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DoDEA is going back to school!

The 2020-2021 school year will look different across DoDEA as our schools reopen in a “new normal” environment due to COVID-19, if local health protection conditions (HPCON) allow for it.

Most students will attend school full-time with regular instruction from teachers. Face-to-face instruction and the routines of school add significantly to success and growth for all students.

Some families have elected the Virtual School option.  Those students will begin school on August 24th and will receive more information directly from the Virtual School Principal.

One thing for sure – the routines of schools will be different this year. Social distancing, face coverings, and other options recommended by DoD and the CDC will have to be in place to ensure a safe and healthy return to school.  DoDEA has put in place numerous safety requirements and precautionary measures that follow CDC and DOD guidance to the greatest extent possible to ensure employees and students are protected.

School Calendars

School calendars vary by state and region. Complete calendars for DoDEA schools can be found at:

How can parents get their children ready for a new school year?

All of us in DoDEA want to ensure parents and students have all the resources they need be safe and to succeed.

It is critical that parents help us as we return to school by establishing good hygiene and heathy behaviors at home and by setting an expectation that your child will do the same at school. Handwashing, use of sanitizer, social distancing, wearing of face coverings, and other heathy practices will help ensure the well-being of all students and staff. Above all, if your child is sick, keep them home and get medical attention if necessary.

You can find more information about the return to school at:

Daegu MS/HS Principal

Mr. Altorn R. Grade Principal

Camp Walker Korea
Unit 15623
APO, AP 96218
Phone: 0503-363-6108/6109

BackToSchool_2x2inThis page is designed to be a one-stop shop for links to everything, other than health and safety, from school calendars to supply lists, and everything in between. If you need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school's administrator, whose contact information is listed to the right. They are dedicated to making sure students at all grade levels are given the academic foundation, social and emotional skills, and counseling services necessary to be ready for college or career. The best way to ensure that happens is to make sure all students are ready to take on the new school year!

Be sure to watch for updates over the summer! Be safe!

DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 20-21

DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 20-21

As parents and students prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the DoDEA Pacific Director wanted to provide an update on the progress DoDEA has made to safely and effectively implement teaching and learning this coming school year.
DoDEA Pacific School Supplies - SY 2021-22

DoDEA Pacific School Supplies - SY 2021-22

DoDEA Pacific School Supply Lists for SY 21-22


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School Contacts
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School Liaison Officer (SLO)
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DoDEA Regional School Calendars

DoDEA Pacific : School Year  2020 - 2021 Calendar

Standard DoDEA Pacific School Calendar

Note: Calendar based on 190 day teacher workdays including:

5 Teacher Orientation/Pre-service/CCR Days

4 CCR Days

4 Teacher Work Days

2 District Professional Development Days (+1 for districts going through accreditation)

Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel

Monday, August 17 Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel for CCR training, orientation and classroom preparation (17-21 August)

School Year 2020-2021 (175 Instructional Days and 190 Teacher Work Days)

First Semester (86 Instructional Days)
Monday, August 24, 2020 Begin First Quarter and First Semester
Monday, September 7 Labor Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, October 22 End of First Quarter (41 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, October 23 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday October 26 Begin second quarter
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day: Federal Holiday observed
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, November 27 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, December 21 Begin Winter Recess (21 December - 1 January 2021)
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, January 4 Instruction Resumes
Thursday, January 14 End of Second Quarter and First Semester (45 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, January 15 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday, January 18 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Federal Holiday
Second Semester (89 Instructional Days)
Tuesday, January 19 Begin Third Quarter and Second Semester
Monday, February 15 Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday): Federal Holiday
Wednesday, March 24 End of Third Quarter (45 days of classroom instruction)
Thursday, March 25 No school for students -- teacher work day
Friday, March 26 Begin Spring Recess (26 March -2 April)
Monday, April 5 Instruction Resumes - Begin Fourth Quarter
Friday, May 28 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, June 10 End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester (45 Days of classroom instruction)
Friday, June 11 No school for students -- teacher work day. Last day for non-administrative educator personnel