Virtual Summer Reading Program
Posted on 07/21/2020
Summer Reading Program graphic with RCPS, Cox, and Central Council PTA Logo.

UPDATE:  The deadline to submit final reading logs is Monday, August 3, 2020.  Thanks to Cox Communications and Central Council PTA, Roanoke City Public Schools is awarding $11,000 in prizes.   In the second round, prizes include more than $1,000 worth of gift cards, 68 Kindle Fires for elementary students, and 20 iPads for middle school students.  The grand prize is a $500 gift card from Amazon.

As long as we have the participation, our goal is to have at least four winners from each school.  You can drop off completed forms at your child's school or email at:  read@rcps.info.  Please write your phone number somewhere on the phone.  


"In a “normal” year, summer break can be a challenging time for kids to maintain their educational journey.  Commonly referred to as the “summer slide,” teachers regularly spend the early stages of a new school year catching students up on things they may have forgotten when summer broke their momentum.  That impact is going to be far greater this year – students have been out of school since March and even the start of the new school year holds a number of questions.  This challenge represents an opportunity for us to lend a hand, " said Jeff Merritt, Market Vice President, Roanoke. 

Here are some things to consider about the program:

The  Virtual Summer Reading Program is open to any rising kindergarten thru rising 8th grader enrolled in Roanoke City Schools

Forms are available below.

You can pick-up printed forms at your child's school

Return forms to your child's school. PLEASE write a phone number on the form. That way we can contact you if your child wins a prize 

You can email completed forms to read@rcps.info or drop them off at your child's school.

Here are the documents for rising kindergarten through rising 2nd grade:

Summer Reading Challenge Rising K-2 word .docx

Summer Reading Challenge Rising K-2.pdf

Spanish Summer Reading Challenge Rising K-2 word.docx

Here are the documents for rising 3rd through rising 5th grade:

Summer Reading Challenge 3-5 word.docx

Summer Reading Challenge 3-5 (1).pdf

Spanish Summer Reading Challenge 3-5 word.docx

Here are the documents for middle school:

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 Middle School.docx

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 Middle School.pdf

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