Parents’ Right to Know
Under Title I Regulations, the parents or guardians of students attending Title I schools may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher, teaching
assistant and paraprofessional staff. Please contact your child’s building principal if you have a question regarding the professional qualifications of faculty, teaching assistants and paraprofessional staff members, including the following:
- Whether the teacher has met state certification criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under the emergency or other provisional status through which state certification criteria has been waived;
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certificate of degree held by the teacher, and the held of discipline of the certification or degree;
- Whether the child is provided services by a teaching assistant or paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
Written Complaint and Appeal Procedures
As required by Title XIV, the New York State Education Department (NY- SED) has adopted procedures for receiving and resolving complaints and for resolving appeals from decisions of Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
Information regarding the NYSED “Written Complaint and Appeal Procedures” concerning violations of Title I, Parts A, C and D, or of the General Education Provisions Act; or of Section 100.2(ee) Academic Intervention Services of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education are avail- able on the New York State website.
For further information relating to the “Written Complaint and Appeal Procedures” for the New York State Education Dept. and the Riverhead Charter School please call (631) 369-5800.
All students entering or attending school must have up to date immunizations, as per the New York State Department of Health. Please click here for updated requirements.
At this time, the NYSDOH is not issuing exceptions for immunizations because of COVID-19. The Department’s stance continues to be that students missing vaccine doses for any reason must comply with Public Health Law Section 2164 requirements. Children entering or attending school in New York State, including in-school and distance learning, must comply with said requirements.
Students should have immunizations current by October 15th or show that they have a scheduled appointment to complete their vaccinations.
Please contact your child doctor to inquire about any missing vaccinations. You may contact the school nurse at 631-369-5800 extension 2222 with any additional questions.
Dignity for All Students
Riverhead Charter School fosters an educational setting where all students are treated with respect and dignity. In accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), administrators, teachers, staff members and students have continued to address these issues with an increased focus and education. DASA awareness occurs throughout the school year through assemblies, classroom visits, character education programs and an emphasis in the social worker office.
Definition of DASA:
DASA states that no student should be subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students on school property or at a school function. No student shall be subjected to discrimination based on his/her actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability weight (or other physical features), sexual orientation, gender identity or biological sex.
What should I do if my child is having a DASA related problem?
Contact our designated Dignity for All Coordinator (DAC)
Dr. McKinney, Principal 3005 or Ms. Gaie, Social Worker x2234.