Special Events and Announcements

The PRHS PTSA College Fair Night is Back! This year's event will be held on Thursday, October 21st from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at the PR Hilton.  Click the following link for more details: PRHS PTSA College Night Fair

2022 School Photos will be on Wednesday, Oct. 27th and Thursday, Oct. 28th during Physical Education Class in Pirates Cove.  For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit the
Yearbook webpage.

ATTN 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 

Project Lead the Way - New Program offered to PRHS students 
Please see the following links to our clinical staffs' websites to read & learn about social emotional supports during this period of Distance Learning:

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19 -Please click on the link below for information  from the National Association of School Psychologists:  Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

Calendar Highlights

  • ELF & MS Faculty Mtgs

    Pearl River School District
  • Pearl River High School - Pirate's Cove

    HS PTSA Meeting

    Pearl River High School
  • District Admin Bldg

    SHAC Mtg

    Pearl River School District
  • Pearl River Hilton

    PRHS PTSA College Fair

    Expecting over 100 colleges to have representatives at this event. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. All students across the region are welcome. 

    Visit the PRHS PTSA College Night Fair webpage for more information.

    Pearl River High School
  • Pearl River High School

    HS Homecoming Dance grades 9-12

    Pearl River High School
  • District Admin Bldg

    CAC Mtg

    Pearl River School District
  • District Admin Bldg

    School Board Mtg

    Pearl River School District
  • Pearl River High School - Auditorium

    HS Drama - PR Senior Citizen Performance

    Pearl River High School
  • Pearl River High School

    HS Senior Class Costume & Pizza Celebration

    Pearl River High School
  • Modified Winter Sports Registration Opens on Family ID

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Spotlight on PRHS - Welcome Back & Gratitude Posters

School and District News

  • PRHS PTSA College Night Fair

    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Hilton Pearl River Grand Ballroom

    PRHS PTSA College Night Fair Information

    Pearl River School District
  • National Merit Scholarship

    Congratulations to Matthew Balison who has just been named as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist!  

    Pearl River High School
  • 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
  • Return to School Update 8/25/21

    Earlier this month, the District assumed the task of formulating its own protocols and procedures for the reopening of our schools given the absence of guidance from the New York State Department of Health. In an effort to establish a full-time, in-person return to school come fall, we reconvened our School Health Committee in order to develop a series of recommendations to meet the challenges of operating our schools during a continuing pandemic. 

    On August 24th, newly-appointed Governor Hochul stated that her “priority number one” is making sure children are safe in school, including: "Immediately directing the Department of Health to institute universal masking for anyone entering our schools, launching a back-to-school COVID-19 testing program to make testing for students and staff widely available and convenient, and developing a method to require vaccinations for all school personnel with an option to test out weekly, at least for now.” 

    The Governor stated that she will announce "a series of school-related policies'' later this week. It is clear the path forward about masking will be decided at the state level. What remains unclear is what the series of school-related policies issued later this week will be. We await these policies and how they could impact the protocols and procedures that we have planned for our students’ return to school on September 1st.

    Our current plans for our return to school are outlined below:

    Back-to-School Nights: This school year’s Back-to-School Nights will be held virtually. Parents will receive information from their child’s school on how to log in to their child’s classes in order to attend. 

    Cleaning Practices: All cleaning and disinfecting practices implemented in the 2020-21 school year will continue this school year. Cleaning materials for desks will be readily available in each classroom. 

    Daily Attestation: During the 2020-21 school year, parents were required to complete a daily attestation for each child attending school. This upcoming school year, it is recommended that parents receive guidelines for keeping their children home when they are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and submit one form attesting that they have read and understood the guidelines. 

    Disposable Desk Covers: Disposable desk covers will not be used as they were last school year. However, cleaning materials that were available last year will be provided in each classroom.

    Handwashing and Sanitizers: Students will be strongly encouraged and frequently reminded to wash their hands properly and use hand sanitizer throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations will be accessible and available for student and staff use. (Parents who do not want their child to use hand sanitizer can send a letter to their school nurse and principal).

    Masking:  Currently, masking will be required for everyone in schools.  Masks are not required outdoors.

    Quarantining of Students and Staff: Students and staff that are vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if exposed. These individuals, however, must remain masked and will be required to get tested for COVID-19 three to five days after exposure. 

    Please note: This summer, the CDC modified who would need to quarantine if exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. The CDC now states that students who wear masks properly and consistently do not need to quarantine unless they are closer than three feet apart. This is a substantial change from last year where anyone exposed to a case that was six feet or closer in distance was required to quarantine. 

    Sharing of Materials: For this school year, the committee’s recommendation was to allow the sharing of materials (i.e. toys in a kindergarten classroom, lab equipment, etc.) in conjunction with proper hand washing/hand sanitizing before and after use. 

    Social Distancing: Students will be seated three or more feet apart whenever possible. During lunch, students will be seated six feet apart whenever possible. 

    Symptoms of COVID-19: Any student with symptoms of COVID-19 must remain out of school. Students may return to school with a negative PCR or NAAT test, must remain fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, and have symptom resolution. Any student who develops symptoms in school will be isolated and a parent/guardian will be called to pick up the student. 

    Ventilation: All spaces used by students and staff will have HEPA filtration units. Unit ventilators will be serviced according to their seasonal schedule and made ready for the start of school. In addition, new window screen installation allows for open windows and the circulation of fresh air.  All elementary school classrooms will have air conditioners for the start of the new school year as we transition from summer to fall. 

    Visitors to Schools: Visitors during school hours will be limited. School events during the day will be held outdoors if possible. After-school and evening events may be held indoors with an audience provided that we can keep students and staff separated from event attendees. Each evening event will be held on a case-by-case basis. 

    Further information will be forthcoming from building principals regarding school-specific procedures such as arrival and dismissal procedures, locker usage and lunch procedures.

    Pearl River School District
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Important Phone Numbers

Office Phone
Athletics 845-620-3943
Attendance 845-620-3818
Guidance 845-620-3811
Health Office 845-620-3819
Main Office 845-620-3800