A new school year for students of the Lynchburg-Clay Local School District begins on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Students attending Laurel Oaks Vocational School will begin school Wednesday, Aug. 15 (juniors only) or Thursday, Aug. 16 (juniors and seniors). Lynchburg-Clay Schools will be closed during the week of the Highland County Fair, Sept. 3-7, but Laurel Oaks will be in session. Bus pickup points for Laurel Oaks students during fair week and at other times Lynchburg-Clay is not in session will be: Buford – 7:30 a.m., high school – 7:45 a.m., and in front of the Lynchburg Library at 7:50 a.m. On all other days, vocational students will be picked up on the regular bus routes.
The district buses will operate this year with dual routes, the same as in past years. Middle school and high school students will be picked up on the first route; elementary students on the second.
School hours for the 2018-19 school year are as follows:
Grades K-5 — 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades 6-8 — 7:40 a.m. – 2:17 p.m.
Grades 9-12 — 7:36 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lynchburg (town) students will be picked up at the following locations in Lynchburg for transportation to their respective schools. Students should report to the stop closest to their home.
Stop A1 – Corner of Henderson and North
Stop A – Corner of Bayless and North
Stop B – Corner of Mills and Park
Stop B1 – Corner of Park and Lee
Stop B2 – Corner of Eastern and Herschel
Stop C – Corner of N. Broadway and High
Stop C1 – High St., near ball diamond hydrant
Stop D – Corner of Frieburg and W. Pearl
Stop E1 – First alley south of High, on Eastern
Stop E – Corner of E. Pearl and Bayless
Stop F – Corner of Eastern and Dana
Stop F1 – Corner of College St. and Washington
Stop G – Corner of Sycamore and Washington
Stop H – Corner of South St. and S. Broadway
Stop I – Corner of Glenavy and Shannon
Stop J – Corner of Shannon and Limerick
Stop J1 – 416 Limerick Drive
Stop K – Corner of Limerick and Wexford
Stop L – Corner of Wexford and Glenavy
Stop M – Corner of Glenavy and Kerry Lane
Town students will be picked up at the following times:
Middle school/high school students – approximately 7 a.m.
Elementary students – approximately 8:30 a.m.
Middle school students are not permitted to walk to or from school.
The school assk parents to emphasize to their children the importance of proper behavior both at bus stops and on the school bus. Respect private property around the stops.
Students attending Laurel Oaks Vocational School will depart from the high school at 7:45 a.m. The return bus will drop vocational students at the Lynchburg-Clay Elementary building at 3:30 p.m.
Once again, the school board will pick up the costs of workbooks and most other supplemental materials. Lunch prices for the 2018-19 school year will be as follows:
Grades — K-5 — $2.65
Grades — 6-8 — $3.00
Grades — 9-12 — $3.00
Reduced Meal — 40 cents
Extra Milk — 35 cents
Breakfast (grades K-5) 50 cents
Breakfast (grades 6-8) $1.25
Breakfast (grades 9-12) $1.35
Reduced breakfast 30 cents
All students will receive a student handbook on the opening day of school. This handbook contains a wealth of information about your school, especially any changes in policy, rules and regulations. Parents are asked to review the handbook with their children and keep it as a reference for the school year.
Submitted by Brett Justice, superintendent, Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools.