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Riverview Charter hiring teachers

Riverview Charter School is seeking applicants to fill several certified teaching positions for the remainder of the school year.

In particular, the school is looking for a 5th Grade English and Science teacher and a 6th Grade social studies teacher.

Interested applicants should fill out the online application found at https://riverviewcharterschool.org/employment-2/. Applicants should ensure they have all of the required documents – cover letter, resume, documentation to demonstrate who you are as a teacher (newsletter, unit plan, educational philosophy, etc.).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email. Documents are reviewed and screened, and interviews are scheduled based on the credentials of the applicant and the need of the school.

Interviews will be held by appointment only. Invitations for interviews will be send via email with a date and time.

McMaster gives DHEC OK for school testing program

Governor Henry McMaster on Friday, Nov. 25, signed Executive Order 2020-73, which gives the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) the authority to implement its school testing program. Governor McMaster and SCDHEC Interim Director of Public Health, Dr. Brannon Traxler, discussed the new testing initiative last week.

“Right now, too many South Carolina parents are having to choose between their jobs and their children because they aren’t being given an option to send their children to school for in-person instruction,” McMaster said. “School districts throughout our state have shown that we can safely educate our children in the classroom, and these tests will give students, teachers, and faculty members another layer of defense against the COVID-19 virus.”

Roughly 220,000 Abbott BinaxNOW tests have been allocated for the program, with each participating district initially receiving enough tests to account for 10 percent of the staff and student body population.

Tests will be available to symptomatic students, teachers, and other staff. Results of the tests are available in approximately 15 minutes.

Participation in the testing program is voluntary and will require a consent form to be completed by minors’ parents or guardians. Individual school districts also have the ability to opt out of the program.

SCDHEC anticipates distributing the tests to school districts soon, though participating districts will need time to distribute the tests to individual schools and train staff to administer the tests.