During 1996-97, the SCBM (School/Community-Based Management) Council explored the idea of Pearl Harbor Kai students wearing uniforms. After parent and student surveys, extensive discussion, and data collection, the school community decided that the wearing of school uniforms would provide appropriate dress and foster an enhanced learning environment for all. Beginning in the 1998-99 school year, the wearing of uniforms was mandatory for students in grade Kindergarten through grade 6. Parents often cite the wearing of uniforms as one reason they want their children to attend Pearl Harbor Kai.
In 2013, the staff, students and the SCC (School Community Council) revisited our uniform policy. We still believe that a uniform policy and dress code is a positive contributing factor to helping students focus on their learning. It fosters student achievement, school discipline, and perpetuates safety. The importance of having a uniform policy and dress code will support the success of all students academically, emotionally and socially. In order for PHKai to continue to be a safe place for learning, all students are expected to come to school following our uniform policy. This policy applies at all times on campus, on field trips, and other school sponsored activities (unless otherwise permitted by school or teacher).
School will issue the initial Student ID, however, a replacement will cost $3.00.
*Exceptions will be made for those with medical needs verified in writing by a physician.
Students must wear their uniforms daily. School spirit or special days will be announced in advance. (Appropriate clothing must be worn.) Please check the school bulletin/flyers/website for information.
Some uniform examples:
Parents wishing to exempt their child from the uniform policy may request to opt-out. Parents should meet with the Principal or Vice Principal to discuss the uniform policy and nature of the objection. The discussion will also include the acceptable student attire. Exemptions are valid for the current school year, and must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.