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

Due to COVID-19, schools are currently minimizing volunteers/visitors in the classroom.

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.

The acceleration request must be initiated at least four weeks before the final school day. The Europe South District Office establishes the dates for acceleration. Students must be in attendance for the entire acceleration day.

Orders and a letter indicating the student's last day in school should be brought to the registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to take the acceleration form to teachers and complete the required work and examinations before departure.

  • Three (3) days prior to the acceleration date, students will receive a clearance form from the Registrar, which must be completed by teachers and other staff members before departure and returned to the Registrar.
  • Payment for books or other items must be made before clearance can be completed.
    • Parents must call ahead to arrange for records pick up.

High School Graduation

DoDEA accepts the official courses, grades and earned credits of middle school (grades 7–8) and high school (grades 9–12) students who transfer to a DoDEA school from other DoDEA schools or who earn course credits in an accredited non-DoD system (public or private), correspondence, online, and/or home-school program. The accreditation for the sending school or school system must be from one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations, one of the U.S. state education agencies, or by a public- or state-supported system of accreditation for public or private education programs in a foreign nation, in accordance with Section 4.7, of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1367.01. Please contact your child’s school for questions regarding course credit transfer process and approval.

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.

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.

DODEA students have the Right to a discrimination-free learning environment in which no individual, on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination in a DoDEA-conducted or -sponsored education or training program or activity, pursuant to Executive Order 13160, DoD and DoDEA policy, and Federal law.

Students shall treat teachers, administrators, and other school staff as expected within the code of conduct, to include courtesy, fairness, and respect; and teachers, administrators, and other school staff shall treat students as expected within the code of conduct in this Issuance, to include courtesy, fairness, and respect. 

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

Management of DoDEA student behavior is a responsibility shared by DoDEA students, sponsors/parents/legal guardians, teachers, and the military and school communities and consists of teaching and reinforcing positive DoDEA student attitudes and behaviors. Discipline should be progressively, equitably and fairly administered, is sequential and preplanned, and normally occurs in a hierarchy of consequences for repeated offenses of the same behavior. 

Be The Best!

  • Be prepared for school every day with all materials and resources needed for class.
  • Expect to be challenged and learn something new every day.
  • Study daily and ensure that you are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Treat the school, yourself, and others with dignity and respect and take responsibility for your actions.

DoDEA AI 5205.02, Volume 1, DODEA FORCE PROTECTION PROGRAM: ANTITERRORISM, February 11, 2019

3.2.c. (2) (FOUO). DoDEA does not have an organic capability for surveillance detection or counter surveillance as identified in Volume 1 of DoD Instruction O-2000.16 and DoD Instruction 2000.26. DoDEA relies upon the installation commanders to provide this function. As such, it is not practical to integrate counter-surveillance, surveillance detection, or counterintelligence (CI) in accordance with DoD Instruction 5240.26, and other intelligence capabilities at any DoDEA operating locations.

3.15.c. DoDEA Bus Security Attendants Program. Bus Security Attendants are specially- selected, task trained adults who are assigned to ride on designated buses that transport DoDEA students on daily commutes (home-to-school and return runs). Bus Security Attendants perform four (4) tasks: pre-run bus security inspections, en-route surveillance detection, pre-attack recognition, and en-route security emergency response and management.

DoDEA PROCEDURAL GUIDE 5760.01-01 SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORTING

PROCEDURES, August 24, 2016, Section 4: Serious Incident Report Matrix, Table 6. Security Incidents, Force Protection Issues: Requires reporting of Force Protection Issues such as suspected surveillance which constitutes a threat or potential threat to students, staff or operations – if in doubt – report it! See table below:

Image of security

Report: Suspected surveillance or other suspicious activity constituting a threat or potential threat to students, staff, or operations; or any incident that has the potential to compromise existing security measures and procedures.

Be alert to signs of intelligence gathering, surveillance, collecting materials for attack, and rehearsals:

  • Taking photos or videos of potential targets
  • Writing notes or sketching
  • Showing abnormal attention to details of security measures
  • People loitering in the same general area without a recognizable legitimate reason
  • Certain civilian vehicles that seem to appear repeatedly
  • Utility and construction workers that do not appear to be performing a specific job
  • Electronic audio and video devices in unusual places

Surveillance may be conducted over a long period of time and employ various methods:

  • Stationary surveillance: a common method in which operatives observe from a fixed location.
  • Moving surveillance: conducted on foot or in vehicles.
  • Technical surveillance: uses electronic means to record or gain access to security information.
  • Casual questioning: used to elicit security information from approachable personnel.

Description of personnel:

  • Gender, Race, Height, Weight, Clothing, Accent/dialect, Tattoos, Scars, Disabilities, Peculiarities

Description of Vehicle:

  • Make, model, style, color, license plate

Students may arrive no earlier than 0815, fifteen minutes before the line-up whistle. Students (grades K8) should report to the playground for morning recess. Parents are advised not to allow their children to leave home too early. Parents who must report early for work or PT should not drop their children off before 0815. Other childcare options should be utilized. Parents will be notified if their child continues to arrive to school too early. Should the problem persist, the chain of command will be notified.

School hours are 0830 – 1500. (Regular School Day)
Early Release on Thursdays - 0830 - 1345

Students may ride bicycles, scooters, and skateboards to school; however, parents are ultimately responsible for their child’s safety. Students are expected to adhere to base safety and registration procedures, follow all safety rules and take the recommended routes to school. Students should leave bicycles and scooters at rack near the main entrance. It is recommended that bicycles be locked during the school day. Scooters and skateboard are not permitted to be left in the hallway. Students must walk their bicycles, scooters, and skateboards while on campus. Students who ride bicycles and scooters should follow Moron Base safety guidelines. It is strongly recommended that a lock be used. Students should not ride their bicycles or scooters within the area of the campus for safety reasons. Bicycles should be walked to and from the street. Sevilla EMS will not be held responsible for stolen or damaged items or lost keys.

Parents should check their child’s safety helmet strap for appropriate tightness. In-line skates and wheelie shoes can be a safety hazard and are not permitted at school.

Due to time constraints and fidelity of instruction, birthday parties should not be held at school. With the approval of the teacher, a treat may be shared during snack time or at the end of the school day. Treats should not interfere with lunch. Due to safety and sanitation concerns, students should not be dismissed at the end of the day while eating food. Teachers will communicate classroom expectations to parents.

Each teacher will determine classroom rules in each class and the organization and discipline that is most conductive to her/his methods of teaching

Study (field) trips are an extension of the classroom experience. They provide first-hand experience with social/cultural situations, provide factual information, and, in general, contribute to learning. Study Trips should complement DoDEA content standards and should be correlated with current or recent classroom experiences in order to augment the instructional program. Classroom activities occur prior to the trip to prepare for the study trip experience and after the trip to culminate the learning. Because study trips possess a rich storehouse of instructional experiences, all students should attend. Parents are asked to support their child and their child’s teacher when a study trip is planned. Parents are discouraged from using attendance on a school trip as a reward or punishment. Students who do not attend a study trip also miss out on the post-trip experiences, discussions, and lessons with their classmates.

For the student with behavior challenges who has proven to be a threat to self or others, the recommendation may either be that the parents accompany the study trip or a colleague may be contacted to take care of the student during the study trip. These provisions will be coordinated well in advance with the SST, CSC, or administrator. At no time can a student be denied the opportunity to participate on a study trip without due cause.

The school is inspected regularly for compliance with fire and safety regulations. Evacuation drills for fire safety are held each week during the first month of school and once a month thereafter. Children are instructed in bus, school, and traffic safety and security and in the prevention of personal abuse. Additional yearly drills include lockdown, school evacuation, and earthquake.

For more information about DoDEA’s policy on school safety visit the following link: http://www.dodea.edu/offices/safety/

Middle school students are provided lockers for student convenience. The lockers belong to the U.S. Government and students are responsible for leaving them in the same condition they were issued. Students may only use the locker assigned to them. Locker use is a privilege, not a right, and abuse of lockers will result in loss of locker privileges.

At Sevilla EMS we love learning about and caring for animals. Unfortunately, pets can cause safety issues for children in a school environment. Please refrain from having your pets with you when delivering your child to school or meeting them at the end of the day. Should your child suffer from allergies related to animals please contact your child’s teacher and the health tech. Should you have any question regarding pets being at school, please contact the school principal.

 

  • Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  • Use playground equipment properly. Pushing, jumping and running on playground equipment is not safe.
  • Sit while eating and throw away trash in a container when finished
  • Walk down the stairs.
  • Play ball, tag, etc. in designated areas.

Behaviors such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Fighting, (hitting, pushing, or kicking)
  • Play fighting, such as karate or kung-fu kicking
  • Playing rough, hurting others
  • Twist, climb, and stand on or jump from the swings
  • Take food or drinks onto the playground
  • Use of foul or disrespectful language
  • Deliberately throw a ball at someone
  • Bullying

Playground monitors will issue discipline slips to students who violate the playground procedures and/or rules. The playground monitor will use a timeout area during recess for students who repeatedly misbehave or need a place to cool down. Serious violations will be referred to an administrator for further action. School rules remain in effect when students are at lunch and recess.

Other suggestions for safe play:

  • Balls stay in the designated area.
  • Tag-should be touch only and played in designated area. No grabbing, no pulling
  • Everyone is welcome to play in all games, no exclusions.
  • No high kicking in soccer
  • Hands to yourself.
  • Listen and respect directions given to you by the adults in charge.

There are times when weather situations could result in school being closed. Local Base Command will make the final decision on any school closures. Parents and community members will be notified via the school’s Ad Hoc Notification System.

Scheduling a short nutrition break with a healthy snack each day is recommended. Young bodies need to eat often to sustain their energy level and focus on academic tasks. Parents should be encouraged to send fruit, cheese/crackers, and other nutritious snacks with their children for this break. Snacks should be limited to one healthy item. Drinks should be limited to water rather sugary drinks. Donuts, candy, chips, soda, energy drinks, etc., are not nutritious snacks and are not permitted during snack or lunch. Snack time is strategically scheduled so that it does not have a negative impact on lunch and students’ appetites. Students should not eat their lunch at snack time. When students have already eaten their lunch, there is greater potential for behavior issues.


Sevilla Elementary/Middle School does not have a school lunch program. Students are encouraged to bring a cold lunch. Parents can arrange for their child(ren) to have a hot lunch delivered to the school through the base dining facility(DFAC). Dining Facility menus are giving to the students monthly at school.

Individual school pictures are generally taken in the fall of each year as a PTO project. Purchasing pictures is a decision for each parent and is not required by the school. Cost varies with the type of picture assortment selected. Pictures of all students will be taken to be included in the school yearbook regardless of whether or not a portrait package is purchased. Information will be distributed to the students prior to picture day.

Individual Spring, class, and staff pictures are taken in the spring and purchase of these pictures are also voluntary.

Textbooks –Sevilla EMS provides, on a loan basis and without charge to students, basic textbooks, certain supplementary texts, and general reference materials necessary to implement the school curriculum. The student and his or her sponsor are legally responsible for returning the books in good condition at the end of the course. Allowances will be made for normal wear and tear. Graffiti in textbooks is beyond normal wear and tear. Lost books must be replaced. Parents can purchase replacement books online.

  1. All textbooks, workbooks, and library books are furnished to students at government expense.
  2. Parents are expected to assume financial responsibility for proper care and safekeeping of the books assigned or checked out to students. The parents or students must replace lost or severely damaged books through direct on-line purchase. In most cases books can be ordered with a credit card through web sites such as Amazon.com or E-Campus.com.
  3. Parents should encourage students to read library books. There is no charge for library book service unless books are lost or damaged.
  4. Families negligent in replacing lost or damaged books will be charged through their respective agency as a debt to the government. All instructional materials are provided free, but are the property of the Department of Defense.

Supplies – DoDEA Europe provides an official list of supplies for students throughout Europe. Parents should follow only the DoDEA Europe official guidelines when purchasing school supplies for their children. Each school may provide additional guidance to the parents on what to buy for their student that is more "grade specific". Additionally, teachers will identify which items will be needed for their classroom. So please check your school and your child’s teacher to know exactly what items will be needed.

The cellular function on individual cell phones and smartphones may not be used during the school day, on the school grounds before school, or on school study trips. Cell phones that are misused, ring, beep, or vibrate will be confiscated, as will telephones that appear to be in use. . Students observed playing games, sending messages, or using any function of a cellular telephone during the school day may also have their phones confiscated. Parents must pick up confiscated items from the Main Office. Should a student have their phone confiscated multiple times, disciplinary action will be imposed. If the telephone needs to be used during the school day, permission needs to be obtained from a teacher or personnel in the main office. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones. The school is not responsible for charges that may be made on the phone if lost or stolen.

SEMS is a tobacco-free campus. No one may smoke or use other forms of tobacco on the school premises. These regulations are applicable within the confines of school buildings, surrounding grounds, while riding school buses, and/or on school-sponsored trips. Smoking and/or possession of tobacco products is strictly prohibited as defined in the DoDEA Discipline Policy. This applies to all areas of S EMS, including, but not limited to, parking lots, athletic fields, and buildings. Any student bringing cigarettes or tobacco products to school is in violation of the rules and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Students should NOT bring valuables to school! Large amounts of money, expensive jewelry, portable music players, etc., should be safely left at home. The school is NOT responsible for any stolen or damaged items.

Zero Tolerance means that weapons or replicas are not allowed in school. Severe actions will quickly be taken against those who defy this policy, and no leniency will be shown towards violators.

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