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, Joseph Tapler
School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:22 PM
The winter months are quickly flying by, and we are certainly looking forward to the warmer weather and bright sunshine that spring brings. Students at the high school are participating in a variety of learning activities. We recently hosted “Challenge Day” where 135 students and staff members participated in a full-day program to help build a positive school culture. The event focused on ways the participants could help to create a world where everyone feels safe and supported. The attendees participated in activities designed to promote connections and bonding and to provide comfort by knowing we all experience similar life situations; thus we are not alone. During the next few weeks forty students will be participating in a STEM program in conjunction with Stony Brook University. Students will attend four afternoon workshop sessions at Stony Brook studying Bioscience, Programming with Python, Botany, and Real World Uses of Mathematics. We are excited to participate in the program and would like to thank Senator LaValles’s office for awarding us with a grant for this program. I am looking forward to our first ever “Night of Strings on March 7th, where one hundred and ninety-two students in grades six through twelve will perform in the grand finale. I hope you are able to attend.
I am very proud of many recent student accomplishments. Three of our students recently earned top honors for their original science research projects entered in two prestigious competitions. I would like to congratulate Pooja Deshpande, Kyle Markland, and Jade Pinkenburg for their individual scientific research and for being recognized for their accomplishments. I also would like to congratulate our Varsity Wrestling team for winning the Suffolk County Dual Meet Championship and the Suffolk County Tournament Championship. Congratulations to Anthony Cirillo and Anthony Sciotto who placed second and third, respectively, in the New York State Tournament. This was the most successful season for our wrestling program to date. Our Varsity Cheerleaders also captured the 2017 Suffolk County Championship and have qualified to attend at the state competition. These ladies are to be commended for their outstanding dedication and determination throughout their competitive season. Christopher O’Shea won his events in the Suffolk County Swimming Championships and will be competing at the state level. In addition, it is important to note that eight students from our music department were selected to participate in the Division III All County festival.
March is a very busy month for students and staff as we continue to prepare for upcoming state assessments and begin the process of preparing for the next school year. Currently, all students in grades nine through eleven are meeting with our guidance staff to complete the course selection process. It is important to speak with your children about their goals and future plans so their educational schedules are aligned. I encourage students to take advantage of the many elective classes that are offered to enrich their educational experience. Our course guide is available on the school website for you to review with your child. Parents will be able to review student course selections via the parent portal and request changes during the middle of the month. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.
Upcoming events at Rocky Point High School include:
Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4, 2017 HS Musical – The Sound of Music – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 2017 First day of Spring Sports
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 A Night of Strings – 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Daylight Savings Time Begins
Susann Crossan, Principal
“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”
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 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!”