Department of Defense Education Activity

Spangdahlem ES: Policies and Procedures

Student Conduct and Expectations

"It is the teacher's right to teach.....And the student's right to learn."

The SES staff and administration work diligently to encourage students to develop and demonstrate the behavior that will help them be successful citizens. The following five "I CARE" rules are emphasized throughout all classrooms at SES

  1. I will talk at the right times.
  2. I will listen and follow directions.
  3. I will be kind and respectful to everyone.
  4. I will complete my work and do my best
  5. I will be responsible for school materials and supplies


Appearance/Dress Code

Dress standards help children learn to dress appropriately for the occasion or situation.  Proper dress for school helps students to build self-esteem and understand that school is a place for learning.

Students should not wear clothing or hairstyles that can be hazardous to them in their school activities such as physical education and art.  Grooming and dress that prevent the student from doing his/her best work because of blocked vision or restricted movement are discouraged.  Also discouraged are dress styles that create, or are likely to create, a disruption within the classroom.

Additional information about student rights and responsibilities in DoDEA can be found on the DoDEA homepage .

Arrival at School

Parents of students who walk to school are advised not to allow their children to leave home too early. Due to the lack of supervision, children should not arrive earlier than 7:50 AM. Your cooperation in this matter will greatly enhance the safety and security of our students. Parents must come to the front office to sign their child in if he/she arrives after 0800. It should be noted that Base policy has determined that it is the responsibility of our students' parents as to whether their children are supervised by an adult or older sibling while walking to and from school or bus stop.

Visitor Guidelines

As a security precaution and to minimize class disruptions, we ask visitors to ALWAYS report first to reception when visiting the school.  At SES we have instituted a 100% ID check policy for all visitors.  Please sign in at reception, present your identification then you will be provided with a visitor's pass. We appreciate your cooperation.

Parents are always welcome and encouraged to visit classrooms and teachers. We do, however, request that parents notify the teacher a day or so in advance of any planned visit. An unscheduled arrival to a classroom by any visitor may needlessly interrupt a lesson, test, or examination.

School Handbook

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