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Military Family Support

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Welcome to North Elementary School!  We are so happy your family has joined the Cardinal family!  We understand the needs of military families and know that transition can be difficult. We are here to make sure you and your student feel at home and we are excited to have you join us!

The Virginia Department of Education has numerous resources to help you and your family. 

Please click here to access these resources.

School Division Military Support

Robin Germanos

Director of Elementary Education

Phone:  (804)733-2700

School-Based Military Support

Vickie Elliott-School Guidance Counselor-Phone:  (804) 458-8922

Vernita Ellis-Military Guidance Counselor-Phone:  (804) 458-8922

Fort Lee Military Point of Contact

Chaundra Taswell

Fort Lee School Liason Officer

Phone:  (804) 765-3813

Planning Your Arrival To North Elem.

Registrations are completed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.  No appointment necessary!

Documents to bring with you to registration:

Original Certified State Issued Birth Certificate

Virginia Physical signed by the Physician

Immunization Records

Proof of Residency (Deed, Lease, Rental Agreement)

Previous School Records

IEP Records (if applicable)

Court Issued Custody Papers (if applicable)

Planning Your Move From North Elem.

Please call the school two weeks prior to the withdrawal. Speak with the registration clerk to request paperwork.

Academic Planning for Military Families

Special Education Instruction

Advanced Academic Programs 

Home Instruction

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Families

What is the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children?

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is a law that has been adopted by all 50 states and Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA schools). The law applies to the receiving state. To exercise provisions, parents must be on active military orders. This does not extend to Department of Defense (DoD) civilians or DoD contractors.

What are School Liaison Officers (SLO)?

Each Branch of Service has a DOD employee who is either a School Liaison Officer or a POC who fulfills the role. School Liaison Officers serves as the primary point of contact for school-related matters; Represents, informs, and assists Command; Assists military families with school issues; Coordinates with local school systems; Forges partnerships between the military and schools.

For more information visit the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity site.

Special Needs Navigation and Parental Rights

For information regarding Virginia Consent Provisions and Parental Rights Schools and Divisions:

 Your Familys Special Education Rights-Virginia Procedural Safeguards Notice 

 8VAC20-81-170 Procedural Safeguards 

Additional Resources for Military Families

For  a sample of some of the organizations offering resources to military families, click here.