Department of Defense Education Activity

Liberty IS: Policies and Procedures

Student Conduct and Discipline

Positive attitudes and behaviors on the part of the students play a major role in planning and carrying out worthwhile school activities.

Appearance/Dress Code

Appropriate dress is the responsibility of the sponsor and the student. School personnel determine inappropriate dress. Students are expected to dress in a manner that does not interfere with the educational process of the school. Good judgment and common sense should be used in selecting clothing that is neat, comfortable, and appropriate for a school environment. Shirts and footwear are required at all times. Dress code applies to ALL school activities during the school day. No form of clothing or accessory that creates distraction, is “suggestive” in nature, or is considered hazardous to student safety or health will be permitted.


It is DoDDS's policy that discipline be maintained consistently and appropriately. We encourage students to grow in self-control, develop a sense of regard for fellow students, and have pride in their school community. Students have the responsibility for conducting themselves in a manner that does not violate the rights of other people. Along with staff, students share the responsibility of developing a caring climate within the school that is conducive to productive learning.

Expected Student Behavior

Show respect for the learning of others by not displaying disruptive behavior.

Protect others and self from danger and injury.

Demonstrate respect for school property.

Obey all school adults promptly.

Use appropriate language.

Wear appropriate attire to school.

Take responsibility for your own actions.

Bring no items that could cause physical harm to oneself or others.

Toys and other entertainment items (electronic or otherwise) brought from home are prohibited in classrooms, common areas or on the bus or playground.

Arrival At School

Students are to arrive no earlier than 0745. Students are not permitted in any school building before school hours unless they are under direct supervision for a special activity. Supervision of students does not begin until 0745. Parents will be notified if their child continues to arrive at school too early. Should the problem persist, the chain of command will be notified. Your cooperation in this matter will greatly enhance the safety and security of our students.

Late Arrival

For security purposes, parents are required to escort their children to the office and sign them in when arriving late. Students arriving late will receive a late pass to give to their teacher for admission into class.

Attendance Policy

It is the responsibility of parents to notify the school before 0815 any time your child will be/is absent.The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) educational program is organized on the assumption that students will attend school regularly and punctually. Students may not leave the classroom or school grounds without permission. Regular attendance at school is critically important. The purpose of this action is to ensure the safety of the child, establish patterns of good attendance, and to ensure that students and educational programs have an opportunity to be successful. Children who are taught at home and school that punctuality and attendance are behaviors expected of responsible citizens not only do better in school, but also learn a life skill that serves them well in later years in the adult world. Attendance is taken each morning an entered into a computer program by 0845 hours daily. At that time, if a reported absence is unexcused, the office will call the parents that morning to make certain that the student is fine and accounted for. For any absence, a signed, written note from the parent of the student is needed to consider the absence "excused", without a note from the parent, the child's absence is recorded as "unexcused" by DODDS regulation.

Excusable Absences Include:
  1. Illness or injury to the student.
  2. Family emergency such as severe illness, injury or death.
  3. Medical or dental appointments (please schedule after hours, as much as possible).
  4. Meeting religious obligations.

To report your child(ren)'s absences please email : by 0815.

Visitor Guidelines

You are encouraged to visit your child's classroom and your school. For security reasons, all visitors must sign in at the main office and obtain a visitor's pass. At the end of the visit, the badge must be returned to the office.

School Handbook

Liberty IS Student Parent Handbook

Liberty IS Student Parent Handbook

Our faculty and administration are looking forward to working with you and your family. Please take a few minutes to read through this handbook so you will be familiar with the school policies. If you have any questions, please call our school office at 226-2258

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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