Military Families

Welcome to Oak Harbor, proud home of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

As a new family, you will join the largest naval installation in the Pacific Northwest. Oak Harbor Public Schools take great pride in educating the children of our parents in the armed forces. In fact, 35% of our students come from active military families and we understand what it takes to help military children be successful in the classroom. 

We are the area's largest school district, with a full range of academics, arts and athletics programs. By partnering with our community leaders, we provide the resources children need during all stages of transition and deployment. 

Superintendent's welcome

Successful transitions for new students

Here in Oak Harbor, we work very hard to help new students make the transition stress free. We encourage you to contact your school in advance to arrange a tour, and  discuss any transition concerns your family may have with staff. Our students are very happy to show newcomers around, so ask about our welcome programs.

Navy partners in schools

Our schools are enriched by the ongoing work of our Navy volunteers who donate countless hours of service to support our students and schools. From tutoring, to classroom projects and grounds beautification, their involvement demonstrates the importance of  community service. 

A report published by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.

Interstate Compact for Military Children-OSPI


    image of Brenda Kovach, School Liaison Officer
    School Liaison Officer
    Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
    Ms. Kovach is the NAS Whidbey Island School Liaison Officer serving military families with students. She connects families with educational opportunities and provides information about school laws, policies and procedures. She can also assists with:
    •Moving to a new school
    •Support during deployment 
    •Special Education and 504 process
    •Support for special needs children 
    •Student help w/post-secondary plans
     For more information check here 
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