Department of Defense Education Activity
Student Services
Student Services, also called Pupil Personnel Services is an integral part of the total education program and includes:

The PPS staff members partner with parents, community, students and other educators to assist in creating an educational environment conductive of academic, personal, social and career growth of all students.

Confidentiality of Student Services

Counseling is conducted with students and parents individually and in small groups when requested and determined appropriate. School counseling is short-term, voluntary and confidential. Parental permission is obtained prior to any extended individual or group counseling. Student Services staff may assess students at-risk without parent permission.

Confidentiality of student and family information is a priority for Pupil Personnel Staff Members. Information will remain confidential unless there is a need to know such as the threat of danger to one's self or others.

Child Abuse and Neglect

DoDDS, the community and military regulations mandate the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect to the Kadena Family Advocacy Program. It might be noted that in cases of indecision, the school will foremost consider the child's interests, and err on the side of caution by reporting the matter.

Child Find

This program seeks to identify and locate all children, from birth through twenty-one years of age, who may have a handicapping condition - physical, intellectual or emotional and be in need of special education services. Once identified, the needs of these children (ages 3 - 21) can be met through the special education services offered in the DoDDS schools. You can help by spreading the word about the Child Find program among your friends and neighbors. For more information about Child Find and the school's special education program, or if you know of anyone who could benefit from our special education program, please contact the Main Office at 634--1550.

Counseling Program

The Guidance & Counseling program is an integral part of our classroom education.  Our counselors support classroom teachers in the areas of responsibility, respect, and social skills through a variety of teaching models such as the following:

  • Individual Counseling - The counselors assist students in resolving personal as well as academic concerns. This work is done on a short-term basis.
  • Group Counseling - Our counselors facilitate small personal growth groups for students in a safe, guarded environment.  Parents are consulted prior to children being placed into these groups.
  • Parent Programs - Although our focus is primarily upon students, our counselors can also serve as a valuable resource for parents through parenting classes, discussion groups and private consultations.
  • MFLC (Military Family Life Consultant) - Although not technically a school employee, military services provide schools with trained counseling specialists who rotate among schools on a 60-90 day basis. These individuals will often be seen interacting with students on the playground, in the cafeteria or in the classroom, to assist children with strategies for self-management and conflict resolution.

Instructional Programs

KES has special subject and resource educators in addition to our regular K?5 classroom teachers. The special subjects include Art, Music, PE, and Host Nation/Culture. All students in grades K?5 are scheduled to have at least one special subject class daily.

The resource educators include:

  • Information Specialist: Otherwise known as a school librarian, this teacher manages the library and related technology systems.
  • Counselor:  The guidance counselors work with students, parents, and teachers to promote understanding of school programs, to assist in the identification of the needs of the students and to interpret the information for the parents and teachers.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher: The ESL teachers work with children who are learning English as a Second Language or who are being raised in families where one or both parents is a non?native speaker of English.
  • Literacy Facilitator (LSS):  The LSS assists classroom teachers in the implementation of the DoDDS reading program. Students with reading deficiencies are helped through small groups, inclusion and the Read 180 program.
  • Communication Impaired Specialist: The therapists provide screening, diagnostic, and therapy services on an individual or group basis for any child having a speech/language/hearing disorder.
  • School Nurse: The school nurses work with educational and medical agencies to help plan, organize, and implement the school health program.  First aid is provided to ill and injured students.
  • Psychologist:  The school psychologist serves students attending KES by testing, diagnosing, and recommending specific actions for remediation as needed.
  • Learning Impaired Teacher:  The learning impaired teachers provide services for the students identified as having a learning impairment as defined by Public Law 94?142.
  • Gifted Education (GE): The GE teacher provides programs for identified students who have above-average abilities with high levels of task commitment and creative opportunities.  Identification of students for the program is the responsibility of the School Enrichment Committee.  A parent or classroom teacher may nominate a child for consideration to the program.
  • Educational Technologist: Supports teachers with the integration of technology.