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Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Frank J. Carasiti Elementary


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 
SafeK-12 Anonymous Tip Line Report It Link (code rpfjc)
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Principal's Message

February 2020

February has arrived. The groundhog gave us some good news, we’ll have an early spring.

We kick off PARP the first week in February from the 3rd to the 7th. Thank you to the PTA for hosting our PARP author, Dan Yaccarino on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 

Our Character Education focus trait this month is Responsibility.  Look for the responsibility tickets your child may have received in school.

Kindergarten Registration is scheduled to begin on March 2nd.  Please complete your online form located on the Rocky Point Website.  We’re looking forward to welcoming our new kindergarten families.

Our Science Fair is scheduled for March 18th and 19th, the flyers and information packets have been sent home.  Now’s the time to start thinking of great science project ideas. It’s always fun to see the creative projects our students submit.

In just a few weeks, we will be enjoying February break.  On behalf of the staff at FJC, we hope you all enjoy your winter vacation.   It’s a great week to read a good book with your children!  

Dr. 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

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.



The Great Kindness Challenge comes to JAE

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When visitors enter FJC, they will likely notice many more happy faces and an increase in caring gestures. The school recently joined thousands of schools from around the country to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge. “We’re so excited to bring this event to FJC,” said guidance counselor Ms. Jamie Adamski, who coordinated the events throughout the week – morning announcements with kindness quotes and messages, and a bingo game, in which each class worked together to accomplish at least five acts of kindness from a checklist. As the students succeeded at bingo, their names were added to hearts surrounding a bulletin board carefully constructed in the main hallway. An “appreciation station” was set up near the cafeteria where students could write positive messages on Post-it notes. To encourage everyone to show their school pride, staff and students wore their FJC or Rocky Point shirts and school colors, and to culminate the week, the message “Be Kind” took over the building as staff members donned their colorful “Be Kind” T-shirts.

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