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Holloman AFB School Liaison Program
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School Liaison Program Manager Role
The education and welfare of school-age children is a quality of life issue. Military families experience challenges with reciprocity and quality of education from location to location. School-age children are as transient as their military parents and may encounter transition and academic challenges.
The School Liaison is the central point of contact for commanders, military families, and local school systems on school-related matters. SLs network, educate, and work in partnership with local schools to address or enhance the military child's education. The SL assists commanders and Total Force families in meeting the challenging demands of the military lifestyle by developing and maintaining partnerships between parents, installation leadership, local schools, including home schools, private schools, charter schools, virtual schools, Department of Defense Education Activity and International Schools and the community. The hallmark to force retention is the expectation that families are safe and well supported. Strong families improve mission readiness. The School Liaison Program provides military children the opportunity to thrive academically, socially and emotionally, regardless of duty station, deployments or transition status.
The School Liaison is committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 as they face global educational challenges and transitions.
To deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach, and partnerships for military-connected students around the globe!
Student focused…Partnership Driven
School Liaisons support transitional issues affecting military connected students and assist in facilitating solutions.
Deployment/Parental Absence Support
School Liaisons provide families and school personnel with resources focused on parental absence, to include the cycle of deployment and academic, social and emotional impact.
Installation, School and Community Communication
School Liaisons are installation subject matter expert to Commander/Command Staff/parents for all local Pre-K-12 education issues regarding military child education.
Home School Support
School Liaisons share information on homeschool issues, concerns, local policies, and regulations of state/local education agencies and connect home school families to their community.
Community Relations, Partnerships and Outreach
School Liaisons create a network of parents, community partners, and military/civilian personnel to support installation/community and school systems.
Academic Planning and Post-Secondary Preparations
School Liaisons leverage installation/school resources (e.g., Education and Training Flight) to provide graduating military students’ access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
Special Education Support
School Liaisons connect families with appropriate resources needed to navigate school systems.
School Year 2022-2023
Families stationed at Holloman AFB have the option of enrolling their children in public or private school or joining the robust community of home schooling families. Families also have access to several public virtual academies and an unlimited number of private virtual academies.
If you are interested in exploring any of these other education options for your child, please contact Ms. LaurieAnn Goodier.
The FAQ below will address many of the questions families have, however, if you have an individual question or concern, please reach out to LaurieAnn Goodier, Holloman AFB School Liaison, for support and assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register my student for public school?
A: Alamogordo Public Schools uses PowerSchool as their Student Information System.
Returning Students: https://www.alamogordoschools.org/parents/registration/returning-family.stml
New Students: https://www.alamogordoschools.org/parents/registration/new-family.stml
Registration Guide: https://sites.google.com/alamogordoschools.org/olr/registration-home
Q: What documents do I need in order to enroll my student in public school?
Q: How do I know which school is zoned for our home?
A: You can locate the school boundaries map or search for your residence in Alamogordo. La Luz or High Rolls at https://www.alamogordoschools.org/schools/school-zones.stml
Cloudcroft, Tularosa and Las Cruces (to include White Sands Missile Range) are all zoned for their municipalities.
Q: Can my child attend any school?
A: New Mexico is an Open Enrollment state. This means a student can enroll at any school on a space available basis. Enrollment is based on the priority set by the local schools board, in accordance with NM state statute. Alamogordo Public Schools has an Out of Zone Waiver request on their website under the registration section. Students who want to attend Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Tularosa or Las Cruces schools and do not reside in those districts are considered “Out of District” and require approval from both district superintendents
Q: Is my student eligible for Advanced Enrollment?
A: Yes. Senate Bill 272 (2021) requires the following: Every school district and charter school shall allow military families that will be relocating to a military installation in New Mexico pursuant to an official military order to enroll their children in public school prior to their actual physical presence in the school district. A parent may submit the student's name for any lottery-selected charter school, magnet school or other public school program for which the student qualifies. The school district or charter school shall accept electronic applications for enrollment, including enrollment in a specific school or program with the school district or charter school. The school district or charter school shall provide the applicant with materials regarding academic courses, electives, sports and other relevant information regarding the public school in which the student wants to be enrolled. The public school shall preregister the student in anticipation of the student's enrollment.
A student's parent:
(1) shall provide proof of residence in the school district within forty-five days after the published arrival date provided on official military documentation; and
(2) May use any of the following addresses related to the family's military move:
(a) a temporary on-base billeting facility;
(b) off-base military housing; or
(c) a purchased or leased residence."
For more information or the full guidance, please contact LaurieAnn Goodier, 49WG.SL.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil.
Q: When can my child attend kindergarten?
A: In order to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment in NM, a child must be 5 prior to 1 September of that school year. *Exceptions may be made of children who are covered under the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children.
Private schools set their own kindergarten entrance age and may differ from that of the public schools.
Q: Where can I find school data?
A: The NM website for school data is New Mexico Vistas www.newmexicoschools.com Other data-driven sources on education are Niche www.niche.com and National Center on Educational Statistics https://nces.ed.gov/
Q: What if my child receives special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or has a 504 in place?
A: Parents of students on IEPs will be notified in writing concerning how services will be provided. An Individual Continuity Plan or Individual 504 Continuity Plan will be established. This will be determined on an individual basis. Please check with your child’s school if you have additional questions.
Q: How will students be graded?
A: Coursework will be graded by individual teachers. Students in K-1st will be graded using Standards Based Grading (1-4) and students 2nd-12th grades will receive grades on the A-F scale.
Q: Who do I notify if my student is absent from school and/or the CYP School Age Care?
A: Families should notify the school AND School Age Care if a child is enrolled in both school and SAC and is absent. The school and SAC work closely together, however, it is the responsibility of the parent to communicate student absences.
Q: What non-medical mental health resources are available for students?
A: Military students in need of non-medical mental health support services have the option of utilizing their school counselor https://sites.google.com/alamogordoschools.org/covid19/teaching-our-kids/school-counselor?authuser=0, the School-Based Military Family Life Counselors (Holloman ES and Holloman MS students only) or Military OneSource. Please contact LaurieAnn Goodier, Holloman AFB School Liaison, if you need assistance.
Q: What do I do if my student will PCS during the school year?
A: First, contact LaurieAnn Goodier, 49WG.SL.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil. LaurieAnn will assist you as well as providing a warm hand-off to your new duty station. Second, contact your child’s school to request an unofficial copy of student records, to include a final report card or student transcript.
Q: What PreK options are available?
A: The NM PreK Program (for 4 year olds who will attend Kindergarten the following year) is available at several sites in Alamogordo, including 2 sites in Alamogordo Public Schools, one of which is located in Holloman Elementary. Other PreK programs are available for 3-5 year olds in the local community and through several private schools. Options for children with identified developmental delays may differ. For more information on PreK options, please contact LaurieAnn Goodier, 49WG.SL.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil.
11 August 2022: First day of 22-23 School Year for Alamogordo Public Schools (Kinder, 6th and 9th grades)
12 August 2022 : First day of 22-23 School Year for Alamogordo Public Schools (1st-5th, 7th-8th and 10th-12th)
5 September 2022: No School for APS
29 & 30 September 2022: APS Parent Teacher Conferences (Check with your child’s school for more information)
10 October 2022: No School for APS Students
11 November 2022: No School for APS Students
21-25 November 2022: Fall Break for APS
19 Dec 2022-2 Jan 2023: Winter Break for APS
3 January 2023: APS Students and Teachers Return
16 January 2023: No School for APS
2 & 3 February 2023: APS Parent Teacher Conferences (Check with your child’s school for more information)
20 February 2023: No School for APS
20-24 March 2023: Spring Break for APS
7 & 10 April 2023: No School for APS
25 May 2023: Last Day of School for APS (Kinder, 6th and 9th grades)
26 May 2023: Last Day of School for APS (1st-5th, 7th-8th and 10th-12th)
If you are interested in exploring any of these other education options for your child, please contact the School Liaison Officer.
The FAQ below will address many of the questions families have, however, if you have an individual question or concern, please reach out to the Holloman AFB School Liaison for support and assistance.
For more information or the full guidance, please contact 49WG.SL.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil.
A: Military students in need of non-medical mental health support services have the option of utilizing their school counselor https://sites.google.com/alamogordoschools.org/covid19/teaching-our-kids/school-counselor?authuser=0, the School-Based Military Family Life Counselors (Holloman ES and Holloman MS students only) or Military OneSource. Please contact the Holloman AFB School Liaison if you need assistance.
A: First, contact the Holloman School Liaison at 49WG.SL.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil. They will assist you as well as providing a warm hand-off to your new duty station. Second, contact your child’s school to request an unofficial copy of student records, to include a final report card or student transcript.
A: The NM PreK Program (for 4 year olds who will attend Kindergarten the following year) is available at several sites in Alamogordo, including 2 sites in Alamogordo Public Schools, one of which is located in Holloman Elementary. Other PreK programs are available for 3-5 year olds in the local community and through several private schools. Options for children with identified developmental delays may differ. For more information on PreK options, reach out to the Holloman School Liaison at 49WG.SL.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil.
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