PMHS to delay re-opening of hybrid in-person instruction to Dec. 7

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Pelham Memorial High School will continue fully remote instruction from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 due to a staff shortage from newly discovered Covid-19 cases, according to an email sent to families by Principal Mark Berkowitz on Sunday evening.

While initially slated to return to hybrid learning on Dec. 3, the return has been delayed for PMHS to next Monday due to “additional positive cases.”

“After completing contact tracing, we have determined that PMHS will remain on full remote instruction through Friday, December 4 as we do not have sufficient staff to operate the school due to the associated quarantines,” said Berkowitz in the email.

Pelham Union Free School District is currently notifying all families of children advised to quarantine due to in-school contact with individuals that recently tested positive for Covid-19, with notifications being sent within the next 24 hours.

All classes will be held through Google Meet through next Friday using the hybrid bell schedule. As of Nov. 29, PMHS is slated to reopen for hybrid in-person instruction on Dec. 7.

If testing is recommended for a member of your family due to these cases, a list of testing sites is available on the Westchester County Department of Health website here.