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--March 2017
March is here; Spring is in the air. Walking in our hallways, you can see evidence of how quickly time is moving forward at FJC. The kindergarteners seem to have grown by leaps and bounds and our second graders look tall enough to make the move to JAE. We all know that while our students look older, they have grown in so many more exciting ways. Our kindergarten students are reading, our first graders are reading more and more, and our second graders have moved on to the world of chapter books! It is exciting and immensely rewarding to see the results of the tremendous partnership between our families and staff. Thank you for being a part of our team.
Our wonderful PTA is bringing us Goodwin’s Balloon assembly to celebrate the end of another successful PARP. The students met their reading goal and Mrs. Leary and I will be donning our hairnets and serving lunch! We’re very proud of our students, thank you for reading with your children every night.
Parent Conferences will be held March 13th, 14th and 15th. All three days are morning half days for our students to accommodate our afternoon conferences. It is extremely important to attend these meetings and we thank you for your continued commitment to the academic achievement of your children.
Our Science Fair is scheduled for March 13th, 14th and 15th, please stop by the cafeteria during our conference afternoons to see the innovative projects our students have created.
This month the PTA is hosting our second-grade Spring Dance on March 18th. Bring your dancing feet, it should be fun for all.
Keep your eye out for those leprechauns; I hear they visit FJC on St. Patrick’s Day.
Dr. Virginia Gibbons
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
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.