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School Address and Contact Information


Naples Elementary School
PSC 808, Box 39
FPO, AE 09618-0039
Italy
Phone: 39-081-811-7600
DSN Phone: 314-629-7600
From US: 39-081-811-7600
chris.beane@dodea.edu
http://www.dodea.edu/NaplesES

 

Naples ES Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Naples ES Vision

Empowering each student to be an independent, creative problem-solver.

Guiding Principles 

Success for All Students
Trust and Respect for Others
Uncompromising Advocacy for Students
Development of Lifelong Learners
Equal Access to Quality, Rigorous Education
New and Motivating Challenges to Inspire Excellence
Teaching with High Expectations
Safe and Stable Learning Environment


Naples ES School Hours

Grade Regular Hours
PSCD - 6 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

School Contacts

Name Staff Position Phone Contact Email
Registrar
39-081-811-7691
Front Office Front Office
39-081-811-7600
 
School Webmaster
 
Nurse Nurse
39-081-811-7616
 
SLO
 
PTO
 
School Counselor
 
School Counselor
 
School Meals Program School Meals Program
39-081-811-7600
 
Information Specialist Information Specialist
39-081-811-7600
 
 

 

Handbook Contents

School Calendars
Admin Bios
General Information
Enrollment
Report Card and Testing Information
Special Education
Reporting Abuse Neglect Suicide Risk and Threats
School Counseling Services
School Health Services
Student Rights and Responsibilities
School Security
Student Conduct and Discipline
Technology
Student Transportation
School Policies

School Handbook

Director's Message: Mr. Thomas M. Brady

Thomas M. Brady

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Members of Our Community, 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to be flexible in our approach to instructional delivery, while also remaining steadfast in our commitment to providing every DoDEA student with a first-rate education.  

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. In that regard, this year remains no different.  

We have always believed that instruction in the classroom is the optimal learning environment for most of our military-connected students. Conducting teaching and learning within the familiar environments of our classrooms provides students with stability and continuity. Face-to-face instruction and the routines of school add significantly to success and growth for all students. 

While I am cautiously optimistic that our students will be able to attend school in person throughout the year, we have systems and infrastructure in place to provide remote instruction, on a moment's notice, as local HPCON levels and host nation guidance require. 

As we begin School Year 2021 / 2022, please take a moment to review our COVID-19 Operational Guidelines and Protocols, Version VII.   

These operational guidelines are a key part of DoDEA’s role in total force and the warfighter’s mission readiness. In order to protect the health and safety of our military communities and to maximize in-person learning opportunities for all students, DoDEA will continue to use an integrated package of prevention and control components to avoid transmission of COVID-19 in schools. 

Last year, as a result of our response throughout the pandemic, infection rates among students and staff remained remarkably low. We understand the stress and anxiety that many families feel due to the current circumstances, but I encourage all of us to have confidence that through cooperation, mutual support, and adherence to our operational guidelines, we will continue to learn within a safe and healthy environment, without sacrificing our rigorous educational standards. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic I have been consistently impressed with the dedication, passion, and commitment of our staff, our students, and our families to continuously adapt to each new challenge and overcome every obstacles.  By working together to support one another we have continued to thrive academically and as a community.  

We cannot always predict what challenges the world will place before us on our path, but with dedication and teamwork we can know that we will continue to fulfill our mission to ensure Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere. 


School Operations in COVID-19

This policy applies to DoDEA Europe

Continuity of education is a critical quality of life component for military families and communities. We recognize that school operations impact on the readiness of our military partners to complete their mission. Our teachers and the routines of school provide an important element of stability for our students which adds significantly to their success. In-classroom Instruction is the optimal learning environment for our military-connected students. We will seek to provide as much in-school instruction as possible for all students every day to the best of our ability, and in accordance with official health guidelines. more...


Daily School Schedule

This policy applies to Naples ES
The school day has been established as follows: Sure Start
M,T,W,F
  • 0805 Students enter the building
  • 0810 Instruction begins
  • 1330 Dismissal
Thursday
  • 0805 Students enter the building
  • 0810 Instruction begins
  • 1230 Dismissal
Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
M,T,W,F
  • 0755 Students enter the building
  • 0800 Instruction begins
  • 1420 Dismissal
Thursday
  • 0755 Students enter the building
  • 0800 Instruction begins
  • 1300 Dismissal

Half day ends at 1100


Parents, please ensure that your child knows the plan for after school hours. If the plan is different from the normal routine, please provide a written note stating the changes and any additional phone numbers to his/her teacher. Due to security and safety of our children, phone calls will not be accepted.


Principal's Corner

Welcome to Naples ES

Dear Naples Elementary School Community:

Benvenuti a Napoli and welcome to Naples Elementary School where we empower each student to be an independent, creative problem-solver .

It’s hard to believe that we are revving up for another fantastic school year here at Naples ES! Over the summer the school has received lots of beautification and enhancement projects to reflect a 21st Century School. Please see the posted sign at the entrance of the school that detail all the completed projects.

Our priorities at Naples Elementary School focus on 2 key areas: First, we will continue with the implementation of the College and Career Readiness Standards in Math K-6, Language Arts Grades K- 6, and Science Grades K-5. Secondly, Naples Elementary School will continue to focus on mapping out rigorous educational experiences to our students vis-à-vis our “Thursday 1300 Early Release Model” that is geared to the professional growth of teachers thereby ensuring academic success of ALL our students. Academic success will not only be planned for during the Collaboration Thursdays but it will also be measured through the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System.

At Naples ES, we believe that the best education can be achieved through teamwork by having home, school, and community combine energies and talents. We encourage stakeholders to be active participants in the education process. Volunteers enrich and support the curriculum through diverse activities and are always welcome at our school. We are fortunate to have a very strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and they are always looking for members. There is also the School Advisory Committee (SAC) that is comprised of parents and teachers who deal with whole school topics such as curricular issues, cafeteria items, and bus questions. In addition, we have Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Teams that include parent representatives working with teachers to achieve our school improvement goals.

Parent and family-oriented activities engage stakeholders in meaningful ways and enhances 21st Century Learning opportunities. Activities include: Grade level STEM nights (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), student-led conferences, parent conferences, parent coffees, science expo, math night, and study trips. These interactive approaches involving teachers, parents, students, and community members actively engage families in learning.

Naples Elementary School provides quality programming to ensure student success. Some of the programs and services provided are Sure Start, Pre-School Children with Disabilities Program, Gifted Education, Special Education Services, English as a Second Language Program, READ 180, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Personalized Academic Learning (PAL) Partial Italian Language Immersion, Counseling and Psychological Services, School Nurse, Information Center (Library), and Educational Technologist (Computers, etc.)

Welcome back and benvenuti to the Naples Elementary Family!

Mr. Christopher D. Beane
Principal

 

About Our School

Naples Elementary School cherishes its rich culture. Built in 1997, it has undergone numerous facility upgrades and renovations. The school is committed to offering a variety of educational and extracurricular programs to the students. The school's vision statement, " Naples Elementary School: Empowering each student to be an independent, creative problem-solver," is consistently embraced and embedded in our interactions with students and families. Signs and banners are displayed in the hallways, classrooms and other public areas with the intent to keep the stakeholders well informed about the school's vision for the children. 

Residing on Naples U.S. Naval Support Activity base (NSA Support Site), in close proximity to Naples, Italy, provides our students with many unique opportunities. The base is 118 miles south of Rome, the largest city in Italy. The Support Site offers a complete complement of educational, social, commercial, and recreational venues that are available for use by all military personnel and their dependents. The Naples Elementary School student body is comprised of dependent children whose family members provide support to visiting and home-ported Sixth Fleet Units, Allied Force Command Naples, and shore-based personnel in the Naples and Gaeta Area. The school's enrollment mirrors the national trend where the student population rises and falls with the families' change of duty stations. Our population reflects the diversity of the Base. We find that the students and their families bring to the school a multitude of experiences which enrich the school's atmosphere for learning. Each child's past experiences combine in the classrooms to form a learning environment where all children, ideas, and efforts are welcome.

We take great pride in assimilating these world travel experiences and combining the collective experiences into a unified school community.

 

Europe South District SY21-22

 

School Calendars

 

DoDEA Europe : School Year  2021 - 2022 Calendar


Non-Standard DoDEA Europe School Calendars

Standard DoDEA Europe School Calendar

Note: Calendar based on 190 day teacher workdays including:

5 Teacher Orientation/Pre-service/CCR Days

4 CCR Days

4 Teacher Work Days

2 District Professional Development Days (+1 for districts going through accreditation)

Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel

Monday, August 16, 2021 Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel for CCR training, orientation and classroom preparation (16-20 August)

School Year 2021-2022 (175 Instructional Days and 190 Teacher Work Days)

First Semester (85 Instructional Days)
Monday, August 23, 2021 First Day of School
Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, October 11, 2021 Columbus Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, October 21, 2021 End of First Quarter (41 Instructional Days)
Friday, October 22, 2021 No School for Students - Teacher Work Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Veterans Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, November 26, 2021 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, December 20, 2021 Begin Winter Recess (20 December – 1 January)
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas (Observed): Federal Holiday
2022
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Day (Observed): Federal Holiday
Monday, January 3, 2022 Instruction Resumes
Thursday, January 13, 2022 End of Second Quarter and First Semester (45 Instructional Days)
Friday, January 14, 2022 No School for Students – Teacher Work Day
Monday, January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Day: Federal Holiday
Second Semester (90 Instructional Days)
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Begin Second semester and Third Quarter
Monday, February 21, 2022 Presidents’ Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, March 24, 2022 End of Third Quarter (47 Instructional Days)
Friday, March 25, 2022 No School for Students – Teacher Work Day
Monday, March 28, 2022 Begin Spring Recess (28 March – 1 April)
Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day: Federal Holiday
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester (43 Instructional Days)
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 No School for Students – Teacher Work Day
 

 

Admin Bios

Mr. Christopher Beane - Naples ES Principal

Mr. Christopher Beane

Mr. Chris Beane is extremely proud to serve as your Naples Elementary School Principal. It is an honor to lead of a school with a great reputation for being student-centered and collegial. This year marks Mr. Beane's 19th year with DoDEA; he completed his student-teaching in 1999 at the Gaeta American School in the Mediterranean District, propelling him to launch his teaching career first as an Italian Immersion teacher and then as a 6th Grade Social Studies teacher in Naples, Italy. In 2006, Mr. Beane joined the Vicenza School Complex, serving his first three years as the Middle/High School Assistant Principal, and his last three-plus years as Principal of Vicenza Elementary School.

Mr. Beane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, a Graduate Teaching Certificate from Rider University, and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. He is a passionate educator who is deeply committed to providing an optimal educational experience for students. At the core of this commitment, his educational priorities include:

  • Fostering positive relationships with school stakeholders to build a healthy school environment. When a school has a positive and collegial culture, it also has the opportunity to enact change, promote professional development, progress toward school improvement, and actualize a shared, committed vision of what education should be and can be.
  • Fully engaged teachers and students in the daily business of teaching and learning--teaching bell to bell, maximizing the potential of every school day.
  • Foundational skills of literacy and numeracy are practiced daily-all students should read and problem solve every day.
  • Incorporating technology into the classroom is a need of the present, not only the future-our students are digital natives, and integrating technology into the classroom provides tremendous additional educational resources as well as increased engagement.
  • Engagement of the school and home in partnership promotes student success. The more involved parents are in their children's education, the higher their achievement.

Mr. Beane is greatly enjoying his tenure at Naples Elementary School, and he would like to extend a warm greeting to his new faculty members, students, and families.

 

Dr. Tynia Hopkins - Naples ES Assistant Principal

Dr. Tynia Hopkins

Dr. Hopkins began her career in education as a Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education Teacher, and School Counselor, in Killeen, TX, before joining the DoDEA team in 2005. Her DoDEA journey has taken her to Osan Middle/High School, Naples Elementary School, Seoul American Elementary School, Sasebo Elementary School, and Ikego Elementary School, as a School Counselor. She is thrilled to return to Naples in this new capacity. Dr. Howard-Brahaney noted “Dr. Hopkins’ focus on both academic and social emotional wellness of children will serve her well in an administrative role. We look forward to welcoming her to the Europe South Team.”

Dr. Hopkins grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, before becoming a military dependent when her mother joined the US. Army. She is a DoDEA graduate (Ramstein High School, c/o 93) and has continued her love of learning, travel, and her appreciation for military members and their families.
Dr. Hopkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, from Tarleton State University. She continued her education by obtaining a Doctorate in Education, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University. Her research focused on emotional intelligence and staff morale.

Dr. Hopkins is passionate about student growth (personal and academic), staff morale, and contributing to a positive school culture. As an avid lover of The Arts, especially music, Dr. Hopkins is eagerly awaiting the return of karaoke.

 

Vacant - Naples ES Assistant Principal

Vacant

 

Mr. Carl Albrecht - Bahrain, Italy South, Turkey Community Superintendent

Mr. Carl Albrecht

Carl Albrecht is one of two Community Superintendents with the Europe South District Team. He is based in the Naples District Field Office located in Naples, Italy. This office serves families and schools located at the four Navy sites of Bahrain, Sigonella, Rota, and Naples. The school located at Moron AFB in Spain will also be in the field office footprint.

Mr. Albrecht is by no means new to any of DoDEA and has served as a teacher, school administrator, and at district offices in Japan, Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Mediterranean where his heart is. He and his wife Lucia have two sons, graduates of Bahrain Unit School and London Central MHS/D.

Mr. Albrecht is from Michigan. He is a graduate of MSU, as well as Boston University. When asked what assignment was the best, he replied " . . .they all are. Even the year deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan."(He earned the Civilian Superior Service Award.) The motto that guides his professional behavior comes from Robert F. Kennedy: "If no one is in your way, you're not going anywhere." He is proud to be a part of DoDEA.

 

School Handbook

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney - Europe South District Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney has served as the superintendent for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)’s Europe South District since September 2018. The Europe South District consists of 16 elementary, middle and high schools spread across Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Bahrain.

Hailing from Ottawa Lake, Michigan, Dr. Howard-Brahaney started her career as a middle school teacher for students with emotional and learning impairments. In 1999, she became a school administrator for the Monroe County Intermediate School District.

In 2009, Dr. Howard-Brahaney was named the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Early Childhood Services, leading a department of nearly 500 staff. In this role she served as liaison between the Michigan Department of Education and the local school districts of Monroe County. During this time, she was also appointed to several state-wide committees including the Early Literacy Task Force, School-Justice Partnership Coalition, and State Complaint and Resolution Procedures. Dr. Howard-Brahaney and her team implemented a number of successful county-wide initiatives, including a multi-tiered systems of support; “Project Graduation” to focus on school engagement and attendance; beginning educator induction programs; principal leadership trainings; and crisis response efforts. She also led many grant-funded activities and served as the primary author of the Early Head Start and Head Start grants.

Dr. Howard-Brahaney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary and special education, a Master’s Degree in special education and an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration from Wayne State University. In 2016, she received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Theory and Social Foundations of Education from the University of Toledo, Ohio.

While working towards her degrees, Dr. Howard-Brahaney served as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, Ohio, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Education.

Dr. Howard-Brahaney and her husband, Paul, currently reside in Vicenza, Italy. They have three children, Michalea, Mason, and Chase. Michalea and Mason still reside in Michigan, while Chase is a midshipman studying at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Howard-Brahaney’s family history is steeped in military service. She is honored to serve military connected students and their families.

 

Dr. Jeff Arrington - Pacific West District Superintendent

Dr. Jeff Arrington

Dr. Jeff Arrington has served as the DoDEA Pacific West District’s Superintendent for the past two years. Prior to becoming the District Superintendent for DoDEA schools in Guam and Korea, Dr. Arrington served for five years as the Pacific West Community Superintendent. His previous assignment was for five years as the District Assistant Superintendent in the DoDEA Pacific Guam District. Dr. Arrington has a background in working with educational technology, professional development, 21st Century instructional practices, and school administration at all levels and in all configurations of schools.

Dr. Arrington’s leadership assignments have lead him on a journey across the Pacific, where he has served as a DoDEA administrator starting in Guam, then Okinawa, Mainland Japan, back to Guam and now Korea. He was promoted to assistant principal of Guam High School in 2000 and then principal of Lester Middle School on Okinawa, Japan in 2002. From there, Arrington joined Kadena High School—also on Okinawa—as the principal in 2005 before moving on in 2008 to serve as principal of Edgren High School and then promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Guam in 2010.

During his DoDEA tenure, Arrington also served on accreditation, student information systems, differentiated instruction, inclusive and responsive teaching, educator career program (ECP), and the technology steering committees.

Arrington’s education career began in 1994 in Arkansas where his assignments included teaching and administration. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. He returned to the University of Arkansas to earn a Master’s in Educational Administration in 1996 and an Educational Specialist degree in 1998. He completed his Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska in 2014.

Dr. Arrington and his lovely and talented wife Jennifer, are the busy parents of seven children, is active in his community and volunteers with many worthy organizations, including Youth Sports, Boy Scouts and his church.

Dr. Arrington’s guiding philosophy is “Actively engaging students in rigorous, real world learning opportunities resulting in the mastery of college and career readiness standards.”

 

Mr. Paul Salatto - Europe South Chief of Staff

Mr. Paul Salatto

Mr. Paul A. Salatto serves as the Chief of Staff for DoDEA Europe South District Superintendents Office planning, coordinating, and directing the operations of 16 schools across four countries supporting over 6100 students.

Mr. Salatto joined DoDEA in 2014 as the Instructional Systems Specialist joining the Professional Development Branch of the Teaching and Learning Division. The branch provides leadership for the development and delivery for professional learning across the DoDEA school system. He was later promoted to lead the Professional Development branch.

Prior to joining DoDEA, Mr. Salatto was an Instructional Specialist in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Support with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. MCPS is the 17th largest school district within the United States, serving more than 160,000 students in 202 schools.

School improvement was the primary focus of Mr. Salatto’s work in MCPS. The heart of this work was building Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in school and central office leadership teams. This work included leading teams through a two-year institute and creating opportunities for school/team specific job embedded professional learning. Ultimately, teams produce self-sustaining learning organizations, where they identified essential results and utilized those results to drive learning.

With over 36 years in education, Mr. Salatto has served schools as the resource counselor and began his educational career as a special education teacher working with students struggling with social emotional disabilities at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

 

School Handbook

General Information

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments, has developed an interstate compact that addresses the educational transition issues of children of active duty military-connected families.  Currently, all 50 states, DoDEA and the District of Columbia participate in this interstate compact, which provides uniform policy for resolving the educational challenges experienced by military-connected children as they transition between school systems.

We encourage all of our families preparing to transition, to, from or within a DoDEA and/or stateside school system to engage with the School Liaison Officers (SLO) from the sending and receiving locations.  The SLO is the local contact for schools and has valuable information about school calendars, hybrid learning, early enrollment, student services, how to manage quarantine requirements and more. 

“Call your SLO before you go”
In order to prepare records for your students school transition.

 A directory of School Liaison Officers is updated annually and can be found at: https://www.dodea.edu/Partnership/index.cfm

The Compact ensures that mobile children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children.  States participating in the Compact work to coordinate graduation requirements, transfer of records, course placement, unique learning needs, assessments and other administrative policies.

For additional information or transition support, please contact or call the Partnership office at 571-372-6026.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1325.01: DoD Impact Aid Program for Local Educational Agencies, Change 2
1342.29: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Access to School Facilities

If the principal permits a school to operate a limited open forum by maintaining a practice of allowing any single non-curriculum-related student group access to school facilities, the principal shall ensure that all of such student groups (including activities of religious nature) are permitted equal access to meet on school premises and use school facilities during non-instructional time. Access to groups may be denied if the principal determines that a student or student group has or is likely to substantially interfere with good order or discipline or violate any Federal, state, or local law, or DoD or DoDEA regulation/policy.


Visitors and Volunteers

For safety reasons, all visitors and volunteers must report to the school’s front office immediately upon entering the school.

Due to COVID-19, schools are currently minimizing volunteers/visitors in the classroom.

A visitor/volunteer is someone who is not a school employee or enrolled student and enters the school during operating hours. The school administration has the final determination on visitors/volunteers authorized to be at the school. When visiting, visitors/volunteers may go only to the approved area indicated as their destination when signing in at the front office. All visitors will receive an appropriate visitor’s badge, which is to be displayed conspicuously at all times while on school grounds. Any change to the designated location must be approved by the school’s front office before the visitor/volunteer can access a different location within the school. Upon finishing their visit, visitors/volunteers must check out at the front office, return the visitor’s badge, and exit the school. Parents are welcome to visit the school and classrooms to observe the school’s programs for brief periods of time that do not interfere with instruction. Approval by school personnel is required for this type of visitation.

Learn more about volunteering at your school's Get Involved page.


School Advisory Committees

DoDEA school administrators, in partnership with sponsors/family members, students, and military leaders, promote communication through the establishment of advisory committees to address issues (school initiatives, procedures and policies) locally. This is a system-wide way for parents to get involved in their child’s local school. Consult your child’s school to learn more about school advisory committees.

Learn more about SAC's at your school's Get Involved page.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.15: Educational Advisory Committees and Councils
1358.01: School Boards, Advisory Committees, and Dependents Education Council

Enrollment

Registration Process

Proof of Eligibility: The sponsor does not need to be present at registration, as long as the parent or other adult registering the child has all the necessary paperwork, in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, “Eligibility Requirements for Education of Elementary and Secondary School-Age Dependents in Overseas Areas,” September 20, 2006, as amended, and DoD Instruction 1342.26, “Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS),” March 4, 1997. 

The following documents are necessary to complete the registration process:

  1. Proof of age;
  2. Medical records, including information on medical conditions, medications, and all dates and types of immunizations;
  3. Official documents to support eligibility (e.g., letter of employment, contract, permanent change of station [PCS] orders, etc.); and
  4. Proof of on-base residence (applies to students enrolling in DoD domestic schools).

Contact the registrar at your child’s school to update your child’s information or visit your school's registration page for more information on enrollment. 

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.13: Eligibility Requirements for Education of Elementary and Secondary School-Age Dependents in Overseas Areas, Change 3
1342.26: Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)

Immunization Requirements

health services immunizationStudents who enroll in DoDEA schools are required to meet specific immunization requirements (DoDEA Regulation 2942.01, “School Health Services,” September 2, 2016).  These requirements represent the minimum and do not necessarily reflect the optimal immunization status for a student. Acceptable forms of official proof of immunization status may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Yellow international immunization records;
  2. State agency-generated immunization certificates;
  3. School-generated immunization certificates; and
  4. Physician, clinic or hospital-generated immunization records.

It is the responsibility of the sponsor/parent/guardian to provide their child’s most current immunization record at the time of enrollment and when immunizations are updated.  Parents of incoming students are allowed up to 30 days from the date of enrollment to obtain documentation of any missing required immunization(s).  If the missing required immunization is a series, then the first dose of the series must be administered, and documentation must be provided to the school within the required 30 days. Students who have immunization(s) due during the school year will have 10 calendar days from the due date to receive their vaccine(s) and to submit documentation to the school. The due date of a vaccine is on the date the student reaches the minimum recommended age for vaccine administration.

STUDENTS IN NON-COMPLIANCE AFTER 10 DAYS MAY BE DISENROLLED UNTIL PROOF OF COMPLIANCE OR APPROVED EXEMPTION IS PROVIDED.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2942.01: School Health Services

Immunization Exemptions

A waiver for immunization exemption may be granted for medical or religious reasons. Philosophical exemptions are not permitted. The applicable DoD Command must provide guidance on the waiver process.

A statement from the child’s health care provider is required if an immunization cannot be administered because of a chronic medical condition wherein the vaccine is permanently contraindicated or because of natural immunity. The statement must document the reason why the child is exempt. This request for immunization exemption from specific vaccines due to vaccine contraindications or natural immunity must be completed and submitted to the school at the beginning of the child’s enrollment or when a vaccine is due. Request for exemption only needs to be completed one time for the duration of the child’s enrollment at the school.

If an immunization is not administered because of a parent’s religious beliefs, the parent must submit an exemption request in writing, stating that he or she objects to the vaccination based upon religious beliefs. The immunization waiver request must be completed and submitted to the school at the beginning of every school year. For students arriving after the school year has started, this request/written statement must be submitted at the initial enrollment and at the beginning of every school year.

During a documented outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease (as determined by local DoD medical authorities), a student who is attending a DoDEA school program under an immunization waiver for that vaccine will be excluded from attending. This is for his or her protection and the safety of the other children and staff. The exclusion will remain in place until such time that the DoD Command determines that the outbreak is over and that it is safe for the student to return to school.

DoDEA Immunization Requirements

DoDEA Health Forms (dodea.edu/StudentServices/Health/healthForms.cfm)


Grade-level Placement

Kindergarten and grade 1 placements are determined by minimum age requirements, in accordance with Enclosure 2 of DoDEA Regulation 2000.03, “Student Grade Level Placement,” March 2, 2010. A student who will reach his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year is eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten in DoDEA. In addition, a student who will reach his or her sixth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year is eligible to enroll in grade 1 in DoDEA. Placement in grades 2–8 is predicated upon completion of the preceding year. Students entering a DoDEA school (kindergarten through grade 8) from a non-American or host nation school will be placed in the grade level corresponding to their ages, assuming yearly progression from grades 1–8.

Grade-level status (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12) will be determined by the number of course credit units earned by the student, in accordance with Section 2 of DoDEA Regulation 2000.3, “Student Grade Level Placement,” March 2, 2010. Students entering grade 9 must have successfully completed grade 8 and/or been previously enrolled in grade 9 and earned less than 6 credits. Students entering grade 10 must have successfully completed grade 9 and earned a minimum of 6 course credits. Students entering grade 11 must have successfully completed grade 10 and earned a minimum of 12 course credits. Students entering grade 12 must have successfully completed grade 11 and earned a minimum of 19 course credits.

In accordance with DoDI 1342.29, “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children,” January 31, 2019, for students transitioning from a sending school system to a DoDEA school, at the time of transition and regardless of the age of the student, the DoDEA school shall enroll the transitioning student in the same grade level as the student’s grade level (i.e. in kindergarten through grade 12) in the sending state’s local educational agency. For kindergarten, the student must have been enrolled in and attended kindergarten class in order to assure continued attendance in kindergarten in a DoDEA school. Students who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite grade level in the sending school system will be eligible for enrollment in the next higher grade level in the DoDEA school, regardless of the student’s age.

All DoDEA students, including students with disabilities, English language learners (ELLs), and students with accommodation plans, should be afforded the opportunity to participate in the standard DoDEA secondary curriculum, as appropriate, based upon their individual circumstances.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.29: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
2000.03: Student Grade Level Placement

Transcripts/Records Policy/Access to Student Records

Student records and transcripts may be requested from several different sources, depending upon the student’s last date of attendance or graduation date. Parents/sponsors of current and prospective elementary/middle/high school students should contact the school’s registrar directly for assistance. For further information, please visit the DoDEA Student Records Center (dodea.edu/StudentServices/transcripts.cfm). You may also consult with the counseling department at your child’s school for issues regarding student records.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Language Services

This policy is currently under review

An English language learner (ELL) is a student whose first language is not English and is in the process of acquiring English as an additional language. In accordance with DoDEA Regulation 2440.1, DoDEA’s English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program is designed to teach ELLs to acquire English language and literacy proficiency through content. The ESOL Program builds students’ social, cultural, and academic skills so that identified ELLs succeed in an English language academic environment that provides equitable access to college- and career-ready opportunities as their English-speaking peers.

The ESOL Program involves teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and study skills at the appropriate developmental and English language proficiency levels. This is accomplished by teaching language through a standards-based, high-quality academic content that pursues the student’s orientation within the United States culture. The ESOL Program’s instruction can be delivered in a variety of settings and program configurations. The scope and amount of ESOL instruction provided is determined by the student’s age, grade level, academic needs, and an English language proficiency evaluation. DoDEA’s ELLs may receive instruction both through the ESOL Program and within the main classroom setting.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2440.1: English as a Second Language Programs

Attendance Policy

In accordance with the policy stated in DoDEA Regulation 2095.01, “School Attendance,” August 26, 2011, as amended, school attendance is mandatory. All students are required to attend school to ensure continuity of instruction and that they successfully meet academic standards and demonstrate continuous educational progress. School attendance is a joint responsibility between the parent or sponsor, student, classroom teacher, school personnel, and, in some cases, the Command. Students with excessive school absences (or tardiness) shall be monitored by the Student Support Team to assist in the completion of all required work and successful mastery of course objectives.

Daily student attendance is identified based upon a quarter of the school day formula. Students will be identified as present or absent, based on the following criteria:

  1. Absent up to 25% of the school day = absent one-quarter of the school day
  2. Absent between 26%–50% of the school day = absent one-half of the school day
  3. Absent 51%–75% of the school day = absent three-quarters of the school day
  4. Absent 76%–100% of the school day = full-day absence

DoDEA considers the following conditions to constitute reasonable cause for absence from school for reasons other than school-related activities:

  1. Personal illness;
  2. Medical, dental, or mental health appointment;
  3. Serious illness in the student’s immediate family;
  4. A death in the student’s immediate family or of a relative;
  5. Religious holiday;
  6. Emergency conditions such as fire, flood, or storm;
  7. Unique family circumstances warranting absence and coordinated with school administration;
  8. College visits that cannot be scheduled on non-school days; and
  9. A pandemic event.

Unexcused absences may result in school disciplinary actions. An absence from school or a class without written verification from a parent or sponsor will be unexcused. Student attendance is calculated based upon the date of enrollment in a DoDEA school, which may occur anytime during the school year. Student attendance monitoring is designed to provide a continuum of intervention and services to support families and children in keeping children in school and combating truancy and educational neglect. Parents should notify the school of their child’s absence 30 minutes after the start of the school day.  Too many unexcused absences may trigger the Student Support Team to convene.

More about DoDEA Attendance Policy (dodea.edu/attendance)

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2095.01: School Attendance, Change 1

Accelerated Withdrawal

The Principal may authorize an accelerated withdrawal of a student who must withdraw from school 20 or less instructional days prior to the end of a semester, in accordance with Section 3.1.d, of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1367.01, “High School Graduation Requirements and Policy,” [TBD]. Accelerated withdrawal will only be considered if the parent/sponsor presents PCS orders. The parent or sponsor must present verification of the date required for the student to depart from the school (e.g., PCS orders). All of the conditions of an accelerated study program outlined by the student’s teachers must be met prior to withdrawal in order for grades to be assigned and credit to be granted. Students who withdraw prior to the 20-day limitation of the accelerated withdrawal policy will receive “withdrawal” grades rather than final grades. In this case, the sponsor/parent should notify the school two weeks prior to the date of withdrawal.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1367.01: High School Graduation Requirements and Policy

Home-school Students

DoDEA recognizes that home schooling is a sponsor’s right and may be a legitimate alternative form of education for the sponsor’s dependent(s). Home-school students who are eligible to enroll in a DoDEA-Europe, DoDEA-Pacific and DoDEA-Americas school are eligible to utilize DoDEA auxiliary services without being required to either enroll in or register for a minimum number of courses offered by the school. Eligible DoD home-school students using or receiving auxiliary services must meet the same eligibility and standards of conduct requirements applicable to students enrolled in the DoDEA school who use or receive the same auxiliary services. Any student, including eligible DoD dependent home-school students, who has not met the graduation requirements to earn a DoDEA diploma may not receive DoDEA commencement regalia, the DoDEA diploma, nor participate (walk) in a DoDEA commencement ceremony.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1375.01: Home-School Students, Change 1

Accelerated Withdrawal - Europe South Schools

This policy applies to EU-South

The acceleration request must be initiated at least four weeks before the final school day. The Europe South District Office establishes the dates for acceleration. Students must be in attendance for the entire acceleration day.

Orders and a letter indicating the student's last day in school should be brought to the registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to take the acceleration form to teachers and complete the required work and examinations before departure.

  • Three (3) days prior to the acceleration date, students will receive a clearance form from the Registrar, which must be completed by teachers and other staff members before departure and returned to the Registrar.
  • Payment for books or other items must be made before clearance can be completed.
    • Parents must call ahead to arrange for records pick up.

Report Card and Testing Information

Grading Information

At the beginning of each course or grade level, every DoDEA teacher shall make available information regarding grading policy and course requirements to parents and students. This information will be provided to parents and students by the end of the first month of the school year or by the end of the first month of the semester in the case of a semester course.

If any student demonstrates unsatisfactory progress or achievement, teachers must notify parents with enough time to correct the deficiency. Notification must occur as soon as unsatisfactory achievement is evident, and not later than the midpoint of the nine-week grading period.

Timely and accurate reporting of student progress shall be accomplished for students in grades 4–12, using the approved DoDEA Electronic Gradebook (EGB) System. All assignments (e.g., quizzes, tests, examinations, homework, speeches, etc.) that are used to assess and report student progress shall be promptly evaluated and/or graded, posted in the EGB, and returned to the student. The normal period of evaluation and posting should be no longer than ten calendar days from the day the assignment is collected, with reasonable exceptions for large projects. At a minimum, one assignment or grade should be recorded per week in the EGB System. To create an account and access the EGB System, please visit Gradespeed (dodea.gradespeed.net) for instructions.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1377.01: Student Progress Reports

Grading System (4-12)

A traditional letter grading system will be used for grades 4–12 report marks.

Grade Numerical Range Description

A

90 – 100

Excellent: Outstanding level of performance

B

80 – 89

Good: High level of performance

C

70 – 79

Average: Acceptable level of performance

D

60 – 69

Poor: Minimal level of performance

F (failing)

0 – 59

Failing (No credit awarded)

For purposes of calculating a student’s high school GPA, the following scales shall be used:

Unweighted Standard Scale Weighted Advanced Placement (with AP exam)

4.0

5.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

3.0

1.0

2.0

0

0

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1377.01: Student Progress Reports

Grading System (K-3) EUR/PAC

For grades K–3, achievement codes rather than letter grades will be used.

Code Description

CD

Consistently Displayed: Student exhibits the skills/behaviors independently with minimal teacher support.

P

Developing/Progressing: Student exhibits the skills/behaviors with teacher guidance and support.

N

Not Yet Evident: Student exhibits the skills/behaviors in isolated or rare instances, or with a great deal of support.  The performance is inconsistent and below the normal range of expectancy for a student at this grade level.

X

Not addressed: The knowledge, skills, and practices embodied in the grade-level standards were neither taught nor evaluated this marking period.


Progress Reports/Report Cards

In accordance with the policies and procedures in DoDEA Regulation 1377.01, “Student Progress Reports,” September 4, 2018, it is DoDEA policy to issue a progress report every 9 weeks for any student present or enrolled for at least 20 instructional days or more in a marking period.  Any written comments by teachers on progress reports should be stated objectively.  The comments should be based on evidence about the student and should not represent opinions that cannot be supported by evidence

Achievement codes will be given at the end of the second, third and fourth marking periods for students in grades K–1.  Grades will be given at the end of each of the four marking periods for students in grades 2–12.  Achievement codes or grades on report cards will be determined by the degree to which students are achieving established program objectives or standards.  For students in grades K–12, unsatisfactory achievement of program objectives or standards will be reported to parents during each marking period as soon as evident, but no later than the midpoint of the nine-week grading period to allow sufficient time for a student to correct the problem.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1377.01: Student Progress Reports

Parent-Teacher Conferences

All DoDEA schools should encourage parents to meet with their child’s teacher for parent-teacher conferences.  Parent-Teacher Conferences (dodea.edu/parents/conferences.cfm) allow parents the opportunity to ask questions about their child’s classes or progress in school.  Parent-teacher conferences are also a great way to discuss how parents and teachers can work together to help students perform at their best in school.  Parents/sponsors who plan to attend a parent-teacher conference scheduled by the teacher or school should inquire on the amount of time allowed before attending.  If more time is required or the parent/sponsor wants to meet with the teacher again, the parent/sponsor should notify the teacher at the end of the conference.  Please contact your child’s school for details regarding scheduling of parent-teacher conferences.  DoDEA encourages all communication to take place through official school email accounts.


System-wide Assessment Program

All DoDEA students in grades or programs identified for system-wide assessments shall be included in the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System (DoDEA-CAS), in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1301.01, “Comprehensive Assessment System,” October 4, 2018.  Students who have been identified as having disabilities or are ELLs shall participate using either the standard DoDEA assessments, with or without reasonable and appropriate accommodations, or through the use of the appropriate DoDEA alternate assessment, as per their Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Accommodation Plan, or English Learner Plan.  All assessments selected for use within DoDEA shall:

  1. Align to clearly defined standards and objectives within the content domain being tested
  2. Be valid and reliable and controlled for bias
  3. Be one of several criteria used for making major decisions about student performance/achievement.

The results of each assessment shall be used as one component of the DoDEA-CAS for major decisions concerning a student’s future learning activities within the classroom setting.   

For more information about the DoDEA-CAS, including the testing administration matrix, test descriptions, and testing calendar, please refer to: dodea.edu/assessments.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1301.01: DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System

GradeSpeed

Gradespeed is the DoDEA adopted program for teachers of grades 4 through 12 to submit and post grades into the Student Information System. The Gradespeed program offers many special features, including Parent Connection for teacher reporting, and teacher‐to‐parent communications.

Gradespeed's Parent Connection gives parents online access to their child's grades via the web. Each parent can request his or her own account. Students will be given a Gradespeed account by their school Educational Technologist. Visit the DoDEA GradeSpeed page for more information about GradeSpeed and for instructions to create an account.

Click here for Student, Parent, or Teacher access.


Special Education

Special Education Services

The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).Special education is specially designed instruction, support and services provided to students with an identified disability who require an instructional program that meets their unique learning needs.  The purpose of special education is to enable these students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing FAPE in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as implemented by DoD Manual (DoDM) 1342.12, “Implementation of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents,” June 17, 2015.

In DoDEA, special education and related services are available to eligible students, ages 3 through 21 years of age.  To be eligible for special education:

  1. The child must have an identified disability;
  2. The disability must adversely (negatively) affect the child's educational performance; and
  3. The child must require a specially designed instructional program.

If found eligible for special education and related services, DoDEA students are provided FAPE in accordance with an IEP, with services delivered in the least restrictive environment and with procedural safeguards, in accordance with the requirements of DoDM 1342.12.

Please contact your child’s school to discuss your concerns if you suspect your child may have a disability and be in need of special education services.  The Case Study Committee chairperson will provide you with specific details relating to the evaluation process and can explain eligibility requirements further. 

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.12: Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents

Disability Accommodations and Nondiscrimination

Apart from special education, a student with a disability, or who has a record of a disability, or is regarded as having a disability, shall not be excluded from participating in, or be denied the benefits of, any DoDEA education program or activity or be subjected to discrimination based solely on a disability. In accordance with DoDEA Administrative instruction 2500.14, “Nondiscrimination and 504 Accommodation on the Basis of Disability in DoDEA Conducted Education Programs and Activities,” April 29, 2009, as amended, students with disabilities shall be provided a FAPE and shall participate with students without disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate to ensure equal access to educational opportunities. This means that a student with a disability that does not require specialized instruction may be eligible for accommodations to ensure participation in school programs and activities. Please contact your child’s school for specific details.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2500.14: Nondiscriminiation and 504 Accommodation on the Basis of Disability in DoDEA Conducted Education Programs and Activities, Change 2

Reporting Abuse Neglect Suicide Risk and Threats

Child Abuse and Neglect

In accordance with the policy in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1356.01, “Family Advocacy Program Process for Reporting Incidents of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect,” November 5, 2018, all DoDEA personnel will participate in the identification and reporting of incidents of child abuse and neglect. School personnel shall report all suspected or alleged child abuse to the local Family and Advocacy Program (FAP) office, child welfare service agency (if available) and their immediate supervisor within 24 hours. All employees shall cooperate with the FAP process. The DoD FAP provides for the identification, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1356.01: DoDEA Family Advocacy Program Process for Reporting Incidents of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Suicide Risk and Threats Towards Others

In order to prevent violence, suicide and other harmful acts among children and adults in schools, the need for reliable ways to identify persons who may require assistance is a critical step. All DoDEA employees must notify the DoDEA school administrator when a DoDEA student has made any statement or engaged in actions that may indicate threat of harm towards self or others.


Suicide Risk

Any indication of student suicidality must be immediately reported to the DoDEA school administrator.  The DoDEA student who exhibits suicidal ideation or behavior, or who makes a statement or engages in actions that may indicate self-harm or suicidal thoughts, shall be immediately assessed to obtain specific information to determine the risk level.  The results of that assessment shall be communicated to the DoDEA school administrator and documented.  Regardless of the level of risk reported, in all cases, a DoDEA school administrator or designated member of the Case Management Team must directly notify parents or legal guardians of the concern.  For additional assistance in this process, please contact the district school psychology instructional systems specialist.

If a parent or legal guardian disagrees with school recommendations for evaluation of a student’s dangerousness to self, or refuses to take parental or legal guardian responsibility for the safety of their child, the DoDEA school administrator must inform the parent or legal guardian that DoDEA policy requires that school personnel protect the safety and health of the students.  Parent or legal guardian refusal to address identified medical needs may necessitate a report to the local FAP office and local Child Protective services if neglect is suspected, as outlined in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1356.01.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1356.01: DoDEA Family Advocacy Program Process for Reporting Incidents of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Threats Towards Others

When a DoDEA student makes an explicit or implicit threat, or if the student’s behavior indicates that a threat is serious and reasonably likely to be acted upon, the DoDEA school administrator shall take action based on the level of the threat.  Certain types of serious threats require immediate notification to local law enforcement entities without regard to the level of threat yielded.  The DoDEA school administrator shall immediately report the following student behaviors to the local law enforcement entity:

  1. A threat that involves stalking of any person on a school bus, on school property or at a school-sponsored activity;
  2. Threats to bomb, burn, kill, or harm school personnel; and
  3. Threats of death or bodily injury to a person or members of his or her family or threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property.

The DoDEA school administrator shall also immediately report any act that may constitute a criminal offense to the parents or legal guardians of minor students involved in the act and shall report that the incident has been reported to local law enforcement, as required by Federal, state, or local law.  The DoDEA school administrator may report other threats to the local law enforcement entity, as necessary and appropriate.  The DoDEA school administrator shall inform the parents or legal guardians that they may contact local law enforcement for further information, as necessary and appropriate.


School Counseling Services

School Counseling Services

DoDEA school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs to all students in grades K–12, in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 2946.1, “School Counseling Services,” July 13, 2009, and DoDEA Manual 2946.2, “Department of Defense Education Activity School Counseling Services,” January 1, 2006. Counseling programs are designed to foster a foundation for lifelong learning by removing barriers to students’ academic success. Early identification and intervention of students’ academic and social/emotional needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and promoting academic growth. School counselors provide direct and indirect student services and curricular activities to increase the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for students to achieve their potential academically, socially, emotionally, and physically for life, college, and career readiness.

Elementary school counseling programs are crucial in supporting students’ attitudes and personal views toward school, self, peers, and social groups. In elementary grades, school counseling programs support and provide education on prevention and intervention services, promoting positive academic skills, career awareness, and social-emotional development — skills students need to be competent and confident learners. 

Secondary school counseling programs are designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of students in grades 6–12, while preparing them for high school and beyond. College and career exploration and planning are emphasized at the secondary level. As middle school students learn to manage more independence and responsibilities, school counseling programs are designed to connect learning to practical application in life and work, support personal/social skills, and foster effective learning/study skills. 

High school counseling programs are designed to foster student preparation and readiness for successful college and career pathways after high school.  All secondary students create and manage a four- to six-year plan with their counselor. The four- to six-year plan is managed in Choices360 and is designed to teach students how to create and attain their graduation, college, and career goals, while taking into account their interests, aptitudes, and graduation requirements.

Please contact your school counselor for additional information regarding the school counseling program.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2946.1: School Counseling Services
2946.2: DoDEA School Counseling Services

School Psychology Services

DoDEA school psychologists provide a range of services designed to support students’ learning, growth, and development. They are experts in student mental health and learning/behavior, and they partner with various stakeholders throughout the school and community to support students’ academic and emotional needs. School psychology programs are designed to foster safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between the school, home, and community. School psychologists aim to improve academic achievement, support diverse learners, promote positive behaviors and safe school climates, and strengthen school-family partnerships. Core functions of school psychologists include mental health interventions, behavior management, crisis intervention and response, assessment, and consultation and collaboration.

Please contact your school psychologist for additional information regarding the DoDEA School Psychology Program.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2946.03: School Psychological Services

School Health Services

School Health Services

Health Services School NurseDoDEA School Health Services aims to optimize learning by fostering student wellness.  The school nurse serves as the health service expert, providing health care to students/staff and implementing interventions that address both actual and potential health and safety conditions.  The school nurse collaborates with the school administrator to promote the health and academic success of students and serves as the liaison between the school, community, and health care systems. This collaborative effort creates opportunities to build capacity for students’ self-care, resilience, and learning. 

The school nurse’s responsibilities include:

  1. Providing leadership in promoting personal and environmental health and safety by managing communicable diseases, monitoring immunizations, and providing consultation and health-related education to students and staff to promote school health and academic success; 
  2. Providing quality health care and intervening with actual and potential health problems through health screenings, health assessments, and nursing interventions, including the development of health care and emergency care plans to enable students to safely and fully participate in school;
  3. Providing case management services to direct care for students with chronic health conditions in order to ensure their safety and increase their access to the educational program; and
  4. Collaborating with school and community-based resources to reduce health-related barriers to student learning, improve access to health care and develop school-community partnerships to support academic achievement and student success.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2942.01: School Health Services

Student Illness

health services illnessDo not send your child to school if he or she is ill. Staying home to get the proper rest, nutrition, and parental care is for your child’s benefit as well as for the benefit of the other children in the school who may be unnecessarily exposed to a contagious illness. The following are examples of when a student should remain home:

  1. A temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  The student must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours (a complete school day) before returning to school.
  2. Actively vomiting or has diarrhea.
  3. An illness which presents with contagious symptoms.
  4. Other symptoms interfering with learning or participation, such as abdominal pain; ear ache; itchy, painful eyes; light-sensitivity; or profuse exudate from the eyes necessitating frequent wiping.
  5. Severe uncontrolled coughing or wheezing, rapid or difficult breathing, and coughing lasting longer than five to seven days.
  6. Episodes of vomiting in the past 24 hours. A student must remain home until vomiting resolves (no further vomiting for 24 hours).
  7. Frequent, loose or watery stools compared to the student’s normal pattern; not caused by diet or medication. A student must remain home if a) he/she looks or acts ill; b) he/she has diarrhea with temperature elevation of 100°F or greater; and c) he/she has diarrhea and vomiting.
  8. Blister-like lesions (impetigo, including streptococci, staphylococcus, and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections) that develop into pustules with weeping and crusting. A student must be medically evaluated, remain home for at least 24 hours after initiation of medical treatment and remain home until determined not infectious by a medical provider.  Lesions must be covered for school attendance.
  9. Ringworm lesions must be covered for school attendance.
  10. Thick discharge from eye, necessitating frequent wiping and may be accompanied by pain, redness to the white part of the eye and light sensitivity.  Student must remain at home until symptoms clear or completion of 24 hours of medical provider-prescribed ophthalmic treatment.
  11. Measles, mumps, rubella, (German measles), chicken pox, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. A student must remain home until determined to be not infectious by a medical care provider.

If your child becomes ill during the school day, the school nurse will contact you to pick up your child.  To return to school, your child must be without symptoms for 24 hours and fever-free without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours.


Parent Notification

As a general rule, the parent or sponsor will be notified by the school administrator or school nurse if a child has:

  1. Any illness or injury that causes concern or inability to participate in school activities;
  2. Eye, ear, or teeth injuries;
  3. Head injury;
  4. Second- or third-degree burns;
  5. Severe pain;
  6. Sprains or possible fractures;
  7. Temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit;
  8. Vomiting or diarrhea; and
  9. Wounds that may require stitches.

Allergies and Chronic-Acute Conditions

health services conditionsPlease inform the school nurse of any medical condition and health concerns your child may have to better serve and protect your child’s welfare in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 2720.1, “First Aid and Emergency Care,” September 8, 2003.

Food allergies (including peanut/nut allergies) are a significant health concern within the school environment. Allergic reactions can range from mild symptoms to life-threatening reactions. Ensuring a safe environment for all students and visitors is a primary focus for the school administration and staff. In an attempt to raise awareness and limit unnecessary exposure during school hours, the following steps have been implemented to address food allergies:

  1. Notify the school nurse of ANY allergy to food, drug, insects, etc., that your child may have;
  2. Provide the school nurse with medication/doctor’s orders/emergency care plan/parent permission form;
  3. Teach children at home about their food allergies and the importance of not sharing any food with others in school or elsewhere; and
  4. Notify the classroom teacher about your child’s allergens and check with the classroom teacher prior to bringing in any food for classroom celebrations.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2500.14: Nondiscriminiation and 504 Accommodation on the Basis of Disability in DoDEA Conducted Education Programs and Activities, Change 2
2720.1: First Aid and Emergency Care

Medication at School

health services medicationWhen medication must be administered during the school day, it must be delivered to the school nurse in the original container and properly labeled by the pharmacy or primary care manager/provider, stating the name of the student, the medication, dosage, route, time of administration, and current date of issue. Contact the school nurse for the required Medication Consent Form. This form must be filled out and signed by the prescribing medical provider and also signed by the sponsor/parent/guardian. The sponsor/parent/guardian needs to bring the signed form and the medication to the school nurse. If the school nurse is not present, the signed form and medication must be presented to the school principal, acting principal, or health aide for safekeeping. It is acceptable for parents to bring in self-purchased over-the-counter medication to be kept in the health office for their child’s use at school, but the medication must be accompanied by a physician’s prescription and signed parental consent form.

In some rare situations, students are allowed to keep their rescue or emergency medicine with them while in school or at school-related activities. The prescribing primary care manager must provide a written statement that the student must be in control of his or her medication due to a life-threatening medical condition. The parent must provide written consent for the medication to stay with the student. See the school nurse to obtain the appropriate form for medications to be administered during school hours or for a student to self-carry emergency medication.


First Aid and Emergency Care

health services injurySchool personnel will administer first aid as efficiently as possible to the dependent student when needed to treat minor injury or illness, in accordance with the DoDEA Regulation 2720.1, “First Aid and Emergency Care,” September 8, 2003. In accordance with Section 6 of DoDEA Regulation 2720.1, should a student sustain a more serious illness or injury, the school nurse will make a judgment call based on nursing assessment to determine if the student needs emergency medical care requiring a response by an emergency medical team (EMT) and possible transportation for treatment at a health care facility. If a student needs emergency medical care requiring an ambulance, the school will make reasonable efforts to contact the sponsor/parent/guardian or emergency contact. In the absence of a parent, a school administrator or designee may accompany the student to the medical treatment facility.

The EMT, health care facility, or attending health care provider(s) may be non-U.S. or non-military facilities or providers, especially if the dependent student is located overseas. Treatment decisions will be made exclusively by the health care provider(s) if the nature of the dependent student’s injury or illness requires immediate health care, in accordance with their standard operating procedures regarding the delivery of emergency care for the dependent student.

It is very important for the school to have a current address, home phone number, mobile phone numbers, duty phone number, and the phone number of another adult to act as emergency contact in case parents cannot be contacted.

Contact your school nurse for additional information regarding the DoDEA School Health Services Program.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2720.1: First Aid and Emergency Care

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Modified on July 1, 2021

Students are expected to actively participate in the educational process, including school-sponsored activities in and outside of the classroom, as deemed appropriate. Students should bring to the attention of a school employee behavior or activities that may endanger the safety and well-being of themselves or others.

Students shall:

  1. Comply with policies, procedures and standards for student behavior;
  2. Refrain from conduct or behavior that is disruptive;
  3. Respect the rights and human dignity of other students and all school employees;
  4. Attend school and classes regularly, and punctually and make a conscious effort in all classes;
  5. Participate in and take advantage of educational opportunities provided by DoDEA schools;
  6. Assist school employees in operating a safe school by abiding by the laws of the United States, the local military installation, the host nation, and DoDEA policies, regulations, and procedures;
  7. Properly maintain school property and use school property and equipment for educationally authorized purposes;
  8. Promptly bring to the attention of a DoDEA school employee behavior or activities that may endanger the safety and well-being of themselves or others and to cooperate with school threat assessment procedures; and
  9. Promptly report to the DoDEA School Principal, or another DoDEA school employee, incidents or complaints, including, but not limited to, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or non-sexual harassment, based on race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or status as a sponsor, parent or legal guardian; intimidation, hazing, bullying (including cyberbullying), or retaliation against persons who report or participate in the investigation of such incidents herein.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Discrimination-Free Education Programs and Activities

No DoDEA student shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be subjected to, or be permitted to subject others to discrimination in any DoDEA-conducted education and training programs and activities on the basis of their race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent, which is commonly known as their protected class, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.01, Volume 1, “Executive Order 13160 Administration: Compliance Requirements and Appeals,” February 22, 2019.

Although DoDEA cannot guarantee every student a learning and activities environment free from annoyances, petty slights, or minor offenses, DoDEA is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free from unlawful discrimination and will not tolerate incidents of discriminatory unequal treatment, hostile environments (including those created by sexual assault and sexual harassment [discussed in greater detail below under “Student Conduct and Discipline”]), or impermissible disparate impact based on a student’s protected class, or retaliation against anyone because they have made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation related to an allegation of discrimination.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1443.01 - Vol 1: Executive Order 13160 Administration: Compliance Requirements and Appeals

Scholastic Integrity

Students are responsible for their own scholastic integrity by neither giving nor receiving assistance (written, oral, or otherwise) on tests, examinations, final evaluations, or class assignments that are to be graded as the work of an individual. Any suspicion or evidence of forging, cheating, or plagiarizing the work of others will be investigated. Any student who is in violation will receive no credit. There will be an appropriate consequence for the particular assignment, and a letter will be sent home to be signed by the parents and returned to the teacher. A copy of the letter will be filed in the student’s discipline folder for the period of the school year.


Freedom of Religious Expression

According to Section 3.6 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021, students may observe religious practice in school, such as celebration of religious holidays, engaging in private prayer, saying grace before meals, and wearing yarmulkes and head scarves, as long as the practice does not violate student standards or cause substantial disruption. Students may engage in independent religious discussion to the same degree that they may engage in other types of permissible speech. The freedom to engage in religious expression in school does not include the right to compel other students to participate in religious practices or discussion. Students may express their beliefs about religion in the form of homework, artwork, presentations, and other written and oral assignments, free from discrimination by school faculty or other students based on the religious content of their submissions. Such assignments and submissions shall be assessed by curricular standards or other relevant instructional criteria in accordance with Section 4 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Interscholastic Athletics

This policy is currently under review

In accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.01, Volume 1, “Executive Order 13160 Administration: Compliance Requirements and Appeals,” February 22, 2019, all high school students, and middle school students in some cases, are provided the opportunity to participate in the Interscholastic Athletic Program without unlawful discrimination based on their race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, status as a parent, or other factors unrelated to that participation. There are equitable uniform eligibility policies for participants in all athletic programs. Please refer to your regional Interscholastic Athletics Program policy for details relating to your school. For DoDEA-Americas schools, please consult your state of residence athletic policies and the school athletic director for specifics regarding state regulations and requirements.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1443.01 - Vol 1: Executive Order 13160 Administration: Compliance Requirements and Appeals

Student Dress Code

Students are expected to dress in a manner that complies with the school’s dress code policy as directed in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Students Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021. Please refer to your school’s Web site or school handbook for specific dress code policy.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities

School Security

Search and Seizure

General, non-individualized searches of school property (e.g., desks, lockers, storage spaces, and school computers, including data and internet access records), may be conducted by the principal on a periodic or random basis. The school affords students and parents adequate prior notice of its general search policy through the issuance referenced above and this handbook. The search shall be conducted by the principal in the presence of another school employee who will serve as a witness. General searches of school spaces and property may be conducted in cooperation with the appropriate installation authorities or military police, including dogs trained to detect the presence of contraband. Evidence found during a general search, or a dog sniff, that alerts authorities to potential contraband may provide reasonable suspicion sufficient to conduct an individualized search.

Individualized, reasonable suspicion or targeted searches may be conducted by a principal of a student’s personal belongings (including bags, personalized electronic mobile devices (PEMD) and the interior of student vehicles on school property) and in a student’s desk, locker, storage space, school computer, or other property of the school when there is reasonable suspicion to believe the student possesses a prohibited item. Targeted searches may be conducted whenever the student is involved in a school-sponsored or school-supervised activity or event so long as there is reasonable suspicion to conduct the search.

A targeted search of a student’s person shall only be conducted under exigent circumstances. When possible, a targeted search of the student’s person shall be conducted in a private room, or non-public area, and by a school official of the same sex as the student. Reasonable efforts to locate the student and to notify the parent shall be made prior to a targeted search or as soon as is practicable under the circumstances.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Standard Response Protocols

DoDEA has implemented action-based standard response protocols (i.e., lockout, lockdown, evacuate, and shelter) that can be performed during any emergency incident.

lockout logoLockout is directed when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school.  Use the mass notification system or public address system, stating: “Lockout! Secure the perimeter.”  Who actually conducts this task will vary based upon the school and incident taking place.

 

lockdown logoLockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.  Use the mass notification system or public address system, stating: “Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight!”  Who actually conducts this task will vary based upon the school and incident taking place; however, all school staff shall have the ability to call for a lockdown.  Contact local emergency services, or 911, as appropriate.

 

evacuate logoAn Evacuation is called when there is a need to move students from one facility to another.  The action will vary based upon the type of evacuation.  Other directions may be invoked during an evacuation, and student and staff should be prepared to follow specific instructions given by staff or first responders.

 

shelter logoShelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary.  Hazards that could generate the need to Shelter include tornado, earthquake, tsunami, and a hazardous materials incident.  Use the mass notification system or public address system, stating: “Shelter [identifying the hazard]!”  This command is typically called by the DoDEA designated official but may be called by students, teachers or first responders.

 

The Standard Response Protocols are incorporated into the school’s Force Protection Plan.  For more information on the Standard Response Protocols and how they apply within DoDEA, refer to DoDEA Administrative Instruction 5205.02, Volume 6, “DoDEA Force Protection Program:  Standard Response Protocols,” July 24, 2018.


Surveillance

This policy applies to EU-South

DoDEA AI 5205.02, Volume 1, DODEA FORCE PROTECTION PROGRAM: ANTITERRORISM, February 11, 2019

3.2.c. (2) (FOUO). DoDEA does not have an organic capability for surveillance detection or counter surveillance as identified in Volume 1 of DoD Instruction O-2000.16 and DoD Instruction 2000.26. DoDEA relies upon the installation commanders to provide this function. As such, it is not practical to integrate counter-surveillance, surveillance detection, or counterintelligence (CI) in accordance with DoD Instruction 5240.26, and other intelligence capabilities at any DoDEA operating locations.

3.15.c. DoDEA Bus Security Attendants Program. Bus Security Attendants are specially- selected, task trained adults who are assigned to ride on designated buses that transport DoDEA students on daily commutes (home-to-school and return runs). Bus Security Attendants perform four (4) tasks: pre-run bus security inspections, en-route surveillance detection, pre-attack recognition, and en-route security emergency response and management.

DoDEA PROCEDURAL GUIDE 5760.01-01 SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORTING

PROCEDURES, August 24, 2016, Section 4: Serious Incident Report Matrix, Table 6. Security Incidents, Force Protection Issues: Requires reporting of Force Protection Issues such as suspected surveillance which constitutes a threat or potential threat to students, staff or operations – if in doubt – report it! See table below:

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Report: Suspected surveillance or other suspicious activity constituting a threat or potential threat to students, staff, or operations; or any incident that has the potential to compromise existing security measures and procedures.

Be alert to signs of intelligence gathering, surveillance, collecting materials for attack, and rehearsals:

  • Taking photos or videos of potential targets
  • Writing notes or sketching
  • Showing abnormal attention to details of security measures
  • People loitering in the same general area without a recognizable legitimate reason
  • Certain civilian vehicles that seem to appear repeatedly
  • Utility and construction workers that do not appear to be performing a specific job
  • Electronic audio and video devices in unusual places

Surveillance may be conducted over a long period of time and employ various methods:

  • Stationary surveillance: a common method in which operatives observe from a fixed location.
  • Moving surveillance: conducted on foot or in vehicles.
  • Technical surveillance: uses electronic means to record or gain access to security information.
  • Casual questioning: used to elicit security information from approachable personnel.

Description of personnel:

  • Gender, Race, Height, Weight, Clothing, Accent/dialect, Tattoos, Scars, Disabilities, Peculiarities

Description of Vehicle:

  • Make, model, style, color, license plate

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

5205.02 - Vol 1: DoDEA Force Protection Program: Antiterrorism

Student Conduct and Discipline

Discipline

Modified on July 1, 2021

Management of student behavior is a responsibility shared by students, sponsors/parents/guardians, teachers, and the military command and school communities in general, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021. Student behavioral management consists of teaching and reinforcing positive student attitudes and behaviors. Students shall treat teachers, administrators, and other school staff with courtesy, fairness, and respect; and teachers, administrators, and other school staff shall treat students with courtesy, fairness, and respect. All students will be disciplined in a fair and appropriate manner. School administrators shall operate and maintain a safe school environment that is conducive to learning. School administration will ensure prompt investigation and response to incidents or complaints involving students made by students, parents, teachers, or DoDEA staff members.

In accordance with the policy stated in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021, discipline shall be progressively and fairly administered. Disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to, verbal reprimands, conferences, detention, time-out, alternative in-school placements, school service programs, community service and counseling programs. Other behavior management techniques will be considered prior to resorting to more formal disciplinary actions that remove a student from school for a suspension (short or long term). Long-term suspension or expulsion following a first offense may be considered when a student poses an immediate threat to his or her safety or the safety of others (e.g., offenses involving firearms or other weapons, fighting or violence, or the possession, use, or sale of drugs). Additional rules and procedures can be reviewed in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1347.01: Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures
1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Expected Student Behavior

This policy applies to DoDEA Europe

It is DoDEA 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.

  • 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 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.

School Bus Behavior

Riding school buses is a privilege that may be suspended or revoked if a student does not behave in a safe and proper manner in accordance with DoDEA behavior expectations, which is in accordance with Section 7 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1347.01: Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures

Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct

DoDEA does not allow any form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, problematic sexual behavior in children and youth (PSB-CY) and other related abusive misconduct of, or by, employees, students, or anyone participating in DoDEA-conducted/sponsored education, training programs, and activities, committed both on and off DoDEA premises.

All DoDEA students are responsible for not committing acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault, PSB-CY, and other related abusive misconduct, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02, “Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct Reporting and Response,” February 21, 2019 (DoDEA AI 1443.02, and for cooperating with any investigations and resolution of complaints made in accordance with this Issuance. Students who violate this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021.

The right to be free from other related abusive misconduct includes physical and/or emotional misconduct that does not qualify as sexual assault or sexual harassment, but that is still intended to make a student feel pressured, uncomfortable, physically threatened, in pain, embarrassed, or offended. It also includes the right to be free from an adult, or another student, trying to exploit their position of authority or influence over a student to force or manipulate them into an inappropriate personal and/or sexual relationship, even if the student does not think it is harmful. DoDEA does not recognize sexual or romantic interactions between any student and a DoDEA employee or volunteer to ever be consensual, even if the student is of the lawful age of consent.

Students who are experiencing sexual assault, sexual harassment, PSB-CY, or other related abusive misconduct should report it, in accordance with Sections 4 and 5 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02, “Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct Reporting and Response,” February 21, 2019.

It is extremely important that a student not suffer in silence or be allowed to be exploited or manipulated into an inappropriate relationship. If such is happening to a student personally, or to someone they know, the student should let an adult know about it right away. The student may tell someone he/she feels comfortable with and trusts, such as their parent, teacher, nurse, or coach, or go directly to the school principal or program director, at any time. When a DoDEA employee or volunteer becomes aware of a violation of this DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02, they are required to report it to their school principal or program director, with the possible exception of certain disclosures made during confidential communications not otherwise subject to mandatory reporting requirements in accordance with Issuance.

Students may visit DoDEA’s Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention Web page (dodea.edu/sexualharassment) to learn more.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1347.01: Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures
1443.02: Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct Reporting and Response

Bully Prevention

In the wake of school violence throughout the world, it is important to analyze the causes of violence and implement preventive measures to assure that every student and adult will feel secure in the school environment. DoDEA implemented a system-wide Bully Prevention program as a part of the Safe Schools and Character Education program.

Stop Bullying now

Bullying is defined as a means to have power over another and it takes many forms: physical, verbal, and indirect such as gossip and isolation. Bullying leaves long-lasting scars for its victims. Bullies have a higher incidence of antisocial behavior, domestic violence and crime as adults. Society pays a heavy toll for tolerating bullying behavior and bullies.

In DoDEA schools and community, bullying will not go unchallenged and will not be tolerated. All students, staff members, parents and the community play vital roles to ensure our children are not bullied, do not act as bullies, and will not allow others to bully. Our schools have a moral obligation to provide our students and the school community with the proper information, prevention strategies, and defenses to create a safe, accepting and caring environment for all.


No Weapons

This policy applies to DoDEA Europe

DoDEA enforces a no weapons policy. Students and parents are hereby notified that possession of weapons (see 'Weapons' section below) or replicas of weapons can result in expulsion from school.

In addition to weapons, students are not allowed to bring knives, matches, lighters or other dangerous objects to school. Toys, electronic devices, trading cards, chains, (even on wallets or keys) CD's and water guns should not be brought, as they tend to distract children from their learning tasks. Possession of tobacco in any form and alcohol will not be tolerated. Gum is not allowed in school. This list is not all-inclusive. If you have any doubt about bringing an article to school, consult the school office. Nuisance items, which are dangerous to the safety of others or have the potential to cause damage to personal or school property such as fireworks, smoke & stink bombs, eggs and shaving cream will be confiscated and not returned. When appropriate these items will be given to the Security Police. Prohibited items will be confiscated and released only to the sponsor.

It should be noted that possession or use of a weapon or prohibited items on DoD property is a crime and will be reported to security officials. Disciplinary action may include suspension or expulsion. DoDEA supports a no tolerance policy for weapon possession.


Europe South & West District Discipline Matrix

This policy applies to EU-South,EU-West

In order to progressively provide disciplinary responses, the Europe South & West District puts the following matrix in place to be followed by administrators:

Category I: Minor Infractions

Category I:  Minor Infractions Referral Possible sanctions for Category I infraction may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following actions:
  • Tardiness (to class or to school)
  • General classroom misconduct
  • Failure to follow general instructions
  • Public display of affection /Improper show of affection
  • Eating/drinking in class (gum included)
  • Loitering in an unauthorized area
  • No hall pass
  • Running, playing, or horseplay (hall or grounds) that may en-danger self or others
  • Unauthorized sale of items (candy, etc,)
  • Dress code violations which the student refuses to correct
  • Minor disrespect (talking back, rolling eyes, etc.)
  • Other minor offenses
Referral 1: Warning and/or contact with the parent/guardian
Referrals 2-4: Warning, parent contact, and/or detention, Saturday School; 1 day InSchool Suspension
For Referrals 5 and each additional referral. Warning, parent contact, and/or detention, Saturday School; 1 day In or Out of- School Suspension. Once a student has accumulated a minimum of 5 referrals, a behavior plan may need to be created to address behavioral concerns.

An administrator may offer the following alternatives to Out-of-School Suspension:

  • A parent may opt to shadow his/her child for one day instead of any 1 day out of school suspension. A parent is not to be an active participant in the class and is to be an observer only.
  • The Principal at each school may limit the number of times that shadowing is allowed instead of Out of School Suspension (OSS).

NOTE: If the offense has taken place in the teacher’s classroom (with the exception of tardies), all teachers are generally expected to deal with Category I offenses in an appropriate manner prior to referring a student to an administrator (including parental contact and referral to guidance). The consequences listed above come into effect only after the student has been referred to an administrator

Category II: Serious Infractions

Category II:  Serious Infractions Referral Possible sanctions for Category II infraction may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following actions:
  • Using portable communications devices contrary to school policy (e.g., beepers, cell phones, personal computers, Blackberry’s, iphones; other similar devices capable of receiving or transmitting audio, video, picture, or text message; portable electronic devices, including: cameras, electronic games, portable radios, compact disc players, iPods, portable DVD players, or similar devices). Such equipment and devices are subject to confiscation by school authorities. (Individual principals will determine the locale for keeping such devices during the school day.)
  • Minor Vandalism ($25 or less) (Restitution required)
  • Minor Theft ($25 or less) (Restitution required)
  • Leaving school grounds without administrative permission (also includes failure to sign out)
  • Falsifying, forging, cheating, or plagiarizing the work of others. (written or verbal)
  • Abusive, profane, or obscene language, gestures, or material (student to student): This includes, but is not limited to the following references: race, religion, gender, creed, national origin, personal or physical attributes, disability, intellectual ability, or matters pertaining to sexuality.
  • Failing to leave the school, the school grounds, the school bus, or otherwise failing to follow the instructions/directions of the principal or staff member in charge after being told to do so; or is otherwise not authorized to be present in such areas (e.g., expelled or removed).
  • Disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties. This provision includes not only horseplay and other forms of disorderly conduct, but also includes: lying to and/or making false statements to school personnel, and/or the violation of other rules and guidance established for an orderly educational atmosphere.
  • Possessing or using tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products; including, but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel nut or related paraphernalia (lighters, matches, rolling paper, etc.)
  • Any activity that endangers self or others while at school
  • Violating attendance regulations or policies (i.e., truancy).
Referral 1: After School Detention
Referrals 2: Detention or Saturday School or Work Detail
Examples of work detail: working the booster tent, help setting up the football field; assisting at the track meet, etc.
Referrals 3: 1 day In or Out of School Suspension
  Referral 4: 2-3 Days of the combination of Saturday School, and/or In or Out of School Suspension
  Referral 5: 3-5 Days of the combination of Saturday School, and/or In or Out of School Suspension.

An administrator may offer the following alternatives to Out-of-School Suspension:

  • A parent may opt to shadow their child for one day instead of any 1 day out of school suspension. A parent is not to be an active participant in the class and is to be an observer only.
  • The Principal at each school may limit the number of times that shadowing is allowed instead of OSS.

Category III: Severe/Extreme Infractions

A student may be disciplined, to include removal from school (i.e., suspension, expulsion, or out of school placement) in appropriate circumstances; when a preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that the student has engaged in any of the following acts of misconduct:

  • Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause, physical injury to another person; or has threatened to use or has used physical force against any person, including physical force that causes serious bodily injury to a person, as defined by section 1365(h) (3) of 18 U.S.C. (reference (k)).
  • Possessing, using, or transferring to another person any dangerous weapon (section 930(g)(2) (reference (j)), (e.g., any firearm, knife, explosive, incendiary device, or dangerous object) at the school or at a school-sponsored activity. A minimum 1-year expulsion is required for the possession of firearms.
  • Possessing, using, distributing, or the attempted possession; use; or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
  • Possessing, using, distributing, or the attempted possession; use or distribution of any illegal/controlled substance; as defined in enclosure 2. A mandatory expulsion recommendation is required for a second offense.
  • Offering, arranging, using, or negotiating to sell drug paraphernalia, or the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Robbing or extorting, or attempting robbery or extortion.
  • Damaging or vandalizing school, U.S. Government, contractor, or private property.
  • Stealing, wrongfully appropriating, or attempting to steal or wrongfully appropriate; or knowingly receiving stolen school, Government, contractor, or private property.
  • Gambling in any form.
  • Fighting or otherwise engaging in conduct that endangers the well-being of a student or others.
  • Bullying (including cyber bullying) another, or a group (e.g., engaging physical intimidation, taunting, hazing, name calling, insulting, cursing, gesturing, or verbally abusing any person; including, but not limited to: comments, abuse, or harassment based on that person's race, religion, gender, creed, national origin, personal or physical attributes, disability, intellectual ability; and matters pertaining to sexuality, or characteristics of another person or the associates of another person).
  • Engaging in, or attempting to engage in, acts of arson, making a threat to bomb, burn, or destroy in any manner a school building or school property, or intentionally making a false report of a bomb threat or fire (e.g., making a terrorist or bomb threat, pulling a fire alarm, etc.).
  • Possessing or using fireworks or other explosive devices.
  • Violating the terms and conditions of the DoDEA Student Computer and Internet Access Agreement, or by illegal or unauthorized means gain access to the computers, software telecommunications, and related technologies of others; engage in any willful act that causes physical or financial damage or otherwise disrupts information technology, or use a computer or communications device to communicate threatening, harassing, indecent messages; or download obscene or pornographic materials.
  • Violating any law, rule, regulation, or policy of the military installation or the school.
  • Failing to report or otherwise be complicit in the above-described acts.

Technology

Computer Access/Internet Policy/Electronic Devices

Each student, together with the student’s parent or guardian (if applicable), shall acknowledge and sign Form 700, “Use of DoDEA Internet and Use of Information Technology Resources,” before he or she is assigned a user account. In accordance with Enclosure 4 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 6600.01, “Computer Access and Internet Policy,” February 16, 2010, the following are required of all students:

  1. Students shall use DoDEA information technology (IT) resources, including computers, electronic mail, and internet access, only in support of education and for research consistent with the educational objectives of DoDEA; 
  2. Students shall respect and adhere to all of the rules governing access to, and use of, DoDEA’s IT resources; 
  3. Students shall be polite in all electronic communication;
  4. Students shall use courteous and respectful language and/or images in their messages to others;
  5. Students shall not swear, use vulgarities, or use harsh, abusive, sexual, or disrespectful language and/or images;
  6. Students who misuse DoDEA IT resources are subject to disciplinary measures; and
  7. Students’ accounts will be deactivated upon transition out of a DoDEA school.

The signed agreement (Form 700) is to be retained in the administrative office at the student’s school for the duration of the student’s enrollment. A copy will be provided to the student and, if applicable, the student’s parent or guardian.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

6600.01: Computer Access and Internet Policy

Role of Social Media

Use of personal social media between parents/teachers/students is discouraged.  The only acceptable form of social media communication between parents/teachers/students is through official school social media.


Student Transportation

Student Transportation Services

Student transportation is defined as the transportation of students from their assigned bus stop to school at the beginning of their school day, during the mid-day and for return to their assigned bus stop at the end of the normal scheduled school day.  DoDEA principals are responsible for monitoring student loading/unloading zones when students are coming and going from school sites, including administering discipline.  A school bus or any device operating to provide student transportation will function as an extension of the school.  The walking distance for students in grade 6 and below should not exceed one mile from the student’s primary residence to the school or designated bus stop.  Students in grades 7–12 may walk up to 1.5 miles from their primary residence to the school or designated bus stop.  These distances may be slightly expanded or contracted to conform to natural boundaries such as housing areas or neighborhoods.  In locations having middle schools, which include grade 6 (i.e., grades 6–8), the walking distance criteria shall be the same as the criteria for grades 7–12.  

Transportation is not authorized to take students to their homes or to eating facilities for their mid-day meal.  No other transportation between the assigned bus stop and the school will be charged to commuting transportation unless stated in a special education student’s IEP and/or required by Section 504 guidelines.  “Curb-to-curb” only applies to students with disabilities who require such service as documented in the student’s IEP.  DoDEA District Superintendents, in coordination with the District Logistics Chief and the supporting military installation commanders, will establish a commuting area to determine eligibility for transportation of dependent students.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

4500.02: Student Transportation Services

School Policies

Appearance/Dress Code

This policy applies to Naples ES

Students are expected to report to school neatly groomed and dressed in clothing that is appropriate for the activities in which they will be participating in on any given day. Revealing clothing like tank tops, short shorts, spandex shorts, halter tops, strapless dresses, bare midriff tops, short skirts, low rise pants, or any other garment that reveals undergarments are not appropriate wear for school. Girls may wear shorts that are no shorter than fingertip length (4 inches from the top of the knee cap). Baggy pants, worn without a belt, are not permitted because the student cannot walk or run freely while maintaining good balance. Shower shoes, flip-flops, spiked heels, skate shoes (such as Heelys), and any other shoes that could be considered unsafe when worn in the school environment(i.e. P.E., recess, stairs...) are also considered inappropriate. Clothing and jewelry that contain inappropriate pictures, logos, or make sexual references, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons are inappropriate for school and will not be permitted. Hats or head coverings are not authorized in classrooms or assembly areas. Exceptions may be made for religious coverings. If a student is asked to remove headgear and cooperates with the instruction, no further action is necessary. Final decisions on the appropriateness of garments will be made by the administration.


School Discipline

This policy applies to Naples ES

Our goal is that each of our students will develop and maintain positive self-discipline, which is marked by self-control and an understanding of appropriate standards of conduct. As children mature, they become increasingly capable of judging accurately which conduct is appropriate in any given situation. The guidance of parents and teachers helps students develop the self-discipline and understanding required for students to conduct themselves in a manner that will bring credit to themselves, their parents, school, and community. We very strongly believe in the rights of the other students to be able to learn in an environment that is free of distractions from their peers.

Discipline will be maintained at an appropriate level that will result in:

We expect all students of Naples Elementary School to abide by the rules and regulations as established by the administration, faculty and students. School rules apply at all school functions. Student Rights and Responsibilities (DoDEA Administrative Instruction 2051.02) is available and pertains to all DODEA schools.

  1. A safe and secure environment for all
  2. Growth of the student in self-control
  3. High regard and respect for all
  4. Pride in the school and community

Visitors

This policy applies to Naples ES

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to visit classrooms. As a security precaution, visitors are required to report to the office as soon as they arrive to sign in and obtain a visitor's pass. We enforce 100% ID check, everyone must present identification. Visitors will enter through the front door entrance only. In order to minimize classroom interruptions, please notify the teacher in advance of your visit when possible.


School Closures

This policy applies to Naples ES

There are times when weather situations could result in school being closed. Please contact your child’s school for details regarding notification procedures. Please ensure that you, your spouse and student emergency contacts are registered for ATHOC notifications.


School Facilities

This policy applies to Naples ES

Naples Elementary School shall allow access to school facilities being used for student sponsored non-curriculum related activities after requested approval.


Parent Advocacy

This policy applies to Naples ES

Home-School Students 

DoDEA recognizes that home-schooling is a sponsor’s right and may be a legitimate alternative form of education for the sponsor’s dependents. Home-school students who are eligible to enroll in DoDEA Europe and DoDEA-Pacific on a space-required basis and DoDEA-Americas students on a tuition-free basis are eligible to utilize DoDEA auxiliary services without being required either to enroll in or register for a minimum number of courses offered by the school. Eligible DoD home-school students using or receiving auxiliary services must meet the same eligibility and standards of conduct requirements applicable to students enrolled in the DoDEA school who use or receive the same auxiliary services. Any student, including eligible DoD dependent home-school students, who has not met the graduation requirements to earn a DoDEA diploma may not receive DoDEA commencement regalia, the DoDEA diploma, nor walk to participate in a DoDEA commencement ceremony. (DoDEA Directive Type Memorandum 16- E-001)

School Advisory Committee SAC

This is one way for parents to get involved in their child’s education. The School Advisory Committee advises the principal on the operation of the school and makes recommendations regarding curricular and budgetary matters. The Department of Defense encourages professional employees and family participation in the formation and operation of overseas local School Advisory Committees (SAC). Members of the committee (parents and teachers) are elected from the local community. A SAC is composed of an equal number of locally elected parents and fulltime professional employees of the school. SAC meetings are held quarterly at the school. All meetings are held regularly and open to the public. Times, dates and agendas are announced. Anyone may place an item on the agenda, but agenda items need to be submitted at least one week prior to the announced meeting. For more information, please contact the SAC Chairperson or local school.

Parents Teachers Association (PTA)

The PTA is an organization of parents, teachers, and students who are concerned and involved in the enhancement of the students’ learning experiences and development. The organization provides both financial and volunteer support for school programs. The PTA also provides materials and programs to assist parents in dealing with youth development concerns. Meetings are held monthly and will be announced through the school bulletin and other base information media. Contact our Naples PTA president for further information or to volunteer.


Surveillance

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Immediately report suspected or confirmed surveillance of DODEA facilities, Buses, Bus Routes or activities (on or off installation) to either the Caserma Ederle MP Desk at 634-7626 (VMC) or Camp Darby MP Desk at 633-7510 (DMC), and the USAG Italy 24/7 Operations Center at COM 

0444-71-8035/ DSN 637-8035 or email .

Other reporting sources that may be available are iREPORT at DSN 634-7626/ 0444-61-7626 and iSALUTE from the USAG Italy homepage located at https://home.army.mil/italy, if available.

Other Emergency Phone Numbers:

Emergency Reporting On post

  • FIRE/ EMS: 911
  • Police: 911
  • From a Cell Phone: 081-568-4911

Emergency Reporting Off post

  • FIRE: 115
  • AMBULANCE: 118
  • CARABINIERI: 112
  • POLICE: 113

Phone Usuage

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Students are not allowed to use the telephone without permission from the teacher or other school officials. The use of school telephones by students is primarily reserved for emergency situations. Please emphasize this to your child. 

Student use of cell phones during the school day at Naples ES is prohibited. 


School Procedures

Arrival/Dismissal

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Students are to arrive no earlier than 0745, ten minutes before the first bell. 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.

  • Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
  • 0755 Students enter the building
  • 0800 Instruction begins
  • 1420 Dismissal
  • Sure Start
  • 0805 Students enter the building
  • 0810 Instruction begins
  • 1330 Dismissal

Dismissal

We need to know where your child should be at the end of each day. If you need to make a change please send a note with the date on it to your child's teacher. You may also come in and write a note at the office. For safety and security of the children we CANNOT take messages over the phone for end of the day changes. Thank you for your understanding. Children riding the bus must have passes visible for the drivers. If you wish your child to take another bus home with a friend, or to a baby-sitter, you MUST make arrangements with the Student Transportation Office (STO) ahead of time.


School Emergency Procedures

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The following procedures will be used if an emergency should occur involving your child.

Step 1. The sponsor (guardian at home) will be contacted, if possible.
Step 2. If the above fails, the duty office of the sponsor or other parent will be contacted.
Step 3. If the above fails, the sponsor’s command will be contacted to provide contact assistance. 

The school nurse will make a judgment call based on nursing assessment if a student needs emergency medical care requiring an ambulance. If a student needs emergency medical care requiring an ambulance, the school nurse shall ensure that:

  • The ambulance is requested;*
  • The parent is notified that the student is en route to the nearest medical facility; and
  • The school administrator is notified.

*A school official may accompany the student to the medical facility in an emergency.

Incident Reporting/Accident-Injury


Parents will be contacted by the school administrator or school nurse for any of the
following reasons:

  • Any illness or injury that causes concern
  • Eye, ear, or teeth injuries
  • Head injury
  • Second- or third-degree burns
  • Severe pain
  • Sprains or possible fractures
  • Temperature higher than 100°
  • Vomiting
  • Wounds that may require stitches  - (DoDEA Manual 2942.0-M)



Emergency Evacuation Procedures


In the event of a fire drill or other emergency evacuation procedures, a loud, continuously ringing bell will be sounded. Students will follow the evacuation plan posted in the room and leave that room in an orderly manner. Students are not to return to their rooms during or after emergency evacuation procedures until given permission by an appropriate authority.

Emergency evacuation procedures will be practiced once a week during the first month of school and once a month thereafter. In addition to the regular monthly drills, two other drills will be conducted during the school year.

Evacuation to another facility

The purpose of this procedure is to provide accommodations to students when they must be away from the main campus for an extended period of time.


Emergency Evacuation

A detailed plan for the evacuation of children from the buildings in the event of fire or other emergencies has been developed and will be in effect the first day of school. Regular drills are held weekly the first four weeks of school and monthly thereafter.

In the event that children cannot return to their classroom, alternate indoor shelters will be assigned. Children may not be able to get to their outdoor clothing, so sleeveless shirts are also not appropriate during our cool and cold months. Therefore, in the event of an extended stay outside of the school building, emergency shelters will be utilized.  Should children not be able to return to the building within a reasonable time, it will be necessary to transport them to their homes. Every effort will be made to notify parents that they are on their way. The responsibility for this decision will rest with the school administrator in consultation with community military authorities and the availability of transportation.

In the event of an emergency evacuation, please do not instruct your child to leave school and "come right home." Your child is safer with a teacher rather than alone on the streets. Dismissal will be in an orderly fashion under the supervision of teachers and administrators. If you come to take your child, speak to the teacher personally at the time of the pickup. Failure on your part to do so may cause undue worry on the part of the teacher and the school authorities.

Lockdown/Shelter in place drill

The purpose of a lockdown is to protect students and adults from hostile intruders or other events which necessitate keeping students safe in classrooms. During this drill, the interior and exterior doors of the buildings will be locked. It is essential that each family designate an alternative destination for children in the family in case school is closed early. Children need to know where to go if their parents are not home.

Force Protection

Students are encouraged to “Think Safety” while on the school campus. Any safety hazards noted in class or outside the building should be reported to the teacher or to the office. The staff makes a sincere effort to maintain a safe environment and encourages safe behavior from students. These are some of the actions taken to eliminate hazards and injuries:

  • Provide fire safety instruction with regularly scheduled drills.
  • Discuss school and/or classroom rules and lessons to eliminate unsafe behaviors.
  • Caution students about construction areas.
  • Practice lockdown and evacuation drills.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2720.1: First Aid and Emergency Care

Meal Program

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Students eat in the Multipurpose Room. Hot lunch is provided by NEX, which has been appointed the "School Food Authority." When available, the menu is published with the NES School Newsletter. The lunch menu is also available on the school website. Unannounced changes may occur due to lack of supplies. Students may only purchase complete lunches, two choices will be provided, pasta and a main meal.

The NEX Customer Service hosts the “My Payments Plus” program and students can be registered there.  The website, www.mypaymentsplus.com, is used to view your child's account balance online, quickly make payments toward your student's meals, see what your child is purchasing in the cafeteria, and set up automatic email reminders to notify you when the balance is low. For more information please contact the NEX Customer Service at DSN 629-4717 or 081-811-4717.
Prices will be announced before the first day of school. Applications for free and reduced-price lunches
may be obtained at Fleet and Family. Applications must be renewed each year.

The school will contact parents of children who consistently arrive at school with no lunch or an inadequate lunch. Failure to resolve the problem may result in notification to the chain of command.

The lunch period lasts 25 minutes and is usually followed by a 20-minute recess. Due to the necessity for maximum security for our youngsters, students will not be allowed off the school grounds during the lunch period unless parents sign them out and accompany them. Parents may join their child any day for lunch.

Because sugar can impede students' learning, we respectfully request that parents ensure that candy and sodas are not brought to school. Milk or juice may be purchased for sack lunches. Additional questions about the meal programs should be directed to Navy Exchange.

Snacks


Snacks are a classroom decision and are encouraged to be healthy choices.

Student nutrition is extremely important to your child’s healthy physical and mental development. This year Naples Elementary School has revised its snack guidelines and we are asking for your help and cooperation. If you provide classroom treats please bring healthy nutritious snacks only, such as fruits and vegetables. Our young children need nourishing food for growth and health. The foods he/she eats should be carefully selected to provide the nutrients he/she needs. In addition to providing a significant part of the child’s daily food intake, snack time offers many interesting and important learning opportunities:

  • To enjoy a variety of foods
  • To taste new foods and to see how they look, feel, sound and smell
  • To develop ideas about different shapes, colors, textures, weights, amounts, etc.
  • To gain skill in coordinating his/her hands and eyes so he/she can put silverware and glasses where he/she wants them to go
  • To develop a willingness to try different things through eating new foods

Your child’s teacher will remind parents regularly to provide healthy snacks/treats. They will also be
discussing good eating habits with your child. Please partner with us and support our healthy snack/treat guidelines by encouraging healthy snack choices. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Suggested Healthy Snacks List


Here are some great, easy snack ideas to provide healthy choices for our student snack time. Don’t stop here…research your own “healthy snacks” and share with other parents.

Drinks:

  • All natural fruit juice without sugar additives
  • Low fat Milk
  • Water

Fruits and Vegetables: (suggested portion for each child- ½ cup raw fruit or veggie, ¼ cup dried fruit, or ½ piece of a fruit).

  • Apples, pears, oranges- cut into wedges
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Bananas- cut into quarters or halves with the peel on
  • Carrots
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe – cubed or use a melon baller or cookie cutter for fun shapes
  • Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. – prewashed and served as is
  • Peaches, plums or nectarines – pitted and cut into wedges or halves
  • Grapes – cut in half or quarters
  • Raisins – add to low-fat yogurt for their own creation
  • Broccoli- cut into small florets
  • Tomatoes – Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • Cucumbers – thin slices
  • Celery – sliced
  • Sugar Snap Peas – prewashed and served as is

Bread & Grains: (suggested portion for each child - ½ slice bread, ½ ounce crackers

  • Whole Wheat Crackers, Pretzels or breads
  • Pita Bread or Tortillas (add a filling)
  • Muffins – Fruit or vegetable
  • Granola Bars and Cookies – Choose lower sugar content, whole grain fruit versions, i.e., oatmeal raisin cookies, etc.

Protein Foods (suggested portion for each child – ½ ounces of cheese, 2 ounces yogurt & ½ egg

  • Cheese- String Cheese or slices of Cheddar, American or Colby
  • Yogurt- Plain, low fat yogurt- great for dipping veggies or fruit!
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Beans- Bean dips to go with pita chips or other veggies
  • Hard Boiled Eggs- Served as is

School Trips

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These excursions are an important part of the education program and are used to enrich the regular classroom instruction and participate in Host Nation cultural activities.

Trips are generally funded by the school and are considered to be an extension of the classroom. Costs to the students are generally limited to entrance fees, food, and personal purchases. Parental permission is required for each student to participate in study trips. Siblings are not permitted on study trips.

Adequate supervision is a key to effective study trips. DoDEA requires one adult per six children in grades K-6. Parents who wish to accompany a class on a study trip are not allowed to bring other children. If a child requires a high degree of supervision, parents may be asked to attend in order to ensure the safety of the child. If the parent is unavailable, alternate activities may be planned for the student to remain at school.

The medical authorization slip that was signed in the registration packet, at the beginning of the year is retained in the nurses’ office. If the child has emergency medication or a reactive medication, the parent must accompany the child or appoint a responsible person with a “HoldHarmless” letter.

Permission slips for participation in study trips are sent home by the teacher and must be signed by a parent and returned to the school. Failure to return the signed permission slip in a timely manner may mean that the child will be unable to participate in the trip. Please understand that study trips are only authorized for children attending Naples Elementary School. If you agree to chaperone a class on a study trip, please make arrangements for other children in the family to be cared for outside the school. Preschool children or brother/sisters from other classrooms will not be allowed to accompany you on a study trip.

A high standard of conduct and appearance is expected of pupils on study trips. They represent America to the local nationals. Students will be instructed not to purchase toy weapons or food item that relate to tobacco or alcohol products (i.e. candy cigarettes, chocolates containing alcohol centers), while on school sponsored study trips. Students who violate this policy may be subject to suspension. According to regulations, parents/chaperones are asked to refrain from using tobacco or alcohol products while in the presence of DoDEA students


Lunch/Recess Schedule

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Grade Recess Lunch
2nd 10:05 - 10:30 10:30 - 10:50
4th 10:30 - 10:55 10:55 - 11:15
6th 10:55 - 11:20 11:20 - 11:40
1st 11:20 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:05
5th 11:45 - 12:10 12:10 - 12:30
3rd 12:10 - 12:35 12:35 - 12:55
k    1:00  - 1:20
*Thursdays Kindergarten will go to lunch at 10:05 - 10:25