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.
For safety reasons, all visitors and volunteers must report to the school’s front office immediately upon entering the school.
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.
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) and School Advisory Board (SAB) are organizations that fosters participation in school affairs by members of the school and military communities and provides a coordinated process to address and resolve issues at the lowest practical level. SAC members advise the school principal on school matters, deal with issues brought to their attention by the school community, and establishes goals and objectives for the academic year.
SAC meetings are held at least four times a year and notices are sent to parents prior to each meeting. These meetings are public meetings, though they are not meetings of the public. Parents and staff members are encouraged to attend SAC meetings to learn more about school programs and issues, and are invited to submit items to SAC members to be placed on the meeting agendas. The function of the SAC is to make recommendations and advise the principal on:
Neither the SAC nor the SAB addresses matters pertaining to personnel policies or practices, compensation of school staff, grievances or school employees, or internal management of DoDEA or their programs. If you have any questions or concerns about the school's curriculum or environment, give one of the SAC representatives a call (a list of current representatives is available in the office) or attend one of the SAC meetings.
The School Liaison helps families communicate with school districts and schools regarding education issues (to include school personnel understanding the impact of deployment stress on military students), provide transition support, and link students and Families to education and post-secondary resources. email@example.com
The Music Booster Club is a Garrison recognized private organization. Membership is open to anyone supporting the music programs at Stuttgart High School. The Music Boosters provide volunteer support for activities sponsored by the SHS Music Department, raise funds for needed music program items that cannot be fully funded with the DODEA-Europe budget, and present annual senior scholarships. For more information, like their Facebook page , join the Stuttgart High School Music Facebook group or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information or if you are interested in running for a parent position on SAC for next school year, please contact the SAC Chairman
The PTO is here to support the education of students at SHS by fostering relationships between the parents, students, and teachers so that all may cooperate intelligently in the education and well-being of all students. We're here because you matter. Your PTO is excited to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year!
To serve you, the board this year is:
To contact us, please use the following email: email@example.com. For questions and approval for fundraisers please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to continue offering:
The PTO is fully funded by YOUR membership – that means we need YOU! Please complete the SHS PTO Membership Application and return to the white PTO box in the front office or join using the SHS PTO Cheddar Up website. We are looking forward to working with you and to a GREAT year!
The School Advisory Committee (SAC) is established for each DoDEA overseas school. The SAC is composed of parents, teachers, and other stakeholders who have a vested interest in quality education at the school. SAC fosters communications among administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students. Stakeholders can bring forth to the SAC any school-related, non-personnel matters such as educational programs, resources, services, and policies. We are asking for feedback for each of our public meetings. Complete our community feedback form to submit your discussion topic.
3:00 p.m. - SHS Library
During each meeting, attendees will receive a detailed update from the SHS principal.
The SAC fosters communications among administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students.
The committee facilitates problem solving at the lowest level and recommends action to appropriate officials.
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