Designated Snow Days
Four (4) snow days are built into the 2018-2019 school year. In the event that school is closed for inclement weather, school will be in session on these days in the following order:
April 17th, April 18th, May 28th, May 24th
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.
School Closings & Emergencies
In the event of a school closing, an emergency, or a delayed opening, information will be available in these ways:
1. K12 Alerts automated telephone, Email and text messages (see info below)
2. Log on to the district website: www.pearlriver.org
3. Log on to www.cancellations.com. Follow the directions on screen. Pearl River's zip code is 10965.
4. Tune into these radio stations: WHUD 100.7 FM
5. Tune into these TV channels: News12 or FIOS1
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 (2) 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 4 telephone numbers per 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(ren) attends.
Email and Text Messages
This feature allows us to send Email messages and text-to-cell messages to our parents and community. 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 significant calendar changes, sex offender notifications, Parent University programs, budget vote and school board candidate election information, etc. We also notify you of various events & activities taking place in the district and at the school level. Parents and residents designate the Email addresses and text-to-cell numbers for this service through their online profile.
You can self-register to receive email and text alerts via the K12 Alerts System. Parents: Login with your user id & password. Residents: Login using your Email address. You can also call 620-3918 for login information or if you experience any issues.
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.
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.
Substance Abuse Hotline
The Town of Orangetown offers a Substance Abuse Hotline to report concerns about underage use of alcohol and drugs anonymously.
Call 1 (800) 838-DARE (3273)