Schools in the town of Roanoke to provide school supplies and shoes to students as part of its “Back to School Extravaganza”


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS) will be holding their annual Back To School Extravaganza event on Saturday morning at Patrick Henry High School.

Students attending schools across the city can attend the event – which runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 21 – and receive school supplies, vaccines and community resources.

Additionally, the Back-to-School Shoes Project – an initiative of Project Forward and Fleet Feet Roanoke’s Robin and Blaine Lewis – partnered with the district to fit and provide 1,500 socks and shoes during the event to students at no cost. while stocks last. Students must be present and require an individual fitting to receive the shoes.

Roanoke City Public Schools posted on their Facebook page that the central office gymnasium is overflowing with school supplies. They are now packaged and ready to be distributed for the Back to School Extravaganza event on Saturday.

This year’s event will take the form of a drive-thru.

The required vaccines will be offered during the event along with the COVID-19 vaccine. Students and their family members can receive the COVID-19 vaccine on site.

All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Transportation to the Extravaganza will be provided from Bluestone Park, Hunt Manor, Indian Rock Village, Jamestown Place, Lansdowne Park, Shenandoah Village, Melrose Avenue at 35th Street and Melrose Avenue at Pilot Street.

Buses will depart from the front of each community center at the upper hours of 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and return on the half hour. Buses will also depart from William Fleming High School at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and return within half an hour.

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