Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
As we prepare for the week ahead, I wanted to share that a new technology help portal is now available for students/parents to submit support requests directly, rather than going through teachers and principals, though password reset requests should still go through those channels. This help desk should lead to quicker resolution of issues, and in turn improve the efficiency of our digital learning opportunities. I'd like to thank our technology department as well as our colleagues at the Lower Hudson Valley Regional Information Center (LHRIC) for making this opportunity possible. The link to the help desk form is also available on the District's Distance Learning website.
I'm pleased to hear that Pelham's streets are coming to life with noise each evening at 7pm to honor our frontline first responders and healthcare workers. While this pandemic continues, I hope that more and more residents will participate each and every night so that these local heroes truly hear and feel just how appreciated they are. Make sure to bang a pot, ring a bell, or make noise in any way you can tonight and every night going forward!
As a reminder, childcare is still available for essential health care workers and first responders. Those who are interested in this program can learn more on the district website. Additionally, we continue to offer breakfast and lunch service to any student in need. Meals may be picked up between 8 and 10am, Monday-Friday at Hutchinson School. Please enter through the Third Street doors.
I hope everyone enjoyed a restful weekend and is ready for the week ahead.
Cheryl H. Champ
Superintendent of Schools
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.
- When maintaining social distancing is not possible, cover 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:
- Kristin Quintano, Social Worker, 914-738-3434 x1295
- Sharon Charles, Social Worker, 914-738-8190 x1218
- Kelley-Anne Lonergan, Student Assistance Counselor, 914-738-8182
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.