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 invites students and their families to learn more about our interesting options for our middle and high school students during our Virtual Information Nights on January 28 and February 4, 2021. Participants will be able to visit the virtual spaces for each program and talk with program coordinators and students from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.
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.
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.