Students, families en route to Grafenwoehr: What you need to know

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Beth Potter, Schweinfurt’s School Liason Officer

Schweinfurt, I’m Beth Potter and am your School Liaison officer here in Schweinfurt. We have a lot of Soldiers and families moving to the U.S. Army Garrison in Grafenwoehr this summer. So, if you’re a student heading to Graf, or if your child will be going to school there, I want to keep you in the loop on some information that will be helpful.

What’s important to understand is that the Grafenwoehr area is large in space and in American population. There are several schools in the area. Which school a student attends will be largely based his or her physical address.

I’ve come up with a Q&A list that I hope answers your questions. If you need further guidance, don’t hesitate to visit my School Liaison Services page or contact me directly at DSN 354-6057, CIV 09721-96-6057. I’m located on Ledward Bararcks, Bldg. 206, first floor.

When will the Grafenwoehr registration occur?

Registration has already begun and will continue throughout the summer. Parents are encouraged to register their children as quickly as possible. Enrollment is the main indicator for resource allocation, which could impact class sizes.

What documents do I need to register?

A standardized registration checklist noting the documents necessary for families registering for the 13-14 School Year (SY) has been created and reviewed by the DSO. The contact information for each Grafenwoehr school is noted below. Please keep in mind, elementary school students will need to have a physical address to determine where they will be attending elementary school.

Can I register in Schweinfurt for Grafenwoehr schools?
No, however the registration process has been explained in the handout.

Netzaberg Elementary in Grafenwoehr via http://www.netz-es.eu.dodea.edu/

Netzaberg Elementary in Grafenwoehr via http://www.netz-es.eu.dodea.edu/

What are the student/teacher ratios at Graf schools?
Current class sizes vary by grade. Generally, in grades K-3 the goal is 18 students to 1 teacher and 25 students to 1 teacher in grades 4-5. The HS strives to maintain class sizes of 22 students. However, because of the frequent transiency of our student population, these numbers could exceed the aforementioned goals.

Will there be coordination between our local S2S and JS2S programs provide?
Yes, the Point of Contacts are Ms Leveque or Ms Burton from 0800-1500 at 09662-83-2255.

Will there be any advance planning for trips to receiving schools?
None that I am aware of at this time.

Will there be mass school tours?
Yes, VHS we will have our in-coming student tours on August 23rd.

Will joint registration activities be held with the receiving counselors and administrators?
No, we will have registration packets for other school’s here in the Graf area.

Will any consideration be given to ways in which to limit the impact on newly arriving athletes such as guaranteed team membership if they were on the sending teams current team?
No, all schools follow DoDEA Athletic policies. There is no guaranteed membership.

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