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Attention:  Final Call for 2020 AP Exam Payments:
On Tuesday and Wednesday April 7 and 8 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM we will be opening up a collection location inside the vestibule at the main entrance of Riverhead High School for students who have yet to pay for this years AP Exams.  There will be a drop box available in front of the regular sign-in window for students and/or families to drop off personal checks or money orders made out to RCSD.  The AP exam fee is $94.00 per exam.  These are the last dates to pay for AP exams.  Students who have not paid after these dates/times will not be permitted to take the AP exam this year.


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700 Harrison Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6727/23

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Principal: Sean O'Hara

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Assistant Principal: Kellyann Parlato
Assistant Principal: Nicole Taylor
Director of Security: Terry Culhane  

Out of an abundance of caution, Riverhead High School will be canceling:
Spring Financial Aid Night scheduled for Thursday March 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM. 
In-school Spring College Fair scheduled at RHS on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM.
SAT Exam scheduled at RHS for march 14, 2020.

RHS is a comprehensive four-year High School with approximately 1,800 students in grades 9-12. The HS has a teaching and professional staff of about 155 and a very diverse student body.


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Attention 10th and 11th Grade Students:

Student applications to attend BOCES Occupational Education Programs are due March 20, 2020. This deadline will not be extended.
Please submit completed applications to your high school guidance counselor.

Note: This application due date applies to both new and returning (2nd year) BOCES students!


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Meal Distribution - Updated Times/Locations

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Beginning Wednesday, April 1, we will be making several changes to the meal distribution program:
1)    New Time – Doctor’s Path food service will be from 11:15 am until 12:00 pm each day.
2)    New Time – Calverton Hills food service will be from 12:15 pm until 1:00 pm each day.
3)    New Time – Wood Road Trail and Riverside Avenue will be from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm each day.
4)    New location – Corner of Lewis Street and Doris Avenue, Riverhead, with food service from 11:15 am until 12:00 pm each day.
5)    New location – 821 East Main Street, Riverhead, with food service will be from 12:15 pm until 1:00 pm each day.
6)    We will continue food service at Phillips, Roanoke and Aquebogue from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm each day.
7)    Riley’s food service will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, with service from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Participants will be invited to take double meals at each visit.
A partir del miércoles 1 de abril, realizaremos varios cambios en el programa de distribución de comida:
1)    Nuevo horario – El servicio de comida en Doctor’s Path será de 11:15 am hasta las 12:00 pm cada día.
2)    Nuevo horario – El servicio de comida en Calverton Hills será de 12:15 pm hasta la 1:00 pm cada día.
3)    Nuevo horario – El servicio de comida en Wood Road Trail y  Riverside Avenue será de 12:00 pm hasta la 1:00 pm cada día.
4)    Nueva ubicación – El servicio de comida en Corner of Lewis Street y Doris Avenue, Riverhead, será de 11:15 am hasta las 12:00 pm cada día.
5)    Nueva ubicación – El servicio de comida en 821 East Main Street, Riverhead, será de  12:15 pm hasta la 1:00 pm cada día.
6)    Continuaremos el servicio de comida en Phillips, Roanoke y Aquebogue desde las 11:00 am hasta la 1:00 pm cada día.
7)    El servicio de comida de Riley será los lunes, miércoles y viernes solamente, con servicio de 11:00 a.m. a la 1:00 p.m. Los participantes serán invitados a llevar dos comidas  en cada visita.

Director Offers Support to Blue Masques

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Dena Tishim, director of Riverhead High School’s school musicals, recently sent a video message of support to members of the Blue Masques, who were set to perform “Les Miserables” during the weekend of March 27. The message also features words of encouragement from past directors and student alumni. The performances were postponed following the closure of the Riverhead Central School District’s schools due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. To watch the video, visit:

Accepted to West Point and U.S. Naval Academy

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Riverhead High School senior Kellia Daniel has landed an impressive accomplishment by getting accepted into both the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She has opted to enroll at USNA and will report on June 25 to begin her summer training. She plans to study mathematics. 

Daniel earned these acceptances for her dedication to her school and her studies. She received a nomination for USNA by Congressman Lee Zeldin, while her West Point nomination came from the Riverhead High School NJROTC staff. 

The senior has been a cadet with the NJROTC throughout her tenure at Riverhead High School and currently serves as a commanding officer. Aside from her NJROTC duties, she plays varsity volleyball, runs track and is a member of the National Honor Society. 

The Riverhead Central School District congratulates Kellia Daniel on her acceptance.  

Riverhead CSD urges residents to participate in U.S. Census

Did you know census data is used to decide how much funding our region receives, including school districts? In mid-March, residents will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census, which can be done via phone, online or through the mail. The Riverhead Central School District is urging all families to complete the 2020 Census to ensure Riverhead schools receive their fair share of funding through the next 10 years.

“It is imperative that our community accurately completes the 2020 Census,” Riverhead Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez said. “The information garnered through the census will be used to set funding levels for our schools through 2030. If our district is undercounted, we will be under-resourced for a decade. Our schools – our students – simply cannot afford another 10 years without adequate funding. I implore all residents to take part in the census.”

The district has set up a page on its website,, with important information regarding the census. Click “Census” under the Community dropdown.

Riverhead CSD pide a los residentes participar en el censo de los EE. UU.

¿Sabía usted que los datos del censo se utilizan para decidir cuánto financiamiento recibe nuestra región, incluyendo los distritos escolares? A mediados de marzo, los residentes comenzarán a recibir invitaciones para completar el Censo de 2020, que se puede hacer por teléfono, por internet o por correo. El Distrito Escolar Central de Riverhead le pide a todas las familias completar el Censo de 2020 para garantizar que las escuelas de Riverhead reciban su parte justa de los fondos durante los próximos 10 años.

“Es imperativo que nuestra comunidad complete con precisión el Censo de 2020,” La superintendente de escuelas de Riverhead la Dra. Aurelia Henríquez, dijo. “La información obtenida a través del censo se utilizará para establecer los niveles de financiamiento de nuestras escuelas hasta el año 2030. Si nuestro distrito no cuenta con suficientes recursos, tendremos recursos insuficientes durante una década. Nuestras escuelas, nuestros estudiantes, simplemente no pueden permitirse otros 10 años sin un financiamiento adecuado. Le pido a todos los residentes que por favor participen en el censo.”

El distrito ha creado una página en su sitio web,, con información importante sobre el censo. Haga clic en "Census" en el menú desplegable de Comunidad.