Helpful Hints for School Personnel
Set up a Military Kids group for students to discuss joys/concerns of being a Military kid. Even if the student doesn't want to join, let them know you are there to talk to.
If student does not have internet at home, set up a Skype and/or email account, and let the student Skype/email their deployed loved one from school
Keep in contact with the student's teacher.
Know the Cycle of Deployment
Pre-deployment, Deployment, and Post deployment. Each are very different and families are on an emotional roller coaster with each phase.
Oldest siblings will try to "shoulder" things for the family when parent is deployed. They need extra TLC and someone to talk to.