Final Eblast from the Head of Upper School, 5/30

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.”
- Lucias Annaeus Seneca

Dear Upper School families,

It is hard to believe that we are entering the final week of the school year. Even after 23 years as an educator, I am still filled with conflicting feelings of accomplishment and sadness. I am incredibly proud of the resilience of our students, the dedication of my colleagues, and the support of PVS families that I have witnessed throughout the year. I will also genuinely miss teaching and learning from a knowledgeable, compassionate, and engaged group of seniors I know will make the world a better place.

Finally, as we end the academic school year, I also want to thank the PVS community (students, parents, administrators, faculty, and staff) for being so supportive as I transitioned into a new role. Please know that I value all of you and look forward to new beginnings at PVS.

Clothing Drive
PVS is working with the Refugee Health Alliance to help children at the US-Mexico border. They are in desperate need of spring and summer clothing, especially sizes infant to 3T. Please drop off any donations to the Upper School front office. The drive ends on Tuesday, June 1.

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 3, is the last day of school and early dismissal. Students will begin the day with their End of Year Awards ceremony, followed by a final Nest competition. Once we’ve determined the Best of the Nest, we will enjoy a special lunch of pizza and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream provided by our outstanding Parent Association. Students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

The Class of 2021

  • Connor Josberger has been accepted to Marymount California University.

  • Our Commencement Ceremony is on Friday, June 4, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Admin Circle (the area in front of the MS Building).

  • Commencement Rehearsal will take place on Thursday, June 3, beginning at 6:30 pm. All graduates must attend this rehearsal.

  • Senior Sunset will occur on Thursday, June 3, from 7:45 - 8:00 pm (sunset at 7:53).

Yearbooks are still available and must be purchased in the MS office. The cost is $70. Fewer than 30 yearbooks remain, so get yours before they are sold out!

Next Year’s Schedule
Here is a link to our 2021-2022 Schedule.

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, June 2

  • CSF Sealbearer Celebration, US Courtyard, 6:30-8 pm

Thursday, June 3

  • Last Day of School, Minimum Day, 12:45 pm dismissal.

  • End of the Year Awards Ceremony, Amphitheater, beginning at 8:50 am.

  • Commencement Rehearsal for seniors, US/Admin Circle, starting at 6:30 pm.

  • Senior Sunset, 7:45-8:00 pm.

Friday, June 4

  • Commencement Ceremony, Admin Circle, starting at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 11

  • First Day of School


Mr. Steve Coffey

Interim Head of Upper School