School Announcements

  • End of Grade (EOG) Testing May 17-21

    Students in Grades 3-5 wil be taking End of Grade Tests the week of May 17 - May 2

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  • **PowerSchool Parent Portal**

    Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.

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  • Accessing Report Cards in Parent Portal

    Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal

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  • Plan A Return to School - March 1, 2021

    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. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as an asynchronous learning day, to allow for deep cleaning of the schools.

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  • Kindergarten Registration Happening Now for 2021-2022 School Year!

    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.

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  • ACCESS Testing for ELL Students

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development. The state window for our annual ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is February 22 to April 23, 2021. Your child will be tested between February 22 and April 23.

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  • NC Check In Testing for Grades 4-5

    NC Check-Ins are interim assessments developed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) that are aligned to North Carolina grade-level content standards (for reading and mathematics) and North Carolina Essential Standards (for science). The next testing window goes from January 7- February 17. Please see the attached letters for more information.

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  • CogAT Testing for 3rd Grade

    During the week of March 16-26 2021, third grade students in Johnston County will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test. Please see the attached letters for more information.

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  • Report Cards in Parent Portal

    Report Cards can be found in the Parent Portal. If you need help accessing your Parent Portal, you can access the directions at the following links.

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  • Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing Letters

    As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and is making progress in reading proficiency, so they can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered within the first 20 days of face to face instruction, October 26 - November 23, 2020

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  • School Start and End Times

    Just as a reminder, we begin letting students in the building at 8:25 in the mornings. Our tardy bell rings at 8:55. We begin dismissal at 3:55 in the afternoons.

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  • Progress Reports Parent Letter

    Progress Reports will be sent electronically this year. Please click here for the Progress Report Letter to Parents.

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  • Trouble with Your Chromebook?

    Parents, did you know we have a form you can fill out for help if you or your child are having technical issues with your school issued chromebook? Click on the headline for more information!

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  • Do You Have Questions About the 2020/2021 School Year?

    We know this is year will be different for everyone...students, families and staff, so we want to do all we can to keep you informed and answer any questions that you may have during this time.

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  • School Supply Lists - 2020/2021

    School Supply Lists are here for the 2020/2021 School Year.

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  • 1st-5th Grade Virtual Orientation - August 18

    Orientation for 1st - 5th Grades will look a little different this year.

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  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL students for 2020-2021 School Year

    West Smithfield Elementary will open for curbside service for meal pickups on August 17th. The lunch service time is 11:00am-12:00 pm Monday through Friday

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  • Free Preschool for 4 Year Olds Through NC PreK

    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.

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  • Learn More About Standards Based Grading

    Standards-based grading (SBG) uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective to communicate student progress throughout the year in meeting grade level standards...

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  • Learn more about Proficiency Scales

    Teachers have Proficiency Scales which break priority standards down into Learning Target. Proficiency Scales guide teacher instruction and student learning and goal setting...

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