Roanoke City Schools meet to discuss reopening plans, sets Aug. 31 as first day for students


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – On Tuesday evening, the Transition and Restoration Task Force presented its plan for reopening to the Roanoke School Board.

The Task Force’s plan gives parents two options where students can either attend school 100-percent online or in-person four days per week.

If their plan is approved, school would be open for in-person classes Monday through Thursday and Friday’s would be completely online for all students.

The plan also highlighted the issues involving transportation needs, mentioning that start and dismissal times would need to be adjusted.

Nine elementary schools would have classes from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Eight elementary schools would be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; High Schools would be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Middle Schools would be in session from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Teachers and students would be required to wear face masks; however, those who are medically unable to would be exempt.

Temperature checks would also be performed on all students when they get on the bus or when they enter the school building.

The School Board took no action on the proposal; however, they did vote to amend the school year calendar. Students will begin classes on Aug. 31. Teacher will report to work on Aug. 18.

View the proposal below.

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