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

  • Say Something App coming to JCPS Nov. 30th

    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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  • Complete the Second Semester Choice Form

    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.

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  • November is Career Development Month

    November is Career Development Month in Johnston County Public Schools. It is a month-long awareness campaign that encourages career development professionals to celebrate career development...

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  • Updated Social Distancing Procedures

    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.

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School Announcements

  • 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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  • School Pictures - September 22 and 25

    Good news! School Picture Day is coming soon. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture this year’s memory. Lifetouch will be at our school on Tuesday, September 22 and Friday, September 25. Pictures will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY and must be scheduled online with Lifetouch

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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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  • Teacher Information and Orientation

    We are working hard to finalize class rosters, schedules and other important information. On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, you will receive a phone call from your child's teacher for the 2020/2021 school year.

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  • Dolphins Have Talent - Online Talent Show

    South Smithfield Elementary Dolphins have talent! Check out the online version of our annual talent show "Dolphins Have Talent - 2020 Home Edition"

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  • SSE Virtual Awards Presentation Now Available

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  • Calendar and Report Card Update

    As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.

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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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  • JCPS Remote Learning Update and End of Year Plans

    Please click here for more information from Johnston County Public Schools regarding updates on remote learning and end of the year plans.

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  • Principal's Message

    School may be closed but learning for our dynamic dolphins is not! Our teachers remain committed to providing learning opportunities for your students until the end of May as we still value the importance of continued academic experiences. Please click for more information...

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