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PVCSD: Bridge Closure Continues

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The school district has been notified that the portion of Peekskill Hollow Road at Lovers Lane continues to be closed. This closure will impact our busing and we are asking everyone to be prepared for buses to arrive later than normal. Some students may be picked up by a smaller school vehicle.

In the afternoon, please know that delays with the middle and high school dismissal can impact the dismissal at our elementary school.

Thank you for your patience during morning pick up and afternoon drop off.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

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Bridge Closure on Thursday, 11/10 – MS/HS Dismissing 15 minutes early

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The school district has been notified that a portion of Peekskill Hollow Road (at Lovers Lane) will be closed on Thursday, November 10, and is scheduled to reopen by the morning of Monday, November 14. This closure will impact our busing on Thursday, November 10 (schools are closed Friday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day). In anticipation of these busing delays everyone should be prepared for buses to arrive later than normal and some students may be picked up by a smaller school vehicle. Please encourage your child to continue to wait at their bus stop, a bus will be on its way.

On the afternoon of Thursday, November 10, high school and middle school students will be dismissed 15 minutes early to allow for extra time to complete our afternoon bus runs without impacting our elementary school dismissal. Parents of elementary students should expect some delays during the afternoon bus run.

As mentioned above, we only expect this work to impact our school transportation for the one day. In the event the work continues longer than expected, students may again experience delays on Monday morning. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Take care,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent’s Listening Hour and BOE Meeting-Tomorrow, Thursday, 10/13 5:45 pm / 7pm

Dear Putnam Valley Families:

Please consider joining me for a Listening Hour on Thursday, October 13, in our High School library beginning at 5:45 pm. This meeting will be held just prior to our regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting and is an opportunity for us to get to know each other in a casual setting. The goal of the Listening Hour is to share perspectives on school issues and consider our opportunities and challenges. I hope you will join me.

The Board of Education meeting will be held in the High School cafeteria at 7:00 pm and the live stream link is available via our website, pvcsd.org.
Agenda topics include:

  • Middle School – Opening of Schools/IB MYP (International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program), Travis McCarty, Middle School Principal
  • 2022-23 Board of Education/District Goals

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

9/30/22 message

First Responder Appreciation Events 10/26 and 10/28

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

In honor of First Responder Appreciation Day 2022, the District will once again hold special events at each building and would appreciate the participation of our First Responder families and town residents. We are looking for all First Responders (volunteer and professional) – law enforcement, firefighters, medical professionals, military personnel, etc. If you are interested and available to attend any of these events, please complete the form below.

Putnam Valley Elementary School – First Responder Visit – Wednesday, October 26:  Spend 10 to 15 minutes with one or more of our classes and tell the students a little bit about your typical day, answer questions, and/or read a book about your work. (Arrival 9:15 am)

Putnam Valley Middle and High School – First Responder Equipment and Apparatus – Wednesday, October 26 : We are inviting local first responders to show off their gear to our High School and Middle School students during their lunch periods, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Community Event at Putnam Valley High School – Honoring our First Responders – Friday, October 28, 5:30 pm: We invite all first responders, living or working in Putnam Valley, to be recognized before our football game. Kickoff is at 6:00 pm.  We would like our first responders to lead the team down onto the field at approximately 5:30 pm and be recognized at the start of the game.  (Please arrive at 5:00 pm, arrive in uniform if possible)

All welcome! This is a great opportunity for our community to say THANK YOU.

Please Click Here to Access the Form

Thank you all for your service!

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

PVES early dismissal water

Good morning PVES families:

Putnam Valley Elementary School is experiencing a mechanical issue with the well pump that provides water to the building.  Due to the unavailability of bathroom facilities, we will have to dismiss the students at 10:30 am, today, Thursday, October 6, 2022.

For the purposes of planning for the early arrival of your child/ren, buses typically leave the Elementary School at 3:30.

We apologize for the inconvenience and anticipate that the repair will be completed today. If additional communication regarding tomorrow is necessary, we will be in touch later today.

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

Calendar Notes and District Forms

Dear Putnam Valley Families:

Please help us with some record-keeping and please mark your calendars with upcoming dates. Below you will find links to our media release form, our KI (Potassium Iodide) release form (as recommended by the NY State Education Department and NY State Department of Health), and communications regarding our school meal program.

Please read through this information and complete anything pertinent to your family, if you have not already done so.

Schools are closed Wednesday, October 5, in observance of Yom Kippur, and Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day.

Next Friday, October 7, our three schools will hold their Early Dismissal Evacuation Drill as required by the New York State Education Department.  Each school will dismiss 15 minutes earlier than their regular dismissal time (approximately 2:25 pm at the HS/MS and 3:05 pm at the Elementary School).  Please plan for the early arrival of your children.

Please consider joining me for a Listening Hour on Thursday, October 13, in our High School library beginning at 5:45 pm. This meeting will be held just prior to our regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting and is an opportunity for us to get to know each other in a casual setting. The goal of the Listening Hour is to share perspectives on school issues and consider our opportunities and challenges. I hope you will join me.

Below you will find links to information that can help you stay informed and connected throughout the year.

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

Please read and review:
Media Release Form
KI (Potassium Iodide) Letter
KI Parent Request to Withhold

School Meal Info:
including Free and Reduced Meal applications

Stay informed and connected:
Check and verify contact information in Power School
Visit our website: pvcsd.org
Monthly Event Calendar
Facebook @ Putnam Valley Central School District

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Msg. from Dr. Luft

Dear Putnam Valley Families:

As many of you know, members of the Putnam Valley community were involved in a serious car accident last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved.

It is to be expected that some students may be experiencing difficulty with this news and may express fear and anxiety at home. As a school community, we are dedicated to supporting our students and staff and our clinicians are available to provide support.  Please contact your child’s teacher or guidance counselor if you think our clinical team can be of assistance.

Putnam Valley is a caring and supportive community, and it is important to come together during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

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Board of Education Meeting – Tonight, September 22 – 7pm PVHS

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold their regularly scheduled Business Meeting, tonight, Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria.

Board of Education meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.  Meetings are also streamed live on our website at pvcsd.org.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/pvcsd/Board.nsf/Public

Agenda topics for tonight include:

  • ​External Auditors Report – O’Connor Davies for Fiscal Year Ending June 2021
  • Opening of Schools Report – Putnam Valley Elementary School: Dr. Podesta, Principal
  • ​ENL (English as a New Language): Ms.Levine, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Mr. Hogan Coordinator of ENL Services and Community Liaison
  • Superintendent’s Report

​Sincerely,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

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Message from Dr. Luft

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

I am writing to notify you that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has notified the school district regarding the deployment of Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) to its officers, including their School Resource Officers (SROs). This change is the result of the Policy Reform Act of 2020, which called for programs incorporating BWCs by law enforcement personnel.

Superintendents from around the region have reached out to the Sheriff to request additional information regarding the implementation and activation of these cameras. A statement regarding BWCs was issued by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and is attached to this letter.

It is our understanding that the BWCs are not recording or storing video until activated by the officer or in emergency scenarios when the camera is automatically activated. We will continue to seek additional information regarding the privacy concerns related to the activation of a BWC on school grounds.

Thank you,

Jeremy Luft

Superintendent of Schools

File attachments:
letter_school_super_re__body_camaras_09082022.pdf

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Board of Ed Meeting, September 8, 7 pm

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

The Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education will hold their regularly scheduled Business Meeting, tonight, Thursday, September 8, at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria.

Board of Education meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.  Meetings are also streamed live on our website at pvcsd.org.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/pvcsd/Board.nsf/Public

Agenda topics for tonight include:

  • Superintendent’s Report – 2022-23 Opening of Schools Report

​Sincerely,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools

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