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High School  


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


November 2017

Dear RPHS Students and Families:

The weather is changing and the colorful leaves are falling which indicates winter is approaching. As we begin to prepare for the holiday season, I would like to share with you many positive extracurricular and co-curricular activities involving our students. During October, three of our fall sports teams made playoff appearances. I would like to congratulate our boys soccer, field hockey and football teams for the tremendous dedication throughout the season. I also would like to recognize our field hockey team for winning the Class B Suffolk County Championship! This was an outstanding accomplishment for our coaches and athletes.

Many of our students dedicated their time and energy volunteering to help those in need. The cheerleaders hosted “Pack the Track” event with the proceeds to benefit families battling with cancer. Our volleyball teams and Leaders’ Club hosted “Dig Pink” and raised thousands of dollars for the Side-Out Foundation. Our baseball team also volunteered at Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter where they set up the facility for those in need. I am proud of the character of our students who gained so much while helping others.

Students from all grade levels along with their parents had the opportunity to participate in our first ever Rocky Point STEM Exposition. Participants had the chance to speak to scientists, engineers, and professors about their fields and to see some of the newest STEM technologies. Students participated in STEM challenges where they tasked with attempting to build the tallest tower and construct the strongest bridge with a specific set of materials. This was a wonderful event for students to spark their interest science, mathematics, and technology and build a foundation for possible career opportunities. I would like to thank Mr. Aaron Factor, Director of Mathematics, Science and Technology along with the teachers of these departments for organizing this wonderful event.

I would like to inform you of some upcoming events at the high school:
• Pocket Theater Performance of Dancing at Lughnasa- Nov. 16th, 17th, and 18th , 7pm
• Interact Club will host annual blood drive- Monday, Nov. 20th from 8am to 2pm

The end of the first marking quarter is Thursday, November 9th with report cards to be posted on the Portal on Friday, November 17th. I encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education by checking the parent portal and teachers’ e-Boards for current instructional information. The high school Virtual Backpack will be updated frequently with flyers and important information. For senior parents the college application process is underway, and it is important that you actively be a part of this process.

I look forward to working collaboratively and would like to wish you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

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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