Stakeholder Feedback

Throughout the planning process, the District has sought feedback from stakeholders, including students, parents and teachers/staff. This included surveys asking about: 

As plans for reopening school are refined, the District further engaged parents from both the 2019-20 Authentic Learning and Community Engagement & Advocacy committees as well as the PTA Council to solicit additional feedback on distance learning, in person plans and hybrid models.  

The draft plans were further shared publicly at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020. 

Ongoing Feedback

The District has continued to seek feedback during the 2020-21 school year with regard to the Hybrid Model. 

  • October 2020 Thoughtexchange

View Presentation Slides | View Parent Report | View Student Report

  • December 2020 Thoughtexchange

View Presentation Slides | View Report

Channels of Communications

Parent communication will be especially important during the school year, particularly if/when the District needs to shift between in-person, distance learning and hybrid models or share information regarding health and safety.

Email Blasts

The District and individual schools will primarily communicate via email, using email addresses provided by parents via their emergency contact forms. Parents and/or any Pelham community member may sign up for District email communications via the form below:

Email Blast Signup

Text Messages

District text messaging is typically used to communicate information during emergency situations. Cell phone numbers listed on Emergency Contact Forms (with permission) are used for these messages. During the 2020-21 school year, text messages may be used to inform parents if/when the District must shift between the in-person/hybrid and distance learning models. 

If parents wish to add or remove their cell phone numbers from the distribution list, they should contact their school principal. 

Social Media/District Website

District/school news and updates may be communicated via the District/school websites and/or the District's Facebook/Twitter pages.

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