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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: Susann Crossan
Assistant Principals: Michael Gabriel, Jonathan Hart
School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:22 PM
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November 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We had very warm weather at the start of this school year and in recent weeks we certainly feel the change, indicating winter is approaching.  As we begin to prepare for the holiday season, I would like to share with you some student accomplishments.  We have two seniors recognized as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program along with 27 students named AP Scholars by the College Board.  We are very proud of these students for their exceptional academic achievement.  Six of our students were selected to participate in this year’s New York State School Music Association’s All-County Music Festival and one student received the honor to perform at the national level with the 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles with the National Honor Choir.  Our High School Marching Band did a wonderful job at the Newsday High School Marching Band Festival and looked very classy in their new uniforms!  I also would like to congratulate our field hockey team for earning a playoff appearance and for the dedication and hard work from all of our fall sports teams.

 Our students continue to focus on the greater good of others.  Our Human Rights Club promoted Unity Day this past month to come together as a community to support a message of hope and unity to show that we are united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.  Money was raised to help support the Pacer’s National Bulling Prevention Center and students and staff were encouraged to wear orange and denim to show their support.  Our volleyball teams and Leaders’ Club hosted our annual “Dig Pink” event and raised close to four thousand dollars for the Side-Out Foundation to support cancer research.  I am proud of the character of our students who gained so much while helping others.

Students from all grade levels along with their parents had the opportunity to participate in our new STEM Lecture series.  Dr. Frederick Walters, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, delivered a presentation on Solar Activity and Novae Research.  I would like to thank Mr. Aaron Factor, Director of Mathematics, Science and Technology for organizing this wonderful event.

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

  • School wide assembly with Mr. John Perricone – “Developing Your Inner Strength,” Nov. 7th
  • Pocket Theater Performance of When We Were Young and Unafraid, Nov. 9th and 10th 7pm
  • First day for JV and Varsity sports, Nov. 13th
  • Veterans Day Assembly and introduction of our Wall of Honor, Nov. 16th
  • Interact Club will host annual blood drive, Nov. 19th - 8am to 2pm

The end of the first marking quarter is Friday, November 9th with report cards to be posted on the Portal on Friday, November 16th.  I encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education by checking the parent portal and teachers’ e-Boards for current instructional information. 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 and would like to wish you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

Regards,

Susann Crossan

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!

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