By Heather Bell
RADFORD – With the start of the school year delayed by two weeks, Radford City Public Schools is delivering meals to students throughout the city to help curb hunger.
On Monday, Aug. 15, RCPS started delivering breakfast and lunch bags via school buses to certain areas of the City “to help with food challenges families may have as a result of delaying the opening of school,” according to an announcement from the schools. The deliveries are Monday through Friday for the week of Aug. 15 and Monday throughThursday for the week of Aug. 22.
“Buses will load these food items at 10 a.m. at Belle Heth Elementary School and Radford High School and then deliver to the areas beginning at 10:30 a.m.,” the school’s announcement reads. “Please be at one of these stops no later than 10:30 a.m. if you would like to participate in this food delivery program. Belle Heth Elementary and Radford High School will also be open for breakfast and lunch pickup if you miss the buses.”
Deliveries will be made to the following areas of Radford:
Intersection of Allen Ave. and Wadsworth Street: Bus 2; Auburn Ave. Mobile Home Park: Bus 14; Intersection of Sixth Ave. and Monroe Street: Bus 22; Rustic Village Mobile Home Park: Bus 8; Fairfax Village Apts.: Pre-K bus (Smith); Happy Stop: Bus 1; Rock Club: Bus 6; College Park: Bus 5; Jeffries Drive Transit Stop: Bus 3; Cornerstone: Bus 15 (Wade); and Riverbend Apartments: Bus 4.
The start of the 2022-23 school year was delayed by two weeks for all Radford City Public School students because of construction delays at the school facilities. Open House is now scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. for all students at each school.
The Start/End Times for RCPS schools are as follows:
McHarg Elementary (PreK-2nd): Tardy Bell 7:50 a.m. Dismissal 2:20 p.m. (Doors open at 7:20 a.m.)
Belle Heth Elementary (Third through Sixth grades): Tardy Bell 7:50 a.m. Dismissal 2:20 p.m. (Doors open at 7:20 a.m.)
Dalton Intermediate (Seventh and Eighth grades): Tardy Bell 8 a.m. M,T,F/9 a.m. W,Th Dismissal 3 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m. M,T,F/8 a.m. W,Th)
Radford High School (Ninth through Twelfth grades): Tardy Bell 8 a.m. M,T,F/9 a.m. W,Th Dismissal 3 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m. M,T,F/8 a.m. W,Th).