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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
Report It Link  (code rphs)
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Message from the Principal December 2020

Two-Hour Delay Bell Schedule 

January 2021

Dear RPHS Parents and Families,

 I hope you enjoyed a safe and peaceful holiday season with family and friends and are looking forward to the start of this new year.  As we turn the calendar page over to 2021, I must commend our entire school community for showing such resolve and determination in overcoming so many inconceivable obstacles in this past year.  Through the shut down in the spring and the reopening this past fall, our students, families and RPHS staff members have shown tremendous courage, unity and patience as we’ve weathered this storm together.  On behalf of our high school administrative team, I would like to sincerely thank all of you for working with us through so many challenges and transitions.  I am hopeful that this past year has helped us grow stronger as a community and certainly to be better prepared for a brighter year ahead.

 As we are now moving into the last few weeks of the second marking quarter, I ask parents to remind their children to stay focused on learning and completing assignments to the best of their ability.  The semester ends on Friday January 29, 2021.  This halfway point in the school year is an opportune time to set goals for ourselves and establish positive routines to achieve these goals. 
In the weeks ahead, our guidance staff will visit social studies classes to begin the 2021-2022 school year scheduling process with our freshman, sophomore and junior students.  Parents of our juniors will soon receive an email invitation regarding scheduling a virtual junior conference with their child’s guidance counselor on Google Meet.  This is an excellent time not only to discuss graduation requirements but to ask questions about the college application process as well.

 It is important to note the New York State Regents Examinations in January have been cancelled as a result of the large scale impact the Coronavirus has had on secondary schools throughout the state.  We do not have any information on June New York State Regents Exams at this time.  We will certainly update you with new information as it becomes available to us.

 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 and credit would be denied for that particular course.  We acknowledge this year has presented many unique circumstances that have led to increased absences.  While New York Stated Education Department has mandated all school districts to continue to follow their board of education attendance policies, Rocky Point High School will not include any absences toward audit status that are due to Suffolk County Department of Health-mandated quarantines.  Please rest assured that should your son/daughter go into audit and you appeal their status, our appeals committee is certainly taking all of the varied, unique attendance obstacles into consideration and are not looking to penalize any student for circumstances that were out of their control.  Despite the current challenges our students have faced, we still believe regular attendance is a vital part of school success.  

 Upcoming Important Dates:
Wednesday January 13th: Virtual Challenge Day
Friday January 29th: Last Day of 2nd Quarter

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


Jonathan Hart

RPHS Principal


High School & Middle School Phase II (10/22/2020)

Spanish High School & Middle School Phase II (10/22/2020)

HS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Virtual Schedule in Case of Closure (10/26/2020)

HS Wednesday Only Virtual Schedule (10/26/2020)


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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