School Support Services
- Represent, inform and assist command
- Assist families with school issues by providing information, making referrals, educating families and offering personal support
- Interface, educate and coordinate with local school districts
- Forge Partnerships in Education to create links between the military and schools
- Support family transitions upon arrival to and departure from JBLM
- Partnership between Youth centers and School Support Services
- Youth can get involved in club at either Youth Center—Field or Main
- Incoming youth can submit application online here
- Current youth e-mail and collaborate with incoming youth to make transition more smooth
- Transition video can be viewed at: http://bcove.me/jcal5zlz
- PCSing video can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ7zdlHOabQ&feature=youtu.be
- Youth Sponsor Request Form
Proof of residency – contract for rental property or a utility bill with your name and address on it;
Child’s immunization records (current on shots); and name, address and phone number/fax number to last school attended; and a copy of orders assigning servicemember to Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2295 S. 12th St. & Bitar Avenue JBLM-Lewis Main
Call for information 253-967-7195, or Email: School Support Services
JBLM families, especially those new to the area, will find a valuable resource in the School Support Services. Whether you attend school on base or off, while you are here, the School Support Services will assist you with the following:
The school your child attends is based upon your home address. Children living at JBLM will attend Clover Park District schools. Off-base residents can register their child In school at their local school district. To register, parents must present:
Service Members should not assume that their children will be able to attend school on base.
Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to attend kindergarten. The child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required for enrollment. Children who will be 6 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to attend first grade. Immunization records and proof of age are required.
All military personnel are required to in/out-process through the School Support Services, which is part of Child, Youth and School Services. Any questions or concerns pertaining to the educational welfare of your child or children will be addressed at this time.
The Puget Sound Educational Service
serves many districts East, West, and North of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Follow this link for information about a specific district.
The Educational Service District 113
serves many districts South of Ft Lewis. Follow this link for information about a specific district.
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
For information about schools, districts, home-based instruction, early learning, special education, teacher certification, assessment, school report cards and demographics, and many more resources, click this link.
Special Education Ombudsman at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State.
Follow this link to go directly to the the ombudsman. Can provide support to parents, guardians and students with disabilities.
March2Success-This is a free program that helps students prepare for standardized tests.