Welcome to Lynchburg City Schools' Back to School 2021-22 information and resources hub. This page will serve as an up-to-date source for information regarding plans and procedures for the 2021-22 school year. As we focus on the year ahead, we are committed to our mission: Every Child, By Name and By Need, to Graduation.

As we plan for a safe return to full-time, in-person instruction, the division must follow parameters and guidelines provided by the Governor's Office, the Virginia Department of Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The safety of our students, staff, families, and community are our priority.

We appreciate your continued patience and support as we continue our tradition of excellence for all. 

Instructional Options

In-person Learning

To meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our students, Lynchburg City Schools will offer in-person instruction five days a week for students in grades PreK through 12 during the 2021-22 academic school year. Mitigation strategies to prevent the potential spread of the virus will be implemented including the wearing of masks, social distancing to the extent possible, and the practicing of good hygiene. Middle and high schools will implement a block scheduling model (A/B block) to allow for additional instructional time to support individual student needs.

Virtual Academy

Lynchburg City Schools will also offer a virtual option for learning during the 2021-22 school year for students that have previously enrolled through an application process. LCS Virtual Academy students will participate in remote learning engaging with LCS teachers through online platforms (Canvas, Virtual Virginia, Edgenuity). Students will participate in self-paced, self-guided learning, as well as live online learning sessions. Live learning sessions will take place regularly, as they are pivotal in providing students with instruction needed to ensure their success. Opportunities for in-person assessment and lab experiences will also be provided. 

School Hours

Level School Day Hours
High School 7:25 a.m.–2:25 p.m.
Middle School 8:10 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Elementary 8:55 a.m.–3:55 p.m.

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