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Military Families

Welcome Military Families to Richland Elementary School!

 We are very excited to have you and your family at RES. We are here to support you and your child in enrolling. Supporting Military Families is important to our school for many reasons but most importantly, for our military students.  Personally, I have seen the impact that deployments can have on a loved one and the importance of community support.  I am aware of the military community here in Rankin County, and would love to be a resource for your family.  

Thank you, 
Ms. Whiteted
First Grade Teacher / Veteran

First page of the PDF file: MilitaryDocforWebsite

School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer serves as the primary link between schools, commanders and military parents in K-12 academic matters. The job of the SLO is to inform and connect military families to the resources and information needed to maximize educational opportunities for their children. School liaisons provide assistance as needed in school enrollment and in-/out-processing and educate parents on how to be the best advocates for their children. School liaisons inform local school officials of base programs, policies and activities. They prepare news releases and write articles for installation newspapers to help educate the base population regarding available resources and school programs and policies. They work with the installation’s public affairs office and with other MWR venues to plan and coordinate installation tours and other engagements for school administrators, teachers and students. For support with school-related issues, please call 601- 992-0924. 

 

RESOURCES FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Organization Name

 

Description

 

Army Reserve Family Programs

Army Reserve Family Programs

Armed Services YMCA

Armed Services YMCA

Blue Star Families

Support. Connect. Empower.  For Military Families by Military Families

Build a Sign

Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home.  You only pay for shipping.

Care.com

Find care and services for your children, adults, pets, and your home

The Comfort Crew for Military Kids

Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Resources and articles for military families

Educator Guide:  Military Child During Deployment

Educators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment.

Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment

Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.

Fisher House Foundation

Housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease

American Gold Star Mothers Inc.

An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country

Gold Star Wives of America Inc.

Support for widows/ widowers of service members who died on active duty

inTransition

Supports service members and their families maintain continuity of care

The American Legion

Nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth

Love and Logic

Parenting-Raising responsible children

Screening for Mental Health

Resource for mental health tools

Military's Interstate Children's Compact Commission

Includes the Interstate Compact

Military Child Education Coalition

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)--Resources for military families

National Military Family Association

Provides free camps for children in military families.

Military HomeFront

A webpage for military families about available DoD programs

Military Impacted Schools Association

Serves school districts with a high concentration of military children

Military Kids Connect

DoD website for kids impacted by deployment

Military One Source

Free books, DVDs, resources handouts, etc.

Military Officers Association of America

Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military

National Resource Directory

Connecting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families with Support

Operation Homefront

Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors.

Operation Military Kids

Support for children and youth impacted by deployment

Operation We are Here

Resources for Military Families

Our Military Kids

Grants for the children of National Guard / Military Reserve who are currently deployed

School Quest 

Tool to help with the transition from school to school

American Red Cross

Emergency aid and support for military families

Sesame Street for Military Families

Toolkit celebrates families' strength and resilience in next step of their adventure

Sitter City Military Program

Child Care Programs for Military Families

Student On Line Achievement Resources

Resources to help parents with their children's education

(Includes online tutoring)

Surviving Deployment

Information and resources for military families

National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Tutor.com

Online tutoring and homework help

United Through Reading

Parent records reading a book online via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child

USO Pathfinder

Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends.

The Trevor Romain Company

DVD's and curriculum for military families