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Welcome Back To Sembach MS!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Sembach Middle School, welcome. We are a small school of around 180 students in grades 4 through 8. The staff and faculty of Sembach MS are dedicated to providing your student(s) with a high quality, standards-based instructional program, as well as many opportunities to develop your child's interests and abilities. Our fourth and fifth grades are run as an elementary program, with separate lunch/recess times as well as specials (electives). Our middle school is run as a traditional 7-period day, with 46 minutes per class and 4 minutes passing time between classes.

Frequent communication between the home and school is essential in promoting highest student achievement! We encourage parents to immediately contact their child's teacher with any questions or concerns at DSN 545-1300 or CIV 06111-430545-1300 or via e-mail. Another means of communication is the Student Information System, Grade Speed, which allows parents to monitor their children's attendance and grades. This program also has a note feature you can use to directly contact your child's teacher(s). Lastly, my door is always can visit, call or email me any time with your concerns

Communication also fosters greater parent involvement. The school newsletter is published several times per week to keep families informed about school events and activities. We invite you to become involved at Sembach Middle School by volunteering, frequently visiting the school, eating lunch with your child and/or joining the Parent Teacher Organization.

We look forward to seeing you at Sembach Middle School and working together to provide an exemplary educational program for your child.


Kent Bassett, Principal

Sembach MS Principal

Mr. Kent Bassett Principal

Mr. Kent Bassett

Unit 29060 Box 23
APO, AE 09136-9060
Phone: 0611-143-545-1300
Fax: (+49) 6302-7986

Who's ready for a new school year?

BackToSchool_2x2inThis is your one-stop shop for all the information you need to have a great beginning to the 2019-2020 school year. Registration information is to the right, and a host of other resources are directly below. You'll find school contact information under that, then at the bottom of the page are important calendar dates for the new school year. Welcome back!

School Zone Info

School Zone Info

Kaiserslautern Military Community School Zone Information


Graduation requirements for students enrolled in DoDEA Schools
School Contacts
Position sort ascending Name Grade(s)
School Nurse/Health Aide

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