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2021-2022 Back to School Guide for the New River Valley

By Shannon O'Donnell July 28, 2021

Here is our Back-to-School Guide to help you eliminate some of the stress of preparing for that first week of school starting. We've got back to school open house, first day of school, tips, and meal ideas to start this year strong! Check back often as we will be adding more information! Some School Supply Lists could not be located on the schools website, therefore are not included at this time. 


📚  Back to School Event & First Day of School 📚


Floyd County, starts school on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. The Floyd County School Board meeting will be on Monday, August 9, 2021 and we should have more information after that date.  Masks are optional at this time in school. On the bus they are required. 

Elementary Schools

Check Elementary, back to school event is not scheduled yet. We will update once we have more information.                   School Supply List

Floyd Elementary, back to school event is not scheduled yet. We will update once we have more information.                    School Supply List

Indian Valley Elementary, back to school event is not scheduled yet. We will update once we have more information.             School Supply List           

Willis Elementary, back to school event is not scheduled yet. We will update once we have more information.                       School Supply List          

            

High School

Floyd High, 8th grade orientation is Friday, August 6, 2021: 1 - 3 PM


Giles County, starts school on Monday, August 16, 2021. The Giles County School Board meeting will be on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 and we should have more information after that date.

Elementary /Middle Schools

Eastern Elementary/Middle, back to school event is on Thursday, August 19, 2021: 1 - 7 PM               School Supplies are provided, except for a backpack!

Macy McClaugherty Elementary/Middle, back to school event is Thursday, August 19, 2021: 1 - 7 PM        School Supplies are provided, except for a backpack!

Narrows Elementary/Middle, back to school event is not scheduled yet. We will update once we have more information. School Supplies are provided, except for a backpack!


High Schools

Giles High, 8th grade orientation has not been scheduled at this time. We will update once we have more information. 

Narrows High, 8th grade orientation is on Thursday, August 19, 2021: 10 AM - 1 PM. 


Montgomery County, starts school on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Back to school events are only tentatively scheduled until the school board meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Masks are required inside and on the bus at this time.


BUS ROUTES


Elementary Schools

Auburn Elementary, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5:30 - 7 PM            School Supply List

Belview Elementary, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 4:45 PM for last names A - L and 5 - 5:45 PM for M - Z.         School Supply List

Christiansburg Elementary, back to school event is Monday, August 9, 2021: 5:15 - 6:15 PM for 3rd grade, Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5:15 - 6:15 PM for 4th grade, Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 5:15 - 6:15 PM for 5th grade                                School Supply List

Christiansburg Primary, back to school event is Monday, August 9, 2021: 5 - 6:30 PM        School Supply List 

Eastern Montgomery Elementary, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5:30 - 7 PM           School Supply List

Falling Branch Elementary, back to school event is on Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 4 - 4:45 PM for last names A - L and 5 - 5:45 PM for last names M - Z.        School Supply List

Gilbert Linkous Elementary, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5:30 - 7 PM                  School Supply List

Harding Avenue Elementary, back to school event is Monday, August 9, 2021: 3 - 5 PM for Kindergarten and 5 - 6:30 PM for 1st - 5th grades.    School Supply List

Kipps Elementary, back to school event is Monday, August 9, 2021: 4 - 6 PM for K - 2nd grades, and 5 - 7 PM for 3rd - 5th grades.       School Supply List

Margaret Beeks Elementary, back to school event is on Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5 - 6:30 PM (Pre-Registration is required with the teacher).   School Supply List

Price's Fork Elementary, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5:30 - 7:30 PM        School Supply List


Middle/High Schools

Auburn High, back to school event is Wednesday, August 4, 2021: 6 PM, for 9th grade and Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 5:30 - 7:30 PM, for 10th-12th 

Auburn Middle, back to school event is Thursday, August 5, 2021: 5 - 6:30 PM            School Supply List

Blacksburg High, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 3:30 - 5 PM for 10th - 12th, and 5:30- 6:15 for 9th grade/new students, from 6:15-7 PM, freshman/new students can walk schedule and meet teachers.                      School Supply List

Blacksburg Middle, back to school event is Monday, August 9, 2021: 4:30 - 6:30 PM for 6th grade, and Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 4:30 - 6:30 PM, for 7th and 8th grade.                           School Supply List

Christiansburg High, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 3 - 5 PM for 10th - 12th grade and 5:30 - 7:30 PM for 9th grade.                      

Christiansburg Middle, back to school event is not scheduled yet. We will update once we have more information.                   School Supply List

Eastern Montgomery High, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 4 - 5:30 PM - new students and 9th graders. 5:30 - 7 meet teachers and visit classrooms. 

Shawsville Middle, back to school event is Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 4 - 7 PM- ONLY for 6th grade.                           School Supply List


Pulaski County, starts school on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Back to school events are only tentatively, scheduled until the school board meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. 

Elementary Schools

Critzer Elementary, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 6 PM                                                                         School Supply List

Dublin Elementary, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 6 PM                                                                         School Supply List

Pulaski Elementary, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 3 - 6 PM  (Drive through only)                                       School Supply List

Riverlawn Elementary, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 6 PM                                                                    School Supply List

Snowville Elementary, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 6 PM                                                                    School Supply List


Middle/High Schools

Pulaski County Middle, back to school event is Thursday, August 12: 4 - 6 PM                  

                                     School Supply List 6th Grade

                                     School Supply List 7th Grade

                                     School Supply List 8th Grade

Pulaski County High, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 7 PM for 9th grade and Thursday, August 12, 2021: 4 - 7 PM for 10th - 12th grade


Radford City, starts back on Monday, August 16, 2021 for grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11. They start back on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 for grades 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12. Back to school events are only tentatively, scheduled until the school board meeting.

If school supplies are needed you can contact NRV Community Action and Radford Emergency Assistance

Elementary Schools

Belle Heth, back to school event is Thursday, August 12, 2021: 3 - 7 (by appointment only)                                School Supply List 

McHarg, back to school event is Wednesday, August 11, 2021: 4 - 7 PM at Grove United Methodist Church (by appointment only)    School Supply List (scroll below Belle Heth) 


Middle/High Schools

Dalton Intermediate, Thursday, August 12, 2021: 4 - 7 PM.                 School Supply List

Radford High, back to school event is Thursday, August 12, 2021: 4 - 7 PM                    


Homeschool Families of the New River Valley

There are a lot of Facebook groups for support, resources, events and activities in the NRV. Here are a few. 

HEAV

HNRV Homeschoolers of the New River Valley

New River Valley Homeschoolers Outdoors

NRV Homeschool Social Meet Ups

NRV & SWVA Homeschoolers



📚School Supplies & Fun✏️ 


Back To School Bash @ Wonder Universe - Saturday, July 31, 2021: 2 - 5 PM

Back To School Bash @ Dublin Church of God - Sunday, August 8, 2021: 12:15 - 2:30 PM

Back To School Bash @ YMCA Pulaski - Sunday, August 8, 2021: 3 - 6 PM

Back To School Event @ Scoops - Saturday, August 14, 2021: 12 PM - 2 PM

Back To School Give Away @ Randolph Park - Saturday, August 14, 2021: 11 AM - 2 PM

Back To School Night - Tuesday, August 3, 2021: 4 PM

Community Back to School Bash - Saturday, August 14, 2021: 11 AM - 1 PM

Free Backpacks- Drive Thru @ Harbor of Hope - Saturday, August 7, 2021: 9 AM - 12 PM

School Supply Drive, United Way

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Gift School Supplies to NRV Macaroni Kid at these events and we will be sure to get them out to the community. 

NRV Touch A Truck, Saturday, August 14th NRV/ Uptown Mall

Heritage Day, Saturday, August 21, Montgomery Museum of Art History

Wilderness Trail Festival, Saturday, September 18th, Downtown Christiansburg


💡 Tips & Tricks 💡


Save Money on Back to School Shopping

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Middle School

5 Timeless Tips for Back To School Routines

Prepare Your Kids and Home for Distance Learning

5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Adjusted to Wearing a Face Mask at School

10 Books to Ease Back to School Fears

Local Tips for Students: Elementary, Middle, High & Homeschool

First Day of School Pictures

Pack a Smile for Lunch! 180 ways to send some love to school

Helping Your Child with Special Needs Get Ready For Back to School

Back to School Tips: Simple things to do now to avoid a last-minute rush

Coping with Back to School Anxiety

Back to School: Bus Safety

8 Things To Do Before Going Back To School

A Handy Checklist Makes After School Time Easier


🚸 Special Needs 🚸


✽ Surprising Symptoms of ADHD You Need to Know About

✽ Things I “Pack” For an IEP Meeting

✽ The “Get To KNOW Me” Form for Back To School

✽ To the Parent Who Just "Joined" the Special Needs Club

✽ Is It Safe to Share the Truth About My Special Needs Child?

Helping Your Child with Special Needs Get Ready For Back to School


🖼️ Printables, Crafts & More 🖼️


✽ Pack a Smile for Lunch! 180 ways to send some love to school

✽ Back-to-School T-shirt – Start School in Style!

✽ First Day of School Pictures

✽ DIY Back To School Wreath

✽ Make Sure Your Child Has An “OWL-some” Day at School

✽ Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!


🍎 After School Snacks 🍎


✽ Fruit & Veggie Flower Snack and Dip Options

✽ Apple Cupcakes (Healthy Snack!)

✽ Just Beet It!

✽ Apple Nachos

✽ No-Bake Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

✽ Banana Bread Fake Out

✽ Yogurt Covered Blueberries on a Stick


🍽️ Easy Weeknight Meals 🍽️


✽ Healthy, Easy and Kid-Approved: No-Fry Buffalo Chicken Wraps

✽ Leftover Chicken Lettuce Wraps

✽ Taco Pockets: Your kids will love them!

✽ Easy Enchiladas

✽ Cheesy Chicken Casserole

✽ Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

✽ Melt In Your Mouth Ranch Chicken

✽ Taco Cupcakes

✽ Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

✽ Easiest Ever BBQ Pulled Pork

✽ Crowd-Pleasing Honey, Soy and Ginger Pork Roast

✽ Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parm Sandwiches

✽ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs: So Easy, So Delicious ~ Fire Up the Grill!

✽ Stuffed French Bread: Easy 30-Minute Meal

✽ Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

✽ Easy Vegetable Soup

✽ Bacon-Wrapped Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin

✽ Crockpot BBQ: Three Courses, One-Pot Prep!