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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

December 2018

Dear Families:

As 2018 comes to a close, the days at the Frank J. Carasiti School are filled with activity and excitement.  From our Thanksgiving food drive to the Winter Sing-a-long, FJC is a blizzard of seasonal goings-on!

Parent teacher conferences and holiday events welcome many parents into FJC.  It is wonderful to see so many family members involved in our classrooms. 

We look forward to our Second Grade Chorus Concert on Tuesday, December 4th and the Winter Sing-A-Long on Thursday, December 20th.  Ms. Kenwood, is busy teaching our children new melodies.  

On December 21st the Polar Express will be the highlight of a school-wide pajama party. Mrs. Leary and I will be reading the classic story, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.

For our students at FJC, 2018 will end with a whirlwind of learning as we look forward to the New Year and new knowledge.

On behalf of the staff at FJC, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your families this season.  We hope that you enjoy a happy and healthy holiday and a wonderful New Year.  

Dr. Virginia Gibbons
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

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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