Department of Defense Education Activity

Moving to Baumholder and the Kaiserslautern Community

Transition Counselor

To help assist new students, we have a counselor available to meet with incoming students and parents. 

When: Mon. - Fri.: 0700 -1600
Where: Smith Elementary School, Baumholder
DSN: 545-1232

Local: +49 611 143 545 1232

School Level PCS Checklist

School level PCS checklist of items to have before leaving your current school. 

  • Immunization record
  • Passport or birth certificate for Kindergarten, 1st Graders, and any child eligible without orders
  • Child's SS #
  • Copy/official transcript/previous school records
  • Copy of IEP if applicable
  • Copy of withdrawal grade with grading system from previous school
  • Copy of standardized test score if applicable
  • Address of previous school

School Liaison and Transition Services

School Liaison/Transition Services focus is to assist family members in being advocates for their children's education and in dealing. with unique problems facing military children (PCS moves, varying school-to-school academic curriculum and schedules, varying graduation and records transfer requirements), and other major issues such as Installation-School-Community Partnerships, and Home Schooling. School Liaison/Transition Services helps connect Families, Schools and Communities.

School Transition Team (STT)

Child and Youth Services School Transition Specialist (STS) and Installation School Liaisons improve transitional support for children by establishing partnerships between the schools and communities. advocating for military children, increasing awareness of the unique needs of military children, and providing a process to address and resolve military-specific education issues.

School Liaisons

In the Army, the School Liaison works in conjunction with the Child and Youth Services (CYS) and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison uses a variety of resources to provide assistance with issues concerning student transition. The School Liaison acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding schools.