Roanoke City Public Schools prepare for start of third-nine weeks of instruction

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(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke City Public Schools)

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke City Public Schools)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Whether students are participating in in-person or virtual instruction, Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS) will start the third-nine weeks of instruction on Monday.

In a Facebook post, RCPS officials say that they have seen an increased interest in students remaining virtual and are trying to accommodate as many students as possible. School officials have put the following plans in place for students:

Middle School Students

Schedules were mailed on Jan. 13 to middle school students who will be attending two-day, in-person instruction beginning Monday, Jan. 25. Otherwise, middle school virtual schedules will remain the same. Due to scheduling conflicts, students may not have the same teachers they had previously and some students’ schedules may have some changes.

High School Students

For high school students who are returning two-days a week for in-person instruction beginning Monday, courses and blocks will remain the same. Again, some students may not have their current teachers for some of their courses. Student schedules will be available in ParentVUE.

Students will attend in-person based on the first letter of their last name:

  • A – K will attend Monday and Tuesday
  • L – Z will attend Wednesday and Thursday

Students will receive primarily on-demand (asynchronous) instruction on the days they do not attend in-person.

Students attending four days a week:

  • Pre-School: Teachers have communicated directly with parents/guardians
  • English Learners & Students with Disabilities participating in the special education setting more than 50% of their day will continue their current schedule.

For more information on how RCPS is re-opening schools, visit

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