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The Return to School!

After months of closure of our schools to students due to the pandemic, DoDEA is preparing for the start of a new school year. Currently, we are conducting detailed planning and collaboration with our commands around the logistics, health, and safety issues involved in starting this new school year. We realize that the uncertainty around the lack of final plans for a return to school can be unnerving for parents. It is imperative that we get students back to school as soon as soon it is safe to do so. We ask for your patience as we finalize plans and options for the return to school.

One thing for sure – the routines of schools will be different this year. Social distancing, face coverings, and other options recommended by DoD and the CDC will have to be in place to ensure a safe and healthy return to school.

We also understand that some families may have circumstances where they do not wish to or are unable to send their child back to the school setting. Our planners are looking at options to best serve those students.

We expect to have those plans by mid-July and will share with you immediately. As always, we welcome your input and concerns.

How can parents get their children ready for a new school year?

All of us in DoDEA want to ensure parents and students have all the resources they need be safe and to succeed.

It is critical that parents help us as we return to school by establishing good hygiene and heathy behaviors at home and by setting an expectation that your child will do the same at school. Handwashing, use of sanitizer, social distancing, wearing of face coverings, and other heathy practices will help ensure the well-being of all students and staff. Above all, if your child is sick, keep them home and get medical attention if necessary.

Yokota MS Principal

Ms. Angela Butler Principal

Ms. Angela Butler

Address
Unit 5072
APO, AP 96328-5072
Japan
Phone: 042-552-2510 Ext. 59671


BackToSchool_2x2inThis page is designed to be a one-stop shop for links to everything, other than health and safety, from school calendars to supply lists, and everything in between. If you need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school's administrator, whose contact information is listed to the right. They are dedicated to making sure students at all grade levels are given the academic foundation, social and emotional skills, and counseling services necessary to be ready for college or career. The best way to ensure that happens is to make sure all students are ready to take on the new school year!

Be sure to watch for updates over the summer! Be safe!

DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 20-21

DoDEA Pacific Return to School SY 20-21

As parents and students prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the DoDEA Pacific Director wanted to provide an update on the progress DoDEA has made to safely and effectively implement teaching and learning this coming school year.
DoDEA Pacific School Supplies - SY 2020-21

DoDEA Pacific School Supplies - SY 2020-21

DoDEA Pacific School Supply Lists for SY 20-21
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DoDEA Pacific : School Year  2020 - 2021 Calendar


Standard DoDEA Pacific School Calendar

Note: Calendar based on 190 day teacher workdays including:

5 Teacher Orientation/Pre-service/CCR Days

4 CCR Days

4 Teacher Work Days

2 District Professional Development Days (+1 for districts going through accreditation)

Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel

Monday, August 17 Reporting date for non-administrative educator personnel for CCR training, orientation and classroom preparation (17-21 August)

School Year 2020-2021 (175 Instructional Days and 190 Teacher Work Days)

First Semester (86 Instructional Days)
Monday, August 24, 2020 Begin First Quarter and First Semester
Monday, September 7 Labor Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, October 22 End of First Quarter (41 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, October 23 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday October 26 Begin second quarter
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day: Federal Holiday observed
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day: Federal Holiday
Friday, November 27 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, December 21 Begin Winter Recess (21 December - 1 January 2019)
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day: Federal Holiday
2021
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year's Day: Federal Holiday
Monday, January 4 Instruction Resumes
Thursday, January 14 End of Second Quarter and First Semester (45 days of classroom instruction)
Friday, January 15 No school for students -- teacher work day
Monday, January 18 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Federal Holiday
Second Semester (89 Instructional Days)
Tuesday, January 19 Begin Third Quarter and Second Semester
Monday, February 15 Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday): Federal Holiday
Wednesday, March 24 End of Third Quarter (45 days of classroom instruction)
Thursday, March 25 No school for students -- teacher work day
Friday, March 26 Begin Spring Recess (26 March -2 April)
Monday, April 5 Instruction Resumes - Begin Fourth Quarter
Friday, May 28 Friday: Recess Day
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day: Federal Holiday
Thursday, June 10 End of Fourth Quarter and Second Semester (45 Days of classroom instruction)
Friday, June 11 No school for students -- teacher work day. Last day for non-administrative educator personnel