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Mrs. Leslie Smith 2019-2020

Hi! My name is Leslie Smith. This is my sixth year teaching.  I taught second grade four years prior to coming to teach fourth grade here at River Dell last year. I'm so excited to be back in second grade teaching your child this year! I was born in Chapel Hill, NC.  I moved to Clayton when I started high school and graduated from Clayton High School. Go Comets!  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Tarheels! I worked in the corporate world after college. Then, after being a stay-at-home mom for 11 years, I started my career as an educator. I have three children: Lee, Rachel and Justin.  Lee works for Grifols like his dad, Rachel is a senior at Clayton High and Justin is in 7th grade at Clayton Middle School. When I have time off from school, I love to spend time with my family and going to the beach. I am looking forward to a great year and partnering with you in your child's academic, social and emotional growth.

JCPS Announcements

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  • JCPS to hold Virtual Job Fair April 21

    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.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    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.

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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    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.

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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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School Announcements

  • Lunch Menu: March 22nd-26th

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  • Parent Update: February 23, 2021

    Plan A for our face to face students starts Monday, March 1st. Students whose parents have selected them to come to school for face to face instruction will come to school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week starting next Monday. Wednesdays will remain a remote/asynchronous learning day for all students for deep cleaning of the building.

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  • Parent Update: January 26, 2021

    Important information is linked below in regards to students returning to school under Plan B: Parent Update: Presentation Parent Update: Video

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  • Cohorts for Plan B

    Johnston County School Board voted for students to return to school under Plan B stating Monday, February 1st. Our teachers will be contacting you to make sure you know which cohort your child is in. If your child is in cohort 1, they will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays. If your child is in cohort 2, they will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be a remote learning day for all of our students for a deep cleaning of the building. Mr. Jewett will be doing another parent information video next week to talk about what instruction on Plan B will look like for our students.

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  • Parent Update: 11-17-20

    Please click here to view a parent update from Mr. Jewett: Screencast: Parent Update 11.17.20 Google Slide Presentation

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