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Mrs.  Jenna  Sharp
Principal
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Clinton Elementary School

Welcome to Clinton Elementary School

2017-2018

Welcome to the beginning of a wonderful year of learning at Clinton Elementary School.  We are excited about the opportunity to guide your child for this upcoming academic journey. 

This is my seventh year as an administrator at Clinton Elementary and my sixteenth year as an educator.  We wanted to inform you of several staff changes and additions at CES.  We have a new Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jamie Terry.  Mrs. Terry comes to CES with twelve years of teaching experience.  We look forward to having her on the Kindergarten team.  Also, new to CES as a 1st grade teacher is Ms. Allison Reid.  Ms. Reid will become a familiar face in the Clinton Community as her fiancé is the new swim coach at the Clinton Community Center.  We have a new 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Brandi Guidish, who comes to us from Fountain City Elementary in Knoxville.  Additionally, we have added a third 6th grade classroom.  Mrs. Lauren Witt will be teaching math in 6th grade.  She has many years of teaching experience, most recently including 3rd grade at North Clinton.  Our former librarian, Mrs. Sparkes, has moved to Florida.  Ms. Casey Kyte will be our new librarian.  We look forward to celebrating reading in new fun, innovative ways.  CES will also have a new art teacher, Mrs. Allison Swanner.  Mrs. Swanner comes to us with 9 years of art teaching experience.  She is excited to build the art program at CES.  We would like to welcome Mrs. Stephanie Reynolds and Mrs. Lora Gaylor as our new Instructional Assistants.  We will not have an Assistant Principal this year at CES.  I look forward to leading CES in a direction of academic rigor and success. One thing that has not changed is that this is a wonderful place to be!  If I can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call or email. 

 

Morning Drop Off

Parents may drop students off in the back of the school in the car rider line.  Students will also be able to enter into the front door by the office.  Students need to exit the vehicle through the door closest to the school for safety purposes.  PLEASE do not use any parking areas for drop off points and do not pull into the second lane of traffic in the back to drop your child off.  This places your child in great danger of stepping into the designated oncoming flow of traffic. 

 

Pick-Up

We will send home cards with each student in all grades the first week of school.  Please take note that all children will be bringing home two pickup cards with the child’s name on it.  Parents and guardians are asked to please display these cards in the front windshield of your car.  This will help us load students more efficiently.  After the first few days of school, students will not be allowed to be picked up without these cards and parents will be sent to the office to sign the student out. 

Students in grades K-1 will be picked up in the back of the school through the car rider line, and students in grades 2-6 will be dismissed and are to be picked up in the front of the school.  All parents/guardians are asked to use the proper procedures for picking up students.  You will need to fill out the “beginning of the year dismissal form” with your signature/permission indicating that your child is to walk home if that is the desired dismissal plan for your child. 

 

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year.  Please plan to join us on August 15th from 4:00-6:00 PM for Open House.  Additionally, our PTO will have snacks and a “meet and greet” at 6:00 in the library.  You are always welcome to contact me with any questions that you may have.  You can also contact your child’s teacher with any questions that you may have via our website at www.clintonschools.org  I am looking forward to a successful school year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jenna Sharp
Principal

sharpj@clintonschools.org

865-457-0616 ext. 1201