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School Liaison Officer
Main Base School Age Care Center • Building 502
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or by appointment)
Calling from Local Phone
DSN Line: 252-2206
Commercial Phone or Portable Device: 0956-50-2206
Calling from CONUS & US Territory
DSN Line: 315-252-2206
Email Addresses: SLO.Sasebo@gmail.com
Mailing Address: PSC 476 Box 5, FPO AP 96322
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ON BASE DODEA SCHOOLS
CFA Sasebo has four installation DoDEA schools - three on Main Base: Sasebo Elementary School, E.J. King Middle School & E.J. King High School and one in Hario Village Housing: Jack N. Darby Elementary School. DoDEA worldwide enrolls and educates approximately 90,000 PK-12th grade students in 11 countries, 7 states, and 2 territories.
Sasebo Elementary School
E.J. Middle/High School
Jack N. Darby Elementary School
School Meal Program (SMP)Navy Exchange Meal Program Information
DSN Phone Number: 664-5792
From US Phone Number: 011-81-98-953-5792
DoDEA School Meal Program Information
Free and Reduced Meal (FARM)
Free and Reduced Meal Program Information
School Transportation Information
DSN Phone Number: 252-3078
From US Phone Number: 011-81-956-50-3078
Military families relocate almost every three years. Many military children have already flown on a plane before they walk, and they often get their passport before their driver’s license. Their hometown isn’t on the map—it is the map. As students, these children may attend 6 – 9 schools before they graduate high school.
Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) established Child & Youth Education Services (CYES) Navy-wide to address the education needs of military families that come with frequent transitions and extended deployments. CYES is a function of Child & Youth Programs (CYP) under Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The Navy School Liaison Officer (SLO) is responsible for implementing all aspects of CYES and School-Based Programming.
CYES helps connect military families to their command, school, community, and future. The mission of Navy CYES School-Based Programming is to cultivate an environment supportive of transitioning families, school preparedness, and military mission readiness. School-Based Programming is a collaborative effort to facilitate the transition and orientation experiences that address the needs of mobile students and provides support during deployments while promoting academic achievement and successful social and emotional adjustment at school.
The SLO is the face of the command to the educational community and the face of the educational community to the command. The SLO serves as the primary liaison for community schools, commanders, and military parents and wears many hats: advisor, communicator, advocate, and coordinator. The SLO has four primary customers - commanders, educators, parents, and community partners – and serves as the subject matter expert and point of contact to each.
School Transition Services
Assist families with school transfers and help ‘level the playing field’ for military children and youth.
Connect educators with Navy deployment support system to inform them about cycles of deployment and tools available to assist in working with Navy children.
Command, School, Community Communications
Serve as subject matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
Partnerships in Education (PIE)
Creates volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
Home School Linkage and Support
Assist families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues, policies and legislation and help leverage CYP resources to support these families.
Special Needs System Navigation
Provide information on installation and community programs and services, make referrals to EFMP, and assist in navigating administrative systems within LEAs.
Post Secondary Preparations
Leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
This interstate compact is a game changer for military families in resolving education transition issues for military children. It assists military students with tangible ways during multiple school-to-school transfers. Articles IV-VII address Enrollment, Placement, Eligibility, and Graduation policies. Every school district in the US has military children and all 50 states have adopted the compact as state law. Each state has an appointed commissioner and council. The District of Columbia and DoDEA are ex officio members.
• MIC3 Website
• MIC3 Facebook
• 5 Minute Info Video
The Youth Sponsorship and Student 2 Student programs match youth sponsors to inbound youth 3rd-12th grade, including homeschool students. Youth have instant validity with other youth and as sponsors help new youth connect to their new installation, school, and community. The three components of YSP are Outreach, Orientation, and Peer-to-Peer. To request a youth sponsor and/or become a youth sponsor, please send us an email with your name and grade.
• Navy Youth Sponsorship Application
PCS Checklist - From the Parent/Guardian:
• Student’s birth certificate
• Student’s social security number/card
• Student’s shot record
• Legal documents, as needed (power of attorney, custody papers, etc.)
• Proof of residency (2 utility bills with remittance attached)
• Military orders (including housing orders)
• Address, phone numbers, email, other contact information
• Course description book/grading scale (for 6th grade and above)
• Copy of the cover of each textbook
• School profile/handbook
• School web page
• Copy of cumulative folder (only the copied mailed between schools is considered official)
• Current schedule
• Report cards
• Withdrawal grades or progress reports
• Test scores (standardized or special program testing, etc.)
• Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Accommodation Plan (504)
• Gifted and Talented Program description
• English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education description
• At-Risk or other action plans for classroom modifications
• Directory Navy School Liaison Officers
Sasebo does not offer the Non DoD School Program (NDSP) but if you PCS to an area that does here is some information:
Allowable and Non Allowable Expenses
Step-by-Step Registration Checklist
Military OneSource Deployment Resources
What is a Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)?
MFLCs help military families through cycles of deployment and reintegration by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Through a partnership between the school district, the installation and the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, counselors will be assigned to various schools during the school year.
CYB-MFLC(s) provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/ workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. CYB-MFLC support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events and help with deployment and reintegration; family dynamics; positive coping mechanisms; staff support and education; parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and training to build leadership skills; manage anger; build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.
• Sasebo MFLC: Phone Number: 080-4096-5771
EFMP Case Liaison, Fleet & Family Support Center
• DSN: 52-3372
• DSN: 252-3372
• From US Phone Number: 011-81-956-50-3372
• Overseas to Japan: 011-84-46-816-8507
• email contact
Education Directory for Children with Special Needs
An Overview of Special Education:
STOMP is a Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center dedicated to empowering military families with the training and information they need to promote success for their child with special needs.
Who We Are:
Kids Included Together (KIT) is a national, registered 501(c)(3) non–profit organization teaching the understanding and practice of inclusion. Our passion is inclusion.
What We Believe:
Disability is a natural part of the human experience. Almost everyone knows someone who has or will have a disability – or will directly experience disability themselves. Viewing disability as a form of diversity rather than a deficiency enables positive outcomes for all children. Each person’s contributions add to the richness of the whole community. Inclusion is ensuring that each person belongs and can meaningfully participate.
What We Do:
KIT provides best practices training to help communities, businesses, and childcare & recreation programs include children with all kinds of disabilities and special needs. We offer a blended–learning approach that combines live, on-site training and online learning and resources.
Special Ed Connection is a comprehensive web resource available 24/7 to instantly locate proven strategies, helpful tools, special education case law, federal statutes/regulations and more. It is provided by Navy Child & Youth Programs and is free for Navy staff and parents. To register contact the School Liaison Officer. A welcome letter with individual access password will be sent to you. DoDEA educators also can access Special Ed Connection, contact the SLO, DoDEA Special Education Chief.
Become more familiar with specific special education topics such as IEPs and parental involvement.
Special Ed Online Dictionary
Definitions of 1,400 widely used terms in special education issues.
News, Articles and Updates
Stay informed and current on newsworthy events in the special education community.
Special Ed Round-Ups
Best-practices and access to valuable resources on special education issues.