Special Dates/Events to Remember
Upcoming Parent Forums:
Charles Carroll School No. 46
250 Newcastle Rd., Rochester, NY 14610
Principal: Dr. Gina DiTullio
Assistant Principal: Dr. Theodora Waters
School begins 9:00am
Theadora Waters | Theadora.Waters@rcsdk12.org
Please use the following link for the student orientation September 10 at 2:00:
Dear School 46 Families,
I am very excited to welcome everyone back to the new school year! The first day of school for student will be September 14th. As you know, we plan to embrace a distance learning model for grades Pk-6. Every student in our district will be eligible to receive a chrome book. We will be setting up a pick-up day here at the school so that you can come and meet your child’s teacher and pick up the computer as well as some other materials that your child will need to successfully learn at home. You will also receive a schedule with the links to the Zoom lessons from your teacher. More information will be coming with details for this event.
There are some changes to be aware of next year. First, our Extended Learning Time (ELT) was discontinued by the district, and thus we have lost the funding that allowed us to maintain that extra hour of instruction/enrichment. That said, our hours next year will be 9:00-3:30. Also, because of COVID-19, we are not able to offer any before or after school programs through the YMCA this year. Please plan accordingly.
Our building is undergoing significant renovations. You will notice that the parking lot is being expanded to provide some much needed parking. They are also planting more trees, so that will provide some shade and help the neighbors who back up to our property on the corner. Also, we are getting a new entryway at exit 2, as well as a wheelchair lift. Since our building was constructed about 100 years ago, we were not in compliance with federal regulations for accessibility. When you enter exit 2, you will have to go into the main office through a new door, and then you will need to show your driver’s license. The district is implementing a new program which requires a photo ID be scanned into a computer system before entry into the building. This will ensure that we have a secure entrance. In addition, we had some asbestos removal done, had the old locker rooms demolished and renovated to provide an additional staff bathroom and new office spaces for speech.
Be aware that we have two beehives on the property! This is a wonderful opportunity for enrichment that we have provided through our partnership with the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. Fifth and sixth grade students will have opportunities to engage in project based learning with our bees when we return, and can participate in Ms. Besaw’s Google classroom now.
As we continue to learn from a distance, there are two programs that you can take advantage of this summer. Our partnership with SAVVAS allows us to access SuccessMaker and Reading spot which you can find the links to at the website below: https://sites.google.com/rcsd121.org/elaonlineprograms/home?authuser=0
We miss you all and are very much looking forward the start of the new school year. Enjoy the rest of your summer and do not hesitate to call or email if you find that you have questions or concerns.
Dr. Gina DiTullio, Principal
(585) 288-8008, Gina.firstname.lastname@example.org