Alcoholic beverages, including nonalcoholic beer, are not
permitted on school grounds at any time. Possession of
alcohol or nonalcoholic beer is a violation of the law, as
well as School Board policy, and brings an automatic five-day
minimum suspension from school, along with a thirty-day exclusion
from all activities for the first offense. Refer to the
Student Responsibilities and Rights section for further information
on this policy.
Students should refer to the route number posted in the right
side window of the bus. The letters EH signify Edison
High. All bus schedules are located in the main office
area. LATE BUSES RUN ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY (3:30 p.m. Students will need a bus pass to board a
late bus. The teacher/staff member with whom they were
working will give the bus pass to them.
Edison High School will have three lunch shifts during the
2012-2013 school year. Students need to note that they
will have access only to the cafeteria and the grounds immediately
surrounding the cafeteria during their lunch.
The Board of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia has
established regulations to support the commonwealth legislative
mandate that each school division offer a comprehensive, sequential
Family Life Education (FLE) program. Fairfax County Public
Schools offers this program at each county high school. An
opt-out policy will be provided for those families who wish
to exclude their children from any part of the FLE program
identified for each grade level.
Students are to follow teacher instructions when a fire drill
alarm is sounded. Tampering with an alarm box or a fire
extinguisher is a School Board violation and a felony in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Criminal charges will be filed
against any person activating a false alarm. Everyone
is to evacuate the building whenever a fire alarm sounds. There
are no exceptions! In addition, tornado drills are conducted
twice during the school year.
Blackboard.com allows all Fairfax County Public Schools,
including Edison High School, to extend learning beyond the
traditional school day and beyond school facilities. Students,
parents, and teachers are invited to use FCPS
24-7 Learning (http://fcps.blackboard.com) to access homework
and classroom assignments, to view class calendars, to explore
links to enrichment activities, and to do much more.
The Fairfax County Public School website (http://www.fcps.edu)
also offers KEEP
IN TOUCH. You will receive information concerning
emergency situations, weather-related closings, school information,
etc. by registering for KEEP
No personal stereos are permitted during the hours of 7:30
a.m. and 2:20 p.m.
Lockers are intended for the storage of books and clothing. DO
NOT leave valuables in your school or gym locker. If
you should have difficulty with your locker, contact Ms. Carr
Lougee in the Main Office. Do not disclose your locker
combination to anyone or share your locker. Each student
is responsible for the care of his/her locker. Writing
on the lockers is considered an act of vandalism. Lockers,
which are the property of the school, may be opened by the
principal or his designee in the presence of a witness to
examine the contents, including personal belongings of students,
when there is reason to believe that the contents threaten
the safety, health, or welfare of students and staff, or include
Reasonable efforts to locate the student shall be made prior
to opening his/her locker to notify the student of the search. Stolen
items and items which are specifically prohibited by law,
School Board policy, or county or school regulations may be
impounded by school authorities, and parents shall be notified
of any impounding.
Students should take all found items to the main office with
the exception of found gym equipment that should be turned
in to the physical education department.
Students are discouraged from bringing large sums of money
to school. No money should be left in lockers. All
money from bake sales, ticket sales, etc. must be turned in
to the proper adult sponsors at the end of each day. Payments
to the school of any kind should be made by check and made
payable to Edison High School. Please write the student's
name on the check.
Students shall be responsible for the personal property they
take to a school building, on school grounds, on a school-sponsored
function such as a field trip, or on a school bus. Student
use of any storage area (lockers, instrument storage, etc.)
provided by the school division is on a voluntary basis; there
is no requirement to use any of it. Students who choose
to use locker storage, or any storage area that can be locked,
shall be responsible for the security of any associated keys
or combinations. Fairfax County Public Schools does not
assume responsibility for the personal property of students
and does not purchase insurance for their property. Students
and parents are urged to give appropriate consideration of
what is taken to school.
Teachers or other school employees may not accept responsibility
for student personal property on behalf of the school or the
Teachers and school administrators who confiscate student
personal property because student possession or use violates
school division or local school rules (e.g., a CD player,
a Walkman, hat, etc.) shall take every available precaution
to protect that property until its dispersal can be determined. The
school principal has the discretion to determine whether a
banned item may or may not be returned to a student or to
his or her parent.
Beepers, cellular phones or any portable communication device
confiscated from students by school officials shall be returned
Controlled substances and weapons shall be turned over to
the police department; FCPS assumes no responsibility for
Students at each school are expected to recite the Pledge
of Allegiance and to observe one minute of silence, on a daily
basis, at the direction of the principal unless the student
or his or her parent objects to participation in such exercises. No
student shall be subjected to unfavorable comment or stigmatization
for his or her decision to participate in or to abstain from
the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or observance of
one minute of silence.
Nonparticipating students are expected to sit quietly,
or to stand silently, during the Pledge or the observance
of the minute of silence and to refrain from engaging in any
disruptive or distracting activity. No disciplinary sanctions
may be imposed for refusal to participate in saying the Pledge
of Allegiance or in observing the minute of silence; however,
willful disruption or interference with the exercise of pledging
allegiance by others or interference with other students who
exercise of their choice to meditate, pray, or engage in any
other silent activity may result in the same disciplinary
measures accorded to other instances of classroom disruption
in school. Student prayer rights are described in more
detail at http://www.fcps.edu/DHR/employees/oec/relguide.htm.
Only recognized and approved clubs and activities at Edison
High School are authorized to sell goods (candy, gum, etc.). Such
club/activity sales must be scheduled through the Director
of Student Activities. No individual may sell for personal
profit. All money is to be turned in to the adult sponsor
by the end of the school day.
Students who wish to drive to school must purchase a parking
permit. Parking permits may be purchased for $200.00
for the school year. Students should park in areas designated
as student parking areas. Unless students are in an early-release
program, students are not permitted to enter their cars until
school is dismissed. Any car improperly parked may be
subject to "booting," a $25.00 fine, and towing.
Illegally parked cars are subject to ticketing by the Fairfax
County Police Department. Mr. Deck, Safety and Security
Specialist, coordinates this program.
1. Study hall is designed to give students a structured supervised
environment in which to finish work and study. While some
coaches have indicated that they will require student/athletes
to attend study hall – their attendance is predicated
on good behavior. Students are expected to sign-in and sign-out
of study hall.
All students will receive a Student Planner to use throughout
the school year. The planner is designed to help students
manage and organize their time, keep track of assignments,
due dates for major projects, and tests. The Student
Planner is also used as the HALL PASS. If lost, students
can purchase a new Student Planner for $5.00.
The teacher in charge of study hall has the responsibility
to ensure an appropriate environment. They have the right
to ask any student to leave and not allow that student back
until they have had a conference with the Director of Student
2. Study hall will begin promptly at 2:45 and end at 4:45
in the cafeteria – Monday through Thursday. There will
be two teachers working the first hour of study hall so that
we can get the day started in an organized manner.
3. If school is closed early or evening activities are cancelled
by the FCPS, study hall is automatically canceled as well.
Study hall will still be held on late start days.
For more information about study halls, please contact the Director of Student Activities 703 924-8091
Pay phones are available in the main lobby. Pay phones
are not to be used by students while class is in session.
The use or possession of tobacco in any form, including smokeless,
is not permitted at any time on the grounds of Edison High
No person whose presence or action interferes with or disrupts
the operation of the school, its students, or school activities
may enter or remain in any school vehicle or building or upon
any school ground, roadway, or sidewalk. All visitors
to a school or its grounds shall report to the main office
immediately. Persons who fail to do so will be considered
trespassers and subject to legal action.
Fairfax County Public Schools responds to inclement weather
by delaying the opening of schools, closing early if weather
worsens, or by announcing "no school."The
decision is communicated on all local radio and TV stations
as well as posted on http://www.fcps.edu/news/emerg.shtml.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
A work permit is issued for a specific job. It is not
required before applying for positions. Work permits
are required for fourteen and fifteen year olds. Students
who are sixteen years of age or older do not need work permits. Before
a work permit can be issued, there are two forms that must
be completed. The pink form must be signed by the parent/guardian
in front of the school issuing officer or a Notary Public. The
white form must be signed by the employer. Forms and
additional information are available in the main office.