Lunch Program

The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated by the School Liaison Office. To apply for the program, complete the USAFE Form 400 and turn in the completed form to the SLO either by hardcopy or via email. Please ensure each section is filled out and signed appropriately. If you qualify, your status will remain during the entire school year, but you must reapply each year. Currently applications are being accepted for the 2014-2015 school year. Contact the SLO at DSN: 632-5261 or email Aviano.SLO@us.af.mil with any questions.

Italian School Info

If you are considering the option of sending your child to an Italian school you can find out more information by talking with the School Liaison Officer at DSN 632-5261 or commercial 0434-30-5261.

School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Office's role is to act as a community facilitator: connecting schools, families, and community services to address education issues impacting military children.

School Liaison Officer
DSN 632-5261
Commerical 0434-30-5261
Aviano.SLO@us.af.mil

Maintaining you child's shot records
As the school year begins, the School Liason office would like to remind parents of the importance of keeping their child's shot records up-to-date with the most current information. According to the center for disease control and prevention, vaccinations are the easiest and most important step a parent can take to prevent their child from catching viruses like the flu, whooping cough, chickenpox, the measles and more. To check your childs records, click the graphic below. For more information on scheduling a vaccination appointment at the Aviano Clinic, call 632-5400.

Aviano School Complex

The Aviano School Complex has two schools co-located with approximately 1,300 students. They are all Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS).

The Elementary School is Kindergarten through 5th grade. The Middle/High School is grade 6th through 12th grade

Checklist for School Moves

Parents/Guardian
- Student's birth certificate
- Student's Social Security Number
- Student's health record (immunization, physical, etc.)
- Legal documents as needed
- Legal proof of residence/military orders
- Child's military dependant identification card

School Information
- Address, phone numbers, other contact information
- Course description book/ grading scale (if available)
- Copy of the cover of each textbook or the title page
- School profile/ handbook
- School Web page (URL)

School Records
- Copy of cumulative folder/ transcripts (official copy must be mailed between schools)
- Current schedule
- Report cards
- Withdrawal grades or progress reports
- Test scores (standardized or special program testing, etc.)

Special Program 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

Home-Schooling Info

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) policy neither encourages nor discourages home schooling, and they recognize that home schooling is a sponsor's right and that it can be a legitimate alternative form of education.

DoDEA schools provide services for sponsors choosing to home school their minor dependents. Specified auxiliary services such as music, sports, extracurricular and inter-scholastic activities are available. There is a local home school group that offers support.

If you are interested in home-schooling your children while stationed at Aviano, contact the School Liaison Officer for more information.

* DoDEA Policy Memorandum for Home Schooling
http://www.dodea.edu/foia/iod/pdf/02OD002.pdf 

Scholarships

Local Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available within the Aviano Military Community. The following agencies all offer college scholarship opportunities:

-Defense Commissary Agency
Website: www.commissaries.com

-Scholarships for Military Children
Website: www.militaryscholar.org

-Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses (ACES)
Website: http://www.acesinaviano.org

-Aviano Officer and Community Spouses Club (AOCSC)
Website: http://www.aocsc.com/

-Aviano Middle/High School Booster Club
Location: BLDG 150

-Boy and Girl Scouts of America
Website: www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/scouts.htm

Great Web Resources for more Scholarship Information
www.militaryonesource.com
www.campuschamps.com
www.fastweb.com
www.students.gov
www.ncaa.org

Scholarship and Intern Search: www.ncaa.org/wps/portal

Scholarship America: www.scholarshipamerica.org/students.php

U.S. Scholarship Guide: www.usscholarshipguide.org/

Sports and Athletic Scholarships: www.finaid.org/otheraid/sports.phtml and
www.womenssportsfoundation.org

FINANCIAL AID
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-onli
ne-colleges/

School Bus Transportation

Student transportation within DoDDS is provided based on pre-determined areas. When you register your child for school, you will be provided a school bus registration form. All students must be registered at the school bus office and the school, before being assigned a bus stop location.

Location:
Area 1, Building 151 Room E17

Customer Service Hours:
During the school year: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
Summer Hours: closed until July 16 / Starting July 17 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday - Friday

Contact Numbers:
DSN - 632-5152/5100
From USA - 011-39-0434-30-5152/5100
From Italy - 0434-30-5152/5100
Fax DSN - 632-5030
Fax Commercial - 0039-0434-30-5030

Parent Resources

Military OneSource: This site is a one-stop shop for any support for any problem that military families may encounter. If you don't know where to go to find out about something, start here.

Military Child Education Coalition: The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a private organization working to solve the challenge of helping schools and military installations deliver accurate, timely information to meet transitioning parent and student needs, and in the development and education of children from military families. MCEC is an advocate for military connected children, and their website provides parents valuable information about school transition, scholarships, contests, support services, free publications, training, news, technology tools and more.

Soar at Home: The Student Online Achievement Resources website offers standardized testing for free. Families need to register on the site, and then children can take standardized math and reading/language arts tests with results that are linked to the standards in their state or district. The program also offers tutoring on concepts where a child is weak.

NMFA: National Military Family Association provides resources and support to spouses and children of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA and PHS. NMFA initiatives include free camps, spouse scholarships, volunteer and family awards, education opportunities and more.

Live Homework Help: Live Homework Help® by Tutor.com™ is a free, live, online tutoring service available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day.
Military Homefront Website: Brings Resources to Military Families: According to the Department of Defense (DoD), more than 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional condition. DoD invites families to explore the Special Needs module on its website to learn about and find the resources that will support them. Families can also subscribe to the Military Homefront special needs e-mail newsletter so they can be alerted as new items about special needs are added to the website.

Whether you need to learn about early intervention services or want to learn how to be a more effective advocate for your child, you will find the information you are searching for in the Parent Toolkit.

LD Online: Learning Disabilities and ADHD information.
Lexile: Lexile measures allow you to manage your child's reading comprehension by matching him or her to appropriately challenging text. Matching your child's Lexile measure to a text with the same Lexile measure leads to an expected 75-percent comprehension rate--not too to be frustrating, but enough to encourage reading progress. You can further help your child by knowing his or her Lexile range. A reader's recommended Lexile range is 50L above and 100L below his or her Lexile measure. These are the boundaries between the easiest kind of reading materials for your child and the hardest level at which he or she should be able to read successfully.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): The NAEP test is designed to allow for comparison of academic performance between states that often have their own forms of testing. The NAEP provides a snapshot of achievement in math, reading, writing, and science. The testing is done with a randomly selected representation group at each school in a state or district. The results can allow parents to compare "apples to apples" when looking at student achievement in different locations. DoDEA is given state status and represents all Department of Defense schools.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA): The DoDEA Data Center contains contact information for schools, enrollment data, test scores and customer satisfaction surveys. The information is provided for all Department of Defense schools in the U.S. and abroad.