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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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Two-Hour Delay Bell Schedule 

RPHS Varsity Club Fundraiser


October 2021

Dear RPHS Parents and Families,

September has been a busy month at Rocky Point High School.  Faculty, staff and students have returned to the building with a renewed sense of purpose and positive energy.   With your support along with that our of our entire staff, we are very proud of the way our students responded to the transition back to the building and are truly looking forward to a school year where our students will benefit on many levels from the Rocky Point High School Experience.

This past month, our team was proud to promote and host a few of our traditional events to ensure that the students felt a sense of normalcy and optimism to start the school year.  Our senior students attended our 20th anniversary September 11th assembly program as a way to preserve our history and honor the many heroes we lost on that tragic day.  The program also recognized those who lost their lives due to ground zero-related illnesses and honored those who fought to pass new legislation in Congress to support those who are still struggling.  We thank Mr. Rich Acritelli for organizing this important event.  Throughout the first weeks of September, our staff and students were very busy preparing for and celebrating Homecoming Week 2021.  The festivities began with spirit week, where our students and staff dressed up in creative unique outfits each day to show their school pride.  The week ended with a very exciting and spirited outdoor pep rally on the upper turf, in which our sports teams and school band were recognized.  On Homecoming Saturday, our campus was filled with Rocky Point pride as the annual homecoming parade, including our marching band, students and staff from all school buildings and grade level-floats centered on the theme of “decades”, marched up Rocky-Point Yaphank Road.  With beautiful weather, delicious food, club and student activities and many Rocky Point Athletics victories posted, the day could not have been better!  Of course, the powder puff football game proved to be excellent entertainment on a beautiful Saturday evening as well.  Thank you Mr. Delargy and Mr. Gabriel and to all those who helped plan and participate in this special day.  It certainly was a special weekend that was enjoyed by many.

To top off the month of September, we hosted our “Virtual Open School Night”.  We would like to thank all the parents who attended.  We believe building strong working relationships between our faculty and  parents will ensure a successful school year for our students. 


Rocky Point High School students have a lot going on this October.  The sports teams have plenty of games to play, our pocket theater actors are rehearsing for the fall performance, clubs are planning and participating in events and much more.  We will be hosting an outdoor club fair this month to market our clubs and activities for our students who have yet to get involved or are still deciding which group(s) to join.  Moving forward, we encourage you to attend our events and support your child(ren).  See below for a few important dates:

October 14th                Financial Aid Information Night                    7 pm HS Auditorium

October 16th                PSAT Exam                                                    7:30 am RPHS

October 20th               RPHS Club Fair                                              9th Period HS/MS Courtyard

October 22nd              PTA Movie Night                                           7 pm HS Auditorium

I will continue to keep you informed of important information by posting news in the Virtual Backpack, ConnectEd messages and through our district website. Please follow us on Instagram @TEAMrockypointhighschool .   For all information regarding your child(ren)’s grades, please check the parent portal ( ).  I look forward to working collaboratively with you all.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,


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!

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