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General Information

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

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.

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.

Enrollment

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. 

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/StudentServices/Attendance)

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.

Report Card and Testing 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 the DoDEA SIS Gradebook for instructions.

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

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.

Homework is one means of developing the necessary skills of independent study and learning for present and future use. Homework promotes organizational skills and a sense of responsibility. It is also an opportunity for parents to become actively involved in their child's learning and for each child to reach his/her full potential. Through homework, students are given the opportunity to complete additional practice and application to strengthen skills; to expand and/or enrich regular class work; to complete work started in class; to make up work due to absence.

Teachers may assign homework as determined necessary to enhance student learning that is taking place in the classroom. Each child works at his/her own pace, so the amount of time needed to complete specific assignments may vary. The types of homework may vary to enable the student to have experience/practice in reading, writing, computational skills, and other subject areas during a given week. Frequency and length of assignments will be grade appropriate. At a very minimum, a child should read or be read to 15-20 minutes nightly

Students are responsible for ensuring that they:

  • Understand the homework assignment.
  • Take home all books and materials needed to do the assignment.
  • Complete the homework in the assigned format and turn it in when it is due.
  • Participate actively and cooperatively in the evaluation of their homework when appropriate.

Parents are encouraged to provide an environment which fosters the development of life-long learning skills.

This includes:

  • A quiet place to work.
  • Necessary materials.
  • A regular study time.
  • Review the student planner.
  • Encouragement and praise.

School Health Services

The DoDEA School Meals Program (SMP) supports academic achievement by providing nutritious meals to your students through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  

  • The School Meals Program is a budget friendly and convenient program for parents that can save time, energy, money and reduce stress.  
  • Households must reapply every school year for free and reduced-price meals, beginning no earlier than July 1st.
  • All meals must be paid for in advance or at the point of sale.
  • A best practice is to fund your child’s account every pay day through the next pay day.

Visit your school's School Meals Program page for more information and the latest school menus.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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.

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.

Student Conduct and Discipline

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.

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.

Technology

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.

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 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.

School Procedures

Students are expected to dress in a manner that complies with the school’s dress code policy as directed in the DoDEA Administrative Instruction 2051.02, “Students Rights and Responsibilities,”  Enclosure 2 (3,c,1) and Enclosure 2 (5,l).  Please refer to your school’s Web site for specific dress code policy.
Students are expected to follow standards of good taste. Caps and head coverings are not permitted inside the building. Clothing which displays offensive language, any reference to drugs or alcohol, or is disruptive to the educational process will not be allowed. Closed toe shoes are recommended to prevent accidents and foot injuries. Shoes designed for running/playing and held securely in place are recommended for elementary age children. Slides, dainty sandals, platform/high-heeled shoes are not appropriate footwear. Also, shoes with wheels (e.g. “Heelys”) may not be worn in school. No backless shoes or flip flops are permitted; sandals with back straps are allowed. Students are not permitted to wear “spaghetti” straps of any kind and shirt straps must be at least three of the students’ fingers in width. Students may wear shorts that are no shorter than the tip of the students’ middle finger.
 

Parents and guardians are encouraged to plan family trips to coincide with school vacations. If extenuating circumstances cause parents to remove a student from school for an extended period of time, the classroom teacher is to be notified within five school days prior to departure. Emergencies are given special consideration. The teacher will do their best to prepare materials for the student to work on while on extended emergency leave. The work is to be completed and turned in upon the student’s return to OES.
Although we understand that the military family is presented with unique challenges, please do your best to use the school calendar as guidance for any family vacations or non-medical appointments that you may wish to schedule as a student can only do well in the classroom if they are actually present during school hours.
 

The OES Information Center (IC) is located as you enter the main school doors to the right. The purpose of the Information Center is to support the entire school curriculum. Since the opening of OES, increased funding has allowed the IC to acquire a wide variety of both print and non-print materials. In addition, we have a large computer software collection, selected to support the school curriculum.
Although many library media programs in the United States have experienced serious budget cuts, OES’s IC has been able to continue to expand and add important educational technology. In order to be in tune with the educational trends the IC operates on a flexible schedule which allows the IC to be integrated into the classroom curriculum and ensures use is widespread.
The following materials are available in the Information Center:
•   Books
o   Non-fiction/Fiction/Biography/Reference
•   Audio Visual Materials
•   Magazines
•   Pamphlets
•   Computer software
•   Computers
•   Digital Cameras
•   In-Focus Machines
The IC has a limit on the number of books a student can check out at one time. Check with the Information Specialist about the number of books that would pertain to your child.
•   A student who has overdue books cannot check out additional books until the books are returned
•   Lost/damaged books must be replaced with one of like value and approved by the Information Specialist
•   Students must have a pass to be in the library during instructional time
•   Misconduct in the library may result in suspension of all library privileges
•   Removing materials from the library without proper authorization will result in disciplinary action
•   Students must have a signed contract on file before using the computers and software 
Violations of this contract can result in the removal of the student’s privilege to use
computers in the Information Center.
 

OES teachers are on duty in the mornings and afternoons to ensure the safety of your children. Even with their supervision to keep our students safe there have been near misses. Not only are children affected, but the teachers who make attempts to slow cars to an acceptable speed and stop traffic to allow for safe crossing, are as well.
The “Drop-Off Zone” extends from the first parking spot on the left side of the OES parking lot to the beginning of the handicap parking.
Students are not allowed on OES campus until 0735. We require that students be dropped off and picked up on the driver/school side of the car. Cars are to be pulled up as far as possible in the “Drop-Off Zone” lane adjacent to the school. Drivers must wait for directions from a staff member to safety enter traffic when dropping off and picking up students. A car is never to be left unattended in the driveway area. If you wish to leave your car and walk your child to the “Hug and Go Zone”, please pull into a designated parking spot.
Parents are required to display their “car rider pass” in their front windshield when dropping off and picking up their children. Please request a car rider pass from the school registrar. Teachers will escort car riders out of the building upon dismissal. Paraprofessionals will be available to assist kindergarten and Sure Start aged children at the Mini-Mustang Hug and Go Zone.
Pedestrians are to utilize the sidewalks, as well as all designated crosswalks, while making their way to the “Hug and Go Zone” when dropping their children off in the morning.
Upon dismissal, students are to promptly exit campus. Loitering is not to occur due to supervision/liability concerns. Walkers will exit from the OES Hug and Go Zone. There will be limited times where the playgrounds can be utilized by families. Parents and students MUST use the sidewalk for entry to the playground gate.Our goal is to maintain the safety of our students at all times. The “Hug and Go Zone” is our kind way of requesting that traffic keeps moving in a timely fashion through the main entrance of OES. Parents who choose to walk their children to the OES campus will use the “Hug and Go Zone” to say goodbye to their children as they enter the Mustang Learning Zone.

  • Vehicles may begin to line up 30 minutes before school begins and 30 minutes prior to dismissal.
  • Due to safety regulations, parents MUST remain in cars when dropping off or picking up children.
  • Kindergarten and Sure Start will enter and exit via the Mini Mustang Door.
  • Paraprofessionals will be available to help Kindergarten aged children to their respective classrooms.
  • Parents MUST have a pass displayed in their front windshield when picking up and dropping off children.
  • Car rider pass is available in the front office of OES.
  • Due to safety and supervision concerns, parents walking their children to OES will utilize the “Hug and Go” Zone at the main entrance. Students will then enter the Mustang Learning Zone.
  • Students are not allowed on OES campus until 0735; OES students are to promptly exit campus upon release at the end of the school day.
  • Safety and supervision is a top priority at OES, as such students/parents are not to loiter on campus after dismissal due to liability.
  • If you wish to walk your child home following dismissal please meet them at the “Hug and Go Zone”.

The school makes a concentrated effort to communicate with parents. Throughout the school year you will be advised of school events through a parent newsletter that is e-mailed on a weekly basis. Additionally, reminders may be sent home to advise you of important dates and activities by the classroom teachers, OES administrators, and front office staff. These newsletters should be read carefully as they contain important information regarding school events, closures, assemblies, etc. A monthly calendar is included which contains special visitors, school closings, holidays, PTO and SAC meetings, fine arts activities, as well as Korean and American holidays.
 

We recommend personal property (raincoats, lunchboxes, backpacks, hats, jackets, etc.) be marked with the child’s name, number, local address, or phone number. Do not allow students to bring valuables to school (e.g. iPods, Nintendo DS, toys, computer games, card games, expensive jewelry, cell phones, etc.).

Baskets are provided in the cafeteria area for lost and found items. If valuable items have been found those items are kept in the Main Office. Students should frequently check the lost and found area for any lost items.

Inclement Weather

School bus transportation may be delayed or cancelled due to road and/or weather conditions during the typhoon, monsoon, and/or winter months. The base commander makes the decision regarding school delays and closures.  Information regarding closures is then broadcast immediately on AFN TV and radio; information will also be posted on the school webpage, 51st Fighter Wing Facebook and AFN Humphreys Facebook page. Please remember to have family plans in place should inclement weather delays or closures take place. Should the school day have started when an inclement weather closure is implemented emergency contact information and school closure procedures will take place (please make sure your information is up to date). Please call 784-7623 or 031-0505-784- 7623 to get up-to-date road conditions. Students will go to the cafeteria before school starts when the weather is extremely cold.

School Closure

There are times when weather situations could result in school being closed. Please contact us for details regarding notification procedures.

AFN TV, OES PTO Facebook, newsletters, and AFN radio. The base commander and the DSO determine if the school will be closed.

Walking To And From School

Children six years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who is an ID card holder when walking to and from OES. A child of ten years, who is an ID card holder, can accompany up to two children who are age seven years and younger. Children aged eight and above may walk to and from OES unattended. *A child who is tardy must be accompanied to OES by an ID card holding parent/guardian; tardy children must be signed in at the OES Front Office. *See Appendix B for the “Osan AB Youth Supervision Age Matrix Table”.

Early Dismissal

Early dismissal occurs EVERY Tuesday at 1315 for Focused Collaboration. Early dismissal may also occur because of inclement weather, water main breaks, loss of utilities, or scheduled staff development. Announcements of early dismissal will be made through the media: AFN TV, OES PTO Facebook, newsletters, and AFN radio. The base commander and the DSO determine if the school will be closed. In case of an emergency, the Emergency/Early Dismissal plan filled out upon student registration will be followed. If parents cannot be contacted regarding early dismissal, the student’s emergency contact will be utilized. You can call the school at 784-6912 for information regarding early dismissal.

Checkout

If there are changes as to how your children will go home, you must notify the School Office by 1200. Parents are encouraged not to check out students 30 minutes prior to dismissal.

Entering & Exiting

Teachers’ and specialists’ duty hours are 0730-1450 (7:30 am – 2:50 pm); they are not available to assist in the care of students prior to the beginning, as well as at the end of the school day. Students should not arrive on OES campus prior to 0735 for breakfast and 0745 if not having breakfast, and should leave promptly at 1430 (1315 on Tuesdays). Students are NOT to remain in the building after dismissal, and will exit promptly. The safety and security of the students is a vital part of each student’s educational environment. Students walking home, escorted by their parents, in grades 1-5 will be dismissed to the Hug and Go Zone to meet their escorts. Car riders will be escorted out of the building by the teacher to the Drop- Off Zone. Kindergarten teachers will provide specific directions for dismissal for parents to pick up their children at the Mini Mustang Hug and Go Zone. For questions or concerns regarding safety regulations refer to: F207.1 General. Means of egress shall comply with section 1003.2.13 of the International Building Code (2000 edition and 2001 Supplement) or section 1007 of the International Building Code (2003 edition) (incorporated by reference, see "Referenced Standards" in Chapter 1).

Accessible Means of Egress. A continuous and unobstructed way of egress travel from any point in a building or facility that provides an accessible route to an area of refuge, a horizontal exit, or a public way. Section 1002.6.3

Eligibility Rules for Interscholastic Athletic Competitions

School administrators, athletic directors, and coaches shall ensure that the eligibility rules are observed in all DoDEA interscholastic athletic competitions in accordance with in DoDEA Manual 2740.1 and the Far East Programs Procedural Guide (FEPPG) - 15 Oct 2021

Student Travel Eligibility

DoDEA Manual 2740.1 and the Pacific Area Interscholastic Athletics Program Manual provide a uniform interscholastic athletic program and guidance on student travel eligibility. This policy extends to both academic and athletic events.

Athletic Contests: Students must participate in ten days of practice prior to competing in any athletic contest. Athletes participating in consecutive athletic seasons are exempt from the 10-practice rule as long as 10 days have not passed between active participation in the preceding sports season. Students transferring from another school may begin participating in contests immediately if the 10-day practice requirement has been met.

Far East Tournaments: Students may participate in the Far East Tournament if they have been a member of the team/activity for at least one-half of the season. Before departure for any Far East event another parent/player meeting will occur to review the Code-of- Conduct and to discuss expectations while attending the event. Players whose parents do not attend this meeting will not travel to the Far East event and/or participate in any games at the event.

Attendance Prior to Events: Students who do not attend school will not be permitted to participate in or attend any school- sponsored event that same school day, which includes a practice or game. Principals are authorized to make exceptions to this policy. (DoDEA Administrators’ Manual – 1005.1).

Office of DoDEA Policy

The Policy Team of OPLP administers and operates the DoDEA Issuance Program, the Issuance Focal Point Working Group, and facilitates DoD-level issuance coordination for DoDEA.

Policy and Legislation