Welcome Military Families

  • Hillsborough County Public Schools is honored to serve you and your family during your time at MacDill Air Force.

School & HCPS Resources

  • Military Point of Contact - Principal Cassie Smallen
    cassandra.smallen@hcps.net 


    School Registration – Information on documents required for school enrollment can be found by visiting:  Enrollment, Withdrawals and Re-entry / Overview>>

    Anchored4Life develops leadership skills, enhances life skills, builds confidence, reinforces team building, and offers support by: Building positive connections. Increasing self-esteem and positive self-worth. Anchored4Life provides students peer support to assist their transition into our school.

    Exceptional Student Education - Families can contact Renee Bostwick at Renee.bostwick@hcps.net with questions regarding Exceptional Student Education.  

    If you are transitioning to the area and have questions about services in Hillsborough County Public Schools contact the Choice Information Line at 813-272-4692 and identify yourself as a transitioning military family to connect with the Exceptional Student Education Department.  


    Mental Health Resources
    There are many challenges military students face due to their unique situation, such as having a parent deployed for extended periods of time, changing schools, and leaving friends.  Your child’s School Student Services staff, i.e. School Counselor, School Psychologist and/or School Social Worker can provide support and share resources to assist during these challenging times. Families can also visit the HCPS Mental Health Matters site for additional resources.

    Contact Venetia Waters, MAFB’s School Liaison Officer to connect your child or a family member to a Military Family Life Counselor.
    (813) 828-0146 or venetia.waters@us.af.mil


    The Student Progression Plan provides families with academic information at the elementary, middle and high school level.  

Military Recognition Events

  • September - 9/11 - Heroes' Day Recognition
    November  - Veterans Week Activities
    April - Month of the Military Child 
  • Stay tuned for updates about upcoming events at Chiaramonte Elementary to help us celebrate our military families! Currently we have scheduled the following:

    Veteran's Day Celebration-Thursday, 11/9/2023

    Military Student Breakfast- April 2024

    Military Family Month-May 2024

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