Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child's education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To view the HIDOE's policy, click on the link below:
When a student is absent, the parent or guardian should call the school office from 8:30 - 9:30a (808-305-1800) and state the reason for the absence. If a call cannot be made, the parent/guardian must send a note within two (2) days stating the date and reason for absence with the child upon his/her return to school. The child shall submit the note to his/her homeroom teacher or to the office.
With certain exceptions, all children between the ages of 6 and 18 years must attend a public or private school. A child attending public schools must attend the school serving the area of the child's residence, unless granted a geographical exception. Approval of these geographical exceptions is at the discretion of the accepting school and the Department of Education. To obtain a geographical exception, parents must submit a form to the school they wish to attend by the appropriate deadline.
It’s crucial that changes in address, phone numbers, marital status, and employment are reported to the school office so that the master school database reflects correct information. Please call (808) 624-9500 with corrected information as needed.
Grade Reporting Procedures
The academic progress of each student is reported four times a year; approximately two weeks after each quarter ends through the report card. Progress reports are distributed to parents during the middle of each quarter.
Report cards are taken home by the student for the four reporting periods.
Parents should call the school and contact their child's counselor if they fail to receive a report card. If they wish to schedule a conference to discuss their child's progress, parents should call and leave a message for the child's teacher(s).
The Hawaii School Attendance Law requires all students to meet the following before they attend any school in the state for the first time. A tuberculosis clearance (written proof of a negative skin test: Mantoux/PPD or chest x-ray completed within one-year of school entry), and an up-to-date immunization record which includes protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, and chicken pox. If some or all of these are not available upon entry, an appointment slip issued from the physician's office may be accepted as temporary indication of the family's good faith effort to comply with this requirement.
Important: By the first day of school, all new students to any public or private school in the State of Hawaii must have: A) tuberculosis )TB) clearance; B) a completed Student Health record (Form 14) including a physical examination and all required immunizations OR a signed statement or appointment card from your child's doctor.
Download School Health Requirements Brochure at http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/school-health-requirements/ or click on the English version in the right field of this page.
If your child is absent for two (2) or more days, you may call the school and request assignments and books. However, you must allow the teachers 24-hours to assign the homework and have it in the office for you. Once you have requested homework, please be sure to pick it up.
Hawaii Department of Education Highly Qualified Teacher
As a parent of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have a right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. See attached letter explaining your right to know this information.