School Liaison Services

schoolliaisonserviceslogoFort Huachuca
School Liaison Officer (SLO) Danielle Redus
Phone: 520-533-0874
Fax: 520-533-2125 
danielle.b.redus.naf@mail.mil
Office Location: Bldg. 51301, Cushing St.

Hours/Days of Operation: 0800 to 1700,
Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays)

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) works for the Child and Youth Services Division to help address educational issues involving military children and youth in the local school community.  By partnering with the local and military communities, the SLO acts as a communication link between the Garrison and surrounding school districts.
For more information contact Fort Huachuca’s SLO,  at 533-0874.

kids_readingThe time has come for yet another move and you’re on your way to Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  If you would like to have a student sponsor, we will match you with a student who has similar interests and can help make your transition a smoother one.  The forms are available to download and return at your convenience.  They can also be emailed to the address provided above.

Request a Youth Sponsor

Note to Parents:

Youth Sponsorship plays a very important role in the moving process.  Many questions and concerns are expressed when Families move.  For youth, the fear of the unknown is a very real concern.  Here are a few examples:

How will I make new friends?

What will my new school be like?

What actives/sports are available?

Will I fit in?

What are the other kids wearing? A Youth Sponsor will help provide the answer to these and many other questions.  A Youth Sponsor’s job is to help decrease the new student’s anxiety.  The most important part of being a Youth Sponsor is to be a friend and make the new student feel welcome at Fort Huachuca.  A Youth Sponsor will be able to introduce the newcomer to other students at school and at the Youth Center. Local Youth Sponsorship

The School Liaison Office proudly offers Youth Sponsorship to Local Youth Sponsorship Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like to meet new people?  Do you want to help new students moving to the Fort Huachuca community?  Then serving as a Youth Sponsor is for you!

The Youth Sponsorship Program is offered to incoming military affiliated children/youth.  If you are living in the area and would like to serve as a Youth Sponsor to incoming students, please read the job description below.

Youth Sponsor Job Description :

Works with newly arriving youth to facilitate a smoother transition.

Assists with planning and developing ongoing activities and events.

Identifies, meets, and helps incoming teens by providing them with friendship, a warm welcome, information, and a tour of the community and installation.

Maintains contact with the new youth before, during, and after transitioning to Fort Huachuca.

Documents all contact and activities with incoming students.

Helps to integrate new youth into the Garrison, school, and the surrounding community.

Utilizes a variety of communication techniques; email, telephone, etc.verbal To become a Youth Sponsor or to submit youth issues

Home School Parent Group

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group meets every Friday at 0900 at the Youth Center, Bldg. 49013

The purpose of this Group is to provide information and support to parents who have chosen to homeschool their children.

Currently, the Home School Parent Support Group has arts and crafts and physical education offered.  Mandatory registration with CYS is required for participation in this group.

For more information, please contact the SLO at 520-533-0875.

School Matters

Check out the Boys & Girls Clubs of America “Latest and Greatest” There’s an amazing number of grant/scholarship opportunities for military youth.

Check out some cool stuff to do after school… SKIES Unlimited.

Local School Districts

Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools www.fthuachuca.k12.az.us/
For open enrollment  http://www.fthuachuca.k12.az.us/198510428185133960/site/default.asp
Sierra Vista Public Schools http//www.svusd68.org
Palominos Public Schools http://teacherweb.com/AZ/PalominasSchoolDistrict/HomePage/sdhp1.aspx
Tombstone Public Schools http://www.tombstoneschools.org/
Arizona School Immunization Requirements Click to down load     filedownload/2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR REQUIREMENTS[1].pdfwww.azdhs.gov/phs/immhttp://www.azdhs.gov/phs/immun/idr_forms.un/idr_forms.

Home Schooling

Arizona Families for Home Education  http://www.homeschoolcentral.com/
Christian Home Educators of Cochise County www.checc.info

Charter Schools

Berean Academy K-12 berean-academy.com
Center for Academic Success (CAS) K-12 www.cas-schools.com/
Leman Academy http://lemanacademy.com/sierra-vista/
Presidio de las Sierras School www.presidioschools.com

Private Schools

First Baptist Christian Academy www.firstbaptistchristianacademy.us
All Saints Catholic School www.ascsaz.org
Veritas Christian Community School http://www.veritasccs.com/

Fort Huachuca Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services Programs

Fort Huachuca CYS Services www.mwrhuachuca.com

Arizona State Testing Requirements

Arizona State Testing Requirements www.ade.az.gov/ess
Arizona Department of Education www.ade.state.az.us/standards

Military Students

Military Student http://apps.mhf.dod.mil
Military Child Education Coalition www.militarychild.org/
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) http://www.mic3.net/index.aspx
Military Impacted Schools Association www.militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org/

School Matters

Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) www.soarathome.org
CYS Services Tutor www.myarmyonesource.com/cyss_tutor
School Matters www.schoolmatters.com/

Military Sites

Army One Source www.armyonesource.com/
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
My Army Life Too Myarmyonesource.com
Operation Military Kids www.operationmilitarykids.org
Army Families Online www.armywell-being.org
Military Words www.militarywords.com/

Military Child Education Coalition

Quick Checklist For School Moves *

From the Parent/Guardian:

Student’s Birth Certificate
Student’s Social Security Number
Student’s Health Record (Immunization, etc.)
Legal Documents as Needed
Proof of Residency/Military Orders

School Information:

Address, Phone Numbers, Other Contact Information
Course Description Book/ Grading Scale (if available for 6th grade and above)
Copy of the Cover of Each Textbook or the Title Page
School Profile/ Handbook
School Web Page (ULR)

School Records:

Copy of Cumulative Folder (only the copy mailed between schools is considered official)
Current Schedule
Report Cards
Withdrawal Grades or Progress Reports
Test Scores (Standardized or Special Program Testing, etc.)

Special Programs Records as Appropriate:

Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Accommodation Plan (504/Gifted Program Description)
English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education
At-Risk or other Action Plans for Classroom Modifications

Other Documents and Examples:

Writing Samples and Other Work Examples
Activities Records (co/extracurricular)
Community Service or Service Learning
Other Work or Performance Examples
Academic Recognitions and Competition Participation

*taken from “On the Move” , Volume 6, Issue 3

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