Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Donna DuPraw
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
I relocated to Johnston County during the summer of 2017 and am excited to be at Polenta. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. Throughout my years of teaching, I have taught grades PreK-3rd. I have earned an ELL endorsement and Gifted certification during my career. I am on our school's safety committee. I enjoy finding new and creative activities to bring into the classroom to make learning fun. I look forward to getting to know your child this year as we grow and learn together! This is going to be an exciting year!
Get to know Mrs. DuPraw:
I love the color purple, going to the beach, being outdoors, math, and doing science experiments. Some of my favorite goodies are plain M&M's, Flipz, pineapple, watermelon, water, and Starbuck's caramel iced coffee.
My favorite classroom supplies are scented markers, stickers, clipboards, cardstock, construction paper, bandaids, dry erase markers, and office supplies (laminating sheets, staples, paper clips, post-it notes).
2020-2021 Daily Virtual Learning Schedule
8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting
*9:00-11:00 Literacy Block (Partial Live instruction)
12:00-12:30 SEL Activity
*12:30-1:30 Math Block (Live instruction)
2:15-4:00 Office Hours, remediation, check ins, finishing independent assignments
*These times will be a combination of live instruction, independent practice, independent reading, and read alouds
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.
New guidance given to schools in the Strong Schools NC Public Health toolkit states that daily temperature and symptom screening questions prior to entry are no longer required. We will no longer screen individuals who enter JCPS facilities for COVID-19 symptoms. This begins on Monday, April 5 for all staff and on Monday, April 12 for students upon their return from spring break.
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.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its 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.