School Liaison Office



Call for information 253-967-7195,
or email

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JBLM families, especially those new to the
area, will find a valuable resource in the School
Liaison Office. Whether you attend school on
base or off, the SLO will assist you with the
following:

  1. Represent, inform and assist command
  2. Assist families with school issues by
    providing information, making referrals,
    educating families and offering personal
    support
  3. Interface, educate and coordinate with
    local school districts
  4. Forge Partnerships in Education to create
    links between the military and schools
  5. Support family transitions upon arrival to
    and departure from JBLM
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Newcomers

The school your child attends is based upon your home address. Children living at JBLM will attend Clover Park District schools. Off-base residents can register their child with Child, Youth and School Services at the central registration building located at 12th St. and Bitar Ave. for a before- and after-school program at JBLM. After that, the family may receive a waiver to have the child attend JBLM schools.

At times, there is a waiting list, so there are no guarantees that the child will be admitted to the program or the school. Joint Base Lewis-McChord School Support Services is here to make the transition into your new school as smooth as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns pertaining to K-12, call
253-967-7195

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Helpful Links

The Puget Sound Educational Service
District 121

serves many districts East, West, and North of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Follow this link for information about a specific district.

The Educational Service District 113

serves many districts South of Ft Lewis. Follow this link for information about a specific district. 

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

For information about schools, districts, home-based instruction, early learning, special education, teacher certification, assessment, school report cards and demographics, and many more resources, click this link.

Special Education Ombudsman at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State.

Follow this link to go directly to the the ombudsman. Can provide support to parents, guardians and students with disabilities.

Testing

March2Success-This is a free program that helps students prepare for standardized tests.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

MIC3.net

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5 Key Functions of the School Liaison Office

Regardless of the school district your child attends — at JBLM or off base — the School Liaison Office provides services for you. Functions of the office include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent, inform, and assist command.
  • Assist families with school issues by providing information, making referrals, educating families and offering personal support.
  • Interface, educate and coordinate with local school districts.
  • Forge Partnerships in Education to create relationships between the military and schools.
  • Support family transitions upon arrival to and departure from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

For additional resources, links, and other useful information, please click here.

 

School Kids

Starting School

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to attend kindergarten. The child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required for enrollment. Children who will be 6 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to attend first grade. Immunization records and proof of age are required.

In/Out-Processing

All military personnel are required to in/out-process through the School Liaison Office, which is part of Child, Youth and School Services. Any questions or concerns pertaining to the educational welfare of your child or children will be addressed at this time.

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Additional School Information

Schools served by PSESD 121

Auburn
Bethel
Clover Park
Eatonville
Federal Way
Fife
Franklin-Pierce
Peninsula
Puyallup
Steilacoom
Sumner
Tacoma
University Place

Schools served by ESD 113

North Thurston
Olympia
Rainier
Tenino
Tumwater
Yelm

More Transition Assistance

www.operationmilitarykids.org
www.washhomeschool.org
www.schoolmatters.com
www.greatschools.org
www.schoolquest.org
www.militarychild.org
www.armymwr.org
www.ice.disa.mil
www.hslda.org
www.bgca.org
www.4-h.org

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