Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
Tomorrow evening, we had planned to begin tallying ballots for the annual school budget vote and member election, however this has now been delayed until June 16 -- consistent with the revised deadline for the District to receive absentee ballots by mail. As a reminder, tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9 will be the final day that ballots can be returned in person via the dropbox outside the Main Entrance of PMHS (575 Colonial Avenue) as well as the final day for registered voters to request a new ballot. The dropbox will be available between 9am and 5pm. Please visit the District website for additional information about the vote, including ballot instructions, and feel free to contact District Clerk Millie Bonilla with any questions.
As you likely know, our region is poised to begin Phase 2 under the state's reopening plan tomorrow. This is yet another small, but meaningful milestone as we seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and enter into a less restrictive environment. We should all be extremely proud of what has been accomplished and thankful to the incredible efforts of our first responders and frontline healthcare workers, however it is important that we continue to be diligent to ensure that our relative success is lasting. Please continue to take proper precautions when out in public, including wearing a mask/face covering and keeping six feet from others. Together we have made a difference, let's continue to do so.
Please enjoy a pleasant evening.
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.