School Liaison (SLO)
School Liaison (SLO)
The School Liaison (SLO) is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools, and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large. For comprehensive newcomer information, please visit: https://www.smore.com/vgemr.
Areas of Support
- Communication Connections
- PCSing Support
- Deployment Support
- Special Needs Support
- Home-school Support
- Volunteer Coordination P.I.E.
- Post-Secondary Preparations
The Child & Youth Programs (CYP) Youth Sponsorship Program is designed to provide transition support to military children via introduction, program insight, club involvement, and community awareness. Inbound students are able to connect and become familiar with the base’s youth program offerings, make connections with local student Youth Sponsorship Representatives, and to gain insight into the programs they will be involved in once they arrive at the base.
- Rota Elementary
David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School, Pre-K-5th grade
- Rota Middle/High
David Glasgow Farragut Middle / High School, 6th-12th grad
You may decide to attend Spanish schools. You must have a rental agreement or assigned base housing before you can apply for Spanish Public Schools. Registration is in May every year. The SLO hosts a workshop with the Education Delegates in Puerto and Rota every March to walk you through the process. Any time after May, school options are space available and there is an alternative registration process. Every August the Education Delegates and I host a workshop on how to register and what to expect in the Spanish School system. Appointments can be made with the SLO anytime to walk you through the registration and inform you about this education option. For more information, please visit https://www.smore.com/szfpt
Free and Reduced Meal Program
Please visit TitanK12.com to apply for Free or Reduced Meals. To find out more information and how to know if you qualify, contact the SLO at 956-82-2425 or DSN 727-2425.
- Link to the School Liaison Monthly Scholarship and Resource Notes: https://www.smore.com/36j0z
School Liaison Directories
Links to Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard School Liaison Officer Directories
Partnerships in Education (PIE)
Service members are volunteering in local schools by mentoring, reading to classes, assisting with various school events like family fun nights. If your command would like to volunteer in school, contact the School Liaison Officer. The ways to volunteer are endless.
Navy Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
STEM development begins with Naval STEM outreach programs at the Pre-K through 12th grade levels, continues through undergraduate and graduate school, supports student advancement into post-doctoral work, and continues through all stages of their STEM professions.
The list of opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can be found below and by downloading the Naval STEM Opportunities for Students handout.
Special Needs System Navigation
While parents remain the first and primary advocates for the rights and needs of their children with special needs, the School Liaison offers support by providing access to information about programs and services, referring families to special education professionals, and helping families navigate the administrative systems within local education agencies. By providing these services the School Liaison equips parents to make informed decisions about the intervention services and care their children with special needs will and/or should receive.
Information on the EFMP, Legal Support, and STOMP can be found at the links below. Your Installation School Liaison is available to represent you at any level if you need assistance.
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- EFMP & ME
- An Overview of Special Education for Military Families
- Moving with an IEP and other trainings for parents of children with special needs
- Education Directory for Children with Special Needs
- Special Education Services in OCONUS Communities
- Legal Support for Military Families with Special Needs
- TRICARE Moving
- Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
- Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit
- Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
- The Promise Act
- Wright’s Law
- MyNavy Portal (MyPCS)
- Military OneSource
- MilitaryINSTALLATIONS: U.S. DOD Military Base & Installation Info (militaryonesource.mil)
- Military Child Education Coalition | MCEC
- HSLDA - Making homeschooling possible
- MCC: Military Child Care (disa.mil)
- Home | Federal Student Aid
- Home Schooling Legal Defense Association
- Fleet and family Support Center
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Navy of the linked Websites or the information, products or services contained therein. Other than for authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the U.S. Navy does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.
All provided links are consistent with the mission of this web page.