Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:
Parents and other responsible adults are always welcome at school. If you know in advance that you will be visiting your child's classroom, we encourage you to notify your child's teacher ahead of time so they are prepared for your visit. We do not allow students to bring friends or other non-registered students to school due to liability and space restrictions. In addition, parents may not bring younger siblings, other children, or babies with them when they visit or volunteer in a classroom. This can be a serious distraction from the learning environment for all students.
DoDEA policy mandates use of visitor badges and positive identification of all visitors and contractors. In compliance with this policy, upon arrival, ALL visitors are required to come to the school office, sign in, show identification, and receive a visitor's badge. All visitors MUST sign out and return the visitor's badge upon leaving the building.
Volunteers are always needed and are a part of the total school program. They assist in the classrooms, office, special subject and resource rooms, and educational support areas. If a parent is volunteering in a classroom, we ask that you please make alternative arrangements for siblings. They are not allowed in the room during the instructional day. We encourage active participation by parents in their child's education and while, younger children are precious, they may be distracting to students in the classroom. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Check with you child's teacher for specific opportunities and to complete any necessary forms in addition to the ones below.
DoDEA Policy requires that prospective and current school volunteers shall be subject to a standardized application process that includes completion of an application form and standardized background checks. Volunteer applications are available in the school office or linked below. Please allow 5 business days for processing of all volunteer request forms. Once a background check is completed, a volunteer approval is valid for 3 years. There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members.
Before you do, please fill out these forms and turn them in to your local volunteer office.
DSN Phone: 634-4849
Being a DoDEA school advisory committee member is a serious responsibility but one that offers significant rewards - including the opportunity to actively participate in the process of educating our children.
However, unlike the school advisory committees in the Local Education Authority (LEA), DoDEA school advisory committees act purely in an advisory capacity, providing input to the Superintendent and administrators in the areas of: school policies affecting students and parents, administrative procedures affecting students, and instructional and educational resources within the school. The DoDEA school district superintendent makes final decisions on matters affecting the school district.
Find out more about DoDEA Pacific Region school advisory committees.
SAC meetings are open to the public. Parents are welcome and encouraged to contact their local school to learn more.
MEMORANDUM FOR: Mr. Craig Maxey, School Principal
Ms. Melissa Hayes, District Superintendent
Ms. Lois J. Rapp, Regional Director for Student Excellence
SUBJECT: Annual SAC Report for Ryukyu Middle School, School Year 2021-2022
FROM: Ester Johnson, SAC Chairperson
1. The Ryukyu Middle School SAC met 6 times this year, as follows:
2. The SAC members were:
a. RYMS Parents: (Chairperson) Ester Johnson, Justin Rowberry, Cedric Johnson, Jaclyn Kupka
b. RYMS Teachers: Brian Goering, Jennifer Anderson, Mariette Saintvil, Marla Kimmel
c. School Liaison Officers: Christine McNeace (AR), Robert Chance (AF), Diana Mizell (MC)
d. RYMS Admin: Craig Maxey, Veronica Finney
3. The highlights and major accomplishments of the SAC this year include:
a. School activity covid mitigation approvals
b. CTE discussions on improving opportunities for CTE teachers and students
c. Coordination with School Liaison Officers
4. Issues or initiatives that were unresolved and recommended for completion during the next school year include:
a. CTE continued discussions with Mr. Maxey and Ms. Saintvil in regards to promoting better CTE training for teachers and implementation for students
b. Bechtel joining the school campus for 2023-2024 school year
5. Issues forwarded to the DAC or military chain of command include:
6. Other items to note:
The PTO/PTA is a group of parents and teachers working for a better school environment by providing both financial and volunteer support for our school programs. The PTO/PTA sponsors a variety of activities such as book fairs, school pictures, monthly birthday celebrations for all children, the sale of school t-shirts and many other events. The PTO/PTA consists of the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, there are several committee coordinator positions such as volunteer, spirit week, membership and box tops. If you are interested in volunteering, serving on the executive board, or being a committee coordinator, please contact the PTO/PTA.
The PTO/PTA is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian organization. It cooperates with the school to support the improvement of education in ways that will not interfere with the education of students or the mission of the school and does not seek to control school policies. Specific objectives include:
Membership is open to all parents and legal guardians of students attending the school as well as school staff. Contact the school for membership information.
The HABOOSTERS is an organization that consists of parent volunteers and teachers, who work with the school administration, to provide exciting opportunities and support for the students of Ryukyu Middle School. The HABOOSTERS seek active parent involvement to provide continued support of school wide events that benefit all students.
The HABOOSTERS constantly seeks parents and guardians to assist with various activities, such as working in the school store, helping with various candy grams, or assisting with the annual 5K Fun Run.
For more information and a complete list of volunteer opportunities, please email:
PTO FACEBOOK HOMEPAGE - https://www.facebook.com/haboostersrmspto/