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Roanoke city schools announce 5 new virtual learning days for this school year

All changes are scheduled before spring break

ROANOKE, Va. – To allow for more planning time for teachers, Roanoke City Public Schools has altered the 2021-22 school year.

The school division announced the changes on Monday, which provide at least one full day a month for teachers to prepare between now and spring break.

The changes are mainly changing days that were previously two-hour early dismissals and turning them into on-demand (asynchronous) learning days. These days are virtual learning days in which students will access the teacher’s Canvas page and/or will do assignments as instructed by their teachers at their own pace.

Grab and Go Meal Distribution will be provided on those days and both instructional assistants and teacher assistants are required to be at work on those days as well.

Here’s a look at the changes:

  • October 29 - On-Demand (Asynchronous) Learning Day
    • Was previously a two-hour early dismissal for students
  • December 17 - On-Demand (Asynchronous) Learning Day
    • Was previously a two-hour early dismissal for students
  • January 21, 2022 - On-Demand (Asynchronous) Learning Day
    • Was previously a two-hour early dismissal for students
  • February 25 - On-Demand (Asynchronous) Learning Day
    • This is an addition to the calendar
  • March 25 - On-Demand (Asynchronous) Learning Day
    • Was previously a two-hour early dismissal for students

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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.