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Rocky Point Union Free School District District | District Information


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

The Rocky Point Union Free School Districtgoals are:

         •Academic Excellence

         •Organizational Development

         •Fiscal Sustainability


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 antibullying 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:

Susann Crossan (District Office) Phone Number 631.744.7243

Michael Gabriel (RPHS); Jonathan Hart(RPHS) Phone Number 631.744.7505
James Moeller (RPMS); Dawn Meyers (RPMS) Phone Number 631.744.7302
Linda Murphy (JAE); Dr. Courtney Herbert (JAE) Phone Number 631.744.7400
Dr. Virginia Gibbons (FJC); Vivien Leary (FJC) Phone Number 631.744.7202



School Registration

NewRegistrants grades K - 12 please call theregistration officeat 849-7244 forinformation.

Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020

In order to register for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, children must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2019.  Registration is ongoing from January to May, by appointment only and begins after December 2018.

If you have any questions and/or you would like to make an appointment, please call our Central Registration Office at 849-7244 between the hours of 9 AM and noon daily.

Homeless Liaison/McKinney Vento Act/Foster Care Officer

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

Susan Wilson, Executive Director for Educational Services
Rocky Point District Office
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road
Rocky Point, NY 11778
631.744.1600 extension 7080



District Residency Determination Officer

Susan Wilson, Executive Director for Educational Services
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 nameand code number of the public school district where you were a residenton December 31st of the prior year. You must enter this informationeven if you had no children attending school. Adjusted gross incomeis assigned to school districts and is used as a wealth measure invarious formulas for the apportionment of State Aid based on tax codesentered on tax returns. In other words, when the school district taxcode is entered incorrectly or not at all, the Rocky Point School Districtreceives 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.

体育博彩The following excuses are legal:

  • 体育博彩Sickness of child

  • Sickness of the family

  • 体育博彩Remedial health treatment

  • Impassable roads

  • 体育博彩Religious observance

  • 体育博彩Required court appearance

  • Approved cooperative work programs

  • 体育博彩Approved college visits

  • Military obligations

体育博彩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体育博彩--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.

体育博彩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 mustbe properly immunized prior to their entry intoschool. Minimum immunizations include 3-5 dosesof DPT, 3-4 doses of polio, 3 does of hepatitis B,2 doses of measles, one dose of mumps and rubellavaccine, and 1-2 doses of varicella. All childrenenrolled in sixth grade after January 2005 must beimmunized with 2 doses of varicella and one Tdapbooster. Immunizations may be waived in casesof medical contraindication with proper physiciandocumentation. Please check with your health careprovider as soon as possible to make sure that your
child is properly immunized. Effective September2016, students entering 7th and 12th grades in NewYork State public, private and parochial schoolswill be required to be fully vaccinated againstmeningococcal disease.

Medication Administration

NYS Public Health Law requires a physician’sorder for the nurse to dispense over-the-counter orprescription medications to a student. The followingguidelines must be adhered to:

  • 体育博彩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.

  • 体育博彩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.

体育博彩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 ForMegan's Law (PFML) will actively notify you by email each time weare 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:



Working Papers

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

体育博彩Students that have reached the age of 14 are eligibleto get working papers. To obtain working papers you must first...Get information and an application form from your high school guidanceoffice.

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

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

If he/she is 12 or 13:
He/shemay deliver newspapers. A newspaper permit is required. When schoolis 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 workingpapers. When attendance at school is not required, he/she may workin stores, offices, and other places, except in a factory workroom.  He/shemay do delivery or clerical work in an enclosed office of a factoryand in dry cleaning stores, shoe repair shops, and similar servicestores. He/she may work between 7 AM/7 PM Day after Labor Day to June20 and between 7 AM/7 PM June21 to Labor Day. When school is in session he/shemay work a maximum of 18 hrs/wk as follows: Mondayto Friday 3 hrs/day; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 8 hrs/day. Whenschool is not in session, he/she may work 6 days a week, upto 8 hours in any one day and up to 40 hours in anyone week.  (School is not in session if the school is closed forthe entire week.)

If he/sheis 16 or 17:
He/shemust get working papers. He/she may work in a factory. When schoolis in session he/she may work a maximum 28 hrs/wk asfollows:体育博彩 Monday - Thursday 4 hrs/day; Friday , Saturday ,Sunday , holidays 8 hrs/day . He/she may not work between 10 PM and6 AM. He/she must obtain written permission from a parent or guardianand from your school, in order to work between 10 PM and midnight ona day before a school day; and from a parent or aguardian only to work between 10 PM and midnight on a day before a non-schoolday. Students enrolled in an approved Cooperative Education Program may workup to 6 hours on a day preceding a school day when school is in session aslong as the hours are in conjunction with the program. During vacations (schoolmust be closed for the entire week), he/she may work six days, 48 hrs/wk, 8hrs/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. 体育博彩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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