Welcome Back (1)

Welcome Back!
Graphic: The words "Welcome Back" in gold, on a green backgroundBelow is a letter from Principal Puccio, welcoming back students for the 2023-2024 school year and providing families with important information.

August 21, 2023

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

We hope you all had a relaxing summer and are looking forward to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Pascack Valley High School opens its doors to all students on Thursday, August 31st. Our staff worked tirelessly throughout the summer to prepare the building, anticipating your arrival. We know that you are eager to see your schedule, and we want to inform you that they will be available during this week on Genesis Parent AccessSince our schedule consists of a five-day rotation, we have provided you with an Excel file to download and input your schedule. Please note that our rotation days will begin on Tuesday, September 5th.

We will continue to utilize the front entrance as our entry point into the building, and the front doors will be locked as soon as the school day begins. Similar to last year, we will limit the number of unscheduled visitors and utilize two bins outside the front entrance for items such as lunches, laptops, athletic equipment, etc. The bins will be brought into the building each day at the beginning of our unit lunch period (11:02 am) for students to obtain their items. 

Our summer was jam-packed with exciting projects and upgrades taking place. The upgrades include additional cameras to our surveillance system, a facelift to the cafeteria that included a new floor and coat of paint, a jump-seat project installed in the corridor outside the small gymnasium, upgrades to the turf field, and the relocation of our Wellness Center.  


Many of you have a Pascack Period built into your schedule. During Pascack Period, you can catch up on homework, study, visit your counselor, etc. Similar to last school year, we will continue to allow all students the opportunity to arrive to school late (8:40 on a Monday's schedule and 8:55 on rotation days) if their day starts with Pascack Period. Students can leave early (2:08 on a Monday's schedule and 1:53 on rotation days) if their day ends with Pascack Period. 

As a senior privilege, 12th-grade students can leave campus for lunch with parent/guardian permission. We will continue to allow seniors to leave campus during the school day when they have Pascack Period. Please know that in inclement weather, privileges may be temporarily suspended for safety concerns.

Please don't hesitate to contact your guidance counselor if you have any questions or concerns regarding your schedule. I cannot express how excited I am to welcome you back to Valley. Until then, I hope you enjoy the final week of summer break.

With PV Pride,

John Puccio, Jr.

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