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  • Mrs. Michelle Rivas, Asst. Principal
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    Managing School Notifications

    Pawling CSD uses the SchoolMessenger callout service to contact you about emergencies, school closings, and early dismissals, as well as to remind you about school activities and important dates. As we look to reduce the paper we send home, we will be increasingly using SchoolMessenger to email forms and pertinent school and district information.

    SchoolMessenger has recently upgraded their system and it will now be even easier for parents and guardians to set their notification preferences and to add additional contact information to the system. 

    How do I sign up for the SchoolMessenger App?

    You must have a valid email address and it must be listed in SchoolTool. If you have a SchoolTool (Parent) Portal account, you will use your Parent Portal email address. 

    Go to and click the SIGN UP Button on the top of the page, or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.

    Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

    Note: If you receive an “already claimed by another user account” error message that means you’ve already created a SchoolMessenger account via another SchoolMessenger product, such as Contact Manager. Simply follow the “Return to login” link and login. Use the “Forgot your password” link if needed.

    1. After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.
    2. Once you've created your account, we'll automatically link the records associated with your email address.
    3. If you do not see all of your contacts click “Is someone still missing”.

    1. On the next screen enter a phone number that your district has on file and select a verification method.


    When you first sign in to the SchoolMessenger App you will receive the following prompt for any phones you have in the system.

    You can then:

    • View the records associated with your account - student, staff, and/or parent records.
    • Review the last 30 days+’ worth of messages for all your associated records.
    • View your contact information

    To configure how you would like to receive notifications click the Preferences link in the dropdown menu at the upper right of your screen (if you do not see the Preferences link please log out and log back in again).

    Is SchoolMessenger secure?

    The sign-up process creates a secure link between the user and SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger operates with the latest encryption technology to protect access to stored information. SchoolMessenger is also a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, which requires us to adhere to 12 stringent data protection standards as a further assurance of our commitment to protecting your data.

    What else do I need to know?

    Device (Push) Notifications will trigger a badge or alert when you receive new communications from your school or district. You can choose to receive Device Notifications in addition to, or instead of, the phone calls, emails, and text messages you normally receive.


    IMPORTANT – SMS text messages!

    To receive text message you must check the Send Text button for each cell phone in the App. If you receive a message similar to the following:

    “Please OPTIN to receive TXT alerts from PawlingCSD Rply OPTIN 2 register, STOP 2 OPTOUT Msg&Data Rates May Apply”
    You must reply with “OPTIN” or “yes” to receive text messages from the district.


    For more information be sure to visit the

    SchoolMessenger App Help section.


    To learn more about the app and its capabilities, watch the video for parents


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  • Three seniors named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program

    Seniors Stine Isak, Matthew Larocchia, and Christopher Schmidt have been named as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT.

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  • Two National Merit Semi-Finalists

    Michael Bai and Lily O'Hara have qualified as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The highest scoring students in each state are selected as semi-finalists, representing less than 1% of the students who took the PSAT across the nation, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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  • Join the virtual conversation

    As part of the Superintendent’s Entry Plan , the PCSD is inviting you to participate in an envisioning conversation. Visit our interactive platform to register your responses to this question: As the Pawling Central School District sustains, improves and initiates student programs and experiences over the next five years, what matters most to you?  Participate as often as you like and plan to engage in a face to face conversation on this topic on October 30, 2019. Watch for updates and further details.

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  • September Newsletter

    Read here

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  • Digital Backpack

    The District has created a Digital Backpack to share information throughout the year. Visit the new link. It will be updated regularly.

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  • Reception postponed

    Due to the forecast the reception for Mrs. Jacobs will be postponed to Wednesday, August 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 on the Elementary School front lawn.
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  • Free 12-week evidence-based educational Family-to-Family Classes.

    Registration is open!
    Class starts Monday, September 16, 2019 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm in Poughkeepsie, NY.
    This class will benefit any who have a family member or friend with symptoms of a mental health condition.
    This course teaches knowledge about mental illness, treatment, medication, self-care strategies, wellness, plus the skills to more effectively solve problems and communicate with your loved one.
    Please help spread the word by forwarding, displaying and distributing the attached flyer. Click on link below to access flyer.
    Registration required. Space Limited!
    Call 845-206-9892 or
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  • Draft 2019-2020 District Safety Plan

    Please see the Draft 2019-2020 District Safety Plan.  This plan is available for your review and comments.  The annual public hearing on the District Safety Plan will be held on September 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Please see Board of Education for details.



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    Attention Parents,
    On Friday morning, March 29, 2019,  Pawling Elementary School practiced a lockdown drill. Students and staff will continue to debrief and update safety procedures with each drill. Thank you all for your cooperation.
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Elementary Newsletters

April 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            Next week, we will be starting our final marking period of the year.  It is hard to believe that we are facing the home stretch.  Please continue to check your child’s backpack regularly during this busy time of year.

This month we celebrated “Snackarooza”, which is a coordinated effort between our PTA and our Food Service Department in educating and exploring healthy snack options for our students.  We had many parent volunteers help in preparing and delivering healthy snacks to all of our classrooms. Our PTA has arranged for our Scholastic Book Fair to take place from April 9 – 11.  Family night is planned for Wednesday evening, April 10th, so please mark your calendars and plan on coming out that evening to shop for books with your children!

We held our incoming Kindergartener Parent Information Night on March 19th at 7pm.  The night was well attended, and parents were given an opportunity to ask many questions of our administration, transportation director, and kindergarten teachers.  We will be scheduling screenings for our incoming kindergarteners from April 24th – 26th.  After their screening appointment, children and their families will be able to take a tour of our building and see our school in action.  If you know of any friends or family members in our district who have children who will be 5 years old on or before December 1st, 2019, please let them know to call our school to get registration information, if they haven’t done so already.

            We are in the heart of budget season, so please make every effort to stay informed. The district website will continue to post updated information regarding meeting dates, meeting minutes, podcasts and board presentations. Please mark your calendars for our District Budget vote that will take place in the Pawling Elementary School gym on Tuesday, May 21st.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  The PTA Spring Picture Day is Monday, April 29th. 


April Dates to Remember


April 2 & 3                  3rd and 4th grade NYS English Language Arts assessment

April 4                         PTA meeting @ 7pm

April 8                         Board of Education Meeting, 7:30pm, Pawling Middle School

April 9 – 11                 PTA Scholastic Book Fair

April 15 - 19                SPRING RECESS

April 22                       Superintendent’s Conference Day – No school for students

April 24 - 26                Incoming Kindergarten Screening Dates


Important Upcoming Calendar Dates to Remember

May 1 & 2                   3rd and 4th grade NYS Mathematics Assessment

May 2                          PTA meeting @ 7pm

May 9                          3rd Grade Concert @ 7pm (Pawling High School Auditorium)

May 16                        4th Grade Concert @ 7pm (Pawling High School Auditorium)

May 21                        School District Budget vote all day in elementary school gym

May 24                        Superintendent’s Conference Day – No school for students

May 27                        NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY

June 3                          Grade 4 NYS Science Written Assessment

June 6                          PTA Meeting @ 7pm

June 7                          PTA Movie Night

June 25                        4th Grade Moving Up Day – 10am

June 26                        LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Dr. Kirkhus, Principal

Mrs. Rivas,  Assistant Principal