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82 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1604 | Fax: (631) 591-0220
Principal: Susann Crossan
Assistant Principals: Michael Gabriel, William Caulfield (Interim)
School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:22 PM


February 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The start of February is the beginning of our third marking period and the beginning of new courses for some students. During these cold winter months students need encouragement to stay focused on their studies and stamina to achieve continued success. The start of the second semester is a perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your child about short and long term goals.

Our guidance department will be visiting classrooms this month to discuss the course guide and scheduling process for the 2018-2019 school year. The process of selecting courses should be one in which there is collaboration among the school, the student and the parents. It is important for students to select courses that match their needs, abilities, and interests. The administration, faculty, and guidance team welcome any questions you may have concerning the course selection and scheduling process. It is important for students to challenge themselves and work to achieve the most advance diploma possible.

We recently hosted a program titled, “Given a Second Chance,” where Robert Aliano shared his courageous story about recovery after a tragedy nearly took his life. Together, Robert and Sensei Jerry Figgiani communicated a story of perseverance, courage, self-discipline, and respect for one-self and for others. Through this presentation our students became aware of the consequences of poor decision making, they learned of the fragility of life, and they became inspired to be the best versions of themselves. I would like to thank the PTA for their generous support for this event.

Other upcoming events include:
Friday, February 2, 2018 2nd quarter report cards posted to the portal
February 19 – 23, 2018 Mid-Winter Recess

I would like to remind students to take advantage of the many excellent extra-curricular activities offered at the high school, it is a great time to join one of our many clubs or sports teams. I encourage students to attend extra-help on Wednesdays and Thursdays if they are having difficulty in any of their classes. It is important to be an active participant in the educational process. I hope you all stay warm and enjoy the mid-winter recess.

Susann Crossan

 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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