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

ROCKY POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)

76 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1603 | Fax: (631) 886-0000
Principal: Mr. Moeller | Assistant Principal: Ms. Meyers
School Hours: 8:01 AM - 2:08 PM

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL 

 

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May 2022


Dear RPMS Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to May at the Middle School!  This month promises to be packed with activities both in the classroom and outside.    

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the cast and crew for an incredible job with their performances of Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.  Hopefully, you had a chance to see this amazing production under the direction of Mr. Maggio and Mrs. Collier, and choreographed by Mrs. Aschettino.  As anyone who saw the show would agree, the talent that our own RPMS performers possess is simply astounding!  

Incredibly, as of April 4th, we have begun the last marking period of the year.  Third quarter report cards will be posted on Friday, April 8th.  Please remember to keep checking the parent portal to stay informed of your child’s academic progress.  An additional reminder, the NYS Mathematics testing will take place on Tuesday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 27th.  RPMS students taking the exam will be seated in the gymnasium or cafeteria depending on their grade level.  Any student with testing accommodations will take their exams in separate locations as specified by their IEP/504 plans.  

An important item for our parents and students.  As the weather gets warmer, students often ask to walk to the stores. We strongly discourage our students from walking to the stores as there is little to no supervision which may lead to potentially unsafe situations.  That being stated, parents who do permit their child to walk off school grounds, must send in signed, written permission authorizing their child to walk off grounds prior to 8th period.  Please understand that after dismissal, students are not permitted on school grounds unless they are attending a supervised extracurricular club/sport.  We encourage students to attend athletic contests to cheer for their classmates, however, they are not permitted to enter the grounds earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the athletic contests, as we do not have supervision for them.  Most middle school contests begin at 4:30, therefore, it is best that the students go home on their normal dismissal bus and return at 4:30.  

Field Trip reminder:  The various grade level field trips are as follows:  6th Grade trip to the Vanderbilt Planetarium on May 5th & 6th, the 7th Grade Trip to the Riverhead Aquarium on June 21st, and the 8th Grade Trip to Urban Air on May 27th.  The 8th Grade Semi-Formal will be held at the middle school on Friday, June 3rd.  (Please note this date is different than what was printed on the district calendar.)  

Important Dates in May: 
5/5 & 5/6- 6th Grade Field Trips to Vanderbilt
5/10- Meet the Candidates Night- HS Auditorium
5/11-5/13- 5th Grade Student Visits to RPMS
5/18-Spring Concert I @ 6:30PM and 8:00PM- HS Auditorium 
5/19-Spring Concert II @ 7:30- HS Auditorium
5/24-8th Grade NYS Science Performance Assessment Begins (No Living Environment Students)
5/27-8th Grade Field Trip to Urban Air
5/30- School Closed in observance of Memorial Day
5/31-School closed as only 1 snow day was used

Please continue to check The RPMS “Virtual Book Bag” to view flyers and important information at the Middle School and in the community. Please visit our Virtual Book Bag site: http://rockypointufsd.org/schools/rocky_point_middle_school

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to administration with any questions via email or telephone at 631-744-1600.  

 

Respectfully, 

James Moeller

Principal

 

 

 Area of Concern  Person to Contact   Phone Number
To schedule a meeting with your child’s team of teachers  Guidance Office
744-1600, ext. 7311/7312 
Classwork  Teacher 744-1603 
Curriculum and Grading  Teacher  744-1603
Student-Teacher Relationship  Teacher, then Counselor 744-1603  
Student Progress  Teacher; then Counselor; then
Administration 
 744-1603
School Policy  Mr. Moeller, Principal  744-1600, ext. 7302
School Program  Mr. Moeller, Principal. Mrs. Meyers, AP 744-1600, ext. 7302/7303 
Absences or Tardiness
Homework Requests

 Absences can be called in to the attendance line 24 hours)  744-1600, ext 7304
Student Behavior
School Bus Incidents
 Mrs. Meyers, Assistant Principal  744-1600, ext. 7303
School Accident or Illness/ Health
Office
 Mrs. Nash/Mrs. Krepil-School Nurses   744-1600, ext 7334/7335

Respectfully, 

Jim Moeller




Mission Statement
To promote a middle school environment where the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of all students are addressed through respect, pride, and a commitment to quality and excellence.

 

Students Take on Potato Baby Project!

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Rocky Point Middle School students in Mrs. Jennifer Gordon’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes experienced some of the responsibilities that are involved in the care of babies. They created their own babies out of potatoes and learned the fundamentals in caring, loving and nurturing their newborns.

According to Mrs. Gordon, the potato baby project is a classic experience for many students, in which each student must care for a potato for a set period of time. Her sixth and eighth grade students participated for one week. The goal is to teach students about the realities of parenting, and more broadly, to practice compassion and consider the fragility of life.

“Students definitely had to use their imaginations and acting skills to make this experience as realistic as possible,” Mrs. Gordon said. “They had a great time doing this assignment.”

Date Added: 5/9/2022

Rocky Point Celebrates Battle of the Building!

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The Rocky Point Middle School’s annual Battle of the Grades competition was a thunderous event that celebrated the accomplishments, hard work and dedication that students and staff have put forth to date this year!

The fierce and fun event was held before the holiday break. It began with an assembly before students competed by grade level against each other in a series of relay races and team-building activities. The event culminated in a tug-of-war at the end of the day.

Bravo to all of our students, faculty and staff for sharing in the camaraderie, compassion and energies that make the Rocky Point Middle School experience meaningful and enjoyable.

Date Added: 4/21/22

Amusement-Park Themed Projects

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A different way to teach, an effective way to learn.

That was the motivation behind a science lesson for students in Rocky Point Middle School. Science teacher Elicia Katsapis tasked her eighth grade students to build models based on the human body. The fun and inventive lesson turned creative when they produced a written portfolio and then built their projects with amusement park themes, some that included working mousetrap-like roller coasters. The students presented their works to one another and showcased them in the classroom with names like Digestive Dropper and Infectious Invaders.

Date Added: 4/14/2022

Let the Battles Begin!

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Who will take the title in the Rocky Point Middle School’s annual Battle of the Grades competition?

Students and faculty are gearing up for this fierce and fun event slated for next week to celebrate the final quarter of the school year and all the hard work and dedication they’ve put forth. They will begin the day with an assembly before competing by grade level against each other in a series of relay races and team-building activities. The event will culminate in a tug of war at the end of the day.

Date Added: 4/8/2022

RPMS Lights It Up Blue!

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Thank you to the Rocky Point Middle School for playing your part in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day. The internationally recognized day is celebrated annually on April 2, and Rocky Point Middle School selected April 1 to wear blue, a color associated with a calm feeling and acceptance for people living with autism spectrum disorder.

Date Added: 4/4/2022

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