Department of Defense Education Activity

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Netzaberg Middle School staff and I look forward to a great 2022-2023 school year with the goal of providing your child with a quality education in a nurturing and safe school environment. We have scheduled new family orientations; even if you are not a new family you are still more than welcome to attend. The schedule for each grade level session is below:

  • Tuesday,9 AUG- 7th&8th Grade 1000-1100& 1400-1500
  • Wednesday, 10 AUG-7th & 8th Grade 1000-1100 & 1400-1500
  • Friday, 19 AUG-6th Grade 10:00-11:00

Students begin the new school year on Monday, August 22, 2022. Please plan to arrive early as traffic is particularly heavy the first week of school. Students' schedules will be emailed no later than close of business on August 191h and students will receive their official class schedule the first day of school during their seminar class at the start of the first day. All 611, Grade students will meet in the cafeteria (MPR). All 7th and 8th Grade students will meet in the gym. Students will begin their school day at 755 AM and will be dismissed from school at 2:40 PM.

Our school mission is to sustain an innovative learning community that celebrates a diverse student body with a focus on ensuring excellence in teaching and learning; maintaining a culture of equity; fostering parent engagement and maximizing our resources to promote these goals. Our outstanding staff is committed to providing our students with a rigorous learning experience.

Throughout the school year we will offer several events, including but not limited to band, chorus, and drama performances. We invite you to our Open House on September I, 2022, time will be communicated at a later date. We utilize an online grading program- ASPEN- that provides you with up-to-date information about your child's grades and assignments. We also provide school infonnation on our school website at https://www.dodea.edu/netzabergms/index.cfm and via email and Facebook messages to keep you and your student informed of all school events.

We are committed to our continued work in meeting the needs of each student and highly value your partnership in achieving this goal because we understand that "We are better together."

Willkommen in Deutschland! The Faculty and Staff of Netzaberg Middle School are looking forward to your arrival for SY 21-22.

The Grafenwoehr area has a rich history; the facility recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary! Over the last 100 years, local residents saw the town of Netzaberg completely destroyed in the 1930s and then rebuilt over the last few years. Elvis Presley was stationed here during his tour in the 1950s, and US, German, and NATO troops train here today. Approximately 80 years after its destruction by Hitler, the rebuilding of the Netzaberg community includes our school, Netzaberg Middle School. Grafenwoehr Middle School was a temporary home for two years while the Netzaberg facility was built. Like so many things in Germany, the Grafenwoehr Training Facility and the Netzaberg area are a beautiful mix of old and new. DODEA’s Vision and Mission are:

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere Educate, Engage, and Empower military connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

A wide range of programs are offered to expand the students' physical, cultural, and intellectual development. We also realize the importance of developing in each student an attitude of self-respect and self-worth.

Communication between the home and the school is very important to ensure maximum benefit in your child’s educational experience.We hope you will become involved in your child’s education through such programs as the PTSA, School Advisory Council (SAC) and our volunteer opportunities. Parental support is vital, and with your help, our new school year will be our very best! If you have any concerns about anything at school, please feel free to contact us to discuss those concerns. This handbook has been prepared to provide both students and parent’s information concerning our school policies and procedures. Please read this handbook carefully and keep it available for reference during the school year.

The partnership between home and school guarantees success for all students and your support is vital. As we form that partnership, we wish you and your children a successful and exciting 2021-2022 school year.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Sincerely,

The Staff at Netzaberg Middle School