Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lisa Lewis
My name is Lisa Lewis and I am very excited to be your child's kindergarten teacher! I graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a licensure in Birth-Kindergarten. I have been teaching kindergarten at Riverwood Elementary since August 2002.
It is my passion to work in collaboration with young children. I am inspired to help students engage in their own passion and experience the wonders of the world around them. Each day is a new adventure from which to learn and grow. It is my belief that children learn best when they are empowered as active agents in their own learning. I love working with kindergartners as they have such as refreshing view of the world!
My husband Jason and I have 4 kids. We have a 17 year old son Drake who attends Clayton High School, a 15 year old daugher Mariyah who attends Clayton High School, and 10 year old twins Jake and Blake who are here at Riverwood Elementary. We enjoy spending our weekends at Lake Gaston and on the baseball and softball fields!
8:25 - 8:55 Breakfast (Free breakfast - in the classroom)
8:55 - 9:10 Morning meeting/Heggerty
9:10 - 9:30 Fundations
9:30 - 10:00 HMH Into Reading (integrating Science and Social Studies)
10:00 - 10:30 Small Group Reading Stations
10:35 - 11:05 Lunch (Free - in the classroom)
11:05 - 12:05 Small Group Reading Stations
12:05 - 1:05 Envisions Math
1:05 - 1:50 Enhancements
1:50 - 2:35 Writier's Workshop
2:35- 2:45 Snack
2:45 - 3:15 Recess
3:15 - 3:55 Intervention/Acceleration
2:15 - 2:30 Wrap up/Reflection
2:30 - 2:45 Snack
There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.
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.