Withdrawals and Transfers
Upon receiving final notification of your departure from the community, please inform the school office personnel (registrar) at least two weeks prior to your actual departure. This notification is needed to prepare your child's report card and other school records. No progress marks are given in any quarter unless the child has attended school for 20 days during that quarter. In the final quarter, no recommendation for grade placement can be given unless the child attends school for 20 days in that quarter.
Elementary school withdrawal is different than higher grades regarding requirements and is based on the 20-day rule. With ten days prior notification, parents are welcome to pick up student records from the office on the last day of student attendance, after 2:30 p.m. The sponsor/spouse must sign for records, provide a copy of orders, and present an I.D. to receive the child's school records.
It is DoDEA policy that copies of student records are sealed and given to parents to be hand carried to their next school. Official (original) records will be sealed and mailed upon request by the receiving school. Parents who would like a copy of their child's records for their personal files must personally request an extra set of records to be made when filling out the withdrawal form. We cannot make personal copies without advance notice. It is a requirement to clear all debts (payment for lost or damaged books, library fines, cafeteria charges, etc.) BEFORE the last day of attendance.
Early Departure of Students
If a student is departing school with less than 20 school days in attendance, prior to the end of the school year and due to official military orders, the following statement will be written on their report card:
"Although (student's name) was unable to complete the school year due to the military transfer of his/her family, had he/she continued their current progress through (the date for 20 days of attendance) he/she would have been promoted to grade __ next school year."
If a child is departing school on or after the date of 20 days of attendance in the 4th quarter his/her report card will be completed as usual, to include all grades, comments, and promotion to the next grade level.
DoDEA Early Withdrawal Policy
Excerpt from policy: The policy therefore requires that students present verification of the date of their sponsor's departure, i.e., Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or other official orders, to school officials in order to receive consideration for full academic credit. Students who withdraw prior to the 20-day limit receive a "withdrawal" grade rather than a final grade. At the elementary school level, administrators may annotate the child's progress report to indicate the student's status.