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 OKINAWA DoDEA 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 will tell you the school your child will attend.

 

  1. How do I register my child?

Once you know your school zone, please visit the schools Main Office to register your child(ren). If you’ve already completed some of the paperwork, take it with you.  You will also need a housing letter provided by the housing office indicating your assigned quarters. If you secure housing off installations, please bring your lease. You do not need to be physically living in the house at the time of registration.

 

  1. When will my child begin school?

It normally takes 2 days to process registration forms for your child(ren) to begin school.

 

  1. Can I register my child now?

Your child must be physically on Okinawa to register them. Although you cannot pre-register your child, you can visit the DoDEA Okinawa website at https://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/south/registration.cfm for the necessary forms to register.  Having much of that completed will speed your registration process when you arrive.

 

  1. Can I enroll my child before I have accepted housing?

While in temporary quarters, you can register your child at BHPS, AEIS, KES, KMS, or KDHS for those staying on Kadena or ZES, LMS, or KBHS for those staying on Foster.  Once you accept housing, your child may have to change schools if the house is not in the zone for those schools.

 

  1. What if I have a child on an IEP?

Please be sure to inform the registrar of your child’s IEP when you register.  It is also imperative that you have a current copy of your child’s IEP at that time. For mild to moderate disabilities, all DoDEA Okinaw schools have special education programs. If your child has a moderate to severe disability, there are specialized programs at certain schools. He/she may attend a different school if services require.

 

  1. What pre-school programs are available?

DoDEA has a Sure Start program which is a pre-school program for students who turn 4 years of age by 1 September.  It is not an automatic enrollment for all students.  It is application based. Applications can be picked up at any school between April and August.  Applications are scored against a comprehensive rubric and class lists are created in mid August.  Each Sure Start class consist of 18 students.  There are several off base pre-schools available as well as the on base CDC programs.

 

  1. When can my child begin kindergarten?

Students must turn 5 by 1 September to enroll in kindergarten.  They must turn 6 by 1 September to begin First Grade.

 

  1. Is there a gifted education program?

Yes.  Teachers or parents can refer a child for evaluation.


 

LATEST:

https://www.stripes.com/sports/elliott-was-everywhere-on-the-field-for-champion-dragons-1.531108

https://www.stripes.com/sports/kubasaki-gets-revenge-on-island-foe-in-taking-title-1.528677

https://www.stripes.com/sports/two-records-fall-in-first-day-of-track-finals-1.528214

https://www.stripes.com/sports/it-s-all-about-pitching-quality-and-quantity-1.527497

https://www.stripes.com/sports/well-balanced-tourneys-could-come-down-to-one-play-1.527490

https://www.stripes.com/sports/even-record-setting-efforts-might-not-topple-kinnick-1.527485

https://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/kubasaki-primed-for-far-east-softball-run-1.526682

https://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/kadena-yokota-still-perfect-in-girls-soccer-1.523266

https://www.stripes.com/sports/top-competitors-headed-to-okinawa-for-petty-meet-1.519188

https://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/panthers-red-devils-own-the-mats-1.509857

https://www.stripes.com/sports/some-wrestlers-don-t-just-win-they-win-with-style-1.509302

https://www.stripes.com/sports/d-i-title-foes-know-all-about-each-other-1.508913

https://www.stripes.com/sports/mvps-past-and-future-on-hand-for-girls-tourneys-1.508434

https://www.stripes.com/sports/pacific/pacific-scoreboard-jan-3-2018-1.505164


ATHLETICS:

Dragons Soar to Third Straight Championship
http://www.stripes.com/sports/dragons-soar-to-third-straight-championship-1.438691

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 uns 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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