skip to main content

 


 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: Dr. Virginia Kelly-Gibbons | Assistant Principal: Vivien Leary (Interim)
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM

 


Principal's Message--September 2017

Parents and Families of the Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School,

Welcome back to school. We hope you savored the beautiful summer weather we were so fortunate to enjoy. September is always an exciting time in our primary school.

Our staff is committed to creating a safe, caring, and nurturing school environment that teaches students the skills necessary to become independent thinkers and learners. Our goal is to provide students’ many opportunities for growth and joyful learning.

Our collaborative involvement with the families of FJC is a critical part of the success of the Frank J. Carasiti and its programs. I thank our wonderful Parent Teacher Association; their dedicated and active membership provides us with a wide variety of programs and events for our students. The partnership among students, faculty, staff, and parents ensures that all members of the learning community are actively engaged in the educational process.

Our Character Education Program continues to thrive at FJC. We encourage kindness and respect for each other on a daily basis. We place a strong emphasis on citizenship and character development as we highlight The Six Pillars of Character Education. We thank Mrs. Adamski for her creative and tireless efforts in organizing and implementing this curriculum.

Our school community continues to be an allergy-aware environment. We encourage our students and staff to clean their hands after eating, to make certain the area on which they eat is free of food residue, and we teach our students that sharing food is not a safe practice.

It is my hope that our families and students treasure their time at FJC.

We’re off to a wonderful year!

Dr. Gibbons, Principal
Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School  



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.

 


 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   |  District Home