The school is verfy supportive of new students. The teachers are very approachable via in person, email, or by phone. I was very impressed with the Teacher e-boards and the e-portal to track my daughter's progress. The school offers a pleasant, upbeat, and safe environment.
This school succeeds very well in helping students make a smooth transition from the intermediate school to middle school. The district's online parent portal makes it easy to track how your child is doing on every assignment in every class. Teachers' e-boards make it easy to find out what's going on in the classroom and what assignments students should be working on at home. The administrators are well-liked by students and parents alike. Wide range of extra-curricular activities. Very upbeat, positive learning environment. My only complaint is that the curriculum could be more challenging -- especially for high performing students.
Art and sports programs are very good, however if you have a child that requires more acadmic attention, good luck! If they are not Special Education but require additional services they will fight you and tell you that your child doesn't need it because they don't want their ratings to go down with the state education department. If you have a mainstream child that doesn't require much added services then the district is great.
I feel that the quality of academic programs in Rocky Point Middle School are well within the means of most NYS schools. Their sports programs, are average, but I feel their music programs are above average compared to other districts. If you want to be involved with the Middle School, I believe you are welcomed to do so at any time.