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What's New at RCPS
Posted on 06/01/2021
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Welcome to What’s New at RCPS! 
On this page you will find time sensitive information and updates happening at Roanoke City Public schools that you need to know. This page does not replace QuickLinks (located on the left side bar of the homepage) or RCPS News, but instead allows you to see multiple updates from across the district in one place.

2021-22 School Year Information
Click here for your back-to-school one-stop shop, where you can find important updates about the upcoming school year. This page includes information about school supply lists, start and dismissal times, and more!

Join the RCPS Team!
Roanoke City Public Schools now hiring Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Administrators, Support Personnel. Employee benefits include a no-cost option for medical & dental insurance and membership in the Virginia Retirement System. Apply today!
RCPS is currently hiring for positions throughout the district. Openings include positions in both instruction and our support departments. Click here for details.

SodexoMAGIC is Hiring Food Service Workers
SodexoMAGIC has immediate openings for full time Food Service Workers. The positions offer competitive benefits and starting pay. Complete an online application on or contact Renee Theragood at (540) 853-1663 or by email at for more information.

Become a RCPS Substitute Teacher
Join Roanoke City Public Schools as we seek to graduate students prepared for life in a rapidly changing world! RCPS partners with ESS to find qualified substitute teachers, building-based substitutes, and long-term substitutes.  Click here to learn more and to apply today! 

School Crossing Guards Needed.  Join the Ellis Enterprises, Inc. Team Today!
Ellis Enterprises has immediate openings for Crossing Guards at Roanoke City Public Schools. They offer part and full time positions and competitive pay.  Please call (540) 890-7232 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) details and expected dates of receipt by our families are now available by clicking here.

Emergency Broadband Benefit/Beneficio de Banda Ancha de Emergencia
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. The EBB program is a temporary federal program to help eligible households pay for Internet service during the pandemic. 
Please note: When applying for pandemic assistance such as EBB, please be sure to disclose any other pandemic-related services you are already receiving in order to ensure eligibility compliance. This includes using school-provided hot spots. Families may contact their preferred participating broadband provider, call (833) 511-0311, or click here for more information.

La Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC) ha lanzado el programa de Beneficio de Banda Ancha de Emergencia (EBB). El programa EBB es un programa federal temporal para ayudar a los hogares elegibles a pagar el servicio de Internet durante la pandemia. Las familias pueden comunicarse con su proveedor de banda ancha participante preferido, llamar al (833) 511-0311 o hacer clic aquí para obtener más información. Tenga en cuenta: cuando solicite asistencia para una pandemia como EBB, asegúrese de revelar cualquier otro servicio relacionado con la pandemia que ya esté recibiendo para garantizar el cumplimiento de la elegibilidad. Esto incluye hotpsot (caja de internet) proporcionados por la escuela.

Meet Our New Administrators

Click here to meet our new administrators. 

Equity in Action – Destination 2030 Proposal
Photo of student welding with text: "Equity in Action - Destination 2030: Achieving Equity in RCPS via Excellence, Engagement & Empowerment

Click here to learn more about this exciting proposal presented during the joint meeting of the School Board and Roanoke City Council.

Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services
Click here to view more information on our plan for safe return to in-person instruction as well as continuity of services.

Upcoming Events
Click here to view our District Calendar.

Join the Roanoke City Retired Educators Association
Roanoke City Retired Educators Association is open to all retired teachers, administrators and classified employees. The group's next meeting will be held at the Roanoker Restaurant on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm.


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