Coronavirus Information

School Campuses & Fields Remain Closed

Please be reminded that all school campuses, including the Pearl River High School athletic field complex, are closed to the public.  Since schools are closed due to the current Executive Order, there will be extensive paving work done near the high school athletics field the week of May 4th.  This includes the roadway adjacent to the tennis courts all the way down to the field.  For the safety of all, residents, as well as construction workers, please be aware that the High School campus has been designated for authorized personnel only.  As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Latest Message From the Superintendent

May 22, 2020

Dear Pearl River School Community,

I hope that everyone is doing well as we continue our journey through this crisis. In this letter I want to indicate when Pearl River’s remote learning will end for the summer.

Our remote learning experience will have spanned four months by the time it ends, and is now in its 47th day.  As the school year is coming to an end, in a manner that is far from what any of us envisioned a few months ago, I want to acknowledge what has been accomplished. We have had to learn a great deal in a relatively short period of time about how to continue to work and learn remotely. I appreciate how difficult this has been, and also how well our students and staff have risen to meet the challenges. I also appreciate how hard this has been for all of our families as they also had to continue with their own work, while supporting and guiding children through this crisis. 

At the next Board of Education meeting, I will recommend a revision to this year’s school calendar that will end the school year for students and staff on June 16th. This action is possible due to the cancellation of the 2020 Regents Exams by NYSED. Since we did not have a spring break and today is an instructional day and not a “snow day”, we will be ending our school year on June 16th for remote instruction. Although this will mark the end of the official school year and our remote learning, we will have a number of school events that take place in June after June 16th. School communities will receive communication from their principals regarding graduation, awards ceremonies, and moving-up ceremonies.

I sincerely hope you are able to enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend by relaxing and enjoying the time with your family. 


Dr. Marco F. Pochintesta

The Pearl River School District will distribute FREE bagged meals to all students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch while school is closed.
This includes a hot bagged lunch and a cold bagged breakfast for the remainder of the school year.

Due to the Holiday Week, Food Service for Week of May 26-29 will be as follows:
Tuesday 5/26 pick up the following meals between 11:30am - 12:30pm:

Tuesday 5/26 Lunch
Wednesday 5/27 Breakfast + Lunch
Thursday 5/28 Breakfast

Thursday 5/28 pick up the following meals between 11:30am - 12:30pm:

Thursday 5/28 Lunch
Friday 5/29 Breakfast + Lunch
Monday 6/1 Breakfast

Week of June 1st goes back to regular Monday and Wednesday pick up.

Meal Drive-Up Distribution is
Monday and Wednesday
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Beginning Monday, May 18th, Pearl River School District lunch and breakfast distribution will be moved to Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Franklin Avenue Elementary. On Monday, participants will receive lunch for Monday and Tuesday and breakfast for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday, participants will receive lunch for Wednesday through Friday and breakfast for Thursday, Friday and Monday.  If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact

A partir del lunes 18 de mayo, la distribución de almuerzos y desayunos del Distrito Escolar de Pearl River será solamente lunes y miércoles de 11:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en la escuela primaria Franklin Avenue. El lunes, los participantes recibirán almuerzo para lunes y martes y desayuno para martes y miércoles. El miércoles, los participantes recibirán almuerzo para miércoles, jueves y viernes y desayuno para jueves, viernes y lunes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con .

The menus for the reminder of the year are listed below:

Lunch Menu May - June 

Breakfast Menu May- June