Elizabeth Chappell
                 Ph. 631.369.6799

Office of Pupil Personnel Services
              600 Harrison Avenue
               Riverhead, NY 11901

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PPS Registration

600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Registration Phone: 631-369-6706
Registration Fax: 631-369-7983


Have you just moved to the Riverhead community?

The office of Central Registration is located at 600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, directly behind the Riverhead Middle School. (Call 631-369-6706 for more information, hours and directions). 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:

checkProof 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)

  • check 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

checkFoster 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 elizabeth.chappell@riverhead.net.

Registration Packet
Babysitting Arrangements
Renters Non-Owners Affidavit - FORM A
Owner’s/Lessee’s Affidavit - FORM B
Change of Address Form and Residency Questionnaire
Universal Pre-Kindergarten Application Form
Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired Parents (Accommodation Request Form)
Dental Health Certification – Optional


From Wading River: Take Rte. 58 to the traffic light at Pulaski Street and continue down Pulaski Street to the second traffic light, make a left on North Griffing Avenue, go about a quarter of a mile and right after the Bus Garage enter the parking lot behind the Riverhead Middle School where you can park. Follow the signs to PPS.

From the East: Take Rte. 58 to the traffic circle to Roanoke Avenue South, make a right turn on Cranberry Street (1/2 mile). At the end of Cranberry Street, go straight across into the parking lot behind Riverhead Middle School where you can park. Follow the signs to PPS.

Instrucciones Sobre Cóm o Encontrar La Oficina de Registratión Y Educatión Especial: Cuando salga de esta oficina, haga una derecha hacia Harrison Avenue. Una vez que pase la escuela secundaria (Riverhead Middle School), haga una derecha en School Street. Siga la curva ancha, en el primer parqueo/estacionamiento haga una derecha y estacióne ahi; donde hay un letero que indica Riverhead Central School District; Pupil Personnel Services. Tendrá que caminar a nuestra oficina (no estam os cerca del parqueo). Siga cam inando hasta llegar al portable/casa móvil numero 5; afuera de la puerta encontrará otro letrero que indica Riverhead Central School District; Pupil Personnel Services.

UPK Registration


     Registration for the Universal Prekindergarten Program for the 2014-2015 school year will start on April 22, 2014. Please contact Debbie Cato at 369-6801 with questions.
      The UPK program provides half-day prekindergarten classes 5 days per week for eligible children who will be four years old on or before December 1 of the school year of entry. Transportation is only provided to the district’s programs.
      In the 2014-2015 school year, the district is offering FREE Universal Prekindergarten classes at the Phillips Avenue School. FREE bus transportation (for qualified students) will be available at Phillips only. Registration will begin on April 22, 2014 beginning at 8 AM at Pupil Personnel for next year’s classes. It will continue until the classes are filled.
       There are other sites throughout Riverhead that provide this service; however, free transportation is only offered to the Phillips Avenue Elementary School UPK program.
       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
          (631) 369-8232
    (4) Alternatives for Children @ 11-16 Main Street, Aquebogue, NY 11931
          (631) 722-2170

    The following information is required to register:

    checjOriginal birth certificate (copy will be made, but we still need to see the NYS seal on the birth certificate)
    checkAll required immunizations (*immunizations – New York State has changed the immunization requirements for school attendance, effective July 1, 2014. 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 2014-2015 school year (http://www/health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf)
    checkPhoto ID of parent registering child
    checkResidency proof (current PSEG bill, cable bill, Direct TV bill, lease, tax bills, etc.)
    checkPrior Year's Income Tax Return


    Letter Re: Universal Pre-K Program
    Universal Pre-K Application Form
    Request for Babysitting/Transportation Arrangements


Kindergarten Registration

600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Special Education Phone: 631-369-6799
Special Education Fax: 631-369-6822

Kindergarten registration begins in February prior to each school year, and is by appointment only, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM. 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.
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.

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 July 1, 2014. 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 2014-2015 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. Call 369-6801 for further information.

Special Ed. Info


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. Directions to PPS.


Parent’s Guide to Special Education
Procedural Safeguards
Informed Consent

The newly formed Special Education Parent Teacher Association meets at Riley Avenue School.  SEE: SEPTA WEBSITE

Parent to Parent of NYS
Long Island DDSO, 415 A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Private School Info



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.




       Ass't. Director Dave Renahan
                 Ph. 631.369.7090

      COORDINATOR OF TRANSITION         Program (MTP) Coordinator

        Elva Beyer, Model Transition          Program  (MTP) Coordinator
            Phone: 631.369.3517
Office: RHS - Transition Office in the     Upper Level Resource Room
Email: elva.beyer@riverhead.net