Phone: (919)989-6039


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.




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    COHORT 1:                                                                             

    Monday & Tuesday = Face to Face in class                                                    

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = Virtual   

     COHORT 2:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday = Virtual 

    Thursday & Friday = Face to Face in class                                                    



    8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting

    9:00-11:00 Literacy

    11:00-11:30 Lunch

    11:30-12:00 Recess

    12:00-12:30 SEL Activity

    12:30-1:30 Math

    1:30-2:15 Enhancement

    2:15-4:00 Small Group



    9:00-9:30 Morning Meeting

    9:30-11:15 Literacy

    11:15-11:45 Recess

    11:45-12:15 SEL Activity

    12:15-12:45 Lunch

    12:45-1:45 Math

    1:45-2:45 Small Group Time

    2:45-3:30 Enhancement






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  • JC Board of Education Special Session meeting set for July 29

    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.

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  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    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.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    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.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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