2021-22 school year to feature traditional schedule; no virtual learning or half days


Pelham Memorial High School

All Pelham students will return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ announced in an email Friday. Fully-virtual learning will no longer be an option for students.

“We believe moving in this direction will allow our teachers to best meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our students,” Champ said. Principals will be in contact with families who have chosen to remain virtual for the 2020-21 school year “to discuss their concerns and address them on a case-by-case basis.”

All schools will return to pre-pandemic class and bell schedules, with K-5 running from 8:20 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. and secondary-level classes starting at 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Students will attend five full days of school a week, except for scheduled abbreviated dates. Students will be released at 1 p.m. for professional learning and staff development on Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 2 and June 1.