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Invite to Listening Hour – Tuesday 6/22/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

I will be hosting a Superintendent’s Listening Hour next Tuesday, June 22, at 7:00 pm in the High School Library. As this school year comes to a close, I look forward to the opportunity to connect in person. Guests will be asked to complete a visitor health screening upon arrival and abide by NY State Department of Health guidance, unvaccinated individuals will be ...
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Mask Update – Optional while outdoors

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

In light of recently updated guidance provided by the New York State Department of Health and after consultation with members of the Putnam Valley Reopening Task Force, mask use while outdoors will now be optional.  Masks are still required inside of the buildings and on the school buses.

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools


EARLIER MESSAGES

6/6/21 – Additional Mask ...
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Weekly Update from Dr. Luft – 6/4/21 – Welcome our Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Here are the weekly updates and important reminders:

Director of Curriculum & Instruction:  I am pleased to announce that the Board of Education appointed Jacqueline Levine as Putnam Valley’s next Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  Ms. Levine joins us from Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES where she currently serves as the Coordinator of School Leadership.  Ms. Levine has also worked as the Coordinator of ...
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Board of Ed Meeting Tonight, June 3, 7 pm – Live Stream pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold their regularly scheduled Business Meeting, today, Thursday, June 3, at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria.

Board of Education meetings are open to the public. 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 ...
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Weekly Msg. from Dr. Luft – 5/28/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

It’s hard to believe we are beginning the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.

I am happy to report that we did not have any cases of COVID-19 this week. Thank you for continuing to follow the guidance and for continuing to complete the daily health screenings.

Thank You Card

I had the privilege of reading to Mrs. Gallello’s class for the ...
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Weekly Update 5/21/21 – Msg. from Dr. Luft

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Here are the weekly updates and important reminders:

School Budget Vote: The 2021-2022 School Budget passed (430 – 309), I would like to thank all of the members of the Putnam Valley community that came out and supported our school budget.  I’m hopeful that through renewed parental engagement opportunities next school year that we will see an increase in voter turnout next year.  ...
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PVHS Updates: May 17- May 21

Dear PVHS Parents,

We hope you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend! The year is starting to wind down but before it does, we have a lot of business on the table. First and foremost, this Friday is the midpoint of the 4th quarter. Course comments will be posted by 10 am on Tuesday, May 25th. If your child is in danger of failing the year, please ...
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Weekly Update – 5/14/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Here are the weekly updates and important reminders:

School Budget Vote: Please remember to get out and vote on Tuesday, May 18.  Voting will take place from 6 am to 9 pm at Putnam Valley Elementary School.  Please visit our website www.pvcsd.org for more detailed budget information.  Please see some of our budget highlights below:

Proposed budget:

PVHS Parents and Guardians: Regents Info and June Calendar

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This has been a school year like no other! Due to interrupted learning throughout the past year, The New York State Education Department has given schools flexibility regarding the administration of Regents exams. As a result, PVHS will be offering Regents exams in English, Living Environment, Algebra I and Earth Science for this June to any student who wishes to take them. All ...
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Weekly Update 5/7/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

I’m hopeful that everyone will be able to enjoy this sunny Friday afternoon. I would also like to extend Happy Mother’s Day wishes to all the moms out there, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Teacher Appreciation Week:  Teacher appreciation week takes on a new meaning this year.  In many ways, we asked our teachers to do the “impossible” and yet they ...
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Board of Ed Meeting Tonight 7PM – Final Budget Hearing – Live Stream

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold the Final Budget Hearing and their regularly scheduled Business Meeting, today, Tuesday, May 4, at 7:00 pm in the High School Performing Arts Center.

The School Budget Vote will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 6 am to 9 pm at the Putnam Valley Elementary School.  Please note, voting will be done in person this year.  Absentee ballots can ...
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May 2021

MayDear PVMS Families,

May is here and we are starting to see flowers bloom, warmer temperatures, and daylight extended into the evening.  You will see our students have many opportunities to grow as well.   Please join us in finishing strong over these last two months of school.  Children will be busy with activities outside of school, but this reminds us to stay on schedule and focus ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – Weekly Update 4/30/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Vaccinations:  Vaccination continues to be the most effective way to protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus.  Vaccination appointments are currently widely available, and individuals 16 and older may now receive walk-in appointments at NYS run vaccination clinics. The Putnam County Department of Health vaccination clinics often have available time slots for anyone 18 years or older. https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Hiring Committee, Director of Curriculum & ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – 4/23/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

Despite the periodic snow flurries over the past few days, I have been promised that spring has actually arrived.  The energy within the buildings continues to build as additional students return and the weather improves.

COVID Update:  At the same time, we continue to see a rise in positive cases within our High School.  It is evident that the current variant of COVID-19 ...
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Msg. from Dr. Luft – Updated Guidance

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

We continue to review the newly released NYSDOH guidance and will adjust accordingly to remain in compliance.  In the meantime, our plan is to stay the course as we review the updated guidance with our school attorney, the Putnam County Department of Health, and our school physician.

Updated New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Guidance can be found here:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Pre-K_to_Grade_12_Schools_MasterGuidance.pdf

Some of ...
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Weekly Word – April 9, 2021

Dear PVES Families,

Happy Friday! I hope that you all enjoyed a healthy and relaxing spring break with your families, and that this last stretch of the school year has started off smoothly for all of you.  We are so happy to welcome back many of our remote students to in-school learning this week, and we continue to engage all of our students (both in school and ...
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Board of Education Meeting Tomorrow, Thursday 4/8/21 – 7pm Live Stream @pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold their regularly scheduled meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 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 ...
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April 6, 2021

Dear PVMS Families,

April is upon us and we are hoping that you were able to enjoy your Spring Break.  Warmer weather is in our future and sports and other activities have slowly started to open back up.  With that being said, we must stay focused on our goals and continue to work hard as some students develop “Spring Fever” and, recognizably, have busy lives outside of ...
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April 5, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

It’s been one whole year since we left school last spring for remote learning, and it is with a happy heart that we welcome a majority of our students back into the building this April! When students return from Spring Break this Tuesday, April 6th, the schedule will be an EVEN (2,4,6,8 A day).

The weather is expected to be very nice this week! As ...
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Weekly Update – Message from Dr. Luft 3/26/21

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

After successfully implementing our first phase of our spring re-entry plan, we have turned our attention to welcoming back many of our all-remote learners beginning on Tuesday, April 6. Our schools will be closed Monday, March 29, through Monday, April 5.

CDC and NYSDOH Guidance:  We are aware that the CDC has released updated guidance related to the reopening of schools with 3 ...
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Weekly Word – March 26, 2021

Dear PVES Families,

Happy spring break! We have all put so much effort into such a challenging but successful school year, and I know we are all looking forward to a fun and relaxing week before we give more great effort into the final quarter.  Spring break begins on Monday, March 29th, and continues until Monday, April 5th.  We look forward to welcoming back all of our ...
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March 22, 2021

Dear Parents,

It has lifted everyone’s spirits to have many of the students return from remote learning. We look forward to April 6th when we have even more students in the building. On Tuesday, March 23rd, our counselors, Ms. Frye, Ms. Wayne, and Ms. Morales will be presenting on “Strategies to Help Students Return to School” at 6:30 pm through Google Meet (LINK). This is open to ...
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Board of Education Meeting Tonight, Thursday 3/18/21 – 7pm Live Stream @pvcsd.org

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold their regularly scheduled meeting, tonight, Thursday, March 18, 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 ...
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Weekly Word – March 18, 2021

Dear PVES Families,

And spring will be here! Thank you all for your wonderful efforts this week. Our students are working so hard, and we had so much fun wearing the color green and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day yesterday! Thank you to Mrs. Odell for arranging to have a wonderful bagpiper perform for our students as they walked in from the buses yesterday morning! At PVES, there ...
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Inside Putnam Valley – Episode 51

In this episode of Inside Putnam Valley, host Eric Gross and Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Luft discuss the budget, athletics and the opening of the new Health & Wellness Center at the High School, all the hard work the IB students are doing and congratulate Emma Silverman and Alliyah Steele who are both semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Eric Gross also interviews Gerard Micera, ...
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March 14, 2021

Dear PVES Families,

I hope that you are enjoying a restful weekend, even though we all lost one hour of sleep! The extra hour of daylight after school will be nice for the children, but please be sure to plan for an earlier bedtime tonight.  This adjustment in clocks can throw us all off for a few days!

Our students are doing a wonderful job in school ...
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Important: Return to In-Person Learning Survey

Dear Families:

I hope you have all had a chance to read my update sent on Friday afternoon.  (March 5 message)
Using a two-phase re-entry approach, we are looking forward to welcoming more students back into our buildings.

Hybrid/In-person Learners:

It is anticipated that all hybrid/in-person learners will attend in-person classes 4 days a week beginning March 16, and 5 days a week beginning April 6. If ...
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March 9, 2020

Dear PVHS Parents and Guardians,

As a follow-up to Dr. Luft’s announcement on the continued re-opening of school, we are looking forward to more students in the building on a regular basis. On March 16th, all students who are currently enrolled as “Hybrid” students will attend school four days a week. Beginning on April 6th, the high school will eliminate the remote Monday-four day a week schedule ...
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Weekly Word – March 6, 2021

Dear PVES Families,

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend, with warmer days on the way! The productive month of March is off to a wonderful start at PVES, and I am so excited that our students have all reached their 100th Day of School for this year! Thank you to our entire faculty and staff, custodians, bus drivers, and to our wonderful PVES families for ...
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Update on In-Person Learning

Dear Putnam Valley Community,

For several weeks, we have had internal conversations regarding the possibility of safely bringing additional students back into our buildings each day.  This work has been accelerated over the past few weeks as local and state authorities have started to provide the flexibility and encouragement for school districts to take this next step.

As we considered what our next steps may look like, ...
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PVHS Seniors Helping Seniors to facilitate the COVID vaccine process

Dear Putnam Valley Community,

Our 12th-grade students are partnering with the Putnam County Department of Health to facilitate the vaccination process for seniors 65 and older in Putnam County. As you may be aware, the sign-up process for vaccinations is challenging, especially for those who may not be as adept at technology. Therefore, our students would like to help any senior citizen in Putnam County who still ...
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March 2021

Dear PVMS Families,

It was almost one year ago that our lives changed forever. I still remember being notified that the COVID-19 virus was spreading rapidly and there was a possibility that we may be shut down for an extended period of time. I don’t think anyone could have predicted how the end of the 2020 school year would have ended. Fast forward to March 2021 and ...
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February 25, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Now that we are in the 2nd semester and headed towards spring testing, Mr. Mello and I would like to take this opportunity and update you on the Advanced Placement exams for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, and the end-year process for the International Baccalaureate Program for seniors.

AP Courses
The AP exams will be given ​electronically​ during SESSION ...
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