Welcome CRE Military Families!
Virginia is home to families of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force, National Guard and Reserves. LCPS is proud to recognize the sacrifices that our military students make in helping keep our country safe.
As a way to continuously support military families across the division, LCPS has a designated staff member at each school to serve as a contact for military families and to coordinate special events such as Purple Up Day and Month of the Military Child.
Cardinal Ridge Elementary 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 scholars Learn more about how LCPS supports our Military community.
Planning Your Arrival To LCPS:
- Cardinal Ridge Elementary School Registrar: Jasmine Arrington
- Military Connected Counselor Contact: Renee Cotton
Please see the links below for information on enrollment, attendance boundaries, and VA immunization requirements.
- Documents Need For Registration
- LCPS Online Pre-Registration- *this is the fastest way to register your scholar
- Paper Registration Forms
- Attendance Zone Look Up
- VA Immunization
Interstate Compact on Education Opportunities for Military Children
Please visit the links below for information and resources about educational transition support for scholars from a military family.
- Toolkit Guide for Parents & Guardians
- Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities
- Military Interstate Children's Compac Commission
Special Needs Navigation & Parental Rights
Virginia is one of only a few states in which parental consent is required before (i) an initial eligibility determination or any change in the students' eligibility identification: (ii) any revision to the students' IEP; (iii) any partial or complete termination of special education and related services (except for graduation with a standard or advanced diploma); and (iv) the provision of a free appropriate public education to transfer students.
- VDOE SPED Guidance Booklet
- VDOE SPED Resources
- Regulations Governing SPED
- LCPS Eligibility Services
- Federal Impact Aid (Public Law 81-874)
Military Connected Status
Identification of newly-enrolled uniformed services-connected students (Military Connection) is a new requirement based on legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2015 (HB 2373 and SB 1354). While the legislation requires data collection for only newly-enrolled students, the Department of Education is encouraging school districts to collect this data for all students. This data, which does not identify individual students, is reported annually to the state.
Cardinal Ridge Purple Up Team
Who: The Purple Up Team includes the Principal, School Counselors, Student Support Services, and Student Ambassadors.
Why: To support and celebrate military-connected scholars.
When: Various events, programs, and activities will be implemented throughout the school year.
What: Cardinal Ridge Elementary School has been working diligently to provide support for military-connected scholars and their families.
Planning your move from Cardinal Ridge Elementary
Information on educational records requests and transfers - can be found on the LCPS website as well as by calling Cardinal Ridge Elementary. Remote registration is permissible under Section B-3 of the Code of Virginia § 22.1-3. Persons to whom public schools shall be free. Also helpful is information on the school division's open enrollment policies for military families residing in privatized military housing as required under the Code of Virginia § 22.1-7.2 Enrollment for Students residing on military installation or in military housing.