School Liaison Office
Bldg 503B Pershing Rd, Room 224
El Paso, TX 79916
Hours of Operation:7:30am-4:30pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
WELCOME TO THE School LIAISON Services
What can the School Liaison Office (SLO) do for you?
Coordinate and assist school-age and youth of military parents with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success.
Work in partnership with local schools to provide caring adults to enhance the education experience
- Formalize the Army School Liaison Program
- Promote parent involvement by Army parents of school-age children in their students’ education
- Provide Army parents of school-age children the tools they need to overcome obstacles to education that stem from the military lifestyle
- Promote and educate local communities and schools on the needs of military children
“Parents and families are the first and most important teachers. If families teach a love of learning, it can make all the difference in the world to the children.”
HOW CAN THE SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE HELP ME
- Assists parents in locating points of contact in the schools and makes referrals as appropriate
- Maintains resource materials to assist parents in understanding the policies and procedures of the El Paso school system
- Maintains resource materials to assist parents in understand the policies and procedures of the El Paso school system
LEAVING FORT BLISS
Soldiers with children ages infant through 18 will out process through CYSS and SLO for an explanation of services that will help ease the transition, transfer CYSS records, and school information. All Soldiers with school age children must complete a withdrawal form, have it signed by the school and present to CYSS/SLO when clearing. Click here to access form. Click here for Transition Tips
NEW TO FORT BLISS
All Soldiers with children, ages infant through 18 will in process CYSS/SLO for information on services and resources to ease the transition.
Impact Aid forms are normally sent home with your child in Sep/Oct of each school year. Impact Aid helps fund construction, remodeling and other efforts to accommodate federally connected students. For the Garrison Commander’s letter encouraging participation in Impact Aid click here.
Parent Student Handbook
The regulations and procedures enclosed were revised for the 2012/13 school year. You will find information on each district, enrollment requirements, immunizations, STAAR, private/parochial/charter schools and so much more. Click here for the Parent Student Handbook
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
- For EPISDs Administrative Guidelines on the Military Interstate Compact click here
- Click here for brochure
- Click here for a one pager on what parents, families and guardians should know
- Click herefor a one pager on what schools and administrators should know
- Click here for a two pager on what parents, schools and administrators should know
Partners in Education Program
Fort Bliss is pleased to announce the partnership between more than 70 units and schools in El Paso, TX and Gadsden, NM. Last year, more than 20,000 volunteer hours were dedicated to mentoring, tutoring, participation in special events, JROTC sponsorship and so much more. Click here for a copy of the PIE Handbook
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services and the Ascarate Fishing Club will conduct a free fishing tournament for youth ages 3-16 Saturday, May 25 at Ascarate Lake.
The tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the east pavilion of the lake and conclude at noon. On-site registration will run from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Bliss CYSS tent, and will include a free T-shirt while supplies last. All registered youth will be treated to free hot dogs, chips and drinks following the tournament. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories.
The lake will be stocked with 2,400 native fish prior to the event. Bait and 350 rods and reels will be on hand to borrow from the club with a photo ID card as collateral. The tournament will be open to the entire El Paso youth community. Because this is an educational venture with the Ascarate Fishing Club, a "catch and release" policy will be enforced with tournament participants.
An adult may assist a child with bringing in a fish, but may not fish for the child. Adults age 17 and older must have a Texas fishing license to fish in the lake. Texas fishing licenses may be purchased at several local sporting goods stores, including Academy, Big 5 and others.
The tournament is sponsored by the County of El Paso, Price's Dairy, Kohl's Academy Sports and Outdoors, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
While the tournament is free, all guests must pay the $1 per car Ascarate Park admission fee to enter the park. Only cash is accepted. Ascarate Park is located at 6900 Delta Drive in El Paso.
For more information, call (915) 755-0983 or (915) 751-3891.
Missoula Children's Theater will partner with Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services for the seventh time this summer. From June 24-29, children will have the chance to audition for, rehearse, and perform in a production of "Pinocchio.”
Children will audition June 24, rehearse for five days under the direction of two Missoula coaches, and then perform for the community June 29. Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. MCT provides a unique opportunity to learn the lessons of group dynamics while excelling as an individual a lesson from art that carries into life.
The production is open to rising first-graders through age 18. Audition times and locations will be announced soon. To learn more, call 497-0687.
The YouthPlex will host Middle School and Teen Program summer day camps June 10-August 23. Camp subjects cover everything from sewing, graphic design and scrapbooking to fine arts, nature days and sports camps. View the schedule online at blissmwr.com/mst. Camps run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday at the YouthPlex, 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required and is currently under way. View the schedule here. For more information, call 568-5437.
Don't spend another summer at home, glued to the television and bored out of your mind ... spend the summer at the Milam Youth Activity Center instead, and dont' miss a ton of fun summer day camps just for military youth ages 12-18!
Registration is open now for weekly summer day camps, which include Amanda's Adventure Camp, Water World, Independence Camp and the Hunger Games. With fun options like these, the odds are ever in your favor.
Camps run from 8 a.m. to noon each weekday at the Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road on East Fort Bliss. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required and is currently under way. View the schedule here. For more information, call 744-2449.