Rocky Point Union Free School District District | District Information

District Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Rocky Point Union Free School District is to develop each child's full potential in a nurturing and supportive student-centered environment that will promote a foundation for lifelong learning.

The Rocky Point Union Free School District goals are:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Organizational Development
  • Fiscal Sustainability

New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was signed into law on September 13, 2010. The goal of DASA is to create a safe and supportive climate where students can learn and focus rather than fear being discriminated against verbally, electronically, and/or physically harassed. All public school students have the right to attend school in a safe, welcoming, considerate, and caring environment. To this end, the Rocky Point learning community has implemented character education and anti-bullying programs into the curriculum in grades K-12. This method enables our students to learn, from an early age, appropriate and proper behaviors toward themselves and others. Students learn to become “other-centered” rather than “self-centered” through their experiences with the various programs in place.

These programs have been selected to provide a variety of ways of growing and developing tolerant and accepting students. The integration of character education and anti-bullying programs into the regular curriculum is the key to helping our students become aware of proper behaviors and attitudes. Our overall goal is to have all students recognize that their words and actions have consequences be they positive or negative. Through our ongoing efforts, we are preparing our students to be better people in our community and in society. We are all responsible.

If a student has DASA-related issues, the building’s DASA coordinator(s) should be contacted:

Building Coordinator(s) Phone
District Office Susann Crossan 631.744.7243
Carasiti Jason Westerlund, Nicole Pletka 631.744.7202
Edgar Linda Greening, Benjamin Paquette 631.744.7400
Middle School Ms. Meyers, Dr. Herbert 631.744.7302
High School Mr. Moeller, Mr. Gabriel, Ms. Lawson 631.744.7505

DASA Reporting Form


School Registration

New Registrants, grades K-12: please call the registration office at 631-849-7244 for information.


Kindergarten Registration 2024-2025

In order to register for Kindergarten in the 2023-2024 school year, children must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2024. Registration is ongoing from January to May, by appointment only and begins after January 2023.

If you have any questions and/or you would like to make an appointment, please call our Central Registration Office at 631-849-7244 between the hours of 9 AM and noon daily. The office is located in the District Office North Building.


Homeless Liaison/McKinney Vento Act/Foster Care Officer

Primary Contact Alternate

Amy Canzanella, Office Application Specialist

Rocky Point District Office

90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road

Rocky Point, NY 11778

7 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Friday

631.744.1600 extension 7069

Kristen White, Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Rocky Point District Office

90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road

Rocky Point, NY 11778

631.744.1600 extension 7552


District Residency Determination Officer

Aaron Factor, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Rocky Point UFSD

90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road

Rocky Point, NY 11778



Taxpayer Identification Code 540 (for your New York State Income Tax Return)

The NYS Resident Income Tax Return requires you to enter the name and code number of the public school district where you were a resident on December 31st of the prior year. You must enter this information even if you had no children attending school. Adjusted gross income is assigned to school districts and is used as a wealth measure in various formulas for the apportionment of State Aid based on tax codes entered on tax returns. In other words, when the school district tax code is entered incorrectly or not at all, the Rocky Point School District receives less State Aid than it is entitled to receive.


Attendance Regulations

The State Education Department requires the teacher to keep an accurate record of every student's attendance at school. Such records must show the true cause of absence. For this reason, all students are required on their return to school to bring written excuses from parents or guardians in every case of absence or tardiness.

The following excuses are legal:

  • Sickness of child
  • Sickness of the family
  • Remedial health treatment
  • Impassable roads
  • Religious observance
  • Required court appearance
  • Approved cooperative work programs
  • Approved college visits
  • Military obligations

All other absences must be classified as:

  • Unlawful detention--this occurs when the student is absent from school with parental knowledge and consent, stated or implied, for other than legal reason.
  • Truancy--this occurs when a student is absent from school without parental knowledge and no legal excuse for the absence applies.

Regular attendance and punctuality are vital to the educational well-being of each child. Parents are urged to insure that each child attends regularly and arrives at school on time.

You are also asked to inform the school if a child is to be absent or late. Parents of elementary and secondary students should call the district main number (744-1600) and follow the instructions for individual schools. In all instances due to absences or tardiness, a note must be forwarded immediately to the homeroom teacher stating the reason when the child returns to school.

Do not send your child to school so early that he or she will arrive before the scheduled opening time. We request that students remain at home rather than play on an unsupervised playground.


Health Programs

The School Health Program provides services and health education to our children, staff, home, and community with emphasis on prevention. Good health contributes to learning ability; therefore, we are mainly concerned with helping children attain the best possible physical and mental condition.

Our programs include NYS mandated yearly vision, hearing, and scoliosis exams. You are responsible for medical care of a problem reported by the school physician and should return all forms as soon as they have been completed by your physician. Injuries and infections that occur at home must be treated at home or by a physician.

Communicable health problems (such as head lice, pinworms, scabies, “pink eye,” and strep infections) along with any immunizations, tests, injuries or unusual illnesses, must be reported to the Health Office, enabling us to better protect your child’s health.

Medications must be brought to the Health Office and dispensed there, enabling us to better protect your child’s health. All medication must be properly labeled and accompanied by a signed note. 



Under NYS Public Health Law, all children must be properly immunized prior to their entry into school. Minimum immunizations include 3-5 doses of DPT, 3-4 doses of polio, 3 does of hepatitis B, 2 doses of measles, one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine, and 1-2 doses of varicella. All children enrolled in sixth grade after January 2005 must be immunized with 2 doses of varicella and one Tdap booster. Immunizations may be waived in cases of medical contraindication with proper physician documentation. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child is properly immunized. Effective September 2016, students entering 7th and 12th grades in New York State public, private and parochial schools will be required to be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease.


Medication Administration

NYS Public Health Law requires a physician’s order for the nurse to dispense over-the-counter or prescription medications to a student. The following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • A written request from the prescribing physician.
  • A written request from the parents or guardian.
  • Medication must be brought to the health office by the parent or designated adult. Children are prohibited from transporting medication on the bus.
  • The medication must be in the prescription bottle/vial clearly indicating the child’s name, frequency, dosage and duration of the treatment.
  • Medication that is ordered once, twice, or three times daily can be managed at home.
  • Parents/guardians should report any changes in the course of treatment, as well as any change in your child’s health to the health office.

Child Find

Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of Early Intervention Program (Part C) or Preschool Special Education (Part B/619) services of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

This site offers information and resources related to the earliest possible identification of young children and their families who may benefit from early intervention or education services.

Child Find is a component of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This Child Find web site is mainly focused on Part C of the IDEA, the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. However, much of the information and many of the links listed on the Child Find web site can be useful in conducting child find for all young children, not just child find for infants and toddlers. 


Parents for Megan’s Law & Sex Offender Email Alert Program (Nassau and Suffolk Only)

Parents For Megan's Law (PFML) will actively notify you by email each time we are notified by either the Suffolk or Nassau County Police Departments (New York) of a moderate or high risk sex offender. You can sign up online by visiting:

Cick here to sign up for alerts.


Working Papers

NOTE:  4/3/2020--To obtain working papers, please submit a request using the online form and select "other."  Someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

Students that have reached the age of 14 are eligible to get working papers. To obtain working papers you must first... Get information and an application form from your high school guidance office.

Call 631-744-1604 between 7:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Monday - Friday.

If a student plans to work, he or she must observe the following regulations:

If he/she is 12 or 13: He/she may deliver newspapers. A newspaper permit is required. When school is in session, he/she may work a maximum of 5 hrs/day . He/she may work between the hours of 5 AM and 7 PM (or 30 minutes prior to sunset, whichever is later.)

If he/she is 14 or 15: He/she must get working papers. When attendance at school is not required, he/she may work in stores, offices, and other places, except in a factory workroom. He/she may do delivery or clerical work in an enclosed office of a factory and in dry cleaning stores, shoe repair shops, and similar service stores. He/she may work between 7 AM/7 PM Day after Labor Day to June 20 and between 7 AM/7 PM June 21 to Labor Day. When school is in session he/she may work a maximum of 18 hrs/wk as follows: Monday to Friday 3 hrs/day; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 8 hrs/day. When school is not in session, he/she may work 6 days a week, up to 8 hours in any one day and up to 40 hours in any one week. (School is not in session if the school is closed for the entire week.)

If he/she is 16 or 17: He/she must get working papers. He/she may work in a factory. When school is in session he/she may work a maximum 28 hrs/wk as follows: Monday - Thursday 4 hrs/day; Friday , Saturday , Sunday , holidays 8 hrs/day . He/she may not work between 10 PM and 6 AM. He/she must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian and from your school, in order to work between 10 PM and midnight on a day before a school day; and from a parent or a guardian only to work between 10 PM and midnight on a day before a non-school day. Students enrolled in an approved Cooperative Education Program may work up to 6 hours on a day preceding a school day when school is in session as long as the hours are in conjunction with the program. During vacations (school must be closed for the entire week), he/she may work six days, 48 hrs/wk, 8 hrs/day between the hours of 6 AM to midnight.

Steps in Obtaining Working Papers

  1. A secondary student may obtain an application from the middle school or high school guidance office.
  2. A parent must sign the application.
  3. A physical examination is required. This examination must have taken place within one year of application for working papers.
  4. The student must sign the Student Non factory Employment Certificate in front of issuing clerk.

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Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR)



Parents and eligible students have the following rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA):

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational record.
  2. The right to exercise a limited control of other people’s access to the student’s records.
  3. The right to seek to correct the student’s record if believed to be in error.
  4. The right to report violations of FERPA to the appropriate federal agency.
  5. The right to be informed about FERPA rights.

All rights and protections given to parents under FERPA and the procedure transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or enrolls in postsecondary school. The student then becomes an “eligible student.” The following information is designated as student directory information: student’s name, address, date of birth, grade level, extracurricular participation, awards and honors, photograph, height and weight (if a member of an athletic team), previous school attended and parent’s or guardian’s name. Directory information may be disclosed without prior written consent.

Parents or eligible students will have two weeks from the beginning of the school year or date a student enrolls to advise the District, in writing, of any and all items they refuse the District to designate as directory information for the balance of the school year. These guidelines are available for review in the Superintendent’s Office. Copies will be provided upon written request and payment of a fee of 25 cents per page per copy.

Voter Registration Information

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