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Mrs. Michelle Byrd
Welcome to my school webpage! My name is Michelle Byrd. I am from Johnston County. My husband and I have two children. I have been teaching in Johnston County for 25 years. This will be my seventh year working at Benson Elementary. I will be teaching first grade during the 2021-22 school year. I look forward to seeing the amazing growth my new students are able to make in one year.
Mrs. Byrd's Daily Schedule
8:45 - 8:55 Morning Meeting
8:55 - 9:10 Heggerty
9:10 - 9:40 FUNdations
9:40 - 10:15 Small Group Reading
10:15 -11:05 Vocabulary / Whole Group Reading
11:05 - 11:40 Writing
11:40 - 12:10 Lunch
12:15 - 1:05 Enhancement
1:05- 1:35 RIME
1:35 - 2:05 Recess / Snack
2:05- 3:20 Math
3:20 - 3:45 Science
What Is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.
There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.