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Whidbey School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large.

The Navy School Liaison Officer (SLO) program helps installation and regional commanders work with state departments and local school districts to foster awareness of the stressors on military families brought about by frequent transitions and extended deployments. These education professionals are located on all major Navy installations and serve as linkages between Navy families and schools. Parents and community members with questions on school-age military child education are encouraged to contact their local School Liaison Officer.

Services for Transitioning Families

The School Liaison Officer specializes in serving military students and families, and offers a wide spectrum of services, including:

  • Assisting families with inbound/outbound school transfers
  • Providing information on local schools and boundaries
  • Assisting with school choice
  • Providing information about graduation requirements
  • Providing military and community agency referrals
  • Helping families to understand the special education process
  • Providing information on home schooling regulations
  • Assisting with post-secondary preparation

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Services for Educators

Navy School Liaison Officers work with school personnel to foster a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between schools and the military community, all for the sake of the military child. Specifically, the School Liaison Officer will:

  • Develop solutions in partnership with local schools to overcome barriers to successful education, as it relates to the military child.
  • Collaborate with local schools to facilitate the education transition experience.
  • Connect schools with the Navy deployment support system to provide awareness about the effects of deployment as it relates to academic success and tools that are available to assist educators in working with military children.
  • Offer transition-related professional development opportunities for educators.
  • Connect schools with the Partnerships in Education program.

Services for Command Leadership

School Liaison Officers serve as subject-matter experts for installation and regional commanders on K - 12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources in support of military children and youth. School Liaison Officers and Commanders work together with schools to create a partnership bridge between the military and school communities, to address transition and deployment related challenges faced by military children.

Events

Friday, August 18, 2017

11:00AM

Kids Bowl Free All Summer

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
12:00PM

3rd Annual MWR Customer Appreciation Picnic

Whidbey Fitness Center

8:00PM

Crazy Cosmic Bowling Fridays

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Friday

Saturday, August 19, 2017

11:30AM

Have a Ball Youth Bowling League

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

2:00PM

Kids Cosmic Bowl

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Saturday
6:00PM

Family Fun Pack Bowling

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Saturday

Monday, August 21, 2017

100 Book Club

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Monday

iREAD Summer Reading Program

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Monday
5:00PM

Youth & Teens Jiu-Jitsu

Whidbey Fitness Center

This event repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

9:00AM

NEW FFSP Class: Decision Making

Fleet & Family Support Center - Nor'Wester

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1:00PM

iREAD Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Party

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

Thursday, August 24, 2017

12:00PM

Summer Art Week

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Thursday
4:30PM

Rock Climbing Wall

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

This event repeats every week on Thursday

Saturday, August 26, 2017

11:30AM

Have a Ball Youth Bowling League

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

Sunday, August 27, 2017

7:30AM

Diablo Lake Boat Tour & Lunch

Whidbey Island Trips & Tours

Saturday, September 2, 2017

11:30AM

Have a Ball Youth Bowling League

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:30PM

Cultural Connect: Spanish Heritage

Convergence Zone Recreation Center

Thursday, September 14, 2017

10:00AM

NEW FFSP Class: Conflict Resolution

Fleet & Family Support Center - Nor'Wester

6:00PM

Family-Friendly Movie Night

Skywarrior Theater

This event repeats Second Thursday
Every 1 month

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Super Saturdays: Get Moving!

Youth Activities Center