PV Schools

Dear Putnam Valley Staff, Parents, and Community:

Just a short while ago I received official communication from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department about the tragic accident that took the life of a fifth grader at our middle school. The name of the student has not been released to the public as yet. We are heartbroken to learn that due to the storm we are experiencing now, a tree fell on his home and caused his death. We want to share our grief with his family. This terrible event shakes our sense of well-being and reminds us of the precious lives of our children and our vulnerability to forces of nature that are unfathomable.  We will be convening our District crisis team as soon as it is safe to travel, and will let the community know when other arrangements have been made. On Monday,  Putnam Valley counselors will be joined by members of the Regional Crisis Team to support our students, staff, parents and community members. It is very difficult to accept that this awful event has taken the life of a beautiful, innocent little boy.


Dr. Fran Wills