Most Roanoke City students could spend the first 9 weeks of school at home

School division released its proposed plan on Thursday evening

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Public Schools released a 53-page document on Thursday providing a better picture of what the upcoming school year could look like.

It’s a significant change from the initial plan released three weeks ago because of the increased number of COVID-19 cases.

Under this modified plan, most students will participate in virtual instruction for the first nine weeks beginning August 31.

Here’s a look at which students which qualify for in-person learning in those first nine weeks.

  • Academically vulnerable students, which would include students with disabilities that participate in the special education setting more than 50% of their school day
  • Level 1 English Learners
  • High school students from Forest Park Academy and Noel Taylor Learning Academy who may need additional support to graduate at the end of the school year.

Changes in the second nine weeks, which start Nov. 2, include:

  • PreK –5th graders can choose to attend in-person classes two days per week, 50% on Mondays and Thursdays, 50% on Tuesdays and Fridays

Changes in the third nine weeks, which start, Jan. 4, 2021, include:


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