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Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Frank J. Carasiti Elementary

 


 FRANK J. CARASITI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-2)
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1601 | Fax: (631) 744-1396
Principal: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Linda Greening
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 

September 2021

 

Dear FJC Families,

Although September brings an unofficial end to summer, it is also one of our favorite months of the year.  Whether you are a parent sending your first child to kindergarten or a teacher beginning their 30th year, there is nothing like the feeling you get on the first day of school.  The excitement and energy of your little ones bring our building to life as the new school year begins.

We wanted to take a moment to celebrate and thank you all for an incredible first few days of school.  It truly takes a community effort to start school off on the right foot, and we are ever grateful for your partnership as the 2021-2022 school year begins.

We wanted to highlight a couple of reminders:

  • Please join us for our virtual Open School Nights at 6:00 pm on the following evenings:
    • 9/13-Kindergarten
    • 9/14-First Grade
    • 9/21 Second Grade
    • Instructions for logging on have been sent home via email & text, and a video has been uploaded to the Rocky Point homepage
  • School is not in session on Thursday, September16th
  • Every Friday we celebrate school spirit.  Students are encouraged to wear blue or Rocky Point spirit wear.
  • Spirit week is September 20th-25th:
    • Monday 9/20 – Pajama Day
    • Tuesday 9/21 – Crazy Hair/Hat Day
    • Wednesday 9/22 – Mismatch Day
    • Thursday 9/23 –Team Day
    • Friday 9/24 – Rocky Point School Spirit Day
  • Homecoming is on 9/25
  • Picture Days are 9/29, 9/30, and 10/1.  Classroom teachers will be sending home order forms and will let you know what day they are scheduled for pictures.
  • If you have not already done so, please make sure you sign and return your Chromebook Agreement Form (New students and Kindergarten students only).
  • As students begin bringing their Chromebook back and forth, please be mindful not to place them with water bottles inside student backpacks.
  • During morning arrival, please pull up all the way around the circle.  To help make the process run smoothly, please have student backpacks and belongings at hand and remain in your car. When it is time for students to enter the building, staff will come out to assist. Please do not line up by the front entrance.
  • During dismissal, we ask that you please have your numbered tag hanging from your rearview mirror so that it can be easily viewed by staff.  You will be directed as to where to go.  We ask that you please remain in your car as we bring the students to you.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to pick up the car tags, please stop by the main office with your license between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm when school is in session.

 

We look forward to our continued partnership over the course of the year, and are beyond excited to see so many returning faces and new friends that have joined our FJC family.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

Gratefully Yours,

Jason Westerlund                                   Linda Greening

        Jason Westerlund                                                                              Linda Greening

                Principal                                                                                     Assistant Principal

  


 

Inclement Weather When school is closed due to inclement weather, bad road conditions, or other emergencies, please listen to one of the following radio/TV stations for the announcements regarding Rocky Point Schools: WALK Storm Center 97.5 FM WBLI /WBAB Storm Center 106.1 FM WRCN 103.9 FM NEWS 12 LI

Connect-ED
The Rocky Point Union Free School District uses Connect-ED, a school-to-parent telephone notification system, as part of our efforts to communicate more effectively with parents or guardians. Connect-ED will enable the Rocky Point Union Free School District to notify families immediately in the event of a snow day or school-wide emergency. The system can deliver up to 3,000 messages within minutes—ensuring that you quickly know what's going on. To receive these messages, FJC must have your up-to-date contact information. If you move, change jobs, or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to log onto the eSchool Parent Portal to update your information so you won't miss a single Connect-ED message.

Two-Hour Delayed Opening
When road conditions in the early morning are hazardous but are expected to improve rapidly as the morning progresses, the District may utilize a two-hour delayed opening for all schools. Students will report to their bus stops exactly two hours later than they normally would. Dismissal for all schools will be at their normal times. This delayed opening may also be used for other emergencies. Notice of the delayed opening will be made as early as possible and broadcast on the listed radio stations and TV-Cablevision News 12 and the District's Connect-ED Telephone Notification System will be activated. In the event that we cannot transport students to school as a result of a “two-hour delayed opening” based on forecast predictions for improved weather and conditions by 7 AM, school officials will announce that schools will be closed. It is important that you continue to listen carefully for just such announcements.

Inclement Bus Stops
Inclement weather bus stops are available on the eSchool Parent Portal. Due to the geographic nature of our area, “inclement” weather stops will be utilized when adverse road conditions exist. At various times during the winter season, inclement weather bus stops will be used to ensure the safety of our student population. The use of these stops may be necessary at any time during the school day, without prior announcement. Parents should listen to the radio stations or call First Student Transit at 744-2204 if they have any questions regarding whether or not the Inclement Weather Bus Stops will be used. The district's voice mail will also have the announcement. Please make arrangements for someone to meet children at these alternate stops.

 


 

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