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High School  


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

September, 2017

Dear RPHS Students and Families:

I hope you are having a wonderful summer that has been filled with great moments and memories with family and friends.  I am excited to begin the school year and look forward to working together to initiate positive change aligned with the vision of our district.  This past year has been extremely rewarding and I am confident that our faculty and staff are ready to meet your children and promote the mission of our school.

The mission of Rocky Point High School is to empower our students 
to be ready to learn, to be ready for life, and to have the courage to do what is right.

I would like to continue our focus on student engagement, accountability and school pride as I believe this will lead to greater student achievement.  Creating the best learning environment is a collective effort, and I welcome your input.  In an effort to appreciate students who go above and beyond what is expected we have created a “Tree of Recognition for Up-Standers.”  Teachers and staff members are asked to recommend students who exhibit positive behaviors that promote a positive school environment for recognition.  The names of these students will be added to our “Up-Standers Tree” throughout the year.

I am grateful to be working in a district with wonderful community involvement and in a school with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers and support staff.  Our students are bright, talented, and ambitious. I ask that you encourage your children to strive to earn the most advanced diploma possible.  Students need to have a vision that includes goals and dreams.  Turning dreams into reality will take focus, determination, and discipline.  Students need to “Dream Big,” as you will create your tomorrow’s by what you dream today! 

I will encourage each student to be confident and resilient, to stay focused on learning, and to make healthy choices.  I hope to see many of you at two events taking place in September; Homecoming on Saturday, September 16th and Open School Night on Thursday, September 28nd.  My door is always open, and I look forward to a great school year.

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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