New Start, Dismissal Times for Riverhead Schools

Double check the list below to make sure you know what time your child needs to be dropped off and picked up.

It's almost time for the first bell of the new school semester to ring -- but in Riverhead, there's a new schedule of both start and dismissal times.

"As part of our district-wide effort to make the best use of our financial resources, we have made some important adjustments to the school hours of several of our buildings," said Riverhead Central School District Superintendent Nancy Carney. "By making these adjustments, we will be able to operate our transportation department more efficiently and reduce the amount of fuel we use."

Carney said the district will also be able to offer high school students an additional late bus home at 3:15 pm and allow most elementary teachers a common planning time that will help them to deliver a coordinated approach to students' education.

Here's a list of times for both the start of the schoolday and dismissal.

New Times for Each School

High School

Start: 7:15 a.m.

Dismissal : 1:59 p.m.

Middle School

Start: 8:05 a.m.

Dismissal : 2:35 p.m.


Start: 8:05 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:35 p.m.


Start: 8:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:10 p.m.


Start: 9:05 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.


Start: 9:05 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.


Start: 9:05 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

Carney said in late August, parents will be receiving information about their children's specific bus routes, pick-up time and bus stop. To make any special arrangements for a child, contact Pupil Personnel Services at 631-369-6800 or the Transportation Department at 631-369-6720.

I recognize that these changes may require adjustments to your established routines, but I am confident that the benefits are worth the effort. Thank you for your continued support.


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