Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Katie Owens
I am so excited to be your fourth grade teacher for the 2020-2021 school year! This will be my fourth year teaching at Polenta Elementary. It's going to be a great year full of learning, new adventures, laughter, and growth. About Me: I am from Clayton, North Carolina. I attended East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have taught fifth grade at Polenta for the last three years. I currently live in Wendell with my husband, our dog (Remi) and cat (Oliver). I love traveling and being with friends and family. A few of my favorite things include coffee, Target, Amazon, organizing, Chick-Fil-A, mystery books, podcasts, and crafting.
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REMOTE LEARNING: During remote learning, we will primarily use Google Classroom (for assigning individual assignments throughout the week) and Google Meets (for live meetings with students). Additional resources will be available on our classroom website. Class Dojo will be the primary way I relay information. Please be sure to check Class Dojo daily.
Degrees and Certifications:
Monday & Tuesday = Face to Face in class
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = Virtual
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday = Virtual
Thursday & Friday = Face to Face in class
8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting
12:00-12:30 SEL Activity
2:15-4:00 Small Group
FACE TO FACE SCHEDULE
9:00-9:30 Morning Meeting
11:45-12:15 SEL Activity
1:45-2:45 Small Group Time
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.