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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

Homework is one means of developing the necessary skills of independent study and learning for present and future use. Homework promotes organizational skills and a sense of responsibility. It is also an opportunity for parents to become actively involved in their child's learning and for each child to reach his/her full potential. Through homework, students are given the opportunity to complete additional practice and application to strengthen skills; to expand and/or enrich regular class work; to complete work started in class; to make up work due to absence.

Teachers may assign homework as determined necessary to enhance student learning that is taking place in the classroom. Each child works at his/her own pace, so the amount of time needed to complete specific assignments may vary. The types of homework may vary to enable the student to have experience/practice in reading, writing, computational skills, and other subject areas during a given week. Frequency and length of assignments will be grade appropriate. At a very minimum, a child should read or be read to 15-20 minutes nightly

Students are responsible for ensuring that they:

  • Understand the homework assignment.
  • Take home all books and materials needed to do the assignment.
  • Complete the homework in the assigned format and turn it in when it is due.
  • Participate actively and cooperatively in the evaluation of their homework when appropriate.

Parents are encouraged to provide an environment which fosters the development of life-long learning skills.

This includes:

  • A quiet place to work.
  • Necessary materials.
  • A regular study time.
  • Review the student planner.
  • Encouragement and praise.

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 dress and personal grooming are the responsibility of the student and the parents. The school administration reserves the right to advise parents when students come to school dressed in a manner that is disruptive, in poor taste, or affects the health and well-being of the individual or classmates. It is the policy that all individuals will present a good public image, and maintain good order, discipline, and morale appropriate in the Japan AOR. Each individual, whether military or civilian, is an ambassador of the U.S. and the U.S. Armed Forces while in this AOR. As such, individual dress, attire, and conduct should reflect credit upon oneself, the U.S. Armed Forces and the United States.

Students are also expected to be neatly groomed and dressed in clothing that is appropriate for the activities which they will participate in during the school day. Certain clothing and apparel may be considered inappropriate; therefore, students may be sent home for clothing and/or apparel that:

A. is unsafe and unsanitary.

B. is vulgar, offensive, and that represent rude and disrespectful attitudes or actions.

C. contain slogans and /or pictures related to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, weapons, death,

cults, profanity, vulgarity, or lewd and sexual references.

D. includes negative depictions of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, and gender.

E. is symbolic of gangs or other questionable groups.

F. is perceived as questionable by school or base authorities.

A committee comprised of students, parents, teachers and administration have designated the following dress code:

Acceptable:

  • Students will wear neat and clean clothing.
  • Both shoulders and armholes should be covered so as not to expose any undergarments.
  • Pants, shorts, or skirts should fit at the waist so as not to expose any undergarments.
  • The hems of shorts or skirts should extend below the ends of the fingertips when arms are at sides.

Not Acceptable:

  • Halter tops, tube tops, midriff tops, or tank tops that expose undergarments.
  • One-shouldered tops or shirts, or those that have an altered neck area that allow for one or both shoulders to be exposed.
  • Arm holes on all tops should not gap, extend, or open so that body parts or undergarments are exposed.
  • Hip-hugger pants exposing the waist or hips, yoga pants, leggings, and tights worn as pants or baggy pants worn excessively below the waist.
  • Sagging is strictly prohibited.
  • Skirts or shorts worn with tights shorter than the end of fingertips with arms at sides.
  • Long skirts with slits above fingertips are also not acceptable
  • Clothing, jewelry, or buttons that contain offensive language (such as profanity, sexual content or racial, ethnic, or religious slurs), or display illegal substances (such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, etc.).
  • Articles that can cause injury to other students, property or self, such as studded bracelets, studded necklaces, chains, etc.
  • Dark glasses or sunglasses inside the building, unless medically approved.
  • Headgear (males or females) such as bandannas, doo-rags, and sweat bands are not to be worn during the school day.
  • Hats and stocking caps may not be worn in any school building during the school day.

COLD WEATHER GUIDELINES (If Applicable)

Sasebo fall and winters are not generally too cold and you can be sure that your child will most likely be outside each day for an extended period of time. Recess is cancelled only in extreme weather conditions and students must walk outside between buildings to lunch and ENCORE and other special classes. Students may also be waiting outside prior to the start of the school day for the entrance time. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. The following parameters are evidence-based and are used to determine if a child is ready for outdoor play:

  • At 50 degrees (F) and lower, all students must have a jacket.
  • At 40 degrees (F) and lower, all students must have a winter weight jacket or coat. A fleece and/or hoodie are not considered winter weight.
  • At 32 degrees (F) and lower, all students must have gloves, hats or hoods, and be wearing socks. Socks should be high enough so that there is no exposed skin. Shoes should adequately insulate the feet from the cold pavement or snow. Ballet style slippers are not recommended in snowy or wet weather.

Jackets and coats must have functioning zippers and/or buttons. Light weight, short-sleeved shirts can also be a problem during the day, as classroom temperatures vary. Dressing your child in layers is highly recommended.

IDENTIFY YOUR BELONGINGS

Put your child(ren)’s name on everything that belongs to them (inside coats, jackets, hats, and everything else—even lunch boxes / bags and book bags). We want them to be able to identify their belongings. If they came to school with it in the morning, please check to see that they brought it home when they return at the end of the day.

School is our business and students are expected to dress accordingly. Consequences for infractions are:

1st Infraction: If a student is found to be in violation of the dress code, student will be given the opportunity to change or call parents to bring a change before being sent home.

2nd and or more: The above procedure will take place with an addition of assigned detention. School is our business and students are expected to dress accordingly. Administration will make the final determination on the appropriateness of the dress.

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.

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

In addition to E. J. King’s Dress Code, E.J. King recognizes the Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) current civilian dress code standards. Students enrolled at E.J. King Middle High School are on CFAS because they are accompanying either a military or civilian sponsor assigned to this area. Consistent with their status as guests in the host nation, students will refrain from wearing clothing that would offend our host country either by style or message. Additionally, dress in the school environment should contribute to the overall learning environment and should not detract from it.

The E. J. King Middle High School Dress Code is in effect at all school functions during and after. To be fashionably dressed is not necessary, but to be appropriately dressed is required. Students, as well as parents, should assume responsibility for acceptable appearance. Students not in dress code compliance will remain in the main office until a change of clothing is provided. Consistent with the aforementioned objectives, the following is the dress code for E.J. King Middle High School regardless of the weather:

  • Students will wear neat and clean clothing. Both shoulders and armholes should be covered so as not to expose any undergarments.
  • Pants, shorts, or skirts should fit at the waist so as not to expose any undergarments. Clothing must be fastened in a way that undergarments are not seen.
  • The hems of shorts or skirts should extend below the ends of the fingertips when arms are at sides.
  • No excessive skin or cleavage

Students are not to wear the following:

  • Any CFAS Sasebo inappropriate civilian base attire
  • Halter tops, tank tops/muscle shirts/shirts with sleeves removed, midriff tops, tank tops that expose undergarments, or any undershirt designed to be worn as an undergarment.
  • Tank tops that are not 2 inches in width
  • Sheer clothing-Tank tops worn under sheer garments must meet the acceptable width (2 inches) and not expose any undergarments
  • If an outer garment is removed, then all undergarments (t-shirts, tank tops, dresses, etc.) needs to follow the dress code
  • One-shouldered tops or shirts, or those that have an altered neck area that allows for one or both shoulders to be exposed.
  • Armholes on all tops should not gap, extend, or open so that body parts or undergarments are not exposed.
  • Hip-hugger pants exposing the waist or hips, or baggy pants worn excessively below the waist are not allowed. Sagging is strictly prohibited.
  • Skirts, shorts, dresses (including shirt and sweater dresses) shorter than the end of fingertips with arms at sides. Shorts and skirts must reach mid-thigh even those worn over leggings. Long skirts with slits above fingertips are also not acceptable.
  • Leggings, stretch pants, tights, yoga pants, or spandex pants are not permitted as standalone pants.
  • Leggings underneath shorts, skirts, and dresses and the shorts, skirts, or dress does not meet the fingertip length requirement (leggings do not take the place of the fingertip guideline).
  • Clothing with holes, rips, or tears in which skin is visible underneath is not permissible. Clothing with holes or other tears require the use of an undergarment which covers the skin. Jeans with holes must be manufactured with the holes in them to be permitted.
  • Frayed or worn garments with frays.
  • Pajama tops and bottoms unless on designated days, such as spirit week.
  • Clothing, jewelry, or buttons that contain offensive language (such as profanity, sexual content or racial, ethnic, or religious slurs), or display illegal substances (such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, etc.).
  • Articles that can cause injury to other students or property (studded bracelets, studded necklaces, or chains, including wallet chains).
  • Dark glasses or sunglasses inside the building, unless medically approved.
  • Pajamas, bedroom shoes, or other clothing clearly not designed to be worn outside of one’s home.
  • Headgear (males or females) such as hats, bandannas, scarves, doo- rags, stocking caps, sweat bands, hoods, etc. inside any building (specifically, this means the classrooms, gym, the local eateries which effectively serve as our cafeteria), during the school day or during any E. J. King events.
  • Headgear worn backwards or sideways.
  • Shower shoes, rubber/plastic flip flops with toe-thong, spiked heels higher than two 2 inches.
  • Headphones/earphones/earbuds on person must be put away unless at authorized times
  • PE attire must meet base/school dress code

NOTE: If natural everyday movement causes garments to become out of dress code (length of skirt or dress, sagging, rising of a shirt, etc.) then garments are most likely too small or tight and are not acceptable according to the above policy.

Consequences for Dress Code Violations:

  1. First Offense---AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION 60 mins
  2. Second Offense--- AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION 120 mins
  3. Third Offense--- SATURDAY SCHOOL
  4. Fourth Offense---SUSPENSION (1 DAY) AND EVERY TIME THEREAFTER

A committee comprised of students, parents, teachers, and administration has designated the following dress code:

  • No headgear or hats to be worn inside the buildings (unless medically sanctioned or approval based on religion).
  • No sunglasses inside buildings (unless medically sanctioned).
  • No spaghetti straps, halter tops, tube tops, one-shoulder tops/shirts, camisole tops, or muscle shirts (female tops must be at least 3 fingers width at the top of the shoulder).
  • No bare midriffs or torso showing.
  • No pajamas shall be worn unless with special permission, such as spirit week, and must be dress code appropriate.
  • No undergarments showing while sitting or standing, including sagging pants/shorts/skirts/joggers.
  • No obscene slogans or gestures on clothing.
  • Shorts and miniskirts may be worn provided they are no shorter than mid-thigh. Typically, mid-thigh is measured by arms resting naturally at your sides, palms lying flat against the thigh, and the hem no shorter than the tip of the middle finger.
  • Long skirts with slits above fingertips are not acceptable.
  • Safety requires no bedroom slippers, shower shoes, and no spiked heels higher than two (2) inches.

School is our business and students are expected to dress accordingly. Consequences for infractions are:

  • 1st Infraction: If a student is found to be in violation of the dress code, the student will be given the opportunity to change or call parents to bring a change before being sent home.
  • 2nd and or more: The above procedure will take place with an addition of assigned detention. School is our business and students are expected to dress accordingly. The administration will make the final determination on the appropriateness of the dress.

Students (Grade 6-12) who live in Dragon Vale or Fiddler’s Green are permitted to leave campus with parent permission to eat at your residence. Parents must complete the off-campus form and turn it into the main office. Students with the signed form will receive a permanent lunch pass to use instead of signing out at the student affairs office daily. Students who are a part of clubs that meet at School Age Care must also have parent permission to leave campus to attend meetings. Students in clubs will receive a pass from the club sponsor. The parent permission form is in the front office. This program is a privilege and can be taken away if misused. Students caught leaving campus without a pass will be reported to the office for disciplinary action. It is the expectation that lunch is consumed during lunch period (not in class) and students return to campus on time. Students who return to school tardy may have this privilege revoked if your students do not return to school. Parent/Guardian must physically sign student out at the front office, if not it is considered a student truancy.

Ceremonies and their dates with criteria for academic honors will be advertised via the school newsletter and Facebook page. Recipients and their parents will be notified via email from the school counselor.

EJ King’s technology plan:

  • ENCOURAGE individuals to use technology more and to use it more effectively.
  • TRAIN individuals to use technology more and to use it more effectively.
  • INCREASE AVAILABILITY of tools for individuals to use technology more and to use it more effectively.

The following Bring Your Own Technology plan/guideline is in support or EJ King’s current technology plan of encouraging students and staff to use technology more frequently, effectively, and innovatively. The BYOT plan/guideline also supports DoDEA’s purpose of preparing students for college, career, and life by teaching the appropriate use of personal devices in learning/work situations.

BYOT Plan/Guidelines for EJKHS Students and Staff

1. Mobile technology devices include, but are not limited to laptops, netbooks, tablets, iPads, iPod Touches, smartphones and eReaders for the use in the classroom for educational purposes, such as reading.

2. Students are NOT required to bring a personally owned technology device to school.

  • Students will NOT be penalized (in grade or participation) for not bringing a mobile device to school either due to choose or lack of ownership.
  • DoDEA, EJKHS, and/or the Pacific East District will not be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

3. Students may use personally owned mobile technology devices at school for educational purposes only when permission is granted by the applicable teacher.

  • Devices may be used ONLY with EXPLICIT permission from the supervising teacher.

Students will NOT use headphones during transitions (passing periods while walking, walking on- campus) due to on-going construction and safety concerns.

  • Teachers will NOT be required to implement the BYOT in their classroom. BYOT is intended to open opportunities for increased innovative technology use.
  • Students will not be able to print from their devices at school.

4. Before bringing a personally owned mobile technology device to school, students should:

  • Record its model/serial number and maintain that information at home
  • Clearly label the device and peripherals (cables, headphones) with the student’s first and last names.
  • Return the signature form with all required checks and signatures indicating full understanding and acceptance of this plan/guideline agreement.

5. Since students are on their own personal devices and networks, DoDEA employees cannot be held responsible for all content which students have access. However, students are always still responsible for complying with the Student Code of Conduct, , Student Technology Acceptable Use Policies and Guidelines, and the conditions outlined in this document.

6. Students must obtain permission from a teacher (or administrator with teacher’s knowledge) before recording, taking pictures, or publishing images, information, or works of individuals or groups. Recordings and pictures may be taken for teacher approved projects only, and permission must be obtained for each instance ahead of time.

7. Personal technology devices must be kept on “silent” during class except when used for educational purposes with teacher permission.

8. Students must keep electronic comments and posts relevant to the course content and consistent with educational purposes.

  • Devices confiscated will not be afforded the presumption of privacy for any data stored on the device needed in investigating violations of applicable law and/or school policies.

9. As a recommendation, any mobile technology device that is brought to school should have a fully charged battery at the beginning of the day. There may not be opportunities to recharge the batteries during the day; however, students should take the device home on a daily basis to recharge the battery.

10. Students will not have access to the DoDEA computer network (wired or wireless).

  • EJKHS is not responsible for charges that may occur from accessing any connection that the student may choose to use.
  • Teachers may not require a student to use a network connection on a device.

11. It is not the responsibility of EJKHS staff to troubleshoot personal devices during the school day. Students should check the owner’s manual of the device for information about network connectivity or specific features.

  • DoDEA, the Pacific East District and/or EJKHS are not responsible for devices that lock, freeze up or don’t perform during/after the authorized/unauthorized use of the device at EKJHS.

12. School personnel may confiscate any technology device that is used for non-educational purposes during class or any device that is a disruption at any time.

13. Any technology device used to bully, threaten, or endanger the physical safety or emotional well- being of others will be confiscated, held for disciplinary action, and if necessary, provided to law enforcement authorities.

14. Personally owned technology devices not retrieved by students or parents by the end of the school year will be disposed of, and when feasible, recycled.

15. Campus leadership will determine if the use of student owned technology devices is for personal purposes or educationally authorized activities/use if there is a question of appropriate use.

Overnight” class trips or overnight sleep-over on campus are not considered to be a school function. Such activities are not approved activities for DoDEA-Pacific schools. Parents or other community groups sponsoring such social trips must accept full responsibility for the event. School or class funds may not be expended for the activity, and therefore, such social activities as senior trips, “skip” days, and trips to the beach are NOT school-sponsored and are considered TRUANCY. Any school- sponsored activity involving seniors will always be clearly communicated to parents by school officials. If a parent has not received official notice of an activity from the school, please contact the school for verification purposes.

Study trips are an important part of the educational program. Students are expected to participate in these activities in order to extend the DoDEA Curriculum and Standards outside of the classroom as well as to learn about our Host Nation and its people and to appreciate the diversity and difference of cultures. Participation should be accomplished in a manner which:

  • Demonstrates respect for the Host Nation and its people.
  • Promotes high-level thinking skills and application of existing knowledge.
  • Reflects credit on the American community and the school.
  • Ensures the child’s own safety.

Absences due to such activities are Excused and the students’ teachers will be notified ahead of time. The student is responsible for making up any work missed on the study trip day. Assignments are due the next class period unless teacher assign an extended due date. For example, a student attending a study trip on an “A” day should receive assignments for a scheduled field trip before the date of study trip and it is due the following “A” day. A student does not get an extra “A” day due to them not being present in class unless an extension is provided by the teacher.

Parental permission is required for a student to participate in study trips. Parents are often requested to assist by volunteering to accompany classes and help with supervision. Parents must have a background check on file with the office to manage small groups. Without a background check, you must stay in eyesight of DoDEA employee. Background Check forms are available in the main office or with Administrative Officer. Younger children and/or siblings cannot accompany parent chaperones on the trip for safety reasons.

Eligibility Rules for Interscholastic Athletic Competitions

School administrators, athletic directors, and coaches shall ensure that the eligibility rules are observed in all DoDEA interscholastic athletic competitions in accordance with in DoDEA Manual 2740.1 and the Far East Programs Procedural Guide (FEPPG) - 15 Oct 2021

Student Travel Eligibility

DoDEA Manual 2740.1 and the Pacific Area Interscholastic Athletics Program Manual provide a uniform interscholastic athletic program and guidance on student travel eligibility. This policy extends to both academic and athletic events.

Athletic Contests: Students must participate in ten days of practice prior to competing in any athletic contest. Athletes participating in consecutive athletic seasons are exempt from the 10-practice rule as long as 10 days have not passed between active participation in the preceding sports season. Students transferring from another school may begin participating in contests immediately if the 10-day practice requirement has been met.

Far East Tournaments: Students may participate in the Far East Tournament if they have been a member of the team/activity for at least one-half of the season. Before departure for any Far East event another parent/player meeting will occur to review the Code-of- Conduct and to discuss expectations while attending the event. Players whose parents do not attend this meeting will not travel to the Far East event and/or participate in any games at the event.

Attendance Prior to Events: Students who do not attend school will not be permitted to participate in or attend any school- sponsored event that same school day, which includes a practice or game. Principals are authorized to make exceptions to this policy. (DoDEA Administrators’ Manual – 1005.1).

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