Essential Information for Parents and Families

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Visiting and Volunteering

Lane enjoys the support of many family volunteers, who work with students, assist in the library or cafeteria, and support PTA events and other school activities. There are many ways to get involved.

Family members who wish to volunteer during the school day must complete a Volunteer Orientation.

When visiting the school for any reason, please be sure to bring a photo ID and be prepared to sign in.






See our Transportation page.



Bad weather can have an effect on school operations, forcing them to close early, open late, or close completely.

If schools open two hours late, Lane will open at 11:20 a.m. and dismiss at the regular time (4:05 p.m.).

If school closes early, Lane will dismiss at 2:05 p.m. (Decisions are usually made by 10:30 a.m.)

If schools are closed, all activities are canceled for the day.

Weather can also affect the school day when schools are open on a normal schedule. Outdoor recess may be shortened or canceled altogether during the winter if temperatures get too low, and rain can cause it to be canceled throughout the year. (If students can’t go outside, a modified recess will be held in the classroom.)

Severe weather in the immediate area, such as severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, may require us to keep students at school later to avoid have buses on the road in the dangerous conditions. Students practice tornado drills during the school year to be prepared for such an event.


“Snow Days” and Virtual Learning Days

The first five days that school must close due to bad weather will be traditional inclement weather days, usually called “snow days.” These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events. 

Once these five days have been used, FCPS will transition to unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning. 





Instrumental music is an integral part of the music curriculum. Xylophones are just one of the instruments all students in all grade levels get to play.

Starting in 3rd grade, students start reading music as they learn to play the recorder.

Strings instrument instruction is available to students in grades 4 through 6.

Band instrument instruction is offered to students in grades 5 and 6.






Each year, Lane produces a yearbook to commemorate the school year. Pictures of every student are included on class pages, as well as pictures from events and activities.

Students who wish to have a yearbook must pre-purchase it through online ordering. The cost ranges from $16 to $30. Books are distributed in June.

Students in grades 4 through 6 may apply to be part of the Yearbook staff.  Applications are sent out in late September.





Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation is a kid-friendly, color-coded framework our counselors use to help students develop awareness of feelings and energy levels – from Green (happy, focused, calm, etc.) to Red (overexcited, angry, panicked, etc.).

The framework includes tools and strategies students can use to regulate those feelings once they recognize them.


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