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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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September 2020

Dear FJC Families, 

“Happy September!”  We feel like these words need to be written in bold, italicized, and underlined…maybe even typed in a larger font in order to show our gratitude for just how excited we are for the doors to re-open for our students.  Over the last 2 and a half months we have had the opportunity to take the accelerated course as we’ve worked with staff and families across all four buildings in order to re-open our schools.  It has not all gone smoothly, and it certainly isn’t perfect…but the dedication and commitment the entire community demonstrated throughout the process certainly speaks volumes about who we are.

Although we’ve said this before, we cannot say Thank You enough to our staff and faculty.  Our office staff, custodial staff, teachers, aides, monitors, and other support staff have been beyond flexible and innovative.  They have taken on a unique set of circumstances and created a warm, inviting environment for our students to thrive academically as well as socially and emotionally.  

Additionally, we continue to be grateful to our families.  You have been patient and understanding with a long list of changes.  You have waited with smiles and gratitude as we work to improve our arrival and dismissal procedures.  You have sent supportive emails and great questions and concerns that have helped us improve our plan.  We are incredibly grateful for each and every one of you.

We are also incredibly proud of our students.  They have come into our school wearing a variety of fun and creative masks, and have done an amazing job of keeping them on when they need to.  They have entered classrooms that looked different and brought their energy and excitement of learning to bring those places to light.  They have not let 6 feet or desk shields stop them from making friends and helping one another out.  It has been beautiful to see.

We wanted to take a moment to mention a few reminders and updates:
Please continue to move all the way along the circle for arrival.
During dismissal, please follow direction from our staff, and pull up to the appropriate numbered cone, and have your ID ready.
Our Open School Night will be held virtually on September 23rd, an additional informative flyer will be sent shortly.
Please continue having your child practice putting on and taking off their masks independently.  Our students are doing a great job; we just want to continue to support them!

As the month continues, please keep checking your emails for updates.  We will continue to send out important information and revisions as the year goes on.  We thank you so much for your support and for sharing the gift of your children with us.

Gratefully Yours, 
Jason Westerlund, Principal

Linda Greening, 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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