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  • 2023-24 Academies of Loudoun Transportation Information

    Some important information for students enrolled at the Academies of Loudoun for the 2023 – 2024 school year.

    IMPORTANT: If you have a student attending the Academies of Loudoun (ACL) who require transportation, please make sure you have selected transportation options for both LCPS and Academies of Loudoun. If this was not done previously, it may take up to 7 business days for you to be routed accordingly.

    Please check ParentVUE periodically as student bus information for the Academies and your student’s home school can be updated because of changes including but not limited to changes to adding eligible students that need bus transportation, road construction, and ridership reviews. 

    If you have questions about your student’s transportation, please visit the Transportation Concern Registry.  This process captures the essential information needed to initiate a review of a concern and is available 24/7. 

  • Alternate Transportation


    Alternate bus stop locations may be requested for pick-up or drop-off of a student at a daycare facility or a family member’s residence that is not at the student’s registered home address. 

    An Alternate Transportation Request must be submitted for a general education student who would like to be assigned to the same bus as their special needs sibling. This request must be made by the parent or guardian and is not submitted by the school.

    Approval is subject to the seating availability on the bus and is not guaranteed. Parents and guardians will be notified by email of the determination.  

    Requests received between June 12 through July 14, 2023, are expected to be processed within approximately 30 days of receipt.  Requests will be conditionally approved, denied, or placed in pending status while availability is determined for the 2023-2024 school year.  Parents will be notified of the status of their request via email on or before Monday, August 14, 2023.

    Requests placed after July 14, 2023, may not be finalized until October when LCPS bus routes have been updated with the beginning of the school year changes. This time is required to adjust and finalize bus routes after the start of school year. 

    Instructions for submitting a request in ParentVUE:

    ParentVUE Web Version

    1. Log into ParentVUE at https://portal.lcps.org using a web browser.
    2. Click the Resources & Opportunities menu
    3. Click the Request Alternate Transportation
    4. Complete the Permission Click form for one or more students needing Alternate Transportation.

    ParentVUE Mobile App

    1. Log into the ParentVUE mobile app.
    2. Tap the photo of a student.
    3. Scroll down and tap the Resources & Opportunities
    4. Tap the Request Alternate Transportation
    5. Complete the Permission Click form for one or more students needing Alternate Transportation.


  • Transportation for Temporary Disability

    Students who are suffering from a temporary disability and require specialized transportation or transportation within a designated walk zone should submit a Special Transportation Request through their school.

  • Field Trip Information and Forms

    Forms and Information

  • Activity Bus Stops

    Activity Bus Stops

    • After school activities are determined by the school administration

    • Each school determines if they will offer an activity run

    • LCPS Transportation maintains the activity run schedule and stops

    • Parents are responsible for transportation from the regional stop to home

    • Stop times may vary depending on student ridership volume


  • Kindergarten Transportation: Rules & Responsibilities

    LCPS Kindergarten
    • Students must be met by a parent, guardian, or authorized escort at the bus stop during drop off.
    • Students are issued a Kindergarten tag to attach to their backpack/bookbag. Please leave the tag in place as it is utilized for the entire school year.  If a sibling is the assigned escort, the sibling is required to have a matching tag attached to their backpack/bookbag labeled with the kindergarten student's ID number.Tags are also provided to parents, guardians, or authorized escorts. Both the student tag and parent/guardian/escort tag will be labeled with the student ID number. The tag must be presented to the bus driver at the bus door when meeting the Kindergarten child at the bus stop.
    • If a replacement or additional tags are needed, please contact your school secretary.
    • Kindergarten students are released first from the bus so the driver can ensure a parent or guardian is available to receive the child.
    • Any students not met will be returned to the school office at the end of the bus run. In this case, parents will be required to pick up the student at the school office.


  • Understanding Kindergarten Tags

    These guidelines will help parents understand how and why tags are used when transporting Kindergarten students to and from school.  

    Guidelines-English version

    Guidelines-Spanish version

    Guidelines-Arabic version

    Guidelines-Farsi version

    Guidelines-Vietnamese version

  • Special Needs-Student Bus Release Process

    Process for releasing a Special Needs student from the bus. 



  • Where's My Bus Stop Located?

    For safety and security reasons, LCPS Transportation does not post bus stop locations to the general public. 


    The location of your child’s bus stop is contained within ParentVUE.  A ParentVUE account is required and can be obtained via your child’s school or school website.  To register clicking here.  


    Please note:  Students must access Phoenix the first time from a computer in their school to be able to access ParentVue at home.


    Bus Route Information (Bus transportation information is not available in the ParentVUE mobile application.)

    To view your child’s bus route information, simply log into the ParentVUE web application, by clicking here.  Once you have logged in, the bus route information is located within the “Student Info” tab under the heading “Transportation Information”.


    Transportation Information

    Bus Route To School

    Pick Up Bus Stop

    Est. Pick Up Time
    8:15 AM

    Bus Route From School

    Drop Off Bus Stop

    *Est. Drop Off Time
    3:30 PM

    *NOTE: This is an ESTIMATED drop off time.  Many factors can affect this time estimate.

    To understand in more detail how ParentVUE can be an excellent resource, click here to see additional tips, FAQs, video and more.

  • Bus Ridership Eligibility

    LCPS Transportation services shall be provided for elementary students living more than one (1.0) mile and middle and high school students living more than one and one-quarter (1.25) miles from the front door of their boundary specific school of assignment. Elementary students eligible for transportation may be required to walk up to one (1.0) mile to reach a bus stop. Middle and high school students eligible for transportation may be required to walk up to one and one-quarter (1.25) miles to a bus stop.











Last Modified on March 1, 2024