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BBS Architects presentation rescheduled

A previously scheduled presentation by BBS Architects at Riverhead Central School District’s August Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled. The regular meeting of the Board of Education will proceed as scheduled at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27. The BBS presentation, which will focus on space and capital construction plans, will now take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Riverhead High School, 700 Osborn Ave., Riverhead. 

Mobile School Pantry to open

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To ensure that local families in need are well-nourished, the Riverhead Central School District is once again partnering with Long Island Cares to distribute free food and other items on a monthly basis at its five elementary schools — Aquebogue, Phillips Avenue, Pulaski Street, Riley Avenue and Roanoke Avenue — throughout the school year.

The Mobile School Pantry will begin distribution on Monday, Sept. 9. The pantry will be open on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. at Roanoke, 6:15 p.m. at Phillips, and 7:15-8 p.m. at Pulaski. On Fridays, the pantry will be open from 5-5:45 p.m. at Aquebogue and 6:15-7 p.m. at Riley.

A full list of dates is available under “Community Resources” on the district’s website,



2019-2020 Lunch Applications Are Now Available

Click here to visit the Food Services page

A Summer of Science

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Riverhead Central School District’s summer program for English language learners was chock-full of scientific experiments, projects and exploration thanks to a partnership with Stony Brook University.

The program, coordinated by Jeremy Garritano, ran from July 8-26 at Riley Avenue Elementary School and focused on engaging students through science. 

Through a variety of research projects, students observed scientific phenomena and designed experiments to explain what they observed. For example, fourth grade students worked with researchers from Stony Brook University on an experiment in which they explored the relationship between earthworms and soybeans. They calculated measurements such as the weight of the worms, formulated hypotheses and shared their findings with their peers.   

In other classrooms, teachers brought science to life through a variety of projects. Students went on science walks, created ecosystem dioramas by reusing plastic lunch containers, kept scientific journals, explored erosion and its impact on ecosystems, engineered parachutes and took virtual field trips.  

The sessions included generous donations by Island Harvest of lunch and breakfast for all students. The program also culminated with donations, as Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Feed the Children provided all students with free children’s books, backpacks and school supplies. 


Riverhead Athletes Earn Excellence Award

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has recognized Riverhead High School as a 2018-19 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence.

To earn this distinction, 75% of the school’s varsity teams were required to earn Scholar-Athlete Team recognition during the 2018-19 school year. To become a Scholar-Athlete Team, a team must hold a GPA above 90%.

Riverhead is one of 135 schools across New York State to earn the Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence designation.

The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to all 19 varsity teams that made this recognition possible.