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


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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January 2020

Dear RPHS Parents and Families,

I hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends and are looking forward to the start of the new year.  I ask parents to remind their children to stay focused on learning as the end of the second marking quarter is quickly approaching.  The semester ends on January 24, 2020.  This is an opportune time to set goals for ourselves and establish positive routines to achieve these goals.  

Starting this month, our guidance staff will visit 9th and 10th grade social studies classes to begin the 2020-2021 scheduling process with our freshman and sophomore students.  In December, counselors met with 11th grade students informing them how to register for the Spring SAT & ACT exams and students completed a college search using Naviance. Students should register for both of these exams as soon as possible. Course selections for juniors will occur after the 9th & 10th grade selections are completed. Parents of our juniors will soon receive an email invitation regarding scheduling a junior conference with their child’s guidance counselor.  This is an excellent time not only to discuss graduation requirements but to ask questions about the college application process as well.

During the week of January 21st through January 24th, Regents Exams will be offered to students who have not successfully passed specific exams in the past.  Students were notified regarding test preparation review available after school.  We strongly encourage our students who will be taking Regents Exams at this time to take advantage of our test preparation program.  If you have questions regarding the January administration of the Regents Exams or the college application process, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

Finally, it is important for parents and students to pay attention to the attendance notices that you may receive in the mail regarding absences.  These letters state specific thresholds that indicate absences are accumulating and may lead to students exceeding the maximum allowable days.  This would result in a class audit.  Students will not be granted credit in a course if they are in audit.  As stated at the start of this school year, regular attendance is a vital part of school success.  

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to working together throughout the year!

Best Regards,

Jonathan 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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