District MISSION STATEMENT & DISTRICT GOALS
The mission of the Rocky Point Union Free School district is to develop each child's full potential in a nurturing and supportive student-centered environment that will promote a foundation for lifelong learning.
The Rocky Point Union Free School District goals are:
Registrants grades K - 12 please call the
Kindergarten Registration 2011-2012
In order to register for Kindergarten in the 2012-2013 school year, children must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2012. Registration is ongoing from January to May, by appointment only. An online pre-registration form will be available on the District website after January 1, 2012.
If you have any questions and/or you would like to make an appointment, please call our Central Registration Office at 849-7244.
The NYS Resident Income Tax Return requires you to enter the name and code number of the public school district where you were a resident on December 31st of the prior year. You must enter this information even if you had no children attending school. Adjusted gross income is assigned to school districts and is used as a wealth measure in various formulas for the apportionment of State Aid based on tax codes entered on tax returns. In other words, when the school district tax code is entered incorrectly or not at all, the Rocky Point School District receives less State Aid than it is entitled to receive.
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.
The following excuses are legal:
All other absences must be classified as:
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.
All district schools have student cafeterias. Breakfast and hot lunch are provided for all students at nominal cost. Milk and other beverages are available for students who bring lunches prepared at home. A registered dietitian and trained staff are responsible for the planning and preparation of the district's breakfast/lunch program.
Cost of Regular School Lunch
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.
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 must be properly immunized prior to their entry into school. Minimum immunizations include 3 doses of DPT, 3 doses of polio, 3 doses of hepatitis B, 2 doses of measles, and one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine. The immunizations required by the State include: poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenza type b and hepatitis B .
All children enrolled in 6th grade after January 2005 must be immunized with 1 dose of varicella and DTaP booster.
All children enrolled in 7th grade on or after September 1, 2000, must be immunized against hepatitis B infection. The hepatitis B vaccine is available in a 2- or 3-dose regimen for adolescents. Immunizations may be waived in cases of medical contraindication with proper physician documentation.
NYS Public Health Law requires a physician’s order for the nurse to dispense over-the-counter or prescription medications to a student. The following guidelines must be adhered to:
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.
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 For Megan's Law (PFML) will actively notify you by email each time we are notified by either the Suffolk or Nassau County Police Departments (New York) of a moderate or high risk sex offender. You must download a form by visiting: www.parentsformeganslaw.com and mail it to:
Parents for Megan's
Students that have reached the age of 14 are eligible to get working papers. To obtain working papers you must first... Get information and an application form from your high school guidance office:
If a student plans to work, he or she must observe the following regulations:
If he/she is 12 or 13:
If he/she is 14 or 15:
is 16 or 17:
Steps in Obtaining Working Papers:
Visit http://www.labor.state.ny.us/ for additional information