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Easing School Transitions for Military Families
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04/20/2011 Published by: Suzanne

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Categories: Moving to a New School, Your Child's Ages & Stages, Student 2 Student Programs Worldwide, Transition to College

Even though snowflakes are still falling in some parts of the world, summer will soon be here.  What does that often mean for military families?  … Time to PCS!  Of all the issues military-connected children face during a move, one of the most daunting transitions can be adjusting to a new school.  What can parents do to ease this transition?  … Provide their kids with information!  Researching schools in advance of a move allows children to have a little picture of what life will be like in their new environment.   Where can parents go to get started on this research?  Right here to™!  Our “Find a School” function has proven to be our website’s most popular feature, and for good reason.  “Find a School” gives site users the ability to search for schools by:  City, State or Zip Code; School District and/or Military Installation.  Parents can view a listing of ALL schools that fit within their search parameters (the search radius can be anywhere from 10 miles up to 300 miles), OR they can sort results by Elementary, Middle or High Schools.   If your search involves investigating schools overseas, you will find Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) links as well as information on overseas installation School Liaison Officers, Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Contacts as well as Child and Youth Program (CYP) Contacts.  As an added convenience, the information you find can be printed out for future reference.   So go ahead and take a look . . . the world is at your fingertips!

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