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82 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1604 | Fax: (631) 591-0220
Principal: Susann Crossan
Assistant Principals: Michael Gabriel, Jonathan Hart
School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:22 PM
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February 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The start of February is the beginning of our third marking period and the beginning of new courses for some students.  During these cold winter months students need encouragement to stay focused on their studies and stamina to achieve continued success.  The start of the second semester is a perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your child about short- and long-term goals.  

Our guidance department will be visiting classrooms this month to discuss the course guide and scheduling process for the 2019-2020 school year.  The process of selecting courses should be one in which there is collaboration among the school, the student and the parents.  It is important for students to select courses that match their needs, abilities, and interests.  The administration, faculty, and guidance team welcome any questions you may have concerning the course selection and scheduling process.  It is important for students to challenge themselves and work to achieve the most advance diploma possible.  An email to parents will be sent to the parent portal in March to review your child’s course requests.

We will be hosting a school-wide charity basketball tournament on Friday, February 8, 2019 called “Swoopen and Hoopen,” and hope many members of our school community come to support this exciting event.  Our student coaches drafted teachers and staff members who volunteered to play to create four teams.  The evening will included basket auctions and is sure to be an exciting event that will help support The Wounded Warriors and the Be a Nicer Neighbor Club.

Other upcoming events include:

Friday, February 1, 2019
2nd quarter report cards posted to the portal

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Driving safety instruction in PE classes
Cosmetology Open House for interested students

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
BOCES Visitors Day
Driving safety instruction in PE classes

Friday, February 8, 2019
Swoopen and Hoopen charity basketball game

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Challenge Day

Friday, February 15, 2019
Seniors visit Junior English classes re: college prep

February 18 – 22, 2019
Mid-Winter Recess

February 28, 2019
HS Musical Production – My Fair Lady

I would like to remind students to take advantage of the many excellent extracurricular activities offered at the high school.  It is a great time to join one of our many clubs or sports teams.  I encourage students to attend extra help on Wednesdays and Thursdays if they are having difficulty in any of their classes.  It is important to be an active participant in the educational process.  I hope you stay warm and enjoy the mid-winter recess.


Susann Crossan


 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!

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