COVID-19 School Closure

Weekly Word – October 17, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

We have completed our sixth wonderful and productive week at PVES, and another beautiful fall weekend is here for us to enjoy!  Our students continue to amaze us with their adaptability and their renewed focus on school life and learning.  Thank you for all you are doing to keep your children organized, engaged in learning, and healthy.  We are so proud!

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Notification from Dr. Luft – COVID-19

October 15, 2020

Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

Today, the District was notified that an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in attendance at Putnam Valley High School earlier this week. As required by law, we must maintain this person’s confidentiality, which prevents us from further identifying the individual.

We are working collaboratively with the Putnam County Department of Health to identify any staff members ...
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Reminder – Student Health Screening Must Be Completed

Dear Putnam Valley Parents and Guardians:

Thank you all for your partnership as we continually work to keep our students and staff healthy.

Please remember to complete the home health screening form each day your child is scheduled to be in our school buildings.

To best assist our buildings and to avoid reminder phone calls and emails, here are a few tips for success:

Weekly Word – October 2, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

As we wrap up our fourth week of school, I want to thank you all for your cooperation and support of all we are doing to keep your children learning, growing, and striving for their learning goals.  Our PVES students are certainly amazing us every day, and on this busy blue and white PV Pride Day, we are feeling immense school pride.  Thank you ...
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October 2020

October 2020

Dear PVMS Families,

Autumn is upon us as we are finally getting a little rain, temperatures are changing, and leaves are falling.  Our Back to School Nights were a success and we hope you were able to get an idea of your child’s year ahead.  If you would like to schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers, please contact team leaders to set up a ...
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Weekly Word – September 28, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

I hope you are enjoying the three-day weekend, and we are thinking of all of you who are celebrating Yom Kippur.  At PVES, we are all celebrating a very successful month of September, and we are taking all measures to continue our wonderful teaching and learning in a healthy and happy school.  Thank you all for keeping in touch with our school office or ...
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Board of Education Meeting Thursday 9/24/20 -7pm Live Stream @pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold their regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, September 24, at 7:00 pm in the High School Library. Any community member wishing to attend in person will be required to wear a mask and fill out a health questionnaire. Members of the public may also participate by clicking the live link on the school’s website, pvcsd.org. Members of the public will ...
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September 19, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

Happy Saturday! As we continue to settle into this unique school year, I am amazed at the resilience and positivity of our students.  Together, they have adjusted to major changes in their learning environment, and they are working cooperatively with our wonderful faculty to make every day a productive and safe day of learning.  I am so proud of these PVES children, and I ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft Friday Update – 9/18/20

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

As we reach the end of our second week of instruction, we could not be more impressed by the resiliency of our students. Upon returning to unfamiliar looking classrooms filled with staggered rows of desks, our students have quickly adapted right back into learning.  We have mastered the ability to read a student’s emotions through their eyes and it is evident they are ...
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Weekly Word – September 12, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

We had a wonderful opening week at PVES, with many smiles and wonderful reunions.  I can’t tell you how terrific it was to see your amazing children enter our school building, with so much excitement in the air.  Thank you to our incredible staff who worked so hard to make everything run so smoothly and thank you to all of you for having your ...
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September 6, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

And the school year begins!  It has taken an incredible amount of planning and teamwork (and hope!), but we are finally ready to open schools for our PVES students!  This is so exciting, and our staff can’t wait to welcome both our in-school learners and our distance/remote learners to their learning communities this week!  As you know, we are following a special opening schedule ...
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Inside Putnam Valley – Episode 49

/ / COVID-19, Inside Putnam Valley

In this episode of Inside Putnam Valley, host Eric Gross and Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Luft discuss the reopening plans for the schools and how the district has prepared for the new school year.

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Reopening Update 9/4/20

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Our schools are ready to open and we are anxiously awaiting the return of our students.  As we welcome our students back into our classrooms, we recognize that their educational experience will be different from years past.  Nobody knows exactly how productive the blend of in-person and remote learners in each classroom will function or how efficiently our split sections will operate, but ...
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September 2020

Dear PVMS Families,

We are excited to see our staff members back in their classrooms and preparing for the upcoming school year while working with technology, and collaborating with colleagues.  Our 5th graders visited school for orientation and although they came in socially distanced and wearing their masks, they smiled with their eyes and their hearts, and their minds were filled with curiosity and excitement.  It was ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – 8/28/20

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

As the excitement and nervousness of returning to school continues to build inside me, I am confident many of you are experiencing the same feelings. There are many reasons why educators are excited to welcome our students back into school for the first time in six months.  There are also many reasons why we each carry with us some concern about reopening schools.  Please ...
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Board of Education Meeting Thursday 8/27/20 – 7pm Live Stream @ pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education Work Session/Business Meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 7:00 pm, will be held in the High School Library.  Any community member wishing to attend in person will be required to wear a mask and fill out a health questionnaire. Members of the public may also participate by clicking the live link on the school’s website, pvcsd.org. Members of the ...
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Parent/Student Expectations

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please review Putnam Valley Central School District’s Parent/Student Expectations for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We recognize that this upcoming school year will be challenging and unlike any other, yet filed with new learning for all.  Please read and become familiar with this document.  This document has been updated in the Continuity of Instruction plan (COI Plan) located on the district website ...
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Weekly Word – August 23, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

As the weeks of summer begin to wind down, I hope that you are enjoying your time together and staying healthy!  We at PVES have been extremely busy getting ready for the new school year, and we look forward to welcoming both our in-school students and our remote learning students to their new PVES learning communities!  We have taken great care to design our ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft-First Day of School and Calendar Updates

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

It is hard to believe that we are just over two weeks away from welcoming students back into our buildings.

We will be making some changes to our school calendar to provide extra planning and preparation time for our staff and students to meet the challenges of a very atypical return to school.

Please note the following calendar changes:

Tuesday, September 1 – ...
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August 2020

Dear PVMS Families,

We have reached the midway point of August and the opening of school is right around the corner.  I hope you have been enjoying the warm days of summer and finding some time to relax with your loved ones.  Please find the time to decompress and unwind with the remaining days of summer and continue to communicate with your children regarding all of ...
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Invitation to Community Meetings – Today at 5pm, Tomorrow at 9am

REMINDER –

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

On Friday, August 7, Governor Cuomo announced that all New York State schools can reopen.  This decision is based on infection rates that are below the thresholds set by New York State. Local districts, under strict New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department guidelines, have developed plans to reopen schools. Please review the Putnam Valley Central ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – Invitation to public meetings

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

On Friday, August 7, Governor Cuomo announced that all New York State schools can reopen.  This decision is based on infection rates that are below the thresholds set by New York State. Local districts, under strict New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department guidelines, have developed plans to reopen schools. Please review the Putnam Valley Central School District’s ...
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Board of Education Meeting Tuesday 8/11/20 -7pm Live Stream @ pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education Work Session/Business Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 7:00 pm, will be held in the High School Performing Arts Center to allow for distancing.  Any community member wishing to attend in person will be required to wear a mask. Members of the public may also participate by clicking the live link on the school’s website, pvcsd.org. Members of the public will be ...
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Important PVES Message

Dear PVES Families,

This is just a quick reminder to please fill out the District Survey that was emailed again this past weekend regarding the choice you are making about your child’s learning this year.  Even though the elementary school is offering 100% in-school learning, parents still have the choice to have their children learn remotely this fall. This would not be the same as traditional “homeschooling,” ...
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Facilities Project Update – August 2020

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

While COVID-19 and the reopening of schools have rightfully consumed a majority of our communications, the focus of this communication will be our ongoing facilities project.  Construction continued throughout much of the school closure period and remains on target for substantial completion of the Middle School and Elementary School work prior to the opening of schools.  The health and wellness center remains on ...
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Reminder – Reopening Plan Survey – Please complete

REMINDER ~

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

As noted in my message regarding the Putnam Valley Central School District’s reopening plan, please click on the link below to complete the survey.  By letting us know your intentions for the fall, we will be able to prepare for the reopening of schools.  This information will inform our decisions on classroom usage, grade-level sections, staffing, and scheduling and is vital for ...
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Reopening Plan Survey – Please Complete

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

As noted in my message regarding the Putnam Valley Central School District’s reopening plan, please click on the link below to complete the survey.  By letting us know your intentions for the fall, we will be able to prepare for the reopening of schools.  This information will inform our decisions on classroom usage, grade-level sections, staffing, and scheduling and is vital for us to ...
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Weekly Word – August 3, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

I hope that this note finds you healthy and enjoying the summer days.  These are challenging times, but relaxing summer moments with your families can make even these tough days so special, joyous, and memorable.

Last week, Dr. Luft sent out the PVCSD Reentry Plan for September.  I hope that you have now had a chance to read through it.  You will soon be ...
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PVHS Re-entry Information

Dear PVHS Parents, Guardians, and Students,

It was just a few short weeks ago that we graduated the Class of 2020! The pandemic provided us with many challenges, but in the end, we were able to successfully hold three socially distanced ceremonies without any outbreaks of the COVID virus. Parents and students were very cooperative and it made for a wonderful day of celebrations for our students ...
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PVCSD Reopening Plan – Please Review

Reopening Plan: http://pvcsd.org/index.php/district/covid-19-school-closure/reopening-plan

Spanish: http://pvcsd.org/index.php/district/reopening-plan-spanish/

Reopening Presentation (overview of plan)

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

I am hopeful that this message finds the entire Putnam Valley community well and enjoying their summer.  Long before we ended what was certainly a very unsettling school year, plans were already underway to prepare for the reopening of school in the fall.  This work has continued throughout the summer, supported by the teachers, ...
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Summer Meal Information

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Putnam Valley School District families can access meals in neighboring school districts throughout the summer.  You do not need to sign up for any of these sites.

Peekskill locations:

Peekskill High School

1072 Elm Street

AND

Oakside Elementary School

200 Decatur Ave.

(Please check website for dates and times – updates will be posted soon)

  Brewster locations:

H. H ...
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Board of Education Meeting Thursday 7/2/20 -7pm Live Stream @pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education Reorganizational Meeting & Business Meeting of the Board of Education scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 2020, will be held virtually and will begin at 7:00 pm.  Board members will attend via the Zoom video conferencing service. Members of the public may also attend by clicking the live link on the school’s website, pvcsd.org. Members of the public will be able to ask questions during ...
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Please complete the Return to School 2020 Survey

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We hope you are all safe, healthy, and enjoying the start of summer.  Although this challenging school year has just come to an end, the Putnam Valley Central School District is closely focused on our future restart of schools in September.  Our Re-entry Task Force is preparing for multiple models of school instruction as we await further guidance from the New York State Department ...
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July 2020

Dear PVMS Families,

We hope you are enjoying a reprieve from schoolwork and are enjoying time with your families.  Please don’t forget to get outside and play and take a break from electronic devices.  This is one of the most well deserved summers on record.  Everyone is anxious to return to a sense of normalcy but there are still a lot of unanswered questions that we ...
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Weekly Word – June 28, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

And summer has arrived!  I want to thank you all so very much for all of your support and cooperation during this unique time in our schools.  Over the past few months, we have worked together as a learning community, modeled creativity and resilience for the children, and used our problem-solving skills and increased communication to learn and grow.  Thank you for playing such ...
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