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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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September 2019

Dear RPHS Students and Families:

I hope you and your family have enjoyed a wonderful summer vacation and are looking forward to returning
to school. This past July I was truly honored to accept the new position of high school building principal. It is a responsibility that I take with a great deal of enthusiasm and gratitude. I am enthused to lead a school community that is so passionate about meeting the needs of all students and grateful to meet that goal with such a dynamic and dedicated staff. Additionally, I am eager to work with you, the students and families, towards providing a year filled with engaging educational experiences and unique extracurricular opportunities. This past year has been extremely rewarding and I am confident that our faculty and staff are ready to embark on a new journey with your children and promote the mission of our school.

The mission of Rocky Point High School is to empower our students to be ready to learn, to be ready for life, and to have the courage to do what is right. Our focus for this school year will be centered around student engagement, accountability and academic and personal growth. We will continue to promote school pride and encourage our students to take advantage of all the wonderful programs and activities offered at Rocky Point High School. I would like to ask for your assistance towards achieving these goals. Safety will continue to be a priority this year and we will be conducting drills throughout the year to be sure we are best prepared for any emergency. I ask that you
encourage your children to participate in these drills seriously. In addition, the district will be ensuring the safety of our students and staff using a new door ajar system with integrated video surveillance. I am grateful to be working in a district with wonderful community involvement and in a school with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers and support staff. Beyond dynamic instruction, our Rocky Point team offers a wide variety of clubs, student activities and athletics. We are passionately rooting for your children to get involved and take advantage of our programs to enrich their Rocky Point High School experience.

Our students are bright, talented, and ambitious. We ask that you encourage your children to strive to earn the most advanced diploma possible and get involved in our various school activities! I hope to see many of you at the following events taking place this September: Homecoming on Saturday, September 21st and Open School Night on Thursday, September 26th. Creating the best learning environment is a collective effort, and I welcome your input. My door is always open, and I look forward to a great school year.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Hart
HS 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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