Phone: (919) 553-1977
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration AIG Credential through Johnston County
My name is Mrs. Simon, and I am a fifth grade math and science teacher at River Dell Elementary School. This is my sixth year as an educator and my fourth year teaching at River Dell. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. It is my goal to provide your child with a motivating and educationally challenging learning experience in my classroom.
Keeping the lines of communication open with you is very important to me. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. The best way to reach me is via email. You can also send me a private message on our Dojo page. I am available for conferences regarding your child's progress from 8:10-8:25 a.m., during my planning period from 9:15-9:50 a.m., and 4:00 -5:00 p.m. by appointment on school days.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year.
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Carpool Reminders:You can use both lanes in our two lane road as you enter our carpool to help balance out the line. We want to make sure we do not have any cars out on Buffalo Rd. Mr. Jewett will be at the top helping to direct traffic and alternating the cars; so if you see one line is longer than the other, you can switch lanes carefully to balance out the lines.
For our kindergarten families who have students returning for face-to-face instruction, our cohort 1 students will be coming to school on Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th. Our cohort 2 students will be coming to school on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. For families driving your students to school, our drop-off begins at 8:30am. We will be taking student temperatures before they exit the vehicle. Some of our kindergarten staff did an amazing job putting together a video of what that process is going to look like.
RDE has 3 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with administration discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters to be considered for Parent Advisory Council is Friday, August 14th. Anyone interested in applying will need to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they desire to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee to Chad Jewett via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)