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Hello, my name is Lisa Skillern and I am very excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this school year. I have been working in the early childhood field for 22 years and love what I do. I graduated from Western Carolina University with a BA in Birth - Kindergarten. This is my 14th year teaching kindergarten, and 5th year at Riverwood. My goal is to provide children with the foundation and the tools they need to become successful life-long learners wherever life takes them. My husband and I have 3 sons and we are a military family. I enjoy traveling, shopping and movies. I’m looking forward to a fun, exciting and wonderful school year!
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.