Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
Today, Governor Cuomo extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be received by mail for the school budget vote and Board of Education member election. Per the Governor's executive order, ballots may now be received by mail through June 16. The deadline for submitting ballots via the dropbox outside the main entrance at PMHS remains 5pm on June 9 and the dropbox will be available from 9am-5pm on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9. We will provide additional updates as further guidance is provided by the Governor's office. As a reminder all ballots MUST be enclosed in the envelope marked "Election Materials Please Expedite, Official Ballot, Absentee Voter" with the Statement of Absentee Voter signed and dated. Please contact District Clerk Millie Bonilla with any questions.
The Governor also announced additional options related to graduation ceremonies. While we appreciate the opportunities this announcement may afford us, we must consider existing commitments and the logistical and safety challenges such in person events would pose. Please know that we will be reviewing our options and providing additional information as it becomes available.
As we begin this busy week, I also wanted to remind the community of two exciting events that will showcase the incredible work of our students this year. On Monday, we encourage you to join our virtual STEAM celebration in partnership with the Junior League of Pelham. This event will kick off in the afternoon and feature a variety of activities for students of all ages, including a Rube Goldberg showcase, career panels, transition information for 5th, 8th and 12th graders and a rocket launch. Visit the event site for more information. Then, at 7pm on Thursday, June 11, the community is invited to view the PMHS Storytellers Celebration on Youtube live, featuring the writing of our commended student authors and creative writing contest winner. More information is available on the event flyer.
Please enjoy the remainder of your weekend!
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.