Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
At 6pm tonight our PMHS Science Research students will once again present their work at a virtual event alongside their peers from Mamaroneck High School. I encourage everyone to log-on and see the incredible work that these students have accomplished over the past few years. A list of links by research category and a program with the students' names and projects is available on the District website.
Tomorrow, middle and high school parents should receive an email from your respective principal outlining the District's approach to both fourth quarter and end-of-year grades. We believe that this approach will be reflective of students' content mastery while providing the flexibility to hold our students harmless from the COVID-19 pandemic which has disrupted learning and lives in different ways for so many families. Lastly, as we near the beginning of May, our discussions about end-of-year events in light of the pandemic are ongoing and we are actively engaging parents, students, and faculty to develop contingencies that properly acknowledge our students' incredible achievements while maintaining a safe environment for all involved. We will be sharing additional information on contingency plans in the coming days and weeks.
In closing, I want to once again remind everyone to continue to practice social distancing when you are outside of the home. As the weather gets nicer and our time in isolation grows longer, the itch to be among family and friends will continue to increase, but we must all continue to do our part and keep up the momentum toward stopping the spread of COVID-19. Thank you and have a nice evening.
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.