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Landstuhl ES: Landstuhl EMS Policies and Procedures

It is important for all of us to be aware of school policies as they are designed to provide the best possible learning environment. The information in this handbook has been prepared to familiarize you with our educational programs and operational procedures. We urge you to carefully review this information as a family.


The basic premise underlying student discipline at Landstuhl ES/MS is that students are responsible for their behavior and there are consequences when students do not behave properly. We expect everyone to act with courtesy and consideration toward others. The school's policies respect and protect the general rights of all students and parents.


Students are expected to be properly attired when in attendance at school since the morale and school spirit can directly relate to the emphasis placed on being well dressed. If the mode of dress detracts from the learning environment, the parent will be called to bring a change of clothing to school. A child who is "dressed to come to work" generally has the attitude that school is a place of important business. Students may be subject to discipline for violating the dress code and/or refusing to cooperate with request to bring student into compliance.


It is essential that parents instruct their children to abide by the established arrival time if the health and safety of students are to be safeguarded. Children should not arrive on school grounds before 0750 hours. Students are expected to be in their classrooms no later than 0810. Children will be unsupervised if they arrive earlier than the established time. During inclement weather, walking children will not be admitted to the building until adequate supervision is available. Both the health and safety of your child are involved, so we urge your cooperation in this matter.


All parents and official visitors are to report first to the Student Affairs (Main) Office immediately upon arrival in the school. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you are invited to a class activity; such as a party or play, please remember you may NOT bring other children unless the invitation so states. Students may not visit in the school without prior approval; this includes other DoDEA students from DoDEA schools and children of staff members. Students who wish to bring a guest must receive the approval of all teachers concerned at least three days prior to the intended visit. Only the most unusual circumstances will warrant approval for a visitor. Students who have withdrawn from school or are on suspension cannot be in the building under any circumstances; and, they cannot be on school grounds or take part in school sponsored/related activities.

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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.

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