Department of Defense Education Activity

Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Return to In-Person Instruction on Monday, February 22nd

SEMBACH, GERMANY — February 18, 2021 — In coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany – with the exception of Baumholder-area schools – will return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 22nd, 2021. Due to a recent increase in COVID positive numbers in the local area, Baumholder schools will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 26th, 2021. Students enrolled in DoDEA’s Virtual School are not impacted by this change.

REMINDER: Parents and families play a critical role in maintaining the health of our schools. Please ensure the daily completion of the DoDEA pre-screening protocol checklist to help ensure that everyone is healthy before heading to school each morning. We also ask that you remind your students of the importance of wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, and following the instructions of school leadership.

After discussions with military Public Health officials, cloth face coverings are still approved for use in DoDEA schools, while riding on DoDEA school vehicles, and while at pick-up/drop-off locations. 

Thank you for your continued support and vigilance during this uniquely challenging school year. Please reach out to your student’s school administration with any further questions.

More information on DoDEA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.