Important Start of School Information
Loudoun County Public Schools is working to reduce the amount of paper forms generated and sent home for signature. To that end, a number of enhancements have been made to ParentVUE to facilitate easy update to health and medical information, permissions for information release, acknowledgements, and the ability to update other important information.
Loudoun County Public Schools is implementing a new process called Online Verification to better manage, gather, track and maintain the most accurate student data effectively.
Parents can log into ParentVUE and a series of screens will present various demographic and other important information about their students. They will acknowledge documents and update information electronically. This method will be used to reduce the number of papers sent home on the first day of school.
If you do not have a ParentVUE account, you should contact the school of your youngest child to request an Activation Letter.
Beginning Friday, August 28th, parents will use Online Verification to update important information in ParentVUE. Please note, the mobile app version of ParentVUE does not offer full capabilities, so you should use the website version, https://portal.lcps.org/. If you have questions concerning the use of ParentVUE, please visit the Online Verification Quick Reference Guide and Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ’s) page.
If there are any questions, please contact ParentVUE support staff at your school or email us with your name, your student name, your contact information and the questions you have at LCPS-DDI-ParentVUESupport.
What is the Annual Online Verification Process?
What do parents need to know?
When does school start?
Distance Learning classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.View the 2020-2021 school calendar.
What COVID-related healthcare information is available from LCPS?
How do I find out who my child's teacher is?
Parents will see their student’s elementary teacher assignment or secondary class schedule when they log into ParentVUE after they complete the Online Verification process.
How does the Kindergarten bus tag system work?
What is the Congestion Must Go campaign?
The Congestion Must Go campaign is an initiative of the LCPS Support Services Division. The campaign seeks to reduce the amount of traffic around our schools by encouraging bus ridership, walking or biking to school, carpooling and efficient kiss and go operations.
As we contemplate returning to school when conditions safely allow, we want to make certain that we take action to control the congestion that can be created from the high traffic volume on school campuses. These resources help us stay mindful of ways to reduce congestion.
Does LCPS have a drug policy?
Schools are responsible for maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning and for protecting students from illegal and harmful influences. View the LCPS Drug Policy in English or Spanish. Please read the policy and discuss it with your child. If you have any questions, contact your school’s principal.
Where can I find more information about supporting my student?The mission of Loudoun County Public Schools Parent Resource Services (PRS) is to promote a positive working relationship between families, educators, and the community by fostering an understanding of the building blocks that contribute to a successful educational outcome.The Parent Resource Center provides workshops for families and educators on a variety of topics to enhance student wellness and learning. They also connect families and educators to school personnel, web-based and community resources.
Does the Loudoun County Public Schools have a mobile app?
The LCPS App is available for a free download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play App store. To learn more, click https://www.lcps.org/app.
Can I pay for my student's fees online?
Processing fees have been eliminated for three expenses that parents regularly pay online with credit cards: meal charges, athletic fees and student parking.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is picking up the processing fee so that parents pay only for their students’ expenses. In the past online credit-card transactions carried a 4 percent processing fee or a $3 per transaction fee.
The no-fee policy involves credit-card transactions made through the My School Bucks, where parents place money in students’ meal accounts, and the Online School Payments portal, which allows credit-card payments of athletic and parking fees.
Besides improving convenience and decreasing expense for parents, eliminating the fees will streamline transactions, improve accuracy and reduce the amount of time devoted by school staff accepting and processing payments as part of LCPS’ commitment to continuous improvement.
In addition, all LCPS schools and departments will be accepting payments for school activities online. The types of payments parents can make online will vary from school to school.
Credit-card readers are now available at all middle and high schools for parents who wish to make their payments in person rather than online. A transaction fee will apply to school-based credit-card transactions.
Instructions for using the Online School Payments Portal
You will need your student’s ID number and a major credit card to create an account.
To pay fees, such as parking or athletic fees, online, please select your school from this site, https://osp.osmsinc.com/LoudounVA/.
If this is your first time using Online School Payments (OSP), please use the Student ID number/LCPS Employee PID/Retiree Account number in the Student ID field when creating your account. For Non-LCPS students, please use your 10-digit telephone number in the Student ID field.
Can I prepay for my child's lunch?
My School Bucks allows parents to create a free account to make school lunch payments. It allows parents to check cafeteria balances and purchases and receive low-balance alerts.Parents also set up automatic payments, https://www.myschoolbucks.com.
What other optional forms are available?
Should I fill out the McKinney-Vento Form? (Housing Determination Form)
Loudoun County Public Schools uses the McKinney-Vento form to determine enrollment eligibility for families that do not have a current mortgage or active lease in their name.McKinney-Vento Application (Housing Determination Form)
Solicitud de McKinney-Vento (Formulario de Determinación de Situación de Vivienda)
Does my student qualify for free and reduced lunch?
Loudoun County Public Schools is happy to provide free breakfast and lunch to students that qualify for free or reduced benefits. In order to receive these benefits, you must apply for meal assistance every year. Applications filed last year are only good for the first few days of the school year. Children from households that meet Federal Income Guidelines shown below are eligible for a minimum of reduced price meals.
For the fastest and most secure way to apply for free and reduced price meal benefits for your child, go to www.Lcps.schoollunchapp.com.
Online applications are typically processed within 24 hours of submission.
If you prefer, you can print out the paper application – this can take up to 10 business days-and return it to:
Loudoun County Public Schools
School Nutrition Services
20 High Street
Round Hill, VA 20141
Prior to approval please be prepared to provide for your child’s meals.
Is there a health insurance program for uninsured children?
FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance program for uninsured children.
Is student accident insurance available through LCPS?
Does LCPS offer personal property insurance for students' and employees' personal property brought to school?Loudoun County Public Schools' insurance does not provide coverage for students' and employees' personal property brought to school.Each year the LCPS Procurement/Risk Management Office receives claims where school students and employees have lost valuable personal property brought to school. Every type of personal property is subject to loss by accident, theft, or vandalism. Examples of personal property include: iPods, iPads, cell phones, smart phones, cameras, tablets, lap top computers, etc.
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