Other Festival Policies
In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors, animals are prohibited on school property. Exceptions will be made for service animals to accommodate a person’s disability.
If you have any questions regarding service animals in FCPS buildings, contact the Office of Equity and Employee Relations at 571-423-3070, or review the FCPS policy on service animals. https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/fairfax/Board.nsf/files/8R5LR257BA5C/$file/R2125.pdf
Assisting with accessibility and safety
- Please ensure all aisles and hallways are clear of your belongings. Tuck your belongings in front of or under your seat to ensure pathways and aisles can be freely navigated.
- Avoid congregating in doorways to be respectful of the need to share limited space so that everyone can move freely.
- Do not pet, distract, or take photos of service animals in the festival spaces.
- Respect your fellow participants and attendee’s privacy. Do not assume someone requires assistance. Ask first!
Gender diversity is welcome at NoVa TEEN. All are welcome to use the bathroom that best fits their identity. There are also gender neutral bathrooms available at the festival.
NoVa TEEN welcomes breastfeeding anywhere in the festival and at any time. If you would prefer a quiet space to pump or breastfeed, please come to the One More Page Books sales table outside the auditorium and request to be shown to a quiet room.
Lost & Found
If you misplace property, please come to the One More Page Books sales tables outside of the auditorium and speak with a staff member about your lost item. If you find an item that appears to have been lost, please turn it into the One More Page Books staff at the sales table outside of the auditorium.
NoVa TEEN Book Festival has a no-solicitation policy. In order to provide a safe, distraction-free environment for our participants and attendees, we do not allow solicitation at our events by unauthorized parties (exceptions are made for exhibitors and sponsors who have previously been approved by the NoVa TEEN Book Festival.)
Tobacco and Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited
User agrees there shall be no tobacco products, no use of smoking devices (to include nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, electronic cigarettes and Hookah pens), no alcoholic beverages, and no illegal drugs on FCPS property, which includes school buildings, playgrounds, and fields.
Attendees and participants are not permitted to possess any gun, knife, explosive device, ammunition, object that is capable of discharging a projectile, or other weapon on school property. This includes starter and paintball guns, blades, brass knuckles, mace, and similar devices, as well as objects that look like weapons.