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
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
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.
We are happy to report that buses and carpool are running more smoothly each day, and we want to say thank you for your patience. Please remember that K-2 car riders will begin to load at 3:50 and 3-5 car riders will begin to load at 4:00. It is very important for the safety of our students that all cars picking up students have an official RDE carpool tag.
We are very excited to welcome our 1st through 5th grade students and their families back to school at our Open House event tomorrow night, Thursday, August 19th. Students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z are scheduled to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 4:00-5:00pm. Students whose last names begin with the letters A-K are scheduled to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 5:30-6:30pm.