September 1, 2020
The First Edition of the 2020-2021 School Year!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • Sept. 7 - Labor Day (School Closed) 
  • 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

Notes from the Executive Director (Linda)


We are so happy to have students back on campus or joining us online for the 2020-21 school year.  It was a long spring and not enough summer, but Community School faculty and staff are excited to begin another year of exploration and discovery. With new learning models and changed routines, we recognize how important it is to work in partnership with our families.

We will do our best to keep you informed about school events and activities through Quick Notes, class blogs, emails and Facebook.  Please keep an eye out for level Gatherings which provide the opportunity to meet the teachers and hear about their expectations and plans for this year.  We plan to have Zoom meetings so that everyone can be included. Your understanding of what we do is an integral part of your child’s success. Establishing a routine at home that expects your child’s involvement will support their growing independence and sense of responsibility.  We look forward to a productive and engaging year and value your feedback.  Welcome back!

Shop and Support Community School…It’s that easy!

Support Community School by making everyday purchases through two of your favorite retailers.

Link your Kroger Rewards account to Community School through Kroger’s Community Rewards program. Simply log into your Kroger account and select Community School as your charity. Once you’ve completed this step, simply enter your own rewards number at check out and then pat yourself on the back for giving back to your school!

mazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Community School whenever you shop Amazon Smile. The next time you're making a purchase, follow this link to give back to Community School. Same products, same prices, same service…awesome bonus for CS.

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.

Daily Health Screenings
Thanks for doing such a great job on the health screenings!  For the screening to come through on our system, it is needs to be DONE THE DAY OF the drop off.  We will be sending reminders in the morning for the first couple weeks of school. 
Masks will be required on campus for everyone over 2 years old. The mask must cover your nose and mouth. Please make sure that your child has 2 or 3 masks with them in case they need to change them out during the day. We will have disposable masks available but they are not always a good fit for children.

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.

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
    • Preschool
    • 5-7-year-olds
    • 6-8-year-olds
  • Kiera's Classroom
    • 7-9-year-olds
    • 8-10-year-olds
    • 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
Our mailing address is:
7815 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA, 24019

Phone: 540.563.5036     Web:             Fax: 540.362.1183

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