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  • Principal's Message

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the last few days of summer. On behalf of the Mon Valley Staff, we are ecstatic for you and your child to become part of the Mon Valley family. We look forward to starting the journey together this year. 

    Dowell We have spent the last two school years open for in-person instruction but have had to shut down several times during this span for COVID-related issues. We are optimistic that we can remain open for in-person instruction for the entire school year. We will continue to closely watch the data from the Allegheny Department of Health and modify if needed. However, we plan to have as typical a school year as possible. All students will have access to the cafeteria for lunch and breakfast. We will fully reinstate Community Based Instruction field trips and we will continue to monitor for the spread of COVID while keeping students in a traditional school environment as much as possible. 

    The primary goal of any school is to help students grow academically. We certainly concentrate on this, but also cultivate the social, emotional and moral learning that everybody needs to succeed in today’s society. These areas represent the bedrock of making each student as independent as possible prior to graduation. We have found that when we match students who have an interest and passion in one of our programs with caring, highly skilled and knowledgeable staff – GREAT THINGS HAPPEN! Whether you are looking at Mon Valley School for fulltime or vocational placements, we strive to help students find a passion and joy in whatever they would like to pursue. We look forward to seeing all the students on Aug. 30 and the entire family on Sept. 27 for Open House. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 412 394-7343.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Richard Dowell