Roanoke’s Back-to-School Extravaganza to provide students with free school supplies

Immunizations and community resources will also be offered at the event

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS) is making sure students have everything they need to kick the school year off with a bang.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m., students who attend school in the Star City will be able to receive free school supplies at the annual Back-to-School Extravaganza.

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It’ll be held at William Fleming High School on Ferncliff Ave and transportation to the event will be available for those living at the following locations:

  • Bluestone Park
  • Hunt Manor
  • Indian Rock Village
  • Jamestown Place
  • Lansdowne Park
  • Shenandoah Village
  • Melrose Avenue at 35th Street
  • Melrose Avenue at Pilot Street

Buses will leave from the front of each community center at promptly 9 a.m. and will return on the half-hour.

Students, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, will also have the chance to receive immunizations through the Virginia Department of Health, meet with their school’s administrators and interact with nearly 50 community partners.

This event is possible thanks to everyone who contributed to the ‘Load the Bus’ initiative. This year, more than 3,000 bags of school supplies were packed for students in need.

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