Dear PVMS Families,

We have made it to June and the last month of the 2020-2021 school year.  It has been a very unique year to say the least.  Our students and families have persevered through hybrid instruction, fully remote instruction, and quarantine.  Thank you for adapting to the ever changing demands of this school year and partnering with us to provide the best education possible for our students.

We have noticed a rise in racial slurs and hate speech throughout our student population.  It is important that we come together as a community and celebrate our diversity. We denounce all acts of racism and discrimination. Putnam Valley embraces our diverse community and the commonalities that connect us as human beings.  As educators and leaders, our goals are to ensure schools and communities are safe places for all children of all races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.  Staff will continue to develop and implement a culturally responsive curriculum that focuses on social justice and rest assured, we are invested in positive change that will impact all.   We will continue to work through the remainder of the school year and over the summer to ensure our curriculum and programs continue to educate students around cultural awareness and equity.

Please note that we are still planning our 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony. There are a few options available to us as we abide by the CDC guidelines and we want to allow families to attend the event.  Plans will be finalized and communicated in early June. Thank you for your patience.

The weekend of June 4th and 5th we will be recording our production of Mary Poppins Jr. It is scheduled to air the following weekend June 11th and June 12th.  Our students have been working hard on this show for the past 8 months. Your support is greatly appreciated! Please consider buying a ticket to stream it from the comfort of your home! Check out the flyer for more information!

Wednesday, June 9th – NYS Grade 8 Science Written Exam

Friday, June 18th – PVMS Staff vs 8th Grade Students Volleyball Game @1:45 PM – Students participating will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian at 2:30 PM.

Monday, June 21st – Yearbook Distribution –  The “Yearbook Order Center” closes on Saturday, May 29th, so be sure to reserve your copy as there will only be a limited number of extra copies when they arrive in June. Visit and enter school code, 13029.  If you have any questions or concerns, direct them to Mrs. Trchala (

Tuesday, June 22nd – 8th Grade Trip to Town Park

Wednesday, June 23rd – Algebra I Regents – Morning

Wednesday, June 23rd – Last Full Day of School

Thursday, June 24th – Half Day – Dismissal around 11:00AM – Last Day of School for Students!

Friday, June 25th – Report Cards and iReady Reports Mailed Home

This summer will be a time of reflection and preparation for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  We are hopeful that next year will be a return to 100% full in person instruction for all.  This year has taught us to value the time we have with our families and loved ones.  Putnam Valley is a special place and our middle school community values the partnership we have with all families.  We want to wish you a safe, healthy, and restful summer with your children.


Mr. Travis W. McCarty
Dr. Letitia Payne