Early Release/Transportation Information
Connect-ED Notification System | Two-Hour Delayed Opening | Emergency School Closings
Bus Conduct | Passing a Bus | Private/Parochial School Transportation I Snow Protocol
Connect-Ed Telephone Notification System
The Rocky Point Union Free School District uses Connect-ED,
a school-to-parent telephone notification system, as part of our efforts
to communicate more effectively with you. Administration will have the
power to make one phone call and reach you
in minutes. Connect-ED will enable the Rocky Point Union Free School
District to notify you immediately in the event of a snow day or school-wide
emergency. The system can deliver up to 3,000 messages within minutes—ensuring
that you quickly know what's going on. To receive these messages, the
school must have your up-to-date contact information. If you move, change
jobs, or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to provide your child's
school with the new contact information so you won't miss a single Connect-ED
Emergency School Closings
When school is closed due to inclement weather,
bad road conditions, or other emergencies, listen to one of the following
radio/TV stations listed below for the announcements regarding Rocky
WALK Storm Center97.5 FM
WBLI /WBAB Storm Center 106.1 FM
WRCN 103.9 FM
NEWS 12 LI
When Rocky Point's public schools are closed due to weather
conditions, bus transportation will not be provided to students attending
private or parochial schools.
Two-Hour Delayed Opening
When road conditions in the early morning are
hazardous but are expected to improve rapidly as the morning progresses,
the District may utilize a two-hour delayed opening for all schools.
Students will report to their bus stops exactly
two hours later than they normally would. Dismissal for all schools will
be at their normal times. This delayed opening may also be used for other
emergencies. All students attending private or
parochial schools will follow the same procedure and report to their
bus stops exactly two hours after their normal pick-up times.
Notice of the delayed opening will be made as early as
possible and broadcast on the listed radio stations and TV-Cablevision
News 12 and the
District's Connect-ED Telephone Notification System will be activated. In the event that we
cannot transport students to school as a result of a “two-hour
delayed opening” based on forecast predictions for improved weather
and conditions by 7 AM, school officials will announce that schools will
be closed. It is important that you continue to listen carefully for
just such announcements.
The Rocky Point Union Free School District has a contract
with the First Student Bus Company. If you have any questions or concerns, they
can be reached at
First Student Bus Company (631) 744-2204
Inclement Weather Bus Stops (Stops are NOT posted on this site for safety reasons.)
NOTE: Inclement Weather Bus Stops are NOT posted on the
WWW for safety reasons. Please refer to the hard copy your student(s)
brought home from school.
At various times during the winter season Inclement
Weather Bus Stops will be used to insure the safety of our student
population. The use of these stops may be necessary at any time during
the school day, without prior announcement.
Parents should listen to the radio stations or call First Student at 744-2204 if they have
any questions regarding whether or not the Inclement Weather Bus Stops
will be used. The district's voice mail will also have the
announcement. Please make arrangements for someone to
meet young children at these alternate stops.
Due to the geographic
nature of our area, the following "inclement" weather stops
will be utilized when adverse road conditions exist. If your stop
is NOT listed,
then regular service will be provided.
FIRST STUDENT, INC.
Island Division▪ P.O. Box 932▪ 82
Route 25A▪ Shoreham, New York 11786
(631) 744-2204▪ Fax (631) 744-2297
Rules for Students' Conduct on Buses
- Be orderly, quiet and considerate of people and their property in
the vicinity of bus stops.
- Be ready when the bus arrives.
- Bus drivers have the authority to assign seats, give directions,
and implement rules for the safe and orderly conduct of students.
- Acceptable public behavior will be expected of all bus riders.
- Pass in front rather than behind the bus when crossing the street
to or from
- Do not enter or leave the bus when it is in motion.
- Remain behind the white line so as not to interfere with the driver.
- Heads or arms must not be extended from bus windows.
- Avoid eating on the bus and help keep the bus neat.
- Shouting, fighting, offensive language, or smoking will result in
loss of bus privileges.
- Remain seated until the bus stops at your destination.
- Bus drivers will report violations of the above.
- Students are required to have parental permission in writing of any
changes in regular transportation arrangements.
- Students who violate the regulations can have their bus privileges
Private and Parochial School Transportation For 2016-2017
EDUCATION LAW THE DEADLINE
IS APRIL 1, 2017
(The application period for 2016-17 school year is closed.)
and Parochial School Transportation
For the 2017-2018 School Year
Print out a PDF copy of our form.
In accordance with Chapter 3635 of
the NYS Education Law, all requests for transportation to a private or
parochial school for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted in writing
to the Transportation Office “postmarked” before
April 1, 2017. Transportation request forms are available at the Business
Office in the District Office located at:
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road ~ Rocky Point, NY 11778
Additional information can be obtained by calling:
District Transportation Office
Passing a Stopped School Bus
Section 1174 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law prohibits vehicles from passing a stopped school bus. Every person convicted of a violation shall: for a first conviction be punished by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $400 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of 3 years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $600 nor more than $750 or by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 3 years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $750 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.