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

 


 FRANK J. CARASITI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-2)
90 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1601 | Fax: (631) 744-2182
Principal: Jason Westerlund | Assistant Principal: Linda Greening
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 

May 2021

Dear FJC Families, 

It’s hard to believe that May is already upon us. It feels like the last 7 months have flown by, and we are now only a few short weeks away from the end of another school year.  What an incredible year it has been!

Our April celebration, “From Crayons to College and Careers” was a rousing success.  Students dressed in different outfits and had multiple opportunities to envision themselves in the future.  Our main entrance bulletin board was filled with cut–out crayons where students drew themselves as what they wanted to be when they grow up.  We saw nurses, fire fighters, teachers, principals, veterinarians, and many more incredible goals and dreams for the future.  Our students also had an opportunity to see several video clips from some of our parents sharing about their careers.  A huge thank you goes out to all our volunteers and to Ms. Adamski for working hard to plan an amazing experience for our students.

This past week, we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week.  We wanted to take a moment to recognize our incredible staff of teachers that work tirelessly to create an environment where our students feel safe, loved, and experience academic success.  Our teachers have had to go above and beyond and think outside the box to make this year as amazing as it has been, and we cannot be more grateful for their dedication to their students and their craft.

Throughout the month of May and June, we will focus on what it means to be good “CITIZENS” as part of our Character Counts program.  Students will have the opportunity to explore books and have discussions about good citizenship as they build a deeper knowledge of the concept.

As we look towards June, please stay tuned for information regarding Field Day and our Moving Up Ceremony.  We are still in the planning stages, but it looks like we will be able to host Field Day for each grade on the intended calendar day in June, with specific Covid-19 modifications in place to keep everyone safe.  We are also planning for an “in person” moving up ceremony for our second graders, with multiple ceremonies scheduled outside on June 18th here at FJC.  Specific information regarding each event will be shared with families in the near future.

Thank you all again for your support and partnership in what has been a very unique year.  You continue to help make FJC the Place to Be!

Gratefully yours, 

Jason Westerlund, Principal

Linda Greening, Assistant Principal

 

VIdeo 1: https://youtu.be/-9NDg-ydkmI

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hy99hRtNb0&feature=youtu.be

  


 

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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