May 25 COVID-19 Update

Dr. Champ


Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,

Like all holidays that have occurred during the pandemic, this Memorial Day feels markedly different from those of years past. However, while the traditional parades and barbecues are not able to occur in the usual way, our thoughts remain with those who lost their lives fighting to keep us safe and protect the freedom that our country enjoys as well as with their families, who lost their loved ones far too soon. On this Memorial Day, we should also recognize the many brave doctors, nurses and first responders who have put themselves and their families at risk of serious illness to treat others and keep us all safe. In honor of this holiday, members of the PMHS Band under the direction of Andrew Van Bochove met virtually to record the "Armed Forces Medley," for your viewing and listening pleasure. We also encourage you to watch the Town's Memorial Day ceremony, which is available on Youtube

This Thursday, May 28 at 9am, members of the Board of Education and I will host a virtual coffee at which parents and community members are welcome to ask questions about the 2020-21 proposed budget. We ask that those interested in participating please register using this Google Form. Those who register will receive a calendar invite with the Google Meet link/call-in number about 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Additional information about the budget is available on the District website

In closing, I want to remind everyone of the credo inscribed within the Pelham Memorial High School auditorium: "Honor here the ideals for which they fought." These words ring especially true each and every Memorial Day. Please enjoy the remainder of the weekend. 


Dr. Champ


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: 

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 (914-552-0872) or Dr. Stan Trocchia, Chairman, Good Neighbors program

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