Dear Putnam Valley Community,
The Putnam Valley School District once again recognized the many first responders that live and/or serve within our community through a series of special events, including a First Responders Classroom Visit at PVES and an Apparatus Showcase at PVMS. We know that many members of our community serve in these critical fields, either as a volunteer or as a professional; we are a community of first responders. If you are a medical professional, a member of law enforcement or the fire services, in the military, or serve in any other role as a first responder, please consider participating in our event this Friday at PVHS during our football game, beginning at 5:30pm
It is truly an exciting time here in Putnam Valley! As we shared during our last board meeting, the Garrison Union Free School District is considering offering Putnam Valley High School as an option for their students. Garrison UFSD currently serves students in Grades K-8 and has for many years allowed their students to choose between O’Neil High School in Highland Falls and Haldane High School in Cold Spring; Putnam Valley High School would become a third option.
In recent weeks, two separate groups of board members from Garrison have visited Putnam Valley High School. During a recent public discussion of the potential partnership, one member of the Garrison Board of Education used the following to describe Putnam Valley: “If I were writing a story about high schools for The NY Times Magazine, I’d do a story about Putnam Valley. It is an extraordinary place, and they are doing things there that I don’t think are being done in most high schools…” These words are wonderful to hear and are a testament to the hard work of our teachers, staff, and administration; with the support of our board of education and community. Putnam Valley has become a school district that others are watching and taking note of all the great things that we are doing on behalf of our students every day.
It continues to be an honor to serve the Putnam Valley School District and the Putnam Valley Community. Thank you to our students, faculty, and families for continuing to make us proud every day!
Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools