Roanoke City Schools adjusts 2021-2022 calendar to help teachers

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — School officials in the Star City decided to modify the academic calendar for 2021-2022 in order to give teachers more time for planning and/or professional development.

According to Roanoke City Public Schools, the adjusted calendar will give educators at least one full day a month — mainly through virtual learning days — between now and spring break, which is scheduled for April 11-18, 2022.

“We understand our families are impacted by this change,” the district wrote on Facebook on Monday, Oct. 18. “We have worked to make changes to days when students were releasing early or were already out of school and to ensure you have time to plan for the change.”

Roanoke school officials say the calendar update will result in the following changes leading up to spring break:

  • Oct. 29: Asynchronous learning day to replace a two-hour early dismissal for students
  • Nov. 1: Parent/teacher conferences with no school for students, but teachers may conduct conferences in the days before or after this date and they may work at home on this date if they do not feel the need to conduct in-person conferences
  • Dec. 17: Asynchronous learning day to replace two-hour early dismissal for students
  • Jan. 21, 2022: Asynchronous learning day to replace two-hour early dismissal for students
  • Feb. 7, 2022: Parent/teacher conferences with no school for students, but teachers may conduct conferences in the days before or after this date and they may work at home on this date if they do not feel the need to conduct in-person conferences
  • Feb. 25, 2022: Asynchronous learning day added to the calendar
  • March 25, 2022: Asynchronous learning day to replace two-hour early dismissal for students

You can check out the modified Roanoke City Public Schools 2021-2022 calendar by clicking here.

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