RCSD owns and operates 65 full-sized buses (including 19 propane-powered vehicles).
The district's maintenance department has been recognized by the New York State Department of Transportation as "among the best" vehicle maintenance programs statewide with a 96.6% pass rate. RCSD drivers traveled 1,207,312 miles in 2012-2013 transporting students to 7 public schools, 11 non-public schools and 8 special education schools.
DISTRICT PRESENTS SEQRA STUDY ON A POSSIBLE NEW SITE FOR BUS GARAGE
(December 9, 2014) The Board of Education is considering the purchase of a 6.79 acre parcel for a new transportation facility. The parcel has an existing bus garage that would meet the needs of the District. An environmental engineer has undertaken a complete environmental review, including a traffic study and an environmental impact statement. The study has shown that, "the proposed action will not result in significant adverse impacts to the environment," and on December 9, 2014, the Board of Education adopted a Negative Declaration under the SEQRA Law. The Board will now consider putting the project before the voters for their approval on the May ballot. Nothing is final until the voters act. The project, if approved, will have no impact on the budget or District debt service.
(SEE SEQRA STUDY.) (SEE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION on the a possible site for the BUS GARAGE.)
(See earlier notice on BUS GARAGE.) (POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON PROPOSITIONS FOR 2015-16 BUDGET)
MAIN CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS FOR THE BUS GARAGE
Name Title Phone No.
STAFF OF THE YEAR - TRANSPORTATION
(November 5, 2013) STAFF AND TEACHERS FOR THE YEAR were recognized during the Supterintendent's Conference Day on November 5, 2013. Five mechanics from the Transportation Department were chosen STAFF OF THE YEAR for 2013. Recognized for this honor were Kevin Davis, Kurt Mass, Alan Castellana, Thomas Doherty and Joseph Hartmann. >MORE
2014-2015 School Year--
We are eager to do our part to make learning enjoyable for all.
- In the mornings, please have your student at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled pick up.
- Please do not chase after a missed bus. We are unable to return for students who miss the bus.
- Children should look to the driver for the signal to cross the street safely.
Let us know in writing if:
- Your young student is allowed to be let off the bus without an adult present.
- Another adult will be meeting the child at the bus each day.
- An emergency occurs and your child needs to be dropped off or picked up at another location.
- You have made before or after school care arrangements for your child.
- Your phone number has changed.
Need special accommodations? Please contact Pupil Personnel Services at 369-6800. During the first two weeks of the school year our phone lines are heavily used. Your patience is greatly appreciated. Not all requests can be accommodated due to routing limitations and the needs of other students within the district.
As part of the district’s ongoing effort to save money and resources, some routes were altered and some bus stops were relocated. Also, bell times for some schools changed in the 2012-13 school year. Here's the list:
School Hours for Each School
Finally, please remember: NEVER pass a bus with its flashing lights on. Nothing is more important to us than student safety.
The Riverhead Central School District draws its students from three townships: Riverhead, Southampton and Brookhaven. However, all but one of the schools is located in the Township of Riverhead. SEE ONLINE MAP.
New York State Law requires the transportation of elementary students living more than two miles from school and secondary students living more than three miles from school.The Board of Education has approved the following transportation limits:
Grades 1-4: .5 miles or more transported
Grades 5-6: .8 miles or more transported
Grades 7-12: 1.2 miles or more transported
In accordance with Chapter 3635 of the NYS Education Law, all requests for transportation to a private or parochial school for the following school year must be submitted in writing to the Transportation Office “postmarked” before April 1st of the current school year.
If you are undecided whether your child will attend, please apply for transportation, it can be cancelled at a later date. If you do not meet the April 1st deadline, transportation may be denied.
Transportation request forms are available at the Transportation Office: 700 Osborn Ave. (south side of Middle School, parking at rear of Middle School, off Griffing Avenue.
DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT: Transportation Request Form (pdf)
Inclement Weather Procedure for Parents of Children Attending Out of District (Non-Public, Private and Parochial and Special Ed. Facilities)
The district’s procedure for determining whether or not a student attending an out of district school will receive transportation services when inclement weather enters the picture is ruled by the following procedure. The procedure used for making this determination actually comes in two steps:
(1) If the Riverhead Central school District is closed, NO transportation will be provided. If Riverhead CSD has a "delayed opening," ALL transportation services will begin after the delay time has passed.
(2) If the home district is closed, Riverhead CSD will not provide transportation as the home district has declared their roadways dangerous and for liability reasons Riverhead will not enter that district. If the home district is on a delay, then Riverhead will provide transportation services after the delay time has passed.