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About PRSD Programs 

Program Offerings 
~ Full-day kindergarten
~ Team structure at the middle school
~ Foreign Language beginning in the 6th grade - Spanish, French, Italian, Latin
~ Full range special education services including pre-school special education support
~ 10 Advanced Placement courses at the high school
~ Six (6) college credit courses from the State University of New York (SUNY)
~ Art, Music, and Physical Education beginning in kindergarten
~ Instrumental instruction beginning in the 5th grade
~ Over 70 athletic teams: modified, junior varsity, varsity
~ Over 35 clubs in middle school and high school
~ Three (3) full-scale theater productions annually in the high school
~ After-school child care program

~ Over 1000 computers for instruction; all computers have audio and Internet
~ Computers in every elementary classroom
~ At least one (1) computer in every middle and high school classroom
~ Six (6) technology classrooms/computer labs at middle school: one for each team
~ Four (4) technology classrooms at high school
~ Smart Boards throughout district
~ Wireless connectivity throughout the district
~ Laptops and tablets for students and faculty

Parent Involvement
* Six (6) PTA's - one at each school and Special Ed PTA
* Monthly Parent Advisory Council meetings with parent leaders and administrators
* Parent University
* Representation on Building Leadership Teams, Interview Committees, Budget Vote Committee, Special Task Forces

School Age Child Care
After school child care for students of working families is offered in the School Age Child Care (SACC) program through the JCC.  SACC provides a safe and stimulating environment on school days for district children in grades kindergarten through seven (7).  The 2016-17 school year's SACC program is held at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School. Students from Evans Park, Franklin Avenue, and Pearl River Middle School are bussed at school dismissal to Lincoln Avenue.  Parents are responsible for picking up their children at the end of the day.  The program is supported through tuition paid by parents.  For additional information and an application, call 362-4400, ext 111.

Title I
The Title I Program (academic intervention) in reading, writing, and math provides skill, comprehension, and concept development for students who demonstrate needs in these areas.  Placement in this program is based on teacher recommendation, evaluation of classroom performance, and analysis of standardized test results.

FLEx
FLEx - Flexible Learning Exchange - is a period of time set aside in each elementary school day for students in grades kindergarten through four to receive a variety of enrichment and/or support services as an extension of their classroom instruction.  During FLEx, students may receive academic intervention, speech, resource room, occupational therapy and/or physical therapy for anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes.  Classroom learning experiences may include centers or provide reinforcement for groups or individuals.  Students also use this time for research, writing, and technology activities.

Enrichment
A differentiated educational program responds to the varying needs of advanced learners by challenging their intellectual talents. Enrichment, alternative, accelerated, and individually prescribed activities are provided within the regular classroom studies in grades 1 through 7.  At the high school, enrichment is offered through honors, college, and Advanced Placement courses.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Funding for pre-kindergarten is available on a limited basis for families of children who will be four (4) years old on or before December 1st.  Contact Child Care Resources of Rockland at (845) 425-0009 for details about the 2017-18 program.  You may also click one of the following for details on informational sessions being given in February 2017: 
in English ; dans Francais ; el español .

The 2017-18 Universal Pre-K and Statewide Full Day Pre-K applications are now available on the Child Care Resources of Rockland website.  Please click here for a direct link.