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2021-2022 School Year Information
Posted on 05/29/2021
2021-2022 School Year Information

We are excited for the 2021-2022 School Year! Students will return 5 days a week for in-person instruction on Tuesday, August 24th. Please check this page for important back-to-school updates.

Please contact your school with student or school specific questions. Click here for school contact information.

If you have moved, please contact your student's new school immediately if you have not done so already. You can find your student's new school by clicking here and inputting your address.

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Click here for face covering requirements.

Click here for the 2021-2022 Health Plan.

Click here for "Getting Back to School Safely" videos

Click here to access ParentVue and fill out back-to-school forms online.

Click here for start and dismissal times.

Click here for bus routes.

Click here for school supply lists.

Click here for Virtual Academy Information.

Click here to access the 2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here for information on registering your student for Roanoke City Public Schools.

Click here for helpful tips to be successful in your transition to middle or high school.

Face Covering Requirements

Face coverings are required for all Roanoke City Public Schools students and staff regardless of vaccination status, where medically and developmentally appropriate. This is in accordance with the ongoing Public Health Emergency Order and Senate Bill 1303, and is consistent with guidance from the CDC and Virginia Department of Health. This requirement will be effective beginning Monday, August 9th and through the first nine weeks of school or until further notice. 

When exercising, eating, or when outdoors, face coverings will not be required. RCPS will continue to follow health mitigation strategies, including handwashing, use of hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing when possible. We have also invested in air purification and filtration systems, and we will continue to engage in contract tracing. We encourage anyone in our RCPS family who meets the age requirement for vaccinations to please get vaccinated if you can do so safely. 

To protect in-person learning, safety-optimized instruction must be prioritized. We will do this by continuing to follow our health mitigation strategies, carefully considering events and how we gather safely, and by remaining flexible and diligent.

We thank our School Board, and we also thank our Roanoke City Public Schools family and the community, for their continued support.

Learn more about our health mitigation strategies by watching the video below, featuring Superintendent White and Dr. Morrow, Director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts.

Getting Back to School Safely To help us start the school year off right, Superintendent White has teamed up with Dr. Morrow and Roanoke Police Chief Roman to create a series of videos about important safety topics, from health strategies to pedestrian safety. Click here to view the full playlist of videos, and watch our first video about health mitigation strategies below.

Start and Dismissal Times
Schools will return to normal bell schedules.

Please note: Start times indicate when instruction begins. Students will be marked tardy if they are not in their class at that time.

Elementary Schools: 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Pre-K (4-year-old): 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Pre-K REACH AM: 7:45 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.
Pre-K REACH PM: 11:05 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Middle Schools: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

High Schools: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502