The Va. Department of Health has scheduled a special vaccination clinic kickoff starting next week for K-12 school personnel. This, along with the holiday and our transition to the newly expanded school schedule, has impacted our schedule for the next several days and we have made some changes listed below.
- Monday, Jan. 18: All schools and offices closed for MLK, Jr. Day
- Tuesday, Jan. 19: Regular in-person day for Grades PK-3 and Group 2 (A day) for Grades 4-12.
- Wednesday, Jan. 20: Regular in-person school day for grades PK-3, regular remote day for grades 5-12. No Hybrid Help Days. Teachers prepare for transition to the new expanded school schedule. (This is a change.)
- Thursday, Jan. 21: Regular in-person day for Grades PK-3 and Group 1 (A day) for Grades 4-12. (This is a change.)
- Friday, Jan. 22: Schools closed for a teacher workday (in school) and Vaccination Kickoff Event – Teachers will not schedule synchronous learning. This is an opportunity for students to complete assignments. No teacher instruction/student services will be provided on this day. (This is a change.)
- Monday, Jan. 25: Regular in-person day for Grades PK-3 and Grade 4. Regular in-person day for Group 1 (A day) for Grades 5-12. Identified students in grades 5-12 to begin 4-days a week instruction.
- Report cards will be sent on Jan. 25 and 26.
We also want to take this moment to express our appreciation to the Roanoke City-Alleghany Health Department and Carilion Clinic for working with school districts across the Roanoke Valley to create vaccination clinics. We are grateful for this opportunity to take one more step toward defeating COVID-19 and helping us eventually return to full-time in-person instruction for all students.
Beginning January 25, all 4th graders on the hybrid schedule, will begin attending 5 days per week, Monday-Friday.
On January 21-22, 4th graders will not attend school in order to give our teachers time to prepare and relocate classes as needed.
Since in-person 4th graders will attend 5 days per week, 4th graders who are participating in 100% online learning will be assigned new teachers dedicated to online students.
All students in grades K-12 currently participating in 100% online learning have the option of switching to in-person learning beginning January 25, based on available space. Please contact your child's principal no later than January 15 to make that request.
Students in grades 5-12 who are receiving English Language or daily special education services, or who are failing a class, will attend in person 4 days per week, beginning January 21.
On July 15, the Roanoke County School Board approved the recommended plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Please see this page for a summary of the plan and a link to a detailed presentation.
Roanoke County Public Schools continues to work closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) in monitoring the status of the virus and is following current guidance from the VDH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Stay up to date with the Coronavirus- see the CDC special website dedicated to Coronavirus and the Va. Department of Health special website for Coronavirus.