Student Parking

Instructions for students who would like to obtain a student parking hang-tag for 2021-2022 school year.

Updated August 6, 2021

This year, the parking application process is entirely digital - there will be no forms to hand in.  You only need to pick up your hang-tag in person once all steps are complete.  We require that families complete the application together (student and parent or guardian) to ensure accuracy and understanding of Westfield's Safety and Security Department parking policies.  This process should take twenty minutes to complete, followed by a thirty-minute student safety briefing that must be completed before hang-tag pickup.

The online application process for the 2021 -2022 school year opens at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to all eligible students.

Parking on School Grounds is a Privilege

Parking remains a privilege and not a right; therefore, it is not guaranteed. It will be based on space availability as determined by FCPS and on-site Safety and Security Specialist

Students wishing to park on campus during school hours are required to have an FCPS issued hang-tag.  Parking without a hang-tag obtained as described is prohibited, as is parking at Cub Run RECenter, or parking at other private and professional business lots in the surrounding areas.  Local businesses do ticket and tow violating vehicles at the owner's expense.  The Westfield Security Specialist and Administrative Staff reserve the right to deny any student the privilege of parking on school grounds. 

If a student obtains a driver’s license at a later date there will still be opportunities to apply for parking at that time. We cannot process applications for students who do not currently have a driver’s license

Please note that failure to submit an application properly will cause delays in processing and could result in the issuance of citations, booting, and/or towing, all of which are accompanied by fines/fees.  Additional sanctions could be imposed if deemed necessary and at the discrepancy of the Security Specialist or Administrative Team.

Parking Fees

The Fairfax County School Board has set the following parking fees for the 2021 - 2022 school year as follows:

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

August 1 -

June 10

October 30 -

June 10

January 21 -

June 10

April 1 -

June 10

$200.00 $150.00 $100.00 $50.00

*The dollar amounts listed above are pro-rated based on when you purchase a parking pass*

Upon verification, students receiving free or reduced lunch for the current school year may be eligible for a hang-tag at a reduced rate. Please email your request for verification to Safety and Security Specialist Mr. Mahan, at @email at least 48 hours prior to picking up your hang-tag.  Eligibility cannot be verified at hang-tag pickup and will result in delays.

Academy Students

Bus services for academy students needing to travel from one campus to another are provided and are the preferred mode of travel.  Academy students wanting to park on campus and then drive to their academy locations must contact the Academy to receive instructions and approval from both the Academy and Westfield.

Questions

Many families questions and answers can be found below.  For additional questions or concerns please utilize the WHS Student Parking Questions form for the most prompt response - please allow 72 hours for a response.

Frequently Asked Question And Answers (List updated as new questions are received)

Fees

Detailed information on student parking fees can be found on page 4 of FCPS Notice 5922

  • How does the quarter dollar amounts work?
    • The dollar amount listed are prorated based on when you purchase a parking hang-tag.
  • Can I pay each quarter?
    • No.  Payment must be made in full at the time of purchase.
  • If my student pays for parking during the third quarter how much will it be?
    • $100 for the remainder of the school year.
  • What are the parking fees for students with free or reduced parking?
  • What is needed to verify students with free or reduced-price meals?
    • If your students was free or reduced last year typically Mr. Mahan can verify internally.
    • If your student is new to free or reduced Mr. Mahan would need to verify the copy of the form you received from Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)
  • Can I pay in a payment plan?
    • No.  Payment must be made in full at the time of purchase.
  • Can I pay quarterly?
    • No.  Payment must be made in full at the time of purchase.
  • If my student does not utilize their parking spot can they receive a refund?
    • No.  Once the appropriate fee is paid, it is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Academy Parking

  • My student is going to be enrolled in an FCPS academy what is the process for parking at the academy.
    • Bus services for academy students needing to travel from one campus to another are provided and are the preferred mode of travel.  
    • Academy students wanting to park on campus and then drive to their academy locations must contact the Academy to receive instructions and approval from both the Academy and Westfield.

Vehicle Registration

  • My student's vehicle is in the shop. Can they drive another vehicle to school that is not previously registered?
    • Yes.  Use the Student Parking Question Form above to submit the information.
  • My student has a new vehicle that was not previously registered.  How should they proceed?
    • Use the Student Parking Question Form above to submit the information.

MySchoolBucks

  • I can not see the Westfield Parking Permit store
    • Try using a desktop or laptop.  Users who are using a cellphone have reported that it was hard to browse.
    • Ensure you have registered your student to Westfield High School in MySchoolBucks to see all the Westfield items.
    • I need more MySchoolBucks help Call 1-855-832-5226 Mon-Fri: 7am - 7pm (Eastern Time)

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