District News

  • Safety During Excessive Heat 6/18

    Dear Pearl River School District Community,

    With temperatures predicted to reach the mid and upper 90s from today (June 18) through Friday (June 21), and an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service, we are taking steps to keep all District students and staff both safe and comfortable. Our daily school schedules will remain unchanged, however, the heat will likely alter outdoor activities and events.

    Some steps and information in anticipation of the week’s hot weather include:

    Classrooms, offices and libraries are all AC equipped. Temperatures in spaces without air conditioning will be monitored, and students and staff will be moved from any space where the temperature becomes excessively hot. Bottle filling stations in school buildings are available for refilling water bottles as needed. Parents are encouraged to make sure students carry a refillable water bottle.


    The Pearl River Schools will follow guidance from NYSPHSAA’s Heat Index Procedure through the Athletic Department. All outdoor activities (PE and recess) will be canceled when the “real feel” temperature reaches 96 degrees. When the air temperature and heat index reach extreme levels, outdoor recess, events and activities may be modified, canceled, rescheduled or moved indoors.


    Most of our routes utilize air conditioned buses. Bus drivers will take steps and follow protocols to make buses as comfortable as possible given the weather conditions, including continuous use of air conditioning where available, as well as fans, open windows and roof hatches on buses without air conditioning.

    This link provides additional information on remaining safe during extreme hot weather. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.

    Marco Pochintesta, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

    Pearl River School District
  • Message From the Superintendent 5-29-24

    Please read the following letter from Superintendent of Schools Marco Pochintesta regarding the passing of Sue Pariot, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction.  Sue Pariot 5-29 

    Pearl River School District
  • COVID-19 At-Home Tests & CDC Guidelines

    Pearl River School District no longer has access to at-home test kits that we can supply to our parents. However, the federal government has made additional COVID tests available directly to families - please visit https://www.covid.gov/tests for more details. There are also CDC Guidelines posted for those individuals who are sick with COVID or are suffering with COVID-like symptoms.

    Pearl River School District
  • 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. Please note the majority of our communications are through email.

Parents & Guardians: 
Parents are automatically enrolled to receive phone calls and emails using their contact data in their eSD Parent Portal account. To receive text messages, parents must reply 'Y' from their cell phone to SchoolMessenger's initial verification message in order to opt-in to receive texts. If you are unsure if you have opted-in, simply text 'Y' from your cell phone to short code  67587 (similar to putting in a phone number). SchoolMessenger should send you back a confirmation.

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 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.