ROCKY POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)
76 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Principal: Mrs. Meyers
Assistant Principal: Dr. Herbert
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Dear RPMS Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to May at the Middle School! This month promises to be packed with activities both in and out of the classroom.
This month, we host the current fifth grade students as they come spend a day in their future school. Our seventh grade students are gearing up to take their lead as the big fish in our small sea, and the sixth grade students are ready to travel upstairs to join the upper classman. Our eighth grade students are preparing to leave the middle school as they create their legacy tile that will be placed on our hallways for years to come.
Incredibly, as of March 30th, we began the last marking period of the year. Third quarter report cards were posted on Wednesday, April 5th. 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 begin on Tuesday, May 2nd, and just as we did for the ELA in April, we will designate two days for each grade. Traditionally these exams have been given on paper using a scan sheet where students bubble in their responses and hand write answers into paper booklets. This year, students will be given these exams through the Questar system on their Chromebook using the NYS platform for 3-8 testing. Students will be placed with their grade level peers in a classroom, or special setting by need. The application will be accessed through their Chromebook and the exam completed completely online. Should you have any concerns, questions, or refusal considerations regarding your student and the NYS 3-8 Math exam, please contact your child’s teacher(s).
As we continue with the Spring sport season, and the weather gets warmer, we encourage students to attend athletic contests to cheer for their classmates. Please keep in mind, 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. Please understand that after dismissal, students are not permitted on school grounds unless they are attending a supervised extracurricular club/sport, and walking off school property to go to the local stores is no longer permitted. Most middle school contests begin at 4:30, therefore, the students will need to go home on their normal dismissal bus and return at 4:30.
Important Dates in May:
5/9 - Meet the Candidates Night- HS Auditorium
5/16 - School Budget Vote and Elections – HS Gym
5/17 - Spring Concert I @ 7:30PM- HS Auditorium
5/18 - Spring Concert II @ 6:00PM & 8:00PM- HS Auditorium
5/2-5/3 - 8th Grade NYS Mathematics Assessment
5/4-5/5 - 7th Grade NYS Mathematics Assessment
5/8-5/9 - 6th Grade NYS Mathematics Assessment
5/17-5/19 - 5th Grade Student Visits to RPMS
5/23 - 8th Grade NYS Science Performance Assessment Begins (No Living Environment Students)
5/26 - School Closed as no snow days were used
5/29 - School Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Field Trip & Dance reminder: The 7th Grade Trip to Jones Beach “Wild Play on June 8th. The 8th Grade Semi-Formal will be held at the middle school on Friday, June 9th, from 5-8PM.
Please continue to check The RPMS “Virtual Book Bag” to view flyers and important information for the Middle School and the community. Please visit the Virtual Book Bag on the Middle School page site.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to administration with any questions via email or telephone at 631-744-1600.
Dawn E. Meyers
|Area of Concern
||Person to Contact
|To schedule a meeting with your child’s team of teachers
||744-1600, ext. 7311/7312
|Curriculum and Grading
||Teacher, then Counselor
||Teacher; then Counselor; then Administration
||Ms. Meyers, Principal
||744-1600, ext. 7302/7203
||Ms. Meyers, 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
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.