September 8, 2020
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • Sept. 9 - Elementary Gatherings
    • Ages 6-8 (6:30 pm - Zoom)
    • Ages 7-10, (7:15 pm - Zoom)
  • Sept. 15 - Middle School Gatherings (7 pm - Zoom)
  • Sept. 22 - Teacher Workday (No Classes)
Community School 2020-2021 Calendar
Gatherings are evenings for parents to learn more about their child’s level. Team teachers will conduct the evening discussions and will talk about the curriculum for the level, schedules, and Fall Festival activities. They will go over details regarding fruit break, lunch, classroom habits and homework appropriate for the level. 

**As these are informational meetings that involve staff and parents, they are for adults only - and will be conducted via Zoom. Specific information will be sent to families by classroom/level teachers.**
Taking care of yourself and others

As we begin our second week, please continue to help your children stay healthy and keep their immune systems strong. It is important to get back on a new schedule which provides less screen time and more sleep time. Send a water bottle to school every day so your child can stay hydrated. The cooler weather is a nice change, but we are outside a lot and your children are active. Closely monitor any new symptoms they are having and do not send children to school if they are not feeling well.

Thank you for providing masks every day. Students are doing a good job keeping them on. Facial coverings should be made of layered fabric which covers the nose and mouth. The buffs or neck gaiters should be layered to be most effective. We appreciate your support in finding a mask that is comfortable for your child and also keeps everyone safe.

ICYMI: View Linda's First Friday Welcome message here


We want to hear from you! Tell us how the first week of classes went for you!


Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop off will be staggered to alleviate congestion. Please drop your child(ren) off according to this schedule:
Preschool and 5-7 year old classes: 8-8:15 AM 
Students in (6-8)(7-9) or (8-10) age groupings: 8:15-8:30 AM
 (Please note that the first bell for preschool and elementary will be at 8:25 and the second bell will be at 8:30.) 

Middle School: 8:30-8:45 AM (Middle School students should go directly to their Advisor’s room if they arrive early.)
If you arrive after 9 AM call the office (563-5036) and we will meet you at the bottom of the driveway.
If you have children at more than one level, please drop off at the earlier time.

We are asking parents to refrain from walking children up the driveway. Please use the car line, DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR. Additionally, we are asking for families to use the placards sent home so it is easier for us to identify you.

Regular Pick Up Schedule
Preschool and elementary: 2:55-3:20 PM 
Middle school: 3:20-3:45 PM 
Early Pick Up/Late Drop Off

If you need to pick up early or drop off late during regular school hours, call the school office upon arrival in the parking lot and we will walk your child down to you. 540-563-5036. 

After School Care Pick Up
If you are picking up from After School Care call 540-400-1922 upon arriving in the parking lot. We will walk your child down to you.

Before School Care

Before-School Care (BSC) is available from 7-8:00 AM. Students will be divided between two classrooms by age grouping. At this time, there is no need to sign up for BSC in advance. A staff member will be waiting at the parking lot to meet your child and conduct the health screening.

Katlyn's Classroom

Kiera's Classroom
Middle School students
After School Sign Up

In order to meet new state guidelines, we are unable to offer “drop off” service for After-School Care this year. We are only allowed to have 10 children in each of our age groups this year. Students who need to use the After-School program must be signed up 24 hours in advance. Please use the links below if you need to sign your child up.
Middle School:
8-10 years old:
Pre-School – 7 years old:
If you have any questions, please contact Patrick at

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Have a fundraising idea? We’d love to hear about it! Email Liz at

For those families on the monthly payment plan, the 3rd installment is due September 20. Please contact our Business Manager, Kathy Schiers with questions about your account.

**Kathy's hours for the 2020-2021 school year are Monday & Wednesday 8-530 and Thursday 8:30-5:30.

Our mailing address is:
7815 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA, 24019

Phone: 540.563.5036     Web:             Fax: 540.362.1183

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