Department of Defense Education Activity

Student Conduct and Expectations

  1. Be Kind
  2. Be Safe
  3. Be Responsible
  4. Be Respectful
  5. HAVE FUN!

Appearance/Dress Code

Your child should come to school appropriately dressed. In the event of a dress code violation, the school will contact you so that you can bring in the appropriate clothing. During the

winter season

your child MUST have a raincoat, hat or scarf, umbrella, mittens or gloves, a warm jacket or coat, and sturdy shoes and/or boots.


VES is committed to making our schools safe, caring, and welcoming places for all our children. Bullying is a one-sided pattern of repeated aggressive behaviors directed from one child to another with negative intent. Some examples of bullying may be verbal, physical, and/or relational; having as its overlay race, ethnicity, religion, gender, physical, or mental ability. 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 8:00 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 0815. 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 VES 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