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First day back-to-school for Lynchburg students

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:16:10 AM EST   Updated On: Aug 26 2013 11:42:37 AM EDT

WDBJ7 Mornin's Melissa Gaona is live in Lynchburg now with more, Melissa.


Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) go back to class on Monday, August 26th.

School leaders expect more than eight-thousands students to return this year.

This year, students and parents are asked to have a positive influence on those around him/her by doing the following:

Students Involvement

5 Minutes - Take five minutes every day to talk with a parent, guardian, or sibling about school.

5 Times - Commit five times to tutoring someone, being tutored, or both each semester.

5 Words - Give five words of encouragement to someone at school each day.

5 Acts - Contribute five acts of character each week.

5 Activities - Participate in five activities each year highlighting your unique talents and abilities.

Parent Involvement

5 Minutes - Spend five minutes or more reading to your child and/or discussing school with child every day.

5 Hours - Contribute five hours or more of volunteer service to your child's school each year.

5 Days - Give five days or more of attendance at school events.

5 Dollars - Donate five dollars or more to school's PTO.

5 Classes - Take five classes or more of schooling beyond high school. A GED or high school diploma is encouraged of every parent. If you don't have one, LCS has programs to help you get one.