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Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Rocky Point High School

 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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March 2020

Dear RPHS Parents and Families,

On the academic calendar, March is characterized as a month of consistency, yet a month of transition.  This five-week stretch allows our students and staff members alike to fall into a true routine as a consistent five-day week allows for the body clock to get into a good rhythm.  It is important for our students to continue to stay focused on their school work and the personal goals that they have set for themselves.  In this month, we will transition into daylight savings time, the spring high school sports season and into the fourth marking period.  Thus, this is a pivotal month for you as families and we as a faculty to provide needed support to our students at Rocky Point High School so that they can excel in the month of March.

There are several upcoming events and programs that will be offered here at the high school this month.  We are hosting Deputy Sheriff Investigator Michael Kern of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office to give presentations on the dangers of vaping and drug use to our students in grades 9-12.  We will be hosting our annual high school musical production: Fiddler on the Roof on Friday and Saturday March 6th and 7th at 7 pm in the auditorium.  Under the direction of Ms. Mary Donovan and Ms. Jaimie Mancini, our students have been working tirelessly in rehearsals for months.  In the weeks ahead, approximately forty students will be participating in a STEM program in conjunction with Stony Brook University.  Students will attend four afternoon workshop sessions at the university studying bioscience, introduction to mapping for the environmental sciences, botany and engineering.  Finally, many of our students will be promoting several disability awareness days this month including: 

3/21 Down Syndrome Day - wear “lots of socks”
3/25 Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day - wear green
3/26 Epilepsy Awareness Day - wear purple
4/2 Autism Awareness Day - wear blue

Our guidance staff has been working with your children to help build their schedule for the 2020-2021 school year.  We encourage you to continue speaking with your child(ren) about this process to be sure that their goals and potential career plans align with their course selections.  As students advance through high school and accrue the necessary credits needed for graduation, more opportunities open up to take advantage of some of our unique elective courses. 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 from March 23rd-March 27th and can request changes through an online form.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

In an effort to continue to monitor your child’s progress in his/her classes, we encourage you to regularly log on to the parent portal on our eSchool system.  As you know, this is where all grades are reported at the end of each marking period and our teachers routinely post their most up-to-date assignments and assessments.  We are happy to announce that we have recently extended the opportunity for all of our middle and high school students to view their personal school data on the student portal.  A letter was mailed home at the end of January describing how to initially log on to this student portal.  Below, I have listed links to both the parent and student portal along with some information if further assistance is needed.

Parent Portal 
Student Portal

Please refer to the letter home for log on information or call your child’s guidance counselor for more assistance. Students may fill out a Student Portal Request slip should they need a new password.

Upcoming Events:

 Friday March 6th & Saturday March 7th 7 pm Auditorium High School Production Fiddler On The Roof 

Monday March 9th
1st Day of JV/Varsity Spring Sports

Thursday March 19th 7pm Auditorium
Night of Strings Concert

Friday March 27th
End of Third Marking Period

Sincerely,
Jonathan R. Hart
High School 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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