Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Erica Smith
Hi! My name is Erica Smith and I have taught 3rd grade at South Smithfield Elementary School for 10 years. I graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I grew up in Smithfield, NC and attended SSE as child!
Ms. Smith’s Daily Class Schedule
8:50 am - Morning Meeting
9:05 am - Science
9:35 am - Fundations
10:20 am - ELA whole group
11:05 am - Writing
11:35 am - ELA Small Groups
12:35 pm - Lunch
1:05 pm - Recess
1:35 pm- Math
2:55 pm- Enhancements
3:55 pm- Dismissal
South Smithfield Elementary Partners with West Smithfield Elementary to Support Smithfield Rescue Mission
SSE is partnering with West Smithfield Elementary to support the Smithfield Rescue Mission's "Turkeytastic Thanksgiving Outreach".
During the weeks of November 8-19, third grade students in Johnston County Public Schools will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child.
South Smithfield Elemementary is currently a candidate to become an IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Program). Our IB Coordinator has put together a video that explains the program and how our students will benefit from this world renowned program....
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.