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2012 09 03 cyp update nrsw a anchor sept oct 2012

  1. 1. Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter academic A anchorSeptemberOctober Connecting Navy Families, Commands and K-12 Schools2012In this issue:Current Events. . . . . . . . . . 1Partnershipsin Education . . . . . . . . . . 2 . .Transition Support. . . . . . . 3Deployment Support . . . . . 5Command, School, andCommunity Connections. . 7Home School Linkeage . . . 8Post-SecondaryPreparation. . . . . . . . . . . . 9EFMP Resources . . . . . . . 10Navy School LiaisonContacts . . . . . Back Cover . .Addressing educational issuesthat affect military children inNavy Region Southwest.
  2. 2. Current Events Welcome to our two new School Liaison Officers to the NRSW team! Michelle Lange is the new School Liaison for Naval Base San Diego and is work- ing in the Murphy Canyon area. Michelle has extensive experi- ence as a classroom teacher South Bay Union School District’s and a wealth of knowledge on Special Needs Navigation. Military Parent Council Meeting Date Meeting Time Meeting Location August 12, 2012 . . . . . 10-11 am . . . . SBUSD Office October 9, 2012 . . . . . 10-11 am . . . . Nestor Elementary Tina Paulson is the new December 11, 2012 . . . 10-11 am . . . . Nicoloff Elementary School Liaison for Point Loma February 5, 2013 . . . . 10-11 am . . . . SBUSD Office Naval Base and is working the coastal area (west of I-5). Tina April 9, 2013 . . . . . . 10-11 am . . . . Berry Elementary is a former Marine Corps School May 21, 2013 . . . . . . 10-11 am . . . . SBUSD Office Liaison as well as a trainer with For more information, please contact your SBUSD School Liaison Officer, the Military Child Education Kelly Donahue at kelly.donahue@navy.mil Coalition. Both Michelle and Tina are wonderful additions to our team. If you see them in your 2012- 2013 schools, on base, or around the community, please say hello. They are excited about working on behalf of our military children and families!1 Academic Anchor • September-October 2012 Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter
  3. 3. Partnerships In Education Help Support Partners in Education Throughout last school year, several commands have supported school events and activities through the Partnership in Education Program (PIEs). Partnerships in Education allow service members the opportunity to assist with improving academic performance in students, discuss and mentor students through difficult times, and provide the opportunity to show to our neighbors not only here in San Diego, but throughout NRSW, the Navy’s devoted and continuous commitment to promote effective collaboration. Through PIEs, the Navy and local schools have a better understanding of each other. Schools and districts have a better understanding of the lifestyle of today’s Navy sailor, and service members have a better understanding of the academic and instructional atmosphere in our local schools. As the new school year has already started in some school districts, more If your command would like additional information and more commands have contacted the regarding establishing a PIE or volunteering in any School Liaison Officers to offer support school events in San Diego, please feel free to contact and establish a Partnership in Education your installation School Liaison Officer, available at with one of the local schools here in San Diego. The School Liaison Officers http://navylifesw.com/slo greatly appreciate all of the commands or the and installations that have stepped Regional School Liaison Officer, 619-532-4251. forward to reach out and support our local schools. PIE Volunteer Highlight on AE1 Montelongo CNATTU Unit Lemoore takes the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children through their long-term partnership with Shelly Baird School in Kings County. Shelly Baird School provides education for pupils with special needs on site, and at 16 satellite classrooms throughout Lemoore and Hanford. AE1 Juan Montelongo takes the lead in the commands partnership with Shelly Baird School. In addition to organizing command participation for holiday celebrations, and command-wide participation for the Kings County Special Olympics, AE 1 Montelongo DJs school dances at the main campus and the satellite campuses. “I am humbled each time I show up to play music for the children, they are so excited each time I arrive.” CNATTU Unit Lemoore volunteering is testament to the community spirit embraced by so many Navy commands.Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter September-October 2012 • Academic Anchor 2
  4. 4. Transition SupportChanging Schools ~ • As you are unpacking and setting up your new home, makeThose First Days sure you have adequate school supplies at home for your child to complete homework. • If your child will walk to school, map out a route, and walkMoving to a new school can be a difficult it with your child before they start school. If you have to drive,experience for a child: traffic may be heavier around the time school starts and you“Will I make friends?”, may need to allow extra time. Whichever way your child will get to school, find out how long it takes, so your child is on“What if I can’t keep up in my new classes?”, time for class.What if I get lost on campus?”, • Have your child join clubs/groups outside school to help them“Will I look out of place?” make friends: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, Church Youth Groups, or activities through Navy programs like Youth SportsEven children who adjust easily are and Teen Programs are all great places for your child to makenervous on their first day at a new school. new friends. • If your child receives special education services, ask to arrangeTo help your child through those first days at a new school, a meeting with your child’s case manager to formally introduceconsider the following: yourself.• Arrange a school tour prior to your child first day. During your • Talk to your child every day about their new school. Teenagers tour, locate the restrooms, bus or parent pick up areas, library, can be especially quiet about what is going on at school, but cafeteria and classrooms. asking open ended questions to a child of any age can help• Prepare a list of questions with your child to ask school staff initiate a conversation. Instead of asking, “How was school while on your tour. today?” Try, “What did you do in math today?” “What’s the• Ask your new school if they have a buddy program for new biggest difference between this year and last year?” “Did you students: someone to show your child to class and meet them speak to anyone in your class today?” “Did you find any of your for lunch. subjects challenging?”• Read the school handbook with your child. Unknowingly • If, after two weeks or so, your child is still having trouble sending your child to school out of dress code, or unaware of adjusting, talk with your child’s teachers and school counselor to school rules, can cause embarrassment for your child. discuss ways you can work together to help your child adjust.Check List for School MovesTo ensure smooth transition, process should be School Records: School Arrivalstarted approximately 30 days before move. Most recent Report cards Let the school know:From the Parent/Guardian: Withdrawal grades with schedule If your child has an IEP, 504 or RtI Plan? Student’s original/certified birth certificate or progress reports Other supports received: Student’s social security number/card Test scores - Tutoring (standardized or special program testing, etc.) Student’s shot record (yellow card) - Counseling Current Individual Education Plan (IEP) Legal documents, as needed Individual Accommodation Plan (504) - Other (power of attorney, custody papers, etc.) Educational or Behavioral Concerns Medical records to support diagnosis, Military housing orders, lease, rental orders or care under IEP or 504 Specialized Classes or Programs agreement, mortgage document or (GATE, Seminar, AP) Triennial Report and/or Referral for Services Proof of residency (1 or 2 recent utility bills) Other:_________________________ Follow up on: Local emergency contact or two separate phone numbers Are you EFMP? Special Program Records as Appropriate: Does it affect your’School Information: child’s education? Education Psych Assessment Address, phone numbers, email, Do you know your other contact information All Assessment Reports Ombudsman, Course description book/grading scale Gifted and Talented Program description FRG or FRO? (for 6th grade and above) English Learner or Bilingual Education School web page description Other:_________________________ At-Risk or other action plans for classroom support RtI Plan (Response to Intervention) Individualized School Healthcare Plan3 Academic Anchor • September-October 2012 Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter
  5. 5. Marine Corps School Liaison Officers Navy School Liaison are available for in-person Officers are available for consultation at each consultation in the main USMC installation. Housing Office, NBSD, Bldg. 3544, Appointments Monday-Friday by recommended. appointment at 619-556-9499. NEED TO KNOW ? • How to resolve school issues • Ways for a smooth school transfer School Liaisons • San Diego school options “Connecting Military Families, • Special needs processes • Home school information Schools and the • Graduation requirements and more... San Diego Community” Your School Liaison Officers can help!Stay ON TARGET with your School Liaison OfficersNavy School Liaison Officers Marine Corps School Liaison Officershttp://navylifesw.com/slo http://mciwestsl.mfpps.org/San Diego Metro - NB Coronado MCAS MiramarServing: Coronado, South Bay/Imperial Beach Serving: Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, University City, Tierrasanta (with Navy),619-247-9109 Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, and Ramona.San Diego Metro NB Pt. Loma 858-577-8625/6633Serving: Coastal area West of the 5 Fwy MCRD858-431-6482 Serving: Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, Serra Mesa, Linda Vista, Old Town,San Diego Metro - NB San Diego and Pacific Beach and Point Loma (with Navy).Serving: Murphy Canyon area, Downtown 619-524-8032/8033/0916619-991-2509 MCB Camp PendletonSan Diego Metro - NB San Diego, NAF El Centro Serving: Oceanside, Bonsall, Vista, Carlsbad, Fallbrook; and RiversideServing: East County/Santee/ (with Navy) and Orange Counties.Lemon Grove/El Centro 760-763-7385/7386619-247-9082 Navy Facebook: www.facebook.com/sandiegoschoolliaison Marine Corps Facebook: www.facebook.com/k12marineswest 8/12Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter September-October 2012 • Academic Anchor 4
  6. 6. Deployment SupportSeptember is Disaster Preparedness Month Are you a READY NAVY Sailor or family? Do you have a plan for natural disasters and crises? When was the last time you talked with your loved ones about how you would communicate or find each other after a natural disaster? Do you have an emergency kit? Natural or man-made disasters can strike at any time. Don’t let a crisis catch you unprepared. Learn more about how Operation Prepare materials can make you and your loved ones READY for all that may come your way. Visit www.cnic.navy.mil/cnic_hq_site/whatwedo/emergencymanagement/operationpreparedness for more information on making a plan, preparing a kit, and regional resources. 5 Academic Anchor • September-October 2012 Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter
  7. 7. 2nd Annual Fa llsep t embe r is FestivalOmbudsman Appreciation Month!Every September, we recognize the selfless contributions of our Navy Saturday, October 13Family Ombudsmen in support of their commands and families. 9 am-1 pmOmbudsmen are volunteers that serve as the communication linkbetween the command and families, provide resource referrals, FFSC Naval Base San Diego (Bldgs 259 & 263)and support the resiliency and preparedness of all members of theNavy family. Each year, the efforts of ombudsmen contribute to theNavy’s ability to meet mission and operational requirements, as well Come learn about FFSC resources,as to support Sailors and their families. Ombudsmen, we salute you! meet other families, and have a fabulous time! Leave with edibleCalling All Commands! treats and all the resources youFleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) can help you make this need.month a special one for your command ombudsmen with ideas tohelp you recognize their service. Also, mark your calendars for the Follow us on Facebook for30th annual Ombudsman Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, information on registration,September 27. Lunch and a certificate of appreciation will bepresented to all nominated ombudsmen. Command leadership and and contest guidelines atguests are also encouraged to attend. For more information, please http://www.facebook.com/FFCPcontact the FFSC Ombudsman Coordinator at 619-556-7422. or call 619-556-7404.Oc t o be r isDomestic Violence Awareness& Prevention Month!In October 1987, the first Domestic ViolenceAwareness Month was observed. That sameyear marks the initiation of the first national • Free Family Fundomestic violence toll-free hotline.This October, we hope you will help break the • Workshopssilence and stop the violence by understandingthe definition, symptoms, and resources for • Arts and Craftsdomestic abuse survivors. Contact Fleet &Family Support Center at 619-556-8809 for • Costume Contestmore information and resources. • Trick-or-TreatingNavy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter September-October 2012 • Academic Anchor 6
  8. 8. Command, School & Community ConnectionsNFL Play 60 Contest WinnersNAS FALLON, NEVADA University of Nevada Reno. IS2 Cleveland children were amazed and so thankful forNavy Cyber Forces Fleet Intelligence chose two local Fallon schools: Lahontan the equipment and that the Sailors wereDetachment Sailor IS2 (AW) Alicia Elementary and Numa Elementary, to be there to help them learn how to use it.Cleveland was on the NFL website recipients of the award. IS3 Sean Grimes was even asked if he wasordering a Peyton Manning (her favorite Peyton Manning!player) jersey when she came across the The PIE (Partners in Education) betweenNFL PLAY 60 Contest. This contest NAS Fallon and Lahontan Elementary IS2 Cleveland has been looking intogives students, parents, and community is headed up by a group of Sailors, IS2 Grants and other programs that will helpmembers the chance to write a short Cleveland is the Vice President of the get all of the local children active, bothessay about their community. The Grand leadership for that group. This close military and civilian. She strongly believesPrize is a visit from the NFL Play 60 bus involvement provided the opportunity to that participation in group activities buildswhich includes activities observe that the students at character, teamwork, and self-confidence.and visits from some NFL Sailors involved in Lahontan do not participate In the essay she makes the point that thePlayers. IS2 Cleveland saw distributing the in PE all year long. The local economy has been severely affectedthis as a way to give back to award are: equipment they do have is which results in a large percentage ofher community. Although old and inadequate. children who live at or below povertyshe did not win the Grand ISCS Pallas, David level.Prize, the NFL did choose to NC1 Caldera, Jason Thursday, April 19 is the daysend her athletic equipment IS2 Cleveland, Alicia the Sailors from NAS Fallon The NFL PLAY 60 award was a welcometo distribute to local youth. IS2 Quinlan, John delivered the generous gift for this community. IS2 AliciaWhen the NFL called her, IS2 Dardon, Romani gift. The new equipment Cleveland is to be commended for herat first she thought it was IS3 Grimes, Sean provided by the NFL PLAY proactive behavior! Thank you to thea joke! She decided the IS3 Kelley, Michael 60 Project was received with Navy Sailors who helped to deliver thebest way to distribute the IS3 Wynter, Baron joy and excitement. When award and gave of their time to teachequipment would be to have IS3 Travis, Trevor the sixth grade students ran the kids how to play with it. A big, hugesome sailors teach the kids IS3 Montagna, Mario outside and saw the Sailors THANK YOU to the NFL PLAY 60how to use it. She enlisted in their PT gear and all the Project and all those who have made thisthe help of a former Sailor, Russell new equipment, their faces lit up! The possible!Cleveland, a personal trainer who recently kids were very excited and wanted tocompleted a degree in Dietetics from the play with the equipment right away! The7 Academic Anchor • September-October 2012 Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter
  9. 9. Home School Linkage Homeschool Support for High School Students: How to Prepare for the Next Step Homeschool can be a wonderful and fulfilling experience for military families. Homeschool provides a way to stay connected with your children while they take their journey through the school years. Homeschooling can be a way to strengthen family ties and reduce stress and anxiety through multiple military moves. It is always important to stay connected with your children as they progress through their academic programs. When a child reaches the high school level, there are many more issues to take into consideration before they are fully prepared to graduate and enter into college. How can a homeschool family prepare their child for college? What are some of the resources available to help assist with this? Fortunately, therewww.eknowledge.com/military.asp are a number of wonderful resources out there to assist you with this process. The best news is that these support programs are FREE! One resource to utilize is to send away for a free copy of SAT/ACT POWERPREP software. Log onto www.eknowledge.com/military.asp to receive your copy. Shipping and handling are not included. Middle and high school students can create a free account at www.SchoolQuest.org. School Quest has a terrific College Planner Program. Your child can take SAT prep tests, search for potential colleges and find scholarships to apply for. www.SchoolQuest.org Calculus making you crazy or not sure how to solve a quadratic equation? Have your student create an account at www.tutor.com/military for free tutoring in all academic areas. Don’t be shy about contacting your child’s district school. If your kid wants to be involved with school in a particular area, call and speak to a guidance counselor. Homeschool students are often welcome to participate in band, choir, clubs or www.tutor.com/military sports. These activities will help prepare your student for college and help them to acclimate to a mainstream environment when it is time to leave the nest. Not sure what college to choose or which colleges are military friendly? Log onto www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, this website provides valuable information about schools that welcome military connected students. You will also want to find out which schools participate in the Yellow Ribbon program in order to get the most for your Post 9/11 GI Bill. These resources provide a way to begin the journey toward life after high school. If you find that you need more specialized help, don’t forget that your friendly School www.militaryfriendlyschools.com Liaison Officer is always available to lend additional support and information.Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter September-October 2012 • Academic Anchor 8
  10. 10. Post-Secondary Preparation Helpful College Preparation Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov Tips to Consider Examples of Scholarships www.scholarships.com Freshmen www.anchorscholarship.com Consider the AVID Program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) www.wingsoveramerica.us if you are the first person in your family to attend college or a student in www.militaryscholar.org the “middle.” The AVID program is an elective course designed to help www.navyleague.com students succeed in colleges and universities. Students commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college. AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills” and college level entry skills. The AVID program teaches students how to study, read for content, take notes, and manage time. For more information on the AVID program, please visit http://www.avid.org/. Sophomores Students and parents often want to know if colleges desire students to take more challenging Advanced Placement courses and risk receiving a lower grade, or to take a lower level course and possibly receive a higher grade. If your school offers advanced or honors courses, taking those challenging classes throughout high school will show the people reading your application that you’re serious about your education and that you’re ready to thrive in college. The National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) annual State of College Admissions survey consistently finds that student performance in college preparatory classes is the most important factor in the admission decision. Please visit the “CollegeBoard” website http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/honors-ap for more information on Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Juniors Consider an internship. Internships are becoming increasingly popular at the high school level. The idea of pursuing an internship probably doesn’t cross most high school students’ minds, which is an excellent reason to pursue one. Work experience at a respected company or organization, especially if it’s related to a field you might pursue in college, will only strengthen your college applications. It’s a great way to stand out from the crowd. Please visit http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/highschool.htm#intro for a list of high school internships around the country, many of them paid. Additional Information on High School Internships http://www.highschoolinternships.com/high-school/ http://www.internships.com/summerinternships/high-school-students Seniors Work on college applications and investigate scholarships. Pay close attention to application deadlines, especially those with an early application/decision admission process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA) gives high school seniors and current college students access to a variety of financial aid and loans.9 Academic Anchor • September-October 2012 Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter
  11. 11. EFMP Resources EFMP ORIENTATION Provided by Fleet & Family Support Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego Come join us for these wonderful and educational events with your Naval Medical Center San Diego EFMP Liaison, EFMP Coordinator and EFMP Social Worker. August 12 September 18 Naval Medical Center San Diego 34800 Bob Wilson Drive 1-2 pm October 16 Building 2, Pediatric Conference Room November 20 Call 619-767-1618 for information. December 18 You’re more than welcome to bring your child to this workshop. However, if you prefer, childcare is available for a fee at the Children’s Waiting Room, located in building 2. Please call ahead to reserve space at 619-532-6665. Registration and shot records are needed for first time visits. TO REGISTER Calll Centralized Scheduling at 866-923-6478. Meetings are held from 6-8 pm EFMP Invites You! W EDNESDA BER S E P TE M Y at the San Diego Regional Center, All adults who have an Exceptional Family Member (EFM) are invited to a monthly meeting facilitated by 5 4355 Ruffin Road, San Diego 92123. The next meetings will be held the EFM Liaisons from the Fleet & Family Support Center. It’s an opportunity to network with other Wednesday, September 5, and military families who have a family member with special OC TO BER Wednesday, October 3. WEDNESDAY 3 needs and to learn what resources have helped them improve their quality of life. Call 619-571-4781 for more information and childcare options.Navy Region Southwest School Liaison Newsletter September-October 2012 • Academic Anchor 10
  12. 12. Your Navy School Liaison Contacts Shannon Milder Tina Paulson Navy Region Southwest Coastal Schools/Point Loma Regional School Liaison Officer tina.paulson@navy.mil shannon.milder@navy.mil 858-431-6482 619-532-4251 Paula Emmert Monica James Navy Region Southwest Naval Base Ventura County Deputy School Liaison Officer monica.james@navy.mil paula.emmert@navy.mil 805-989-5211 858-349-7678 Michelle Lange Margaret Gladders Murphy Canyon/Downtown NAS Lemoore michelle.lange2@navy.mil margaret.gladders@navy.mil 619-991-2509 559-998-2242 Kelly Donahue Melissa Burns Coronado/South Bay/ NAS Fallon Imperial Beach melissa.l.burns@navy.mil kelly.donahue@navy.mil 775-426-3738 619-247-9109 Chanin Massaglia Tina Wekell East County/Santee/ NSA/Monterey Lemon Grove/El Centro ecwekell@nps.edu chanin.massaglia@navy.mil 831-656-1008 619-247-9082Academic AnchorSeptember/October2012 www.facebook.com/sandiegoschoolliaison