Lynchburg City Schools

Lynchburg City Schools This page is designed to keep the community involved and informed about Lynchburg City Schools (VA). The information will be updated frequently and aims to improve the communication process between the division and the citizens of Lynchburg.

The purpose of this site is to present matters of public interest concerning Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) programs, activities, and honors along with recognizing positive achievements of students, staff, and alumni of the school division. While LCS welcomes all people to contribute to conversations on this page, please note this is a moderated,online discussion site and not a public forum. Visitors are expected to limit their comments to the purpose of this page, maintain a civil discourse and present ideas in a manner that befits a school setting. Please refrain from personal attacks towards students, staff and other commenters. See LCS Facebook Comment Guidelines.

06/17/2020

Dear families,

If you have not yet done so, please complete Online Registration for the 2020-21 school year. You can do this by logging into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.

Q: Why should I complete the Online Registration application now?
A: By completing the application prior to July 1, it helps our schools with planning for the upcoming year. It also is extremely helpful for our transportation department to plan routes for the upcoming year, especially if families have moved.

Q: What if I forgot my Parent Portal login and password?
A: If your child attends a middle or high school, you can contact your child's school. If your child attends an elementary school or you are unable to reach someone at your child’s school, call our LCS Helpdesk at (434) 515-5090 during business hours. You will need to provide the email address your Parent Portal is associated with in order to receive your login information over the phone. Otherwise, for security purposes, we may not be able to provide that information over the phone.

Q: What if I cannot easily access the online application from my home?
A: If you have a device, you can still access the internet at our internet access points, which are listed below. If you do not have a reliable device to complete the application online, please contact your child's school and request a paper application. If you have moved and/or you are not sure what school your child will be attending, go to www.lcsedu.net and click on SchoolFinder. Also, contact information for all schools can be found at the LCS website.

INTERNET ACCESS POINTS

SCHOOL SITES - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
∙ Bass Elementary School
∙ Bedford Hills Elementary School
∙ Dearington Elementary School
∙ Dunbar Middle School
∙ E. C. Glass High School
∙ Heritage Elementary School
∙ Heritage High School
∙ Hutcherson Early Learning Center
∙ Linkhorne Middle School
∙ Perrymont Elementary School
∙ Sandusky Middle School
∙ Sheffield Elementary School
∙ T. C. Miller Elementary School

The available networks are LCS-Wireless (students), LCS-Secure (students/staff), and LCS-Public (public).

CITY SITES - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Centers
∙ Jefferson Park
∙ Daniels Hill
∙ Fairview
∙ College Hill
∙ Yoder Center
∙ Diamond Hill

MOBILE HOTSPOTS

Use wifi.xfinity.com for access to mobile hotspots.

We realize there are many questions parents have about our plans for returning to school. Our LCS Return to Learn Team is working very hard and will make sure to communicate details with you.

Thank you for helping us by completing your Online Registration.

https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/registration-information

The LCS Summer Staycation has begun! Go to our website at www.lcsedu.net/staycation. We hope you enjoy the activities an...
06/15/2020
LCS Summer Staycation

The LCS Summer Staycation has begun! Go to our website at www.lcsedu.net/staycation. We hope you enjoy the activities and experiences our team has made available to you. We can't wait to travel virtually with you this summer.

Middle school art teachers have put together another virtual art show to highlight their young artists. Check out their ...
06/12/2020
LCS Middle School Virtual Art Exhibit - May 2020 | LCS | Lynchburg City Schools

Middle school art teachers have put together another virtual art show to highlight their young artists. Check out their latest creations on our website! https://www.lcsedu.net/2020/06/12/lcs-middle-school-virtual-art-exhibit-may-2020

Published on Fri., June 12, 2020 Middle school art teachers have put together another virtual art show to highlight their young artists. Check out their latest creations from May 2020 here! See Related Content News LCS DMS LMS SMS

We need to hear from you! Our LCS Dream Team is hard at work on our Return to Learn plan. Please complete this brief sur...
06/12/2020
Lynchburg City Schools: Return to Learn 2020-21

We need to hear from you!

Our LCS Dream Team is hard at work on our Return to Learn plan. Please complete this brief survey to give us your input.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gztOZN7T7pYjVFjEfHmKX1o2eJW104ml6Ay6wQTtDjk/viewform

The Lynchburg City Schools "Return to Learn" for the 2020-21 school year will look different than our previous school years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The "LCS Dream Team" has been formed with a mission to develop and implement plans to safely reopen schools and provide students with a well-round...

06/12/2020

Congratulations to these LCS students who were winners in this year’s Young Writers contest. The contest concluded in March. We apologize for the delay in recognizing these students. Great job on your achievements!

Essay Winners:
Maggie Sumpman, 1st place, 5th grade, “Literacy Builds a Better World”
Mallory McKinney, 1st place, 7th grade, “Don’t Let Difference Define You”
Helen Cohen, 1st place, 10th grade, “Empathy and Literature, A Perfect Connection”
William Olichney, 3rd place, 12th grade, “The Sage is Not Well Read”

Poetry Winners:
Shawn Andrews, 3rd place, 1st grade, “Cool Poems”
Teagan Foster, 2nd place, 3rd grade, “Three Amazing Poems”
Alex Nagy, 2nd place, 4th grade, “My Poems”
Isla Wasson, 1st place, 5th grade, “Poems of the Random”
Kai, Styrsky, 2nd place, 9th grade, “The Forest, The Joys of Life, Class Change”
Lizzie Selzler, 3rd place, 9th grade, “Keep Fighting Poems”
Elisa M. Eckert, 3rd place, 12th grade, “Dancing, Dreams, Without Me”

Fiction Winners:
Levi Mancier, 1st place, Kindergarten, “The Person Who Thinks He’s the Smartest Person in the Universe”
Parker Barrington, 1st place, 3rd grade, “A Quest for Bread”
Sophia McLemore, 3rd place, 4th grade, “The Flying Candy House”
Coleman Bradner, 1st place, 6th grade, “Fight for Freedom”
Riley Morford, 1st place, 8th grade, “The Pyre Fire”
Ronan McKinney, 3rd place, 8th grade, “The Golden Oak”
Shelby Kent, 1st place, 9th grade, “Sakura”
Linzey Rigsby, 2nd place, 9th grade, “A Witch and a Traveler”
Amelie St. Clair, 3rd place, 9th grade, “Misfits”
Linnea Sumpman, 2nd place, 10th grade, “Soulless”
Hallie Rooney, 3rd place, 12th grade, “A Murder of Crows”

06/09/2020

Greetings LCS Staff, Families, and Community Members

Hopefully, you had an opportunity to watch Governor Northam’s press conference today at 2:00 p.m. During the conference, he provided guidance regarding using Phase One, Two, and Three approaches to reopening schools. Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) will enter Phase One and Two pending review of the guidance documents received today and the submission of mandatory plans. During Phase Two, priority for safe, in-person instruction will be limited to students in grades PreK-3, English Learners, students with disabilities, and students participating in summer camps. During Phase Three, all students may receive some in-person instruction. Schools most likely will use staggered schedules and blended/remote learning options while implementing social distancing practices on buses, in classrooms, and in communal use spaces such as gyms, hallways, playgrounds, auditoriums, restrooms, and cafeterias. A specific start date for Phase Three has not been provided by the Governor at this time.

1. What guidance did LCS receive for reopening schools?

Shortly after the Governor’s press conference today, we received from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) the 135-page Recover, Redesign, and Restart document which provides guidance for reopening schools in Phases One, Two and Three. We also received the Governor’s Phase Guidance for Virginia Schools and are currently reading and reviewing the guidance that was provided today. This guidance is available on the VDOE website.

2. Does LCS have a team or task force that is working to reopen schools?

Yes. LCS has formed the LCS Dream Team consisting of teachers, administrators, and health, counseling, transportation, facilities, and nutrition representatives. The LCS Dream Team will follow the guidance provided to develop our Health Mitigation Plan, a mandatory document that outlines our compliance with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for schools. The Health Mitigation Plan must be submitted to the VDOE prior to reopening schools and providing any in-person instruction or activities. The LCS Dream Team will also develop our 2020-21 Instructional Plan for both Phase Two and Three. The Instructional Plan must be submitted to the VDOE prior to starting school in the fall. These plans, when completed, will be posted on our website.

The LCS Dream Team has nine subcommittees:

∙ Organizational Subcommittee
∙ Safety & Response Subcommittee
∙ Athletics & Extra-Curricular Subcommittee
∙ Family & Community Engagement and Communication Subcommittee
∙ PreK-3rd Grade Teaching & Learning Subcommittee
∙ 4th-5th Grade Teaching & Learning Subcommittee
∙ 6th-8th Grade Teaching & Learning Subcommittee
∙ 9th-12th Grade Teaching & Learning Subcommittee
∙ Special Populations Teaching & Learning Subcommittee

3. Will staff, students, families, and community members be able to provide input, comments, suggestions, and feedback to the LCS Dream Team prior to completing the final plans?

Yes. The LCS Dream Team and subcommittees will host virtual focus groups, send out surveys to stakeholders, and have a place on our website where staff, students, families, and community members can provide input, comments, suggestions, and feedback.

4. Will the 2020-21 calendars for Bass Elementary School (year-round) and all LCS schools change?

In order to properly prepare for the upcoming school year, W. M. Bass Elementary School will follow the same calendar as all other LCS schools for the 2020-21 school year. The LCS Dream Team and Organizational Subcommittee will review the guidance received today and make recommendations for any changes in the overall school calendar, as needed.

5. Where can we receive current and up to date information regarding LCS’s plan to reopen schools?

We recognize that staff, students, families, and community members may have lots of questions, and our team is working diligently to address many of them. Information will be posted and updated on our website and social media sites. We will also send out weekly updates to staff and family members via email and phone messaging.

We are excited to invite you on our very first LCS Summer Staycation. Beginning next Monday, June 15, our LCS summer tea...
06/08/2020
LCS Summer Staycation

We are excited to invite you on our very first LCS Summer Staycation. Beginning next Monday, June 15, our LCS summer team will take you virtually anywhere. Stay tuned to our website at www.lcsedu.net/staycation. This enrichment opportunity is available for students of all ages! So mark your calendar now, pack your virtual travel bag, and get ready for a great summer with LCS!

06/05/2020

LCS wants to congratulate our Project SEARCH Class of 2020. Project SEARCH is an adaptive vocational training program for high school students typically in their final year of public school services. This program immerses these students into internships. In a partnership with Centra Health, Stand Up Inc., and the Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services, students from Campbell County Public Schools and Lynchburg City Schools have the opportunity to develop skills and receive instruction that prepares them for independent work and success in their adult lives. Check out this video that recognizes this year's graduates and highlights the work they did to get here. (Videos shown were taken during the academic year prior to March 13, 2020)

06/04/2020

We are able to reopen E. C. Glass for curbside meal pickup this Friday, June 5. Meal pickup will resume at the school as well as all other meal distribution sites as normal. We apologize for the inconvenience.

06/03/2020

E. C. Glass is postponing curbside meal pick up until Monday, June 15. Families can still pick up meals at the remaining school command centers, which include Heritage High School, Linkhorne Middle School, and Dunbar Middle School. Families can also pick up meals at the following neighborhood centers:

∙ College Hill Neighborhood Center
∙ Daniel’s Hill Neighborhood Center
∙ Diamond Hill Neighborhood Center
∙ Fairview Heights Neighborhood Center
∙ Jefferson Park Neighborhood Center
∙ Yoder Neighborhood Center

Meals will continue to be given out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the summer. LCS buses and vans will deliver meals between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. using the routes established during the school closures.

06/01/2020
Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation

Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation

The Class of 2020 was awarded $74,500 in scholarships through the LCS Education Foundation!

LCS Education Foundation is honored to offer the following sponsored scholarships to outstanding LCS Class of 2020 recipients: Belvac Production Machinery, Excellence in Science, Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, James Howard, Lynchburg Junior Woman’s Club, Lynchburg Morning Rotary, MH Masonry, Orthodontic Arts, Stroobants Foundation, Taylor Brothers of Lynchburg, Technical Management Resources (which comes with both a monetary award and a chromebook), and Stacy Knight Westgate.

Watch here for individual spotlights on the 2020 LCS scholarship winners in the days ahead!
Read more about these scholarships here:
https://www.lcsedu.net/community/education-foundation/programs/sponsored-scholarships

06/01/2020
LCS Staff Appreciation 2020

Celebrating our LCS Staff

As we finished up the last week of the academic school year by celebrating our high school graduates yesterday, it would not be complete if we did not recognize and celebrate our outstanding staff. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from having our staff appreciation dinner, Dr. Edwards, Superintendent and Mrs. Morrison, School Board Chair, want to take this opportunity to say thank you to our retirees, teachers of the year, support staff of the year, and those with 20 or more years of service. Thank you for your commitment to LCS!

Note: Some staff members asked that their names not be included (years of service or retiree) and because we value our staff, we honored their request. While you may not see their names posted, we are so very proud of them too!
https://youtu.be/Dt_uzVbsjHw

Thank you to all of our staff at LCS. We truly appreciate everything you do! Note: Some staff members asked that their names not be included (years of servic...

06/01/2020

The E. C. Glass command center will be closed on Monday, June 1. If you planned to come to the school for meal pick up or any other school business, please use any of the three remaining command centers (Heritage High, Linkhorne Middle, and Dunbar Middle). Meal pickup is also available at neighborhood centers.

05/31/2020
2020 E. C. Glass High School Virtual Graduation Ceremony

#Hilltoppers get ready to celebrate! The E. C. Glass High School Virtual Graduation Ceremony airs Sunday, May 31st at 2:00 p.m. on the LCS YouTube channel and Comcast Channel 17. #CongratsLCS2020
https://youtu.be/fTuBu1D0x8g

“Vision 2020: Looking through Glass” This ceremony honors the class of 2020 with student speakers, musical selections, and graduate recognition. Congratulati...

05/31/2020
2020 Heritage High School Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations seniors, it is almost time! The Heritage High School Virtual Graduation Ceremony airs Sunday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. on the LCS YouTube channel and Comcast Channel 17. #CongratsLCS2020 #1BigOrangeCountry
https://youtu.be/dl1fCtscD2c

“Believing in Tomorrow” This ceremony honors the class of 2020 with student speakers, musical selections, and graduate recognition. Congratulations, seniors!

Dear LCS families, CONGRATULATIONS LCS CLASS OF 2020Virtual Ceremonies: We are so proud of our Class of 2020. We invite ...
05/28/2020
Lynchburg City Schools

Dear LCS families,

CONGRATULATIONS LCS CLASS OF 2020
Virtual Ceremonies:
We are so proud of our Class of 2020. We invite everyone to watch the virtual graduation ceremonies this Sunday on the LCS YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/c/LynchburgCitySchools.

The Heritage High School graduation will be shown at 9:00 a.m. The E. C. Glass High School graduation will be shown at 2:00 p.m.

Diploma Pickup:
E. C. Glass High School will have their diploma distribution ceremony on Sunday, May 31 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Seniors can come anytime during those hours to be awarded their diplomas. Heritage High School will be giving out diplomas the week of June 1.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed during these times. Seniors should check their emails for detailed information.

VIRTUAL FIELD DAY
Lynchburg City Schools invites students, parents, teachers—anyone who wants to get up and move—to join us on this Friday, May 29, for our Virtual Field Day!

So, how do you participate in a Virtual Field Day? Simply log on to the Continuity of Learning site at www.lcsedu.net/at-home on May 29. We will have a full schedule of activities that includes singing, dancing, jumping, coloring, and so much more!

You don't want to miss this exciting event. Mark your calendars now, and even if you are not able to join us on the day, we will have our Virtual Field Day activities available for you all summer long.

LCS CHOICE BOARDS
This is the last week that new activities will be posted to the Continuity of Learning site at www.lcsedu.net/at-home. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop making use of the choice boards. We will be keeping the choice boards posted for you to use all summer. The internet access sites will still be available for you to use throughout the summer for families who do not have internet access. You can click here to see a full list of the internet access sites.

Remember the last day to pick up elementary packets is Friday, May 29 between 11:00 a.m. and noon. You can pick up the packets at any of the meal distribution sites, including the command centers and neighborhood centers.

MEAL SERVICE CONTINUES IN THE SUMMER
LCS School Nutrition will continue to distribute breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. Curbside pick-up is available at the four school command center sites (LMS, DMS, ECG, and HHS) and six Parks & Rec neighborhood centers from 11:00 a.m. to noon. LCS buses and vans will deliver meals between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. using the routes established during the school closures. Meals are free to all children ages 18 and younger.

Thank you to all our students and families for working with us during this school closure!

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