April 19 COVID-19 Update

Dr. Champ

Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,

Even as we settle into a routine in this new normal, the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic remains for many families and can be difficult to deal with, particularly for children. We are extremely thankful to Little Flower Yoga, whose owners Argos and Mayuri Gonzalez are offering virtual mindfulness and movement activities for middle and high school students each Monday at 2:30pm. These sessions offer ways to stretch, release tension, and hold your body to help you feel strong, energized and focused. Students can log in using Google Meet via the links or call-in numbers below:

There are also resources available to help students, including those in elementary school, with social and emotional wellness on the  District's COVID-19 webpage.  

As a reminder, breakfast and lunch continue to be available to any Pelham student in need. Both meals can be picked up at Hutchinson School between 8 and 10am each weekday. Please enter through the Third Street doors. 

In closing, I want to reiterate the importance of continuing social distancing practices. It is incumbent upon all of us to do our best to stay home and work together to slow the spread so that in time, we can return to a more normal environment. Please stay safe and enjoy another week of distance learning.  

Sincerely,

Cheryl H. Champ

Superintendent of Schools

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Distance Learning Parent Surveys

Social Distancing Guidelines

  • Stay home as much as possible, even if you feel healthy
  • Refrain from congregating in groups and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others
  • Refrain from social gatherings, playdates and sleepovers with friends
  • Do not visit public playgrounds
  • Use caution when visiting grocery stores/pharmacies and consider delivery services for food and groceries.
  • Consider covering your nose and mouth with a cloth or mask when you leave home. 
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, or eyes. 

Contact Information for Social Workers and Student Assistance Counselor

Our social workers and student assistance counselor continue to be available to support those who are experiencing hardships and need assistance. Please feel free to contact: 

Information on Community Organizations Offering Assistance 

Additionally, organizations such as Pelham Together, the Junior League of Pelham and our faith community have offered their assistance with those families with a variety of needs, including food, child care, and other demands of day-to-day life. The Pelham Civic Association is also available for families that have fallen on hard times due to this pandemic. Please feel free to reach out in confidentiality for potential assistance to Richard Davidian, Vice President, Community programs at Richard.Davidian1@gmail.com (914-552-0872) or Dr. Stan Trocchia, Chairman, Good Neighbors program Goodneighbors@pelhamcivics.org

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