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ROCKY POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)

76 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Interim Principal: Mrs. Meyers
Assistant Principal: Dr. Herbert
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February 2023

Dear RPMS Parents and Guardians:

It has been my pleasure to serve as your Interim Middle School Principal for the past few weeks.  The second semester is now well under way.  Report cards for the second marking period were posted to the Parent & Student Portals on Friday, January 27.  As you review your child’s report card with them, be sure to praise their areas of strength and discuss a plan to address areas of concern.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers, counselors, or building administration for assistance relatd to their academic, social-emotional well-being, or any other related concerns.  

 Our guidance counselors have begun speaking to our students about course offerings for next year’s schedule.  The district plans to transition to a 9 period day next year, so there will be some new course information shared.  Additionally, you may review our “New Electives 23-24” by clicking on the link:   http://www.rockypointufsd.org/Assets/Middle_School_Documents/Middle_School_New_Electives.pdf?t=638073844392400000

This information may also be accessed by going onto the RPMS webpage and clicking on the “New Electives 23-24” tab.  Be sure to review the course selection sheets your children will be bringing home and discuss their choices carefully. Please keep in mind, when selecting courses, your child’s academic performance this year will impact their course selection for next year.   Feel free to contact your child’s counselor with any scheduling questions.  Our 8th grade students will be receiving visits from High School students to discuss course offerings at the High School during Advisory next week.  As a reminder, our counselors are as follows:  Ms. Quigley-6th Grade, Mr. Panella-7th Grade, and Ms. Honan-8th Grade                                     

RPMS “Spirit Week” is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, February 13th.  The goal of the week is to have some fun and lift the “spirits” of our students and staff during the chilly month of February.

We are also excited to announce that our annual RPMS Poetry Slam on Thursday, February 9th.  Students and staff are invited to share some of their favorite poems, as well as enjoy the beauty of poetry in our library. 

We are very excited about the planned field trips for each grade level.  Your child should have recently received their grade level field trip permission forms.  Please send these back to school as soon as possible.  The sixth grade trip to Medieval Times is due Feb.6th, the 7th grade trip to WildPlay is due May 2nd, and the 8th grade trip to NYC is due by Feb. 17th.

Our club schedule continues to be very popular with the students and have been well attended.  Our “Winter II” athletic season is under way with students competing in wrestling and girls’ basketball.  We are very excited to announce this year’s Middle School play, “Shrek The Musical Jr.”  Performances are set to open on March 24th and, sadly, this will be the final production that our dynamic duo, Mr. Maggio and Mrs. Collier, will direct.

As a reminder, the third quarter is the first marking period where a student can earn a grade lower than a “50” in full year classes, so please monitor your child’s progress by logging into the eSchool Parent Portal.  Please remind your child to attend extra help if necessary.  Extra help is posted in the teacher’s Google classrooms. 

The weather during the month of February may lead to some disruptions to our schedule.  If inclement weather does lead to a decision for school to be closed or incur 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.

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

Important Dates in February

8th Grade Outsiders Day:   Feb.9th - Dress in 1960’s attire!

Poetry Slam- February 9th

Spirit Week: 2/13-Crazy Hair Day, 2/14-Future Career Day, 2/15-Disney Day, 2/16-Twin Day, and 2/17-RP School Spirit Day (6th-red, 7th-white, 8th-blue).

Mid-Winter Recess -February 20th -24th School is Closed

Please encourage your child to keep their backpacks and winter coats in their lockers during the school day to minimize the “clutter” in the classrooms.   In addition, please remind them that their Chromebooks should come to school every day, fully charged.  As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to administration with any questions via email or telephone at 631-744-1603. 

Respectfully,

Dawn E. Meyers

 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  Ms. Meyers, Interim Principal  744-1600, ext. 7302/7203
School Program  Ms. Meyers, Interim Principal  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
 Dr. Herbert, Assistant Principal  744-1600, ext. 7303
School Accident or Illness/ Health
Office
 Mrs. Nash/Ms. Firrello-School Nurses   744-1600, ext 7334/7335


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.

 

Middle School Students Pledge to Make a Powerful Difference!

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Hands up for Rocky Point Middle School students! They are on a mission to empower each other in making positive choices. Each student wrote their name in paper hand cutouts as part of a colorful wall mural for the school’s “See Something, Say Something” awareness campaign. The students pledged their commitment to being there for their peers, learning to recognize situations that may spiral out of control and identifying trusted adults to turn to for help.

Date Added: 1/17/2023

Mangia!

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Rocky Point Middle School students in Mrs. Jennifer Gordon’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes enjoyed working in groups to create homemade pizza. Students collaborated to decide what style of pizza and what types of herbs and spices they wanted to add to their pies. This weeklong unit included students learning about the history of pizza, the time-honored debate of whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable and why a pizza is round, the box square and the slice a triangle. 

Date Added: 1/17/2023

Middle School Students Enjoy the ‘Snow Ball’ Dance

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The Rocky Point Middle School held its first “Snow Ball” winter dance on Dec. 9. More than 130 students attended the sixth grade session, and more than 260 attended the seventh and eighth grade dance!

The kids had a great time dancing the night away, snapping pictures at the photo wall and socializing with friends, new and old. The school’s Student Government helped to prepare for the dance by deciding on the winter theme, handcrafting paper snowflakes and selling tickets during their lunch periods.

“It was a wonderful showing of school community to see so many students attending the dance and spending the evening with genuine looks of excitement and joy,” Student Government adviser Emily Lamia said.

Click here to view the slideshow.

Date Added: 12/15/2022

Infinite Possibilities for Student-Scientists

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Rocky Point Middle School students are experiencing the wonders of spaceflight in the national Students to Launch program. A partnership among NASA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Port Jefferson-based Long Island Explorium, recently hosted the Earth and Space Science event at Comsewogue High School.

During the Hub event, students Ashley Bernier, Keith Bernier, Serena Cagna, Melody Guzman, Hannah Hanley, Allison Keane, Maya Poli, Halle Rau, Gabriel Rosario, Louisa Schwartz, Nathan Watkis, and Rebecca Watkis worked in teams on a hands-on, NASA-inspired, mission challenge: creating a space sock. They were accompanied by District Director of Math, Science and Technology Mr. Jachan Watkis.

These students will now have the life-changing opportunity to attend a multi-day live launch at the Kennedy Space Center in February 2023. 

Rocky Point’s participation comes as a result of its partnership with the Long Island Explorium. All student expenses for the trip to Florida will be paid through federal grant funds secured by the Explorium through NASA.

Date Added: 12/9/2022

All Aboard the Polar Express!

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Who were the elves spotted decorating the classroom doors at FJC on Dec. 8? None other than the Rocky Point Middle School National Junior Honor Society who visited for some festive fun! The students visited their former FJC teachers and added some seasonal spirit to the classroom entrances. In addition to a Polar Express scene, the students joined forces to create colorful and magical gateways for the teachers and younger students to enjoy. They even had time to visit the District Office and decorate Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott O’Brien’s door!

Date Added: 12/8/2022
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