Back-to-School FAQ's

When is the first day of school?  

August 22, 2022

What are the school hours? 

7:30 - 2:15

What is my bus number and what time will it arrive?

Bus routes will be available in “ParentVUE” on August 9th.

How do I use the "Here Comes the Bus" App?

For directions please visit the FCPS HCTB page.

If I am driving my child to/from school, where do I drop off and pickup?  

Kiss & Ride is located on Ridge Heights Road.  No drop offs or pick-ups are permitted on Seahawk Drive or at the Main Entrance of LHMS. 

When will my child receive their FCPSOn laptop? 

During their PE class on the first or second day of school. 

What is the cell phone policy? 

Per the FCPS Regulation 2601.36P(p.17): Cell phones may be used on campus only before the first bell and after the last bell.

How do I reach my child if they cannot use their phones? 

Call the Main Office at (703) 715-3600 and a staff member will be able to relay a message or call them down to speak with you. Your child may also use any school/classroom phone with the permission of a staff member. 

What is the process for medication drop off for my child? 

For students who will need to take medications during school hours, parents may bring medication and forms to the Hughes Clinic on August 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4pm – 5:30pm.  The physician’s form must be completed, and the medication must be in the original container.  Over the counter medications (e.g., Tylenol) must be in the original packageA form must be completed for students to carry an Epi-pen or an inhaler.  Students are otherwise never permitted to carry medications with them.   Forms are available at Parents/guardians may also bring medication and forms to the clinic once school starts.  Contact the Public Health Nurse (@email) with any questions about FCPS medication policy.

Do we have to pay for school lunches this year?  

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public-school students however, this has expired at the end of the 2021-2022 SY. 

You may add funds to your child's lunch account for the 2022-2023 SY through or apply and be approved for free and reduced meals. 

  • Families must apply and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Partakes classes. 

What is the Locker Policy? 

Students may carry backpacks during the day to ensure that they have all their school supplies.  For any student who feels they may need a locker, they can request a locker after the first week of school. The locker request form will be available on the Langston Hughes  ALL SCHOOL Schoology Course.

Please keep in mind that if a student is assigned a locker, the combination may not be shared, and the locker may only be used by the student assigned.

PE lockers are available for all students and if your child is taking band or orchestra, there are lockers for their instruments in the classrooms.

When is Picture Day?

October 6 & 7 during PE

At Home - Technology Readiness Steps for Students and Parents

  1. Log onto your laptop with your student ID and password.
  2. Connect your laptop to your internet connection.
  3. Login to your Google account.  In the Chrome browser, go to and sign in with your account.
  4. Log into Schoology. Make sure you can access your courses.
  5. If you have any issues with these steps from home, go to the Tech Support for Families page, to submit a ticket for support or call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).