District News

  • Pirate Polar Plunge & T-Shirts! 3-5-23

    16th Annual Penguin Polar Plunge
    Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Memorial Park, 3 Piermont Avenue, Nyack

    Join the Pearl River School District Teachers on the Pearl River Pirates’ Team!

    Take a memorable dip in the icy waters of the Hudson River while raising money for seriously ill children, including Evans Park student Mae Cunningham (daughter of PRHS teacher Brendan Cunningham).  Can’t make the event?  Donations are also accepted!  See the flyer for more details:  16th Annual Polar Plunge

    Pirate Polar Plunge T-Shirts - “Take the Plunge for Mae”

    Take the Plunge for Mae!  Show your Pirate Pride by ordering a Pirate Polar Plunge T-shirt – all proceeds go to support Mae Cunningham’s recovery. Orders must be received by Friday, February 3rd.  Donations also accepted!  See the flyer for more details:  Pirate Plunge T-Shirts

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  • Universal Pre-K for 2023-24

    The Pearl River School District is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year for Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

    Eligible families are those who live in the Pearl River School District and have children who will be four years old by December 1, 2023 (your child must have been born between December 1, 2018 and December 1, 2019).   All applications are due by February 28, 2023.

    For more information and how to apply, visit our webpage: Universal Pre-K

    Email any question to:  upk@pearlriver.org

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2023-24

    The Pearl River School District has opened online registration for incoming kindergarteners for the 2023-24 school year.  Kindergarten screening will take place in May. Please click the following link for more information:  2023-24 Kindergarten Registration

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  • False News Report 1-12-23

    January 12, 2023

    Dear Pearl River School District Families, 

    Earlier today, I received information that local media outlets were broadcasting false news stories mentioning the Pearl River School District. Specifically, reporter Sean Adams of WCBS News Radio 880, and 1010 WINS falsely reported that three incidents of anti-LGBTQ+ acts were committed this school year in our high school and are under investigation by Orangetown Police. This unwarranted mention of Pearl River High School was part of the reporter's "morning drive" coverage of this week's disturbing incident of hate-fueled vandalism targeting the Pride Center in Nyack. 

    As a result of this inexcusable incident, we have taken the following steps:

    • The district contacted WCBS/WINS radio to demand a correction - including the removal of any mention of the Pearl River School District in the story about vandalism at Nyack's Pride Center. 
    • The district demanded an on-air apology on both WCBS and WINS.

    I cannot convey to you how disappointing this false reporting incident is. But, times of trial are the times that forge strong community bonds. I am confident that this will be a powerful example of exactly that - helping our students, staff and families to persevere through all unforeseen challenges.

    Dr. Marco Pochintesta
    Superintendent of Schools 
    Pearl River School District 

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  • 2022-23 School-Aged Childcare for PRSD Elementary Students

    The Rockland County YMCA announces Open Registration for school-aged childcare serving Pearl River School District students for the 2022-23 school year.

    Before- and after-school childcare services will be provided for all three elementary schools at Franklin Avenue Elementary.  Students attending Evans Park Elementary and Lincoln Avenue Elementary will be transported to their respective schools in the morning and transported to Franklin Avenue Elementary in the afternoon.  Registration is on a first-come first served basis with priority given to children needing  care five days a week.

    Please visit the Rockland County YMCA’s website for additional information and how to register.

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  • New 988 Three-Digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number

    988 is the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) available nationwide. This number serves as a direct connection to caring support for anyone in mental health distress. This may include thoughts of suicide, substance use crisis and/or emotional distress. 988 is a free service available to any and everyone. By contacting 988 by chat, text or phone, individuals will be connected to a trained crisis counselor. Interpretation services are available in over 150 languages.

    Pearl River School District aims to ensure that our school community is informed of the resources available to anyone who is in need of an immediate connection to highly-trained, local crisis counselors that provide emotional support and assistance for behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention, as well as connections to services in the community for needed support and recovery. To access additional information, visit https://988lifeline.org/.
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  • Highlights From Our Schools

    Pearl River School District's Facebook page regularly highlights the accomplishments of our students and student athletes along with details and photos from monthly events.  Check it out regularly:  PRSD Highlights

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District Communication

Pearl River School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to communicate important broadcasts such as school closings or other emergency situations by phone, email and text messages to families in the District .  PRSD also uses this system to send emails and texts pertaining to general district and school information and events. 

Parents & Guardians: 
Parents are automatically enrolled to receive phone calls and emails using their contact data in their eSD Parent Portal account.  For text messages, reply 'Y' to verification that you will receive. The majority of our communications are through email.  Please login to your Parent Portal account to ensure all of your contact information is accurate.  Please contact your child(ren)'s school(s) if you require any changes.  

Community members can subscribe to receive email and text messages from the District by using the following link:  https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/pearlriver/subscriber.
These individuals must also reply 'Y' from their cell phone to SchoolMessenger's verification message in order to opt-in to receive texts. Please note, however, that most communication from PRSD is via email.

Please refer to our Staying Informed page for more information.

If you have a question or issue regarding SchoolMessenger, such as not receiving emails, contact our Community Services Office at 845-620-3918 or muthigm@pearlriver.org.