School Support Services

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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:

  1. Represent, inform and assist command
  2. Assist families with school issues by providing information, making referrals, educating families and offering personal support
  3. Interface, educate and coordinate with local school districts
  4. Forge Partnerships in Education to create links between the military and schools
  5. Support family transitions upon arrival to and departure from JBLM

Youth Sponsorship

  1. Partnership between Youth centers and School Support Services
  2. Youth can get involved in club at either Youth Center—Field or Main
  3. Incoming youth can submit application online here
  4. Current youth e-mail and collaborate with incoming youth to make transition more smooth
  5. Transition video can be viewed at:
  6. PCSing video can be viewed at:
  7. Youth Sponsor Request Form
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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:

  1. Proof of residency – contract for rental property or a utility bill with your name and address on it;

  2. 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.

Service Members should not assume that their children will be able to attend school on base.

Starting School

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.


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Helpful Links

The Puget Sound Educational Service
District 121

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.

Additional Local K-12 Information

Schools served by PSESD 121

Clover Park
Federal Way
University Place

Schools served by ESD 113

North Thurston

Other Resources:

School Support Services FAQs
Joint Base Lewis McChord EFMP Website

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

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Links to Resources

Military OneSource
Army OneSource
Military HomeFront
DoDDEA Educational Partnership Branch
Military Child Education Coalition
Military Impacted Schools Association
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command
School Matters
Home Schooling Legal Defense Association
2014–2015 Scholarship Opportunities

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Student Transition Services Video

SAT & ACT Prep Materials

Military Families are eligible to receive SAT and ACT test prep programs for just the cost of materials and shipping. Retailing at $200, the PowerPrep Programs include more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3,000 files of test prep materials, sample questions and practice tests and is made possible by eKnowledge. Active duty Service Members, retirees, veterans, DoD employees and their Families are eligible. For more information, visit or call
951-256-4076 . No federal endorsement implied.

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School Support Services
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School Support Services

Bldg. 2140, Waller Hall
JBLM Lewis Main
Email: School Support Services