LCPS Releasing Virtual First-Day Folder

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is working to reduce the amount of paper forms sent home for parent signature at the start of the school year.

 

At noon on Monday, August 13th, an email with a link to the LCPS Virtual First-Day Folder will be sent to all parents and guardians through Blackboard Connect.

 

The Virtual First-Day Folder includes enhancements to ParentVUE that allow parents and guardians to complete opt-in and opt-out options and acknowledgements and to update important information.

 

If a parent or guardian doesn’t have an account for ParentVUE, he or she should receive an invitation to create one via email from the LCPS Department of Digital Innovation by Friday, August 10th. If you have misplaced your user name, please contact the school of your youngest student to retrieve it. If you need to reset your password, please use the reset password function at portal.lcps.org.

 

There are required and optional forms in the Virtual First-Day Folder.

 

Electronic acknowledgement of the 2018-19 Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook is required for every student. (To electronically acknowledge the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, a pdf must be downloaded.)

 

The following forms are a part of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook:

  • Acknowledgment of the Acceptable/Responsible Use Policy. LCPS has rewritten this for students in friendly terms that model appropriate technology uses.

 

  • Military Recruiting Opt Out. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires LCPS to release student names, addresses and telephone numbers to military recruiters. The law also requires LCPS to notify students and parents of their right to opt out of having this information released.

 

  • Photo Release Opt Out. Parents/guardians may elect to not have their child photographed or videotaped for use in public-accessible media and may further request that no individual pictures be used in the school yearbook and that the child not be a part of classroom photographs.

 

  • Release of Student Contact information to Non-School Officials. This is in response to a state law that allows the release of directory information to elected officials and other non-school entities who may use this information to distribute congratulatory letters. NEW

 

This information can be updated in ParentVUE:

  • Emergency contacts.

 

  • Health concerns/conditions. 

 

  • Family Life Education Opt Out. 

 

  • Weather Opt Out. LCPS utilizes the Blackboard Connect Phone Messaging System to personally communicate with parents about emergency situations, school events and important issues affecting your child. If you choose to opt-out of this system, you grant permission for your child to be removed from the Weather-related” Closing and Delay messages only. You will still be entered into the system for emergency and outreach messages.

 

  • Military Connected Status (this information is used by the Virginia Department of Education and U.S. Department of Education). 

 

  • Alternate transportation requests for LCPS transportation. NEW 

 

  • PM dismissal needs (daycare/walker/etc.). NEW

 

The Virtual First-Day Folder will be housed under the Our District tab on the LCPS website, www.lcps.org and on individual school websites under Virtual First-Day folder.

 

 

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