Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
As a follow-up to my note on Friday, I wanted to share some additional details about the various construction projects throughout the district. At Glover Complex, work on the new synthetic turf field is down to a handful of items and both the field and tennis courts are expected to be completed by June 1. With concrete footings complete at the new Hutchinson School, we are now anticipating steel to arrive in mid-June. The project will progress throughout the summer and we anticipate beginning masonry on the building's exterior by September.
While those two projects are the furthest along, I am pleased to report that the staging for the roof and masonry work at the MS/HS complex has begun and the work will begin shortly to prevent further water intrusion and deterioration of the building. As you may recall, the District had rejected the initial round of bids for the Prospect Hill addition and bathroom renovation last month. We expect this project to be rebid shortly and hope to begin work as soon as it is safe to do so.
Finally, after a difficult process, we have received a building permit to begin renovations at 314 Pelhamdale Avenue, which in time will serve as office space for the District's administration. This additional space, which was acquired last school year, will allow the District to minimize the need to rent office space once the current central offices in the high school are converted to classrooms next summer.
Though there is still much work to do, we are happy with the progress that has been made and look forward to seeing our students and community enjoy and benefit from these capital improvements in the future.
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.