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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 2020

Dear FJC Families, 

It’s hard to believe that October is already here.  As we look outside our windows, we can see the temperature is starting to get cooler and the leaves beginning to change color and fall.  When we look inside our classrooms we see students who continue to shine, smile, and learn each and every day.  Whether it’s reading a book, writing a story, showing off their math skills, or demonstrating an act of kindness; our students continue to impress us day in and day out.

October is also our kick-off month for our character education program.  During the month, FJC students and staff will be focusing on what it means to be Trustworthy. Ms. Adamski (our guidance counselor) and Ms. Tripp (our librarian) will be reading books related to this character trait with our students and teaching them what it means to be trustworthy.  Students will also have an opportunity to explore this character trait with their classmates and teachers as we support our students social and emotional growth.  In addition, we are asking all students and staff to wear blue on October 20th to represent trustworthiness.  October 20th is also our picture re-take day at FJC, so please bring your beautiful smiles as well.

At the end of the month, we will celebrate with a character day on October 30th.  Unfortunately, we cannot host our annual Harvest Day Parade at the high school track this year.  However, we are inviting our students to dress up as their favorite character to celebrate all their hard work throughout the month.  We ask that student costumes be age appropriate (no scary costumes), and easy for students to take off and put on so that they can comfortably use the bathroom independently.  In addition, students will not be allowed to wear a costume mask (they are still required to wear their cloth mask/face covering throughout the day) or to bring in any costume weapons including toy guns, knives, or fake blood.

We continue to look forward to another exciting month at FJC, and are thrilled to see our students walk through our doors each and every day.  We ask everyone to remain diligent so that we can continue to teach in person.  Please remind students of the importance of wearing a mask, washing their hands, and maintaining social distancing. We continue to practice and remain impressed with just how amazing our students are doing.

We remain grateful for the hard work of our incredible staff and faculty, and the continuous support of the entire Rocky Point community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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.



Developing Positive Skills at FJC

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Students in Mrs. Iberger and Mrs. Fasano’s second grade class at FJC were not only treated to a book reading of a timeless fable, they are learning the importance of positive character traits to develop knowledge and life skills to enhance responsible behavior. The students listened to “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” with guidance counselor Ms. Jamie Adamski and talked about thinking before acting, how their decisions affect themselves and others, and positive and negative consequences. Ms. Adamski will push into the classrooms this year to teach character education, social skills development and positive decision-making, the building blocks used to develop positive and productive citizens.
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