District News

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Information about COVID-19 protocols, instruction while students are quarantined and the Hutchinson School ribbon cutting. 

  • #2021Opening
  • #boe
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Congratulations to 8th grader Gianluca Polenzani (Pelham Middle School), 3rd grader Veda Jain (Hutchinson School) and 4th grader Jai Wakins (Colonial School) for finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively

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Middle school students will return for FTIP on April 19 and PMHS students will shift to a more robust hybrid model on April 26. 

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  • #FTIP
  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine upon returning to New York. 

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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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April 7 will be a Cohort A in-person instructional day. Cohort B will learn remotely. 

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  • #FTIP
  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Dr. Champ discussed the District's priorities and challenges at the February 24 Board of Education Meeting

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  • #FTIP
  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Help the District advocate with our representatives about: 

  • Increasing Foundation Aid funding to our District 
  • Opposing bundling of expense-driven aids into a block grant
  • Providing more funding for mental health and wellbeing initiatives 
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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Siwanoy
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Seeking information from families about possible changes to distancing and learning models

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  • #FTIP
  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Exciting information about the new Hutchinson School, Prospect Hill addition and other projects. 

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  • #PHAddition
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Information for families about the return to in-person learning and health expectations. 

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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Information about the District's plans to keep schools open for in-person instruction. 

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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Dr. Champ's statement on political speech among staff members

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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Guidelines for Quarantine include:

  • Having a separate room and bathroom facilities,
  • Sanitizing shared spaces often,
  • Delivering food to the individual’s quarters,
  • Wearing a mask in the home, and
  • Monitoring the individual closely for symptoms.
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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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An update following the governor's announcement

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  • #Hutchinson
  • PMHS
  • #PMS
  • #Prospect
  • #Reopening
  • #Siwanoy
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Praise for graduation and information about Parent Discussions 

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Custodians are spraying bleach as the clean a classroom

The District is taking steps to allow for further cleaning and monitoring guidance from the state.  

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Update

The schools have been thoroughly cleaned and we are ready to open on Monday. 

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Students and parents are greeted by Principal Gilbert outside of Siwanoy School

Please read about our summer work and new initiatives for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

Students throw their caps in the air after graduating.

Dr. Champ reports on graduation, construction and summer initiatives.

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The special vote on acquiring the property at 314 Pelhamdale Avenue was approved by voters 783-123.

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The Board of Education will consider the budget proposal over the next several weeks before the community wide Budget Vote and School Board Election on Tuesday, May 21

Maria Thompson holds up her book as Siwanoy students look on.

The Pelham Public Schools enthusiastically celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 1 with a variety of guest readers who shared their favorite books with elementary school students.

View photos from the day!

Dr. Champ's Winter Newsletter

Dr. Champ updates the community on strategic planning, bond implementation and cultural proficiency training. 

Lauren Gobbo and Fran Corelli are shown holding their certificate.

FLES Teachers Lauren Gobbo and Fran Corelli were presented with the Sally G. Hahn Outstanding NYS FLES Program award for their implementation of Spanish-language instruction in grades 2-4 in Pelham elementary schools.

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Kindergarten registration for the Pelham Class of 2032 will be held on January 29-30, 2019 in PMHS Alumni Hall. Please read for more information and the complete schedule. 

Dr. Champ locks arms with a group of students, teachers, parents and administrators during cultural proficiency training.

The crisp air, shorter days and beautifully colored leaves are signs that we have reached the throes of autumn. The fall has always been one of my favorite times of year, especially when I think about how far we've already come this school year and the exciting work we have before us.

Greg Lau, Lynn Sabia and John Sebalos are pictured together.

I hope this letter finds you well rested and enjoying the last weeks of summer. Whether you traveled somewhere local or exotic, relaxed by the pool or beach, visited your kids at camp, or spent the summer here in Pelham, I hope that the past two months have been restful and enjoyable.