SY 24-25 Student Re-registration Window Opened on April 10

The Student Re-registration window opened on April 10, 2024. Parents should complete a re-registration for each currently enrolled student as soon as possible. During re-registration, parents must indicate whether their student will be withdrawing or returning for the upcoming school year.

Get Involved / Partnerships

Parent Involvement

Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:

  • Join the school parent/teacher association (PTA) and participate in meetings and activities.
  • Have lunch at school with your child regularly.
  • Volunteer in your child's classroom.
  • Establish a daily study time at home (even when there's no homework).
  • Participate in the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) efforts at your child's school.
  • Keep informed of school events and activities by reading school newsletters and your child's classroom newsletter.
  • Communicate frequently with your child's teacher.
  • Prepare for and participate in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure your child has a well-balanced breakfast and comes to school with completed homework, lunch money and school supplies.


Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Visitors and Volunteers

This applies to:
All schools
Modification date
This policy is under review

For the protection of students and staff, all visitors must report to the school’s front office immediately upon arriving at the school. A visitor is any person (to include parents, sponsors, and legal guardians) not enrolled or assigned to the school requesting entry to the building.

Visitors must provide authorized identification to gain access to the DoDEA school. The visitor will be issued a visitor badge that must be displayed above the waist while on DoDEA school property. The school administrator has the final determination on visitors authorized to be at the school. While on DoDEA school property, visitors may go only to the approved area indicated as their destination when signing in at the school’s front office. Any change to the designated location must be approved by the school’s front office before the visitor can access a different location within the school. When leaving the school, visitors must sign out and return the visitor's badge to the school’s front office.

Classroom Observations

Parents are welcome to visit the school and classrooms to observe the school’s programs for brief periods of time that do not interfere with instruction. Approval by the school administrator is required for this type of visitation.

Related regulations

Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers are always needed and are a part of the total school program. They assist in the classrooms, office, special subject and resource rooms, and educational support areas. If a parent is volunteering in a classroom, we ask that you please make alternative arrangements for siblings. They are not allowed in the room during the instructional day. We encourage active participation by parents in their child's education and while, younger children are precious, they may be distracting to students in the classroom. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Check with you child's teacher for specific opportunities and to complete any necessary forms in addition to the ones below.

DoDEA Policy requires that prospective and current school volunteers shall be subject to a standardized application process that includes completion of an application form and standardized background checks. Volunteer applications are available in the school office or linked below. Please allow 5 business days for processing of all volunteer request forms. There are many volunteer opportunities for parents eager to get involved with their students education or for other interested community members.

Thank You for Volunteering!

Before you do, please fill out the required forms and turn them in to your local volunteer office.

Parent Teacher Organization / Parent Teacher Association

The PTO/PTA is a group of parents and teachers working for a better school environment by providing both financial and volunteer support for our school programs. The PTO/PTA are able to sponsor a variety of activities that may include book fairs, school pictures, monthly birthday celebrations for all children, the sale of school t-shirts or many other events. The PTO/PTA consists of the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, there are several committee coordinator positions such as volunteer, spirit week, membership and box tops. If you are interested in volunteering, serving on the executive board, or being a committee coordinator, please contact the PTO/PTA.

PTO/PTA Objectives

The PTO/PTA is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian organization. It cooperates with the school to support the improvement of education in ways that will not interfere with the education of students or the mission of the school and does not seek to control school policies. Specific objectives include:

  • Providing a medium for exchange of information among parents, teachers, and other interested groups.
  • Encouraging and developing programs and activities, which serve to enhance the quality of student education.
  • Identifying and promoting opportunities for students to secure the highest advantage in their academic, physical, and social growth.
  • Encouraging and maintaining a working dialogue between members, the local educational school system, the local government, and the community at-large on matters affecting the general welfare and education of students.

Membership is open to all parents and legal guardians of students attending the school as well as school staff. Contact the school for membership information.

School Advisory Committees

This applies to:
Modification date
This policy is under review

DoDEA school administrators, in partnership with sponsors/family members, students, and military leaders, promote communication through the establishment of advisory committees to address issues (school initiatives, procedures and policies) locally. This is a system-wide way for parents to get involved in their child’s local school. Consult your child’s school to learn more about school advisory committees.

DoDEA Europe Advisory Councils

Parents, teachers, students, administrators, and military commanders share the responsibility to support the schools through advisory councils and boards. Participation in advisory councils and boards enhances and improves educational programs and services, as well as the overall quality of life shared by all Department of Defense (DoD) American overseas communities.

Dependents Education Council (DEC)

The DEC is an information sharing body hosted by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, that meets twice a year.  Members include the Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), and General and Flag officers representing the commanders of unified combatant commands, major service commands, military services, military departments and heads of applicable Intelligence Agencies. The DoDEA Director serves as the Executive Secretary.

European Schools Council (ESC)

The ESC is composed of European Command (EUCOM) Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy representatives. ESC work with subordinate command representatives to develop programs for improving dependents' education and recommend helpful initiatives to the DoDEA Director. The ESC chairperson also represents the European Command on the ACDE.

District Advisory Council (DAC)

The DAC advises the district superintendent on matters of interest to the district.

School Advisory Committee (SAC)

The School Advisory Committee (SAC) and School Advisory Board (SAB) are organizations that fosters participation in school affairs by members of the school and military communities and provides a coordinated process to address and resolve issues at the lowest practical level. SAC members advise the school principal on school matters, deal with issues brought to their attention by the school community, and establishes goals and objectives for the academic year.

SAC meetings are held at least four times a year and notices are sent to parents prior to each meeting. These meetings are public meetings, though they are not meetings of the public. Parents and staff members are encouraged to attend SAC meetings to learn more about school programs and issues, and are invited to submit items to SAC members to be placed on the meeting agendas. The function of the SAC is to make recommendations and advise the principal on:

  1. school policies, student activities, and administrative procedures
  2. instructional programs and educational resources within the school
  3. allocation of resources within the school to achieve educational goals
  4. administrative and logistical support services provided by the installation commander and applicable service commands
  5. policies and standards of the installation command and military services related to the above.

Neither the SAC nor the SAB addresses matters pertaining to personnel policies or practices, compensation of school staff, grievances or school employees, or internal management of DoDEA or their programs. If you have any questions or concerns about the school's curriculum or environment, give one of the SAC representatives a call (a list of current representatives is available in the office) or attend one of the SAC meetings.

When do we meet

SAC meets once every quarter on the 3rd Wednesday of the 2nd month in the quarter. These meetings are open to parents, staff, and students, who are encouraged to attend and learn more about school programs and issues. Agenda topics or other matters relevant to SAC may be emailed to


We are looking for representatives to join the KHS SAC.


  • Parent of a child who attends KHS
  • Full-time Professional Employee of KHS
  • Student at KHS elected by peers
  • Able to meet 4 times a year
  • Serve for 2 school years


We are looking for representatives to join the KHS SAC.


  • Parent of a child who attends KHS
  • Full-time Professional Employee of KHS
  • Student at KHS elected by peers
  • Able to meet 4 times a year
  • Serve for 2 school years


Please contact: Mr. Williams, SAC Election Committee Chairperson


Please use the google form at this link to express interest.

Visitor Guidelines

This applies to:
Kaiserslautern HS
Modification date
This policy is under review

For safety reasons, all visitors and volunteers must report to the school front office immediately upon entering the school. A visitor/volunteer is someone who is not a school employee or student and enters the school during operating hours. Anyone sponsoring a guest to attend school with a student must obtain a permission-to-visit-KHS form (available in the Main Office), fill in all requested information, gather all required signatures, and turn the completed form into the Main Office one week prior to the visit. On the day of the visit, the KHS student will check the visiting student in at the Main Office with a completed copy of the form. Visitors may go only to the area they indicated as their destination when signing in at the front office. All visitors will receive an appropriate visitor’s badge that is to be displayed conspicuously at all times while on school grounds. Any change to the designated location must be cleared through the front office before visiting a different location. Upon finishing their visit, visitors must check out at the office. Parents are welcome to visit the school and classrooms to observe our programs in action. Parents interested in visiting a classroom have to inform the teacher and front office before the visit, an appointment before the visit is preferred. KHS Alumni are allowed to visit during lunch hours or after 1500. A visitor or volunteer should never be left alone with students unless proper background clearances have been obtained. Please consult your school administrator to begin this process. It is school policy to deny graduated Kaiserslautern High School students access during the school day for the purpose of visiting teachers or current students.

Student Guests

Students occasionally request to have guests accompany them to classes for all or part of a school day. This must be approved in advance. A form is available in the Main Office for the student and parent to make such a request. Requests for stateside and local national visitors 11 to 19 years old will be considered for approval. We require that Administration be notified 3 days ahead if a student plans to visit.

Related regulations

Booster Club

Booster Club is a non-profit organization which is the primary supporter of Raider sports. Its primary mission is to support ALL students participating in the RAIDER sports program through fundraising, concessions and manpower. This organization welcomes all parents to be a part of the RAIDER family.

Booster Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the RAIDER Gym @ 6p.m.

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

PTSO is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTSO is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

PTSO meets on the second Tuesday of each month @ 5pm.


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