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  • Enrollment for the 2020-21 School Year Now Open

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    Students can now begin enrolling for the 2020-21 school year.

    For more information or questions about your particular school, please contact the following:

    SPENCER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


    SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL                                     


    GEARY ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL            


    WALTON ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL


    ROANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL                 


    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

    First-time Kindergarten students who did not attend Roane County Universal Pre-K must register with the school they will be attending.

    Students who attended Roane County Universal Pre-K and meet age requirements will be automatically enrolled in Kindergarten and do not have to complete this registration.

    Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old before July 1, 2020. The only exception to this may be made for students who demonstrate social and intellectual maturity and who will be 5 years old before September 1, 2020. Students who will be 5 years old on or after September 1, 2020, must wait to enroll in Kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year.

    Parent(s) / guardian(s) must present an up-to-date immunizations record, proof of a dental exam prior to the beginning of school, a physical completed by a medical professional, and a state-certified birth certificate (not a hospital or county copy) before a student can be admitted to school.


    STUDENTS LIVING OUTSIDE OF ROANE COUNTY

    If you live outside of Roane County, you can apply to enroll in any Roane County school by submitting our New / Change of Student Enrollment application and checking “Out-of-County Transfer.”

    This application must be completed each year to remain enrolled with us.

    Applications are due to the Roane County Schools Central Office no later than Thursday, July 30, 2020, to enroll for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. After that, students who live outside Roane County may enroll for the 2nd 9 weeks, which is tentatively scheduled to begin October 19, 2020.

    All applications should be submitted to the RCS Central Office at 813 Capitol Street in Spencer, WV.


    STUDENTS LIVING IN ROANE COUNTY WHO WISH TO ATTEND A SCHOOL OUTSIDE THEIR ATTENDANCE AREA

    If you live in Roane County but wish to attend a school outside your attendance area in grades K – 8, you may apply to do so by submitting our New / Change of Student Enrollment application and checking “In-County Transfer.”

    This application must be completed each year to remain enrolled at that school.

    Applications are due to the Roane County Schools Central Office no later than Thursday, July 30, 2020, to enroll for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. After that, students may apply to transfer to another school within Roane County at any time, but transfers may be held until the 2nd 9 weeks, which is tentatively scheduled to begin October 19, 2020.

    All applications should be submitted to the RCS Central Office at 813 Capitol Street in Spencer, WV.

    2020-21 School Calendar Approved

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    The 2020-21 School Calendar for Roane County was recently approved by the West Virginia Department of Education. You can view the calendar here.


    Please note that no decisions have been made about what school will look like in 2020-21, but however it turns out, we will still need a school calendar to follow.

    Free Meals Available During School Closures

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    Free meals will be continue to be available to students across Roane County during the closure of schools that begin on Monday, March 16. Currently, meals are delivered each Tuesday.

    At schools

    Students can pick up a meal at any Roane County school from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Students do not have to go to their usual school to pick up a meal.

    At select community locations

    Our school bus drivers will use our buses to deliver meals to select community locations throughout the county. Students can pick up a meal at any of these locations regardless of where they usually go to school. Times vary by location.

    Spencer area:

    Old Clover Café (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Faith Baptist Church (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Gilboa Baptist Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Boggs Grandview Motel (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Lynnview Apartments (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Peniel Rd. and Allentown Rd. (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Old Peniel Store (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Reedy Community Center (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Roane County BOE offices (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Rush Creek Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Spencer Ch. of the Nazarene (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Spencer Lanes (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Walton area:

    Ambler Ridge & US 119 (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Gabe Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Gandeeville Church (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Harmony Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Geary area:

    Amma Park and Ride (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Hays Fork Baptist Church (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    Landmark Baptist Church (11:00 am – 11:30 am)

    Newton Community Building (11:45 am – 12:15 pm)

    RCBOE to Meet Virtually for Regular Meeting on May 28

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    The Roane County Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2020, at 6 pm. This meeting will be held virtually to practice good socially distancing and comply with directives to minimize congregations of more than 10 people.

    The public can join this meeting in two ways:

    The WV Ethics Commission recently released guidance stating that public bodies did not have to provide physical access to meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic so long as a public option for telephonic or virtual attendance or observation was provided.

    Hearing on Proposed 2020-21 Budget to Be Held May 28

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    The Roane County Board of Education will conduct a hearing on its proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year during its regular meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020, beginning at 6 pm. Due to current restrictions on gatherings, this meeting will be held virtually with the public able to join via Microsoft Teams or telephone. Information on how to join the meeting will be provided when the meeting agenda is published.

    You can view the proposed budget here: 2020-21 Proposed Budget.

    For any questions regarding the proposed budget, please contact Treasurer / Chief School Business Officer Andrew Metheney at [email protected].

    Board Adopts Resolution Thanking and Recognizing Staff for Efforts During School Closure

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    As thanks and recognition for their efforts during the current school closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roane County Board of Education adopted a resolution at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2020 - a meeting held virtually and telephonically due to social distancing guidelines.

    The resolution reads as follows:


    "RESOLUTION OF THE ROANE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION


    WHEREAS the Roane County Board of Education (hereafter, “the Board”) recognizes its primary responsibility is to ensure that all students in Roane County have access to a free, appropriate, high-quality, public education, regardless of the present or any possible future circumstances, and


    WHEREAS the Board further recognizes the important role of its nutrition and other student services in supporting the physical and mental well-being of its students, especially given the uncertain and unprecedented times its communities are currently experiencing, and


    WHEREAS the current national public health emergency brought on by the emergence and pandemic spread of the novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, has forced schools and school personnel in Roane County, in West Virginia, across the nation, and throughout the world to quickly transition from physical buildings to remote, virtual, and other means of communication and delivery of services without much advanced warning and only limited time for preparation.


    THEREFORE, SO BE IT RESOLVED, that on this Ninth day of April, Two-thousand Twenty, the Roane County Board of Education does adopt this resolution of thanks and recognition in honor of the hard work and dedication of its cooks, bus operators, administration, teachers, counselors, and other school personnel who have worked to ensure that free meals, engaging educational opportunities, and supportive services have continued to be available to students since the statewide closure of schools beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and continuing through and beyond the present day."

    Voters Approve School Bond

    November 2018 bond call

    Roane County voters approved our school bond to fund over $9.5 million in facilities improvement across the county. This is the first school levy approved by Roane County voters since the previous school bond in 1994.

    You can read more in the Times-Record / Roane County Reporter or the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.