Superintendent's Desk

Dear RRGSD Community,

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has stepped up over the past few months to support the students, staff, and families of the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District. It has been extremely encouraging to see our residents, businesses, and organizations come together during this time of crisis. 

While our buildings were closed, school remained very much in session. We are privileged to have such dedicated teachers in our district who have led the way.

To our teachers and staff, we sincerely appreciate all your efforts to check in with students, provide these important educational resources, and make sure everyone was doing OK. Our students and families turned to you for guidance and a sense of normalcy and for that we are thankful.

To our parents and guardians, thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked to navigate an unprecedented situation. We know that the school closures have been incredibly challenging for you and your loved ones. Please know that we are thinking about you and are here to help.

We have a long road ahead of us, but from what we have seen from our community, I know we will come out of this situation stronger than ever. Once again, thank you so much. Enjoy your summer break and we look forward to our return in August.

Over the next few weeks we will continue to explore what our reopening will look like as we continue to follow federal and state directives. As always, we value your input and will continue to communicate with you as we learn more.


Dain Butler, Ed. D.


Roanoke Rapids Graded School District