Contact Info

  • Helen Callan, Principal
  • Tamara Barbour, Dean of Students & Athletic Director
  • High School Main Office: 845-855-4620
  • Fax: 845-855-2029
  • School day begins: 7:45 a.m.
  • School dismissal: 2:28 p.m.


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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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  • Pawling High School’s Peer Leadership Program

    Attention all Pawling High School students!
    Are you looking for an opportunity to become more closely involved in your school and local community? Then come and join Pawling High School’s Peer Leadership Program. The Peer Leadership Program hosts a variety of events throughout the school year such as visits to Christ Church Nursery School, inter-school activities, as well as other community events such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in town.
    On October 1st, Pawling High School’s Peer Leaders invite you to come to their annual Ice Cream Social at 6 PM in the high school cafeteria. There will be a brief introduction to the club followed by games and then finally ice cream. This event is open to all students at the high school, hope to see you there!
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  • High School Open House


    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    The students, staff and administration of Pawling High School cordially invite you to attend an “Open House” for Grades 9-12 on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM. 


    Please give your child’s educational program top priority on this evening. 

    The support, encouragement, and involvement of parents/guardians in our school is vital to our students’ continued success.  Spend an informative evening with us and learn about our programs, services, and facilities.   

    Refreshments will be served during study hall and student-assigned lunches in the cafeteria.  The PTSA and Tiger Club will have registration tables in the cafeteria for your convenience.  We will also have information about #What MattersPCSD?- an opportunity to share your thoughts about the future of our school and district.

    Please remember that period 1 begins promptly at 7 PM.  Schedules will be available in the main lobby.  The Main Office will be open for anyone wishing to sign up for Parent Portal.

    Your student’s emergency information including contact phone numbers and e-mail will be available in the ELA classrooms.  Please review and update your contact information and drop off in the Main Office.

    Since all of our communication, including early dismissal and delayed openings due to weather, is done via School Messenger, please make sure that we have a valid e-mail address on file.

                We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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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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High School Events

  • High School Financial Aid Night, 6:00pm

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  • Open House, 7:00pm

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  • Dan Purdy XCountry Invitational

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  • Fall Begins

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  • NWEA

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  • Counselor’s Workshop For Senior Parents, HS Library 8:30am

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Criteria for Honor Societies

The Pawling High School has five Honor Societies.  Please click on the name below to see a description and the criteria.

  • Spanish Honor Society - Advisor Ms. Buonora
  • French Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Spinelli
  • National Honor Society - Advisor Mrs. Lisa Horn
  • Math Honor Society - Advisor Mr. Agostinelli
  • Science Honor Society - Advisor Mr. Titus

Details on the criteria:

Counseling, College, & Career Center