PV Schools

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

It has certainly been a terrific start to the school year.  Our students continue to impress us inside and outside the classroom, teachers are implementing new and exciting instructional practices, and the many members of our support staff continue to ensure your child is healthy, safe, and cared for each and every day.

As you know, we are planning multiple events to recognize National First Responder Appreciation Day.  Putnam Valley has a proud history of supporting the many first responders who live in or serve our community.  Whether you serve in the ranks of our volunteer Fire Department or Ambulance Corps, or if you serve another community as a paid member of law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical, military, or any other health profession; your service is greatly appreciated by the entire Putnam Valley School Community.  It is my hope that all first responders, paid and volunteer, take advantage of one of the upcoming appreciation events scheduled at each of our buildings.  Please let us take a moment to acknowledge you and say thank you for all that you do each and every day.  Click here for details.

While we take this opportunity to thank those first responders who currently serve our community, we must acknowledge the horrific events that are currently unfolding in Israel and throughout the Gaza Strip.  Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the civilians and all of the first responders currently living in and working through unspeakable acts of violence.

Whether students have a direct connection to the region or are simply exposed through social media, we should recognize the emotional and psychological impact these incidents may have on our children.  Please do not hesitate to contact an administrator or clinical staff member if you feel that your child may need support.  We are here to help each and every child in our care, please don’t ever hesitate to reach out.

As a school community, we stand united to combat acts of violence and hate, near and far.  We remain committed to the social-emotional wellness of all our students and staff and stand ready to support those in need.  Let’s all look forward to a time free of senseless violence and a commitment to empathy, caring, and compassion.

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
​Superintendent of Schools

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