Information for students

Cedar Lane school is here to to provide a small, structured and nurturing environment that supports the academic, social-emotional, vocational and behavioral growth of every student. Reaching this goal, however, requires joint responsibility of both the school and the student.

We ask that the students know and understand the following expectations.

Students Are Expected to:

  • Appropriately use The 10/10 rule during class periods.
  • Adhere to the established Laptop, Cell Phone and PED policy.
  • Wear clothing that is appropriate for an academic environment. 
  • Use appropriate language that others will not find offensive.

Additional Detail on Each Expectation

The 10/10 Rule

Students are expected to stay in their classroom for the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of the period.  If a student needs to see their clinician the teacher calls the clinician to determine availability.  The clinician or Instructional Assistant will then escort the student in the hallway. Students are not allowed in the hallways without an escort.  This is intended to reduce hallway disruption as well as provide a safer, quieter learning environment. 

Laptop, cell phone and P.E.D. policy

All Cedar Lane students are issued a FCPSOn laptop and charger. The student is issued a laptop on their first day at Cedar.  Laptops should be fully charged upon arrival each day, we do not lend chargers.  Students are expected to follow the SR&R when using the laptop and are expected to follow the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate (POG) skillset.  

Cell phones may be used in class under the teacher’s explicit direction. Otherwise, students are required to keep all electronics off and out of sight during classroom instructional time.  Cell phones may be used during lunch.

At no time will students be allowed to take or make phone calls, take pictures or make video recordings on our school campus or while riding the school bus. 

Lost or stolen electronic devices are not the responsibility of Cedar Lane High School or Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Dress Code

According to Regulation 2601.31P, all students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable.

Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene, or clothing that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats is prohibited.

Clothing should fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of safety, good taste, and decency. Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments, or that is otherwise sexually provocative, is prohibited.

Examples of prohibited clothing include, but are not limited to: sagging or low-cut pants, low-cut necklines that show cleavage, tube tops, halter tops, backless blouses or blouses with only ties in the back, studded belts, chain belts, clothing constructed of see-through materials, and head coverings unless required for religious or medical purposes. 


Use of appropriate language while on campus shows respect for self, others and the academic environment. While in class, hallways, lunchroom, library and elsewhere, students should use appropriate language at all times. This behavior will generalize to work environments and the community if practiced at school.