April 20 COVID-19 Update

Dr. Champ

Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,

During this pandemic, there are so many who have done so much to save lives and keep us all safe under these incredibly difficult circumstances. From police, firefighters and EMS personnel to the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who are all putting their and their families' lives on the line, we collectively owe a tremendous debt of gratitude. In that vein, I am thrilled to share that beginning this Wednesday, April 22 and continuing each night going forward, Pelham residents are encouraged to step outside your doorsteps at 7pm and make noise to recognize these incredible individuals who are sacrificing so much. To participate in the "Tell 'Em You're From Pelham @ 7" campaign, which is spearheaded by the Pelham Civic Association, all you need to do is step outdoors and bang on a pot, clang some bells, or make some noise in any way that you can. In addition to the Civics, I would also like to thank the leadership of our town, both villages, and houses of worship, who will be joining in this effort in support of these community heros. While it may not seem like much, I hope that this gesture serves to encourage and lift the spirits of everyone involved in this fight. 

If you have not already done so, parents should be sure to complete the appropriate Distance Learning survey. These surveys will help us assess how our efforts are going and will inform how we continue to evolve and adapt to educate our students during this extended and unprecedented building closure. The surveys will remain open until the end of day Wednesday and can be accessed by clicking the links below or  visiting our Distance Learning webpage. 

In closing tonight, I would like to thank the Pelham community for your continued support of our schools and of one another throughout this crisis. Together, we will get through this.

Sincerely,

Cheryl H. Champ

Superintendent of Schools

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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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