DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT AND GOALS
The mission of the Rocky Point Union Free School district is to develop
each child's full potential in a nurturing and supportive student-centered
environment that will promote a foundation for lifelong learning.
The Rocky Point Union Free School District
Registrants grades K - 12 please call the
at 849-7244 for
In order to register for Kindergarten
in the 2017-2018 school year, children must be five years of
age on or before December 1, 2017. Registration is ongoing
from January to May, by appointment only.
If you have any questions and/or you would like to make an appointment, please call our Central Registration Office at 849-7244 between the hours of 9 AM and noon daily.
Homeless Liaison/McKinney Vento Act/Foster Care Officer
Jennifer Zaffino, Social Worker
Rocky Point High School
82 Rocky Point-Yaphank Roads
Rocky Point, NY 11778
7 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Friday
September through June
631.849.7263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Months call Susan Wilson, Executive Director at 631.849.7080
District Residency Determination Officer
Susan Wilson, Executive Director for Educational Services
Rocky Point UFSD
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road
Rocky Point, NY 11778
Taxpayer Identification Code 540 (for your New York State Income Tax Return)
The NYS Resident Income Tax Return requires you to enter the name
and code number of the public school district where you were a resident
on December 31st of the prior year. You must enter this information
even if you had no children attending school. Adjusted gross income
is assigned to school districts and is used as a wealth measure in
various formulas for the apportionment of State Aid based on tax codes
entered on tax returns. In other words, when the school district tax
code is entered incorrectly or not at all, the Rocky Point School District
receives less State Aid than it is entitled to receive.
The State Education Department requires the teacher to keep an accurate record of every student's attendance at school. Such records must show the true cause of absence. For this reason, all students are required on their return to school to bring written excuses from parents or guardians in every case of absence or tardiness.
The following excuses are legal:
Sickness of child
Sickness of the family
Remedial health treatment
Required court appearance
Approved cooperative work programs
Approved college visits
All other absences must be classified as:
Unlawful detention--this occurs when the student is absent from school with parental knowledge and consent, stated or implied, for other than legal reason.
Truancy--this occurs when a student is absent from school without parental knowledge and no legal excuse for the absence applies.
Regular attendance and punctuality are vital to the educational well-being of each child. Parents are urged to insure that each child attends regularly and arrives at school on time.
You are also asked to inform the school if a child is to be absent or late. Parents of elementary and secondary students should call the district main number (744-1600) and follow the instructions for individual schools. In all instances due to absences or tardiness, a note must be forwarded immediately to the homeroom teacher stating the reason when the child returns to school.
Do not send your child to school so early that he or she will arrive before the scheduled opening time. We request that students remain at home rather than play on an unsupervised playground.
The School Health Program provides services and health education to our children, staff, home, and community with emphasis on prevention. Good health contributes to learning ability; therefore, we are mainly concerned with helping children attain the best possible physical and mental condition.
Our programs include NYS mandated yearly vision, hearing, and scoliosis exams. You are responsible for medical care of a problem reported by the school physician and should return all forms as soon as they have been completed by your physician. Injuries and infections that occur at home must be treated at home or by a physician.
Communicable health problems (such as head lice, pinworms, scabies, “pink eye,” and strep infections) along with any immunizations, tests, injuries or unusual illnesses, must be reported to the Health Office, enabling us to better protect your child’s health.
Medications must be brought to the Health Office and dispensed there, enabling us to better protect your child’s health. All medication must be properly labeled and accompanied by a signed note.
Under NYS Public Health Law, all children must
be properly immunized prior to their entry into
school. Minimum immunizations include 3-5 doses
of DPT, 3-4 doses of polio, 3 does of hepatitis B,
2 doses of measles, one dose of mumps and rubella
vaccine, and 1-2 doses of varicella. All children
enrolled in sixth grade after January 2005 must be
immunized with 2 doses of varicella and one Tdap
booster. Immunizations may be waived in cases
of medical contraindication with proper physician
documentation. Please check with your health care
provider as soon as possible to make sure that your
child is properly immunized. Effective September
2016, students entering 7th and 12th grades in New
York State public, private and parochial schools
will be required to be fully vaccinated against
NYS Public Health Law requires a physician’s
order for the nurse to dispense over-the-counter or
prescription medications to a student. The following
guidelines must be adhered to:
A written request from the prescribing
A written request from the parents or guardian.
be brought to the health office by the parent or designated adult.
Children are prohibited from transporting medication on
The medication must be in the prescription
bottle/vial clearly indicating the child’s name,
frequency, dosage and duration of the treatment.
Medication that is ordered
once, twice, or three
times daily can be managed at home.
Parents/guardians should report any changes
the course of treatment, as well as any change in
your child’s health to the health office.
Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of Early Intervention Program (Part C) or Preschool Special Education (Part B/619) services of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
This site offers information and resources related to the earliest possible identification of young children and their families who may benefit from early intervention or education services.
Child Find is a component of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This Child Find web site is mainly focused on Part C of the IDEA, the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. However, much of the information and many of the links listed on the Child Find web site can be useful in conducting child find for all young children, not just child find for infants and toddlers.
Parents for Megan’s Law
Sex Offender Email Alert Program (Nassau and Suffolk Only)
Megan's Law (PFML) will actively notify you by email each time we
are notified by either the Suffolk or Nassau County Police Departments
(New York) of a moderate or high risk sex offender. You must download
a form by visiting:
mail it to:
Parents for Megan's
P.O. Box 145
Stony Brook, New York 11790
call their help line at 631-689-2672
have a form mailed or faxed to you.
Students that have reached the age of 14 are eligible
to get working papers. To obtain working papers you must first...
Get information and an application form from your high school guidance
office: GUIDANCE COUNSELORS
between 7:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Monday - Friday
If a student plans to work, he or she must observe the following
If he/she is 12 or 13:
may deliver newspapers. A newspaper permit is required. When school
is in session, he/she may work a maximum of 5 hrs/day .
He/she may work between the hours of 5 AM and
7 PM (or 30 minutes prior to sunset, whichever is later.)
If he/she is 14 or 15:
He/she must get working
papers. When attendance at school is not required, he/she may work
in stores, offices, and other places, except in a factory workroom. He/she
may do delivery or clerical work in an enclosed office of a factory
and in dry cleaning stores, shoe repair shops, and similar service
stores. He/she may work between 7 AM/7 PM Day after Labor Day to June
20 and between 7 AM/7 PM June
21 to Labor Day. When school is in session he/she
may work a maximum of 18 hrs/wk as follows: Monday
to Friday 3 hrs/day; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 8 hrs/day. When
school is not in session, he/she may work 6 days a week, up
to 8 hours in any one day and up to 40 hours in any
one week. (School is not in session if the school is closed for
the entire week.)
is 16 or 17:
must get working papers. He/she may work in a factory. When school
is in session he/she may work a maximum 28 hrs/wk as
follows: Monday - Thursday 4 hrs/day; Friday , Saturday ,
Sunday , holidays 8 hrs/day . He/she may not work between 10 PM and
6 AM. He/she must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian
and from your school, in order to work between 10 PM and midnight on
a day before a school day; and from a parent or a
guardian only to work between 10 PM and midnight on a day before a non-school
day. Students enrolled in an approved Cooperative Education Program may work
up to 6 hours on a day preceding a school day when school is in session as
long as the hours are in conjunction with the program. During vacations (school
must be closed for the entire week), he/she may work six days, 48 hrs/wk, 8
hrs/day between the hours of 6 AM to midnight.
Steps in Obtaining Working Papers:
A secondary student
may obtain an application from the middle school or high school
A parent must sign the application.
A physical examination
is required. This examination must have taken place within one year
of application for working papers.
The student must sign the Student Non factory Employment
front of issuing clerk.
Visit http://www.labor.state.ny.us/ for additional information
Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR)
Pursuant to the terms of the employment agreement between the Board of Education of the Rocky Point Union Free School District and the Superintendent, the Board and the Superintendent shall meet in executive session in June of each year to formulate performance goals/criteria for the subsequent school year, with these goals/criteria to be jointly agreed upon by the Superintendent and the Board. The Board shall devote at least a portion of one (1) meeting during the month of May in each year, in executive session, to an evaluation of the Superintendent’s performance during that school year. This evaluation shall be based on the Superintendent’s attainment of the performance goals/criteria as set forth above. The Superintendent shall be provided with a written copy of the evaluation signed by the members of the Board at least 10 days prior to the executive session of the Board scheduled to discuss such evaluation in May and shall be allowed to respond with written comment.
Approved 2014-15 Superintendent's Goals