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82 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1604 | Fax: (631) 591-0220
Principal: Susann Crossan
Assistant Principals: Michael Gabriel, Jonathan Hart
School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:22 PM
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Welcome Back Letter to Parents/Students 2018


2018 Homecoming Flyer


September 2018

Dear RPHS Students and Families:

I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful summer vacation and are looking forward to the returning to school in a few short weeks.  I am excited to continue to our work towards the district vision and to develop engaging learning opportunities for our amazing students.  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.

We will continue our focus on student engagement, accountability and school pride and I would like to ask for your assistance towards this goal.  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 situation.  I ask that you encourage your children to treat all drills with seriousness and to bring all items necessary for school with them at the start of the school day.  We are not able to accept large items such as sports bags and backpacks to be dropped off during school hours.  If your child needs an item for an after school sport or club, I ask that you arrange for these items to be dropped off directly to your child after dismissal at 1:22 pm.  

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.  Our History Club and History Honor Society will be creating a “Veterans Wall of Honor” to recognize graduates who have served in the armed forces.  We are in the process of collecting photos of former students in their military uniforms and ask that you share this information with members of our community.  Our students are bright, talented, and ambitious. I ask that you encourage your children to strive to earn the most advanced diploma possible.  Students need to have a vision that includes goals and dreams.  Turning dreams into reality will take focus, determination, and discipline.  Students need to “Dream Big,” as you will create your tomorrows by what you dream today! 

I hope to see many of you at two events taking place in the early months of the school year: Homecoming on Saturday, September 29th and Open School Night on Thursday, October 4th.  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.

Susann Crossan, 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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