Dear Parents and Community Members,
I hope that you all had a restful weekend and were able to enjoy the incredible weather. While our area has not yet met the criteria necessary to begin phased reopening under the state plan, there are still many activities that we can partake in to enjoy the fresh air and warm temperatures of spring while maintaining proper social distancing.
This week, Assistant Superintendent for Business Jim Hricay and I will be attending virtual PTA meetings to discuss the 2020-21 proposed budget. Information about how parents can participate should be coming from your individual units. We look forward to connecting with you, sharing the details of the budget and answering any questions that you may have. I am also pleased to report that the ballot for the June 9, 2020 vote-by-mail election has been sent to our print vendor and we will let you know just as soon as they are put into the mail.
I hope that you all have a productive and enjoyable week ahead.
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.