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Military Family Support

Welcome Military Families!

South Elementary School is committed to the support of military connected families!

The Virginia Department of Education has many resources to support military families. Click here to find out more!

Planning Your Arrival and Departure from South Elementary
Arriving to South Elementary Departing from South Elementary
Registrations are completed from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday. Appointments are required. Please call the school to schedule an appointment. (804) 733-2755 Please make sure you have all necessary documentation to register your student.
Documents Needed:
  • Student’s original certified state issued birth certificate
  • Proof of residency – this can be an electric, gas, or water bill showing usage within the last 30 days or a dead, lease, or rental agreement 
  • School Health Information Form – the school physical form is available  online at the Virginia Department of Education’s website
* This form should be completed by your child’s physician and should include proof of adequate age-appropriate immunization
  • Court issued custody papers – if applicable.
  • Foster care information form – if applicable.
  • Previous school records including Individual Education Plans (IEP) or 504's – if applicable.

Need more Info? Click to access Prince George County's Military Family Resources Webpage
Please notify the school as soon as possible of your departure date!
You can ask to speak with the registration clerk to request paperwork. Final grades and departing documents (report card and or interim, shots, physical, birth certificate, withdraw form, IEP or 504 if applicable) are provided to the parent(s) during the withdraw process.
Any other documents are requested from the receiving school upon enrollment.
Resources and Documents

Academic Planning for Military Families

Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights

Use the links below to access information regarding Virginia Consent Provisions and Parental Rights in Schools and Divisions

PGCS Military Family Resource Page

Your Family's Special Education Rights - VA Procedural Safeguards Notice

8VAC20-81-170 Procedural Safeguards

Points of Contact
School Division Military Support
School-based Military Support
Fort Lee Military POC
Robin Germanos
Director of Elementary Education
Phone:  804-733-2700
Erika Hahn
South's Military Support Point of Contact
Phone:  804-733-2755
Chaundra Taswell
Fort Lee School Liaison Officer
Phone:  804-765-3813

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

What is the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children? 

The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments has developed an interstate compact that addresses the educational transition issues of children of military families.  The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is a law that has been adopted by all 50 states and Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA schools). The law applies to the receiving state. To exercise provisions, parents must be on active military orders. This does not extend to Department of Defense (DoD) civilians or DoD contractors.


What are School Liaison Officers (SLO)? 

Each Branch of Service has a DoD employee who is either a School Liaison Officer or a POC who fulfills the role. School Liaison Officers serve as the primary point of contact for school-related matters; represents, informs, and assists Command; assists military families with school issues; coordinates with local school systems; and forges partnerships between the military and schools.

Fort Lee Partners in Education (PIE) Adopt-A- School Program

South Elementary school is a part of the Adopt-A-School Program and has been "adopted' by the 71st Transportation Battalion Army Logistics University. Adopt-A-School is an authorized program in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 360-1 The Army Public Affairs Program. Activities are conducted to increase public awareness of the Army's mission and to foster good relations with the local communities. Adopt-A-School is an initiative of Partnerships in Education.

Mission:  The mission of the Adopt-A-School program is to routinely contribute military resources and services to schools in order to nurture the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of children in the Fort Lee area.

For more information visit the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity site

Prince George County Public Schools - District Military Website