Instructional Resources

  • RCPS Science Adoption Information

    Roanoke County Public Schools will be adopting new textbooks and instructional materials for Science over the next month.  Committees made up of teachers, school staff and parents will be reviewing and making recommendations to the school board in the coming month.

    Courses included will be the following:

    Elementary:

    • K - 5 Science

    Middle:

    • 6 - 8 Science (6th, Life & Physical)

    High School:

    • Earth Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Ecology
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics

    The public is invited to review the materials samples sent in by the various publishers through the end of April and into early May if need be.  If online access is needed, we will try to arrange for it with the individual publishers.  To review materials, the individual(s) need to make an appointment with Brian Weeks by emailing him at blweeks@rcps.us or calling 540.562.3982.

    When coming to the building, Covid-19 safety precautions should be followed including:

    • Wear a mask covering nose and mouth at all times
    • Wear rubber gloves (provided if you do not have any)
    • Stay 6 feet apart
    • Additional precautions posted

    The public is welcome to comment regarding textbook adoption and materials to the instructional staff and school board by email (above) or submitting a written comment to Brian Weeks, Textbook Manager at 5937 Cove Rd. Roanoke, VA 24019 by no later than May 10th, 2021.

    According to state guidelines, school districts must adopt textbooks and instructional materials, but do not have to purchase.  RCPS plans to purchase materials on a prioritized schedule, as funds allow.