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--January 2017

Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed our holiday break with family and friends. January is a time of renewed energy; we are ready to continue a very successful school year. Traditionally we see leaps of learning in
January, it’s very exciting.

FJC Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, January 4th. Thank you to our wonderful PTA for organizing this opportunity.

The Second Grade Chorus Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18th at 7 pm at the HS.

The PTA will be holding its winter meeting on Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm at FJC; we hope to see you there.

Cold temperatures and stormy conditions may be just around the corner. Please check the district’s website and virtual book bag regarding Rocky Point School District’s inclement weather procedures.

On behalf of the staff at FJC, we hope you and your families have a very happy and healthy New Year.

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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