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NWS Yorktown School Liaison Program
School Liaison Officer | For Families | For Educators | For Command Leadership

 

The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large. The School Liaison Officer can provide support in the following areas:

  • Assisting families with school transfers and helping to "level the playing field" for military children and youth.
  • Connecting educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about cycles of deployment and tools that are available to assist educators when working with Navy children.
  • Serving as subject matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
  • Offering support to exceptional military families with children who have special needs by providing assistance in making referrals, and in privacy, policy and state and federal regulation matters.
  • Assisting Navy families involved in home schooling by sharing information and resources on issues, policies and legislation and leveraging Navy Child and Youth Program resources to assist families who have chosen the home-schooling pathway for their children.
  • Creating a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members
    who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
  • Working` with installation and school leaders to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.

 

NWS Yorktown School Liaison Officer Families :: School & Education | Educators | Command Leadership

The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large.

The Navy School Liaison Officer (SLO) program helps installation and regional commanders work with state departments and local school districts to foster awareness of the stressors on military families brought about by frequent transitions and extended deployments. These education professionals are located on all major Navy installations and serve as linkages between Navy families and schools. Parents and community members with questions on school-age military child education are encouraged to contact their local School Liaison Officer.

 

Yorktown SLO

2101 Von Steuben Dr
Newport News, VA 23603
Melissa.a.johnson7@navy.mil
Office:  (757) 887-7311
cell:  (757) 373-0946
Hours: Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:00 pm 
https://www.navymwryorktown.com/programs/26af54b8-8f48-49b3-a2dd-c3eb64b6557a

 

The Installation School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the installation subject-matter expert for youth education, transition, K-12 school and deployment issues. The School Liaison Officer’s role includes seven core duties:

* School Transition Services
* Deployment Support
* Special Education System Navigation
* Installation, School, and Community Communications
* Partnerships in Education
* Home School Linkage Support
* Post-Secondary Preparation

 

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 involved in every aspect of the program.  Youth sponsorship is available through the installation Youth and Teen Center.  Contact the Youth Director at (757) 887-4310 or the School Liaison Officer at (757) 887-7311 for more information.

 

 

Resources for Families, Educators & Commands Families :: School & Education | Educators | Command Leadership

 

Resources

Schools:

Gloucester County  https://gets.gc.k12.va.us/

Newport News        http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/

Williamsburg/James City https://wjccschools.org/

York County            https://yorkcountyschools.org/

 

Military Resources:

Military One Source                https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Military Interstate Compact  https://mic3.net/

Exceptional Family Member Program https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program/work-and-family-life/exceptional_family_member.html

 

 

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