Special Events and Announcements

  • ATTENTION PARENTS: To report that your child has tested positive for COVID-19 during non-school hours or weekends, please send an email that includes your contact information to COVID19@pearlriver.org   
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Tuesday, December 7th - PTA Meeting In-Person at 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 9th - Early Release Day - Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
    • Monday, December 13th - Outdoor Winter Wonderland Concert 
      • Grades K-2 at 1:00 p.m.
      • Grades 3-4 at 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, December 20th - Start of Spirit Week - “Holiday Day” Wear your favorite holiday themed clothing, leggings, sweaters, socks, hats, etc.
      • RAIN DATE - Outdoor Winter Wonderland Concert 
    • Tuesday, December 21st - “Jingle All Day” Bells, Bells, Bells! Wear your favorite holiday accessories.
    • Wednesday, December 22nd - “Winter Wonderland” Wear blue, white and sparkles. 
    • Thursday, December 23rd -“Long Winter’s Nap” Wear your cozy pajamas. 
    • Winter Classroom Celebrations

Calendar Highlights

  • District Administration Building

    Parent University

    On Tuesday, December 7th, Pearl River School District will be hosting a Parent University presented by the Rockland Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependence Inc. & CANDLE.  The presentation begins at 7:00PM at the District Administration Building and will be livestreamed on PRSD YouTube Live.

    Please join us for this important topic!

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  • District Admin Bldg

    LMC Mtg

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  • ELF Early Release Day

    For Students

    ELF Joint Information
  • FA Winter Concert Gr K-2

    Franklin Avenue Elementary School
  • FA Winter Concert Gr 3 & 4

    Franklin Avenue Elementary School
  • District Admin Bldg

    PDC Mtg

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  • District Admin Bldg

    School Board Mtg

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  • ELF & MS Faculty Mtgs

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  • District Admin Bldg

    CAC Mtg

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  • ELF Winter Celebrations

    ELF Joint Information
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School and District News

  • Student COVID Testing Location Change

    Pearl River School District is offering free COVID-19 testing (PCR nasal swab) for students currently enrolled in our District. This optional testing can be used for student COVID-19 exposures and for any required testing of sports athletes.  Please note that testing is not open to parents or children of preschool age.

    If you wish your child(ren) to participate in the PRSD COVID testing program:

    • COVID-19 testing is on Mondays from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the District Administration Office at 135 West Crooked Hill Road. Testing will be on a first come-first served basis.
    • Prior to being tested, you must register each child at the Testing Portal . When registering, be sure to select the option uninsured as there is no cost for this test. Registration should take less than 3 minutes. Please register with an email to access results.  The test is a very simple nasal swab; it is not a deep nasal swab.

    For more information, including the QR code to scan to register, please review Student Testing Letter for Parents.  If you have any questions, parents of students should contact their child’s principal while parents of athletes should contact Artie McCormack, Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics.

    Pearl River School District
  • Return to School Update 8/6/21

    August 6, 2021

    Dear Pearl River School District Community,

    As we transition into the month of August, I write to update you on our plans for the reopening of our schools on September 1, 2021. You may have learned that the long-anticipated guidance from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will not be forthcoming. New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker stated, “With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are re-established as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school districts should develop plans to open in-person in the fall as safely as possible, and I recommend following guidance from the CDC and local health departments.” In addition, State Education Department Commissioner Dr. Betty Rosa informed school districts that CDC guidelines should be the basis of preparing for the 2021-22 school year.

    Despite the lack of guidance from the NYSDOH, I can share the following information with you regarding our plans for reopening. The Pearl River School District will return to full in-person learning for all of our students in grades K-12 on September 1, 2021. We will follow social distancing protocols of three feet wherever possible to accommodate all of our students in their classrooms. We will not offer an optional remote learning platform, however, we will support our students with remote learning in cases of quarantine.

    There are additional details concerning our return to school that still need to be addressed. In order to do this well and make the most of the opportunity to exercise local decision making, we will immediately reconvene our School Health Subcommittee to consider questions such as masking, temperature checks, daily attestation completion and surveillance testing for COVID-19. The School Health Subcommittee, composed of parents, school staff, and advised by our district physician, provided us with the protocols we followed for our reopening in September 2020. I anticipate that the work of the subcommittee will be concluded and I will have their recommendations on or about August 17th. Please expect an update from me at that time. 

    I look forward to welcoming all of our students and staff back as we enter the new school year.

    I am confident that we will have a great return and together we will make 2021-22 an excellent year for our students. 


    Marco F. Pochintesta, Ed. D.

    Pearl River School District
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