Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
As a reminder the Board of Education will meet virtually tonight at 8:15pm to consider the 2020-21 budget proposal. The meeting is available to view on Youtube Live. As we finalize the budget, we are simultaneously working to prepare for the June 9 budget vote and election, which will take place by absentee ballot only. Without question, preparing and mailing ballots is a large undertaking, but our Central Office staff is working diligently to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Ballots will soon be mailed to all registered voters and include a postage paid return envelope. Eligible voters who are not registered may do so by visiting the Westchester County Board of Elections or New York Department of Motor Vehicles websites.
If you have not already done so, Pelham families are encouraged to complete the 2020 Census. Doing so will ensure that our residents are counted accurately, which is important for a variety of reasons including making sure that the town, villages and our school district receive appropriate state and federal funding. More information about the census, including how to complete it online, is available on the Westchester County Census webpage.
Please enjoy a pleasant evening and be sure to step outside at 7pm and make noise in honor of our health care workers and first responders!
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.