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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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February 2020

Dear RPHS Parents and Families,

As February is upon us, our third marking period is now underway and many of our students are beginning their second semester courses.  At this halfway mark in our 2019-2020 school year, it is important to reflect on your child’s school year thus far.  It is our hope that your son or daughter is taking advantage of the various academic supports and extracurricular opportunities offered here at Rocky Point High School.  The start of the second semester is a perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your child about their goals both in and out of the classroom. 

Our guidance department will be visiting classrooms this month to discuss the course guide and scheduling process for the 2020-2021 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.  Our building 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 advanced diploma possible.  An email to parents will be sent to the parent portal in March to review your child’s course requests.

At the end of this month, we will be hosting our second annual, school-wide charity basketball tournament, Swoopin’ and Hoopin’, on Friday, February 28, 2020.  Once again, our student coaches drafted teachers and staff members onto four separate teams.  There will be three games played before an ultimate winner is declared.  The evening will also include basket auctions that will help support The Wounded Warrior Project and the Be a Nicer Neighbor Club.  This was a tremendous event last year and we hope to see many of you come out again to show your support.  

Other upcoming events include:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Cosmetology Open House for interested students
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 BOCES Visitors Day
Thursday and Friday, Driving safety instruction in PE classes February 6-7th 2020
February 17 – 21, 2020 Mid-Winter Recess
Friday, February 28, 2020 Swoopin’ and Hoopin’ charity basketball game

I would like to remind students to take advantage of the many excellent extracurricular activities offered at the high school.  Additionally, 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 stay warm and enjoy the mid-winter recess.

Jonathan Hart


 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!

Varsity Bowling: Small Schools Champions!

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The Rocky Point varsity bowling team made district history when it was named Suffolk County Small School champions and moved on to compete in the Suffolk County High School Bowling championships at Sayville Bowlero on Feb 8. The district congratulates the team – seniors Nick Calore, Justin Chitty, Brandon Epp and Robert Manginello, junior Sean Vogel, sophomores Olivia McDonnell, Hannah Schappert and Gianna Schmitt, freshmen Dakota Rosasco and Devin Delfox, seventh grader Meghan Delfox and coach Mr. Anthony Vertuccio for their efforts. Brandon also finished All-County first team and All-League first team. He is on the Section XI All-Stars team and will join them at the New York State championships in March in Syracuse, New York. Robert and Sean both finished All-League second team.
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