State laws in Virginia require schools to begin after Labor Day; however, school systems can apply for waivers to begin the school year before Labor Day.
Lynchburg City Schools and all local county schools are among many schools systems using the waiver to begin school before Labor Day. The last day of school for Lynchburg City Schools will be June 6 this year.
Elementary schools in Lynchburg begin the school day at 8:40 a.m. this year. Middle schools start the day at 8:00 a.m. and high school students start the day at 7:35 a.m.
Parents can help get students off to a good start each day by making sure their kids eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast before heading to school.
Packing healthy foods for lunch will help keep kids on track all day long at school. Keeping healthy snacks available for after school snack time helps kids make good food choices.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night. WebMD.com shares that middle and high school students should sleep eight to nine hours each night.
Elementary school students should sleep 10 to 11 hours each night. Preschool and kindergarten students should sleep 10 to 12 hours each night.
Make sure that your child has a quiet place to do homework each night. Parent should review homework and be available for any assistance kids need.
Homework should be reinforcement of topics already learned in school. In addition to assigned homework, kids should read 15 to 30 minutes or more each night.
Get involved with your child's school. Join the PTA or PTO, volunteer in the classroom and stay in touch with your child's teacher throughout the year.
For more tips about healthy lunches, keeping in touch with your child's school and getting kids into a routine for the new school year, check out the articles below.
Watch for the buses as you head out today and good luck to all new and returning Lynchburg City Schools students, especially my younger grandson, who begins kindergarten today.