PV Schools

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 Regional Literacy and Teacher Center Services and a classroom teacher.

Ms. Levine has an extensive background in educational leadership and professional development.  In fact, Ms. Levine has previously provided high quality professional development within Putnam Valley Elementary School.  Ms. Levine works closely with educational leaders throughout the region; she facilitates several professional networks, plans and implements professional learning opportunities, and has an extensive network of educational professionals.

Ms. Levine emerged from a pool of over 70 candidates and demonstrated a high level of professional knowledge throughout the interview process. Ms. Levine is known to have a tremendous work ethic, is a skilled collaborator, and a talented professional developer.  Ms. Levine is currently a doctoral student at Manhattanville College where she is studying the development of executive functioning skills in teacher preparation programs. Please join me in welcoming Jackie into the Putnam Valley School Community.

Director of Physical Education, Athletics, and Health Services:  We have concluded our screening interviews and four finalists are scheduled to move forward to the next phase of the interview process.

Updated End of Year Celebrations:

Putnam Valley High School Commencement – June 18, 7pm on the High School Turf
Putnam Valley Middle School Moving Up Ceremony – June 17, 11am on the High School Turf
Putnam Valley Elementary School Moving Up Ceremony – June 23, Elementary School Auditorium (times vary by class)

Positive Cases: There were no cases of COVID-19 this week.  The 7-day county positivity rate is currently .6%.  To date, 58% of eligible Putnam County residents have been vaccinated, 70% of individuals over the age of 18.

Reminder:  School Calendar Change:

  • Thursday, June 24:  ½ day for ES and MS students, HS students are in their Regents Week – last day of testing.
  • Friday, June 25:  No school for ES and MS students, Rating Day for the HS.

Link to 2020-2021 calendar here

Link to 2021-2022 calendar here

​Yesterday, some of our Middle School students planted trees that, with the help of their teachers, they grew from seeds. These trees are dedicated to the middle school as these students move on to the high school and it is evident that they are leaving a lasting impact in more ways than one. Dr. Lussier shared, “These young adults have worked so hard and are an incredible source of inspiration. We know that they will do great things and continue to inspire as they have inspired us.”  I completely agree.


You can find more pictures at Putnam Valley CSD on Facebook, Twitter and PVCSD Instagram.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools