Mr. McKay

Phone: 919.934.8979

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Child Study from St. Joseph's College

Mr. McKay

Hello! I love being a teacher and enjoy interacting with every student. I live in Johnston county and have worked for Johnston county since 2014. I am originally from New York, but consider North Carolina my home and consider myself lucky to work for such a great state.  

  • Mission: South Smithfield Elementary School empowers students to reach their highest potential in the classroom and in the world by:

    • building relationships with others
    • acquiring knowledge through inquiry
    • making a positive contribution to society
    • being internationally-minded and
    • embracing diversity

    Vision: South Smithfield Elementary School students will be prepared and inspired to make the world a better place.  

    Shared Beliefs:

    • We BELIEVE students are THE top priority – safety, success, and overall well-being
    • We BELIEVE all stakeholders are valued and respected
    • We BELIEVE commitment to professional growth and development is required
    • We BELIEVE continuous analysis is necessary to ensure SSE processes are benefiting student  achievement and growth
    • We BELIEVE parental involvement and engagement should be encouraged regardless of language or socio-economic status
    • We BELIEVE transparency is essential at all levels
    • We BELIEVE establishing relationships, providing relevant learning opportunities and  using innovative teaching techniques
    • We BELIEVE in personalized learning
    • We BELIEVE that we are DIFFERENCE MAKERS!
    • We BELIEVE we are DYNAMIC!

     

    Mr. McKay's      
    Schedule      
    Time Grade Subject  
    8:15-8:45     Breakfast Duty in Cafeteria
           
    9:00-9:30 5 Math  
           
    9:00-9:45 2 Math  
           
    10:00-10:30 4 Reading  
           
    10:30-11:00 4 Reading  
        Writing  
           
    11:00-11:15 4 Social/Emotional  
        Organizational  
        Writing  
           
    11:00-11:45 K Reading  
           
    11:45-12:05     Lunch
           
    12:05-12:35 3 Reading  
           
    12:35-1:05 3 Reading  
           
    12:40-1:10 5 Writing  
           
    12:45-1:15 K Math  
           
    1:10-1:40 5 Reading  
           
    1:05-1:35 2 Reading  
           
    1:20-1:35 2 Writing  
           
    1:35-2:05 2 Reading  
           
    1:50-2:20 4 Math  
        Writing  
    2:20-2:50 4 Math  
           
    2:45-3:00 2 Social/Emotional  
           
    2:45-3:15 3 Math  
           
    3:00-3:15 K Social/Emotional  
           
    3:15-3:55     Planning
           
    3:55-4:15     Bus Duty
           

JCPS Announcements

  • Deadline to apply for CCP Program is March 17

    The application for the Career and College Promise Program is now open. High school students, along with rising 8th graders, may be eligible to begin earning college credit at JCC as part of the CCP Program...

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  • JCPS High School Graduation and Prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has developed a detailed plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation, while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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  • JCPS transitions to Plan B for all students

    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.

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  • Second Semester Choice Form

    Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.

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School Announcements

  • Kindergarten Registration Happening Now for 2021-2022 School Year!

    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.

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  • Plan A Return to School - March 1, 2021

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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  • Plan B Return to School

    Beginning February 1, 2021, all students who are face to face will return to school under the Plan B model. Plan B is a cohort model where students attend school face to face 2 days a week and participate in remote learning 3 days a week.

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  • Before School Care and After School Care Begin October 19, 2020

    With the return of face to face instruction, we are excited to start back our Before School Care and After School Care/My Kids Club programs.

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  • Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing Letters

    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

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  • Progress Reports Parent Letters

    Progress Reports will be sent electronically this year. Click here to read the parent letter.

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  • Virtual Parent Information Sessions with Teachers

    Each grade level will have their own designated time to hear from their child's teachers, learn about parent expectations to help with virtual learning and ask any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to chat with your child's teacher in a virtual setting!

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  • Check out our School Counselors' Website

    Our school counselors here at South Smithfield Elementary, Ms. April Gibson (K-2) and Ms. Jennifer Whitlock (3-5) have an abundance of resources available to help students, parents and famliies during this time. They have created their own website with a virtual classroom, activities and resources.

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  • School Supply Lists - 2020/2021

    Grade level school supply lists are here!

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  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL students for 2020-2021 School Year

    South Smithfield Elementary will open for curbside service for meal pickups on August 17th. The lunch service time is 11:00am-12:00 pm Monday through Friday

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  • Free Preschool for Four Year Olds Through the NC Pre_K

    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.

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  • Access SSE's Virtual Library

    Did you know that SSE has a Virtual Library? Click here to accces the "Dolphin Cove." an online resource with access to electronic books, read a louds, virtual field trips and more!

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  • 2018/2019 State Report Card Released

    The NC School Report Cards website contains snapshots of information about North Carolina schools...

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  • School Menus - Breakfast and Lunch

    School menus will no longer be printed and sent home with students. Click here to see monthly menus.

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