Department of Defense Education Activity
Mrs. Lorri A. Vallone Principal

Bob Hope ES Principal

Ms. Ramona Williams Assistant Principal

Bob Hope ES Assistant Principal

Bob Hope ES School Hours

Breakfast: 0815-0845

First Bell: 0845

Tardy Bell: 0850

Dismissal: 1505/Early dismissal Every Tuesday-1405

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Pick-up and Drop-off

Students should not arrive at school before 0805. Students arriving before the designated time will be sent home. Doors open for students at 0815. The instructional day begins at 0820 and ends at 1430. Parents of students who frequently arrive early will be telephoned by school administration.

  1. Parents are permitted to drive cars to drop off and pick up students in the designated zones. Double parking may cause a hazardous situation and it is illegal. Cars may be ticketed.
  2. Parents are required to sign children out in the office when picking up children during the school day.
  3. If older siblings pick up children, establish a meeting place outside the building away from the flow of traffic.


  1. Parents or the emergency contact for the student, or a sibling 12 years of age or older must drop off and pick up kindergarten students at their designated area. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. If a kindergarten student is picked up later than 2:30 twice within the school year, the students' sponsor will be notified. If the problems continues the sponsors command will be notified.

Rainy Day

In the event of rain, the office will make an announcement and students are to proceed to their classrooms.

Pedestrian Safety

Please adhere to all traffic laws and safe driving practices (i.e. speed limit of 10 km upon entering BHES grounds, no texting while driving, etc.) and to the directions of BHES staff who direct before and after school traffic.

Okinawa School Transportation Office

For school bus information and registration simply CONTACT US:

Contact Information

Okinawa Student Transportation Office

Phone (DSN): (DSN): 645-7820/2036 Off-Base or a Cell Phone: 098-970-7820/2036
Office Hours: M-F M-F 0730-1600
School(s) Supported: Amelia Earhart IS, Bechtel ES, Ralph F. Stearley PS, Kadena ES, Kadena MS, Kadena HS, Killin ES,Kinser ES, Kubasaki HS, Lester MS, Ryukyu MS, Bob Hope ES and Zukeran ES

Bob Hope ES

School Address
Unit 5166
APO, AP 96368-5166

School Contacts
Name Position Phone Links
Attendance: Front Office
School Nurse/Health Aide
Information Specialist
School Psychologist
K-2 Grade School Counselor
3-5 Grade School Counselor