By Beth Potter, USAG Schweinfurt School Liaison OfficerJune 26, 2013
SCHWEINFURT, Germany (June 26, 2013) -- A lot of Soldiers and families will move to U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr this summer. Students moving to Grafenwoehr, or parents of children that will be going to school there, may want to keep in the loop on some information that could 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 on his or her physical address.
Below is a list of common questions relating to changing schools. Those who need further guidance can visit the School Liaison Services page at www.schweinfurt.army.mil/info/education/schools.htm, call DSN 354-6057 or 09721-96-6057 or visit Ledward Barracks, 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 2013-2014 school year has been created and reviewed by the DSO. The contact information for each Grafenwoehr school is noted below. Elementary school students will need to have a physical address to determine where they will be attending elementary school.
• Grafenwoehr Elementary, DSN 475-7133 or 09641-83-7133, www.graf-es.eu.dodea.edu
• Netzaberg Elementary, DSN 472-9184 or 09645-917-9184, www.netz-es.eu.dodea.edu
• Netzaberg Middle, DSN 472-9229 or 09645-917-9229, www.netz-ms.eu.dodea.edu
• Vilseck Elementary, DSN 476-2812 or 09662-83-2812, www.vils-es.eu.dodea.edu
• Vilseck High, DSN 476-2255 or 09662-83-2255, www.vils-hs.eu.dodea.edu
• School Transportation Office, DSN 476-2643 or 09662-83-2643 or DSN 472-9254 or 09645-917-9254
Can I register in Schweinfurt for Grafenwoehr schools?
No, however the registration process has been explained in the handout, which can be found at www.schweinfurt.army.mil/info/documents/GrafRegRequirements.pdf.
What are the student/teacher ratios at Grafenwoehr schools? :
Current class sizes vary by grade. Generally, in grades kindergarten through third, the goal is 18 students to one teacher and 25 students to one teacher in fourth through fifth grade. The high school strives to maintain class sizes of 22 students. Because of the frequent transiency of the student population, these numbers could exceed these goals.
Will there be coordination between local S2S and JS2S programs provided?
Yes, the points of contact can be reached from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 09662-83-2255 or DSN 467-2255.
Will there be any advance planning for trips to receiving schools?
Not at this time.
Will there be mass school tours?
Yes. Vilseck High School will have its incoming student tours Aug. 23.
Will joint registration activities be held with the receiving counselors and administrators?
No. Registration packets for other schools in the Grafenwoehr area will be available through Schweinfurt School Liaison Services.
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 team's current team?
No. All schools follow DoDEA athletic policies. There is no guaranteed membership.