Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability

News and Information

Planning Ahead?  Check out the 2019-2020 School Year Calendar here:   school-calendar-2019-2020.pdf 

Check out the AP courses we are offering  ParentletterAPCOURSES.docx 

View our Instructional Focus  Parentletterinstructionalfocus.docx 

Department of Education 2018-19 School Year Calendar:  2018-2019-school-year-calendar-english.pdf 




Senior News - New!

Prom is at Vetro's in Howard Beach on Tuesday, June 11th from 7:00 pm to 11:00pm.  Cost is $150 per person.  Please see Ms. Dolce or Ms. Terry for more information or to hand in money.

Yearbook Signing Party will be June 24th at 11:00 am.

Graduation practice is as follows from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. 

Wednesday June 5th 

Monday June 10th 

Tuesday June 18th. 

Graduation is June 26th at 11:00 am. Graduates will receive their caps and gowns at the yearbook party.  Each graduate will receive five (5) tickets for graduation.  If you need more tickets, please submit a letter to Ms. Dolce requesting additional tickets.


Principal's Corner

Jennifer Connolly founded Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability in August 2010.  Prior to becoming the founding Principal of Rockaway Park High School, Ms. Connolly worked as a teacher, school counselor and an Assistant Principal.  Most of Ms. Connolly’s career was spent working in District 79.  District 79 is a unique city wide network of over 300 alternative schools and programs serving disengaged, over aged and under-credited youth whose schooling has been interrupted for a range of life circumstances—from pregnancy to incarceration to immigration to prior school failure.  It was while working in District 79 that Ms. Connolly was able to see that students, despite any obstacle that they may face can be successful provided that they are given the proper support.  Ms. Connolly built Rockaway Park High School on the notion that all students deserve to be in a school where the adults know them well, care about them as individuals, hold them to high expectations and prepare them to be successful in college.  
 Rockaway Park and its surrounding neighborhoods is a place that Ms. Connolly holds near and dear to her heart.  Ms. Connolly was born in the Rockaways and her mother, Bari Randal graduated from Far Rockaway High School.  Ms. Connolly’s maternal grandmother was a school crossing guard in the neighborhood and her grandfather was a local mechanic. 
 Ms. Connolly graduated with honors from Elon College in North Carolina.  She learned at Elon that the key ingredients for success was to find the cross between what you are passionate about and good at.  Ms. Connolly’s commitment and passion to ensure equity in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods is what drives her ambition to lead a school where students have the same access to great teachers, rigorous curriculum and first class resources. 
 Ms. Connolly is honored to be the Principal at Rockaway Park High School and is proud to serve the community.


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