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School Address and Contact Information

Unit 5072
Yokota AB
APO, AP 96328-5072
Yokota, Japan
Phone: 042-552-2510 Ext. 57018/7019
Fax: 042-552-2510 Ext. 57223
DSN Phone: 315-225-7018/7019
DSN Fax: 315-225-7223
From US: 011-81-3117-55-7018/7019
From the US Fax: 011-81-3117-55-7223


DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

Our School's Vision

Yokota High School, working in partnership with the family and local community, will provide a safe, academically-inspiring environment in which students develop to their maximum potential as life- long learners and responsible participants in an ever changing global environment.

School's Purpose Statement

Preparing Independent Thinkers and Lifelong Learners

School Goals

Each school within the Pacific East District will improve student achievement through emphasizing 21st century Innovative Skills of (1) Collaboration Across Networks and Learning By Influence, (2) Creativity and Innovation, (3) Communication, and (4) Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving.

CSI Leadership Meeting Schedule

Leadership Team Meets 15:00 on the Third Tuesday Monthly During the School Year

Accreditation and Awards

YKHS is accredited by Cognia.

School Improvement Plan

Yokota HS School Hours

Tuesdays are Early Release days

  Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
Office Hours 0700 - 1600  
School Hours 0800 - 1430 0800 - 1330
Lunch Hours





Regular Daily Schedule (Students can enter the building at 0750.)
A-Day Time B-Day
A - 1 0800 - 0925 (85 min) B - 1
A - 2 0930 - 1055 (85 min) B - 2
Lunch 1055 - 1130 (35 min)  Lunch
A - 3 1135 - 1300 (85 min) B - 3
A - 4 1305 - 1430 (85 min)


Session 1: 1305-1330 (25 min)

Passing (5 min)

Session 2: 1335-1400 (25 min)

Passing (5 min)

Session 3: 1405-1430 (25 min)

Early Release Schedule (Students can enter the building at 0750.)
A-Day Time B-Day
A - 1 0800 - 0910 (70 min) B - 1
A - 2 0915 - 1025 (70 min) B - 2
Lunch 1025 - 1100 (35 min) Lunch
A - 3 1105 - 1215 (70 min) B - 3
A - 4 1220 - 1330 (70 min) 


Session 1: 1220-1255 (35 min)

Passing (5 min)

Session 2: 1300-1330 (30 min)

Passing (5 min)

Late Start Schedule  (Students can enter the building at 0950.)
A-Day Time B-Day
A - 1 1000 - 1055 (55 min) B - 1
A - 2 1100 - 1155  (55 min) B - 2
Lunch 1155 - 1230 (35 min) Lunch
A - 3  1235 - 1330 (55 min) B - 3
A - 4 1330 - 1430 (55 min)


Session 1: 1335-1400 (25 min)

Passing (5 min)

Session 2: 1405-1430 (25 min)

Panther Day: All Classes - AUGUST 22, 2022 and January 17, 2023

(Students can enter the building at 0750.)

  Panther Day: All Classes Time
  Seminar 0800-0840 (40 min)
  A-1 0845-0925 (40 min)
  A-2 0930-1010 (40 min)
  A-3 1015-1055 (40 min)
  Lunch 1055-1130 (35 min)
  A-4 1135-1215 (40 min)
  B-1 1220-1300 (40 min)
  B-2 1305-1345 (40 min)
  B-3 1350-1430 (40 min)

School Contacts

Name sort ascending Staff Position Phone
School Nurse/Health Aide
School Secretary
School Counselor: Grades 9 - 11
School Counselor: Seniors
Information Specialist
School Psychologist
School Webmaster


Handbook Contents

School Calendars
Admin Bios
General Information
High School Graduation
Report Card and Testing Information
Special Education
Reporting Abuse Neglect Suicide Risk and Threats
School Counseling Services
School Health Services
Student Rights and Responsibilities
School Security
Student Conduct and Discipline
Student Transportation
School Procedures

School Handbook

Director's Message: Mr. Thomas M. Brady

Thomas M. Brady

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Members of Our Community, 

As we begin School Year 2022 / 2023, I feel a tremendous sense of optimism. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, DoDEA experienced disruptions and obstacles unlike anything in our organization’s history. While the past few years have been difficult, they also highlighted the remarkable way that our DoDEA community can rally together to create novel solutions to unique challenges, demonstrate flexibility and compassion, and work collaboratively to support our students and families. 

The health and safety of our students is always our top priority. The pandemic is not over yet, and we as a school system must continue to remain prepared and agile. We have learned a great deal since COVID-19 first appeared, and we are prepared to respond quickly and dynamically to whatever may come our way. 

Please take a moment to review our DoDEA COVID-19 Operational Guidelines and Protocols, Version X. 

These operational guidelines are a key part of DoDEA’s role in total force and the warfighter’s mission readiness. DoDEAs goal is to protect the health and safety of our military communities and to maximize students in school learning. We will continue to use an integrated package of prevention and control measures to avoid COVID-19 transmission in our schools.
As a result of our response throughout the pandemic, infection rates among students and staff remained remarkably low. Through cooperation, mutual support, and adherence to our operational guidelines, we will continue to learn within a safe and healthy environment, without sacrificing our rigorous educational standards.   

School Year 2022 / 2023 will also be the first year in which the full suite of College and Career Readiness Standards are fully implemented. This is the product of countless hours of innovative and collaborative work from dedicated professionals throughout DoDEA. The investment of time and resources into our College and Career Readiness Standards has positioned us to further and more fully embody our mission to Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world. 
Now, more than ever, I am consistently impressed with the dedication, passion, and commitment of our staff, our students, and our families to continuously adapt to each new challenge and overcome every obstacle. By working together to support one another we have continued to thrive academically and as a community.  
We cannot always predict what challenges the world will place before us on our path, but with dedication and teamwork we can know that we will continue to fulfill our vision to ensure Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.  

Principal's Corner

Welcome all to Yokota High School

Dear Yokota High School Stakeholders,

Welcome to Yokota High School. Our school is a diverse community, serving about 300 students with 44 staff members. We are committed to preparing independent thinkers and lifelong learners through a rigorous curriculum aligned to college and career ready standards. We have fully certified staff who are considered experts in the subjects they teach. The rigorous coursework occurs in a 21st century learning open-concept design. The coursework we provide includes not only core classes and graduation requirements, but also Career Technology Education (CTE) pathways and Advanced Placement courses that further prepare our students for life after high school. Despite the fluctuations in our school populace, we remain resilient in our efforts to serve our military-connected students.

As we continue our journey together, know that everything we do aligns with our Continuous School Improvement Plan, the heartbeat of our school, where we have strategic actions to promote school-wide clarity and shared accountability for student achievement to prepare our students for college and/or career success.

We have two measurable objectives to help increase student achievement in mathematics and literacy. We believe focusing on the goal of implementing the 4 Cs of 21st-century teaching and learning, specifically creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, we will meet our two objectives. To help support the implementation of 21st-century teaching and learning, we provide ongoing professional learning that aligns with our strategic theme of student-led discourse.

Specifically, our school’s strategic action is the use of AVID WICOR to meet our measurable objectives and goal. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a College Readiness System dedicated to preparing all students for college, career, and other post-secondary choices. WICOR is a collection of instructional strategies associated with the AVID program. It is the foundation of the AVID secondary curriculum.

WICOR, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, is a collection of teaching and learning strategies to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels. When WICOR is incorporated into lessons, a variety of strategies are used to help students understand concepts and articulate their thinking. WICOR is also a way to increase academic rigor. AVID defines rigor as using inquiry-based, collaborative strategies to challenge and engage students in content, resulting in increasingly complex levels of understanding.

As we continue to provide excellence in education for every student, every day, please know that diverse perspectives are important to us. We want you to be part of our positive solutions. Take the time to view our communication plan so we can move our school forward together. Additionally, take the time to view our Pathfinder as it has important QR codes, such as our communication plan, school calendar, handbook, attendance email, and our School Advisory Committee (SAC) information, to be in the know of all things happening at Yokota High School!

Yokota High School Pathfinder: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gsNBzi94ns_r7huvugSfN7N_tLi61Q0nw3J-aFy87Kk/present?slide=id.p

We’re excited for a great school year! Let’s make this a great year for our students.


Dr. Villagomez and Mr. Goodwin


About Our School

Welcome to Yokota High School

YHS New School

Our History

Yokota High School derives its name from the Yokota family that reportedly owned most of the land that stretches from Fussa station nearly to Tachikawa station. According to legend, the family provided this portion of its holdings to the Imperial Japanese Government which transformed the cornfields and pine groves into a military base in 1938. Finished with construction in 1940, the Japanese Army called the facility Tama Army Airfield, while local residents called it Fussa Airfield. The Japanese Army used the area primarily as a test flight center during World War II, and the base remained fully operational until the end of the war. The base sustained only minor damage during the war, and US forces began operations on September 4, 1945. American dependents arrived shortly thereafter.

Qualified teachers and administrators were recruited in the spring of 1946, and the first dependent school opened September 7, 1946 at Johnson Army Base in Iramura, about 20 miles from the present location of Yokota High School. Johnson High was one of several schools whose students were absorbed when YHS opened in 1973. Other schools in the area were Tachikawa, located on what is now Showa Park, Chofu High near ASIJ, and Yamato High which is about five miles away from YHS and Narimasu.

When Yokota first opened, the concept was a "school with open doors." Students had a modular schedule that offered as many as 27 "mods." The principal was very progressive, and wanted a wide open campus. At one point in these early years there were 103 different English classes offered. That modular schedule continued under the next two principals. Now, the schedule consists of fewer classes which meet for longer periods, and includes classes offered over the Internet. Panthers trace their roots over a half century.


We’re blue and gold

We're brave and bold

We're Panthers.

Our team will fight with

pep and might

We're Panthers.

We'll win this game

and bring more fame

to our own Yokota High.




We'll win this game and

bring more fame

to our own Yokota High!


If you speak a language other than English please contact the main office to speak with a translator.

Kung kayo ay may ibang salita maliban sa Ingles maari po lamang ipaalam sa aming opisina para kayo ay mabigyan ng karapatdapat na tulong upang maintindihan ninyo sa inyong salita.


Pacific East District Map SY22-23


School Calendars


DoDEA Pacific : School Year  2022 - 2023 Calendar

Standard DoDEA Pacific School Calendar

Note: Calendar based on 190 day teacher workdays including:

5 Teacher Orientation/Pre-service/Professional Learning Days

4 Professional Learning Days

4 Teacher Work Days

2 District Continuous School Improvement Days (+1 for districts going through accreditation)

Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel

Monday, August 15, 2022 Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel for CCR training, orientation and classroom preparation (15-19 August)

School Year 2022-2023 (175 Instructional Days and 190 Teacher Work Days)

First Semester (84 Instructional Days)
Monday, August 22, 2022 First Day of School, with the exception of Andersen ES, Andersen MS and E. J. King HS which will start on Wednesday, August 24th.
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, October 10, 2022 Columbus Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, October 27, 2022 End of First Quarter (45 Instructional Days)
Friday, October 28, 2022 No School for Students - Teacher Work Day
Friday, November 11, 2022 Veterans Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, November 25, 2022 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, December 19, 2022 Begin Winter Recess (19 December – 2 January)
Sunday, December 25, 2022 Christmas: Federal Holiday
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day Observed
Thursday, January 12, 2023 End of Second Quarter and First Semester (39 Instructional Days)
Friday, January 13, 2023 No School for Students – Teacher Work Day
Monday, January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Day: Federal Holiday
Second Semester (91 Instructional Days)
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Begin Second semester and Third Quarter
Monday, February 20, 2023 Presidents’ Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, March 23, 2023 End of Third Quarter (45 Instructional Days)
Friday, March 24, 2023 No School for Students – Teacher Work Day
Monday, March 27, 2023 Begin Spring Recess (27 March – 31 March)
Monday, May 29, 2023 Memorial Day: Federal Holiday
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester (46 Instructional Days)
Thursday, June 8, 2023 No School for Students – Teacher Work Day


Admin Bios

Parents are encouraged to follow the chain of command when issues/concerns arise: please speak with your child’s teacher first, then administration.

Dr. Rebecca Villagomez - Yokota HS Principal

Dr. Rebecca Villagomez

Dr. Villagomez obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and was named valedictorian of her graduating class of 2005 from the University of Guam. In 2007, she received a Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Guam. She was awarded a Doctor of Education degree in teaching and learning, with a mixed concentration in instructional assessment and professional development, from Argosy University, Hawaii.

Dr. Villagomez's professional experience includes roles at the elementary and secondary level. She has served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal – most recently serving as principal at Yokota Middle School. Her different leadership roles afforded her the opportunity to work with school leadership teams to use the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Plan to promote school-wide clarity and shared accountability for student achievement. Her educational experience allowed her to professionally grow with each of the nine different schools she served.

Dr. Villagomez values family time and considers her family to be the most influential people in her career. She feels blessed, honored, and thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work for DoDEA in the Pacific East District and work alongside the faculty, staff, students, parents, and community at Yokota Air Base.


Mr. Jason L. Goodwin - Yokota HS Assistant Principal

Mr. Jason L. Goodwin

Mr. Goodwin was born in Indiana and went on to attend the University of Southern Indiana, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007. At USI, he became a founding father of Sigma Pi fraternity, held various leadership positions in numerous organizations, and received numerous accolades including being named President Medal finalist.

Upon graduation, Mr. Goodwin moved to Arizona to begin his career as a Social Studies teacher. While in Arizona, he taught various AP social studies courses, became Title 1 Coordinator, Summer School Administrator, Junior State of America Summer Institute Program Director, and later served as assistant principal in Yuma, AZ. In 2014, he graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University with a master’s degree in Education Leadership: Principal K-12. After eleven years in Arizona, Mr. Goodwin joined DoDEA in 2018, where he has served as interim principal, acting assistant principal, department chair, AP social studies teacher, Harvard Model Congress advisor, and chair of CSI while previously at Robert D. Edgren Middle High School.

Mr. Goodwin loves spending time with his wife and two young children, a son and daughter. Mr. Goodwin believes that inspiring students to collaborate, engage in inquiry, and foster the skills that prepare them to face the challenges of the 21st century is what education is about. Encouraging lifelong learning amongst his students has been the driving force behind his educational philosophy. Mr. Goodwin is excited to be part of the Yokota High team this upcoming school year and is looking forward to serving our military-connected families further in this new role.


School Handbook

Dr. Jackie Ferguson - Pacific East District Superintendent

Dr. Jackie Ferguson

“Dr. Ferguson is a proven educational leader with a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience,” Ms. Rapp said. “I am confident she will serve our military-connected students, families, and staff in the Pacific East District well.”

Dr. Ferguson has served as the Community Superintendent for the Pacific South District in Okinawa, Japan, since August 2020. She brings 27 years of educational experience to the Pacific East District, including serving as principal of Kaiserslautern High School in DoDEA Europe, where she was recognized as the Europe Regional Principal of the Year in 2020; principal of Wiesbaden Middle School, Nile C. Kinnick High School and Ikego Elementary School; assistant principal at The Sullivans School; and teacher at Yokosuka Middle School. As a military spouse, she also taught at Wetzel Elementary in Baumholder, Germany; and Randolph Field ISD, Waxahachie ISD and DeSoto ISD in Texas. 

“As a former military ‘brat’ who spent many years living overseas, it is an honor to continue to serve military families stationed within the Pacific East District,” Ferguson said. “I look forward to working with school leaders, military partners, parents, and community members to support the continued success of our military-connected students in Pacific East.” 

Dr. Ferguson holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master of Educational Administration, and a Doctorate in Curriculum, Supervision, and Instruction. Her research agenda focuses on models of co-teaching and collaboration to improve student achievement as evident in her publications such as: Wilson, J. C. & Ferguson, J. (2017). Chapter 7: Co-teaching in Undergraduate Education: Capacity building for multiple stakeholders. In D. Jarvis, & M. Kariuki (Eds). Co-Teaching in Higher Education: From Theory to Co-Practice. 

From 2005-2010, Dr. Ferguson was an assistant professor for Texas A&M University – San Antonio within the College of Education as the A&M system worked to establish the new, public institution of Higher Education within San Antonio.


Vacant - Pacific East Chief of Staff


“I’m looking forward to serving our military-connected students, families, and staff in this role,” Grazak said, noting she is committed to partnering with stakeholders to support the Pacific East District.

Ms. Grazak is a career educator with more than 22 years of experience as a DoDEA teacher and instructional leader. She started her DoDEA career in 1999 at Baumholder High School, Germany, where she taught Social Studies before moving to Ramstein Middle School the following school year. In 2012, Ms. Grazak joined the Pacific West District (Korea), where she served as assistant principal at Seoul American Middle School from 2012-2014 and Seoul American High School from 2014-2017. Most recently, from 2017-2021, she served as principal of Humphreys High School, USAG Humphreys, Korea.

Ms. Grazak holds a Master of Arts in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Alaska Anchorage.


School Handbook

General Information

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments, has developed an interstate compact that addresses the educational transition issues of children of active duty military-connected families.  Currently, all 50 states, DoDEA and the District of Columbia participate in this interstate compact, which provides uniform policy for resolving the educational challenges experienced by military-connected children as they transition between school systems.

We encourage all of our families preparing to transition, to, from or within a DoDEA and/or stateside school system to engage with the School Liaison (SLO) from the sending and receiving locations.  The SLO is the local contact for schools and has valuable information about school calendars, hybrid learning, early enrollment, student services, how to manage quarantine requirements and more. 

“Call your SLO before you go”
In order to prepare records for your students school transition.

 A directory of School Liaisons is updated annually and can be found at: https://www.dodea.edu/Partnership/index.cfm

The Compact ensures that mobile children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children.  States participating in the Compact work to coordinate graduation requirements, transfer of records, course placement, unique learning needs, assessments and other administrative policies.

For additional information or transition support, please contact or call the Partnership office at 571-372-6026.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1325.01: DoD Impact Aid Program for Local Educational Agencies, Change 2
1342.29: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Access to School Facilities

If the principal permits a school to operate a limited open forum by maintaining a practice of allowing any single non-curriculum-related student group access to school facilities, the principal shall ensure that all of such student groups (including activities of religious nature) are permitted equal access to meet on school premises and use school facilities during non-instructional time. Access to groups may be denied if the principal determines that a student or student group has or is likely to substantially interfere with good order or discipline or violate any Federal, state, or local law, or DoD or DoDEA regulation/policy.


For the protection of students and staff, all visitors must report to the school’s front office immediately upon arriving at the school.  A visitor is any person (to include parents, sponsors, and legal guardians) not enrolled or assigned to the school requesting entry to the building.

Visitors must provide authorized identification to gain access to the DoDEA school.  The visitor will be issued a visitor badge that must be displayed above the waist while on DoDEA school property.  The school administrator has the final determination on visitors authorized to be at the school.  While on DoDEA school property, visitors may go only to the approved area indicated as their destination when signing in at the school’s front office. Any change to the designated location must be approved by the school’s front office before the visitor can access a different location within the school.  When leaving the school, visitors must sign out and return the visitor's badge to the school’s front office. 

Classroom Observations

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 the school administrator is required for this type of visitation.

Learn more about volunteering at your school's Get Involved page.

School Advisory Committees

DoDEA school administrators, in partnership with sponsors/family members, students, and military leaders, promote communication through the establishment of advisory committees to address issues (school initiatives, procedures and policies) locally. This is a system-wide way for parents to get involved in their child’s local school. Consult your child’s school to learn more about school advisory committees.

Learn more about SAC's at your school's Get Involved page.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.15: Educational Advisory Committees and Councils
1358.01: School Boards, Advisory Committees, and Dependents Education Council


Registration Process

Proof of Eligibility: The sponsor does not need to be present at registration, as long as the parent or other adult registering the child has all the necessary paperwork, in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, “Eligibility Requirements for Education of Elementary and Secondary School-Age Dependents in Overseas Areas,” September 20, 2006, as amended, and DoD Instruction 1342.26, “Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS),” March 4, 1997. 

The following documents are necessary to complete the registration process:

  1. Proof of age;
  2. Medical records, including information on medical conditions, medications, and all dates and types of immunizations;
  3. Official documents to support eligibility (e.g., letter of employment, contract, permanent change of station [PCS] orders, etc.); and
  4. Proof of on-base residence (applies to students enrolling in DoD domestic schools).

Contact the registrar at your child’s school to update your child’s information or visit your school's registration page for more information on enrollment. 

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.13: Eligibility Requirements for Education of Elementary and Secondary School-Age Dependents in Overseas Areas, Change 3
1342.26: Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)

Immunization Requirements

health services immunizationStudents who enroll in DoDEA schools are required to meet specific immunization requirements (DoDEA Regulation 2942.01, “School Health Services,” September 2, 2016).  These requirements represent the minimum and do not necessarily reflect the optimal immunization status for a student. Acceptable forms of official proof of immunization status may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Yellow international immunization records;
  2. State agency-generated immunization certificates;
  3. School-generated immunization certificates; and
  4. Physician, clinic or hospital-generated immunization records.

It is the responsibility of the sponsor/parent/guardian to provide their child’s most current immunization record at the time of enrollment and when immunizations are updated.  Parents of incoming students are allowed up to 30 days from the date of enrollment to obtain documentation of any missing required immunization(s).  If the missing required immunization is a series, then the first dose of the series must be administered, and documentation must be provided to the school within the required 30 days. Students who have immunization(s) due during the school year will have 10 calendar days from the due date to receive their vaccine(s) and to submit documentation to the school. The due date of a vaccine is on the date the student reaches the minimum recommended age for vaccine administration.


Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2942.01: School Health Services

Immunization Exemptions

A waiver for immunization exemption may be granted for medical or religious reasons. Philosophical exemptions are not permitted. The applicable DoD Command must provide guidance on the waiver process.

A statement from the child’s health care provider is required if an immunization cannot be administered because of a chronic medical condition wherein the vaccine is permanently contraindicated or because of natural immunity. The statement must document the reason why the child is exempt. This request for immunization exemption from specific vaccines due to vaccine contraindications or natural immunity must be completed and submitted to the school at the beginning of the child’s enrollment or when a vaccine is due. Request for exemption only needs to be completed one time for the duration of the child’s enrollment at the school.

If an immunization is not administered because of a parent’s religious beliefs, the parent must submit an exemption request in writing, stating that he or she objects to the vaccination based upon religious beliefs. The immunization waiver request must be completed and submitted to the school at the beginning of every school year. For students arriving after the school year has started, this request/written statement must be submitted at the initial enrollment and at the beginning of every school year.

During a documented outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease (as determined by local DoD medical authorities), a student who is attending a DoDEA school program under an immunization waiver for that vaccine will be excluded from attending. This is for his or her protection and the safety of the other children and staff. The exclusion will remain in place until such time that the DoD Command determines that the outbreak is over and that it is safe for the student to return to school.

DoDEA Immunization Requirements

Grade-level Placement

Kindergarten and grade 1 placements are determined by minimum age requirements, in accordance with Enclosure 2 of DoDEA Regulation 2000.03, “Student Grade Level Placement,” March 2, 2010. A student who will reach his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year is eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten in DoDEA. In addition, a student who will reach his or her sixth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year is eligible to enroll in grade 1 in DoDEA. Placement in grades 2–8 is predicated upon completion of the preceding year. Students entering a DoDEA school (kindergarten through grade 8) from a non-American or host nation school will be placed in the grade level corresponding to their ages, assuming yearly progression from grades 1–8.

Grade-level status (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12) will be determined by the number of course credit units earned by the student, in accordance with Section 2 of DoDEA Regulation 2000.3, “Student Grade Level Placement,” March 2, 2010. Students entering grade 9 must have successfully completed grade 8 and/or been previously enrolled in grade 9 and earned less than 6 credits. Students entering grade 10 must have successfully completed grade 9 and earned a minimum of 6 course credits. Students entering grade 11 must have successfully completed grade 10 and earned a minimum of 12 course credits. Students entering grade 12 must have successfully completed grade 11 and earned a minimum of 19 course credits.

In accordance with DoDI 1342.29, “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children,” January 31, 2019, for students transitioning from a sending school system to a DoDEA school, at the time of transition and regardless of the age of the student, the DoDEA school shall enroll the transitioning student in the same grade level as the student’s grade level (i.e. in kindergarten through grade 12) in the sending state’s local educational agency. For kindergarten, the student must have been enrolled in and attended kindergarten class in order to assure continued attendance in kindergarten in a DoDEA school. Students who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite grade level in the sending school system will be eligible for enrollment in the next higher grade level in the DoDEA school, regardless of the student’s age.

All DoDEA students, including students with disabilities, English language learners (ELLs), and students with accommodation plans, should be afforded the opportunity to participate in the standard DoDEA secondary curriculum, as appropriate, based upon their individual circumstances.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.29: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
2000.03: Student Grade Level Placement

Transcripts/Records Policy/Access to Student Records

Student records and transcripts may be requested from several different sources, depending upon the student’s last date of attendance or graduation date. Parents/sponsors of current and prospective elementary/middle/high school students should contact the school’s registrar directly for assistance. For further information, please visit the DoDEA Student Records Center (dodea.edu/StudentServices/transcripts.cfm). You may also consult with the counseling department at your child’s school for issues regarding student records.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Language Services

This policy is currently under review

An English language learner (ELL) is a student whose first language is not English and is in the process of acquiring English as an additional language. In accordance with DoDEA Regulation 2440.1, DoDEA’s English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program is designed to teach ELLs to acquire English language and literacy proficiency through content. The ESOL Program builds students’ social, cultural, and academic skills so that identified ELLs succeed in an English language academic environment that provides equitable access to college- and career-ready opportunities as their English-speaking peers.

The ESOL Program involves teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and study skills at the appropriate developmental and English language proficiency levels. This is accomplished by teaching language through a standards-based, high-quality academic content that pursues the student’s orientation within the United States culture. The ESOL Program’s instruction can be delivered in a variety of settings and program configurations. The scope and amount of ESOL instruction provided is determined by the student’s age, grade level, academic needs, and an English language proficiency evaluation. DoDEA’s ELLs may receive instruction both through the ESOL Program and within the main classroom setting.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2440.1: English as a Second Language Programs

Attendance Policy

In accordance with the policy stated in DoDEA Regulation 2095.01, “School Attendance,” August 26, 2011, as amended, school attendance is mandatory. All students are required to attend school to ensure continuity of instruction and that they successfully meet academic standards and demonstrate continuous educational progress. School attendance is a joint responsibility between the parent or sponsor, student, classroom teacher, school personnel, and, in some cases, the Command. Students with excessive school absences (or tardiness) shall be monitored by the Student Support Team to assist in the completion of all required work and successful mastery of course objectives.

Daily student attendance is identified based upon a quarter of the school day formula. Students will be identified as present or absent, based on the following criteria:

  1. Absent up to 25% of the school day = absent one-quarter of the school day
  2. Absent between 26%–50% of the school day = absent one-half of the school day
  3. Absent 51%–75% of the school day = absent three-quarters of the school day
  4. Absent 76%–100% of the school day = full-day absence

DoDEA considers the following conditions to constitute reasonable cause for absence from school for reasons other than school-related activities:

  1. Personal illness;
  2. Medical, dental, or mental health appointment;
  3. Serious illness in the student’s immediate family;
  4. A death in the student’s immediate family or of a relative;
  5. Religious holiday;
  6. Emergency conditions such as fire, flood, or storm;
  7. Unique family circumstances warranting absence and coordinated with school administration;
  8. College visits that cannot be scheduled on non-school days; and
  9. A pandemic event.

Unexcused absences may result in school disciplinary actions. An absence from school or a class without written verification from a parent or sponsor will be unexcused. Student attendance is calculated based upon the date of enrollment in a DoDEA school, which may occur anytime during the school year. Student attendance monitoring is designed to provide a continuum of intervention and services to support families and children in keeping children in school and combating truancy and educational neglect. Parents should notify the school of their child’s absence 30 minutes after the start of the school day.  Too many unexcused absences may trigger the Student Support Team to convene.

More about DoDEA Attendance Policy (dodea.edu/StudentServices/Attendance)

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2095.01: School Attendance, Change 1

Accelerated Withdrawal

The Principal may authorize an accelerated withdrawal of a student who must withdraw from school 20 or less instructional days prior to the end of a semester, in accordance with Section 3.1.d, of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1367.01, “High School Graduation Requirements and Policy,” [TBD]. Accelerated withdrawal will only be considered if the parent/sponsor presents PCS orders. The parent or sponsor must present verification of the date required for the student to depart from the school (e.g., PCS orders). All of the conditions of an accelerated study program outlined by the student’s teachers must be met prior to withdrawal in order for grades to be assigned and credit to be granted. Students who withdraw prior to the 20-day limitation of the accelerated withdrawal policy will receive “withdrawal” grades rather than final grades. In this case, the sponsor/parent should notify the school two weeks prior to the date of withdrawal.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1367.01: High School Graduation Requirements and Policy
23-ED-001: Accelerated Withdrawal for Dependents with Permanent Change of Station Orders

Home-school Students

DoDEA recognizes that home schooling is a sponsor’s right and may be a legitimate alternative form of education for the sponsor’s dependent(s). Home-school students who are eligible to enroll in a DoDEA-Europe, DoDEA-Pacific and DoDEA-Americas school are eligible to utilize DoDEA auxiliary services without being required to either enroll in or register for a minimum number of courses offered by the school. Eligible DoD home-school students using or receiving auxiliary services must meet the same eligibility and standards of conduct requirements applicable to students enrolled in the DoDEA school who use or receive the same auxiliary services. Any student, including eligible DoD dependent home-school students, who has not met the graduation requirements to earn a DoDEA diploma may not receive DoDEA commencement regalia, the DoDEA diploma, nor participate (walk) in a DoDEA commencement ceremony.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1375.01: Home-School Students, Change 1

High School Graduation

Transferring Course Credits to a DoDEA School

DoDEA accepts the official courses, grades and earned credits of middle school (grades 7–8) and high school (grades 9–12) students who transfer to a DoDEA school from other DoDEA schools or who earn course credits in an accredited non-DoD system (public or private), correspondence, online, and/or home-school program. The accreditation for the sending school or school system must be from one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations, one of the U.S. state education agencies, or by a public- or state-supported system of accreditation for public or private education programs in a foreign nation, in accordance with Section 4.7, of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1367.01. Please contact your child’s school for questions regarding course credit transfer process and approval.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.29: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
1367.01: High School Graduation Requirements and Policy

Graduation Requirements

This information identifies DoDEA's high school graduation requirements. Students who plan to pursue college athletics should also visit the NCAA Eligibility site to ensure their course taking aligns with NCAA eligibility requirements. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is now formally recognized as part of DoDEA's secondary education policy. Please consult with the school counselor for further guidance or questions regarding graduation requirements.


DoDEA graduation requirements differ depending on the year a student enters 9th grade. The requirements are identified below on three separate color-coded documents dated to correspond to the year of initial entry into 9th grade. These documents are intended to help students and parents to determine the number of credits and the distribution of credits by subject area required to receive a DoDEA standard diploma or an honors diploma. Please consult with your school counselor for further guidance or questions.

In which year did your student enter the 9th grade for the first time?

Graduation Requirements, Class of 2024
School Year 2020-21, Class of 2024
Entering 9th grade in school year 2020-21
Graduation Requirements, Class of 2025
School Year 2021-22, Class of 2025

Entering 9th grade in school year 2021-22

Graduation Requirements, Class of 2026
School Year 2022-23, Class of 2026

Entering 9th grade in school year 2022-23

Graduation Requirements, Class of 2023
School Year 2023-24, Class of 2027

Entering 9th grade in school year 2023-24

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1367.01: High School Graduation Requirements and Policy

Report Card and Testing Information

Grading Information

At the beginning of each course or grade level, every DoDEA teacher shall make available information regarding grading policy and course requirements to parents and students. This information will be provided to parents and students by the end of the first month of the school year or by the end of the first month of the semester in the case of a semester course.

If any student demonstrates unsatisfactory progress or achievement, teachers must notify parents with enough time to correct the deficiency. Notification must occur as soon as unsatisfactory achievement is evident, and not later than the midpoint of the nine-week grading period.

Timely and accurate reporting of student progress shall be accomplished for students in grades 4–12, using the approved DoDEA Electronic Gradebook (EGB) System. All assignments (e.g., quizzes, tests, examinations, homework, speeches, etc.) that are used to assess and report student progress shall be promptly evaluated and/or graded, posted in the EGB, and returned to the student. The normal period of evaluation and posting should be no longer than ten calendar days from the day the assignment is collected, with reasonable exceptions for large projects. At a minimum, one assignment or grade should be recorded per week in the EGB System. To create an account and access the EGB System, please visit the DoDEA SIS Gradebook for instructions.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1377.01: Student Progress Reports

Grading System (4-12)

A traditional letter grading system will be used for grades 4–12 report marks.

Grade Numerical Range Description


90 – 100

Excellent: Outstanding level of performance


80 – 89

Good: High level of performance


70 – 79

Average: Acceptable level of performance


60 – 69

Poor: Minimal level of performance

F (failing)

0 – 59

Failing (No credit awarded)

For purposes of calculating a student’s high school GPA, the following scales shall be used:

Unweighted Standard Scale Weighted Advanced Placement (with AP exam)











Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1377.01: Student Progress Reports

Progress Reports/Report Cards

In accordance with the policies and procedures in DoDEA Regulation 1377.01, “Student Progress Reports,” September 4, 2018, it is DoDEA policy to issue a progress report every 9 weeks for any student present or enrolled for at least 20 instructional days or more in a marking period.  Any written comments by teachers on progress reports should be stated objectively.  The comments should be based on evidence about the student and should not represent opinions that cannot be supported by evidence

Achievement codes will be given at the end of the second, third and fourth marking periods for students in grades K–1.  Grades will be given at the end of each of the four marking periods for students in grades 2–12.  Achievement codes or grades on report cards will be determined by the degree to which students are achieving established program objectives or standards.  For students in grades K–12, unsatisfactory achievement of program objectives or standards will be reported to parents during each marking period as soon as evident, but no later than the midpoint of the nine-week grading period to allow sufficient time for a student to correct the problem.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1377.01: Student Progress Reports

Parent-Teacher Conferences

All DoDEA schools should encourage parents to meet with their child’s teacher for parent-teacher conferences.  Parent-Teacher Conferences (dodea.edu/parents/conferences.cfm) allow parents the opportunity to ask questions about their child’s classes or progress in school.  Parent-teacher conferences are also a great way to discuss how parents and teachers can work together to help students perform at their best in school.  Parents/sponsors who plan to attend a parent-teacher conference scheduled by the teacher or school should inquire on the amount of time allowed before attending.  If more time is required or the parent/sponsor wants to meet with the teacher again, the parent/sponsor should notify the teacher at the end of the conference.  Please contact your child’s school for details regarding scheduling of parent-teacher conferences.  DoDEA encourages all communication to take place through official school email accounts.

System-wide Assessment Program

All DoDEA students in grades or programs identified for system-wide assessments shall be included in the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System (DoDEA-CAS), in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1301.01, “Comprehensive Assessment System,” October 4, 2018.  Students who have been identified as having disabilities or are ELLs shall participate using either the standard DoDEA assessments, with or without reasonable and appropriate accommodations, or through the use of the appropriate DoDEA alternate assessment, as per their Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Accommodation Plan, or English Learner Plan.  All assessments selected for use within DoDEA shall:

  1. Align to clearly defined standards and objectives within the content domain being tested
  2. Be valid and reliable and controlled for bias
  3. Be one of several criteria used for making major decisions about student performance/achievement.

The results of each assessment shall be used as one component of the DoDEA-CAS for major decisions concerning a student’s future learning activities within the classroom setting.   

For more information about the DoDEA-CAS, including the testing administration matrix, test descriptions, and testing calendar, please refer to: dodea.edu/assessments.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1301.01: DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System


Homework is one means of developing the necessary skills of independent study and learning for present and future use. Homework promotes organizational skills and a sense of responsibility. It is also an opportunity for parents to become actively involved in their child's learning and for each child to reach his/her full potential. Through homework, students are given the opportunity to complete additional practice and application to strengthen skills; to expand and/or enrich regular class work; to complete work started in class; to make up work due to absence.

Teachers may assign homework as determined necessary to enhance student learning that is taking place in the classroom. Each child works at his/her own pace, so the amount of time needed to complete specific assignments may vary. The types of homework may vary to enable the student to have experience/practice in reading, writing, computational skills, and other subject areas during a given week. Frequency and length of assignments will be grade appropriate. At a very minimum, a child should read or be read to 15-20 minutes nightly

Students are responsible for ensuring that they:

  • Understand the homework assignment.
  • Take home all books and materials needed to do the assignment.
  • Complete the homework in the assigned format and turn it in when it is due.
  • Participate actively and cooperatively in the evaluation of their homework when appropriate.

Parents are encouraged to provide an environment which fosters the development of life-long learning skills.

This includes:

  • A quiet place to work.
  • Necessary materials.
  • A regular study time.
  • Review the student planner.
  • Encouragement and praise.

Special Education

Special Education Services

The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).Special education is specially designed instruction, support and services provided to students with an identified disability who require an instructional program that meets their unique learning needs.  The purpose of special education is to enable these students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing FAPE in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as implemented by DoD Manual (DoDM) 1342.12, “Implementation of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents,” June 17, 2015.

In DoDEA, special education and related services are available to eligible students, ages 3 through 21 years of age.  To be eligible for special education:

  1. The child must have an identified disability;
  2. The disability must adversely (negatively) affect the child's educational performance; and
  3. The child must require a specially designed instructional program.

If found eligible for special education and related services, DoDEA students are provided FAPE in accordance with an IEP, with services delivered in the least restrictive environment and with procedural safeguards, in accordance with the requirements of DoDM 1342.12.

Please contact your child’s school to discuss your concerns if you suspect your child may have a disability and be in need of special education services.  The Case Study Committee chairperson will provide you with specific details relating to the evaluation process and can explain eligibility requirements further. 

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1342.12: Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents

Disability Accommodations and Nondiscrimination

Apart from special education, a student with a disability, or who has a record of a disability, or is regarded as having a disability, shall not be excluded from participating in, or be denied the benefits of, any DoDEA education program or activity or be subjected to discrimination based solely on a disability. In accordance with DoDEA Administrative instruction 2500.14, “Nondiscrimination and 504 Accommodation on the Basis of Disability in DoDEA Conducted Education Programs and Activities,” April 29, 2009, as amended, students with disabilities shall be provided a FAPE and shall participate with students without disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate to ensure equal access to educational opportunities. This means that a student with a disability that does not require specialized instruction may be eligible for accommodations to ensure participation in school programs and activities. Please contact your child’s school for specific details.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2500.14: Nondiscriminiation and 504 Accommodation on the Basis of Disability in DoDEA Conducted Education Programs and Activities, Change 2

Reporting Abuse Neglect Suicide Risk and Threats

Child Abuse and Neglect

In accordance with the policy in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1356.01, “Family Advocacy Program Process for Reporting Incidents of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect,” November 5, 2018, all DoDEA personnel will participate in the identification and reporting of incidents of child abuse and neglect. School personnel shall report all suspected or alleged child abuse to the local Family and Advocacy Program (FAP) office, child welfare service agency (if available) and their immediate supervisor within 24 hours. All employees shall cooperate with the FAP process. The DoD FAP provides for the identification, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1356.01: DoDEA Family Advocacy Program Process for Reporting Incidents of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Suicide Risk and Threats Towards Others

In order to prevent violence, suicide and other harmful acts among children and adults in schools, the need for reliable ways to identify persons who may require assistance is a critical step. All DoDEA employees must notify the DoDEA school administrator when a DoDEA student has made any statement or engaged in actions that may indicate threat of harm towards self or others.

Suicide Risk

Any indication of student suicidality must be immediately reported to the DoDEA school administrator.  The DoDEA student who exhibits suicidal ideation or behavior, or who makes a statement or engages in actions that may indicate self-harm or suicidal thoughts, shall be immediately assessed to obtain specific information to determine the risk level.  The results of that assessment shall be communicated to the DoDEA school administrator and documented.  Regardless of the level of risk reported, in all cases, a DoDEA school administrator or designated member of the Case Management Team must directly notify parents or legal guardians of the concern.  For additional assistance in this process, please contact the district school psychology instructional systems specialist.

If a parent or legal guardian disagrees with school recommendations for evaluation of a student’s dangerousness to self, or refuses to take parental or legal guardian responsibility for the safety of their child, the DoDEA school administrator must inform the parent or legal guardian that DoDEA policy requires that school personnel protect the safety and health of the students.  Parent or legal guardian refusal to address identified medical needs may necessitate a report to the local FAP office and local Child Protective services if neglect is suspected, as outlined in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1356.01.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1356.01: DoDEA Family Advocacy Program Process for Reporting Incidents of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Threats Towards Others

When a DoDEA student makes an explicit or implicit threat, or if the student’s behavior indicates that a threat is serious and reasonably likely to be acted upon, the DoDEA school administrator shall take action based on the level of the threat.  Certain types of serious threats require immediate notification to local law enforcement entities without regard to the level of threat yielded.  The DoDEA school administrator shall immediately report the following student behaviors to the local law enforcement entity:

  1. A threat that involves stalking of any person on a school bus, on school property or at a school-sponsored activity;
  2. Threats to bomb, burn, kill, or harm school personnel; and
  3. Threats of death or bodily injury to a person or members of his or her family or threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property.

The DoDEA school administrator shall also immediately report any act that may constitute a criminal offense to the parents or legal guardians of minor students involved in the act and shall report that the incident has been reported to local law enforcement, as required by Federal, state, or local law.  The DoDEA school administrator may report other threats to the local law enforcement entity, as necessary and appropriate.  The DoDEA school administrator shall inform the parents or legal guardians that they may contact local law enforcement for further information, as necessary and appropriate.

School Counseling Services

School Counseling Services

DoDEA school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs to all students in grades K–12, in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 2946.1, “School Counseling Services,” July 13, 2009, and DoDEA Manual 2946.2, “Department of Defense Education Activity School Counseling Services,” January 1, 2006. Counseling programs are designed to foster a foundation for lifelong learning by removing barriers to students’ academic success. Early identification and intervention of students’ academic and social/emotional needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and promoting academic growth. School counselors provide direct and indirect student services and curricular activities to increase the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for students to achieve their potential academically, socially, emotionally, and physically for life, college, and career readiness.

Elementary school counseling programs are crucial in supporting students’ attitudes and personal views toward school, self, peers, and social groups. In elementary grades, school counseling programs support and provide education on prevention and intervention services, promoting positive academic skills, career awareness, and social-emotional development — skills students need to be competent and confident learners. 

Secondary school counseling programs are designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of students in grades 6–12, while preparing them for high school and beyond. College and career exploration and planning are emphasized at the secondary level. As middle school students learn to manage more independence and responsibilities, school counseling programs are designed to connect learning to practical application in life and work, support personal/social skills, and foster effective learning/study skills. 

High school counseling programs are designed to foster student preparation and readiness for successful college and career pathways after high school.  All secondary students create and manage a four- to six-year plan with their counselor. The four- to six-year plan is managed in SchooLinks and is designed to teach students how to create and attain their graduation, college, and career goals, while taking into account their interests, aptitudes, and graduation requirements.

Please contact your school counselor for additional information regarding the school counseling program.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2946.1: School Counseling Services
2946.2: DoDEA School Counseling Services

School Psychology Services

DoDEA school psychologists provide a range of services designed to support students’ learning, growth, and development. They are experts in student mental health and learning/behavior, and they partner with various stakeholders throughout the school and community to support students’ academic and emotional needs. School psychology programs are designed to foster safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between the school, home, and community. School psychologists aim to improve academic achievement, support diverse learners, promote positive behaviors and safe school climates, and strengthen school-family partnerships. Core functions of school psychologists include mental health interventions, behavior management, crisis intervention and response, assessment, and consultation and collaboration.

Please contact your school psychologist for additional information regarding the DoDEA School Psychology Program.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2946.03: School Psychological Services

School Health Services

School Health Services

Health Services School NurseDoDEA School Health Services aims to optimize learning by fostering student wellness.  The school nurse serves as the health service expert, providing health care to students/staff and implementing interventions that address both actual and potential health and safety conditions.  The school nurse collaborates with the school administrator to promote the health and academic success of students and serves as the liaison between the school, community, and health care systems. This collaborative effort creates opportunities to build capacity for students’ self-care, resilience, and learning. 

The school nurse’s responsibilities include:

  1. Providing leadership in promoting personal and environmental health and safety by managing communicable diseases, monitoring immunizations, and providing consultation and health-related education to students and staff to promote school health and academic success; 
  2. Providing quality health care and intervening with actual and potential health problems through health screenings, health assessments, and nursing interventions, including the development of health care and emergency care plans to enable students to safely and fully participate in school;
  3. Providing case management services to direct care for students with chronic health conditions in order to ensure their safety and increase their access to the educational program; and
  4. Collaborating with school and community-based resources to reduce health-related barriers to student learning, improve access to health care and develop school-community partnerships to support academic achievement and student success.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2942.01: School Health Services

Student Illness

health services illnessDo not send your child to school if he or she is ill. Staying home to get the proper rest, nutrition, and parental care is for your child’s benefit as well as for the benefit of the other children in the school who may be unnecessarily exposed to a contagious illness. The following are examples of when a student should remain home:

  1. A temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  The student must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours (a complete school day) before returning to school.
  2. Actively vomiting or has diarrhea.
  3. An illness which presents with contagious symptoms.
  4. Other symptoms interfering with learning or participation, such as abdominal pain; ear ache; itchy, painful eyes; light-sensitivity; or profuse exudate from the eyes necessitating frequent wiping.
  5. Severe uncontrolled coughing or wheezing, rapid or difficult breathing, and coughing lasting longer than five to seven days.
  6. Episodes of vomiting in the past 24 hours. A student must remain home until vomiting resolves (no further vomiting for 24 hours).
  7. Frequent, loose or watery stools compared to the student’s normal pattern; not caused by diet or medication. A student must remain home if a) he/she looks or acts ill; b) he/she has diarrhea with temperature elevation of 100°F or greater; and c) he/she has diarrhea and vomiting.
  8. Blister-like lesions (impetigo, including streptococci, staphylococcus, and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections) that develop into pustules with weeping and crusting. A student must be medically evaluated, remain home for at least 24 hours after initiation of medical treatment and remain home until determined not infectious by a medical provider.  Lesions must be covered for school attendance.
  9. Ringworm lesions must be covered for school attendance.
  10. Thick discharge from eye, necessitating frequent wiping and may be accompanied by pain, redness to the white part of the eye and light sensitivity.  Student must remain at home until symptoms clear or completion of 24 hours of medical provider-prescribed ophthalmic treatment.
  11. Measles, mumps, rubella, (German measles), chicken pox, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. A student must remain home until determined to be not infectious by a medical care provider.

If your child becomes ill during the school day, the school nurse will contact you to pick up your child.  To return to school, your child must be without symptoms for 24 hours and fever-free without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours.

Parent Notification

As a general rule, the parent or sponsor will be notified by the school administrator or school nurse if a child has:

  1. Any illness or injury that causes concern or inability to participate in school activities;
  2. Eye, ear, or teeth injuries;
  3. Head injury;
  4. Second- or third-degree burns;
  5. Severe pain;
  6. Sprains or possible fractures;
  7. Temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit;
  8. Vomiting or diarrhea; and
  9. Wounds that may require stitches.

Allergies and Chronic-Acute Conditions

health services conditionsPlease inform the school nurse of any medical condition and health concerns your child may have to better serve and protect your child’s welfare in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 2720.1, “First Aid and Emergency Care,” September 8, 2003.

Food allergies (including peanut/nut allergies) are a significant health concern within the school environment. Allergic reactions can range from mild symptoms to life-threatening reactions. Ensuring a safe environment for all students and visitors is a primary focus for the school administration and staff. In an attempt to raise awareness and limit unnecessary exposure during school hours, the following steps have been implemented to address food allergies:

  1. Notify the school nurse of ANY allergy to food, drug, insects, etc., that your child may have;
  2. Provide the school nurse with medication/doctor’s orders/emergency care plan/parent permission form;
  3. Teach children at home about their food allergies and the importance of not sharing any food with others in school or elsewhere; and
  4. Notify the classroom teacher about your child’s allergens and check with the classroom teacher prior to bringing in any food for classroom celebrations.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2500.14: Nondiscriminiation and 504 Accommodation on the Basis of Disability in DoDEA Conducted Education Programs and Activities, Change 2
2720.1: First Aid and Emergency Care

Medication at School

health services medicationWhen medication must be administered during the school day, it must be delivered to the school nurse in the original container and properly labeled by the pharmacy or primary care manager/provider, stating the name of the student, the medication, dosage, route, time of administration, and current date of issue. Contact the school nurse for the required Medication Consent Form. This form must be filled out and signed by the prescribing state licensed medical provider and also signed by the sponsor/parent/guardian. The sponsor/parent/guardian needs to bring the signed form and the medication to the school nurse. If the school nurse is not present, the signed form and medication must be presented to the school principal, acting principal, or health aide for safekeeping. It is acceptable for parents to bring in self-purchased over-the-counter medication to be kept in the health office for their child’s use at school, but the medication must be accompanied by a physician’s prescription and signed parental consent form.

In some rare situations, students are allowed to keep their rescue or emergency medicine with them while in school or at school-related activities. The prescribing primary care manager must provide a written statement that the student must be in control of his or her medication due to a life-threatening medical condition. The parent must provide written consent for the medication to stay with the student. See the school nurse to obtain the appropriate form for medications to be administered during school hours or for a student to self-carry emergency medication.

First Aid and Emergency Care

health services injurySchool personnel will administer first aid as efficiently as possible to the dependent student when needed to treat minor injury or illness, in accordance with the DoDEA Regulation 2720.1, “First Aid and Emergency Care,” September 8, 2003. In accordance with Section 6 of DoDEA Regulation 2720.1, should a student sustain a more serious illness or injury, the school nurse will make a judgment call based on nursing assessment to determine if the student needs emergency medical care requiring a response by an emergency medical team (EMT) and possible transportation for treatment at a health care facility. If a student needs emergency medical care requiring an ambulance, the school will make reasonable efforts to contact the sponsor/parent/guardian or emergency contact. In the absence of a parent, a school administrator or designee may accompany the student to the medical treatment facility.

The EMT, health care facility, or attending health care provider(s) may be non-U.S. or non-military facilities or providers, especially if the dependent student is located overseas. Treatment decisions will be made exclusively by the health care provider(s) if the nature of the dependent student’s injury or illness requires immediate health care, in accordance with their standard operating procedures regarding the delivery of emergency care for the dependent student.

It is very important for the school to have a current address, home phone number, mobile phone numbers, duty phone number, and the phone number of another adult to act as emergency contact in case parents cannot be contacted.

Contact your school nurse for additional information regarding the DoDEA School Health Services Program.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2720.1: First Aid and Emergency Care

School Meals Program

The DoDEA School Meals Program (SMP) supports academic achievement by providing nutritious meals to your students through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  

  • The School Meals Program is a budget friendly and convenient program for parents that can save time, energy, money and reduce stress.  
  • Households must reapply every school year for free and reduced-price meals, beginning no earlier than July 1st.
  • All meals must be paid for in advance or at the point of sale.
  • A best practice is to fund your child’s account every pay day through the next pay day.

Visit your school's School Meals Program page for more information and the latest school menus.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1015.5: DoD Student Meal Program

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students are expected to actively participate in the educational process, including school-sponsored activities in and outside of the classroom, as deemed appropriate. Students should bring to the attention of a school employee behavior or activities that may endanger the safety and well-being of themselves or others.

Students shall:

  1. Comply with policies, procedures and standards for student behavior;
  2. Refrain from conduct or behavior that is disruptive;
  3. Respect the rights and human dignity of other students and all school employees;
  4. Attend school and classes regularly, and punctually and make a conscious effort in all classes;
  5. Participate in and take advantage of educational opportunities provided by DoDEA schools;
  6. Assist school employees in operating a safe school by abiding by the laws of the United States, the local military installation, the host nation, and DoDEA policies, regulations, and procedures;
  7. Properly maintain school property and use school property and equipment for educationally authorized purposes;
  8. Promptly bring to the attention of a DoDEA school employee behavior or activities that may endanger the safety and well-being of themselves or others and to cooperate with school threat assessment procedures; and
  9. Promptly report to the DoDEA School Principal, or another DoDEA school employee, incidents or complaints, including, but not limited to, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or non-sexual harassment, based on race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or status as a sponsor, parent or legal guardian; intimidation, hazing, bullying (including cyberbullying), or retaliation against persons who report or participate in the investigation of such incidents herein.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities, Change 1

Discrimination-Free Education Programs and Activities

No DoDEA student shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be subjected to, or be permitted to subject others to discrimination in any DoDEA-conducted education and training programs and activities on the basis of their race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent, which is commonly known as their protected class, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.01, Volume 1, “Executive Order 13160 Administration: Compliance Requirements and Appeals,” February 22, 2019.

Although DoDEA cannot guarantee every student a learning and activities environment free from annoyances, petty slights, or minor offenses, DoDEA is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free from unlawful discrimination and will not tolerate incidents of discriminatory unequal treatment, hostile environments (including those created by sexual assault and sexual harassment [discussed in greater detail below under “Student Conduct and Discipline”]), or impermissible disparate impact based on a student’s protected class, or retaliation against anyone because they have made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation related to an allegation of discrimination.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

Scholastic Integrity

Students are responsible for their own scholastic integrity by neither giving nor receiving assistance (written, oral, or otherwise) on tests, examinations, final evaluations, or class assignments that are to be graded as the work of an individual. Any suspicion or evidence of forging, cheating, or plagiarizing the work of others will be investigated. Any student who is in violation will receive no credit. There will be an appropriate consequence for the particular assignment, and a letter will be sent home to be signed by the parents and returned to the teacher. A copy of the letter will be filed in the student’s discipline folder for the period of the school year.

Freedom of Religious Expression

According to Section 3.6 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021, students may observe religious practice in school, such as celebration of religious holidays, engaging in private prayer, saying grace before meals, and wearing yarmulkes and head scarves, as long as the practice does not violate student standards or cause substantial disruption. Students may engage in independent religious discussion to the same degree that they may engage in other types of permissible speech. The freedom to engage in religious expression in school does not include the right to compel other students to participate in religious practices or discussion. Students may express their beliefs about religion in the form of homework, artwork, presentations, and other written and oral assignments, free from discrimination by school faculty or other students based on the religious content of their submissions. Such assignments and submissions shall be assessed by curricular standards or other relevant instructional criteria in accordance with Section 4 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

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Interscholastic Athletics

This policy is currently under review

In accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.01, Volume 1, “Executive Order 13160 Administration: Compliance Requirements and Appeals,” February 22, 2019, all high school students, and middle school students in some cases, are provided the opportunity to participate in the Interscholastic Athletic Program without unlawful discrimination based on their race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, status as a parent, or other factors unrelated to that participation. There are equitable uniform eligibility policies for participants in all athletic programs. Please refer to your regional Interscholastic Athletics Program policy for details relating to your school. For DoDEA-Americas schools, please consult your state of residence athletic policies and the school athletic director for specifics regarding state regulations and requirements.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

Student Dress Code

Students are expected to dress in a manner that complies with the school’s dress code policy as directed in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Students Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021. Please refer to your school’s Web site or school handbook for specific dress code policy.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities, Change 1

School Security

Search and Seizure

General, non-individualized searches of school property (e.g., desks, lockers, storage spaces, and school computers, including data and internet access records), may be conducted by the principal on a periodic or random basis. The school affords students and parents adequate prior notice of its general search policy through the issuance referenced above and this handbook. The search shall be conducted by the principal in the presence of another school employee who will serve as a witness. General searches of school spaces and property may be conducted in cooperation with the appropriate installation authorities or military police, including dogs trained to detect the presence of contraband. Evidence found during a general search, or a dog sniff, that alerts authorities to potential contraband may provide reasonable suspicion sufficient to conduct an individualized search.

Individualized, reasonable suspicion or targeted searches may be conducted by a principal of a student’s personal belongings (including bags, personalized electronic mobile devices (PEMD) and the interior of student vehicles on school property) and in a student’s desk, locker, storage space, school computer, or other property of the school when there is reasonable suspicion to believe the student possesses a prohibited item. Targeted searches may be conducted whenever the student is involved in a school-sponsored or school-supervised activity or event so long as there is reasonable suspicion to conduct the search.

A targeted search of a student’s person shall only be conducted under exigent circumstances. When possible, a targeted search of the student’s person shall be conducted in a private room, or non-public area, and by a school official of the same sex as the student. Reasonable efforts to locate the student and to notify the parent shall be made prior to a targeted search or as soon as is practicable under the circumstances.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities, Change 1

Standard Response Protocols

DoDEA has implemented action-based standard response protocols (i.e., lockout, lockdown, evacuate, and shelter) that can be performed during any emergency incident.

lockout logoLockout is directed when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school.  Use the mass notification system or public address system, stating: “Lockout! Secure the perimeter.”  Who actually conducts this task will vary based upon the school and incident taking place.


lockdown logoLockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.  Use the mass notification system or public address system, stating: “Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight!”  Who actually conducts this task will vary based upon the school and incident taking place; however, all school staff shall have the ability to call for a lockdown.  Contact local emergency services, or 911, as appropriate.


evacuate logoAn Evacuation is called when there is a need to move students from one facility to another.  The action will vary based upon the type of evacuation.  Other directions may be invoked during an evacuation, and student and staff should be prepared to follow specific instructions given by staff or first responders.


shelter logoShelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary.  Hazards that could generate the need to Shelter include tornado, earthquake, tsunami, and a hazardous materials incident.  Use the mass notification system or public address system, stating: “Shelter [identifying the hazard]!”  This command is typically called by the DoDEA designated official but may be called by students, teachers or first responders.


The Standard Response Protocols are incorporated into the school’s Force Protection Plan.  For more information on the Standard Response Protocols and how they apply within DoDEA, refer to DoDEA Administrative Instruction 5205.02, Volume 6, “DoDEA Force Protection Program:  Standard Response Protocols,” July 24, 2018.

Student Conduct and Discipline


Management of student behavior is a responsibility shared by students, sponsors/parents/guardians, teachers, and the military command and school communities in general, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1353.01, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” April 6, 2021. Student behavioral management consists of teaching and reinforcing positive student attitudes and behaviors. Students shall treat teachers, administrators, and other school staff with courtesy, fairness, and respect; and teachers, administrators, and other school staff shall treat students with courtesy, fairness, and respect. All students will be disciplined in a fair and appropriate manner. School administrators shall operate and maintain a safe school environment that is conducive to learning. School administration will ensure prompt investigation and response to incidents or complaints involving students made by students, parents, teachers, or DoDEA staff members.

In accordance with the policy stated in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021, discipline shall be progressively and fairly administered. Disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to, verbal reprimands, conferences, detention, time-out, alternative in-school placements, school service programs, community service and counseling programs. Other behavior management techniques will be considered prior to resorting to more formal disciplinary actions that remove a student from school for a suspension (short or long term). Long-term suspension or expulsion following a first offense may be considered when a student poses an immediate threat to his or her safety or the safety of others (e.g., offenses involving firearms or other weapons, fighting or violence, or the possession, use, or sale of drugs). Additional rules and procedures can be reviewed in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

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1353.01: Student Rights and Responsibilities, Change 1

School Bus Behavior

Riding school buses is a privilege that may be suspended or revoked if a student does not behave in a safe and proper manner in accordance with DoDEA behavior expectations, which is in accordance with Section 7 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1347.01: Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, Change 1

Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct

DoDEA does not allow any form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, problematic sexual behavior in children and youth (PSB-CY) and other related abusive misconduct of, or by, employees, students, or anyone participating in DoDEA-conducted/sponsored education, training programs, and activities, committed both on and off DoDEA premises.

All DoDEA students are responsible for not committing acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault, PSB-CY, and other related abusive misconduct, in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02, “Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct Reporting and Response,” February 21, 2019 (DoDEA AI 1443.02, and for cooperating with any investigations and resolution of complaints made in accordance with this Issuance. Students who violate this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with DoDEA Administrative Instruction, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021.

The right to be free from other related abusive misconduct includes physical and/or emotional misconduct that does not qualify as sexual assault or sexual harassment, but that is still intended to make a student feel pressured, uncomfortable, physically threatened, in pain, embarrassed, or offended. It also includes the right to be free from an adult, or another student, trying to exploit their position of authority or influence over a student to force or manipulate them into an inappropriate personal and/or sexual relationship, even if the student does not think it is harmful. DoDEA does not recognize sexual or romantic interactions between any student and a DoDEA employee or volunteer to ever be consensual, even if the student is of the lawful age of consent.

Students who are experiencing sexual assault, sexual harassment, PSB-CY, or other related abusive misconduct should report it, in accordance with Sections 4 and 5 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02, “Prohibited Sexual, Sex-Based, and Other Related Abusive Misconduct Reporting and Response,” February 21, 2019.

It is extremely important that a student not suffer in silence or be allowed to be exploited or manipulated into an inappropriate relationship. If such is happening to a student personally, or to someone they know, the student should let an adult know about it right away. The student may tell someone he/she feels comfortable with and trusts, such as their parent, teacher, nurse, or coach, or go directly to the school principal or program director, at any time. When a DoDEA employee or volunteer becomes aware of a violation of this DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02, they are required to report it to their school principal or program director, with the possible exception of certain disclosures made during confidential communications not otherwise subject to mandatory reporting requirements in accordance with Issuance.

Students may visit DoDEA’s Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention Web page (dodea.edu/sexualharassment) to learn more.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

1347.01: Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, Change 1
1443.02: Protecting Against Sexual Harassment Based on Conduct of a Sexual Nature

Prohibited Items Policy

This policy applies to DoDEA Pacific
This policy is currently under review

Some items prohibited at school include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Toys and electronic games
  • cell phones or other portable communication devices
  • iPods or MP3 players
  • skateboards, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, wheelies or skate shoes
  • stink bombs
  • chewing gum or betel nut
  • cigarette lighters and matches
  • tobacco products; e.g., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco, snuff
  • firecrackers
  • weapons and/or ammo (real or pretend)
  • laser light pointers

Bully Prevention

In the wake of school violence throughout the world, it is important to analyze the causes of violence and implement preventive measures to assure that every student and adult will feel secure in the school environment. DoDEA implemented a system-wide Bully Prevention program as a part of the Safe Schools and Character Education program.

Stop Bullying now

Bullying is defined as a means to have power over another and it takes many forms: physical, verbal, and indirect such as gossip and isolation. Bullying leaves long-lasting scars for its victims. Bullies have a higher incidence of antisocial behavior, domestic violence and crime as adults. Society pays a heavy toll for tolerating bullying behavior and bullies.

In DoDEA schools and community, bullying will not go unchallenged and will not be tolerated. All students, staff members, parents and the community play vital roles to ensure our children are not bullied, do not act as bullies, and will not allow others to bully. Our schools have a moral obligation to provide our students and the school community with the proper information, prevention strategies, and defenses to create a safe, accepting and caring environment for all.


Computer Access/Internet Policy/Electronic Devices

Each student, together with the student’s parent or guardian (if applicable), shall acknowledge and sign Form 700, “Use of DoDEA Internet and Use of Information Technology Resources,” before he or she is assigned a user account. In accordance with Enclosure 4 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 6600.01, “Computer Access and Internet Policy,” February 16, 2010, the following are required of all students:

  1. Students shall use DoDEA information technology (IT) resources, including computers, electronic mail, and internet access, only in support of education and for research consistent with the educational objectives of DoDEA; 
  2. Students shall respect and adhere to all of the rules governing access to, and use of, DoDEA’s IT resources; 
  3. Students shall be polite in all electronic communication;
  4. Students shall use courteous and respectful language and/or images in their messages to others;
  5. Students shall not swear, use vulgarities, or use harsh, abusive, sexual, or disrespectful language and/or images;
  6. Students who misuse DoDEA IT resources are subject to disciplinary measures; and
  7. Students’ accounts will be deactivated upon transition out of a DoDEA school.

The signed agreement (Form 700) is to be retained in the administrative office at the student’s school for the duration of the student’s enrollment. A copy will be provided to the student and, if applicable, the student’s parent or guardian.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

6600.01: Computer Access and Internet Policy

Role of Social Media

Use of personal social media between parents/teachers/students is discouraged.  The only acceptable form of social media communication between parents/teachers/students is through official school social media.

Student Transportation

Student Transportation Services

Student transportation is defined as the transportation of students from their assigned bus stop to school at the beginning of their school day, during the mid-day and for return to their assigned bus stop at the end of the normal scheduled school day.  DoDEA principals are responsible for monitoring student loading/unloading zones when students are coming and going from school sites, including administering discipline.  A school bus or any device operating to provide student transportation will function as an extension of the school.  The walking distance for students in grade 6 and below should not exceed one mile from the student’s primary residence to the school or designated bus stop.  Students in grades 7–12 may walk up to 1.5 miles from their primary residence to the school or designated bus stop.  These distances may be slightly expanded or contracted to conform to natural boundaries such as housing areas or neighborhoods.  In locations having middle schools, which include grade 6 (i.e., grades 6–8), the walking distance criteria shall be the same as the criteria for grades 7–12.  

Transportation is not authorized to take students to their homes or to eating facilities for their mid-day meal.  No other transportation between the assigned bus stop and the school will be charged to commuting transportation unless stated in a special education student’s IEP and/or required by Section 504 guidelines.  “Curb-to-curb” only applies to students with disabilities who require such service as documented in the student’s IEP.  DoDEA District Superintendents, in coordination with the District Logistics Chief and the supporting military installation commanders, will establish a commuting area to determine eligibility for transportation of dependent students.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

4500.02: Student Transportation Services

School Procedures

Cell Phones

This policy applies to DoDEA Pacific
This policy is currently under review


It is recognized that cell phones have become a parent's tool to help to monitor their children's whereabouts. During the school day student's cell phones should be in silent or manner mode. Interruption of classroom routines due to cell phone use could result in the phone being brought to the office for a parent to pick up. This includes students making outgoing calls, playing games, sending texts. Should a student need to contact a parent the school has phones for student use.

Athletics Policy

This policy applies to DoDEA Pacific

Eligibility Rules for Interscholastic Athletic Competitions

School administrators, athletic directors, and coaches shall ensure that the eligibility rules are observed in all DoDEA interscholastic athletic competitions in accordance with in DoDEA Manual 2740.1 and the Far East Programs Procedural Guide (FEPPG) - 15 May 2023

Student Travel Eligibility

DoDEA Manual 2740.1 and the Pacific Area Interscholastic Athletics Program Manual provide a uniform interscholastic athletic program and guidance on student travel eligibility. This policy extends to both academic and athletic events.

Athletic Contests: Students must participate in ten days of practice prior to competing in any athletic contest. Athletes participating in consecutive athletic seasons are exempt from the 10-practice rule as long as 10 days have not passed between active participation in the preceding sports season. Students transferring from another school may begin participating in contests immediately if the 10-day practice requirement has been met.

Far East Tournaments: Students may participate in the Far East Tournament if they have been a member of the team/activity for at least one-half of the season. Before departure for any Far East event another parent/player meeting will occur to review the Code-of- Conduct and to discuss expectations while attending the event. Players whose parents do not attend this meeting will not travel to the Far East event and/or participate in any games at the event.

Attendance Prior to Events: Students who do not attend school will not be permitted to participate in or attend any school- sponsored event that same school day, which includes a practice or game. Principals are authorized to make exceptions to this policy. (DoDEA Administrators’ Manual – 1005.1).

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2740.1: Interscholastic Athletic Program

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

This policy applies to Yokota AB Schools

Arriving and Departing YAB Schools

Student safety is the primary concern and as such we strive for full compliance with DODEA and installation best practices and regulations. At YAB the supervision of minors is governed by Yokota Air Base Instruction 31-118 (copies are available at the school office). In summary: any students enrolled in Kindergarten or Sure Start must be escorted to and from school by: parents, guardians, designated adults, authorized babysitters (age 12+), or authorized school age care.

Regular arrival
In general, students are welcome to be on campus during school hours, or to attend a school sponsored afternoon or evening functions. To avoid being late for the start of the school day, parents should plan for their students to arrive at school between 0750 and 0800. Students up to 5-years old must be accompanied to school by an adult or older child when walking. Students 6-years old and up may walk to school unaccompanied as long as the child is at least in first grade.

  • Students will always listen to the directions of and be respectful to school staff before and after school.
  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks at all times; never in the middle of the block or between parked cars.
  • Helmets must be worn at all times on military installations and both adults and students need to follow the directions of the Safety Patrol at all times
  • Dismount and walk bicycles across the crosswalks and do not delay in crossing or play in the street.
  • Bicycling, roller-blading, riding scooters, and skateboarding on school grounds are not allowed at any time.
  • Students are not to play on the playground before school.
  • Students will remain outside in the courtyards until the first bell rings. Individual teachers may allow students to enter their rooms earlier.
  • Once the first bell rings, students will go directly to their classrooms and follow the directions of their teacher, substitute instructor and/or aide.

Late/tardy arrival
If a child is late for school (after 0800) the parent must sign the child in at the office. A late slip will be issued to the child to give to the teacher. Please do not escort your child directly to the classroom without signing them in at the office when they arrive late (please also refer to school Attendance).

Regular dismissal
Students are expected to go home at the conclusion of the school day. All students should be picked up within 10 minutes after dismissal.

  • Students are not to play on the playground after school without parent/sponsor supervision.

Early dismissal
Parents who wish to remove their child from school before the end of the day (for appointment, etc.) should send a note to the teacher and the office as soon as this need is known. Also, if there is a change in a student's regular transportation routine for a particular day, parents are asked to send a note to the classroom teacher or notify the office prior to 1330. Due to the busy office routine at the end of the day, we cannot ensure a student will receive a message if the call is received after 1330. For safety purposes, no child will be released for any kind of appointment without the parent or other authorized adult coming to the school in person to check the student out at the main office by completing an early dismissal slip. Students cannot be released to non-family members without written verification from the sponsor and please note that a Government issued photo ID is required. The student will be called down to the office; parents or authorized adults are welcome to wait in the office lobby. We make every effort not to disrupt classes so please do not go to a classroom without checking with the office first.

Related DoDEA Policies & Regulations

2095.01: School Attendance, Change 1

Yokota HS Emergency Procedures

This policy applies to Yokota HS

Safety and Security (DoDEA Administrative Instruction 6055.01, “DoDEA Safety Program,” November 17, 2017).

At times a natural disaster such as an earthquake, typhoon, or some other emergency may occur. It is good practice to frequently review disaster preparedness and emergency procedures so that this information is familiar in the event of an emergency. The closing of school can occur only by direction of the Base Commander. Parents should listen to 810 (AM radio station) and await instructions. AM 810 will be notified immediately if the decision to close school has been reached.

IN ALL CASES OF EMERGENCIES, parents are encouraged to call the school at 225-7018. To dial from off-base, this number is 042-552-2510 (ext.7018). Additional phone lines at the Yokota Front Office will be needed to coordinate instructions and communicate needs with base authorities. Information can also be obtained from AFN radio and TV channels (Base Commander Channel).


For emergencies, the alarm will sound continuously until the buildings are cleared. Students should move in an orderly manner to the prescribed area. Evacuation charts are posted in all rooms and will be explained to the students by the teachers. Efforts should be made to close all windows and doors prior to departure from the rooms. No effort should be made to remove books and other supplies. “All-clear” will be sounded by the emergency broadcast system.


Every accident in the school building, on the school grounds, at practice sessions, or at any athletic event sponsored by the school must be reported immediately to the person in charge and to the school nurse or, in her absence, to the Front Office.


If we have a bomb threat, please note the points listed below:

  • Students should be in possession of their ID, cell phone, keys, and jacket.
  • Everyone should exit the building following the evacuation route for his or her particular classroom. The students and teacher should stay together.
  • Do not use elevators!
  • Do not shut down computers!
  • Once the building has been checked by base security, classes will resume.



  • Do not run outside under any circumstances! Because of the danger of falling debris, you are safer inside a building.
  • Take cover under desks, heavy tables, or stand in the doorway located in an inner wall of the building.
  • Avoid such objects as falling plaster, ornaments, and light fixtures.
  • If possible, open an outside door to provide an unblocked exit after the tremor stops.
  • Be alert for such things as broken electrical wires and gas lines.
  • Be ready for aftershocks following the earthquake.


  • Try to extinguish fires and report them ASAP.
  • Apply first aid to the injured.
  • Listen to AFN/FEN radio for additional information.
  • Evacuate when ordered.


Classrooms on the lower floors should proceed to their corresponding classroom on the second floor.


Routine fire drills are required by law and are an important safety precaution. It is essential that when the first signal is given, everyone obeys orders promptly and clears the building by the prescribed route as quickly as possible. The teachers in each classroom will give the students instructions. Fire alarm boxes are not to be touched except in a case of fire. Anyone tampering with or ringing the fire bell is subject to expulsion and may face federal criminal charges. It is essential that when the first signal is given, students follow these evacuation procedures:

  1. Quickly clear the buildings by the prescribed route.
  2. Stand 300 feet away from all buildings.
  3. Stay off the asphalt fire lanes, driveways, and parking lots.
  4. Stay away from fire hydrants.
  5. Be orderly and quiet; teachers should take roll after their class has met at the designated area.
  6. Re-enter the buildings when the All-Clear signal is given.

NOTE: When fire alarms are activated between classes, students should report to the evacuation area for the class they just left.


In the event that inclement weather should occur, parents should listen to AM 810 and await instructions. The closing of school can only occur by direction of the Base Commander, and AM 810 will be notified immediately when this decision is reached. Also check the AFN Base Commander Channel.


If Tropical Cyclone Condition One is announced during the school day, the school busses will be called. When the busses have arrived at school, the classes will be dismissed. All scheduled activities during or after school will be canceled automatically unless “all-clear” is announced. If students are dismissed in Tropical Cyclone Condition One, they are urged to board the busses immediately.

Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR)
Condition 4 Destructive winds of 50 knots or more within 72 hours
Condition 3 Destructive winds of 50 knots or more within 48 hours
Condition 2 Destructive winds of 50 knots or more within 24 hours
Condition 1 Destructive winds of 50 knots or more within 12 hours


In the event of a typhoon, the Yokota Base Command and the School Liaison will coordinate with the principal and the Transportation Officer to decide if and when school will be closed. The Commanding Duty Officer will coordinate announcing school closure with the AFN and local commands to inform working parents. Administration will dismiss teachers at an appropriate time. Listen to AFN radio and television for typhoon conditions and additional.

Standard Response Protocol

This policy applies to Yokota HS

Standard Response Protocol

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is a synthesis of common practices in use at a number of districts, departments and agencies.  Standard Response Protocol is not a replacement for any school safety plan or program. It is simply a classroom response enhancement for critical incidents, designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders.


Please click the following link for more information:

Standard Response Protocol: School Training

APPENDIX A - Student Expectations and Guidelines

This policy applies to Yokota HS



Yokota High School 

Student Expectations and Guidelines


The following information is a supplement to the YHS Student Handbook.  The handbook has detailed information about DoDEA specific students and their rights and responsibilities.  Each school has slightly different guidelines and the Appendix A document helps clarify those.  Please read through carefully and sign the final page.

Building Occupancy.  Students are permitted to enter the school building at 0750 each morning.  Students cannot enter the building any earlier without a signed permission slip from a teacher specifically for a conference or meeting.  On Tuesdays, students must leave the premises at 1330.  Students are not permitted to wait around campus for clubs or practices.  Practices and club activities cannot commence until 1500 on Tuesdays due to after school staff meetings and obligations.  On any given day, students should not be lingering around campus unattended.  If you are staying at school, it should be for a practice, meeting, or detention.

Bullying vs Disrespectful Behavior.

  • Bullying is physical or emotional aggression characterized by repeated occurrences, an intention to harm, and an imbalance of power between the aggressor (one (1) or more) and the victim (one (1) or more). Bullying is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive in that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a DoDEA student in the DoDEA school, on DoDEA school grounds, in DoDEA school-provided transportation, and/or DoDEA school sponsored activities or events (regardless of the location). It has the effect of substantially disrupting or interfering with the orderly operation of the DoDEA school and/or educational performance or opportunities of a DoDEA student.  A major danger with bullying that is often overlooked is when a comment or post is made online, it will become bullying automatically.  Even though the post is one time, it can be shared or viewed on numerous occasions which makes the action repeated or persistent.  

  • Disrespect might seem like bullying but is not repeated or persistent.  It can be a mean or rude comment.  Often disrespect occurs in the heat of the moment as a reaction.  Although still harmful and negative, disrespectful behavior can often be sorted out through a mediation between two parties.  Either way, mean-spirited behavior is not acceptable at YHS and consequences may follow.

Cell Phones.  Cell phone usage is not permitted in classrooms unless the teacher specifically grants permission for educational purposes.  Students are expected to silence cell phones and have them put away in backpacks or cell phone caddies.  Students can use cell phones during passing periods or lunchtime at their own discretion.  Yokota High School is not responsible for lost or damaged electronics.  Parents and guardians are expected to contact the front office if they need to relay urgent messages to students.

Check-in/Out Process.  In order to sign out a student, parents must physically check the student out of the main office.  Students may be allowed to check back into school if parents notify the front office about expected arrival time to ensure students are accounted for.  However, it is still best practice for parents to sign students back into school.

Counseling Services.  Yokota High School has many counseling services available as needed to serve our students.  We have two guidance counselors on staff and a school psychologist always available.  We also have the following supports as continued partners within our schools:


Guidance counselors

Ms. Marienell Narciso  (A-M)



Ms. Rene Kelley (N-Z)



School Psychologist

Mr. Jeff Robinson



ASACS – Adolescent Support and Counseling Services  (Solution-focused counseling for military/civilian dependents)

Ms. Maria Carbajal




MFLC – Military & Family Life Counseling Program (Solution-focused counseling for military dependents)

Mr. Thomas Eaton




School Resource Officer (Student mentorship)

Officer Austin Grimmer


Cell: 080 8958 9571

Work: 225-1656 or 225-0086

Discipline.  Yokota High School offers after school detention on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 1445-1545.  Detention sessions may be canceled and rescheduled by the detention coordinator.  Failure to attend detention will result in additional detentions assigned by the detention coordinator.  All teachers and staff members are able to assign detention as warranted for level one and two offenses.  Repeated offenses on the level one and two variety may lead to administrative referrals.  Any discipline violations that rise to level three or four will be an automatic referral to administration.  Level three and four behaviors may lead to automatic suspension or expulsion. Depending on the nature of the accusations, security forces or OSI may be involved. 

Dress Code.  Students are expected to be in dress code at all times, including at all school events.  Failure to follow dress code will lead to a parental phone call and require a change of clothes be provided.  See below for a visual of the dress code for all students.

Driving Privileges.  Students who have an official license (4EJ) recognized by Yokota Air Base are permitted to drive to campus.  In order to park at Yokota High School, students must register with the front office and receive a parking pass.  This pass must be displayed at all times while on campus, and students must park in their designated parking lot.  Any student who fails to follow these guidelines will have their driving privileges revoked.  Please see the map below about designated parking zones.


Hall Passes.  Students that leave the classroom for any reason are required to have a signed hall pass.  The hall passes are found within the student planners that are provided by the school.  You are only allowed to go where you have a pass.  For example, you cannot get permission to go to the restroom and visit other classrooms or go to the front office.  Loitering in empty classrooms, stairwells, gymnasium, or any unsupervised area is strictly prohibited.  If you are found wandering the hallways without a signed planner, you will be assumed to be truant.  Truancy is an automatic after school detention.

Lunch Rules. 

  1. Use sanitizer as appropriate when entering and exiting the Commons.

  2. Do not cut in line.

  3. No horseplay is allowed.  Be respectful.

  4. No public displays of affection.  

  5. Sit in a chair and not on tables or the floor.

  6. You have access to the microwaves, so please be mindful of others and wait in line.

  7. Juniors and Seniors have the ability to leave campus during lunch.

    1. You must wear your Junior/Senior lunch pass at all times.

    2. This is a privilege and not a right.

  8. No Freshmen or Sophomores are allowed to leave campus during lunch even if you have a license.

  9. Students can eat in the Commons, outside picnic tables, or around the football field.  Neighborhoods or teacher classrooms are off-limits.  The only exception is with a pass from a teacher.

  10. When lunch is over, please clean up after yourself.  Do not leave trash on the tables or floor.

*Failure to follow the above guidelines will result in disciplinary action.  

Off-campus Lunch.  Students currently classified as juniors and seniors are permitted to leave campus for lunch.  The expectation is that those students who leave for lunch are not late for third period.  Juniors and Seniors are not permitted to give rides to underclassmen at any point.  Students who violate these guidelines will have the privilege of leaving campus for lunch revoked.


This is a document that serves as a one pager for all things Yokota High School.  You can find links to the school website, bell schedule, grades, and more.  This document is shared with our stakeholders as a way to truly introduce our school and be a convenient placeholder.  Besides a copy of the general DoDEA handbook, you can also find a convenient bullying QR code to report possible bullying anonymously to administration.


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Scheduling Concerns.  Schedule changes are available during the first ten days of the school year.  Students had multiple opportunities to work with counselors on courses of need, a course fair, and review of the course selection contracts.  Counselors worked diligently to honor student requests, taking into consideration graduation needs as well.  Students had the opportunity to request alternate courses as well.  Students do not get to change schedules because you want to be with your friends or you do not like a particular teacher.  In order to request a change in schedule, please fill out the following form.  You will leave the completed form in the appropriate basket outside of the counseling office suite.  Students will receive notification of approval/disapproval from the counselors.  The following are the priority reasons for possible schedule changes.  


Possible Schedule Change Reasons

  • A change to reduce class size

  • Any open period in the schedule

  • A senior requiring a course to meet graduation requirements

  • Two of the same classes were scheduled (e.g., two Algebra I classes)

  • A change required because of SPED and/or 504 needs.


Seminar Expectations.  Seminar is a course that allows students to make up work, get additional academic support, and be a positive learning environment.  In the student planner, various goal templates are available and should be used to help students create a plan towards overall academic growth.  Students can be requested by teachers for specific sessions, and students are expected to go to the teacher’s classroom who requested them.  Students must stay for the entire session and cannot be wandering throughout the school.  Failure to attend a session will be considered truancy and will result in detention after school.  See below for the Seminar Session Schedule.


Seminar Schedule: “B” Days Only

Regular Bell Schedule

Early Release Tuesday

  • Session 1: 1305-1330  (25 min.)

            Passing (5 min.)

  • Session 2: 13:35-1400 (25 min.)

            Passing (5 min)

  • Session 3: 1405-14:30  (25 min.)

  • Session 1: 1220-1255  (35 min.)

            Passing (5 min.)

  • Session 2: 1300-1330 (30 min.)


Goal Templates Available to Copy and Utilize


Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Contact.

Sexual Assault. Physical contact of a clearly sexual nature acted on against a person’s will or when the person is incapable of giving voluntary or lawful consent due to the person’s age, intellectual or developmental disability, or being under the influence of mind-altering substance(s).

Sexual Harassment. A form of discriminatory harassment that involves conduct that is sexual in nature, unwelcome, and sufficiently serious that it denies or limits the ability of a DoDEA student, employee, or other beneficiary to participate in or benefit from DoDEA conducted or sponsored educational or training programs and activities.

Abusive Misconduct, Other Related. Any behavior or conduct by a DoDEA student, employee, or volunteer that consists of sexual or sex-based physical and/or emotional mistreatment expected to make a DoDEA student feel pressured, uncomfortable, physically threatened, in pain, embarrassed, or offended, but that does not rise to the level of sexual harassment or sexual assault, as those terms are defined in DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1443.02. It also includes when a DoDEA student, employee or volunteer tries to exploit their position of authority or undue influence over a DoDEA student to manipulate that DoDEA student into an inappropriate, coerced, or unlawful romantic or sexual relationship, regardless of whether or not the victim objects or the behavior is overtly sexual.

Prohibited Sexual Behavior. Any willingly engaged in behaviors of a sexual nature, either alone or with others, including sexting, sharing of youth-produced nude images, sexual activity, or any other inappropriate behaviors of a sexual nature (unrelated to approved legitimate DoDEA school instruction or curriculum) while at DoDEA school, on DoDEA school buses or other transport, or when participating in any DoDEA-conducted or sponsored programs, activities, or events.

*Any sexual allegations will be reported to Family Advocacy, OSI, and Security Forces as required by law.  See Discipline Matrix above in relation to any of the offenses as to what category each falls into.  Level 3 and 4 offenses can lead to immediate suspension and/or expulsion.

Unexcused Absences and Tardies.  Students are expected to arrive on time each day.  If a student is late to school, students must check into the front office to receive a pass to class.  Attendance is important for receiving a high-quality education at Yokota High School.  If a student will be absent, it is important that parents contact the school and let the front office know.  Parents can email pac_yokotahs_attendance@dodea.edu.  If the school is not notified about absences, it will be assumed to be unexcused.  See below for consequences associated with tardies and unexcused absences per quarter.