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March 9, 2020

Coronavirus – Closures

All schools have been mandated closed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Below is information about child care and food distribution sites for school districts.

As of 3/22/20

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The Child Care Council of Westchester is available to help  Westchester parents find temporary child care, and all services for parents are free. Even if your school district or child care provider is not closed, they urge parents to act now to prepare alternate arrangements, which may include things like a patchwork of care with family/friends and/or splitting child care duties with neighbors; hiring a nanny (do your due diligence as they are not covered under any regulations or oversight – we have a complete Nanny Guide to help); or calling them for a list of OCFS-regulated child care programs/providers who may be willing to offer temporary care. Call the Westchester Child Care Council at 914-761-3456 x140 and leave a message. Your call will be returned.


Carmel School District: The Food Service Department has developed a plan for meal services to continue for families in need.  Communication has been sent regarding the grab and go distribution times and location.  The 2019-2020 free and reduced meal application can be found on page 16 of the school calendar, on the Food Service website or by emailing the Food Service Department at carmelfoodservices@carmelschools.orgOpens in a new browser tab for the application.   Applications in English and Spanish can also be picked up from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the District Office located at 81 South Street, Patterson, NY.  Completed applications can be emailed to carmelfoodservices@carmelschools.orgOpens in a new browser tab or mailed to Carmel Central School District, Food Services Department, 81 South Street, P.O. Box 296, Patterson, NY, 12563.

Haldane School District: Families who previously arranged participation in the lunch/breakfast pickup program, will receive their meals via delivery starting Thursday, March 19. The campus will no longer be open for pick-ups. We will then be delivering on Monday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 25, and will continue with the Monday/Wednesday delivery schedule through the remainder of the school closure. If you are in need of support and have not received direct communication from the school, please contact Anne Dinio or Nancy Norton You may also call 845-265-9254 and leave a message at x131.

Mahopac School District: Grab and Go” meals for students that qualify for free and reduced lunch are being coordinated by the District’s food service provider, Aramark. Beginning Monday, March 23, the plan is for two days of lunches to be provided on Mondays and three days of meals to be provided on Wednesdays for pick up at Mahopac High School between 11 AM and 1 PM. If you believe that you qualify for these services, please email Assistant Superintendent for Business Sandra Clohessy (


Westchester County has developed its childcare/food distribution plan in consultation with our school districts, the Westchester Child Care Council and our community-based organizations. Our plan is structured to respond to the needs of our health care workers and first responders. The majority of our health care workers reside in the cities; our plan accounts for that but is geographically balanced across the county.
At our direction, each of the following school districts, based on size, has identified three classrooms that will be available from 8 am to 6 pm to provide childcare to Westchester’s first responders and health care workers.
Each room will hold between ten (10) and twelve (12) kids. No children with any flue type symptom may attend. Each room will have an aid and/or teacher present and a nurse/WCC
nursing student. The program will be assigned a full-time administrator. The County will work with SEO and these school districts on the curriculum.

• Ardsley: Concord Road Elementary School
• Bedford: Mount Kisco Elementary School
• Blind Brook: Bruno M Ponterio Ridge Street School
• Bronxville: Bronxville Elementary School
• Byram Hills: Armonk Children’s Comer
• Croton-Harmon: Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School
• Dobbs Ferry: Coordinated with existing after-school program at Springhurst Elementary School
• Edgemont: Edgemont High School
• Harrison: Harrison Elementary School
• Hastings on Hudson: Pre-K to 4th Grade: Hillside Elementary School; 5th and 6th Grade: Farragut Middle School
• Hendrick Hudson: Hendrick Hudson Elementary School
• Irvington: Dows Lane Elementary School
• Katonah -Lewisboro: Elementary School
• Mount Vernon: Holmes Elementary School
o Additional childcare resources will be provided at Macedonian Baptist Church; Mount Vernon Heights Congregational Church and Allen Memorial Church or the Church of God in Christ
• New Rochelle: City School District of New Rochelle’s District Offices (second floor of New Rochelle City Hall)
• Ossining: Park Elementary School
• Peekskill: Uriah Hill Elementary Schools
• Pelham: Siwanoy and Hutchinson Elementary School(s)
• Pocantico Hills:
• Rye City: Rye High School or Rye Middle School
• Somers: Somers Intermediate School
• Tarrytown: John Paulding Elementary School
• Valhalla: Easter Seals or Valhalla Middle/High School
• White Plains: Post Road Elementary School between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
• Yonkers: Each site may accommodate 2-3 classes of 10 students aged 4-12
o Casimir Pulaski School -150 Kings Cross, Scarsdale
o Montessori School 31 -7 Ravenswood Rd
o School 17 -745 Midland Ave

Supplemental Day Care Sites

• The Carver Center in Port Chester will be open from 8:00 am -6:00 pm for children
ages 4 to 12 and will provide lunches.
• SUNY Purchase’s Children’s Center will reopen its doors to provide childcare
services. The facility requires an inspection by Westchester County DoH; this inspection is currently in progress.
• The Virginia Marx Children’s Center at Westchester Community College will re­open on March 23nl; it will operate from 7:00 am -6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
• The Westchester County Center will utilize 8 rooms to accommodate 10-15 students in each room; 20 people from 5 youth programs will staff the County Center. Westchester Community College is providing nursing students at this facility. The Westchester County Parks Department’s vendor will provide meals.

Food will be distributed at various locations for pick up:

• Bedford: Two schools will provide 2 days’ worth of meals to identified families of
children who currently receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch; this will occur 3 days a week from 10:00 am to 1 :00 pm
• Hendrick Hudson: Hendrick Hudson High School Cafeteria from 10:00 am -1 :00 pm
• Irvington: 9:30 am -11 :30 am beginning Wednesday, March 181h; food will be given to anyone who shows up at Main Street School and at Tally Rand Apartment Complex
• Lakeland: Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School between 11 :00 am -l :00 pm
• Mount Pleasant: Westlake Elementary School lobby from 9:30 am -11 :00 am
• New Rochelle:
o New Rochelle High School House IV parking lot: 9:00 am -l :00 pm
o 95 Lincoln (WESTCOP): 9:00 am -4:00 pm
o 345 Main Street (New Rochelle Housing Authority) 9:00 am -4:00 pm
o Trinity Elementary School from 9:00 am -l :00 pm
o Columbus Elementary School from 9:00 am -l :00 pm
o New Rochelle City Park from 9:00 am -4:00 pm
• Ossining: Park Elementary School and/or Ossining High School between 10:00 am –
12:00 pm or 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
• Peekskill: 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the following locations:
o Woodside Elementary School
o Oakside Elementary School
o Hillcrest Elementary School
o Peekskill Middle School
o Peekskill High School
• Pelham: Food will be prepared at high school, distributed at Siwanoy Elementary School and Hutchinson Elementary School between 8:00 am -10:00 am and 11 :00 am -1 :00 pm
• Rye City: Breakfast and lunch will be available from 8:00 am -12:00 pm at Rye High School
• Somers: Somers High School between 9:30 am -12:00 pm
• Tarrytown: Sleepy Hollow Middle School, 10:00 am -1 :00 pm
• Valhalla: 11 :00 am -1 :00 pm
o Valhalla Middle/High School
o Virginia Road Elementary
• White Plains will distribute breakfast and lunch to its students starting Monday, March 23rd between 10:00 am and 1 :00 pm:
o White Plains High School Field House parking lot
o Church Street parking lot
o Rochambeau High School lot
o Ridgeway School parking lot
• Yonkers has provided 10 sites for ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast and lunch. These sites will be open from 8:30 AM -11 :30 AM
o Enrico Fermi School: 27 Poplar St
o Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School -75 Morris St
o Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy-135 Locust Hill Ave
o Roosevelt Early College Studies High School -631 Tuckahoe Rd