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Military Families

LaCoste Elementary welcomes our military families! 


We aim to provide support to help ease the challenges military families face due to deployment and relocation.  Our Campus-Based Military Liaison serves as the primary point of contact for military-connected students and their families throughout the enrollment and exit process.  Part of the duties of the campus liaison is to aid in identifying military-connected students in the enrollment process with PEIMS ensuring the “military identifier” is coded, serve as the POC between the campus and military-connected students and families; determine appropriate campus services available to military-connected students and assist in coordinating campus programs relevant to military-connected students. 


LaCoste Elementary 

Campus-Based Military Liaison - Mrs. Cara Rakowitz

830-931-2243 X3004 *  [email protected]

Introduction to our registration process
Step one is to start the registration process!  You can view the process by clicking HERE.  Once your child has completely registered, then your child will be ready to start at LCE! On their first day of school, our student Anchored4Life Team will greet them in the office and provide a welcome kit to them.  Parents/Guardians will be given a LCE Welcome Brochure and are welcome to join your child on a quick tour of the campus, provided you check-in with your drivers licenses.  The LCE Welcome Brochure can also be viewed here.  Students will meet their Anchored4Life Crew Members in the classroom.  The Crew Members will help your child with class routines and school procedures.  They also will invite your child to eat at lunch and play at recess to help with their transition.  If you have any questions, you can contact our PEIMS Specialist, Mrs. Shana DeLaGarza at 830-931-2243 x3017 or [email protected]
We know the challenges and sacrifices that come with moving to a new location, so we are excited to begin a new mentoring program partnering with the MVHS JROTC cadets. The MVHS mentors are paired up with referred LCE students with the goal being to establish rapport, build connections, and help by being a positive role model to the student. Many of the mentors have had similar experiences since they have parents in the military too. This program is for active duty military families only with children that may be struggling with the transition. Please reach out to Mrs. Rakowitz to learn more and if this program would be a good fit for your child.



Meet our Team Members: Olivia R., Addison H., Edward, Addison V., Olivia K., Natalia, Emily and Brice

Sponsors: Mrs. Rakowitz and Mrs. Frank


Ancchored4Life is a military funded peer-to-peer club focused on change and resiliency.  Our student team provide monthly activities to peers, new student tours, create character development quotes, and initiate a yearly service project. 


Our team has kits to support our students and families for deployment, reunification, welcome (new students), and departure.  We also have divorce and grief kits our sponsors can give out with parental consent.  Please reach out to Mrs. Rakowitz or Mrs. Frank to inquire. 

Joint Base San Antonio - School Liaison Office

Joint Base San Antonio School Liaison Office (SLO) helps parents ease the transition of the mobile military lifestyle and can assist prior to your PCS, upon arrival, while at your installation, and when you prepare to depart for your next duty station.  They specialize in serving military families with K-12 school-age children and are able to provide information about the local school systems and community.


The SLO will support parents and school districts with the Interstate Compact for the Education of Military Students interpretation, information on schools and boundaries, Home School, Deployment Support, provide School and Community Outreach partnerships.  These military dependent education professionals serve as a link between military families and all surrounding school districts ensuring maximum educational opportunities for academic success.


JBSA - Lackland: Ms. Dianna Fryer [email protected] 210-671-8388 

Watch D.O.G.S and M.O.M.S.
Interested in making a positive impact on campus and being a role model to not only your own children, but all our students?  Become a Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) or M.O.M.S. (Mom of Marvelous Students)!  We invite parents that have completed a background check, undergone district training, and are signed up to spend a day on campus visiting classrooms, students, and provide an extra set of eyes/ears to enhance school security.  Watch D.O.G.S and M.O.M.S. are able to visit their own child's classroom and eat lunch with them too!  Contact [email protected] to learn how to get involved!
April - Month of the Military Child