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Riverhead schools hit by ransomware attack, shutting down computer and tech infrastructure

The Riverhead Central School District was hit by a ransomware attack this morning, shutting down the district’s computer and technology infrastructure for what officials said could be several days.

Riverhead school district to hire ‘acting’ assistant supt. for finance & operations, as current official remains ‘reassigned’

The Riverhead Central School District will hire a business official to act as assistant superintendent for finance and operations, after longtime district administrator Sam Schneider was demoted and administratively reassigned pending an investigation into unspecified allegations from an employee.

Elementary guidance program launched in Riverhead schools

The Riverhead school district now has an elementary guidance program. The program provides additional counselors to support students in kindergarten through sixth...

NFL lineman Ethan Greenidge donates school supplies for students at his elementary school

New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Ethan Greenidge — a 2015 Riverhead High School graduate — purchased over $2,000 worth of school supplies in partnership with Riverhead CAP President Brian Stark.

Nine-period day is set to return, Riverhead Board of Education says

A nine-period day for both Riverhead High School and Riverhead Middle School is in discussion for next year, the board of education...

Sixty-five Riverhead High School students named AP Scholars

Sixty-five Riverhead High School students were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board for their performance on AP program exams, the...

Riverhead High School student named as National Merit Commended Student

Riverhead High School senior Clark Fischer was named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Former deputy superintendent ‘administratively reassigned’ pending an investigation, school board president confirms

The former deputy superintendent of Riverhead schools has been administratively reassigned while the district's special legal counsel conducts an investigation into an an allegation about him, the school board president confirmed in a letter today.

Large crowd turns out to support the biggest expansion in charter school history

A proposal for the Riverhead Charter School to undergo the largest expansion in its history garnered both large praise and sharp opposition during a public hearing at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. “We are looking to build our pipeline of students organically from the ground up, so we would like for children who start in kindergarten with us to finish in 12th grade with us,” said Charter School Superintendent Ray Ankrum.

Much left unsaid about school district’s actions concerning top business official

A lot of unanswered questions remain about the change in title and responsibilities of former Deputy Superintendent Sam Schneider, as district officials side-stepped inquiries about Schneider's appointment with tenure Tuesday night to the assistant superintendent position and other changes involving the business function in the district.