Measures remain in place for the safety of all persons utilizing facilities within Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Detailed information regarding facility use may be found within the Guidelines for Use of Loudoun County Public Schools Facilities and Grounds
The LCPS Facilities Use Terms and Conditions - Effective February 24, 2021, have been updated with regard to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
As facilities within LCPS are available for use, your assistance and cooperation are appreciated to ensure a safe and proper event is held.
The chart below provides an "at-a-glance" overview of LCPS facility use requirements and restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The chart may be expanded for ease in viewing by clicking the +/- buttons.
COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
Thank you for your interest in facility use within Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). When not occupied during instructional days and student activity times, LCPS school facilities are available for use by the community in accordance with School Board Policy and Regulation 6310 - Facility Use, Schedule of Facility Use Fees 2020 - 2021, and Facility Use "Terms and Conditions".
Organizations requesting the use of LCPS facilities must be registered as an approved user and have established a facility use account. In order to begin the registration process, select this link: Community Use Organization Self Registration.
Visuals are provided here to assist you in completing the organization self-registration process:
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ALL RECREATIONAL SPORT USE***
LCPS continues to maintain a safe environment with measures in place for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 for all persons utilizing LCPS facilities and grounds. As such, all requests for recreational sports use must comply with practices, guidelines, and requirements in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Governor - Third Amended Executive Order 72 (EO72).
Therefore, it is required that all organizations requesting the use for sports activities must submit a "Return to Play Plan" (RTPP) for the organization detailing the methods and measures in place for compliance with the CDC, VDH, and EO72. Once the RTPP is submitted, it will be reviewed to ensure compliance with all required COVID-19 preventive measures. Questions about the RTPP will be addressed to the organization representative submitting the RTPP. The notification of the RTPP approval will be sent to the organization's representative.
No use within LCPS may occur until the RTPP is declared approved and the organization's representative receives written confirmation of the RTPP approval at least three (3) business days prior to the date of use.
INFORMATION REGARDING FACILITY USE INVOICE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Previous issues with facility use invoice credit card payments have been resolved. However, should an organization representative experience a problem when attempting to process a credit card payment for a facility use invoice, please immediately e-mail the Facility Use Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and advise staff about the matter. Staff will promptly seek guidance to provide access for the payment. Facility use invoice payment by check, cashier's check, or money order remains an option. Please make payment to: County of Loudoun and include the facility use invoice number on the information.
Request Use of School Facilities Here - Community Use Portal
- Rooms at schools available to request are the auditorium, auxiliary and main gymnasium/ multipurpose room, cafeteria and library
- Athletic areas available to request are natural grass and high school artificial turf playing fields, high school running tracks and high school tennis courts
The video at this link Submitting Requests in Community Use provides clear, easy instructions for submitting an online facility use request.
- Classroom use at schools must be requested by contacting the school
Log in and complete your on-line facility use request here: Community Use LoginLoudoun County Public Schools facility use "Terms and Conditions" require notification for changes to or cancellation of an event be provided, in writing, to the school administration where the event is scheduled to be held no less than three (3) business days prior to the date of the event in order to avoid payment of facility use fees. Failure to comply with the "Terms and Conditions" will result in full payment of facility use fee charges for the event.
Facility Use FeesCredit card payments are now accepted for payment of facility use fees.Paying by credit card may require a change to an event/events booked by the school staff.If you have any questions about facility use fee credit card payments, please contact the Division of Management and Coordination|Facility Use, as noted at the bottom of this page.
Terms and Conditions
Delayed Openings|Early Closing|Closing InformationThe safety of all participants and spectators during events held within LCPS is a priority at all times. It is the responsibility of the organization representative to be aware of periods of inclement weather, or other incidences resulting in the need for LCPS to delay opening, close early, or close entirely.The following sources provide real-time information about after-school, weekend, and holiday delays and closings within LCPS:
Approved events may be canceled or postponed for reasons including, but not limited to emergencies involving student events and activities, inclement weather, and power/water outage. When possible, attempts will be made to avoid postponement or cancellation of approved events.
- LCPS Website: www.lcps.org (under the article section) during inclement weather announcements are posted regarding the delay, early closing, or closing of schools.
- LCPS Mobile App: Free app available at the Apple App Store and via the Google Play App Store. LCPS sends notifications through the app announcing school delays and closings, similar to a text message.
- Alert Loudoun: School delays and closings are announced via the County of Loudoun - at the following link: Alert Loudoun You may subscribe to receive "only" information about school delays and closings.
- Natural Grass Field Use: During inclement weather, it may be necessary to close LCPS natural grass fields. To ensure fields are open, please verify field status at the following link: PRCS Field Status WINTER SEASON (November 15 through March 15) all-natural grass fields are closed.
Information for Athletic Organizations
Organizations associated with Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services (PRCS) must request the use of LCPS facilities directly through PRCS.Organizations not associated with PRCS and requesting the use of LCPS gymnasiums or school athletic playing fields must be an approved LCPS organization as previously described.Organizations not associated with PRCS will be required to pay all applicable facility use fees. A list of fees is located on the Schedule of Facility Use Fees link located on this page.The appropriate school administrator will review the request and contact the organization representative with any questions about the information provided.
No facility use request will be considered approved until a confirming email of approval is sent by LCPS to the organization representative.
NATURAL GRASS ATHLETIC PLAYING FIELDS CLOSED - NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH
Loudoun County Public Schools' natural grass athletic playing fields at elementary and middle school locations will be closed for the winter season from November 15 until March 15. High school natural grass athletic playing fields are closed from November 15 until March 31.
Organizations approved for use of LCPS facilities and grounds may check the field status - open or closed - daily, at the following link: LCPS Playing Field Status