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 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 
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Principal's Message

November 2018

Dear FJC Families,

This year seems to be flying by.  October was filled with learning for our children.  Our hallways are filled with scarecrows, bats, pumpkins, and harvest-themed writing. The children are returning from the playground with rosy cheeks from the autumn air. Fall is in full swing at FJC.
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The Rocky Point/Sound Beach Fire Department visited our kindergarten classes to provide instruction in fire safety.  Sitting on the fire truck was a highlight.  We thank the volunteer firemen for their time and service.

If you were driving past the HS football field on October 31st, you saw the bleachers filled with parents watching their children march by on the track during our Harvest Day/Storybook Parade.  Our students chose to be storybook characters or wore creative harvest-themed costumes.  As always, the children and their families enjoyed the Rocky Point Marching Band’s performance.

Kyle Dine came to present about allergy awareness; it was engaging, enjoyable, and a very important topic.  Thank you to our parents who hosted this event.  Thank you to the PTA for bringing Extreme Science 2.0 to our students; what fun to see science come alive.  And thanks to the generosity of our PTA, our second graders are set to see Lou Bianco’s Pilamaya Ye”.  This presentation highlights the thankful spirit of this holiday season.

On November 9th, Mrs. Iberger, the second grade teachers, and Mrs. Kenwood, and our students will honor the veterans they invited from their families. It is a touching assembly for all.

We are looking forward to meeting with all of our parents for ½ day Parent/Teacher conferences on, December 5th, 6th, and 7th. This is an important meeting during which you will receive updates on your child’s academic progress, as well as a time for you to ask the teachers any questions you may have. Together we are a team with the shared goal of successful achievement for your child.  Students will have ½ days of school on those three dates.  

On behalf of the Frank J. Carasiti Staff, I would like to extend our warmest wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Sincerely,  
Dr. Virginia Gibbons  



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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