Jeff Contos

Phone: 919-553-1977

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University

Jeff Contos

 

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I started out my professional life as an advertising copywriter but quickly realized I needed a more meaningful path. My quest brought me to the classroom in 2001 and eventually to the River Dell media center in 2008.

My primary mission as Media Specialist is to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the media-saturated world in which we now live. I also provide tech support, orchestrate book fairs, track inventories, meet with vendors...the list goes on.

Together, students and I ask questions such as What information sources do I use and when? How can I sense accuracy and truth in a message? What tools and services best address a given need? How can I produce as well as consume content? 

The RDE Media Center is where we read books, create content, express opinions, research solutions, explore the world. It's a fascinating journey that teaches me as much as it does my students.

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to hold Virtual Job Fair April 21

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.

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  • Updates to COVID-19 Symptom Screenings

    New guidance given to schools in the Strong Schools NC Public Health toolkit states that daily temperature and symptom screening questions prior to entry are no longer required. We will no longer screen individuals who enter JCPS facilities for COVID-19 symptoms. This begins on Monday, April 5 for all staff and on Monday, April 12 for students upon their return from spring break.

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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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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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School Announcements

  • Lunch Menu: March 22nd-26th

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  • Parent Update: February 23, 2021

    Plan A for our face to face students starts Monday, March 1st. Students whose parents have selected them to come to school for face to face instruction will come to school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week starting next Monday. Wednesdays will remain a remote/asynchronous learning day for all students for deep cleaning of the building.

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  • Parent Update: January 26, 2021

    Important information is linked below in regards to students returning to school under Plan B: Parent Update: Presentation Parent Update: Video

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  • Cohorts for Plan B

    Johnston County School Board voted for students to return to school under Plan B stating Monday, February 1st. Our teachers will be contacting you to make sure you know which cohort your child is in. If your child is in cohort 1, they will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays. If your child is in cohort 2, they will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be a remote learning day for all of our students for a deep cleaning of the building. Mr. Jewett will be doing another parent information video next week to talk about what instruction on Plan B will look like for our students.

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  • Parent Update: 11-17-20

    Please click here to view a parent update from Mr. Jewett: Screencast: Parent Update 11.17.20 Google Slide Presentation

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