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General Information

For safety reasons, all visitors and volunteers must report to the school’s front office immediately upon entering the school.

A visitor/volunteer is someone who is not a school employee or enrolled student and enters the school during operating hours. The school administration has the final determination on visitors/volunteers authorized to be at the school. When visiting, visitors/volunteers may go only to the approved area indicated as their destination when signing in at the front office. All visitors will receive an appropriate visitor’s badge, which is to be displayed conspicuously at all times while on school grounds. Any change to the designated location must be approved by the school’s front office before the visitor/volunteer can access a different location within the school. Upon finishing their visit, visitors/volunteers must check out at the front office, return the visitor’s badge, and exit the school. Parents are welcome to visit the school and classrooms to observe the school’s programs for brief periods of time that do not interfere with instruction. Approval by school personnel is required for this type of visitation.

Learn more about volunteering at your school's Get Involved page.

DoDEA school administrators, in partnership with sponsors/family members, students, and military leaders, promote communication through the establishment of advisory committees to address issues (school initiatives, procedures and policies) locally. This is a system-wide way for parents to get involved in their child’s local school. Consult your child’s school to learn more about school advisory committees.

Learn more about SAC's at your school's Get Involved page.

Enrollment

Proof of Eligibility: The sponsor does not need to be present at registration, as long as the parent or other adult registering the child has all the necessary paperwork, in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, “Eligibility Requirements for Education of Elementary and Secondary School-Age Dependents in Overseas Areas,” September 20, 2006, as amended, and DoD Instruction 1342.26, “Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS),” March 4, 1997. 

The following documents are necessary to complete the registration process:

  1. Proof of age;
  2. Medical records, including information on medical conditions, medications, and all dates and types of immunizations;
  3. Official documents to support eligibility (e.g., letter of employment, contract, permanent change of station [PCS] orders, etc.); and
  4. Proof of on-base residence (applies to students enrolling in DoD domestic schools).

Contact the registrar at your child’s school to update your child’s information or visit your school's registration page for more information on enrollment. 

In accordance with the policy stated in DoDEA Regulation 2095.01, “School Attendance,” August 26, 2011, as amended, school attendance is mandatory. All students are required to attend school to ensure continuity of instruction and that they successfully meet academic standards and demonstrate continuous educational progress. School attendance is a joint responsibility between the parent or sponsor, student, classroom teacher, school personnel, and, in some cases, the Command. Students with excessive school absences (or tardiness) shall be monitored by the Student Support Team to assist in the completion of all required work and successful mastery of course objectives.

Daily student attendance is identified based upon a quarter of the school day formula. Students will be identified as present or absent, based on the following criteria:

  1. Absent up to 25% of the school day = absent one-quarter of the school day
  2. Absent between 26%–50% of the school day = absent one-half of the school day
  3. Absent 51%–75% of the school day = absent three-quarters of the school day
  4. Absent 76%–100% of the school day = full-day absence

DoDEA considers the following conditions to constitute reasonable cause for absence from school for reasons other than school-related activities:

  1. Personal illness;
  2. Medical, dental, or mental health appointment;
  3. Serious illness in the student’s immediate family;
  4. A death in the student’s immediate family or of a relative;
  5. Religious holiday;
  6. Emergency conditions such as fire, flood, or storm;
  7. Unique family circumstances warranting absence and coordinated with school administration;
  8. College visits that cannot be scheduled on non-school days; and
  9. A pandemic event.

Unexcused absences may result in school disciplinary actions. An absence from school or a class without written verification from a parent or sponsor will be unexcused. Student attendance is calculated based upon the date of enrollment in a DoDEA school, which may occur anytime during the school year. Student attendance monitoring is designed to provide a continuum of intervention and services to support families and children in keeping children in school and combating truancy and educational neglect. Parents should notify the school of their child’s absence 30 minutes after the start of the school day.  Too many unexcused absences may trigger the Student Support Team to convene.

More about DoDEA Attendance Policy (dodea.edu/StudentServices/Attendance)

The Principal may authorize an accelerated withdrawal of a student who must withdraw from school 20 or less instructional days prior to the end of a semester, in accordance with Section 3.1.d, of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1367.01, “High School Graduation Requirements and Policy,” [TBD]. Accelerated withdrawal will only be considered if the parent/sponsor presents PCS orders. The parent or sponsor must present verification of the date required for the student to depart from the school (e.g., PCS orders). All of the conditions of an accelerated study program outlined by the student’s teachers must be met prior to withdrawal in order for grades to be assigned and credit to be granted. Students who withdraw prior to the 20-day limitation of the accelerated withdrawal policy will receive “withdrawal” grades rather than final grades. In this case, the sponsor/parent should notify the school two weeks prior to the date of withdrawal.

High School Graduation

This information identifies DoDEA's high school graduation requirements. Students who plan to pursue college athletics should also visit the NCAA Eligibility site to ensure their course taking aligns with NCAA eligibility requirements. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is now formally recognized as part of DoDEA's secondary education policy. Please consult with the school counselor for further guidance or questions regarding graduation requirements.

Requirements

DoDEA graduation requirements differ depending on the year a student enters 9th grade. The requirements are identified below on three separate color-coded documents dated to correspond to the year of initial entry into 9th grade. These documents are intended to help students and parents to determine the number of credits and the distribution of credits by subject area required to receive a DoDEA standard diploma or an honors diploma. Please consult with your school counselor for further guidance or questions.

In which year did your student enter the 9th grade for the first time?

Graduation Requirements, Class of 2023
School Year 2019-20, Class of 2023

Entering 9th grade in school year 2019-20

Graduation Requirements, Class of 2024
School Year 2020-21, Class of 2024
Entering 9th grade in school year 2020-21
Graduation Requirements, Class of 2025
School Year 2021-22, Class of 2025

Entering 9th grade in school year 2021-22

Graduation Requirements, Class of 2026
School Year 2022-23, Class of 2026

Entering 9th grade in school year 2022-23

DoDEA accepts the official courses, grades and earned credits of middle school (grades 7–8) and high school (grades 9–12) students who transfer to a DoDEA school from other DoDEA schools or who earn course credits in an accredited non-DoD system (public or private), correspondence, online, and/or home-school program. The accreditation for the sending school or school system must be from one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations, one of the U.S. state education agencies, or by a public- or state-supported system of accreditation for public or private education programs in a foreign nation, in accordance with Section 4.7, of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1367.01. Please contact your child’s school for questions regarding course credit transfer process and approval.

Report Card and Testing Information

At the beginning of each course or grade level, every DoDEA teacher shall make available information regarding grading policy and course requirements to parents and students. This information will be provided to parents and students by the end of the first month of the school year or by the end of the first month of the semester in the case of a semester course.

If any student demonstrates unsatisfactory progress or achievement, teachers must notify parents with enough time to correct the deficiency. Notification must occur as soon as unsatisfactory achievement is evident, and not later than the midpoint of the nine-week grading period.

Timely and accurate reporting of student progress shall be accomplished for students in grades 4–12, using the approved DoDEA Electronic Gradebook (EGB) System. All assignments (e.g., quizzes, tests, examinations, homework, speeches, etc.) that are used to assess and report student progress shall be promptly evaluated and/or graded, posted in the EGB, and returned to the student. The normal period of evaluation and posting should be no longer than ten calendar days from the day the assignment is collected, with reasonable exceptions for large projects. At a minimum, one assignment or grade should be recorded per week in the EGB System. To create an account and access the EGB System, please visit the DoDEA SIS Gradebook for instructions.

A traditional letter grading system will be used for grades 4–12 report marks.

Grade Numerical Range Description

A

90 – 100

Excellent: Outstanding level of performance

B

80 – 89

Good: High level of performance

C

70 – 79

Average: Acceptable level of performance

D

60 – 69

Poor: Minimal level of performance

F (failing)

0 – 59

Failing (No credit awarded)

For purposes of calculating a student’s high school GPA, the following scales shall be used:

Unweighted Standard Scale Weighted Advanced Placement (with AP exam)

4.0

5.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

3.0

1.0

2.0

0

0

For grades K–3, achievement codes rather than letter grades will be used.

Code Description

CD

Consistently Displayed: Student exhibits the skills/behaviors independently with minimal teacher support.

P

Developing/Progressing: Student exhibits the skills/behaviors with teacher guidance and support.

N

Not Yet Evident: Student exhibits the skills/behaviors in isolated or rare instances, or with a great deal of support.  The performance is inconsistent and below the normal range of expectancy for a student at this grade level.

X

Not addressed: The knowledge, skills, and practices embodied in the grade-level standards were neither taught nor evaluated this marking period.

School Health Services

The DoDEA School Meals Program (SMP) supports academic achievement by providing nutritious meals to your students through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  

  • The School Meals Program is a budget friendly and convenient program for parents that can save time, energy, money and reduce stress.  
  • Households must reapply every school year for free and reduced-price meals, beginning no earlier than July 1st.
  • All meals must be paid for in advance or at the point of sale.
  • A best practice is to fund your child’s account every pay day through the next pay day.

Visit your school's School Meals Program page for more information and the latest school menus.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students are expected to actively participate in the educational process, including school-sponsored activities in and outside of the classroom, as deemed appropriate. Students should bring to the attention of a school employee behavior or activities that may endanger the safety and well-being of themselves or others.

Students shall:

  1. Comply with policies, procedures and standards for student behavior;
  2. Refrain from conduct or behavior that is disruptive;
  3. Respect the rights and human dignity of other students and all school employees;
  4. Attend school and classes regularly, and punctually and make a conscious effort in all classes;
  5. Participate in and take advantage of educational opportunities provided by DoDEA schools;
  6. Assist school employees in operating a safe school by abiding by the laws of the United States, the local military installation, the host nation, and DoDEA policies, regulations, and procedures;
  7. Properly maintain school property and use school property and equipment for educationally authorized purposes;
  8. Promptly bring to the attention of a DoDEA school employee behavior or activities that may endanger the safety and well-being of themselves or others and to cooperate with school threat assessment procedures; and
  9. Promptly report to the DoDEA School Principal, or another DoDEA school employee, incidents or complaints, including, but not limited to, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or non-sexual harassment, based on race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or status as a sponsor, parent or legal guardian; intimidation, hazing, bullying (including cyberbullying), or retaliation against persons who report or participate in the investigation of such incidents herein.

Students are expected to dress in a manner that complies with the school’s dress code policy as directed in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Students Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021. Please refer to your school’s Web site or school handbook for specific dress code policy.

Student Conduct and Discipline

Management of student behavior is a responsibility shared by students, sponsors/parents/guardians, teachers, and the military command and school communities in general, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021. Student behavioral management consists of teaching and reinforcing positive student attitudes and behaviors. Students shall treat teachers, administrators, and other school staff with courtesy, fairness, and respect; and teachers, administrators, and other school staff shall treat students with courtesy, fairness, and respect. All students will be disciplined in a fair and appropriate manner. School administrators shall operate and maintain a safe school environment that is conducive to learning. School administration will ensure prompt investigation and response to incidents or complaints involving students made by students, parents, teachers, or DoDEA staff members.

In accordance with the policy stated in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021, discipline shall be progressively and fairly administered. Disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to, verbal reprimands, conferences, detention, time-out, alternative in-school placements, school service programs, community service and counseling programs. Other behavior management techniques will be considered prior to resorting to more formal disciplinary actions that remove a student from school for a suspension (short or long term). Long-term suspension or expulsion following a first offense may be considered when a student poses an immediate threat to his or her safety or the safety of others (e.g., offenses involving firearms or other weapons, fighting or violence, or the possession, use, or sale of drugs). Additional rules and procedures can be reviewed in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01.

In the wake of school violence throughout the world, it is important to analyze the causes of violence and implement preventive measures to assure that every student and adult will feel secure in the school environment. DoDEA implemented a system-wide Bully Prevention program as a part of the Safe Schools and Character Education program.

Stop Bullying now

Bullying is defined as a means to have power over another and it takes many forms: physical, verbal, and indirect such as gossip and isolation. Bullying leaves long-lasting scars for its victims. Bullies have a higher incidence of antisocial behavior, domestic violence and crime as adults. Society pays a heavy toll for tolerating bullying behavior and bullies.

In DoDEA schools and community, bullying will not go unchallenged and will not be tolerated. All students, staff members, parents and the community play vital roles to ensure our children are not bullied, do not act as bullies, and will not allow others to bully. Our schools have a moral obligation to provide our students and the school community with the proper information, prevention strategies, and defenses to create a safe, accepting and caring environment for all.

DODEA students have the Right to a discrimination-free learning environment in which no individual, on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination in a DoDEA-conducted or -sponsored education or training program or activity, pursuant to Executive Order 13160, DoD and DoDEA policy, and Federal law.

Students shall treat teachers, administrators, and other school staff as expected within the code of conduct, to include courtesy, fairness, and respect; and teachers, administrators, and other school staff shall treat students as expected within the code of conduct in this Issuance, to include courtesy, fairness, and respect. 

Technology

Each student, together with the student’s parent or guardian (if applicable), shall acknowledge and sign Form 700, “Use of DoDEA Internet and Use of Information Technology Resources,” before he or she is assigned a user account. In accordance with Enclosure 4 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 6600.01, “Computer Access and Internet Policy,” February 16, 2010, the following are required of all students:

  1. Students shall use DoDEA information technology (IT) resources, including computers, electronic mail, and internet access, only in support of education and for research consistent with the educational objectives of DoDEA; 
  2. Students shall respect and adhere to all of the rules governing access to, and use of, DoDEA’s IT resources; 
  3. Students shall be polite in all electronic communication;
  4. Students shall use courteous and respectful language and/or images in their messages to others;
  5. Students shall not swear, use vulgarities, or use harsh, abusive, sexual, or disrespectful language and/or images;
  6. Students who misuse DoDEA IT resources are subject to disciplinary measures; and
  7. Students’ accounts will be deactivated upon transition out of a DoDEA school.

The signed agreement (Form 700) is to be retained in the administrative office at the student’s school for the duration of the student’s enrollment. A copy will be provided to the student and, if applicable, the student’s parent or guardian.

Use of personal social media between parents/teachers/students is discouraged.  The only acceptable form of social media communication between parents/teachers/students is through official school social media.

Student Transportation

Student transportation is defined as the transportation of students from their assigned bus stop to school at the beginning of their school day, during the mid-day and for return to their assigned bus stop at the end of the normal scheduled school day.  DoDEA principals are responsible for monitoring student loading/unloading zones when students are coming and going from school sites, including administering discipline.  A school bus or any device operating to provide student transportation will function as an extension of the school.  The walking distance for students in grade 6 and below should not exceed one mile from the student’s primary residence to the school or designated bus stop.  Students in grades 7–12 may walk up to 1.5 miles from their primary residence to the school or designated bus stop.  These distances may be slightly expanded or contracted to conform to natural boundaries such as housing areas or neighborhoods.  In locations having middle schools, which include grade 6 (i.e., grades 6–8), the walking distance criteria shall be the same as the criteria for grades 7–12.  

Transportation is not authorized to take students to their homes or to eating facilities for their mid-day meal.  No other transportation between the assigned bus stop and the school will be charged to commuting transportation unless stated in a special education student’s IEP and/or required by Section 504 guidelines.  “Curb-to-curb” only applies to students with disabilities who require such service as documented in the student’s IEP.  DoDEA District Superintendents, in coordination with the District Logistics Chief and the supporting military installation commanders, will establish a commuting area to determine eligibility for transportation of dependent students.

School Procedures

Management of DoDEA student behavior is a responsibility shared by DoDEA students, sponsors/parents/legal guardians, teachers, and the military and school communities and consists of teaching and reinforcing positive DoDEA student attitudes and behaviors. Discipline should be progressively, equitably and fairly administered, is sequential and preplanned, and normally occurs in a hierarchy of consequences for repeated offenses of the same behavior. 

Students whose sponsors are retired military, unauthorized DoD employees, non-DoD government workers or non-government personnel must pay tuition. DoD dependents that are authorized attendance in a DoDEA school may complete the current school year if the DoD sponsor is transferred, dies, or retires during the school year. The tuition rate is payable at the start of each semester. Tuition rates vary according to the sponsor's affiliation with the U.S. Government. If additional information is required, contact the Registrar DSN 368-9552 CIV 02/717-9552.

BAS ATHOC

Why: Timely School Updates and Important Information to Parents. What: DoDEA Emergency Alert Notification System (AtHoc) will be used to notify parent of immediate concerns. Parents will be emailed and texted messages to the requested phone number or email on file. Phone calls will not be activated for non-emergency information. Contact information will be pulled from ASPEN and verified through the school secretary. Distribution lists will be created based on grade levels, athletic participation, activity participation, and bus routes. POC: BAS School Secretary.

SECOND CUP OF COFFEE

WHY: School Communication “All Things BAS”, DoDEA’s BluePrint, Curriculum Implementations CHILD FIND COMMUNICATION WITH BRUSSELS AMERICAN SCHOOL

WHEN: Held in the MPR - 1st Wednesday in Oct, Dec Mar, & May.  Times to be announced.

WHO: Visit with the administration, DoDEA and USAG Benelux guests, and BAS spotlight students.

A senior may request a partial schedule ONLY with a written parent request and administrative approval. A counselor, including all necessary classes for graduation, must work out the schedule in advance. Partial schedules will be approved only if a student is currently employed or for a medical or family emergency.

Students have an opportunity to select courses for the entire school year during the spring or upon registration. Parents, students, teachers and counselors are involved in the course selection process. Once schedules are issued in the fall, schedules can be changed only if a student is in the wrong class or a teacher sees that a student isn’t properly placed. Requests for schedule changes for frivolous reasons (“I don’t like the teacher,” I don’t like the course,” I don’t need the course to graduate,” etc.) will not be honored.

Dropping/adding of classes may occur ONLY during the first two weeks of each semester. Any class dropped after the second week of each semester will receive a grade of F (Fail) and no credit will be earned.

School social functions are an important part of our extra-curricular program. The following guidelines should assist those concerned with scheduling, sponsoring, or chaperoning such activities.

Dances are organized for Brussels American School students. Visitors may attend sponsored dances with approval by School Administration. Potential visitors must be at least high school age and are required to abide the visitor procedure. The deadline for such approval is 1530 hours two school days before the dance. Group approval may be granted to members of visiting student groups. Guest lists will be prepared and only registered guests will be admitted to the dance.

Students (and guests) will be expected to comply with the school dress policy (as stated in this handbook) while attending dances. Guests are subject to all school policies.

Every event must be sponsored by an approved student group recognized by the student council and school administration. The group must have a faculty sponsor and an adequate number of chaperones must be present.

Individual classroom rules/guidelines are posted in each classroom. Students will be expected to know, and abide by the guidelines of their respective classroom and be aware of the consequences connected with those guidelines. School-wide Rules (expectations) for students are:

  1. Walk and line-up quietly in the hallways (in a single file), to and from the playground, gym and lunchroom.
  2. Follow directions the first time
  3. Speak respectfully to peers and adults
  4. Keep your hands and feet to yourself – be respectful of personal space
  5. Remain calm
  6. Model acceptable behavior for others around you
  7. If there is a problem, talk to an adult

Any behavior that disrupts teaching or creates a danger to others will be cause for disciplinary action.

 

Discipline Matrix

Cell phones and electronic devices, i.e. iPods are NOT to be used during the school day, which includes LUNCH and RECESS periods for elementary students. However, middle and high school students may use them during their lunch period. Devices may be used on the school bus before and after school, but upon entering the school campus they should be secured in students’ backpacks or lockers.

The student or students responsible will pay for malicious damage to school property, books, or equipment. Assessment of any damage done will be based on replacement costs, including materials, and labor. Serious offenders will be disciplined accordingly and are subject to suspension or expulsion. Students and parents will be reported to the appropriate military authorities if restitution is not made in a timely manner.

The school is NOT responsible for any lost or damaged items. To prevent these items from being lost, they should be marked clearly with the child’s name. Educational flashcards may be brought if requested by the classroom teachers.

BAS is a learning community where children are educated, cared for, and their learning acquisition celebrated. We want all children to feel physically and emotionally safe. In accordance with DoDEA policies, toy weapons, fighting, bullying and dangerous behaviors will not be tolerated. We are also concerned that children can be harmed emotionally when other children use inappropriate language and/or gestures. Profanity, cursing, sexual harassment and degrading or hurtful comments related to a student’s race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, handicap, gender or religion, will not be tolerated. Students who participate in any such activities will be disciplined and may be suspended from school so that parents may have the opportunity to teach their children the inappropriateness of such behavior and the hurt it can cause to others.

While in the cafeteria for lunch, students should talk quietly, walk, sit at assigned tables if necessary, use good table manners, and remain seated until dismissed by a monitor. When dismissed, children should go directly to the line-up area facing the Lincoln Plaza.

School lunch will be served according to the most recent COVID-19 guidelines.

  • The lunch menu will be posted in the daily bulletin.
  • Additional MHS lunch periods have been added to the daily schedule.
  • Students will queue for lunch service according to CURRENT COVID-19 protocols.
  • Microwaves will be allowed for student use following sanitizing guidelines.

If your child is RETURNING to BAS in the fall all monies left will rollover into the next school year. If your child is LEAVING or graduating, you may come into the cafeteria at the end of the year and retrieve any cash remaining in US Dollars. If your child is leaving and attending another Overseas DODEA school, the account will stay active, and the new cafeteria will be able to have access to the account, and all money transferred into their system.

Opportunities for recess are: 1) from arrival in the morning until 0825; 2) morning recess, 0950-1005; 3) before or after lunch for 30 minutes. During inclement weather, recess is held in the MPR. Due to the nature of Belgian weather, it is imperative for students to be prepared and dressed appropriately for outside recess. Playground monitors and administration will determine, on a case by case basis, when outside recess will be moved inside. When the temperature drops below 25ºF/- 4ºC, recess is moved inside.

Please review these rules with your children and try to use these same rules after school when your own children are playing at the school. Our students should:

  1. Play in supervised areas only.
  2. Sit on swings correctly.
  3. Stay out from under all playground equipment.
  4. Play games, and use equipment safely.
  5. Stay out of all bushes, trees and planters.
  6. Wear weather-appropriate clothing (coats, jackets, hats, gloves, boots).

To ensure the safety of our students and your children it is essential to know what student plans are for transportation and after school care. We know that we have a dynamic and wonderful school and our parents / guardians sometimes have different needs than other schools. We try to accommodate our parents and guardians but a new policy has been developed that should help everyone communicate their needs better.

EMAIL FOR ATTENDANCE REPORTING AND IMMEDIATE TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Please use for all attendance communication. In addition, route all requests for short term transportation changes to This box is specifically for your student to ride a bus different than their assigned route. The BAS office staff will ensure the message reaches your student and all appropriate parties. For all other transportation questions, please contact the bus office. Contact information is located on the back of your student’s bus pass.

Telephone Messages

Please note, emergency messages are delivered to classrooms during instructional time. All other messages are scheduled to be delivered during non-instructional time and between bells for MS/HS.

BAS AFTER SCHOOL ROUTINE CHANGE NOTIFICATION PLAN

  1. Before your child leaves for school, please make every effort to inform them if there is change to his/her routine. If the change involves an altered bus route, please email We request notice of pre-planned changes before 14:00 to ensure message delivery to student and teacher.
  2. Your message will be delivered to the student, teacher, bus office, and BAS administration.
  3. Long standing Elementary plans such as - every Wednesday your child goes to CYS - will be noted and kept in a binder and teachers will be informed. If this plan changes please call the Front Office. 
  4. In the event of an emergency, call the BAS Office at 02717-9900 and we will assist.

After school care is available through the U.S. Army Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Child and Youth Services (CYS). The Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Tel: +32 2-717-9534/9535, Military DSN Tel: (314) 368/9534/9535.

VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE

Students with a valid driver’s license are permitted to drive an automobile to school. It is the student’s responsibility to secure the car and its contents. Students are not authorized to use the car during the school day.

MOTORCYCLES/ MOPEDS

Students desiring to ride motorcycles (mopeds) must receive special permission from the school before riding the vehicle on campus. With administrative permission, parking is required near the bike racks in the front of the school parking area. Riding a moped to school is a privilege that can be revoked for failure to comply with school rules and regulations.

BICYCLES

Bicycles require no special permission for campus access. However, parking is required at the bike racks at the front of the school entrance. Students are not permitted to ride bicycles, mopeds, or cars on campus or to leave the campus during school hours. All safety gear MUST be worn when operating a moped or bicycle on campus.

SY 2022-2023 ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL AND BELL SCHEDULES

  • No students are allowed in any of the buildings before 0810.
  • Elementary students report directly to the playground upon arrival. (weather permitting)
  • Middle school students report directly to the gym upon arrival.
  • High school students report to the HS hallways and/or classrooms upon arrival.
  • After 0815, students are to report directly to their first period class.
  • Lingering in the hall before or after classes is not allowed.
  • Early dismissal for ALL STUDENTS every Wednesday @ 1415.

SY 2022-2023 AM PARENT DROP OFF 

  • Morning parent drop off is located in the front of the school in the traffic lane nearest the side walk. This is a Kiss-N-Go Zone. No parking is allowed. 
  • PLEASE DO NOT stop or drop off your child in the Bus Zone.  

SY 2022-2023 PM PARENT PICK UP  
DURING PM DISMISSAL FROM 1500-1515, TRAFFIC ON STERREBEEK IS IN STOP MOVEMENT.

  • 1458 Early Dismissal: K-1 students are to be picked up outside the Administration Building Lobby. Please do not park in the Kiss-N-Go Zone. 
  • 2-3 students are to be picked up in the Kiss-N-Go Zone. Parents are to remain in their car and can leave when the student has been picked up
  • 4-12 students will be allowed to leave the school and walk to where their parent is parked in the far pickup lot. Please pre-arrange a plan with your student so they know where to find your vehicle.
  • 1500-1515 is a stop movement period from the bus zone to the CYS building.

   

DoDEA owns and maintains school lockers that students may use for their convenience in storing books, coats, and other items during the school year. Because the lockers are government property, the school reserves the right to joint control over the student lockers, including the right to search lockers at any time without prior notice. Students are to use and are responsible for the locker assigned to them.

Students in grades 6-12 are assigned lockers during the first week of school. Students who register during the school year will receive their locker assignment from the Main Office. Students will also be assigned lockers in the gymnasium locker rooms for Physical Education. BAS assumes no responsibility for items stolen from hall or gym lockers.
Responsibility includes:

✓   Keeping lockers clean and free of debris and graffiti
✓   Reporting needed repairs to the Main Office.
✓   Preventing and reporting vandalism to a locker.
✓   Keeping locker locked and secured at all times.

BAS students abide by a long-standing honor code, and therefore do not use locks on their lockers. However, students desiring to have a lock may come to the Main Office and one will be issued to them.

 

BAS Covid-19 Procedures

  • Face masks and social distancing rules are no longer required. 
  • ALL CDC and DoDEA Covid-19 current procedures will be followed at all times at BAS
  • Students should have a mask in their possession (locker, backpack, or personal bag) in case they become required.
  • Students, Staff, and Visitors are strongly encouraged to continue to follow recommendations to wash hands frequently and social distance when applicable. 

LOCKER ACCESS

  • Students have full access to lockers. If a student would like a lock, please notify their seminar teacher.
  • PE lockers will not be assigned to students for school day use.

CAFETERIA SERVICE

   The cafeteria will follow current CDC and DoDEA Guidelines for the health and safety of students.

  • Microwaves will be allowed for student use following sanitizing guidelines

WASHING HAND PROCEDURES

  • Students, Staff and Visitors are strongly encouraged to wash hands often. 

Brussels American School is fortunate to have a wide array of expertise in its multi- disciplinary team of support specialists.  These specialists assist parents and teachers with the health, social, emotional, and academic concerns of students, as well as serving on the Case Study Committee (CSC).

Contact with these support specialists can be made by calling 02/717-9900. The procedure for processing an initial referral (presenting problem) from a parent, teacher, or student is simple, contact the team and a meeting will be scheduled. Concerns are then discussed by the CSC Team. Testing may or may not be recommended.  If testing is needed, parental permission will be obtained, and the testing will be administered by  a multi-disciplinary team to enable CSC personnel to identify the problem. The parents are then invited to the CSC meeting to discuss eligibility. The student’s records, teacher observations, and test results are discussed.  If the student is declared eligible for Special Education and related services the committee, with input from the parents, will discuss an appropriate program to meet the student’s needs.

CHILD FIND

Child Find is an outreach program that actively seeks to locate and identify children and youth from birth through age twenty-one who may have developmental delays or educational disabilities and may be in need of special education and related services. If you have concerns about your child, please contact Mrs. Kleckner – Case Study Committee Chairperson/PSCD/Learning Impaired Teacher: DSN 368-9925 or CIV 02/717-9925.
 

Office of DoDEA Policy

The Policy Team of OPLP administers and operates the DoDEA Issuance Program, the Issuance Focal Point Working Group, and facilitates DoD-level issuance coordination for DoDEA.

Policy and Legislation