Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,
Absentee ballots for the annual school budget vote and school board member election began arriving in mailboxes of registered voters today. We are hopeful that any remaining voters who did not receive their ballots will receive them shortly. Due to safety and social distancing concerns, these ballots must be returned by mail and received by the District Clerk no later than 5pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Within the envelope voters receive, you should have three separate pieces:
The ballot itself (one side in English, one side in Spanish),
an envelope that says "Election Materials Please Expedite, Official Ballot, Absentee Voter" and on the reverse side includes the "Statement of Absentee Voter," and
A separate postage paid return envelope that is addressed to "Pelham Union Free School District, 18 Franklin Place, etc."
It is extremely important that voters follow these instructions:
Mark the ballot provided. Complete only one side.
Insert the completed ballot in the envelope entitled, "Election Materials Please Expedite, Official Ballot, Absentee Voter," and seal the envelope.
Complete the front of the envelope with your name and address, turn it over, read the "Statement of Absentee Voter," and sign and date the envelope in the spaces indicated.
Insert the completed envelope in the envelope that is addressed to "Pelham Union Free School District, 18 Franklin Place, etc." and seal this envelope. The envelopes are postage paid. Do not affix a stamp.
If you are missing any of the three pieces or have any other questions, please contact District Clerk Millie Bonilla with any questions you may.
Thank you all for your consideration of the budget and please enjoy a pleasant evening.
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.