Lynchburg City Schools expects hybrid students to return to the classroom by next week

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Students eager to return to the classroom will be able to do so in Lynchburg as early as next week through the hybrid learning format school officials detailed on Tuesday.

On Dec. 15, 2020 the Lynchburg City School Board decided to keep the school district in Phase 2 — the remote learning model — for all students through Friday, Jan. 8, due to possible holiday travel and potential coronavirus spread.

Several weeks later, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, school officials announced they would continue to monitor and review the city’s and school district’s metrics, but they also decided in-person learning would resume the following week for students who were hybrid learners during the first semester.

According to Lynchburg City Schools, Cohort A students will continue to attend school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while Cohort B students will attend on Thursdays and Fridays. However, Monday, Jan. 11 will still be a remote-only learning day for all students.

However, parents are reminded this update only applies to families who requested to switch from entirely virtual learning to hybrid learning for the second semester.

By the end of the day on Tuesday, Jan. 12, individual schools will reach out to families who requested to shift to hybrid learning in November, letting you know whether or not your request has been accommodated, as well as which cohort your child is in and bus route details, if applicable.

In the meantime, the school division says LCS School Nutrition and Transportation deliver meals on Wednesday, Jan. 6, and Friday, Jan. 8, using the same bus routes established before hybrid learning learning began.

Lynchburg school officials say they will continue to offer meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the three middle and two high schools.

Throughout the week, children are encouraged to check in every day and complete assignments via SeeSaw or Google Classroom. If you have any concerns or your child has limited or nonexistent access to the internet, you are asked to contact your child’s school to work it out.

To check out the information shared in December 2020 about the switch from remote to hybrid learning, follow this link.

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