Mrs. Stephanie Rachels



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Mrs. Stephanie Rachels

Welcome to South Smithfield's Preschool Page!  I am Stephanie Rachels, teacher in the Separate Setting Preschool Class. This year we will have three Instructional Assistants: Terri, Bethel and Crystal.  Together we will work to make sure that your child is safe, loved and a foundation for a love of school is set.

This is my 5th year at South Smithfield Elementary School and 12 years teaching children with Special Needs.  I obtained my Bachelors Degree at the University of Central Florida and obtained my Birth-Kindergarten License at East Carolina University.  I have been married for 21 years and we have two sons, Mason who is a United States Marine (OOOOOh Rah!) and Logan who is 13 and loves to fish and play baseball. So, I spend my spare time fishing,watching baseball, and reading A LOT! :)  

We look forward to a wonderful Preschool Year!


  • Preschool Schedule 2017-2018

    8:00- Bus Arrival  

    8:30- Car rider drop-off

    8:30-9:00 Breakfast/Self-help Routines/Table Toys/Sensory Walk

    9:00-9:15  Morning Meeting  

    9:15-9:25  Yoga/ Brian Dance

                Transition to Outside

    9:30-10:00 Outside/Gross Motor

                Transition to Class

    10:00-10:15 Self-Help Routines

    10:15-10:25  Social Skills

    10:30-11:00  Centers

    11:00-11:30   Lunch

    11:30-12:00  Centers

    12:00-12:15 Story-time

    12:15-2:00  Rest-time

    2:00-2:30 Bathroom/Outside

    2:30-2:50  Snack


    2:50-3:20  Centers

    3:20-3:30   End of the Day Reflection

    3:30-         Car Rider Dismissal

    3:45-         Bus Dismissal

    Daily: Technology

    2 days a week: Food exploration

    Fridays: STEM Activity

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  • Create your PowerSchool Parent Portal account

    PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...

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  • Board approves 2019-2020 calendar

    The traditional calendar timeline for the school year 2019-2020 has been approved by the Johnston County Board of Education. The first day of school is set for Aug. 26, 2019 and the last day of school is set for May 29, 2020.

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  • JCPS Innovation Expo set for May 31

    Students and teachers from across the district will be showcasing their latest work at a special Innovation Expo on May 31. Individuals interested in participating in this event should submit a proposal online by May 1...

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  • JCPS Job Fair Set for April 13

    Johnston County Public Schools will be holding a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ...

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