Letter from Superintendent Rydell

Letter from Superintendent Rydell

Dear Port Jervis Learning Community,


Earlier today an elementary student made comments that resulted in administration and police involvement.  After an investigation, the comments were quickly determined to be of no actual threat.  The situation prompted our decision to send this notification home for several reasons:


  • To communicate that this event occurred.
  • To ask you to speak with your child about comments that can elicit fear or threats of violence and the consequences that actions like these can have.
  • To reassure you that the PJCSD’s commitment to school safety is of the utmost importance to all stakeholders.


Please contact your child’s Building Principal if you have any questions or concerns.  




Mike Rydell

Superintendent of Schools