Phone: (352) 465-6710 Ext. 51559
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Education -Elementary Education Certified: Exceptional Student Education English Speakers of Other Languages Middle Grades Integrated 5-9 Masters of Education-Reading Master of Instructional Design
Mrs. Susan Balkcom
Welcome Back to School
I am excited to join the Dunnellon Elementary School tiger cub team and look forward to working with your child this school year. Though raised in Michigan, I have enjoyed more than half my life in the great sunshine state of Florida.
Welcome back to school! I was glad to have the opportunity to speak to many of the families during the Family Orientation meeting. I have enclosed several items that were discussed for those that were unable to make the Zoom meeting and for those that would like to view the information again.
7:15-7:45 Breakfast in classroom
7:45-7:55 Meet Up morning meeting
7:55-9:25 Language Arts
11:03-11:28 Lunch in the cafeteria
11:30-12:00 MTSS (3-4)/ Specials K-2
12:00-12:25 Science (3-4)/ Specials K-2
12:25-12:55 Social Studies (K-1)/ Specials 3-5
12:55-1:15 Science (K-1)/ Specials 3-5
1:15-1:45 Social Studies (3-5)/MTSS K-2
Building 5 Room 001
We are in the same building as music, art, and PE.
In breezeway there will be a kiosk to get breakfast and take it to the classroom.
Currently no food will be allowed in the classroom except lunches in a lunchbox.
No parties at this time
No snacks- There is only 3 hours between breakfast and lunch.
Students need individual water bottles
Specials: Check the special area teacher’s website for details regarding their specific instructions.
No homework will be returned to the school at this time. Use the materials as practice.
Students will be working on vocabulary instead of spelling to assist in their reading skills.
Be sure to review grading policy.
Face masks to be worn at all times except meals, recess, and PE.
Respect a 6-foot distance
No homework to be returned
Students will have individual supplies
K-5 VE Self Contained
4 boxes of tissues
1 box of Ziploc sandwich bags
2 containers of Disinfectant wipes
1 plastic supply box with student’s name on it
2 packs loose leaf paper
2 packs 12-count #2 pencils
1 pack 24-count colored pencils
1 pack 24-count crayons
1 pencil box
2 packs dry erase markers, black
3 big pink erasers 1 pair scissors
2 composition notebooks (3-5)
2 primary composition notebooks (K-2)
3-ring binder, 1 ½ inch white 5 glue sticks
Grading Policy of the Marion County School Board
Performance Task/ Assessment