Update: Champ extends virtual instruction at PMHS to Dec. 3 due to Covid-19 case

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Pelham Memorial High School will be using fully virtual instruction from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 due to an individual testing positive for Covid-19, according to emails sent out by Principal Mark Berkowitz and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ.

The Tuesday email from Berkowitz said that the individual was last in school on Nov. 18. In a Wednesday announcement by Champ, the district confirmed that all families of those who came into close contact with the individual while in school have been notified and said closing the building was required “as we do not have sufficient staff to operate the school due to the associated quarantines.”

All classes will be held through Google Meet through next Wednesday using the regular hybrid bell schedule. As of Nov. 25, PMHS is scheduled to reopen for hybrid in-person instruction on Dec. 3.

This comes following an increase in Covid-19 cases in Pelham, and a shift to fully virtual instruction for Hutchinson and Siwanoy schools as well as Pelham Middle School over the past month.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated following an announcement by Champ on Wednesday.