Putnam Valley Middle School

Dear PVMS Families,

We have entered the final stretch!  June is here and we have a full three weeks of instruction before our final day of school on Friday, June 19th.  We know that it has been a long road with distance learning and we appreciate your partnership.  Your collaboration has been essential and I want to thank you for everything that you have been able to do for your children during these remote times.  

The end of the year can be overwhelming but now is the time to stay organized and to check PowerSchool.  Reach out to teachers if you are noticing that your child is struggling to complete work or they don’t understand certain concepts.  It is imperative to do this before the end of the marking period.  We are hopeful that everyone can be successful especially in a time where final exams, Regents exams, and NYS assessments have been put on hold.  Please ensure that the next three weeks will be a time where your children complete work fully and put in their best effort possible so they are prepared for September.

 Key Calendar Events

 Friday, June 5th – Sunday, June 7th – 

Middle School Musical “The Addams Family” Dress Rehearsal Recordings will be available to view.  As you might know, we made recordings of our two dress rehearsals as a “just in case,” even though we had every hope and intention of putting on the show. Now that we know we will not be in school for the rest of the school year, we are planning on setting up a way for you to view these dress rehearsal recordings this coming weekend, June 5th.  The links will be available on June 5th and will be posted. Check back then!  

Collection of materials (Calculators, Novels, Textbooks, Etc.) 

*Not Laptops Yet

All middle school families will have the opportunity to drop off school materials and pick up student belongings in our high school parking lot.  Families should prepare a sign that they can hold up in their window with their child’s name on it.  Everyone should stay in cars while staff members help with the collection and distribution of materials.  This will help to ensure efficiency and safety with social distancing.  Please mark your calendar for the drop off/pick up times.

Monday, June 8th (Morning) – 8th Grade

Monday, June 8th (Afternoon) – 7th Grade

Monday, June 15th (Morning) – 6th Grade 

Monday, June 15th (Afternoon) – 5th Grade

We will collect based on last names and the following times.

8th grade on June 8th – Morning

A-F   8:00-9:00AM

G-O   9:00-10:00AM

P-Z  10:00-11:00AM

7th grade on June 8th – Afternoon

A-F   12:00-1:00PM

G-O   1:00-2:00PM

P-Z    2:00-3:00PM

6th grade on June 15th – Morning

A-F   8:00-9:00AM

G-O   9:00-10:00AM

P-Z  10:00-11:00AM

5th grade on June 15th – Afternoon

A-F   12:00-1:00PM

G-O   1:00-2:00PM

P-Z    2:00-3:00PM

Friday, June 19th @ 10:00AM – High School/Middle School Campus – 

PVMS 8th Grade Moving Up Parade – Families of 8th graders will be asked to enter the high school and middle school campus in their cars starting at 10:00AM and proceed slowly through the parking lot along the bus route lane and circle through and exit the campus while waving to staff members.  We want this to run as smoothly as possible and wish our eighth graders the best as they move on to 9th grade while finishing their middle school career.  We are requesting that all middle school staff members who elect to participate abide by social distancing and face-covering regulations.  Staff should park their car along the procession route and only exit their vehicle as the students pass.  Once the parade is over we ask that staff members return to their car and depart the campus.  

Friday, June 19th – Last Day of School

Collection of (Laptops Only)

All middle school families will have the opportunity to drop off laptops in our high school parking lot.  Families will stay in cars while staff members will collect a laptop from the trunks of cars.  Families should prepare a sign that they can hold up in their window with their child’s name on it.   This will help to ensure efficiency and safety with social distancing.  Please mark your calendar for the drop off  times.

Monday, June 22nd – 7th and 8th GradeMorning

8:00-11:00AM

Tuesday, June 23rd – 5th and 6th Grade – Morning

8:00-11:00AM

Wednesday, June 24th – 8th Grade Moving Up Video Release

Friday, June 26th – Report Cards and Moving Up Certificates Mailed Home

We wish you a safe, healthy, and restful summer with your family.

Sincerely,

Travis W. McCarty
Principal
Putnam Valley Middle School