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Mr. Michael Gould

 

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Ms. Helen Balilo
 
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Eligibility to attend DDESS Schools in Puerto Rico

  • Dependents of military members on active duty in the U. S. Armed Forces assigned permanent living quarters on a military installation in Puerto Rico . This category includes dependents of members of the Reserves and National Guard on full- time, continuous active duty for at least one year.
  • Dependents of military members on active duty in the U. S. Armed Forces, stationed or home ported in Puerto Rico, but not residing in permanent quarters on a military installation. This category includes dependents of members of the Reserves and National Guard on full- time, continuous active duty for at least one year.
  • Dependents of military members on active duty assigned to a remote location or unaccompanied tour of duty, or unusually arduous sea duty, whose dependents are authorized by the member's orders to reside in Puerto Rico as their designated location site, but not on a military installation. Early return of dependents (ERD) orders do NOT entitle dependents to attend the DDESS schools.
  • Dependents of full-time Federal civilian employees assigned permanent living quarters on a military installation in Puerto Rico . (Note: This category includes dependents of a United States Customs Service employee who resides in Puerto Rico , but not on a military installation.)
  • Dependents of full-time Federal civilian employees in Puerto Rico, not residing on a military installation, but employed in a grade, position or classification subject by policy and practice to transfer from Puerto Rico to areas where English is the language of instruction in schools normally attended by the children of such Federal employees.
  • Dependents of excepted service professional employees of DDESS Puerto Rico District. Eligibility is established by DoD Instruction 1342.26, paragraph 6, subparagraph 6.2.2.3. Employees must be certified by the School Principal or other division supervisor each school year.

Students must be:

  • 4 years old by September 1 to enroll in the Pre Kindergarten program
  • 5 years old by September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten
  • 6 years old by September 1 to enroll in First Grade

DoDEA Policy - Minimum Age Requirement for Pre-Kindergarten, the Sure Start Program, Kindergarten, and First Grade Dependents

 POC for Eligibility: District Registrar, Tel: 787-707-4621, fax: 787-707-4618


Registration School Year 2012-2013 Information

Registration Information:

All forms for registration are located on the DoDEA HQ Registration page.

For new students please goto the online Pre-Registration Application

Returning Students:

  • Please read and follow the directions on the Parent Letter for Returning Students this letter includes information on:
    • Whether or not you need to provide a copy of your orders
    • Information for non-military personnel.
    • Renewing Bus IDs
  • Parents of returning students must visit the Child Nutrition Office to update their information.

New Students:

FOR ELIGIBILITY, YOU WILL NEED:

Military Orders (must be for 365 days or more) or Civilian Certification Letter from your Agency

  • Eligibility cannot be determined until orders or letter are reviewed.
  • Depending on your active duty status, you may need a letter from your Command.  This cannot be determined until your orders are reviewed. 
  • Other documents may be required.

Completed Form 600 (signed by sponsor)

Completed Form 600r for students entering 11th and 12th grades.

Birth Certificate (student's)

Military Personnel enrolling a stepchild who is not listed on their orders must also provide:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Copy of current Student’s ID card OR signed DEERS Form

Schools will need the following information/documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Valid local mailing and home address
  • Emergency contact person(s) and phone number(s)
  • Report cards and other academic records, such as results of standardized testing, from previous schools.  If you do not have the academic records, please provide an address and phone number of the previous school
  • Proof of physical examinations and an immunization/vaccination record and evidence of any special testing or screening. 
    • Proof of immunization can be either the DoDEA Immunization Requirements Form OR an official immunization record signed by authorized medical official as long as all the same requirements are present
    • Students cannot start school unless immunizations are updated in accordance with DoDEA Standards.
  • Students expecting to participate in school-sponsored athletics and team events need a sports-physical medical examination. Available at the school.
  • Current leave and earning statement, only if applying for reduced lunch

After enrolling in the schools, you will need to:

  1. Visit the child nutrition office, located behind Building 566, Fort Buchanan to set up a lunch account.
  2. If you plan on placing your dependent on the school bus, you will need to visit the transportation office at Building 566, Fort Buchanan, Room 106.
  3. Please make sure that you get a copy of the approved form 600 from the school to give to transportation.

Note:  If you are enrolling at Ramey School, please check with the Ramey office for Transportation and Child Nutrition information.

 POC for Eligibility: District Registrar, Tel: 787-707-4621, fax: 787-707-4618

Each school may have additional forms they use, so please feel free to contact them as well.

Antilles Elementary (PK-4th) 787-707-2359
Antilles Middle (5th-8th) 787-707-2461
Antilles High (9t – 12th) 787-707-2203
Ramey School (PK-12th) 787-890-4145

How Do I Withdraw My Child From School?

Parents should contact the school registrar two weeks before transfer to have the child’s records prepared.

Grades will be given if the child has been in school for a minimum of 15 school days.

Note: All textbooks and library books must be returned and the cafeteria account settled before records will be released

Unofficial copies of student’s records are available to the sponsor upon written request. Official transcripts must be sent directly from DDESS – Puerto Rico to the receiving school or university.

Students who withdraw on or after the official cut-off date will be issued final grades, if all requirements have been met.

On the date of withdrawal, the sponsor/parent must come to the school and personally obtain the official withdrawal from the office.

Each teacher must sign off denoting that books and other school materials have been returned.

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