SCHOOL LIAISON
School Liaison

What can the SLO do for you?  

Promotes and Enhances Education Services and Programs

Provides incoming families with information regarding DoDDS Okinawa

Assist with grade/credit transferability

Ensure School children and schools are supported by military command Solicit Volunteers

Organize Adopt-a-School Units

The MCCS School Liaison Officer is essential in providing school administrators with a conduit to military and military protocol.

Help communicate with principals, teachers or other school personnel.

Help parents in making their child's educational transition a smooth one in and out of Okinawa.

Help empower parents with information, giving them a choice in their child's educational future, in turn, making them their child's best advocate.


Vision

Facilitate a parental, military and school partnership to provide sustained quality education to students on Okinawa. To provide a smooth transition for students arriving or leaving the area.

NEW TO OKINAWA?  
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DoDD SCHOOLS 


1. Where will my child go to school?
Your housing location will determine your school zone. Once you accept housing on or off base, the housing office or the Student Transportation Office can assist you with verifying the school your child/children will attend. 

 

2. How do I register my child?
Once you know your school zone, you should contact that particular school for a registration packet. If you have already completed some of the paperwork, take it with you. Remember to bring a copy of your lease (off-base – obtained from your housing agency) or housing verification letter (on-base – obtained from the DoD Family Housing Office). You do not need to be physically living in the house at the time of registration. 

 

3. When will my child begin school?
Please allow 2 days for processing, once the registration packet has been completed and all required documents have been turned in to the school. 

 

4. How soon can I register my child?
You may start the registration process online, visit DoDDS Okinawa website at http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/Okinawa for more information and to download forms. Having much of that completed will speed your registration process when you arrive. 

 

5. Can I enroll my child before I have accepted housing?
While in temporary lodging on Kadena AB, you may register your child at BHPS, AEIS, KMS or KDHS; Camp Foster will be at ECK, LMS, KBHS. Camp Courtney will be at BES, RMS, KBHS. You may have to change once you have accepted housing if the house is not within the same school zone. 

 

6. What if I have a child on an IEP?
Please be sure to inform the registrar and take with you a current copy of the IEP upon registration. All DoD schools on Okinawa have special education programs for mild to moderate disabilities, while only certain schools provide specialized programs for moderate to severe disability. He/she may attend different schools if services require. Transportation is available. 

 

7. Is there a gifted education program? Yes. Teachers or parents may refer a child for evaluation. 

 

8. When can my child begin Kindergarten?
Students must turn 5 years of age by 1 September to enroll in kindergarten. 

 

9. Are there pre-school programs available?
DoDDS has a program called Sure Start which is a preschool program for students who turn 4 years old by 1 September. Sure Start requires an application which can be picked up at any elementary school between April and August. Applications are scored against a comprehensive rubric and class lists are created in mid August. There is only one Sure Start class per elementary school. There are several off base pre schools available as well as the on base CDC programs.

 

ATHLETICS:

Dragons Soar to Third Straight Championship

Cross Country Preview

http://www.stripes.com/sports/a-few-new-faces-but-contenders-remain-strong-1.427857
 
Volleyball Preview
http://www.stripes.com/sports/heart-not-height-will-have-to-do-it-for-most-teams-1.427648

Panthers Volleyball Hope Sophomore will propel them to new heights
 http://www.stripes.com/sports/panthers-hope-sophomore-will-propel-them-to-new-heights-1.430361

Kadena runs over Seoul American to move to 2-0
http://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/kadena-runs-over-seoul-american-to-move-to-2-0-1.428315

Kubasaki gets enough big plays to spoil Yokosuka's Red Devil's opener
http://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/kubasaki-gets-enough-big-plays-to-spoil-red-devils-opener-1.429563

Kubasaki High School Boys Soccer D1 Far East Champions
http://www.stripes.com/sports/dragons-break-through-to-cap-unbeaten-season-1.410378 

Kubasaki High School Girls Soccer D1 Reign reaches 3 years
http://www.stripes.com/sports/kubasaki-reign-reaches-3-years-1.410385 

Kadena High School Girls Softball third straight Far East Title
http://www.stripes.com/sports/kadena-wins-third-straight-title-1.410130 

 

Kubasaki High School Division I Far East Boys Basketball Champions 
http://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/kubasaki-runs-away-from-kadena-for-repeat-1.394754 

Kadena High School Division I Far East Girls Basketball Champions
http://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/kadena-ends-asij-hex-romps-to-title-1.394740 

Okinawa Schools Go Unbeaten Against Non-DoDDS Foes
http://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/okinawa-schools-go-unbeaten-against-non-dodds-foes-1.389040 

Rich Get Richer as Kubasaki Reloads
http://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/okinawa-schools-go-unbeaten-against-non-dodds-foes-1.389040 

Far East D1 Football
http://www.stripes.com/sports/kadena-rallies-past-kubasaki-to-retain-title-1.377608 

 

 

ACADEMICS: 

DoDEA Outpaces Nation in 2016 SAT
http://www.stripes.com/news/dodea-outpaces-nation-in-2016-sat-1.432138

 

DoDEA Math and Reading Scores among highest in the Nation
http://www.stripes.com/news/dodea-math-and-reading-scores-among-nation-s-highest-1.375786 

Students wow during Far East Jazz and Modern Music Fest
http://www.stripes.com/news/students-wows-em-during-far-east-jazz-and-modern-music-festival-1.379685

 

Middle-Schoolers Hope Mealworms Answer to Plastic Pollution Problem
http://www.stripes.com/news/okinawa-middle-schoolers-hope-mealworms-answer-to-plastic-pollution-problem-1.397274

Congratulations to Kadena & Kubasaki High School Students: Harvard Model Congress Asia 2016 in Seoul Korea
http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/newsroom/pressreleases/DoDEA-Pacific-students-gain-leadership-experience-and-earn-awards-at-Harvard-Model-Congress-Asia.cfm 

Congratulations Kadena High School. 2015 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 
http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/newsroom/pressreleases/DoDEA-Pacific-students-earn-opportunity-to-compete-in-2015-National-Junior-Science-and-Humanities-Symposium.cfm 

Scholars at Lester Middle School make history through science 
http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/newsroom/pressreleases/DoDEA-scholars-at-Lester-Middle-School-make-history-through-science.cfm 

2015 Far East Lingua Fest : Adventure in Any Language 
http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/newsroom/pressreleases/2015-Far-East-LinguaFest-an-adventure-in-any-language.cfm 

DoDEA math and reading scores among nation’s highest 
http://www.stripes.com/news/dodea-math-and-reading-scores-among-nation-s-highest-1.375786 

Competition Increases for 2015 DoDEA Pacific “Mathletes” 
http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/newsroom/pressreleases/Competition-increases-for-2015-DoDEA-Pacific-Mathletes.cfm 



Kristin Armstrong 2016 Gold Medalist on "Being a military child and graduating from Kubasaki High School"

 

Beautiful acapella voices of Ryukyu Middle School singing the Japanese and American National Anthem 

 

DoDEA Okinawa Robotics Showcase 2016
  

 

2010 Kubasaki Students reminisce about time on Okinawa. "Party in the USA" featuring many sites and locations on Okinawa.

 

Kubasaki High School Lipdub 2015

  

Kadena High School: “Is it tough being a military child?” 

 

Kadena High School: “Has your father ever had to depart for a long deployment?”

 

Kadena High School: “Do you ever wish you could stay in one place?”

 

High School Teacher: “What do you tell folks back home about the Military children you teach?”

 

Middle School Principal, Marine Spouse, Mother of 3: “What makes a Military child different than those who are not part of the Military?”

 

Kubasaki High School alumni celebrate school’s 50th Anniversary

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