The school year in the Pacific begins again Aug. 29. Enrollment in Department of Defense Dependent Schools is allowed throughout the school year but parents must provide the following documentation to get their kids registered:

PSC orders.Copy of passport or birth certificate for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students to prove age.Social Security number.Mailing and quarters address.Local emergency contact person.Transcripts.Immunization/Vaccination record.And if the student is not listed on the sponsor’s orders, one of these must be submitted: dependent entry approval, dependent area clearance or a command letter.Students will not be admitted without the proper immunization. Meningococcal and tetanus-diphteria-acellular pertusis vaccinations are required.

There are also age requirements. Students must be 4 years old by Oct. 31 to enroll in pre-kindergarten, 5 years old for kindergarten, and 6 years old for first grade.

More information can be found on the DoDDS Eligibility/Enrollment page at For contact information for individual schools in the Pacific, see the site’s District and School Contact Information page.

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