Office of Pupil Personnel Services
20 School Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
OFFICE OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES & SPECIAL EDUCATION
RCSD Pupil Personnel Services / Registration Office is located at the RCSD Registration Building, 20 School Street (formerly known as the HS south portables).
See directions below.
20 School Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 / Hours: 8AM-4PM
Registration Phone: 631-369-6706
Registration Fax: 631-591-5972
GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Are you new to the Riverhead community?
The PPS Registration Office is located at the RCSD Registration Building, 20 School Street (formerly known as the HS south portables). See directions below. (Call 631-369-6706 for more information). The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:00 PM during the school year. When schools are not in session and during July and August, the office is open from 8 AM to 2:00 PM. Arrive one hour prior to the close of hours.
For all children entering school, the district requires the following:
Proof of residency in the school district. A homeowner must present one of the following documents to establish proof of residency: deed, current mortgage statement or tax bill, utility bill (cable, PSEG, fuel, water, telephone (cellphone bills are not acceptable)); a renter must present the notarized lease (original), current utility bill (cable, PSEG, fuel, water, telephone (cellphone bills are not acceptable).
Birth Certificate (Original for Kindergarten only)
Immunization certificate, signed and stamped by a physician, must include: 3 Dtap, Tdap if child is 11 years of age and entering 6th grade, polio, 3 Hep B, 2 Measles, 1 Mumps, 1 Rubella, 1 Varicella
- Physical exam within one year of entrance
- Health history signed by parent
Foster child only: a guardian or agency must present evidence or have in their possession a court order assignment and/or a Department of Social Services assignment or agency assignment (DDS 2999 form) that they have been given authorization to act on behalf of the State of New York.
Is your housing uncertain or temporary?
If so, the McKinney-Vento Act assists children and youth who don’t have fixed, adequate and regular nighttime residence. For help/questions, please contact the District Homeless Liaison, Elizabeth Chappell, at 369-6799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION FORMS FOR PARENTS
Registration Packet English/Spanish
Change of Address Form and Residency Questionnaire
Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired Parents (Accommodation Request Form)
Dental Health Certification – Optional
DIRECTIONS TO PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES
From Wading River: Take Rte. 58 East, take a right on to Harrison Avenue. Go past Riverhead High School at 700 Harrison Avenue. Take a left onto School Street. The Pupil Personnel Registration Office is located in the portable buildings ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF the High School at 20 School Street. Park in the side or front parking lot of RHS. Follow the signs to PPS. >Mapquest
UNIVERSAL PRE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
The UPK program provides half-day Pre-kindergarten classes 5 days per week for eligible children who will be four years old on or beforeDecember 1 of the school year of entry.There are other sites throughout Riverhead that provide this service; however, free transportation is only offered to the Phillips Avenue Elementary School UPK program.
In the 2016-2017 school year, the district is offering FREE Universal Pre-kindergarten classes at the Phillips Avenue School. FREE bus transportation (for qualified students) will be available at Phillips only. Registration will begin on April 11, 2016 beginning at 8 AM at Pupil Personnel for next year’s classes. It will continue until the classes are filled.
These sites are:
(1) St. David’s Episcopal Day School @ 573 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 369-8081
(2) Southampton Head Start @ 271 Riverhead-Hampton Bays Road, Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 369-7730
(3) Riverside Head Start @ 77 Goodridge Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
(4) Alternatives for Children @ 11-16 Main Street, Aquebogue, NY 11931
The following information is required to register:
Original birth certificate (copy will be made, but we still need to see the NYS seal on the birth certificate)
All required immunizations (*immunizations – New York State has changed the immunization requirements for school attendance, effective June 2015. For information about these changes, please consult your child’s health care provider or the school’s nurse. Also see the information HERE. This is a new chart of required immunizations we must follow for the 2016-2017 school year: (http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf)
Photo ID of parent registering child
Residency proof (current PSEG bill, cable bill, Direct TV bill, lease, tax bills, etc.)
Prior Year's Income Tax Return
DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FROM PPS FOR
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION & PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES
20 School Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Special Education Phone: 631-369-6706
Special Education Fax: 631-591-5972
Kindergarten Registration Application English
Kindergarten Registration Application Spanish
Kindergarten registration begins in February prior to each school year, and is by appointment only, Please call the registration office between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, as soon as possible, at 369-6706 to schedule an appointment to register your child. Your child does not need to be present for registration.
Kindergarten screenings (by appointment only) will be scheduled by your home school during April and May. A screening can be scheduled only AFTER you have registered at the Pupil Personnel Office.
All children entering kindergarten must have reached their fifth birthday on or before December 1 of the school year of entry.
Prior to admission to kindergarten, proof of the following must be submitted to the district:
(1) A recent physical exam;
(2) All required immunizations (*immunizations – New York State has changed the immunization requirements for school attendance, effective June 1, 2015. For information about these changes, please consult your child's health care provider or the school's nurse. Also see the information HERE. This is a new chart of required immunizations we must follow for the 2015-2016 school year (http://www/health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf).
(3) Residence in the Riverhead Central School District. A kindergarten orientation session is held in early June to acquaint both parents and children with the kindergarten program.
Special Ed. Info
SPECIAL EDUCITION INFORMATION
The goal of the Riverhead Special Education Department is to promote every student’s academic, physical, social and emotional growth in a safe, nurturing environment, as well as providing students with an opportunity to develop all facets of their character to the fullest potential.
The Office of Special Education supports a full range of services to all children, ages 3 to 21, who display a need for instructional and behavioral modifications and supports in their academic settings. These students have been identified and evaluated in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act, PL.94-142).
The Special Education Department will only offer these supports after general education interventions have proven unsuccessful. When students are displaying acute difficulty in school, despite attempts at remediation through research based early intervention services, school personnel or parents can submit a request for an evaluation to the building psychologist or directly to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) via our office.
Parents and early childhood educators who are concerned with a preschooler’s development can request an evaluation through the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) via our office.
Upon the receipt of a recommendation from an educator or referral by a parent, the Special Education Office will contact parents to get their consent prior to conducting any evaluations, under guidelines of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or the Committee on Special Education (CSE). These evaluations will include any procedures, tests, special education and/or related services. Recommendations from these evaluations may or may not include classification of the child as a student with a disability.
All parents should review the Parents Guide to Special Education, Procedural Safeguards, Informed Consent and other helpful information, which are provided on our website. If additional information on programs or other opportunities that are available to our students, please contact your child’s home school psychologist or from the Special Education Director, Elizabeth Chappell. Contact her at Pupil Personnel Services at 631-369-6799.
The newly formed Special Education Parent Teacher Association meets at Riley Avenue School. SEE: SEPTA WEBSITE
SPECIAL EDUCATION LINKS
Parent to Parent of NYS
Long Island DDSO, 415 A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Connecting and supporting parents of individuals with specials needs
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New York State Education Department - Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) - Special Education section
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National Center for Learning Disabilities
C.H.A.D.D. of Suffolk: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
C.H.A.D.D. National Site: http://www.chadd.org/index.htm
The Orton Dyslexia Society now the International Dyslexia Association
Autism Society of America
The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
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Private School Info
PRIVATE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REQUEST
Transportation will be provided for all resident students attending private and parochial schools outside the District to a distance not to exceed fifteen (15) miles from the student’s place of residence to the school. The parent or guardian of a parochial or private school child residing in the Riverhead Central School District who desires their child be transported to a parochial or private school during the next school year should submit proof of residency and fill out the transportation request form at Pupil Personnel no later than April 1 of the preceding year, or within thirty days of moving into the District.
As part of a total health program, it is recommended that all children receive an annual medical examination. This is particularly important when a youngster is experiencing educational problems.
Under certain circumstances, the family doctor may deem it necessary for a student to take medication at school. The New York State School Law permits the school to cooperate with the doctor and the parent in administering medication at school. Before this service may be started, written request from the parent and a written request from the doctor, with directions for administering the medication, must be on file in the office of the school nurse.
Under certain circumstances, a student may self-carry emergency medication if a physician determines necessity. Please contact your school nurse for further information regarding this option.
PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES
Ass't. Director Dave Renahan
Ass't. Director Virginia Figueroa
COORDINATOR OF TRANSITION Program (MTP) Coordinator
Elva Beyer, Model Transition Program (MTP) Coordinator
Office: RHS - Transition Office in the Upper Level Resource Room