Department of Defense Education Activity

Message from the Superintendent

May 21, 2020

Dear DoDEA Pacific West Parents, Sponsors, and Students,

As previously communicated, USFK and DoDEA Pacific West have jointly decided to finish the 2019-20 school year in the virtual learning environment; however, in light of the transition to HPCON B schools are working with USFK representatives, installation commands, and teacher/parent planning committees to offer optional end-of-year activities. These optional activities will vary by school and meet the guidance of installation commanders and USFK measures for health and safety. Optional activities to be held at school facilities are still in the planning process, with a tentative start date as soon as May 28.

You can expect to receive more information soon from your child’s school principal about the plans for optional activities that will be offered. Please understand that school attendance for these activities is not mandatory for students and these activities will supplement our online learning, which continues through June 9. I ask for your patience and flexibility as schools complete planning for these optional activities; some plans may have changes as new information is received.

It is our hope that these activities will provide some closure for those students and parents who have requested opportunities to return to the school before the end of the year. If your family is not yet comfortable, we understand. Please do not feel pressured to participate in these optional activities.

We appreciate your continued support.

Dr. Jeff Arrington
District Superintendent
Pacific West DoDEA