Book Fair: October 7th-16th - Daily in the Library
The Virginia Department of Education has many resources to support military families. Click here to find out more!
South Elementary school is a part of the Adopt-A-School Program and has been "adopted' by the 71st Transportation Battalion Army Logistics University. Adopt-A-School is an authorized program in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 360-1 The Army Public Affairs Program. Activities are conducted to increase public awareness of the Army's mission and to foster good relations with the local communities. Adopt-A-School is an initiative of Partnerships in Education.
Mission: The mission of the Adopt-A-School program is to routinely contribute military resources and services to schools in order to nurture the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of children in the Fort Lee area.
What is the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children?
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is a law that has been adopted by all 50 states and Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA schools). The law applies to the receiving state. To exercise provisions, parents must be on active military orders. This does not extend to Department of Defense (DoD) civilians or DoD contractors.
What are School Liaison Officers (SLO)?
Each Branch of Service has a DOD employee who is either a School Liaison Officer or a POC who fulfills the role. School Liaison Officers serves as the primary point of contact for school-related matters; Represents, informs, and assists Command; Assists military families with school issues; Coordinates with local school systems; Forges partnerships between the military and schools.
Sesame Street for Military Families
Talk, Listen, Connect. Sesame Street provides much-needed support and practical education with Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help kids through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one. Videos, storybooks, and workbooks especially created for this program guide families through these tough transitions by showing how real families - as well as furry monsters - deal with similar circumstances.
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members (regardless of activation status), and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.
Military Youth On The Move
The Department of Defense designed Military Youth on the Move as a one-stop shop for parents and students with moves and deployments. This website offers advice and info on moving, social life, school, and more.
Military Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children that provide access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing from pre-deployment, through a parent or caregiver's return. The interactive bulletin board also has a section for parents and caregivers.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
MCEC work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)
MISA is a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.