Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Masters Degree in Elementary Education AIG Certification
Mrs. Sara Rippard
Hi! My name is Sara Rippard. This will be my 13th year teaching at River Dell. I enjoy watching the excitement when students are engaged and learning new things. In 5th Grade, your child will be switching classes. I will be your child's ELA and Social Studies teacher. Ms. Hines will be your child's Math and Science teacher.
I grew up in Connnecticut and moved to North Carolina after graduating from college. I started teaching in 2006 after graduating from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut with my Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and spending time outdoors. The beach is one of my favorite places to visit.
5th Grade Schedule 2018-2019
8:35-9:05 Arrival Time/Morning Work (Tardy Bell Rings at 8:55)
10:00-11:25 Block 1 Math or ELA (Snack at 10:30)
11:30-12:15 Block 1 Science or Social Studies
1:00-2:20 Block 2 Math or ELA
2:25-3:10 Block 2 Science or Social Studies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.