Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) - Enrollment and Special Education
Pupil Personnel Services, 600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone 631.369.6706, Fax: 631.369.7983
PPS Office Hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Anyone needing to register their child can call Dottie Lukas at 369-6706
to get directions or instructions . . .

Registration for the Universal Prekindergarten Program
for the 2014-2015 school year will start on April 22, 2014.
Please contact Ellen Rausch at 369-6801 with Questions.
See UPK (PRESCHOOL HEADING BELOW) for more information.

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DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FOR PARENTS

REGISTRATION PACKET
BABYSITTING ARRANGEMENTS
RENTERS NON-OWNER'S AFFIDAVIT FORM A
OWNER'S/LESSEE'S AFFIDAVIT FORM B

Change of Address Form and Residency Questionnaire

UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION FORM

Intrepreters for Hearing-Impaired Parents (Accommodation Request Form)

Dental Health Certificate - Optional

MORE DOWNLOADABLE FORMS

Pupil Personnel Services is located in the portable behind the
Middle School at 600 Harrison Avenue

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From Wading River: Take Rte. 58 to the Traffic Light at Pulaski Street and continue down Pulaski Street to the second traffic light (red/yellow/green), make a left on North Griffing Avenue, go about a quarter of a mile (after the Bus Garage) enter behind the Middle School (park in the Middle School's back parking lot). Follow the signs to PPS.
Coming from the East -- Go on Rte. 58 to the Traffic Circle to Roanoke Avenue South, make a right hand turn on Cranberry Street (1/2 mile). At the end of Cranberry Street, go straight across to the back Middle School parking lot. Follow the signs to PPS.

Instrucciones Sobre Cómo Encontrar La Oficina de Registración Y Educación 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 ahí; donde hay un letrero que indica Riverhead Central School District; Pupil Personnel Services. Tendrá que caminar a nuestra oficina (no estamos cerca del parqueo). Siga caminando hasta llegar al portable/casa móvil número 5; afuera de la puerta encontrará otro letrero que indica Riverhead Central School District; Pupil Personnel Services. Favor de llamar a Rafaela Vasquez al (631) 369-6706 si tiene preguntas.

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Anyone needing to register their child can call Dottie Lukas at 369-6706 to get directions or instructions . . . .

If you have any questions about registering your child (of ANY age) for school, Elizabeth Chappell, the Director of PPS, can be reached at 369-6800. For directions to the Pupil Personnel Services building click HERE.

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Registration for the Universal Prekindergarten Program
for the 2014-2015 school year will start on April 22, 2014.
Please contact Ellen Rausch at 369-6801 with Questions.

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FOR UPK REGISTRATION:
Letter Re: Universal Pre-K Program

Universal Pre-K Application Form
Request for Babysitting / Transportation Arrangements



Your child must be 4 years old by December 1 of the school year of entry to qualify.

In the 2014-15 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 22, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Pupil Personnel for next year's classes. It will continue until the classes are filled.

THE RIVERHEAD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT'S UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2014. THIS WILL BE THE 17th YEAR THAT THE DISTRICT WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS NEW YORK STATE PROGRAM.

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e UPK program provides half-day pre-kindergarten 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.

The following information is required to register:

* Original birth certificate
* 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 the new chart of required immunizations we must follow for the 2014-2015 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)
* 2013 income tax return.

Copies of the above can be made by the parent; however, we will still need to see the NYS seal on the birth certificate. For further information, please contact Ellen Rausch at 369-6801.

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FOR UPK REGISTRATION:
Letter Re: Universal Pre-K Program

Universal Pre-K Application Form
Request for Babysitting / Transportation Arrangements

There are other sites throughout Riverhead that provide this service; however, free transportation is only offered to the Phillips Avenue Elementary School UPK program.

The other UPK schools are:
(1) St. David's Episcopal Day School 573 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 369-8081;
(2) Southampton Head Start 271 Riverhead-Hampton Bays Road, Riverhead - (631) 369-7730;
(3) Riverside Head Start 77 Goodridge Avenue, Riverhead - (631) 369-8232;
(4) Alternatives for Children 11-16 Main Street Aquebogue (631) 722-2170.

For information, please contact Ellen Rausch at 369-6801.

Kindergarten

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Kindergarten registration is by appointment only, Monday-Friday, between 8:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Your child does not need to be present for registration.

Kindergarten screenings will be scheduled by your home school between 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 369-6706/6799 to schedule an appointment to register your child.

Kindergarten Screening (by appointment only)

All children entering kindergarten must have reached their fifth birthday on or before December 1 of the school year of entry. Registration will be held at each elementary school in early May. Individual schools will send appropriate notices to parents. A birth certificate is required to be shown at the time of registration.

Prior to admission to kindergarten, proof of the following must be submitted to the district: (1) A recent physical examination; (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 the 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.

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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 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.

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According to New York State Law, students are not permitted to attend school or schools programs if they have not met the immunization requirements. These include polio, rubella (German measles), measles, mumps, and diphtheria. The nurse for each school has a complete list of the diseases which require immunization (* 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 the new chart of required immunizations we must follow for the 2014-2015 school year http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf.)

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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.

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 SEPTA WEBSITE AND INFORMATION ON MEETINGS  
The newly formed Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA)
meet at the Riley Avenue School. SEE:SEPTA WEBSITE

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Special Education Services are available through recommendation from the Special Education Director, Elizabeth Chappell. Contact her at Pupil Personnel Services at 369-6800. Directions to PPS.

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Elizabeth Chappell, Dir. Special Education / Pupil Personnel Services
Phone: 631.369.6800
Email: elizabeth.chappell@riverhead.net



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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

SPECIAL EDUCATION LINKS AND CALENDAR ITEMS

LI SIBLINGS DAY
This day is exclusively for SIBLINGS (ages 8-13) who have
a brother or sister with an emotional, social, or behavioral diagnosis.
410-C Commack Road, Deer Park, NY
SEE BROCHURE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Parent to Parent of NYS
Long Island DDSO, 415 A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-434-6196


Connecting and supporting parents
of individuals with specials needs
www.parenttoparentnys.org


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DisabilityInfo.gov
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can begin your search by visiting any of the nine subject areas at the
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NYS Student Support Services Center

Below please find the link to the July-August 2008 NYS Student Support
Services Center Newsletter "Making Connections..." Please put on any
available websites and share with anyone you feel might be interested or
would benefit from the information.

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MORE Helpful links......

New York State Education Department - Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) - Special Education section
www.vesid.nysed.gov/

An Autoimmune Disabilities Guide for Moms
http://www.autoimmunemom.com

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org/

C.H.A.D.D. of Suffolk: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
www.chadd.net/160

C.H.A.D.D. National Site: http://www.chadd.org/index.htm

The Orton Dyslexia Society now the International Dyslexia Association
http://www.interdys.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Nassau & Suffolk

Autism Society of America
http://www.autism-society.org/

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
Wrightslaw is the leading website about special education law and advocacy, with thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about dozens of special ...
www.wrightslaw.com/

Misunderstood Minds
This site is a companion to the PBS special and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/

All Kinds of Minds
A non-profit institute for the understanding of differences in learning.
http://www.allkindsofminds.org

LD OnLine
"The Leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
http://www.ldonline.org/

User friendly guide to special education:
http://www.nysut.org/files/070103specialed_forumbrochure.pdf

Disclaimer: These links are for information purposes only. We do not necessarily endorse the information on these sites.

SUPPORT GROUPS AT THE CODY CENTER

Cody Center Sibling SupportGroup
The Sibling Support Group is forbrothers and sisters of children with Autism and related disorders. Thegroup meets weekly and incorporates games, art projects, and discussionin an upbeat and supportive atmosphere. The group is led by a socialworker, Marlies Brandt, and volunteer helpers.

Application Process: Pleasecontact Marlies Brandt at 631-632-3147, or by e-mail at Marlies.Brandt@stonybrook.edu.

Parent Information and SupportGroup
The Cody Center offers a shortterm group for parents of children recently diagnosed with Autism, AspergerSyndrome or PDD-NOS. The group focus is on helping parents developa better understanding of autism and on giving parents an overview of services,systems, and resources in the community.

Application Process: Pleasecontact Marlies Brandt at 631-632-3147, or by e-mail at Marlies.Brandt@stonybrook.edu

Grandparent Group
This group is for grandparentsof children with autism spectrum disorders. It features guest speakerson topics such as special education, promoting social skills, etc. There is no charge for group attendance.

Location: Cody Center,5 Medical Drive, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Fee: No Charge
Contact: EllenWoodward at 631-632-3127 or e-mail Shirley.Woodward@stonybrook.edu

Directions to Stony Brook University

The University is located in Suffolk County off Nicolls Road, which is Exit 62 of the Long Island Expressway, I-495.  Take Nicolls Road north about 9 miles.  At the first entrance to Stony Brook University, the South Entrance, turn left, or West, onto South Loop.  Continue to Marburger, and turn right.  Continue to the traffic circle and go around to “11 o’clock”; continue West on Circle Road until you see a right-hand turn into Campus Drive leading to the Student Activities Center.  Parking is available in a large surface lot near the Student Activities Center. You can obtain a campus map at www.stonybrook.edu.

AHA SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Please join us at our monthly support group meetings. Our meetings are free and all are welcome to attend. We have several different groups to meet your individual needs: support for parents and family members of school age children, parents of older teens and adults, and teen and adult groups for individuals on the spectrum. Directions and future meeting dates can be found on the AHA website: www.ahany.org

Special Education Committee of the PTA in Mattituck
You don't have to live in Mattituck to take advantage of these presentations sponsored by Mattituck SEPTA at Mattituck-Cutchogue School District