Department of Defense Education Activity

Parent Involvement

Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:

  • Join the school parent/teacher association (PTA) and participate in meetings and activities.
  • Have lunch at school with your child regularly.
  • Volunteer in your child's classroom.
  • Establish a daily study time at home (even when there's no homework).
  • Participate in the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) efforts at your child's school.
  • Keep informed of school events and activities by reading school newsletters and your child's classroom newsletter.
  • Communicate frequently with your child's teacher.
  • Prepare for and participate in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure your child has a well-balanced breakfast and comes to school with completed homework, lunch money and school supplies.

Visiting the School

Parents and other responsible adults are always welcome at school. If you know in advance that you will be visiting your child's classroom, we encourage you to notify your child's teacher ahead of time so they are prepared for your visit. We do not allow students to bring friends or other non-registered students to school due to liability and space restrictions. In addition, parents may not bring younger siblings, other children, or babies with them when they visit or volunteer in a classroom. This can be a serious distraction from the learning environment for all students.

Visitor Badges

DoDEA policy mandates use of visitor badges and positive identification of all visitors and contractors. In compliance with this policy, upon arrival, ALL visitors are required to come to the school office, sign in, show identification, and receive a visitor's badge. All visitors MUST sign out and return the visitor's badge upon leaving the building.

Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers are always needed and are a part of the total school program. They assist in the classrooms, office, special subject and resource rooms, and educational support areas. If a parent is volunteering in a classroom, we ask that you please make alternative arrangements for siblings. They are not allowed in the room during the instructional day. We encourage active participation by parents in their child's education and while, younger children are precious, they may be distracting to students in the classroom. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Check with you child's teacher for specific opportunities and to complete any necessary forms in addition to the ones below.

DoDEA Policy requires that prospective and current school volunteers shall be subject to a standardized application process that includes completion of an application form and standardized background checks. Volunteer applications are available in the school office or linked below. Please allow 5 business days for processing of all volunteer request forms. Once a background check is completed, a volunteer approval is valid for 3 years.  There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members. 

Thank You for Volunteering!

Before you do, please fill out these forms and turn them in to your local volunteer office.

Background Check DD2981
To require each employee, DoD contractor, family child care provider, adult family member of a family child care provider, and specified volunteers of a DoD C&Y program to undergo a background check and to annually self-report changes to his or her criminal history.
DD2793 Volunteer Agreement Form - Blank
Volunteer agreement fillable form and agreement.
DoDEA Records Check Consent Form
Criminal history background check release/consent statement - to disclose this information precludes consideration of an applicant for employment in the Department of Defense Education Activity.
Volunteers DoDEA Operational Guidance
DoDEA Operational Guidance for Volunteers - There are many volunteer opportunities for interested community members and/or parents to get involved with their students education through DoD sanctioned programs.

Naples MS/HS

Front Office

Phone: 0444716840
DSN Phone: 6378523
Calling from US: +1390444716840

DoDEA Europe Advisory Councils

Parents, teachers, students, administrators, and military commanders share the responsibility to support the schools through advisory councils and boards. Participation in advisory councils and boards enhances and improves educational programs and services, as well as the overall quality of life shared by all Department of Defense (DoD) American overseas communities.

Dependents Education Council (DEC)

The DEC reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy. Members include general or flag officers representing the commanders of unified combatant commands, major service commands, and the military services. Council members make recommendations on policy matters relating to facilities, logistics, and administrative support provided to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) by the military services.

European Schools Council (ESC)

The ESC is composed of European Command (EUCOM) Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy representatives. ESC work with subordinate command representatives to develop programs for improving dependents' education and recommend helpful initiatives to the DoDEA Director. The ESC chairperson also represents the European Command on the ACDE.

District Advisory Council (DAC)

The DAC advises the district superintendent on matters of interest to the district.

School Advisory Committee/Installation Advisory Committee (SAC/IAC)

The School Advisory Committee (SAC) is made up of elected parents, educators, and student representatives. Its purpose is to improve the quality of education for the betterment of the children at Naples M/HS.  DoD Instruction 5105.49 states, "the establishment of local advisory committees … fosters the participation in school affairs by members of the school and community." The SAC meets the first Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open and parents are welcome to attend.

What is SAC?

Every school in the Department of Defense, has a School Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC consists of teachers, administrators, parents, students and military liaisons from the community.

The advisory committees areas of responsibility include all matters within the jurisdiction of the principal and/or DoDDS including: policies affecting students and parents, administrative procedures affecting students, instructional programs, educational resources, allocation of resources to achieve educational goals, pupil services, students standards of conduct and discipline, and school transportation (DETMO). If you have a question, comments, or concerns in one of these areas we would love to hear them.

However, some issues that are not addressed by the committee are: personnel practices or policies, compensations, or grievances of school employees. The SAC is not the place to complain or praise the teachers. Also, the advisory committee does not have any authority to: raise money, grant student scholarships, financially support school events, or engage in any monetary projects traditionally associated with PTSA's, Boosters, or any other support groups. For further information about the SAC please call the school at 629-4061.

Contact them at:

Educational Advisory Committees of NSA Naples - School Year 2019-2020

SAC Meeting Minutes October 7, 2020

IAC Naples Agenda 21 January, 2020

IAC Meeting Minutes 16 October, 2019

IAC Meeting Minutes 28 March, 2019

AC Meeting Minutes 17 January, 2019

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The Parent-Teacher Association supports the school in a wide variety of ways. Parents and teachers have developed a strong and positive partnership that provides benefits to the students, the school overall, and the community. Some of the activities include Book Fairs, school pictures, Spirit Days, T-shirts and spirit items, Math Night, Reading Night, and Boxtops for Education. The PTA has funded programs for the school and support to the students who travel to various sports and activities in Europe. The PTA is a great way to get involved with the school!

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Athletic Booster Club

The Booster Club is an organization of parents, teachers, students and other members of the community who work together to enrich and support middle and high school athletics. Look for Booster Club announcements in our Wildcat News and the Panorama. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month; members welcome to attend!

Music Booster Club

The Music Booster Club is a growing organization that ensures that the Naples Middle and High School music programs continue performing at the highest levels. Music Boosters support: Middle School Beginning Band, Middle School Beginning Choir, Middle School Intermediate Band, Middle School Intermediate Choir, Middle School Beginning Orchestra, High School Advanced Band, High School Marching Band, High School Jazz Ensemble, High School Choir, and High School Orchestra. Music Booster fundraising efforts help pay for:

  • Instrument repair and replacement parts
  • Purchase of reeds for woodwinds
  • Sheet music for all music groups
  • Offset travel costs for advanced ensemble groups
  • Purchase of flag equipment and supplies
  • Financial assistance for Honor Band Students
  • Financial assistance for Creative Connections Students

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NJROTC Parent Booster Group

The Naples Middle/High School NJROTC Program is offered with approval of the United States Navy and is designed to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.  The program enjoys phenomenal support by a very active and fully engaged Navy JROTC Parent Booster Club that assists raising funds to enable travel and purchase equipment, promotes and provides support to volunteer activities by the cadets, and assists in any other way as coordinated during planning meetings 

For more information about the Naples Middle/High School NJROTC Program and NJROTC Parent Booster Club, please contact the Naval Science Instructors at DSN 629-4507 or 629-4508.

A supportive group of parents who support all facets of the NJROTC program.