Positive attitudes and behaviors on the part of the students play a major role in planning and carrying out worthwhile school activities.
The standards for dress are left to the discretion of parents. Boys and girls are expected to be neat and clean in appearance and wear clothing that is acceptable to the community. The weather here can be cold, damp, rainy, and often windy as well. It is imperative that parents send their children to school dressed in clothing that is appropriate for these weather conditions. For Physical Education classes, all students are required to wear athletic shoes and clothing appropriate for gym.
It is DoDEA's 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.
For security purposes, parents are required to escort their children to the office and sign them in when arriving late. Students arriving after 8:15 AM will receive a late pass to give to their teacher for admission into class.
It is the responsibility of parents to notify the school before 8:30AM any time your child will be/is absent. The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDEA) educational program is organized on the assumption that students will attend school regularly and punctually. Students may not leave the classroom or school grounds without permission. Regular attendance at school is critically important. The purpose of this action is to ensure the safety of the child, establish patterns of good attendance, and to ensure that students and educational programs have an opportunity to be successful. Children who are taught at home and school that punctuality and attendance are behaviors expected of responsible citizens not only do better in school, but also learn a life skill that serves them well in later years in the adult world. Attendance is taken each morning and entered into a computer program by 0900 hours daily. At that time, if a reported absence is unexcused, the office will call the parents that morning to make certain that the student is fine and accounted for. For any absence, a signed, written note from the parent of the student is needed to consider the absence "excused", without a note from the parent, the child's absence is recorded as "unexcused" by DODEA regulation:
- Illness or injury to the student.
Family emergency such as severe illness, injury or death.
- Medical or dental appointments (please schedule after hours, as much as possible).
- Meeting religious obligations.
You are encouraged to visit your child's classroom and your school. For security reasons, all visitors must sign in at the main office and obtain a visitor's pass. At the end of the visit, the badge must be returned to the office.