Military Connected Families

  • Welcome Military Families and our new Riverhawks!

    Belmont Middle School and Loudoun County Public Schools welcome military families and their students.  We are committed to ongoing support with a greater understanding and recognition of the unique attributes of our military-connected students.  We also look forward to collaborative communication with the parents and families of our students.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

    BEMS Point of Contact - Damien White -

    BEMS Attendance and Registration - Kim Walters

    Parent Liasion - Susan Ferguson -

    Principal - Katie Johnson -



  • Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children

    The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments has developed an interstate compact that addresses the educational transition issues of children of military families.

    Currently all 50 States and the District of Columbia participate in the interstate compact that provide a uniform policy platform for resolving the challenges experienced by military children. For more information, click the link below.


    Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

  • Getting Started: Preparing Your Move to LCPS


    Enrolling your student in a new school can be difficult, so we put together some resources in LCPS that help families know who to contact for certain scenarios.



    Each school has a designated registrar that enrolls each student in their respective schools. For more information on how to register your student in LCPS, click here.


    VA Immunization Requirements

    Questions about immunizations, click here -


    Transcript and Student Records 


    Attendance Boundaries

    To determine which school your child will attend, please click the following link -


    Academic, Career, and Personal/Social Support

    School counselors are certified/licensed educators with the minimum of a Master's degree in School Counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students. By designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program, school counselors serve to promote and enhance student success. For more information on how to find out who your school counselors are, call the Office of Student Counseling at 571-252-1017.


    Student Support

    School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a master’s degree in social work from a university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, who are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. We are the link between home, school and the community by providing services to promote and support students’ academic and social success.  School Social Workers help parents, students, and school staff identify needs that interfere with learning and work to get the services they need to resolve social, emotional and behavioral problems through comprehensive socio-cultural assessments, collaboration, individual counseling, groups, and Restorative Practices. For more information on how to find out who your school social worker is, click here.


    Physical Needs Assistance

    The Office of Outreach Services supports Parent Liaisons at each school. Parent Liaisons connect students and families to the school community and identify tools and resources that will help all students achieve educational success. For more information on how to find out who your school's parent liaison is, click here.


    Student Assistance

    The Office of Student Assistance Services oversees Attendance Support and Intervention, Substance Use Prevention and Intervention, Restorative Practices, and Positive Experiences in Educational Relationships (P.E.E.R.) which focus on resiliency building, healthy decision making, living a substance free lifestyle, and establishing supportive relationships.  Our mission is to promote student wellness and safety by fostering the personal strengths and resiliency within each student as we encourage them to make meaningful contributions to the school community and the world. For more information, click here.

  • Month of the Military Child - Virginia Purple Star Designation Program


    As Loudoun County Public School celebrates April as the Month of the Military Child, the Department of Pupil Services wants to recognize Trailside Middle School for being the only LCPS school awarded the Purple Star Designation. The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite. Applications for the Purple Star Designation are being accepted from April 1, 2024 until September 21, 2024. For more information please review or contact Dr. Tracy Jackson,  Additionally, please review the Qlik Military Connected Students application for a snapshot of the population in your school.

  • LCPS ROTC Program

    Loudoun County Public Schools is proud to offer an ROTC program for current students interested in pursuing a military career. Loudoun County High School is currently the only school offering this program. To learn more about the program at Loudoun County High School, click here.

Last Modified on April 2, 2024