Phone: (706) 592-4561
Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2017 with my BS in Early Childhood Education Degree. In September of 2019, I completed my MS Degree in ECE with a Specialization in Reading and Mathematics from Walden University.
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to 5th grade! I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you and your child. I am looking forward to a happy and productive school year.
About Me: I was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. This year will be my third year in education and first year as a Co-teacher at Hephzibah Elementary School. Previously, I have taught all subjects to 4th and 5th grade students in Atlanta, Ga.I absolutely love teaching and being able to impart my knowledge on tomorrow's leaders.
Virtual Learning: If the dynamics change and all students are switched to virtual learning, more information will be provided to you on how we will be moving forward. Canvas will be used as our virtual learning platform. We will provide instructions on how to use the platform. You can complete the Canvas Orientation Course on Launchpad to see how it works.
Sick students: If your student is sick, please do not send him/her to school. Students with a temperature will be quarantined and parents/guardians will be contacted to pick-up. Sick students may complete virtual lessons and assignments on Canvas for the day(s) they are sick! Students’ temperature must be taken before entering the building.
Transportation: Each student will be released to go home based on the information provided on his/her contact sheet. If at any time transportation arrangements change, it must be in writing and signed by a legal guardian. Phone calls and emails will not be accepted to change students’ transportation.
Attendance/Tardy/Absences: Students are considered tardy at 8:15 am. If a student walks into class after the 8:15am bell, a tardy will be issued. After 10 tardies students will be issued an unexcused absence. Late buses will not result in a tardy if the child arrives at school on the bus. If a student is absent, an excuse is needed on the day of his/her return. Please review the Code of Conduct for more information about attendance.
Homework/ Projects: Homework is given Monday-Thursday to ensure that students are familiarizing themselves with the content.
Homework is to be turned in the following day, after it has been assigned. As for projects, we always assign adequate time to have them completed and turned in on time. However, if there is an extreme emergency please notify us as soon as possible so that we can take those situations under consideration.
Communication: We believe communication between parents and teachers is imperative. Feel free to call the school, email, or use Class Dojo regarding any concerns or questions. If it is more convenient to write a note, please write brief notes in the student’s notebook.
Class Dojo/ Conduct: Hephzibah Elementary will be using Class Dojo to promote positive behaviors. If you are not connected already, please contact your teacher for the code. Teachers, Administrators and other Hephzibah Elementary Staff members can add or deduct points on Class Dojo based on the students’ behavior.
IB Bucks: IB Bucks will be issued for every five Dojo points and may be spent in the Dojo store. Students can use their IB bucks in the Dojo store.
Dress Code: Please check the dress code in the Student’s Code of Conduct book. If any student comes to school dressed inappropriately parents will be called to bring more clothes.
PTA: We encourage everyone to join and support our school! More information will follow.
I-Ready: I-Ready is a diagnosis tool that provides assessments and lessons for students on their ability level, in Reading and Math. The students will use I-Ready in class and as a part of their homework. The students need at least 30 minutes each week in Reading and Math.
Grades: Grades will be posted in Infinite Campus weekly.
Thank You in advance for your support.
Ms. N. Clark