Four snow days are built into the 2012-2013 school year. In the event that school is closed for inclement weather, school will be in session on these days in the following order: May 23rd, May 24th, April 1st, and March 25th.
All of these days are potential school days; therefore, activities that would preclude your child's attendance should not be scheduled before it has been determined that school will be closed. In the event of a school closing, an emergency, or a delayed opening, information will be available in these ways:
K12 Alerts automated telephone, Email and text messages - See information at right
Log on to the district website:www.pearlriver.org
Call any of the district's main phone lines. A message will be broadcast on the voice mail.
Log on to www.cancellations.com. Follow the directions on screen. Pearl River zip code is 10965.
Tune into these radio stations.
WRCR1300 AM; WHUD 100.7 FM; WFAS 1230 AM/103.9 FM
Turn on Channel 4, Channel 5, or Newschannel 12
Parent Teacher Conferences
In the elementary schools, formal conference days are held in November. Additionally, conferences may be held with an individual teacher, counselor, or groups of staff when appropriate, and may be requested by parents or school faculty. Parents of middle school students may request a teacher team conference through the guidance office.
Click HERE for guidelines
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act grants parents of students under 18 or eligible students (18 years or older) the right to review all official records, files, and data incorporated into a student's cumulative record folder. Students' records are confidential and will not be made available to persons other than parents or students without prior written consent except as permitted by law. These persons may request a hearing to challenge the contents of such records. Direct questions about this to the building principal
Orangetown Substance Abuse Hotline
1 (800) 838-DARE (3273)
To report concerns about underage use of alcohol and drugs anonymously.
PRSD utilizes K12 Alerts, an automated telephone, Email and text message service, to inform you of school emergency and other important notifications.
The service has two components: telephone calls and Email/text messages. We use each of them differently and you need to give us your contact information for them differently. While you may choose to enroll in either or both, we strongly encourage you to participate in both.
This feature allows us to send a pre-recorded message across the entire district within approximately 10 minutes. If no one answers the phone, the system will leave the message as a voicemail.
We use this feature for EMERGENCY SITUATIONS only. Examples might be a school closing or early dismissal, a medical emergency, a gas leak, etc.
K12 Alerts allows for UP TO FOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS PER EACH STUDENT.
Click here to access the form you need to register your phone numbers. This form should be returned to the school office your child attends..
Email Message and Text Messages
This feature allows us to send Email messages and text messages to an unlimited number of addresses/numbers. We use this feature for all of the emergency situations for which we place the telephone calls described above.
WE ALSO SEND MESSAGES on important district issues such as sex offender notifications, significant calendar changes, Parent University programs, budget vote and school board candidate election information, etc.
Parents designate the Email addresses and text-to-phone numbers for this service through your online profile. You must self-register to receive email alerts. Click on the K-12 logo above to set up your profile.
If you have not already done so, please enter your contact information on-line and complete and return the telephone contact form so that we can add you to our K12 Alerts listings.