Pupil Personnel Services, 600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone 631.369.6706, Fax: 631.369.7983, District Office Hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Special Education Services - Check out the SEPTA Website - SEPTA WEBSITE
DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FOR PARENTS
Pupil Personnel Serices is located in the portable behind the
Middle School at 600 Harrison Avenue
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.
Anyone needing to register their child can call Dottie Lukas at 369-6706 to get directions or instructions
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.
Letter Announcing Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program / UPK APPLICATION
child must be 4 years old by December 1 of
the school year of entry to
In the 2012-13 school year, the District is offering FREE Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes at the Phillips Avenue School and at the Aquebogue Elementary School. FREE bus transportation (for qualified students) will be available at these sites only. Registration will begin in April 16, 2012 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 2011. THIS WILL BE THE 14th YEAR THAT THE DISTRICT WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS NEW YORK STATE PROGRAM. This 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, 2012. Transportation is only provided to the district's programs.
The following is required to register:
* Original birth certificate
* photo id of parent
* current utility bill, lease or tax bill
* 2011 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 and Aquebogue Elementary School UPK programs.
The other UPK schools are:
(1) St. David's Episcopal Day School 573 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 (631) 369-8081;
(2) Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center, East Main Street, Riverhead (631) 369-1927;
(3) Southampton Head Start 271 Riverhead-Hampton Bays Road, Riverhead - (631) 369-7730;
(4) Riverside Head Start 77 Goodridge Avenue, Riverhead - (631) 369-8232;
(5) Alternatives for Children 11-16 Main Street Aquebogue (631) 722-2170.
For information, please contact Ellen Rausch at 369-6801.
2012 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION LETTER
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; (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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW SEPTA OFFICERS INSTALLED
The newly formed Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA)
had its charter meeting at the Riverhead Free Library. They will meet at
the Riley Avenue School. RiverheadPatch.com SEE SEPTA WEBSITE
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.
Elizabeth Chappell, Dir. Special Education / Pupil Personnel Services
Elva Beyer, Model Transition Program (MTP) Coordinator
Phone: 631.369.3517 - Office: RHS - Transition Office in the Upper Level Resource Room
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
Connecting and supporting parents
of individuals with specials needs
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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.
MORE Helpful links......
New York State Education Department - Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) - Special Education section
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
Learning Disabilities Association of Nassau & Suffolk
Autism Society of America
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 ...
This site is a companion to the PBS special and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions.
All Kinds of Minds
A non-profit institute for the understanding of differences in learning.
"The Leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
User friendly guide to special education:
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
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: Ellen Woodward 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.
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