Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
On Saturday, many of Pelham's youth, community leaders and residents marched down Fifth Avenue and Wolfs Lane for a Pelham United Rally, demanding an end to the systemic racism and prejudice that so many have experienced not just in this country, but within our own community. I am extremely thankful to those who organized this event and were brave enough to share their stories and speak out. Our school district will continue to do our part to help make sure that all Pelham students are comfortable being their authentic selves and feel welcome, respected, and appreciated within our school community.
As a reminder, this Wednesday, June 17 will be the final day for live distance learning sessions. Later this week, we will be sharing additional information about optional learning opportunities that will extend through June 26 as well as additional summer learning resources. While this school year is coming to a close, we are working hard to plan for the fall. If you have not already done so, please take some time to complete the Thoughtexchange survey, which will help inform our planning and decision-making process.
Thank you all for your continued support and please enjoy the week ahead.
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.