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 ROCKY POINT HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)

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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December 2021

 

Dear RPHS Parents and Families,

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was filled with the warmth of family and close friends, along with reflection and gratitude. I am certainly thankful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful students, staff and families here at Rocky Point High School.

In whole, November proved to be a busy month in which our students unified under creating a safe school environment and in celebration of great accomplishments.  In the second week of November, our SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club facilitated the celebration of Red Ribbon Week.  Our student club members were able to rally their peers to commit to choosing positive life choices and to stay clear of dangerous decisions.  To deepen the message, building administration hosted Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff and community member, Michael Kern, to present on the dangers of vaping and substance abuse.

The month of November also allowed our students to display the fruits of their labor in the classroom, on the stage and in the athletic arena.  The students closed out the first marking period this month in which 196 students earned a grade point average over 95% and were included on the Principal’s List!  We also had many students earn Honor Roll and High Honor Roll this first quarter as well.  I am very proud of the effort put forth by our students and am certainly grateful for the support and commitment from our staff and parents as well. 

On another note, it was a true pleasure to see our students back on the auditorium stage performing a very entertaining and humorous short play entitled, The Hallmarks of Horror.  The actors and crew put on a wonderful show and proved that theater is certainly back at Rocky Point High School.  In addition to these victories in the classroom and on the stage, many of our fall sports teams including gymnastics, boys golf, girls field hockey, girls soccer and boys soccer had successful seasons and participated in the playoffs.  In whole, I would like to recognize the dedication and hard work put forth by all of our student athletes over the past few months.  Our coaches should also be commended for their leadership and commitment to our athletic program.

As we are now into the month of December, the building is beginning to fill with a festive atmosphere as the holiday season is approaching.  I would like to remind our students to stay focused on learning and disciplined in their work and study habits amidst all of the seasonal distractions and celebrations. Please encourage your children to attend extra help in courses where they may need further support.  Attendance is a crucial element for academic success. Please take time to reinforce with your children the importance of arriving on time to school each day.  Additionally, I would like to remind and encourage our students and families to frequently check the parent portal at eSchoolData .

In addition to our winter sports season schedule, please see below for our upcoming December events:

December 21st          Spring Drivers Education Application and Registration Fee is Due

December 22nd      Winter Concert (2 guests per performer please)

                                  6:00 PM- HS Orchestra, HS Chamber Orchestra              

                                  7:00 PM-  HS Chorus, HS Select Choir

                                  8:00 PM- 9-10 Band, 11-12 Band  

December 24th – December 31st Winter Recess – School reopens on Monday, January 3rd, 2022

This is a time of year to remember and embrace those who enrich our lives.  I would like to thank you for your continued support and involvement. I look forward to our joint partnership, filled with optimism, respect and trust as we move into the new year.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.


Best Regards,

 

Jonathan Hart

Principal



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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