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. 


    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. 

      
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Contact

  • School Liaison Officer Robert Chance
     
    School Liaison Officer
    Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
    360.257.6863
     
    Mr. Chance is the NAS Whidbey Island School Liaison Officer serving military families with students. He connects families with educational opportunities and provides information about school laws, policies and procedures. He can also assist 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, click here.
     
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