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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: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Linda Greening
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 
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October 2021


Dear FJC Families,

As we enter the month of October and welcome the beginning of the Fall season, we are greeted by the cool crisp air, the beautiful colors of our changing leaves, and the abundant energy of our amazing students as they continue to grow as learners and friends in our classrooms and halls.


Looking back on the first few weeks of school, we are extremely proud of all we were able to accomplish.  Our students were greeted this year with welcome signs and chalk drawings by the Rocky Point Parent Teachers Association as they entered the school.  We got to dance on Fridays, and got to know our teachers and classmates.  We had a well-attended virtual open school week, got to see students show off their crazy hair, mismatched outfits, favorite pajamas, team wear, and show off their Rocky Point pride during spirit week.  We celebrated our community as we marched in our Homecoming Parade and cheered on our Eagles teams. What a great way to start the school year!


Looking forward to our second month of school, we will kick-off our character education program.  During the month of October, FJC students and staff will be focusing on what it means to be Trustworthy.  Students will have an opportunity to explore this character trait with their classmates and teachers and hear stories about being trustworthy as we support our students social and emotional growth.  In addition, we are asking all students and staff to wear “true” blue on Friday, October 15th.


October also brings with it some additional excitement.  We have two big events to look forward to at the end of the month.  On October 28th, students in grades K, 1, and 2 will be invited out to our pumpkin patch in the back of FJC to pick a pumpkin courtesy of the Rocky Point PTA.  


On Friday, October 29th, FJC will be hosting our annual Harvest Day Parade.  This event will take place at the high school track and will begin at 10:15 am and end by 11:00 am.  Students are invited to dress up as their favorite fairy tale, nursery rhyme, or storybook character (no costume masks or weapons).  Classes will then march around the track beginning with second grade classes, followed by first grade classes, and ending with kindergarten classes.  At the conclusion of the parade the High School Marching Band will perform a special routine for all students and families.


For the safety of our students, we ask that all parents and visitors enter through the high school bleachers.  Although not required, masks are strongly recommended.  Only students, teachers, and staff will be permitted on the track and field.  We ask that all visitors remain seated in the bleachers throughout the parade for the safety and enjoyment of all students and their families.  (Please do not leave your seats in the stands to take pictures as this blocks the view of other guests).  In addition, parking will be limited and we encourage parents and guardians to carpool if possible.  Please do not park in the apartment complex across the street from the track and schools.


At the end of the event, all staff and students will return to the building where we will continue with fun activities and instruction for the remainder of the school day.


In the event of inclement weather, a text and email message will be sent to families on the morning of our parade through our Connect Ed system should we need to reschedule.


We thank you, as always, for your continued support and partnership.  We are continually humbled to be part of an incredible community that continues to band together to support our students. 


Gratefully Yours,

Jason Westerlund                                   Linda Greening

        Jason Westerlund                                                                              Linda Greening

                Principal                                                                                     Assistant Principal



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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