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 ROCKY POINT HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)

82 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1604 | Fax: (631) 591-0220
Principal: Jonathan Hart
Assistant Principals: Michael Gabriel, Lauren Neckin
School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:22 PM
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November 2021

 

Dear Rocky Point Parents and Families,

 

October proved to be a very well-rounded month for our students and staff here at Rocky Point High School.  As we pushed into the middle of the 1st marking period, the school days were enriched with various academic challenges, social and emotional learning programs and extracurricular activities.  In the classroom, our teachers led our students through creative and challenging lessons, while our club advisors and coaches certainly made a positive impact on our students after school hours; all contributing to the Rocky Point High School Experience.

 

Throughout the month of October, TEAM Rocky Point High School aimed to support mental health, build stronger student to staff relationships and increase student unity within the school.  Over the past several weeks, our guidance counselors met with our freshmen students to build relationships, establish rapport and discuss future academic plans.  During the week of October 1st-8th, our mental health team pushed into many classrooms in an effort to educate our students about mental illness to end the negative stigma attached to these common conditions.  Students were also introduced to our social workers and the school psychologist so that they become better acquainted with our support staff.  To show further support for our students, our social worker, Mrs. Mangogna, collaborated with Mr. Meier and his art club students to design creative, positive messages using colorful chalk across the entire front sidewalk.   Later in the month, in an effort to unite our students to end bullying in our school community, our Human Rights Club led the school in celebrating Unity Day.  Students and staff wore orange clothing and rubber bracelets as part of a national movement. In addition, students signed pledges and donated money to the cause.  The club raised over $100 to donate to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center.  Finally, some of our students participated in a peer networking workshop to improve connections between varied social groups throughout the building.

 

After school hours, our students have been very busy engaged in sports and varied extracurricular activities.  I would like to commend all of our student athletes who participated in fall sports demonstrating dedication, hard work and commitment to their sport and our school throughout the fall season.  Several of our teams participated in postseason competition, led by our girls soccer team who posted an undefeated regular season record.  On the stage, members of our pocket theater drama club have been diligently rehearsing for the fall production entitled The Hallmarks of Horror.  We are looking forward to seeing the final product on the weekend of November 12th and 13th.  Furthermore, our club advisors and student leaders ran a very vibrant club fair in order to promote and attract new student members.  I would like to thank all of our fall coaches and club advisors for their time and leadership over these past weeks.

 

I would like to inform you of some upcoming events at the high school:

 

End of the 1st Marking Period: Friday, November 5th

  Grades posted to the Parent Portal: Friday November 12th

Pocket Theater Performance: The Hallmarks of Horror, Nov. 12th and 13th @ 7pm in the auditorium

RPHS Celebrates “Red Ribbon Week”: November 8th-12th

Veterans Day Assembly: November 12th

First day for JV and Varsity sports, Nov. 15th

Interact Club will host its annual blood drive, Nov. 15th - 8am to 2pm

Wednesday, November 24th is the first day of Thanksgiving Recess

 

The end of the first marking quarter is Friday, November 5th with report cards to be posted on the Portal on Friday, November 12th.  I encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education by checking the parent portal frequently. The high school Virtual Backpack will be updated frequently with flyers and important information. For senior parents, the college application process is underway, and it is important that you actively be a part of this process.

 

I look forward to working collaboratively with you and would like to wish all of you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday.


Best Regards,

 

Jonathan Hart

Principal



Positive Attitude and Actions will make a difference!
“Better happens when nobody’s watching.”

Stay to the right: -when you walk in the halls, when you drive in your car, and when you make decisions,
Always remember to do what is RIGHT!

Be polite: -use words like please, thank-you, and excuse me
-practice good listening techniques and develop patience

Keep it clean: -have pride in our facility; keep the building, the cafeteria and your lockers clean
-use clean language; using inappropriate curse words reflect your character

Lock it don’t lose it:
-you are responsible to spin the dial and lock your locker after each use
-cell phones need to be turned off and out of sight during the school day

Watch your web: -college admissions, coaches/recruiters and employers all search and review social media
-be conscientious of what you post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
-inappropriate, hurtful posts on social media that disrupt our learning environment will
result in disciplinary action

Dress your best: -clothing that is too revealing or distasteful is not acceptable
-school is where you work and learning is your job; your dress should reflect this

Nothing but nice: -comments don’t have to be mean or hurtful
-if criticisms are not constructive, please keep them to yourself until you are able to restate
them in a positive way

Enhance your transcript and résumé each day:
-your transcript is a reflection of your ability and work ethic; work towards the most
advanced diploma possible
-your résumé summarizes your character and leadership qualities including
extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, and employment
-student engagement is essential for learning; be accountable for your future

Attendance counts:
-attendance is a reflection of your commitment and work ethic
-students are required to be present for 8 periods each day
-no more that 28 absences for full year course or 14 days for half-year course

Promote Rocky Point Pride:
-get involved and support each other through academics, clubs, music, theater, and sports!
- be kind and promote acceptance; the character of the student body dictates the culture of
our school. Do your part to make Rocky Point High School the best we can be!

“Every moment of our journey is leading to something bigger. It’s up to you to read each
situation, make every decision, and control the flow of the game…..and your life!”
Dream Big!

For the Love of Animals!

Students carry bins of handmade toys for Almost Home Animal Rescue and Paws of War. thumbnail207778
When Middle School and High School students and staff were called upon to gather much-needed items for two Suffolk County nonprofit animal organizations, they stepped up to donate canned food, blankets, accessories, treats, carrier beds, crates and more. Middle School students in Jennifer Gordon’s Family and Consumer Science class took the ask a step further and created stuffed animal-friendly toys: dog “bones” and cat “mice.”

Mrs. Gordon was excited to team up with Patchogue-based Almost Home Animal Rescue and Nesconset-based Paws of War, which received the collected items for their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Shelter and Rescue Drive.
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