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600 Harrison Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6759
Fax: 631.369.6829

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Principal: Stephen Hudson           Assistant Principal: Paul Hewitt
Director of Security: Terry Culhane

New Dismissal Procedures (English & Spanish)


Riverhead Middle School has approximately 800 students in grades 7 and 8. There are 110 professional staff. Coming soon Back to School Night Booklet for all kinds of helpful information about the MS (i.e., Clubs, Phone Numbers, Course Guide, Extra Help Guide, etc.).

RMS has a culturally diverse student population, with a teaching staff of seasoned veterans and young professionals.

  • Parents are encouraged to contact teachers on the team concerning their child's learning needs. In addition, there is a strong anti-bullying emphasis.

The MS has a full range of academic and extra-curricular offerings and a proud tradition of excellence in both. The school has a strong cultural arts and music program and a variety of afterschool clubs, athletic teams, Middle Masques Drama Club and an outstanding Latin Club.

During the school year --

All parent pick up and student drop off will take place in the rear of the building at arrival and dismissal times.

Parents will no longer have access to front loop at those times …

Current News

Student Trip to Quebec City

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Members of the French Club at Riverhead Middle School tested their knowledge of the French language during a four-day trip to Quebec City from March 5-8.

The trip gave the 75 students an opportunity to practice their French language skills as they explored the culture of Quebec City, toured an ice hotel, visited a tubing park and learned how to drive their own dog sled. The students also visited a Canadian maple sugar shack.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to view French Canadian culture, food and language,” said middle school French teacher Betsy Ruotolo.

This is the 21st year that the school has provided the student trip to Quebec City.

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.

A Pasta of a Time

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The Riverhead Middle School PTO held a successful Pasta Dinner fundraising event on March 1 at the Riverhead Moose Lodge. Proceeds will help defray costs associated with the school’s annual eighth grade trip. The school extends its thanks to PTO members Stephanie Burns, Amy Fideli, Diane Tucci and Denise Zaleski for all their hard work and dedication to students.    

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.

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