School Announcements

  • Parent Update, September 28th

    Please click here to view an important screencast from Mr. Jewett Parent Update Screencast 9-28-20

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  • Parent Advisory Council Vacancies

    RDE has 3 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with administration discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters to be considered for Parent Advisory Council is Friday, August 14th. Anyone interested in applying will need to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they desire to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee to Chad Jewett via email (chadjewett@johnston.k12.nc.us)

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  • Grade Level Drive Thru Information

    Listed below are the times for our grade level drive-throughs. The purpose is for students to say goodbye to their teachers and pick up personal items and awards. You must stay in your cars during this drive through, but we wanted to have one last chance for our students and teachers to say good-bye before the summer. Here is the schedule: Pre-K - Thurs, June 4th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Front Carpool K - Monday, June 1st 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (H. Jones, Dean, and Dudash in bus parking lot; Spencer, Woodworth, Wall, Clifton, F. Jones, Pike in front carpool) 1st - Monday, June 1st 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 2nd - Wednesday, June 3rd 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 3rd - Wednesday, June 3rd 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Best, Westerbeck, Graziano, Maiorino, Oglesby, Warren in bus parking lot) & 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Hills, Palmer, Joyner, Milner- bus parking lot) 4th - Tuesday, June 2nd 3:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. (Front Carpool: Merrall, Welch, Martin, Cunningham; Bus Parking Lot: Emerson, Brown, Veilleux) 5th - Tuesday, June 2nd 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Front Carpool Self-Contained - Wed, June 3rd 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Bus Parking Lot)

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  • Rising Kindergarten Parent Meeting

    We are going to have our rising Kindergarten parent meeting on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting. Mr. Jewett will do a Facebook Live event discussing what to expect for kindergarten and how you can help your child be ready for the first days of school. This will be great information if this is your first child in our kindergarten program.

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  • New Lesson Information

    New lessons for the next 10 days are available through the bit.ly/jcpshome site. We have put dates at the top of the lesson document to help make it easier to know what day each lesson is for. Each grade level has posted lessons starting with Monday, May 4th and going through Friday, May 15th. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. Printed packets for families without internet will be available starting Monday, May 4th. They will be in a cabinet with drawers at the front entrance. Look for your child's grade level and take a packet located in that drawer. They will be available all week, so you can come at your convenience.

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  • Materials Pick Up Schedule

    If you were not able to come to school prior to spring break and pick up your child's books and materials, you can do that on Monday, April 27th or Tuesday, April 28th between 5pm and 8pm. If you also were not able to pick up a device that you had requested through your child's teacher, you can pick that up during that time as well. We will also have packets available for lessons 11 through 20 for families that do not have internet access. If you need a packet because you do not have internet, please contact your child's teacher so they can get us the number of copies we need to print. You can pick up those packets next Monday, April 27th or Tuesday, April 28th between 5pm and 8pm as well.

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  • Learning at Home Survey

    Please take a few minutes and fill out our RDE Learning @ Home Parent Input Survey. We will share the results with teachers on Monday so they can make needed adjustments to online learning. Please submit your input by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27th. RDE Learning @ Home Parent Input Survey

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  • How to Access New Lessons

    Updated lessons from our teachers are now available. You can access the lessons through the Johnston County School homepage or the River Dell Elementary School homepage; look for the Learning at Home tab; or you can type in bit.ly/jcpshome. Click on Elementary Schools and select River Dell Elementary School. That will take you to a Google drive and you can select your child's grade level from there. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher via email or Dojo.

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  • Pick Up of Student Materials

    Any of our parents who were not able to pick up your child's materials earlier this week, can come and pick up those items between 8am and 10am or between 1:00pm and 3:30pm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1st) or Thursday, April 2nd. We ask that when you come, please park in our front parking lot and come to the front door and knock. Someone inside will get the name of your student and the teacher's name and we will bring your child's items to you.

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  • Books/Materials Pick Up Information

    Procedures for picking up books/materials is below: 1st Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 8am to 9am 2nd Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 9am to 10am 3rd Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 10am to 11am 4th Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 11am to noon 5th Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from noon to 1pm -If there are any left over Kindergarten packets or if Pre-K has any materials for pick up, parents can come between 8am and 9am on Tuesday, March 31st (with 1st grade). -We will have siblings materials with the youngest sibling so parents don't have to come multiple times. -Parents will drive through carpool line and will not exit the vehicle;parents will give us their child's name and their teacher's name and someone will bring the items to their car.

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  • River Dell Drive Thru Parade

    In order for our teachers and staff to see as many of our students as possible, we are inviting all RDE students and families to come to RDE for a "Drive Thru Parade." This replaces the previously planned neighborhood parade. Our parade will take place Friday, March 27th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please enter the carpool line and wave to your teachers and staff as you drive through. They will be positioned all along the carpool line with signs waiting to wave and shout, "Hello!"

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  • River Dell on Twitter

    Mr. Jewett will begin to record morning announcements on our Twitter page. He will do the pledge, call out birthdays, and share any other information each morning. If this is a way you would like your child to start their day, please visit our River Dell Elementary Twitter page to view that video.

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  • Learning Resources

    There are resources for students at the following website- bit.ly/jcpshome. You can also access that page via a link on the Johnston County Schools website. Starting on Monday, March 30th, through that website you can select our school, River Dell Elementary, and access learning activities by grade level. Our county has planned the first 10 days of activities, and our teachers are planning activities starting with day 11 and going through May 15th. Our teachers are also reaching out to you and your students about office hours for your questions time to have virtual contact and help our students.

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  • Basketball game and field trip update

    In an abundance of caution, we are cancelling our staff vs. parent basketball game for Friday night. All field trips have been cancelled until further notice. More information will be coming soon in regards to refunds for any field trips that have already been paid for. Please visit the Johnston County website for the most up-to-date information and make sure you answer any Connect Ed messages from central office with the most recent news

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  • No School/Teacher Workday on March 3, 2020

    The Johnston County Board of Elections notified our school system that our school will be used as a voting site for the upcoming primary on March 3, 2020. Therefore, our school will be closed on this day for students and it will be an optional workday for staff.

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  • RDE Dance Volunteer Meeting Rescheduled

    Due to the risk of severe weather tonight, the Volunteer meeting for the RDE Dance is cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11th at 6:00 pm. Thank you!

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  • Innovation Academy

    Innovation Academy will not be doing individual school presentations for 5th grade classes this year. However, they will be having an open house for parents and all prospective 5th graders this Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30-6:30. All 5th graders and their parents are welcome to attend. For more information please visit the JCPS website.

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  • Presenters needed for Career Day

    Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in Career Day on Friday, March 6th. We are in need of presenters to help teach our students about possible careers they can obtain in the future. Please read the letter below for more information.

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  • Racerthon Update

    Due to impending weather we are moving our Race date up ONE DAY to Thursday, November 7th. Grade level run times will be the same. Please join us in cheering on our students as they take part in our Racerthon Fun Run! Run times: Thursday NOV 7th. Pre-K, EC, Kindergarten & 1st grade will run from 9:30 to 10:30am 2nd & 3rd grades will run from 11:30 to 12:30pm 4th & 5th grades will run from 1:30 to 2:30pm

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  • CogAT Information

    During the weeks of November 13-22, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Our testing dates will be November 13, 14, and 15th. Please read the letter below for more information.

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