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Early Release Procedure

Attendance Phone Calls

To improve the safety of our students, we have implemented an automated attendance phone service called School Messenger. This service will call you automatically if your child does not report to his/her Exploratory Wheel (homeroom) class which starts at 7:50 AM. 
 
Exploratory Wheel (homeroom) ends at 8:40 AM on Mondays and Tuesdays; 8:30 AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and at 8:20 AM on Fridays. Therefore, if your child is tardy and misses homeroom and you have not notified us of their absence before school starts, you will get an automated phone call.
 
If you know your child will be absent, please be sure to notify the attendance office by calling 687-9500, option 1, by 8:30 AM that morning.

Drop-off & Pick-up

Please pick-up and drop-off your child at the designated drop-off/pick-up area located in front of the outdoor amphitheater (see map). For safety reasons, do not drop-off or pick-up students in the administration/staff parking lot. The only times students should be dropped-off or picked-up near the front office area is between 7:45 AM and 2:45 PM, or after 1:45 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please pull-up to the front office sidewalk for drop-off or pick-up during these times.
 
Thank you for obeying these procedures and helping to keep safety as our top priority.

Early Release Procedure

Students who need to leave campus during the day must bring a note from their parent/guardian to the office before 7:45 AM.
 
If you would like to call to request an early release, please call the main office at 687-9500 at least one (1) hour prior to pick up time. This will allow us sufficient time to make the proper arrangements.

Highly Qualified Teacher Notification 

As a parent/guardian of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and educational assistances(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).
 
1. Whether the teacher has met licensing criteria and has earned the designation of Highly Qualified for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she teaches. Core academic subjects include:
  • English/language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Civics and Government
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
3. The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and,
4. Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications
 
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact our school office at 687-9500.