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SY 2022-2023: First Day of School

The First Day of School for students will be Monday, August 22nd with the exception of Andersen ES, Andersen MS and E. J. King HS which will start on Wednesday, August 24th.

Iwakuni IS School Hours

Tuesdays are Early Release days

  Regular Hours Lunch Hours Tuesday Hours
Office Hours 0730 - 1530  
School Hours 0755 - 1435
1st Bell - 0750
2nd Bell - 0755
1130 - 1230 Early Dismissal
at 1435

The first bell rings at 0750 and class begins promptly at 0755. Supervision for students does not begin until 0745. Students should not arrive at school before this time.

Dismissal for all students is at 1435. Early dismissal and half‐day schedule dismissal is at 1045. Every Tuesday students will be dismissed at 1330 for teachers to receive professional development. Once students have been dismissed, children are expected to leave the campus promptly.

From Around DoDEA

Annual AHERA Notification

Annual AHERA Notification

August 01, 2022 DoDEA facilities have been inspected, or re-inspected, for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) every three years as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986.
DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 2022-23

DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 2022-23

July 25, 2022 As parents and students prepare for the start of the 2022-2023 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.
Parent Resource, Student Resource
Back to School SY 22-23
Iwakuni IS

School Address
PSC 561 Box 1874
FPO, AP 96310
Iwakuni, Japan
Phone: 0827-79-3168
Fax: 0827-79-6980
DSN Phone: 315-253-3168
From US: 011-81-827-79-3164/3168

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events within the next 5 days. For a complete list of events please see the full calendar. Full Calendar
NOTE: Please check your school's calendar for information on additional release days for training, parent teacher conferences, and other activities.

Iwakuni IS Purpose Statement

The Purpose of our school is to empower students to achieve excellence in scholarship, character, and citizenship through collaborative and independent lifelong learning in a global community.

Student Friendly Purpose Statement

I can help others

We will challenge each other 

Always persevering in our character goals 

Kindness always counts 

Understanding and accepting our differences 

Never give up on achieving your dreams 

Inspiration comes from within!


  • Student Excellence: Challenge and prepare each student to maximize his or her academic growth and well-being for college, career, and life.
  • School Excellence: Develop and sustain each school to be high performing within a culture of innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and caring relationships.
  • Talent Excellence: Recruit, develop, empower, and retain a high performing workforce that reflects the diversity of our students.
  • Organizational Excellence: Build an enduring, accountable, and responsive organization that provides appropriate resources, direction, and support to accomplish the goal.
  • Outreach Excellence: Partner with internal and external stakeholders and industry leaders to advance student and organizational success.

CSI Leadership Meeting Schedule

Leadership Team Meets 15:00 on the Third Tuesday Monthly During the School Year

Accreditation and Awards

IWIS is accredited with Cognia. 

School Improvement Plan