Dear PVI Alumni,
Over the last two days, the PVI administration has been criticized for a decision that was made during a confidential session of the School Council.
As many of you know, all School Council decisions are confidential and follow a strict adherence to a student's right to privacy. I do not comment on current students or those who leave us for whatever reason and this includes graduates. The fact that I will not speak about students tells you that all PVI students are protected and should feel safe. Even the smallest indiscretion made by a student is protected under the privacy veil.
Unfortunately, not all parties involved feel the same way. They can say whatever they feel and I must remain silent or risk disclosing confidential information. This is especially difficult as the information being circulated is not accurate and has little resemblance to the actual event. If I were to refute specific inaccuracies in an article and/or blog I would be violating a student's privacy.
It is my hope that our alumni have learned many lessons as they have left us, two being not to believe everything they read (especially on the internet); and that there are always two sides to every story.
Every day I pray for the PVI community and this includes each and every one of you.
Mrs. Virginia D. Colwell
Paul VI Catholic High School
Phone: 703 352-0925, ext. 305