District News

  • 2024-25 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 2024-25 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.

    Pearl River School District
  • 2024-25 PRSD District Wide Emergency Response Safety, Pandemic & ERI Plans

    Dear Pearl River Community,

    The district has reviewed the Pearl River School District Wide Emergency Response Safety and Pandemic Illness Plans.  As per the NYS Education Department regulations, a 30-day period has been established for public comment prior to a public hearing that will be held on August 20, 2024 at the Board of Education meeting. The PRSD District Wide Emergency Response Safety and Pandemic Illness Plans will be accessible on the district homepage from July 18th to August 19th. To access these plans, please click on the following link:

    PRSD District Wide Emergency Response Safety Plan & Pandemic Plan 2024-25

    To send a comment please email: districtclerk@pearlriver.org or submit your comment to: PRSD District Clerk at 135 West Crooked Hill Rd, Pearl River, NY 10965

    Pearl River School District
  • Appointment of Assistant Superintendent 7-11-24

    Dear Pearl River School District Community,

    We are pleased to announce that at last evening’s (July 10) Board of Education meeting, Mr. Joseph Simoni was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction effective August 1, 2024. Mr. Simoni has been with the Pearl River School District for one year, serving as Director of Special Services. He has over twenty years of educational experience that includes district-level leadership in Pupil Personnel Services & Technology with the Carmel Central School District, Special Programs in the Pine Bush Central School District, and Special Education and Student Services in the Wappingers Central School District. Joseph has spent the last nine years dedicated to special education administration - supporting families in accessing the most appropriate programs and services to meet the individual needs of students. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Simoni holds the following credentials/degrees:

    • B.A. in Social Sciences (Mount Saint Mary College)
    • M.S. in Teaching Reading (Mercy College)
    • C.A.S. in School Building/District Leadership (SUNY New Paltz)

    The search for the next Director of Special Services will begin immediately with a posting of the vacancy for interested and qualified candidates. Our hiring process includes stakeholder committee, District administration and Board of Education interviews that will take place in late July with a goal to recommend for appointment on August 6. Mr. Simoni will continue to provide leadership and oversight for the Department of Special Services throughout the search process. 


    Marco F. Pochintesta, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

    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.