Staying Informed

SchoolMessenger for Notifications

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.  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.  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. 

Emails: If you are not receiving emails from PRSD or your child's school:

(1)  Your contact information may not current in your Parent Portal 
(2)  You may have inadvertently blocked yourself from receiving emails

Text Messages:

Wireless carriers require verification that a parent has agreed (opt-in) to receive SMS (text) messages on their cell phone.  SchoolMessenger will send a verification code to a parent's cell phone which they must reply with a 'Y'.  If a parent does not reply, they will not receive text messages from Pearl River School District.   If a parent is unsure if they have opted-in, they can text 'Y' to short code 67587. 
(See the helpful flyer at right.)

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

Community members can subscribe to receive email and text messages from the District by using the following link:
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.

Notice for Microsoft @hotmail and @msn Subscribers:  Individuals with these email accounts have reported not receiving emails from the Pearl River School District. Please designate that these emails are "safe" by logging into your Microsoft email account and updating your settings as follows:

* Log into Outlook/Hotmail/Live/MSN from a computer workstation
* Click the Settings button (gear icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the page
* In the Search Outlook settings bar, type in "safe" and then select safe senders and domains
* Click the Add button
* Type in <<>> into the Add field and then press Enter
* Click the Add button
* Type in into the Add field and then press Enter
* Click the Save button in the upper right-hand corner of this window
* Click the Close (X) button in the upper right-hand corner of this window

If you have any questions about these directions, please contact Microsoft customer support.