School Liaison Officer (SLO)

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President John F. Kennedy Child Development Center

1376 Bushnell St. (near NUWC)
Phone: 401-841-7126

Email: pamela.martin@navy.mil
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Do you have school-aged children? Then the school liaison officer is looking for you.

The NS Newport installation school liaison officer serves as the installation subject-matter expert for youth education, transition, K-12 school years and deployment issues. The officer’s role includes seven core duties, which include communication (installation, community and school), school transition services, special education system navigation, deployment support, partnerships in education, home school linkage and support, and postsecondary presentation.

If you are a military family with school-age children, moving can be complicated by the unknown factors related to the schools in the area of your new duty station. In order to prepare for a smooth transition, it is essential that you plan ahead and gather the necessary information about the schools your children will be attending during the next academic year before you arrive at your new home.

At NS Newport, Pamela Martin, the school liaison officer, is available to help you navigate the local educational system while undergoing a PCS move. She can also help you prepare for your next move by putting you in contact with the school liaison officer at your new duty station.

Registration information for Newport County schools follows.

Newport Public Schools

Go to www.npsri.net/domain/64 to book an appointment and access the registration forms. For elementary school registration (grades K-4), call 401-847-2100, ext. 279. For middle school registration (grades 5-8), call the Thompson Middle School Guidance Department at 401-847-1493. For high school registration (grades 9-12), call the Rogers High School Guidance Department at 401-847-6235.

Middletown Public Schools

Go to www.mpsri.net/page.cfm?p=983 to access registration forms and procedures. Registration is by appointment only. For K-12, call 401-849-2122, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Portsmouth Public Schools

Go to www.portsmouthschoolsri.org or call 401-683-1039 for registration information.

Jamestown Public Schools

Registration is a two-step process. Step 1 may be done in advance online. Go to https://jsd-ri.schoolloop.com for instructions.

Tiverton Public Schools

Registration is by appointment only. Call 401-624-8475, option 5 to schedule an appointment. Go to www.tivertonschools.org to download the registration forms. Select the Central Administration tab and then click on Student Registration in the drop-down menu.

Little Compton Public Schools

Call 401-635-2351 or stop by Monday through Friday at 28 Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837. Registration packets are also available online at www.lcsd.k12.ri.us/domain/42.


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