May 26 COVID-19 Update

Dr. Champ

Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,

As a reminder, Board of Education candidates Sue Bratone Childs and Jessica DeDomenico will participate in a virtual candidates forum arranged and moderated by the PTA Council this evening. This forum is available for viewing on Youtube live beginning at about 7pm. Following the forum, I will provide a brief overview of the 2020-21 proposed budget. Questions for either portion of the evening can be sent by email to

Tomorrow evening, the Board of Education will hold the state-mandated public hearing on the budget proposal as part of the regular meeting beginning at 8:15pm. Those who wish to comment on the budget may do so by sending an email to Ms. DeDomenico at prior to 8:45pm. Please include your name and mailing address in the email as all comments will be read into the public record. 

Lastly, as many of you likely know, today, our region officially entered Phase 1 under the State's reopening plan. This is an important step toward our return to normal and I am optimistic that our fight against the spread of COVID-19 will continue to be successful. At the same time, it is vital that we all continue to practice social distancing when out in public, including wearing a face covering and keeping six feet from others. To sustain the downward trajectory of this virus, we must all continue to do our part. 


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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