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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-- JANUARY 2021

NEW!
Two-Hour Delay Bell Schedule 

Dear RPMS Parents & Guardians:
I hope your holiday break was restful and relaxing, we are happy to close the door on 2020 and look forward to a more positive year in 2021.  It seems impossible to believe, but we are almost halfway through the school year! 

I want to remind our middle school families that it is extremely important for our students to participate in their classes through both in person and remote formats.  The second quarter will end on January 29th.  Please be sure to monitor your child’s/children’s progress by logging into the eSchool Parent Portal.  This allows a parent to monitor student academic progress as well as attendance.  If you notice missing assignments or have questions related to your child’s performance, please reach out to their teachers or counselors.  Attendance is extremely important, especially for our remote learners.  Please be sure to follow your teacher’s procedures for participation in class when live streaming.

As I have mentioned in previous communications, there is no Covid “safety net” in place for this year like there was during the spring of 2020.  Student grades will be based on the grades they earn on their class assignments/assessments.  As of now, our students are expected to participate in the New York State ELA and Math Assessments for all middle school students in April and May (except 8th grade students enrolled in Algebra).  Our 8th grade students are scheduled to take the NYS Science assessment at the end of May/start of June (except for 8th grade students enrolled in Living Environment).  The 8th grade students enrolled in Algebra and Living Environment must take the Regents exams in June.  We will certainly inform the community if there are changes related to state testing.

At the end of the month and into February, our guidance counselors will be going into the classrooms to explain the scheduling process for the 2021-2022 school year.  The counselors will share the course selections with both students and their families so they may make informed decisions about the classes they should choose. Please keep in mind, a student’s academic performance this year will impact their course selection for next year.  

Our RPMS Shared Decision Team has been working all year to keep the atmosphere in the building positive and upbeat.  They have collaborated with the Student Government to adopt a theme for the remainder of the school year.  The theme selected is, “The Bright Side” inspired by the book “Chasing the Brightside.”  The goal of the theme is to find the positive in our lives and emphasize the goodness that is out there, yet often overlooked.  The Student Government and Shared Decision Teams will be embarking on ways to promote positive energy and spirit by undertaking a variety of ideas to spread good will, including a student contest to create a design that symbolizes hope and positive energy.  The winning design may be displayed in the building in the form of a wall mural, tapestry or perhaps on t-shirts.  We will share additional information as we embark on “Chasing the Brightside.” 

Extra help sessions are offered via in person and virtually.  Please be sure to check your teacher’s Google Classrooms (including Google Extra Help Classrooms.)  Extra help in the middle school is offered between 7:15-7:50 during zero period.  The dates of extra help are subject to each teacher’s discretion.  Our school librarian, Ms. O’Connell shared that the North Shore Public Library offers free virtual tutoring.  Students need to have a valid North Shore library card and can access it by clicking on the https://northshorepubliclibrary.org/  link.  Again, please remember to keep informed of your child’s academic progress by checking the parent portal in eSchool routinely.  This will help to avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the marking period. 

The weather during the month of January may lead to some weather related issues.  If inclement weather does lead to a decision for school to be closed, or for a two-hour delayed opening, please check the following radio/TV stations: WALK FM 97.5, WBLI FM 106.1 or TV– Cablevision News 12, as well as, via the District’s Blackboard Connect telephone notification system. The weather may also result in the district utilizing Inclement Weather Bus Stops at times. These may be called for at any time during the day so it is recommended you review the inclement weather stops for your child, as soon as possible. (The Inclement Weather Stops are accessible through your Parent Portal account, click on the inclement weather bus stop link under your child’s regular bus stop). If you require assistance with the Parent Portal, please call 631-744-1600, extension 7726. 

The RPMS “Virtual Book Bag” continues to be a source for viewing 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.  Again, the staff at the RPMS would like to wish you and your families a happy and healthy new year!


 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




High School & Middle School Phase II (10/22/2020)

Spanish High School & Middle School Phase II (10/22/2020)

MS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Virtual Schedule in Case of Closure (10/26/2020)

MS Wednesday Only Virtual Schedule (10/26/2020)

Link: https://youtu.be/UJS6jvE7oRA



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.

Summer 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Have a great summer!

Sincerely, 

James Moeller

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