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Authorized Departures due to COVID-19

Authorized Departures due to COVID-19

August 10, 2020 The Department of State (DOS) has approved an Authorized Departure from foreign areas to include Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees -- and/or other eligible family members (EFMs) who may need to accompany them - who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Six questions about the Return to School with Director Tom Brady

Six questions about the Return to School with Director Tom Brady

July 22, 2020 DoDEA Director, Tom Brady, answers 6 questions about the return to school.
DoDEA Pacific East announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

DoDEA Pacific East announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

July 20, 2020 DoDEA Pacific East announces principal selections for Iwakuni Elementary School, Yokota Middle School, Yokota West Elementary School, and Joan K. Mendel Elementary School.
DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 20-21

DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 20-21

July 15, 2020 As parents and students prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 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.

Welcome to Mendel Elementary School!

Our goal is to provide current and relevant information about our school to the military and civilian families we serve today and those we look forward to welcoming to our campus in the future.


Mendel ES School Hours

Tuesdays are Early Release days

  Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
Office Hours 0730 - 1600  
School Hours 0800 - 1410 0800 - 1310
Lunch Hours 1030 - 1210  

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Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

June 16, 2020 Challenging every DoDEA employee to be courageous, persistent and effective in confronting and resolving racial and cultural issues that impact everyone but disproportionately impact the academic and social emotional success of students of color.
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Mendel ES

School Address
Unit 5072
APO, AP 96328-5072
Japan
Phone: DSN: 225-5503
DSN Phone: 225-5503

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.

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

Joan K. Mendel Purpose

Empowering students to succeed as life-long learners.

Joan K. Mendel Values

  • M - Manners
  • E - Excellence in all we do
  • N - Never Give Up
  • D - Disciplined
  • E - Express Creativity
  • L - Life-Long Learners

Gradespeed is for students in 4th through 12th Grade.  It is not available for Kindergarten through 3rd Graders.

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