School Liaison

The School Liaison serves as the communications link between military families with school-aged children, the command, and local DODEA School, W.T. Sampson. As the “point person” for educational issues, the School Liaison is here to assist military families in addressing school-related issues.

Whether you are active duty, a reservist, or part of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay component civilian workforce, the School Liaison is here to ensure that your child has access to the full range of services available in the community. In addition to providing information about the school, the School Liaison also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, independent study, dual credit, or online programs.

Information and Links:

Guantanamo Bay has one Pre-K (Sure Start-more info here) to 12th unit school. W.T. Sampson is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  The link to the W.T. Sampson can be found here.  Necessary documents for school registration is on their website.  If you need more information regarding a specific issue, please do not hesitate to contact your School Liaison for assistance.

Local School Relocation
W. T. Sampson ES/HS  Phone Number: 757-458-3500

Free and Reduce Lunch Program: (FARM)

NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay encourages families to sign up for the Navy FARM entitlement for free or reduced lunch meals. Information regarding FARM and the application can be found here.

To qualify for free or reduced-price meals for your child, you must complete an application and return to the NEX business office or the School Liaison Officer at Guantanamo Bay. Be sure to complete the entire application. Along with your application, you must provide a recent copy of a leave and earnings statement (LES) and paystubs for the household. We are unable to approve incomplete applications.  For more information click here

All homeschoolers must register with the School Liaison per base regulations.  The School Liaison is the main point of contact for the homeschool community onboard NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay.

Local Base Relocation
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

Other Helpful Online Resources
Navy Child and Youth Programs
Military Child Care
Military Installations

Transitioning Information

DoDEA, to the extent permitted by law, is committed to ensuring that its school policies and procedures mirror those in the Interstate Compacts’ guidelines and related rules.
Interstate Compact for Military Children
Military One Source
Department of Defense Education Agency
Military Kids Connect

Transitioning Assistance
Relocation Assistance
My Navy Portal

Military One Source

Special Needs 
EFMP Coordinator     757-458-4141
School Psychologist   757-458-2207/2684

Special Ed Connections
Exceptional Family Member Program
Department of Defense EFMP Policy

Post Secondary Preparation
College Scholarship Info
Government Benefits
Student Aid

Student Resources
Free Tutoring
Test Prep
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)

Youth Sponsorship Information
A family of youth in grades 3rd to 12th can request an ambassador mentor for their child by filling out the Youth Sponsorship Request form.  The form is located in the Downloads section.

Student 2 Student                   757-458-3500
Teen Coordinator                    757-458-2096
School-Age Care Director       757-458-4092
S2S Sponsor                            757-458-3500
Chapel Youth                          757-458-2323

Child and Youth Programs In/Out-processing

Pre- Who to contact before you PCS?  Call your local School Liaison! And be sure to put yourself on the waitlist of your next duty location at:

During- The program will call you to setup your orientation before you start care. 

Post- Parents that request a withdrawal form from the Child Development Center (CDC) or School Age Care (SAC) 30 days in advance receive discount. The minimum requirement for a withdrawal notice is 2 weeks.   

Installation Partners

Fleet & Family Support Center          757-458-4141
MWR Administration                         757-458-4123
CYP Administration                           757-458-2005
Child Development Center                 757-458-3664
School Age Care                                 757-458-4092
Teen Center                                        757-458-2096
Chapel Youth                                      757-458-2323

Samuel Smith
School Liaison
Child and Youth Programs
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay
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