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My name is Kathy Ritchie. This is my 17th year of teaching. I have taught 3rd grade for 10 of those years. I have also taught first grade, second grade and kindergarten. I have three children. My son Jennings is 21 and my daughters, Eliza and Virginia, are 20. I have been married for 25 years! I also have a sweet dog names Levi:)
I attended the University of Georgia where I received a bachelor's degree in business administration and then attended the University of Arkansas where I received a bachelors degree in elementary education. I am so grateful to be a part of the Riverwood team! It is an AMAZING place to work and learn.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.