Contact Info

  • Megan Gleason, Principal 

  • Michelle Rivas, Asst. Principal

  • Middle School Main Office: 845-855-4653

  • Fax: 845-855-4134
  • School Start Time:  7:25am
  • School End Time:  2:20pm





    VOTING LOCATION : Pawling Elementary School Gymnasium
    7 Haight Street, Pawling NY | Map directions
    6 AM —  9 PM


    The Public Hearing on the 2022-2023 School District Budget is scheduled for: 
    Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 7 PM at the Pawling Middle School Cafetorium 




                 Listed in order on the ballot

     1.       Jennifer Walsh

     2.       Dr. Edward J. Grippe

     3.       Zack Graczyk

     4.       Violet Paljevic

     5.       Jade McSpedon

     6.       Harvey Matcovsky

     7.       Sandro Oré

     8.       Guido Garbarino

     9.       Theresa Johnson

     10.   Dmitry Khorosh

     11.   Jeffrey A. Asher



    If you are uncomfortable coming into the poll site to vote due to concerns about COVID, you may request an application for an absentee ballot (link).  When completing the form, check box #5 "unable to vote in-person due to the risk of transmission of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)" to receive an absentee ballot.

    Absentee ballot applications must be submitted no earlier than April 18, 2022. 

    Voters may visit the District Office to complete the application Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please leave a phone number so you can be contacted if the ballot is not going to be mailed. The application must be received by May 10 in order for a ballot to be mailed to a voter. Completed absentee ballots must be received by District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on May 17. 

    District Clerk Peggy Generoso at;
    Phone: (845) 855-4600


    515 Route 22

    Pawling, NY 12564


    May 5 - Voter Registration – PES Library – 3:45 pm – 7:45 pm during voter registration, the following documents must be presented to the Board of Registration to prove Residency, Age and Citizenship.  Acceptable documents are as follows: Residency: Address portion of the individual’s State or Federal Income Tax Return form or W-2 form showing the name and address of individual. Residency and Age:  Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s Identification Card or School Census information for currently enrolled students or Annual Statement from Social Security used for income purposes showing name and address of individual. Citizenship and Age: Birth Certificate or Passport.

    Spanish language interpreters will be available.

    If you have not voted in any election in the last 4 years, you should check with Dutchess County Board of Elections to make sure you are still registered to vote.    Go to: Am I Registered to Vote CHECK HERE




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       Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 7 PM

       Pawling High School Auditorium

        Sponsored by the Pawling PTA

       Moderated by the “League of Women Voters”

    Video - Meet the Candidates - 5-11-22

    Podcast - Meet the Candidates 5-11-22

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  • Monday, May 16th - Author Visit In The Middle School

    May 16th - Lisa Fipps, an award winning author of the book, Starfish, will be visiting Pawling Middle School.

    Starfish is a  novel written in verse about Ellie, a middle grade student who is bullied every day and is struggling with self-worth. True joy comes in watching Ellie gain confidence in herself and standing up to the bullies.

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  • PTA is taking you out to the ballgame!

    PTA is taking you out to the ballgame!

    Click below for more info and take our survey!

     Yankee and Mets ticket sales

    PTA Baseball Ticket Order

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  • PCSD Sup't response to Town of Pawling Planning Board's request for comments on the Woods at Pawling.

    Please click here to view


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  • Pawling Middle School Yearbook

    Pawling Central Middle School Yearbook 2022

    $28 - Order online by April 1st for savings - -  

    Yearbooks will be delivered in June - a limited number will be available in June for $34

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Middle School Events

  • BUDGET VOTE, ES Gymnasium

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  • Art Show 4:00-7:00, Pawling Elementary School

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  • Speech Pathologist Day

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  • HS Honor Roll Luncheon 11:00‐12:00pm

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  • Memorial Day Weekend, No School

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  • Memorial Day No School , District Closed

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  • NWEA Testing Begins Elementary & Middle Schools

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  • HS Awards Day, 8:30‐9:30am

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  • BOE Mtg, 7:00 Pawling Middle School

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  • HS Concert with the Arts 6:30pm

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Answers to some questions from August’s broadcast on Pawling Public Radio (In English and Spanish):

Question/Comment: “I know for my middle schooler the children who will be in his pod is going to determine whether he returns or not to keep his social/emotional health the best it can be.”

You will not know which students are in your child’s pod before submitting your decision for remote or in-person.  However, if there are some serious needs that you have regarding a supportive friend, please feel free to contact me and the school counselor and we will do everything we can to accommodate such requests.  I would also like to take this opportunity to share how we plan to address the social-emotional needs of our students.  Every day your child will have a 35 minute Advisory from 7:05 to 7:40 am.  This time period will allow for a slow, gradual entry into the building as well as time to take care of housekeeping items such as attendance and daily lunch counts.  This is also a time that we are devoting to social emotional learning (SEL).  SEL will be designed, implemented, and taught by our mental health team, consisting of our school counselors, school psychologist, and a teacher who was hired to teach part of our SEL program.  We are well aware of the fact that  part of our academic program needs to include a well-designed plan for our students’ social emotional needs during the pandemic. 

Question/Comment:  “Will 5th graders be able to see the buildings before the 1st day of school?”

We are working on a virtual orientation, and we know it’s important for our 5th graders to get their own time in the building prior to other students entering.  

Question/Comment:  “Are supply lists updated for this school year?” 

Yes, they are posted on our website by grade level as well as special area teacher supplies.  We have minimized supply lists so that children do not have to carry heavy backpacks back and forth to school.

Question/Comment: “In middle school, how many teachers, on average, will enter the pod classroom daily?”

Approximately 8

Question/Comment: “Do you know if the middle school will still have 9 periods a day? For example, will a teacher rotate between rooms 9 times a day?”

No, we have shifted to a block schedule.  They have the full academic program (ELA, S.S., Science, Math, Agriculture, Art, PE, Music, Musical Appreciation, World Language, Advanced classes, etc).  Students will have 4 special areas classes every other day for 35 minutes.  They will have their core classes for 35 minutes every other day and 70 minutes every other day.   

Question/Comment: “Will students be crossing over into other pods or cohorts?”

Students will cross with the other pod of their cohort during recess, and, at times, during certain classes (World Language is one example).  

Question/Comment: “What is the start and end time for the middle school day?”

Students can begin to arrive at 7:05, and students will begin to be dismissed at 1:30.  

Question/Comment: “Will remote students be asked to go into school for labs or other projects or any other reasons? Or will they have opportunities to participate in group activities in safe ways for them?”

No.  Remote students will not be asked to come to school.  They may connect virtually with other students.  

Question/Comment: “Can Ms. Gleason explain why students in pods would need to be mixing with students in the cohort? We thought the purpose of the pod was to reduce peer interactions.”

Yes, it is to reduce peer interactions.  Students never leave their cohort.  For World Language and Recess, they will interact with the other pod in their cohort.  

Question/Comment: “Will the students each have their own paint brushes, scissors, etc. for art class or will the items be sanitized between each class?”

Students will have their own supplies for each class.  We will have a sanitizing protocol for any shared library books, math manipulatives, and/or science/lab supplies.  

Question/Comment: “If the school goes remote - will the students stay remote with their homeroom teacher or blend?”

Yes.  They will have their Advisor who will guide them through the remote program, if the school goes remote.  

Question/Comment: “Will there be band and chorus?”

We will have a Music class in all grade levels.  Grades 5 and 6 will have Music Appreciation as well.  The Music class will be taught by our Band teachers and will incorporate both music study and instrumental music instruction.  Most of the instrumental music instruction will take place through a virtual platform called Music First.  When possible, though, there may be opportunities for your child to play his/her instrument outdoors.  The Music Appreciation course will be taught by our chorus teacher.  This course will be a combination of music study, and, at times (outdoors), it will incorporate choral instruction.  Again, though, most of the choral instruction will take place virtually using the Music First software.  

Question/Comment: “For 5th and 6th grade, is there 1 teacher for all subjects, for remote and in-school?”

No.  We continue to be departmentalized, and students will have different teachers across the different content areas.  

Question/Comment: “Will mask breaks only be outdoors?”

No, but we will aim to get them outdoors as often as possible.  For the most part, they will be outdoors.  

Question/Comment: “Will there be multiple entrances?”

Yes.  Each grade will enter through a different door, and it will be the same for dismissal.  



"Sé que, para mi hijo de la escuela intermedia, los niños que estarán en su grupo van a determinar si regresa o no para mantener su salud social/emocional lo mejor posible".

Usted no sabrá qué estudiantes están en el grupo de su hijo antes de enviar su decisión de forma remota o en persona. Sin embargo, si usted tiene alguna necesidad seria con respecto a un amigo que lo apoye, no dude en comunicarse conmigo y con el consejero de la escuela y haremos todo lo posible para satisfacer tales solicitudes. También me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para compartir cómo planeamos abordar las necesidades socioemocionales de nuestros estudiantes. Todos los días, su hijo tendrá un Asesoramiento de 35 minutos de 7:05 a 7:40 am. Este período de tiempo permitirá una entrada lenta y gradual al edificio, así como tiempo para ocuparse de las tareas domésticas, tales como la asistencia y el recuento diario de almuerzos. Este es también un tiempo que estamos dedicando al aprendizaje socioemocional (SEL). SEL será diseñado, implementado y enseñado por nuestro equipo de salud mental, formado por nuestros consejeros escolares, psicólogo escolar y un maestro que fue contratado para enseñar parte de nuestro programa SEL. Somos conscientes del hecho de que parte de nuestro programa académico debe incluir un plan bien diseñado para las necesidades socioemocionales de nuestros estudiantes durante la pandemia.


Pregunta/Comentario: "¿Los estudiantes de 5to Grado podrán visitar los edificios antes del primer día de clases?"

Estamos trabajando en una orientación virtual y sabemos que es importante para nuestros estudiantes de 5to grado tener su propio tiempo en el edificio antes de que entren otros estudiantes.


Pregunta/Comentario: "¿Las listas de útiles escolares están actualizadas para este año escolar?"

Sí, las listas se publican en nuestra página web por nivel de grado, así como también un área especial para los maestros de áreas. Hemos minimizado las listas de suministros para que los niños no tengan que llevar mochilas pesadas de ida y vuelta a la escuela.


Pregunta/Comentario: “En la escuela intermedia, ¿cuántos maestros, en promedio, ingresarán al salón de clases diariamente?”

Aproximadamente: 8



Pregunta/Comentario: “¿Sabe si la escuela intermedia todavía tendrá 9 períodos por día? Por ejemplo, ¿rotará un profesor de salón a salón 9 veces al día? "

No, hemos cambiado a un horario en bloque. Ellos tienen el programa académico completo (ELA, SS, Ciencias, Matemáticas, Agricultura, Arte, Educación Física, Música, Apreciación Musical, Idiomas del Mundo, Clases Avanzadas, etc.). Los estudiantes tendrán 4 clases de áreas especiales cada dos días durante 35 minutos. Ellos tendrán sus clases principales durante 35 minutos cada dos días y 70 minutos cada dos días.


Pregunta/Comentario: "¿Los estudiantes pasarán a otros grupos o equipos?"

Los estudiantes se cruzarán con el otro grupo de su equipo durante el recreo y, a veces, durante ciertas clases (el Idioma Mundial es un ejemplo). 

Pregunta/Comentario: "¿Cuál es la hora de apertura y finalización del día de la escuela intermedia?"

Los estudiantes pueden comenzar a llegar a las 7:05am y los estudiantes comenzarán a salir a la 1:30pm. 


Pregunta/Comentario: “¿Se les pedirá a los estudiantes remotos que vayan a la escuela para laboratorios u otros proyectos o por cualquier otra razón? ¿O tendrán oportunidades de participar en actividades grupales de manera segura para ellos? "

No.  No se les pedirá a los estudiantes remotos que vengan a la escuela. Ellos pueden conectarse virtualmente con otros estudiantes. 


Pregunta/Comentario: “¿Puede la Srta. Gleason explicar por qué los estudiantes en grupos tendrían que mezclarse con los estudiantes del equipo? Pensamos que el propósito del grupo era reducir las interacciones entre compañeros”

Sí, es para reducir las interacciones entre compañeros. Los estudiantes nunca abandonan su grupo. Para Idiomas del Mundo y recreo, ellos interactuarán con el otro grupo de su equipo. 


Pregunta/Comentario: “¿Cada estudiante tendrá sus propios pinceles, tijeras, etc. para la clase de arte o se desinfectarán los artículos entre cada clase?”

Los estudiantes tendrán sus propios útiles para cada clase. Tendremos un protocolo de desinfección para los libros compartidos de la biblioteca, manipulativos matemáticos y/o útiles de ciencia/laboratorio.

Pregunta/Comentario: "Si la escuela se vuelve remota, ¿los estudiantes permanecerán alejados de su maestro de aula o se mezclarán?"

Si. Ellos tendrán su Asesor que los guiará a través del programa remoto, si la escuela se vuelve remota. 

Pregunta/Comentario: "¿Habrá banda y coro?"

Tendremos una clase de música en todos los grados. Los grados 5 y 6 también tendrán Apreciación Musical. La clase de Música será impartida por nuestros maestros de Banda e incorporará tanto el estudio de música como la instrucción de música instrumental. La mayor parte de la instrucción de música instrumental se llevará a cabo a través de una plataforma virtual llamada Music First. Sin embargo, cuando sea posible, puede haber oportunidades para que su hijo toque su instrumento al aire libre. El curso de Apreciación Musical será impartido por nuestro maestro de coro. Este curso será una combinación de estudio de música y, a veces (al aire libre), incorporará instrucción coral. Una vez más, sin embargo, la mayor parte de la instrucción coral se llevará a cabo virtualmente utilizando el software Music First.


Pregunta/Comentario: "Para el 5to y 6to grado, ¿hay un maestro para todas las materias, para el remoto y en la escuela?"

No. Seguimos estando departamentalizados y los estudiantes tendrán diferentes maestros en las diferentes áreas de contenido. 

Pregunta/Comentario: "¿El descanso de la mascarilla solo serán al aire libre?"

No, pero nuestro objetivo es sacarlos al aire libre con la mayor frecuencia posible. En su mayor parte, será al aire libre.

Pregunta/Comentario: "¿Habrá varias entradas?"

Si. Cada grado entrará por una puerta diferente, y esta será la misma para la salida.

Pregunta/Comentario: "Si eliges la opción completamente remota en el nivel de la escuela intermedia, ¿un maestro de la Escuela Intermedia de Pawling les enseñará a los estudiantes?"

Si.  Si bien estos planes evolucionan continuamente, nosotros hemos podido asegurar maestros de Pawling para nuestros estudiantes remotos. 

Question/Comment: “If you choose the fully remote option at the middle school level, will the students be taught by a Pawling Middle School teacher?”

Yes.  While these plans are continuously evolving, we have been able to secure Pawling teachers for our remote students. 

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