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Our School Day Schedule
First Bell Rings each morning at 7:55.
The Tardy Bell Rings at 8 am. Students are to be in their class when this bell rings or they are tardy.

Bus Riders are released at 3:10 pm
Car Riders are released at 3:15 pm.

If your child must be checked out early our cut-off time for check-outs is 2:40 pm.

Thank you for having your student here each day in their class before 8 am ready to learn!

Got Parent Portal??
If you have a child that is 3rd - 5th grade then you can sign-up for Parent Portal and keep up with their grades throughout the school year. All you need to do is come visit Mrs. Lue, Data Manager, in the front office to receive your student's information to create this account. An ID will be needed to prove you are the parent/guardian.

Air Quality Updates

7 months ago

Air quality updates:

GCPS conducts regular air quality tests of all schools.  The most recent reports made be found below:

Spring 2019:

Good news, the latest tests show a "normal indoor fungal ecology" for your school!  Please click on the link below to refer to the official reports:

By Dr. Stan Winborne, EdD

Our Terrapin Mascot Has a Name
Our Terrapin Mascot Has a Name
Our student body suggested names and the top names were chosen and presented to the school. The staff and students had a chance to vote and when the results were tallied our Tar River Terrapin Mascot has a new name! Please let us introduce you to "Shelly the Terrapin".
Pest Management Notification
Notification of Pesticide Use: Our school system may find it necessary to use pesticides to control pests at your school or other school system site. North Carolina state law gives you the right to be notified annually of our school system’s pesticide application schedule, and 72 hours in advance of pesticide applications made outside that schedule, but the latter only if you request notification ahead of time using the form provided on this site.

Exemptions: Certain relatively low-risk pesticides are exempted from these notification requirements, including antimicrobial cleansers, disinfectants, self-contained baits and crack-and-crevice treatments, and any pesticide products classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as belonging to the U.S. EPA’s Toxicity Class IV, “relatively nontoxic.” Your right to be notified extends to all non-exempt pesticide applications at your school or other non-school site (office building, garage, workshop, etc.), both indoor and outdoor pesticide applications, and including applications that take place over summer recess, holidays, weekends, or after school hours.

Emergency Pesticide Use: In the event that a non-exempt pesticide must be used for a pest control emergency at your school or other site and there is not adequate time to notify you more than 72 hours in advance, and you have requested advance notice, you will receive a notice of emergency pesticide application less than 72 hours before, or as soon as possible after the pesticide application.

To request advanced notification of non-exempt pesticide applications at your school or other site, please return the enclosed form to Your School Site Contact where it will be kept on file until June 30, 2017. The contact at your school will be notified in the event advanced notification is necessary. People wishing to receive pesticide use notification for multiple school district sites should submit a form to the IPM manager at each site. You will need to submit a new copy of this form each year, and every time you wish to update or change your preferred contact information. Additional copies of this form are available by contacting your site IPM Manager at your school or by contacting Betty Hicks at 693-4613 or by email at

Click HERE to access the following:

Annual Notification and Schedule of Pest Management for School Year 2016-2017
Request for Notification before Non-Exempt Pesticide Applications
Pest Management Board Policy 9205
Support Staff and Classified Staff of the Year Named 2018-2019
Support Staff and Classified Staff of the Year Named 2018-2019
Congratulations to Sherry Thompson, support staff of the year and Lisa Preddy, Classified staff of the year. Thanks for all you do for our school!
Mr. Frizzle Earns Top Honor from the County 2018-2019!
Mr.  Frizzle Earns Top Honor from the County 2018-2019!
Mr. Frizzle was recognized in May for being the Custodian of the Year for Granville County Schools! We are proud to have him at our school and feel he is deserving of this high honor! Thank you Mr. Frizzle!
We are proud to announce that Ms. Heather Wolford, 5th grade teacher, was voted by her peers to be Tar River's Teacher of the Year! We are blessed to have her in our Tar River Family!
Grandparent's Day Was Great!
Grandparent's Day Was Great!
Thank you to all of the wonderful family members that come out to visit and have lunch on Grandparent's Day! Look for more pictures coming soon!
The Clubs will meet every Monday and Wednesday after school from 3:20-4:35 pm here at the school.
Battle of the Books Reading List - 4th & 5th Grades
Battle of the Books Reading List - 4th & 5th Grades
Good Luck to our students that signed up to be on our Battle of the Books Team! Thank you Mrs. Ford for leading our new team!

The list of books is below:


A Nest for Celeste - Henry Cole

Crensha - Katherine Applegate

Fish in a Tree - Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Front Desk - Kelly Yang

The Great Treehouse War - Lisa Graff

Greetings From Nowhere - Barbara O’Connor

The Key to Extraordinary - Natalie Lloyd

The Last Musketeer - Stuart Gibbs

The League of Seven - Alan Gratz

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg - Rodman Philbrick

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe - Jo Watson Hackl

Smells Like Dog - Suzanne Selfors

Tuesdays at the Castle - Jessica Day George

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Woods Runner - Gary Paulsen
Cool2BKind Club, C2BK, Starts Oct. 10th
Cool2BKind Club, C2BK, Starts Oct. 10th
Cool2BKind club, students against bullying, for this year will start Oct. 10th.

The meetings will be the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning on Oct. 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.