• 2:00 PM Deadline: No transportation changes or student pick-up after 2:00 PM. If there is any deviation to your child’s normal routine at dismissal, the office must be notified prior to 2:00 PM. If you need to pick up your student for an appointment, you must be in the office prior to 2:00 PM. to sign them out.

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  • Photo ID Required:  All visitors are required to show a photo ID to the camera and state their purpose for visiting SSE. A photo ID must be presented in order to provide consistent safety practices.

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  • CCS Seeks Qualified Bus Drivers   If you meet the NC DOT requirements to operate a public school bus and are interested, please complete an online application at and contact Ivan Allbritton at 828-465-0470 with any questions. The NC DOT driver requirements are listed at

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  • Welcome

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Stephens Elementary School, we would like to welcome each of you. We are pleased that you will be attending our school this year.

    It is our goal to make your school year an interesting and exciting experience. We would encourage each of you to work up to your full potential and be the very best student that you can be. No matter how hard your parents and teachers may try, you are really the one who has control over how well you do in school and in life.

    St. Stephens Elementary School is a Leader In Me School, and we have five core beliefs:

    1. Everyone can be a leader.
    2. Everyone has genius.
    3. Change starts with me.
    4. Educators empower students to lead their own learning.
    5. Develop the whole person.

    If you are to have a good educational experience this year, it will be necessary for you to become familiar with our school policies and to abide by them. The administration and faculty are here to help you. We make every effort to be as fair and consistent as we possibly can. With your help and consideration, I feel sure that together we can make this a terrific school year.

    Make it a great year or not….the choice is yours!

    Donna Heavner, Ed.D.