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Superintendent
dr. bishop


 
Dr. Rita Bishop, Superintendent
Roanoke City Public Schools










Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!  Many people have worked very hard to ensure a great school year for our students. Some highlights:

 
  • Round Hill Elementary school will have six new permanent classrooms and a new cafeteria later this fall.
  • All schools and grounds will be welcoming learning environments for our students.
  • James Madison Middle School has a new garden thanks to a partnership with the Virginia Western Foundation.
  • This summer over 2550 students participated in RCPS+ giving them a “jump start” on the school year.
  • VH1 partnered with the district to provide music at all 17 elementary schools.
  • All K-8 students will have new language arts books.
Our partnership with the City of Roanoke has enabled us to provide an excellent education for our students.  We are very grateful to the City’s leaders.

This year our theme is “Our Best Year Ever.” There are exciting programs in all of our schools.  Please acquaint yourself with the programs at your child’s school.  Get to know the principal and the teachers.  I encourage you to join the PTA and consider volunteering.  You are needed on Team Roanoke City Schools.

We are fortunate to have School Board members who always place students first.  The Board sends its best wishes for a positive, productive school year.

I am looking forward to this school year.  I always welcome your suggestions, and I need to hear your concerns.  Together we can make a positive impact on the lives of our students.


Sincerely,

Rita D. Bishop, Ed.D
Superintendent
Notes from Superintendent
Instructional Time
Roanoke City Public Schools is committed to providing excellent instruction for our students.  The current school schedules ensure the Division is in compliance with Section 22.1-98 of the Code of Virginia, which requires that school divisions provide 180 instructional days or 990 instructional hours per school year. Days or hours that exceed the 180 day or 990 hour requirement permit the Division to use the time to offset days missed due to inclement weather or other emergencies.
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 Strategic Plan
The 2009-2014 Strategic Plan is based on the continued philosophy that all students can achieve academic success. Roanoke City Public Schools is committed to its beliefs and will strive to meet and exceed the expectations laid out in our Strategic Focus Areas. Our journey will not end until all students achieve at high levels.

The current plan was prepared by a Strategic Planning Committee consisting of Board members and a combined team of students, parents, teachers, support and professional staff members, administrators, community leaders, and community of faith representatives. Before the final plan was approved, a draft copy was made available to staff, Board members, and student, parent, and community representatives. This plan was facilitated under the direction and guidance of E4 Exchange, Inc. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, E4 Exchange is a consulting and management firm that specializes in strategic planning and organizational development, serving clients regionally and nationally. Each year at least one report will be made to the School Board, students, parents, teachers, support and professional staff members, administrators, community leaders, and community of faith representatives on the Division's progress in meeting all areas of this Strategic Plan.

Rita D. Bishop
Superintendent
July 1, 2009
 rcps-supt-int-survey-resu
lts-08.pdf
2008 Internal Survey Results
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