UPDATE: We have a lot of exciting and important information to share with you regarding Lynchburg City Schools’ plans for more in-person instruction. See the Return to Learn - March 23, 2021 Update for details.

Academics & Instruction Phases


Online Classes and/or Other Instructional Models (Remote)

  • Grades PreK-12 work online or access other instructional formats from home


Remote Learning & Vulnerable Populations

  • Grades PreK-12 work remotely
  • Vulnerable populations receive some in-person instruction

LCS Phase 3

Hybrid Learning Model

  • Grades PreK-12 move to a hybrid model with 2 days/week in-person instruction and remaining days remote learning

LCS Phase 4

In Building Instruction

  • Students return to in-building instruction 5 days a week

Instructional Options


The hybrid model places students into one of two groupings: “Cohort A” and “Cohort B.” Students in Cohort A will attend in-building instruction on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, with remote learning scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Students in Cohort B will attend in-building instruction on Thursday and Friday, with remote learning scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday is a remote instructional day for all students. Teachers will provide direct and small group instruction, which will be an integral part of the learning day.

Students and staff are required to wear a face covering while in an LCS school building, in another LCS facility, on school-provided transportation, property and/or LCS sponsored event(s). 

The Health Mitigation Plan provides information about the many health, safety, and reporting measures we are taking to maintain a safe environment for staff and students.


As we transition, the remote instructional model will remain the same. The teacher of record may change due to staffing needs. Student learning is done away from the LCS classroom 5 days a week. The student will not engage in instruction in the classroom setting. This model requires parents/guardians to be “partners” in their student’s learning. The student learning day will not look like the traditional model where students are live and synchronous with their teacher on a time-bound schedule. The student and parent/guardian will have the choice when to access instruction. LCS teachers will offer a variety of opportunities to engage with students live via technology, through pre-recorded sessions, and other means to make sure student and teacher connections are on-going. LCS teachers will continue to contact parents/guardians throughout the school year. 

School Hours - Hybrid Learning

Cohort A: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Cohort B: Thursdays and Fridays

Level School Day Hours
High School 7:35 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Middle School 8:35 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Elementary 9:35 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

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