Students are expected to attend school daily and be on time. The official school day for students begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:05 p.m., except on Wednesdays when the school day ends at 1:00 p.m. Students will be marked tardy if entering their classroom after 8:00 am.
Present means that the student is physically present in school, or in a scheduled class, for at least half the school day, or is on an authorized school activity.
Absent means that the student is not physically present in school, leaves before 11:00 am, or arrives after 11:00 a.m. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences. Students are either present or absent.
A student is tardy if arriving to school after 8:00 a.m. and before 11:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m., must report to the front office and obtain a tardy slip before being admitted back to class.
Chronic Absenteeism and Excessive Tardiness:
Students are considered chronically absent when they accumulate 15 absences. Students are considered excessively tardy when they accumulate 15 tardies. Students who are chronically absent or excessively tardy will be referred to the counselor and administrator for follow-up actions.
In the event your child is absent from school, please contact the school in one of the following ways:
Call the school's absentee line at (808) 627-7450 ext. 500. before 9:00 a.m. on the day of your child's absence. When reporting an absence please record your child’s full legal name, reason for absence, and date of absence.
Email the school via [email protected]
Seesaw Message your child's teacher regarding your child's absence.
When reporting an absence, please record your child’s full legal name, the reason for absence, and the date of absence.
Submit a letter to the school office or to your child's teacher regarding the absence. When reporting an absence please record your child’s full legal name, the reason for absence, and date of absence.
Extended Absences (e.g. Trips)
If your child will be absent from school for an extended amount of time (eg. family trip), please submit a letter to the principal stating your child's full legal name, the reason for absence, and dates of absence.
Homework requests will be taken on the second consecutive day of your child’s absence. Requests must be made before 9:00 a.m. and will be available for pick up in the front office between the hours of 2:05 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).
If your child will be absent for reasons other than illness, contact your child's teacher prior to absence to make the appropriate arrangements for picking up homework.