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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!

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.

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

What is the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

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 serves 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; Forges partnerships between the military and schools.

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

Military Families: Planning your Arrival to Prince George County

Registrations are completed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.

Documents to bring with you to registration:
  • Original Certified State Issued Birth Certificate
  • Virginia Physical signed by the Physician
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency (Deed, Lease, Rental Agreement)

Military Families: Preparing your Move from Prince George

Please call the school two weeks prior to the withdrawal. Speak with the registration secretary to request paperwork.

Academic Planning for Military Families:

Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights

For information regarding Virginia Consent Provisions and Parental Rights Schools and Divisions, download the documents below.

 Special Education Procedural Safeguards 1.pdf  

Special Education Rights.pdf 

Useful Links for Military Families

Sesame Street for Military Families
Talk, Listen, Connect. Sesame Street provides much-needed support and practical education with Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help kids through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one. Videos, storybooks, and workbooks especially created for this program guide families through these tough transitions by showing how real families - as well as furry monsters - deal with similar circumstances.
Military OneSource
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members (regardless of activation status), and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.
Military Youth On The Move
The Department of Defense designed Military Youth on the Move as a one-stop shop for parents and students with moves and deployments. This website offers advice and info on moving, social life, school, and more.
Military Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children that provide access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing from pre-deployment, through a parent or caregiver's return. The interactive bulletin board also has a section for parents and caregivers.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
MCEC work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)
MISA is a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.