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School Policies

School Policies

 Attendance

Pearl Harbor Kai pays close attention to a student’s attendance. Students who are in school less than one-half of the school day are marked absent for the entire day.  For example, your child will be marked absent if he or she leaves campus prior to 11:00 am and does not return to school or if he/she comes to school after 11:00 am.  If your child is absent for 3 or more consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required upon return.

 

Family vacations are encouraged during our school breaks to minimize absence from class.  Please obtain administrators’ approval when emergency trips extend beyond one week when school is in session.  Your child’s grade may be affected.

 

Students who are chronically tardy or excessively absent will be referred to the administrators for follow up action with parents.  If the situation is not remedied, a referral to Family Court, State of Hawaii may be made.

 

Absences: Parents must notify the school by:

  • calling the office at 421-4245, ext. 222 by 8:30 AM on the day of the absence giving your child's name, room number, grade, and brief reason for the absence, AND
  • sending a note with the child when he or she returns to school
  • only those absences with a doctor’s note will be considered excused
 

Tardies: Students who arrive after 7:55 AM must report to the office for a tardy slip.

 

Classroom Interruptions

We need your help with minimizing classroom interruptions to allow for maximum time for student learning.  Please contact the office if you need to speak to the teacher or relay a message to your child.  Personal cell phones will be confiscated if used during school hours.  

 

We understand that birthdays are special occasions for all children.  You may arrange a small celebration with your child’s teacher for the late afternoon.  No balloons are allowed and healthy treats are encouraged.

 

Uninterrupted Reading and Mathematics

In an effort to maximize instruction in reading and mathematics, the school implements 90-minute uninterrupted blocks for these two content areas.

 

8:00 – 9:45 am

10:00 – 11:30 am (Pending Grade Level Schedule)

 

Early Release

If your child must be released during the school day, please call the office or send a note to the teacher including the time of dismissal.  Parents must sign their children out in the office.  An official pass will be issued and the student will be called down to the office.  For safety reasons, students are not permitted to leave school unescorted.  Please try to schedule appointments after lunch due to uninterrupted Reading and Math blocks in the morning.