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Mrs. Ann Tart
Welcome to my Strings Page! Johnston County Public Schools offers beginning strings classes (violin) to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I am honored to be a Strings Teacher!
I teach at eight schools in the county: Meadow School, Benson Elementary, Four Oaks Elementary, McGee's Elementary, Dixon Road Elementary, West Smithfield Elementary, South Smithfield Elementary, and Selma Elementary. I serve all eight schools within each week.
During the first week of school, I visit all of my schools and speak with all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Those students who are interested in the program will receive an information sheet to be completed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher. I compile my classes from these forms. I will attach one to this website as well.
During the second week of school, I will send home a note with class day, time, and location.
I hope to begin class by the third week of school!
Parents are responsible for acquiring a violin and music book for their child. The attached information sheet has more details.
Please feel free to email me with any question at all!
Thanks for your interest in the Strings Program!
As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and is making progress in reading proficiency, so they can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered within the first 20 days of face to face instruction, October 26 - November 23, 2020
We know this is year will be different for everyone...students, families and staff, so we want to do all we can to keep you informed and answer any questions that you may have during this time.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
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.