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Rocky Point Union Free School District

Message Regarding Extended Closure and NYS Regents Exams

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

Governor Cuomo has extended statewide school closures through April 29, 2020.  Also at today's New York State Board of Regents meeting, Chancellor Rosa announced that the administration of the June 2020 NYS Regents Exams is canceled. Further guidance will be released in the coming days, and we will continue to share that information as we receive it.

We will continue communicating with the Rocky Point school community on a regular basis. Please continue to check the website for details. Thank you and stay safe and well.

Rocky Point UFSD

A Message from the Music Department for Gr 6-12

Hello Rocky Point Musicians

We miss you and hope you are all doing well. We know many of you would like to pick up your instruments so the music department and the district are arranging a music instrument pick up day for Middle School and High School students on Wednesday, April 8 ONLY.  This will be a curbside pick up only.  The Middle School pick up will be from 12- 1 PM at the Middle School Main Entrance.  The High School pick up will be from 1:15 – 2:15 PM at the High School Main Entrance.

In order to coordinate this, you must fill out and submit the Instrument Request Pick Up form by the end of the day Monday.  Please be very detailed in your response. https://tinyurl.com/rpinstrument 

For everyone’s safety, please remain in your car and your instrument will be brought to your car. You will receive an email confirmation when your form is received.

If you have questions, please email your music teacher via eBoard.

Rocky Point Music Department

Message Regarding School Outdoor Facilities

Dear Rocky Point Community,

In the best interest of the health and safety of our entire community, effective immediately, all outdoor school grounds will be closed until further notice. The closed properties include all fields, courts, playgrounds, and track.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Rocky Point UFSD

4 3 2020 Important Advanced Placement Exam Update

April 3, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you know, College Board has made significant changes to this year’s AP exams, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier today, College Board provided additional details regarding AP exams:

● Exams will be administered from May 11 through May 22. The specific schedule for each subject area can be found by clicking the following link: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule

This link also contains specific information related to exam content for each test.
● Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.
● Exams may be taken at home, or in schools, if schools reopen.
● For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up. At this time, we strongly recommend that your child ensure he/she is able to log into his/her AP account. We do not have access to individual student account information, so you will need to reach out to College Board to address any log-in issues. The parent/student AP contact phone number is 888-225-5427.
● Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.
● College Board will be providing additional information for students in the coming weeks, to continue to help them prepare for exams, and the new exam format.

We will continue to share updated AP exam information as we receive it. We appreciate your patience, as we all work to navigate through these unique circumstances. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Melinda Brooks
Director of Humanities 

Aaron Factor
Director of Humanities


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4 3 2020 Video and Written Message from the Superintendent of Schools

April 3, 2020

Dear Rocky Point School Community,

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/11rC6YP0dhg

The following is from the video message sent to the community:

Hello again Rocky Point School Community! This is Scott O’Brien, Superintendent of Schools. I’m here at the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School and it just isn’t the same without all of you here.

As the Governor announced this week, schools will continue to provide virtual learning throughout our scheduled Spring Break vacation next week. Please continue to check your teacher and class eBoards all next week.

(As per the Governor’s Order this week, all schools must continue to provide virtual learning throughout any upcoming scheduled vacations. Therefore, virtual learning through eBoard is expected to continue throughout next week’s originally scheduled vacation. I recognize that we anticipated having this vacation, as scheduled. At the same time, our students remain at home and the structure of our virtual learning could never be more important. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is expected to be at its worst over the next two weeks. Keeping virtual learning consistent throughout this period is our way as educators of supporting our community in the way we know best – through teaching, encouraging, supporting, and being a constant for our students.)

Our teachers will be attending virtual professional development sessions and soon - students will begin submitting work to teachers in a variety of ways including Google Classroom assignments, Google forms, and through a number of other programs. These additional virtual experiences will provide students and parents with feedback on their completed online work.

If you have any questions please email your child’s teacher, principal, or use our website help desk or live phone help desk at 631-982-4775.
Thank you all for working together to keep learning continuous for our students during the closures due to COVID-19. (It is during unprecedented times as these that we come together as a school community and demonstrate Rocky Point pride in the best way possible.)
We hope you and your families are well and we look forward to being back together as soon possible.

Sincerely,

Dr. Scott O’Brien
Superintendent of Schools


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