Essential Information for Parents and Families
Health Room and Services
Lane has a School Health Room, also sometimes called the Clinic. Our School Health Aide is Jovana Velez. She works every day. Our Public Health Nurse is Nancy Hertzog. She visits Lane several times a week to help monitor the care of students with ongoing health needs.
The Health Room helps students who become sick or injured during the school day as well as students who need medication or other routine care.
What If My Child Gets Sick at School?
Students who feel sick or are injured during the school day report to the Health Room, where the School Health Aide evaluates their symptoms and takes their temperature.
If your child has a fever, the health aide will call you immediately to come pick up your child. Students who have a fever cannot go back to class. If called, parents an emergency contact must pick up the student in 30 – 45 minutes.
You will need to keep your child at home until they they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.
Certain other symptoms, such as rashes, also require parents to pick up their child from school and keep him/her home until symptom-free for 24 hours.
If there is no fever, your child will rest for 20 to 30 minutes to see if they feel better. Afterwards, they will return to class, or you will be called to pick them up.
What If My Child Needs Medication?
Parents must deliver all medication directly to the Health Room. Students cannot transport prescription medicines and most non-prescription medicines (with the exception of cough drops).
You must fill out and turn in the Medication Authorization Form to be sure the medication is administered properly.
The homework priority for all grade levels is reading, at least 20 minutes per night.
As students get older, they may need to spend time at home studying for upcoming tests.
We do not assign busy work (worksheets) for homework. To stay on top of what’s happening in the classroom, be sure to read the teacher’s weekly communications.
Lane is an inclusive community that values all students and families. We strive for equity in everything we do.
Our school includes several multiple abilities classrooms. These students participate in general-education instruction and other school programs to the best of their individual abilities.
Inclusion initiatives in the past have included buddy programs as well as a unified basketball team.
Jump Rope (a Physical Education Activity)
Jumping rope is just one of many engaging activities included in our Physical Education (P.E.) curriculum.
All students have P.E. at least twice per week for 30 minutes each session. Closed-toe sneakers or rubber-soled athletic shoes must be worn on those days to participate.
Lane frequently participates in the American Heart Association’s annual jump rope challenge to bring attention to heart health.
Kiss and Ride
Students arriving and/or departing school by car enter and exit through Door #2.
Families utilizing Kiss and Ride will be assigned a number, which will be printed on card for the car dashboard and a tag for the child’s backpack.
There is a specific traffic pattern during arrival (9:05 – 9:20 a.m.) and dismissal (4 – 4:20 p.m.). The main entrance on Beulah Street is CLOSED at these times.
Kiss and Ride Safety Reminders
- Have your child unload and load on the curbside. Stay in your car for your safety. All Kiss and Ride parents are expected to be in the Kiss and Ride line.
- Be respectful of the pacing of the line. Do not try to pass other cars in the line.
- Do not park on Kingstowne Commons Drive or in neighborhoods adjacent to the school grounds to wait for your child. Use only the official Kiss and Ride lane. Do not drop off or pick up your child anywhere else.
- Do not use your cell phone while in the Kiss and Ride area during arrival or dismissal.
All students have structured time in the Lane Library with our librarian, Mrs. Chozick, weekly (except for grades 5 and 6, which visit the library every other week).
Library lessons include read-alouds, book talks, and research skills.
All students get their own school library cards to check out books. Kindergarteners can check out one book at a time; other students can get their grade level plus one.
For more information about the Lane Library, visit our Library page.
For more information about library programs systemwide, visit the FCPS Library Services page.
Mascot and Motto
Lane’s mascot is the lion.
Throughout our building you’ll see many lions
and pawprints and hear many references to roaring.
Our school song is “Lane Lions Leading with Pride.”
Our school motto is “Communicate, Collaborate, and Care.”
Lane is honored to have many military families in its community. It was one of the original Purple Star schools in FCPS. The Purple Star designation indicates that a school is military-friendly.
Our staff includes a special Military Family Life Counselor who supports our military-connected students.
We celebrate our military families throughout the year.
Our military-connected Student Ambassadors help welcome new students to the school.
The FCPS curriculum includes strong support for the fine arts, including music.
All students have General Music twice per week.
Older students may choose to use one of those sessions to learn to play an instrument. (Strings begins in 4th grade; Band begins in 5th).
Students in 5th and 6th grade may also add a Chorus session.