School Policies and Procedures

Backpack Policy

  • Students should leave their backpacks in their lockers during the school day.
  • Purses and cases for personally owned devices are permitted

Biking Racks

We are pleased to announce that racks for up to 40 bikes are available for students who wish to bike to school. Students will be required to walk their bikes on school grounds, have a helmet, and lock their bikes to the rack. 

Bring Your Own Device

  • Benefits
    • makes possible a 21st-century classroom
    • fosters student ownership of their own learning
    • student has real time access to information
    • smooth transition between home and school
    • provides easier student access to online instructional materials
    • supplements school resources and equipment
  • BYOD Zones 
    • Hallway, Locker Pods, Locker Rooms and Bathrooms
      • Prohibited (device is silent and out of sight)
      • Violation will result in conversation with Administrator
    • Classrooms & Library
      • Limited Use; If FCPOn HP Laptop is not available
      • Students may use devices if specified by teacher or supervising staff member for instructional use
      • Violation will result in confiscation of device
    • Cafeteria
      • General use
      • Open use of devices allowed during assigned lunch period.

More about the FCPS Bring Your Own Device policy.

Dress Code

  • All students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment.
  • Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable. 

Find more details in our Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Student Checkout Procedures

  • If you need to pick your child up early, please send a note in with your child on that day.  your child may then get a pass from Attendance and be ready and waiting for you in the office.  You will need to come to the office, show identification, and sign your student out at the time of early dismissal.
  • If your child is absent or going to be tardy, please call the Attendance Line at 703-904-5151 or use our online attendance tool.  If you need to speak with the Attendance Secretary, please call 703-802-7746 or 703-802-7700.

Clinic Information

Our goal is to ensure that your student will enjoy a healthful, safe school year.  The clinic is located within the main office and is open from 7:25 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.  Feel free to call the Clinic Room Aide at 703-904-5110 or your School Public Health Nurse at 703-904-5135 if you have any questions. 

Did you know that middle school students cannot transport any medication to or from school?  All medications that a student may need during the school day must be brought to school by a parent or guardian along with a completed medication authorization form.  There are no exceptions to this policy.