Phone: 919-934-8979


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree - Elementary Education Master's Degree - Education

Mrs. Candace Swain

Hi, my name is Candace Swain and I am excited to be your child's 5th grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year! This will be my 12th year teaching at South Smithfield Elementary. I grew up here in Smithfield and attended SSE myself! My husband and I have a 5 year old daughter, Presleigh, and a 2 year old son, Camden. I love the beach, spending time with family, and being a teacher! I am a SSS graduate ℅ 2002! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2006 & a Master’s Degree in Education in 2008 from Campbell University. I am also AIG certified.


I love to hear from parents throughout the year. Please always contact me with questions or concerns. I would also love to hear from you if you are available to volunteer. ☺

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  • Mrs. Swain’s Daily Schedule

    2017 - 2018

    8:10 - 8:35      Arrival/Morning Work/Remediation

    8:35 - 8:45      Morning Meeting

    8:50 - 10:15      Block 1

    10:20 - 11:05      Enhancements

    11:15 - 11:45       Lunch

    11:50 - 12:15      Continue Block 1

    12:15 - 2:15      Block 2

    2:20 - 2:50      Recess

    2:50 - 3:05      Bathroom/Snacks

    3:05 - 3:35      POD/Clubs

    3:35      Dismissal from Homeroom


    Enhancement Schedule

    Monday - Spanish

    Tuesday - P.E.

    Wednesday - Art

    Thursday - Music

    Friday - Media/Technology

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JC Board of Education Special Session meeting set for July 29

    A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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