Phone: 919-989-6418 x 6350
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Master of Science in Literacy (birth through grade 12) Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Reading
Mrs. Alicia Matthews
Second Grade Teacher
*Please use our google classroom for current learning plans. Visit classroom.google.com. Login in with the username and password that you use for the chromebooks at school. Click on the "classwork" tab to access the learning plans and other links.
Remote Learning - COVID-19
Families and Students,
I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy, and adjusting to this unexpected situation. As you know, Governor Cooper has closed all NC schools through May 15th. Remote learning will begin on Monday, March 30.
Please visit the Johnston County Schools' website to see the 10-day plan provided by the county. In addition, the second grade team has prepared learning packets to supplement the 10-day plan. These packets can be picked up at school on Thursday, 3/26 and Friday, 3/27 (Mrs. Bryant will provide the times and procedure for pick-up). The packets will include a printed copy of the 10-day plan, books to read, log-in information, and other learning materials. You are welcome to use either option to provide learning opportunities for your child. Choose what works best for you. I will be contacting you with updates, and information regarding what will take place after the first 10-days of remote learning.
The best form of contact for me is ClassDojo, and this is also where I will be sharing up to date information that I receive. Please let me know if you need me to resend the ClassDojo link or if you have an updated phone number you'd like it sent to.
You can also contact me via email: email@example.com or phone 919-989-6418 x 6350 (you can just enter 6350 while the recorded message is playing and leave a message). I will be checking dojo, email, and voicemail throughout the day, and will return your message as soon as possible.
I will also be setting aside the hours of 2:30-4:30 for immediate availability. Please know that I will get back to you as soon as possible if I am busy with another family.
Please have your child visit our Google Classroom to access a variety of learning links that I have provided. To access our Google Classroom from home, please go to the county/school website and click on the "Students" tab and then "Student Online Connections." Click on Google Classroom and have your child login using the same username and password they use to login to the chromebooks at school. All of the students should know their login, but in the event they have forgotten, please let me know that you need me to send it to you. If you have any trouble accessing any of the remote learning opportunities, please let me know... this is a work in progress, so there may be bumps in the road. I will try to fix any issues as quickly as possible.
Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or needed support. We are learning how to get through this together, and I don't want you to feel overwhelmed or alone. Please let your child know that I miss each of them very much, and I can't wait to see them when we return to school! :)
We realize that some of you may not have internet and or devices and we have prepared packets with review material for your child. Pick up times will be as follows: Thursday, March 26 from 11:30 am-2:00 pm and from 3:00-6:00 pm. Also on Friday from 11:30-2:00.
As you are aware, per Governor Cooper's Executive Order, schools will remain closed until May 15. At this time, there is an online repository of student learning opportunities on the website to keep students engaged. Please click for more information.
Out of an abundance of caution and to assure the safety of our students, teachers, families and community, Johnston County Ed Foundation has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Showcase of Stars event scheduled for Sat., March 14. Please click here for more information.
Join us on March 5, 2020 as we have our Biomes Night. Come from 5 pm - 5:45 pm to visit grade level classrooms to see their Biomes Displays. At 6, K-5 will have a Biomes Performance in the Cafeteria. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see all that our students have been learning!
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.
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.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.