Welcome Military Families!

South Elementary School is committed to the support of military connected families!

The Virginia Department of Education has many resources to support military families. Click here to find out more!

Fort Lee Partners in Education (PIE) Adopt-A- School Program

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.

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

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.