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Mrs. Ann Tart
Welcome to my school webpage!
I teach beginner violin to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at the following schools:
Meadow School, Four Oaks Elementary, Benson Elementary, Dixon Road Elementary, McGee's Elementary, South Smithfield Elementary, West Smithfield Elementary, and Selma Elementary.
We meet for one class each week during enhancement time. At the end of the year, usually in May, we have a small concert to showcase the students and all they have accomplished.
Parents are responsible for purchasing a violin and lesson book for their child. Some great beginner violins and the lesson book can be found at amazon.com. I recommend a 3/4 size violin. Use this link as a guide: Beginner Violin This amazon page also has the book and a music stand for an additional cost.
I will let you know when classes begin. I try to allow two to three weeks for parents to purchase the violin and lesson book, so classes will probably begin mid-September.
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.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.