Department of Defense Education Activity

West Point ES: Policies and Procedures

School Handbook

April 2, 2020

Good Afternoon DoDEA Mid-Atlantic,

Student teaching and learning continues in DoDEA Americas! Our schools are continuing with virtual learning until further notice. Students will not report physically to school buildings for the month of April.

Teachers will continue providing student online learning resources. They are working remotely and are available via email to best support students and provide continuous learning opportunities. Please access the online resources here. 

Many teachers are also utilizing their Google Classrooms to share learning resources as well. We will provide more information regarding additional resources as it becomes available. Please visit our District Facebook page at DoDEA Mid-Atlantic District and your school’s Facebook page for tips, updates, and to view images of on-line learning.

We will coordinate with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) HQ and our local installation leadership to determine future school reopening status for students. Any discussions regarding school buildings being reopened to students will follow a coordinated process established by DoDEA.

We will continue to analyze and adjust our services based on the feedback that we are receiving. In order to reduce screen fatigue we will have a day a week in which students screen time will be dramatically reduced.

We appreciate the support of the parents, all of our staff, and the entire community during this very unprecedented time. We will continue to keep you updated as information unfolds and to provide you with updates on our response to this national COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your support!

Dr. Donato Cuadrado

District Superintendent
DoDEA Americas Mid-Atlantic District

Community Updates

We recognize the hardship this decision places on many families, but believe it is in the public's best interest if it means we can contribute to protecting our students as well as the community's health and well-being. 

The following website serves as DoDEA's official source for information on COVID-19, highlighting associated impacts as well as response and prevention efforts. Please continue to visit this website for updates. 

Also, we ask families to continue following the COVID-19/coronavirus guidelines as shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are posted on its website. These include monitoring family members' health for flu-like symptoms and reaching out to a local health provider if these symptoms occur. 

Please know that this is a unique situation for DoDEA schools and the nation. We do not yet have all the answers but are committed to communicating with our students and their families as frequently and openly as possible. DoDEA and your community leadership will continue to coordinate closely to ensure accurate and timely information is available and to encourage all appropriate measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

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