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Creating Connectivity between Parents, Schools and the Army…
Welcome to Yuma Proving Ground! You're joining a strong community characterized by dynamic interface between schools, community partners, parents, and the Army, which creates an optimal learning environment for children in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are unique issues to students transitioning to new schools whether at the beginning of the school year or the middle of the year. Parents worry if the local schools offer a quality education, students worry about fitting in and what credits will transfer. The School Liaison program offers the tools to enhance learning and support military children as they successfully navigate the many transitions unique to a military lifestyle.

SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES

The School Liaison Officer works in partnership with local schools to address educational issues involving military children and to provide assistance with student transition from school system to school system.

The School Liaison Officer can provide access to parents by:

  • Addressing issues with youth registration in the local school system.
  • Coordinating education transition related resources and points of contact within school and community.
  • Collaborating with parents to ensure academic success.
  • Educating parents on the local school system policies, procedures, and programs and schedules.
  • Supporting home school families.
  • Supplying resource materials on primary, secondary, and post-secondary education.

The School Liaison Officer can provide access for youth by:

  • Affiliating with 4-H and Boys and Girls Club of America.
  • Connecting youth through sponsorship activities, outreach events, and action councils.
  • Creating opportunities for work force preparation, citizenship and leadership development.
  • Enhancing educational experiences through CYS Services instructional programs.
  • Sponsoring transitioning teens
  • Supplying post-secondary education information.

 

HOME SCHOOLS FOR YUMA PROVING GROUND

James D. Price Elementary
Located on YPG   
(928) 502-7730 Phone
(928) 343-9419 Fax
Serves - K-5th Grade

Castle Dome Middle School
2353 S. Otondo Drive                                                     
Yuma, AZ 85365                                      
(928) 502-7300 Phone     
(928) 502-341-1700 Fax
Serves - 6th-8th Grade

Gila Ridge High School
7150 E. 24th Street                                   
Yuma, AZ 85365                                       
(928) 502-6400 Phone
(928) 502-6749 Fax
Serves  - 9th-12th Grade

 

 

SCHOOL LINKS

Yuma Union High School District- www.yumaunion.org
http://www.yumaunion.org/pages/Yuma_Union_HighSchool_Dist/Welcome/Open_Enrollment


Yuma School District One - www.yuma.org
Enrollment Information   
http://www.yuma.org/Registration


Crane School District - www.craneschools.org
Enrollment Information
http://www.craneschools.org/Registration.aspx Enrollment Information

 

 

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HOME SCHOOL SUPPORT

Home Schooling in the State of Arizona is under the jurisdiction of each county.  For more information on the Yuma County policies and procedures  you may contact the Yuma County Superintendent of Schools:

210 S. First Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-1006
Website: www.yumasupt.org

The YPG Youth Center has opened its doors to all home schooled children and their parents.  Home schooled families are able to use the computer lab, playground, resource library for lesson planning, and many other resources available.  For more information on the use of the Youth Center you may contact the School Liaison Officer.

HOME SCHOOLING
Arizona Virtual Academy- www.azva.org
Arizona Families for Home Education- www.afhe.org
Home School World- www.home-school.com
Home Schooling Legal Defense Association- www.hslda.org
Home Educators of Yuma (HEY) - www.homeeducatorsofyuma.com

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TRANSITIONS

It is that time for the big move again and for your children this means changing schools.  The following are tips that you can use with your child to make this change as smooth as possible.  Please keep in mind that these are just a few tips, but there are many more ways you can help your children with their transitions.  You may find additional information by clicking on Resources.

#1  Talk to your children about their new school.  Let them know what will be the same and what will be different.  Give them information on class size, school size, sports, extra-curricular activities, clubs, etc.

#2  Take your children to visit their new school before their first day.  Let your children become familiar with the school (classrooms, restrooms, office, cafeteria, gym, etc.) so that on their first day they are more at ease.  Call the school ahead of time and ask about tours to new students.

#3  Take your younger children to meet their teacher prior to the first day.  For older children, encourage them to talk to their teachers regularly about homework, class assignments, projects, and upcoming lessons.  The more they get to know their teachers the more confident they will be in asking for help.

#4  Encourage, allow, and support your children in joining a sport, club, or an extra-curricular activity.  The more involved they are the more friendships they will develop, making the transition and adjustment much easier.

#5  Take immediate action if your children are falling behind in school.  Having open communication with your children’s teachers as soon as you see a sign of struggle may prevent your children from feeling overwhelmed.  Ask the teachers for daily progress reports along with suggestions on what you can do to help your children.   

#6  Most importantly, talk to your children about how they are feeling.  By allowing your children to talk about their experiences, fears, and frustrations you may be able to answer their questions and alleviate some of these negative feelings.  

Visit your school’s website or your school district’s website for information on school calendars, eligibility requirements, graduation requirements, entrance and exit exams, and course schedules.  Websites can be found under School Links.  If you would like a Chart your Course packet you may contact the School Liaison Officer.

Click to download: Youth Sponsor Request.doc

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Transition Checklist

Checklist for Student Transfers

Sending School Checklist
• Course Description Book
• School Profile
• Attendance and Tardy Records
• Report Card
• Current Schedule
• Withdrawal Grades
• Transcript/Course History (with grading system)
• Class Rank
• Cumulative Folder
• Testing Information - Standardized Test Scores, End of Course Test Scores, Competency Test Scores
• Health Records including Shot Records
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Number
• Activities Record such as co/extracurricular
• IEP/504/Gifted Records
• JROTC Records
• Guardianship/custody Papers
• Fees Owed
• Alternative Schools Records
• Letters of Recommendations (especially for senior students)
• If available, Writing Samples
• If available, At-Risk or Action Plans for classroom modifications
• If available, Portfolios
• If available, Accelerated Reader Points
• If available, Service Learning Hours

Receiving School Checklist
• Course Description Book
• School Profile
• Attendance and Tardy Records
• Report Card Current Schedule
• Withdrawal Grades
• Transcript/Course History (with grading system) Class Rank
• Cumulative Folder
• Testing Information - Standardized Test Scores, End of Course Test Scores, Competency Test Scores
• Health Records including Shot Records Birth Certificate
• Social Security Number
• Activities Record such as co/extracurricular
• IEP/504/Gifted Records
• JROTC Records
• Guardianship/custody Papers
• Alternative Schools Records
• Letters of Recommendations (especially for senior students)
• If available, Writing Samples
• If available, At-Risk or Action Plans for classroom modifications
• If available, Portfolios
• If available, Accelerated Reader Points
• If available, Service Learning Hours
• Proof of Residency/Military Orders

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SPECIAL NEEDS

In addition to the Checklist for Student Transition, if you have a special needs child that will be transitioning to a new school it will also be helpful to follow these tips.

#1  Contact your school district and ask for detailed instructions on what is needed for your child’s transition.  Ask for all services offered and for district policies and regulations.

#2  Schedule a meeting to discuss your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).  At this time, your child’s progress since the last IEP should be discussed, as well as future goals.

#3  Make sure you request all educational records (including IEP and other related information) from the loosing school so that you have it on hand at the time of the meeting.

#4  If your child will be attending the installation Child Development Center (CDC), School Age Services (SAS), or Middle School Teen (MS/T) program, be sure to contact the School Liaison Officer to schedule a Special Needs Advisory Panel(SNAP) meeting prior to your child starting.

#5  Contact your local Army Community Service (ACS) Exceptional Family Program Manager (EFMP) for assistance in identifying additional community resources.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Purpose of the EFMP is to provide a coordinated, multiagency support network for military families with special needs.  For more information on the EFMP you may call (928) 328-3224/DSN 899-3224.

Multidisciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT)
To ensure each child is enrolled in the appropriate program or service, the MIAT meets with the parent and together reviews relevant records prior to placement.  The goal of this “family-friendly” team is to share information to ensure the success of the child’s placement into any CYS Services program.  In the event of a new or updated diagnosis after placement, the parent is asked to inform the Program Directors so that an additional MIAT meeting can be scheduled.  For more information on the MIAT you may call (928) 328-3119/DSN 899-3119.

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IN AND OUT - PROCESSING HAND CARRY LIST:

Birth Certificates/Social Security Card
Child Military ID Card/ Immunization Records
Report Card/Transcripts/IEP/504/Gifted Records
Legal Documents, Custody, Guardianship Papers
Copy of School Records/Withdrawal Documents
Academic Passport/Student Portfolio
Proof of Residence/Physical Exam
Community Service/Volunteer Records

Tips for Out-Processing

Before relocating to your newly assigned installation, visit your Child, Youth, and School Services Parent Central Services office to obtain assistance with the following:

• Clear financial obligations
• Get information about CYS Services at the gaining installation
• Get the information necessary to have you placed on a waiting list for child care services
• Transfer or print out child records
• Obtain contact information for gaining installation

 Notify your current child care or youth supervision program as soon as possible of the date your child will vacate the care space.

Notify the school as soon as possible of the date your child will be transitioning from one school to another.

Visit your new installation and new school web page.

Click to download: In and Out Processing Soldiers through School Liaison Services SIGNED.doc

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RESOURCES
Arizona Immunizations- www.azdhs.gov/phs/immun/
Military One Source- www.militaryonesource.com
Military Impacted Schools Association- www.militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org
School Matters- www.schoolmatters.com
Today’s Military- www.todaysmilitary.com
Army Homepage- www.army.mil
School Quest- www.schoolquest.org
Military Homefront- www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
Military Child Education Coalition- www.militarychild.org
CYSS Tutor- www.myarmyonesource.com/CYSS_tutor
DoDEA Partnership Branch- http://militaryk12partners.dodea.edu/

COLLEGE INFORMATION / FINANCIAL AID
Free Application for Federal Student Aid- www.fafsa.ed.gov
Financial Aid Resources- www.finaid.org
Act Testing- www.act.org
College Search- www.collegenet.com
Scholarship Search- www.fastweb.com
Scholarships for Military Children- www.militaryscholar.org
Army ROTC Scholarship- www.goarmy.com

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INSTALLATION PARTNERSHIPS / ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
4 H – www.4h.org
Boys and Girls Clubs of America- www.bgca.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children- www.naeyc.org
Character Counts- www.charactercounts.org
Military Child Education Coalition- www.militarychild.org
YPG School Age Services- http://www.yumamwr.com/schoolageservices.html
YPG Middle School and Teens- http://www.yumamwr.com/middleschoolteens.html
YPG Youth Sports- http://www.yumamwr.com/youthsports.html

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are there schools on Yuma Proving Ground?
Yes.  School-age children kindergarten through 5th grade attend James D. Price Elementary on post.

Castle Dome Middle School and Gila Ridge High School are off post schools approximately 20 minutes away.

I live off post.  How can I find out what school my child will attend?
Each school district has boundary maps that can assist you in determining what school your child should attend.  Please visit each website for more information or call your School Liaison for assistance.

I’d like to see what events are happening at my child’s school and what school out days will be.  How can I find out this information?
Each school district has a calendar on their website.  Also, by visiting each school on their district’s website you can view their news/events.

How old does my child have to be to attend kindergarten?
Children must be 5 years old by August 31st.

 

 

CONTACT US

School Liaison Office - U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground
301 C. Street
Building 1105
Yuma, AZ 85365-9498
Phone: (928) 328-3119
Fax: (928) 328-2985

usarmy.ypg.imcom-fmwrc.mbx.cys-liaison-officer@mail.mil

Hours: Monday - Thursday 0700-1700
*Fridays by appointment

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