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Early Release/Transportation Information

Connect-Ed Telephone Notification System


The Rocky Point Union Free School District uses Connect-ED,a school-to-parent telephone notification system, as part of our effortsto communicate more effectively with you.  Administration will have thepower to make one phone call and reach  youin minutes. Connect-ED will enable the Rocky Point Union Free SchoolDistrict to notify you immediately in the event of a snow day or school-wideemergency. The system can deliver up to 3,000 messages within minutes—ensuringthat you quickly know what's going on. To receive these messages, theschool must have your up-to-date contact information. If you move, changejobs, or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to provide your child'sschool with the new contact information so you won't miss a single Connect-EDmessage.

 

Emergency School Closings 

When school is closed due to inclement weather,bad road conditions, or other emergencies, listen to one of the followingradio/TV stations listed below for the announcements regarding RockyPoint Schools.

 

Radio/TVStations 


WBLI /WBAB Storm Center 106.1 FM
WRCN 103.9 FM
NEWS 12 LI

When Rocky Point's public schools are closed due to weatherconditions, bus transportation will not be provided to students attendingprivate or parochial schools.

 

Two-Hour Delayed Opening

体育博彩When road conditions in the early morning arehazardous but are expected to improve rapidly as the morning progresses,the District may utilize a two-hour delayed opening for all schools.

体育博彩 Students will report to their bus stops exactlytwo hours later than they normally would. Dismissal for all schools willbe at their normal times. This delayed opening may also be used for otheremergencies. All students attending private orparochial schools will follow the same procedure and report to theirbus stops exactly two hours after their normal pick-up times.

Notice of the delayed opening will be made as early aspossible and broadcast on the listed radio stations and TV-CablevisionNews 12 and theDistrict's Connect-ED Telephone Notification System will be activated. In the event that wecannot transport students to school as a result of a “two-hourdelayed opening” based on forecast predictions for improved weatherand conditions by 7 AM, school officials will announce that schools willbe closed. It is important that you continue to listen carefully forjust such announcements.

 

Transportation

The Rocky Point Union Free School District has a contractwith the First Student Bus Company. If you have any questions or concerns, theycan be reached at

First Student Bus Company (631) 744-2204

  

Inclement Weather Bus Stops (Stops are NOT posted on this site for safety reasons.)


 

NOTE: Inclement Weather Bus Stops are NOT posted on theWWW for safety reasons. Please refer to the hard copy your student(s)brought home from school.

At various times during the winter season InclementWeather Bus Stops will be used to insure the safety of our studentpopulation. The use of these stops may be necessary at any time duringthe school day, without prior announcement.

Parents should listen to the radio stations or call First Student at 744-2204 if they haveany questions regarding whether or not the Inclement Weather Bus Stopswill be used. The district's voice mail will also have theannouncement. Please make arrangements for someone tomeet young children at these alternate stops.

Due to the geographicnature of our area, the following "inclement" weather stopswill be utilized when adverse road conditions exist. If your stopis NOT 体育博彩listed,then regular service will be provided.

FIRST STUDENT, INC.
LongIsland Division▪ P.O. Box 932▪ 82Route 25A▪ Shoreham, New York 11786
(631) 744-2204▪ Fax (631) 744-2297

 

Rules for Students' Conduct on Buses

  • Be orderly, quiet and considerate of people and their property in the vicinity of bus stops.
  • Be ready when the bus arrives.
  • Bus drivers have the authority to assign seats, give directions, and implement rules for the safe and orderly conduct of students.
  • Acceptable public behavior will be expected of all bus riders.
  • Pass in front rather than behind the bus when crossing the street to or from a bus.
  • Do not enter or leave the bus when it is in motion.
  • Remain behind the white line so as not to interfere with the driver.
  • Heads or arms must not be extended from bus windows.
  • Avoid eating on the bus and help keep the bus neat.
  • Shouting, fighting, offensive language, or smoking will result in loss of bus privileges.
  • Remain seated until the bus stops at your destination.
  • Bus drivers will report violations of the above.
  • Students are required to have parental permission in writing of any changes in regular transportation arrangements.
  • Students who violate the regulations can have their bus privileges revoked

 

Private and Parochial School Transportation For 2020-2021


 

PEREDUCATION LAW THE DEADLINEIS APRIL 1, 2020
UPDATED 3/30/2020--DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2020
(The application period for 2019-2020 school year is closed.)

Privateand Parochial School Transportation

For the 2020-2021 School Year
Print out a PDF copy of our form.

In accordance with Chapter 3635 ofthe NYS Education Law, all requests for transportation to a private orparochial school for the 2020-2021 school year must be submitted in writingto the Transportation Office postmarked” beforeApril 1, 2020. 体育博彩Transportation request forms are available at the BusinessOffice in the District Office located at:

90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road ~ Rocky Point, NY 11778
(North Portable)

Additional information can be obtained by calling:

District Transportation Office
744-1605

 

Passing a Stopped School Bus  

Section 1174 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law prohibits vehicles from passing a stopped school bus. Every person convicted of a violation shall: for a first conviction be punished by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $400 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were committed within a period of 3 years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $600 nor more than $750 or by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of a third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 3 years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $750 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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