NNSY - School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools.  Knowing that many military children move an average of every 2.9 years, School Liaison Officers can provide families with educational information to assist them as they begin their PCS planning.

The Child and Youth Education Services program supports military families with seven cores services provided by the School Liaison Officer:

  1. School Transition Services (PCS Cycle):  School Liaison Officers assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.
  2. Deployment Support:  School Liaison Officers connect educators with the military deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with military children.
  3. Command, School, & Community Communications:  School Liaison Officers serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
  4. Home School Linkage and Support:  School Liaison Officers assist military families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage military Child and Youth Program resources to support these families.
  5. Partnerships in Education (PIE):  PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
  6. Post-Secondary Preparations:  School Liaison Officers leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
  7. Special Needs System Navigation:  School Liaison Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.

Public School information

Please note:  In Virginia your physical address determines the schools your children will attend.

NNSY Installation SLO services the following school divisions:
Isle of Wight | Portsmouth Public Schools | Suffolk Public Schools

Enrollment/Registration
Please find specific enrollment/registration information for:

Medical information, required immunizations and forms are included.  Registration must be done in person and at the zoned school site. 

Private School information
There are many private school options in the Hampton Roads area.  Please conduct an internet search for private schools located in your desired city.

Home School Information
Virginia Department of Education Home instruction information

K-12 Special Needs

Parents of special needs students can connect with their local public school’s Parent Resource and Information Center:

Special Ed Connection, a free web-based resource available to Navy families, provides resources and tools that enable families to better understand special education requirements and available services.
www.SpecialEdConnection.com

Direct Step eCourses, another free web-based resource, can assist with navigating the complexities of special education laws and procedures.
http://navycyp.ds.lrp.com

Military OneSource offers assistance to families with special needs family members at their website
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/f?p=333:SEARCH:0::NO::P10_SEARCH:special%2520needs

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
http://wapave.org/programs/specialized-training-military-parents-stomp/

Guidance for Military Families with Students in Special Education in Virginia
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/military_families_sped_guidance_.pdf

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Liaisons are located at Fleet and Family Support Centers and provide information and referral to help EFM families identify and access appropriate military, national and community resources. They assist in the navigation of EFMP related programs and systems and are responsible for:

  • Provision of information, referral and systems navigation to special needs families
  • Linking families with available military, national and local community resources
  • Non-medical case management
  • Development and maintenance of Individualized Service Plans (ISP)
  • Partner with Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing

Youth Sponsorship

The Youth Sponsorship program is designed to assist young people in making the transition from one installation to another successfully. It is our goal to help incoming youth adjust and get connected with a youth sponsor at the installation. Youth Sponsors will provide information about area schools, attractions and the surrounding community. This program is created by and for youth with youth involvement in every aspect of the program. To apply for a youth sponsor please complete the request form and email it to your School Liason Officer.

Resources

Academic Support
http://www.tutor.com/military
https://www.khanacademy.org/

SAT/ACT Preparation
http://www.eknowledge.com/allAccessLandingPage.php?coupon=3A8E9CEFCE

Student Aid
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

Military Dependant Scholarship List

Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children
http://www.mic3.net/

School Quest
https://www.schoolquest.org/

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
http://www.militarychild.org/

School Connectedness: Improving Students’ Lives
http://cecp.air.org/download/MCMonographFINAL.pdf

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
http://www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu/index.cfm

National Military Family Association (NMFA)
http://www.militaryfamily.org/

Military OneSource
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Events

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:00AM

NNSY - Overnight Campout @ JEB Fort Story

JEB Fort Story - Cabins, RV Park & Campground

Friday, July 27, 2018

6:00PM

Little Creek - 6th Annual Beach Bash

JEB Little Creek E-Beach

Saturday, August 4, 2018

9:00AM

MWR Community Yard Sale

NAS Oceana - Main Gate Park

Friday, August 10, 2018

5:00PM

Free MWR Concert featuring PARMALEE

Kirkpatrick Field/Park
Main Rd.
Yorktown, VA 23690

Saturday, August 18, 2018

6:00PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Overnight Great Navy Campout

Breezy Point Park
Patrol Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23511

Sunday, August 19, 2018

ENDS
7:00AM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Overnight Great Navy Campout

Breezy Point Park
Patrol Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23511

Saturday, September 1, 2018

3:00PM

CAX - Overnight Campout

CAX Outdoors
284 Chase Rd.
Bldg. 284
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, September 2, 2018

NAVSTA Norfolk - Bowling Back To School Special

NAVSTA Norfolk - Pierside Lanes

ENDS
8:00AM

CAX - Overnight Campout

CAX Outdoors
284 Chase Rd.
Bldg. 284
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, September 8, 2018

5:30PM

Little Creek - Great Navy Campout Family Adventure Night

Seal Park
D St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23459

Sunday, September 9, 2018

NAVSTA Norfolk - Bowling National Grandparents Day

NAVSTA Norfolk - Pierside Lanes

ENDS
8:30AM

Little Creek - Great Navy Campout Family Adventure Night

Seal Park
D St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23459

Friday, September 14, 2018

5:30PM

Portsmouth - Great Navy Campout

NSAHR Portsmouth - Community Recreation Center

Saturday, September 15, 2018

ENDS
12:00AM

Portsmouth - Great Navy Campout

NSAHR Portsmouth - Community Recreation Center