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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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April 2022


Dear RPHS Parents and Families,


As we enter the month of April, it is wonderful that spring has arrived and increased hours of daylight are upon us.  As we are now in the final marking period of the school year, it is important that our students remain focused on learning, as it is easy to become distracted with the nice weather and springtime activities.  Academic focus and consistent attendance should continue to be a top priority as students begin to prepare for their Regents Exams and final projects.  Additionally, we continue to encourage our students to stay after school with teachers to receive additional academic support. Thank you in advance for helping your children stay on course for a successful school year.


Looking ahead this month, our students will continue to be involved in varied academic and extracurricular activities.  In the arts, our drama club students will present a live performance of the short play, We Are the Sea, on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th at 7 pm in the high school pocket theater.  On Monday, April 11th, the high school will present “Jazz Night” at 7:30 pm in the auditorium.  Additionally our spring sports programs are off and running successfully.  We are looking forward to continuing the winning tradition here at Rocky Point.  At the end of the month, the National Honor Society will induct a new class of students to the esteemed leadership organization.  I would like to personally thank all of our club advisors, music directors and coaches for their unwavering commitment and support for all of our students over these past months.  


It is important to take note that this school year will conclude with traditional New York State Regents Exams and course finals in June.  You will receive a Regents Exam schedule later in the spring.  As most of our students have not taken a state exam in over two years, it is crucial to support your children throughout this final marking period.  Please keep in close contact with your child’s teachers and consistently check the parent portal to observe all graded assignments and assessments.  Please be sure your son/daughter is on pace in each class.   Should your son/daughter show signs of mental fatigue or extreme stress, please reach out to their guidance counselor for further support. 


Parent Portal Link: https://parentportal.eschooldata.com/rockypointufsd  


Upcoming events at Rocky Point High School:


April 8th 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted on Parent Portal


April 8th & 9th HS Pocket Theater Performance 
7 pm in HS Pocket Theater


April 11th Jazz Night
7:30 pm in Auditorium


April 14th-April 22nd Spring Recess


April 28th National Honor Society Induction
7 pm Auditorium


April 29th Junior Prom
7-11 pm Hyatt Place- Riverhead, NY


Have a wonderful month of April!  Enjoy the early spring.


Best Regards,

 
Jonathan Hart
Principal





Community Connections

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Rocky Point High School’s World of Technology students welcomed another guest visitor in their yearlong pursuit of learning about career and technical education fields, career planning and job interviewing techniques. Teacher Mr. Robert Ciaccio introduced the students to Mr. Danny Matuza, fixed operations director at Smithhaven Auto Group, a conglomerate of car dealerships in Smithtown.

Mr. Matuza spoke about careers in the auto industry. He stated that a dealership has many opportunities for entry level positions, which can lead to more advanced and high-paying careers. “The possibilities are endless; it all depends on your work ethic,” he said.

Mr. Ciaccio said that Mr. Matuza also shared the personal challenges he faced as a high school student and how his desire to succeed in life allowed him to raise above all he faced to now be the highly successful man he is.

Date Added: 5/13/2022

Senior Named Finalist in Congressional Art Contest

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Myla Mamolen, a senior in the Rocky Point High School AP art program, was a finalist in this year’s Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. She was honored at a reception hosted by Congressman Lee Zeldin on May 6 at the Patchogue Art Space.

“It is a great honor that Myla’s work was selected as a finalist for the First Congressional District of New York,” art teacher Gregory Armine said. All of Myla’s high school art teachers, along with her father, were in attendance as she was recognized for this wonderful accomplishment.

Her painting, along with those of two other finalists, will be on display in Congressman Zeldin’s Patchogue office for one year.

Date Added: 5/13/2022

Brandon Schulman Honored for Excellence

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Rocky Point High School student Brandon Schulman was honored by the Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology’s Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center where he is a student in the Computer Technology and Repair program.

Brandon, a junior, was selected as an Employee of the Month in the CTE program for the month of April.

The title of Employee of the Month was established to recognize those students whom their instructors would want to hire. In addition to being based on skills, it honors those who show professionalism and have the desire to be trained.

The Rocky Point School District congratulates Brandon for his responsibility in the classroom, commitment to his work ethic and for serving as a role model among his peers.

Date Added:5/4/2022

Duo Recognized for Academic Achievements

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Rocky Point High School seniors Ryan Fryer and Kayla Morgan were honored for their academic achievements by the Town of Brookhaven’s Black History Commission.

The two were recognized at the Town’s 31st Annual Black History Celebration, a historical and cultural event that highlighted the efforts of selected high school students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Congratulations!

Date Added: 4/27/2022

Students Learn About Career Choices

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Rocky Point High School students welcomed two officers from the Suffolk County Police Department’s 7th Precinct Community Oriented Police Engagement Unit. Police officers Heidi Cummings and Stacie Pollio visited Mr. Robert Ciaccio’s World of Technology class to present on careers in law enforcement and share with students the qualities that are necessary to become a successful police officer.

When asked the No. 1 quality a person who wants to become a police officer should possess, officer Pollio stated in one word “confidence.” The officers provided information about the latest technologies being used by the police such as body cameras and robotics. Students also learned about civilian careers related to the police department such as the motor pool, where the vehicles are maintained, secretarial careers and the Suffolk County Police Explorers Program. This program, coordinated through the Boy Scouts of America, is a goal-orientated program for individuals ages 14-20 who are interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career path.

“This was a very valuable experience for the students,” Mr. Ciaccio said. “They were all very attentive and involved in both asking and answering questions.”

Date Added: 4/27/2022
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