COVID-19 School Closure

PV Schools REMOTE ONLY Tomorrow, Thursday 11/19/20

Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

We were notified this evening that an employee of the school district’s contracted bus company has tested positive for the COVID virus. After speaking with the Department of Health, we have determined that all schools must operate in remote only status tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, to provide the district time to identify any potential contacts of the positive individual.  An update will ...
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PVHS Update 11/13/20

Dear Putnam Valley Families,

It’s been exactly seven months since we started online learning March 13th of last year. Thankfully, the warm weather this fall has provided our teachers and students with many opportunities to go outside and enjoy the fresh air during the school day. We are hoping the temperatures will continue to be warm and give us the flexibility we need during this time of social ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – Microcluster information/Putnam County

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

I am so proud of what the students, staff, and families have been able to accomplish these last several weeks. Our students are resilient, our staff is dedicated and I am grateful for the “normal” moments we are sharing as an educational community.  If you can find the time, I would encourage you to watch last Thursday’s Board of Education meeting to learn how ...
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Weekly Word – November 15, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend, and that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy!  We are all hearing of rising virus numbers in our county and state, and this is concerning to all of us.  Our school district will be communicating clearly and openly with you if our school schedule and instructional plan will be affected by health ...
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Board of Education Meeting Thursday 11/12/20 -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, November 12, at 7:00 pm in the High School Performing Arts Center. The meeting will open with a Public Hearing to receive comments on updates to the Code Of Conduct http://pvcsd.org/index.php/district/revised-code-of-conduct/. Any community member wishing to attend in person will be required to wear a mask and fill out a health questionnaire. Members of ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – COVID Notice – No Tracing Needed

Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

We were notified late last evening that a student at Putnam Valley Middle School tested positive for the COVID virus. After speaking with the Department of Health, we were able to determine that contact tracing will not impact students or staff at PVMS.

Yesterday was obviously a tough day for both Putnam Valley and Putnam County.  While the district was notified of ...
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November 10, 2020

Dear PVHS Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Thank you for your patience as we partner together to make hybrid learning successful for students. Our entire staff is working hard to provide the best possible experience for students during these unprecedented and challenging times.

On Wednesday, November 11th, our schools, and offices are closed to commemorate Veterans Day to recognize all those who have served our nation in war ...
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Msg. fro Dr. Luft – COVID Notification – No Tracing Needed

November 9, 2020

Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

Today, the District was notified that two individuals within the District have tested positive for COVID-19. The first case involves a student from Putnam Valley Middle School who tested positive. The student has not been in attendance at Putnam Valley Middle School since October 30 and was not symptomatic when last present in the building.  While the Department ...
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11/6/20 Msg. from Dr. Luft

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Please enjoy this beautiful weekend and take a few minutes to read the following updates:

Remote Only Learners:  The Putnam Valley School District will be sharing a new survey with those families who are currently participating in remote only instruction requesting those families to make a commitment to a learning model (remote or in-person) for the next few months. There will be another ...
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November 2020

Dear PVMS Families,

 The month of November is always a time to be thankful for all that we have and to be thoughtful and empathetic with the way we approach any situation.  Last week we recognized Red Ribbon Week by watching a 53 minute video on Ryan’s Story.  We hope that you can have conversations with your children around the impact words can have on anyone’s life.  ...
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Weekly Word – October 30, 2020

Dear PVES Families,

We are having a festive day here at PVES, with lots of orange, black, and purple clothing!  Our students bring the joy to every day, and although Halloween is a bit different this year, we are having a healthy and happy day here. Thank you all for your support and cooperation with all we are doing in the best interests of the children!

The ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – COVID Notice – No Tracing Needed

Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

Today, the District was notified that an individual has tested positive for COVID-19.  We are working with the Putnam County Department of Health who has determined through case investigation that the individual was not infectious when last in the building and there is no need to conduct contact tracing.  The individual has not been in attendance at Putnam Valley High School since ...
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Msg. From Dr. Luft – COVID Notice

Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

Today, the District was notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.  This student was last in attendance at Putnam Valley Elementary School on Friday, October 16.  Due to the date of symptom onset, we anticipate the Department of Health will still conduct their contact tracing back to the date when the student was last in school.  As required by law, ...
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Weekly Word – October 23, 2020

Dear PVES,

As we head into the last week of October, we continue to be amazed at the wonderful teaching and learning that is going on in our school each and every day.  Thank you again to our supportive parents, our dedicated faculty, and to our incredible PVES students who are making our school year so successful.  We are off to such a great start to this ...
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Board of Education Meeting Thursday 10/22/20 -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, October 22, at 7:00 pm in the High School Performing Arts Center. 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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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!

Thank you to ...
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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 filled 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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