers maintain the school buildings.

In 2010 the department adopted a $12 million energy performance contract with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to reduce energy consumption. This involves the installation of solar and wind energy equipment, replacing old windows and doors, and installing new boilers and energy-efficient light fixtures. Johnson Controls guarantees that the work will pay for itself in energy savings over 18 years.

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Additional Information

CCSD Heat Alleviation Plan

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School

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The Chappaqua Central School District has spaces within its school buildings that are air conditioned. On extremely hot days, the school(s) will rotate students into cooler spaces and/or reduce time outside to give students relief from the heat.

This rotation will be activated by the building principal (or designee) under
either of these conditions:

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Heat Alleviation Protocol for Classroom, Recess, and PE Class.

Cooling Locations at Grafflin

Room Identification Occupancy
Faculty Room 1 Class
Room 208 2 Classes
Global Learning Center  4 Classes
Room 6 Kindergarten Classroom 2 Classes
Room 7 Kindergarten Classroom 2 Classes

Roaring Brook Elementary School

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The Chappaqua Central School District has spaces within its school buildings that are air conditioned. On extremely hot days, the school(s) will rotate students into cooler spaces and/or reduce time outside to give students relief from the heat.

This rotation will be activated by the building principal (or designee) under
either of these conditions:

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Heat Alleviation Protocol for Classroom, Recess, and PE Class.

Cooling Locations at Roaring Brook

Room Identification Occupancy
Room 124 1 Class
Faculty Room 1 Class
 FAW 1A 1 Class
FAW 2 1 Class
Global Learning Center 3 Classes
MakerSpace 1 Class

Westorchard Elementary School

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The Chappaqua Central School District has spaces within its school buildings that are air conditioned. On extremely hot days, the school(s) will rotate students into cooler spaces and/or reduce time outside to give students relief from the heat.

This rotation will be activated by the building principal (or designee) under
either of these conditions:

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Heat Alleviation Protocol for Classroom, Recess, and PE Class.

Cooling Locations at Westorchard

Room Identification Occupancy
Conference Room 1 Class
Music Room (A-1) 1 Class
 Band Room (A-2) 1 Class
Faculty Room 1 Class
Global Learning Center 3 Classes
MakerSpace 1 Class
Speical Education Classroom (E-3) 1 Class

Robert E. Bell Middle School

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The Chappaqua Central School District has spaces within its school buildings that are air conditioned. On extremely hot days, the school(s) will rotate students into cooler spaces and/or reduce time outside to give students relief from the heat.

This rotation will be activated by the building principal (or designee) under
either of these conditions:

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Heat Alleviation Protocol for Classroom, Recess, and PE Class.

Cooling Locations at Bell

NOTE: Using NYSED guidelines, a number of these spaces are not feasible.
(closets, private confidential counseling, and health)
Room Identification Occupancy
Orchestra Room (Rm 250) 6 Classes
Library 5 Classes
 Room 333 2 Classes
Art Room Computer Lab (Rms 300/302) 1 Class
Faculty Room (4th Floor) 1 Class
STEAM CENTER 3 sClasse

Seven Bridges Middle School

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The Chappaqua Central School District has spaces within its school buildings that are air conditioned. On extremely hot days, the school(s) will rotate students into cooler spaces and/or reduce time outside to give students relief from the heat.

This rotation will be activated by the building principal (or designee) under
either of these conditions:

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Heat Alleviation Protocol for Classroom, Recess, and PE Class.

Cooling Locations at Seven Bridges

Room Identification Occupancy
Dining Commons 250
Room 105 2 Classes
 Room 106 2 Classes
Music Room 2 Classes
Lower Commons 3 Classes
Upper Commons 3 Classes
PAC 539
Library 3 Classes
Computer Lab - Main Floor 1 Class
2nd Computer Lab - Main Floor 1 Class
Art Rooms 2 Classes
Art Room 2 Classes
Technology Room 1 Class
Faculty Room 1 Class

Horace Greeley High School

(printable version)

The Chappaqua Central School District has spaces within its school buildings that are air conditioned. On extremely hot days, the school(s) will rotate students into cooler spaces and/or reduce time outside to give students relief from the heat.

This rotation will be activated by the building principal (or designee) under
either of these conditions:

Procedure for Hot Weather Protocol

Heat Alleviation Protocol for Classroom, Recess, and PE Class.

Cooling Locations at Greeley

Building / Room Identification Occupancy
A Building
    Fitness Center 2 Classes
B Building
   Auditorium 500
   Performing Arts Room 1 Class
   Band Room 1 Class
C Building
   LIFE School Office 1/2 Class
   Room C-4 1 Class
   Room C-5 1 Class
D Building  
   Room D-2 1 Class
   Room D-6 1 Class
   Room D-7 1 Class
   Academic Commons 2 Classes
Counseling Department
   Main Office/ College Career Room 1 Class
   Conference Room 1 Class
L Building
   Upper L Building 8 Classes
K Building
   K Computer Lab 1 Class
   Room K110 4 Classes
E & F Buildings
   iLab 3 Classes
   Room E-1 1 Class
   Studio 6 1 Class
   Studio 7 1 Class
   Art Computer Lab 1 Class
J Building
   Math Office 1/2 Class
   Science Office 1/2 Class
H Building
   Global Learning Center 4 Classes

NYSPHSAA Heat index Guidlines

(printable version)

NYSPHSAA
HEAT INDEX PROCEDURES

Administration of Heat Index Procedures:

  • Feels Like Temperature (Heat index) or THI using a Wet Bulb indicator on the field will be checked 1 hour before the contest/practice by a certified athletic trainer, athletic director, or school designee when the air temperature is 80 degrees (Fahrenheit) or higher.
  • Download WeatherBug app to your phone or log into www.weatherbug.com. Schools may also use a Wet Bulb indicator on the field that will be used.
  • Enter zip code or city and state in the location section of the app or on-line or determine the THI by using a Wet Bulb indicator.
  • If the Feels Like temperature (heat index) or the Wet Bulb Indicator is 90 degrees or above, the athletic trainer, athletic director, or school designee must re-check the Feels Like temperature (heat index) or Wet Bulb indicator at halftime or midway point of the contest. If the Feels Like temperature (heat index) or Wet Bulb indicator is 96 degrees (Fahrenheit) or more, the contest will be suspended.

Please see below to take the appropriate actions:

   CLEAR:   

Feels Like Temp (Heat Index) or Wet Bulb indicator under 79 degrees

  • Full activity. No restrictions

   RECOMMENDED:   

Heat Index Caution: Feels Like Temp (Heat Index) or Wet Bulb indicator 80 degrees to 85 degrees

  • Provide ample water and multiple water breaks.
  • Monitor athletes for heat illness.
  • Consider reducing the amount of time for the practice session.

Heat Index Watch: Feels Like Temp (Heat Index) or Wet Bulb indicator 86 degrees to 90 degrees

  • Provide ample water and multiple water breaks.
  • Monitor athletes for heat illness.
  • Consider postponing practice to a time when Feels Like temp is lower.
  • Consider reducing the amount of time for the practice session.
  • 1 hour of recovery time for every hour of practice (ex. 2hr practice = 2hr recovery
  • time).

Heat Index Warning: Feels Like Temp (Heat Index) or Wet Bulb Indicator 91 degrees to 95 degrees

  • Provide ample water and water breaks every 15 minutes.
  • Monitor athletes for heat illness.
  • Consider postponing practice to a time when Feels Like temp is much lower.
  • Consider reducing the amount of time for the practice session.
  • 1 hour of recovery time for every hour of practice (ex. 2hr practice = 2hr recovery time.
  • Light weight and loose fitting clothes should be worn.
  • For Practices only Football Helmets should be worn. No other protective equipment should be worn.

   REQUIRED:   

Heat Index Alert: Feels Like Temp (Heat Index) or Wet Bulb indicator 96 degrees or greater

  • No outside activity, practice or contest, should be held. Inside activity should only be held if air conditioned.

Approved May 1, 2010
Updated July 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Use of School Facilities

Stormwater Management Program

Stormwater Management Program Mission Statement
The Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) was adopted by the CCSD in 2008 to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations, pertaining to the control of stormwater discharges from the school district properties. Under Phase II Stormwater Regulations, a State permit, issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) requires the district to implement measurable goals to minimize pollutant runoff from stormwater discharges. The permit requires the district to demonstrate that continual progress is being made to reduce stormwater pollutant discharges over the duration of the three (3) permit, which ends on January 8, 2011. Consequently the district will be promoting public education and public participation and will be developing newsletters and fact sheets, as well as establishing stormwater focus groups comprised of students, teachers and administrators. For further details on the Phase II Stormwater Regulations, please refer to the SWMP (available here soon).

Meetings


Annual Report


Documents


Newsletters

Workshops


Factsheets


Permit Year MS4PY7

Permit Year MS4PY8

Lead Testing

Pesticide Regulations

Dear Parent, Guardian, and School Staff Member:

New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to provide notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.

The Chappaqua Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

  • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;

  • Anti-microbial products;
  • Non-volatile rodenticides in tamper-resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Non-volatile insecticidal baits in tamper-resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Silica gels and other non-volatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
  • The application of EPA designated exempt biopesticides;
  • The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
  • The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.

It should be noted that CCSD has not used materials that require a 48-hour notification period for nearly ten years.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, or for further information, please complete the request form and return it to Joseph Gramando, Chappaqua Central School District Pesticide Representative, P.O. Box 21, Chappaqua, NY 10514; Telephone: (914) 238-7210 x1201; Fax: (914) 238-7887.

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff & Students:

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), a provision of the Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed by Congress in 1986. AHERA requires local educational agencies to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building material and prepare management plans that make recommendations for the reduction of asbestos hazards.

In accordance with the requirements of AHERA, Chappaqua Central School District is notifying all employees, building occupants and their legal guardians of the availability of the AHERA management plan for public review.

The AHERA Management Plan contains documentation of the initial AHERA inspection, 6 month periodic surveillances, triennial re-inspections, employee training and the Operations and Maintenance procedures.

The AHERA Management Plan and associated documents for District buildings are available for public review in each building Main Office and at the District office.

Questions regarding the AHERA Management Plan or this correspondence should be directed to the Chappaqua Central School District LEA Asbestos Designee, Joseph Gramando, Director of School Facilities, Operations & Maintenance at (914) 238-7210 x1201.

Sincerely,

Joseph W. Gramando
Director, School Facilities, Operations & Maintenance

Parking Spaces & Curb Cuts

To:  District Residents
From:  Dr. Tony Sinanis, Compliance Officer for Section 504
Subject:  Parking Spaces/Curb Cuts

This is to inform all District residents that there are handicapped parking spaces located in all school district parking areas. Curb cuts for wheel chair accessibility are also located in the parking areas of all classroom buildings.

Please note that both the handicapped parking spaces and curb cuts are clearly marked. No parking or stopping in front of the curb cuts is allowed, except by vehicles discharging or picking up handicapped individuals.

CCSD Message Board -- Reserving Space

Reserving Space on the
Chappaqua Central School District
Electronic Message Board
(In town across from the train station)

To make a reservation contact:

  • David Hayes, Public Information Officer
    Chappaqua Central School District
    66 Roaring Brook Road
    Chappaqua, NY 10514
    e-mail: DaHayes@ccsd.ws


Specifications and Regulations:

  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
     
  • Reservations are restricted to New Castle based non-profit organization sponsored events held in the Chappaqua Central School District. Commercial operations or entities may not use the space.
     
  • No more than two events may be advertised at the same time.
     
    Priority will be given to sign requests submitted by school district affiliated groups when there are more than two requests for a time.
     
  • Please note that no organization may reserve the space more than five times in the calendar year. Exceptions may be made if space is available.
  • Content must be as succinct as possible due to the limited number of characters allowed.
     
  • Signs may be posted for one week prior to the event. 
     
  • The District reserves the right to reject any message submitted. All decisions made by the District are final.