Department of Defense Education Activity


The Return to School!

After months of closure of our schools to students due to the pandemic, DoDEA is preparing for the start of a new school year. Currently, we are conducting detailed planning and collaboration with our commands around the logistics, health, and safety issues involved in starting this new school year. We realize that the uncertainty around the lack of final plans for a return to school can be unnerving for parents. It is imperative that we get students back to school as soon as soon it is safe to do so. We ask for your patience as we finalize plans and options for the return to school.

One thing for sure – the routines of schools will be different this year. Social distancing, face coverings, and other options recommended by DoD and the CDC will have to be in place to ensure a safe and healthy return to school.

We also understand that some families may have circumstances where they do not wish to or are unable to send their child back to the school setting. Our planners are looking at options to best serve those students.

We expect to have those plans by mid-July and will share with you immediately. As always, we welcome your input and concerns.

How can parents get their children ready for a new school year?

All of us in DoDEA want to ensure parents and students have all the resources they need be safe and to succeed.

It is critical that parents help us as we return to school by establishing good hygiene and heathy behaviors at home and by setting an expectation that your child will do the same at school. Handwashing, use of sanitizer, social distancing, wearing of face coverings, and other heathy practices will help ensure the well-being of all students and staff. Above all, if your child is sick, keep them home and get medical attention if necessary.

Ramstein MS Principal

Mr. Daniel Petritz Principal

Mr. Daniel Petritz

Unit 3242
APO, AE 09094-3242
Phone: 06371-47-7104
Fax: 06371-44164

BackToSchool_2x2inThis page is designed to be a one-stop shop for links to everything, other than health and safety, from school calendars to supply lists, and everything in between. If you need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school's administrator, whose contact information is listed to the right. They are dedicated to making sure students at all grade levels are given the academic foundation, social and emotional skills, and counseling services necessary to be ready for college or career. The best way to ensure that happens is to make sure all students are ready to take on the new school year!

Be sure to watch for updates over the summer! Be safe!

IMCOM-Europe Road Conditions & School Closures

IMCOM-Europe Road Conditions & School Closures

ROAD CONDITIONS - The table below shows the current status for dispatching TMP vehicles and driving conditions for garrisons and sites. Click here for more information on road conditions terminology. The Weather Warnings section shows current and future weather advisories. Click on your site for additional information. Each garrison is responsible for updating TMP dispatch, driving conditions, status and weather conditions. For more information please contact your garrison Public Affairs Office.
Kaiserslautern School Zone Info

Kaiserslautern School Zone Info

Kaiserslautern Military Community School Zone Information
Ramstein MS Parent Student Handbook

Ramstein MS Parent Student Handbook

Ramstein Middle School – Quick Guide to Key Issues DODEA Mission: The Department of Defense Education Activity provides, in military communities worldwide, exemplary educational programs that inspire and prepare all students for success in a global environment. Kaiserslautern District Vision: We are Standards Based, Data Driven, Student Centered for Highest Student Achievement For Each Student RMS Vision: Preparing students for the rigors of education, employment, and healthy living. To support our vision, we focus on highest student achievement and safety.
Ramstein MS Open House

Ramstein MS Open House

Open House for Parents and Students for SY 19-20
Ramstein MS Calendar SY 2019-2020

Ramstein MS Calendar SY 2019-2020

Ramstein Middle School 2019-20 Calendar


Graduation requirements for students enrolled in DoDEA Schools
School Contacts
Position sort ascending Name Grade(s)
Assistant Principal

DoDEA Regional School Calendars

DoDEA Europe : School Year  2019 - 2020 Calendar

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 Professional Learning/Continuous School Improvement Days

Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel

Monday, August 19: Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel for CCR training, orientation and classroom preparation (19-23 August)

School Year 2019-2020 (175 Instructional Days and 190 Teacher Work Days)

First Semester (89 Instructional Days)

Monday, August 26 Begin First Quarter and First Semester
Monday, September 2 Labor Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, October 14 Columbus Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, October 31 End of First Quarter (46 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, November 1 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday November 4 Begin second quarter
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day: Federal Holiday observed
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, November 29 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, December 23 Begin Winter Recess (23 December - 3 January 2019)
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day: Federal Holiday


Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year's Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, January 6 Instruction Resumes
Monday, January 20 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Federal Holiday
Thursday, January 23 End of Second Quarter and First Semester (43 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, January 24 No school for students -- teacher work day

Second Semester (86 Instructional Days)

Monday, January 27 Begin Third Quarter and Second Semester
Monday, February 17 Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday): Federal Holiday
Thursday, April 2 End of Third Quarter (45 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, April 3 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday, April 6 Begin Spring Recess (6 - 10 April)
Monday, April 13 Instruction Resumes - Begin Fourth Quarter
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day: Federal Holiday
Tuesday, June 9 End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester (41 Days of classroom instruction)
Wednesday, June 10 No school for students -- teacher work day. Last day for non-administrative educator personnel