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:
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.
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.
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.
Before you do, please fill out these forms and turn them in to your local volunteer office.
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.
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.
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.
The DAC advises the district superintendent on matters of interest to the district.
The School Advisory Committee (SAC) is made up of elected parents, educators, and student representatives. The SAC has functional responsibilities that include helping to guide school policies toward students and parents, student activities, and administrative procedures affecting students. The SAC can make recommendations and advise the principal on all matters within its jurisdiction. The committee also helps with instructional programs and educational resources within the school, influences allocation of resources within the school to achieve educational goals, and supports pupil services (health, special education, testing, evaluation, counseling, and extra-curricular activities).The SAC at DGF is very influential in developing student standards of conduct and discipline and it recommends solutions to problems. The SAC meets four times a year. All meetings are open and parents are welcome to attend.
Every school in the Department of Defense, has a School Advisory Committee (SAC). SAC does not address personnel policies or practices, compensation of school staff, grievances of school employees, internal management of DoDEA programs, raise funds to procure school equipment and supplies, grant student scholarships, financially support special school events, engage in any other monetary projects traditionally associated with PTSA, booster clubs, or other similar organizations.
Contact the SAC secretary Kathleen.Tierney@eu.dodea.edu
The Parent-Teacher Student 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 school pictures, Spirit Days, T-shirts and spirit items, and Boxtops for Education. The PTSA has funded programs for academic use and is a great way to get involved with the school! For further information about the PTSA, please call the school at 727-4181/3.
The positive and consistent School/Home/Community partnership provides a safe and wholesome environment for our students to learn and achieve. It is recognized that parents are the first and most influential teachers of their children. It is through parents' involvement that children develop the value of learning and working, the importance of relationships and constructive use of leisure time. Parental involvement and participation at Incirlik is an understood, necessary and expected partnership. Volunteer opportunities can be explored through your child's teacher, the school office, and SAC.