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Parent Handbook

School Information

Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School
1 C Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Phone (808) 421-4245
Fax (808) 421-4248

School Hours & Schedule

7:55 AM - 2:10 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55 AM - 1:15 PM Wednesday
(Note: There is no campus supervision of students before 7:30 AM.)

Students (grades 1-6) report August 6, 2018; Grade K - check your "orientation schedule."
Winter recess starts December 21, 2018; Students report January 8, 2019; Student's last day May 31, 2019.

Bus Transportation & Student Safety

Bus transportation is provided to all students living at least a mile from school and within the school boundaries.  Bus applications can be obtained from the school.  One application is needed for each student.  Bus applications are turned back to the school for approval, which may take up to 5 working days.  A temporary pass will be issued upon approval of application and payment is received.  Payments should be submitted to the school and can be paid quarterly or annually. Permanent passes will be issued to the student by the school.  There is a $5.00 fee to replace any permanent bus pass.

Students must carry and display their bus pass at all times to board the bus. If a student misses the bus, he or she needs to call home for a ride.

Student safety on the bus is a concern to school officials. Problems at the bus stop prior to coming to school must be handled by parents, and if needed, Military Police. Problems on the bus should be reported to the bus driver. Incident reports are written by the bus drivers and given to the school for further investigation. Consequences for infractions may or may not be progressive, pending severity of incident:

  • 1st & 2nd offense – warning/counseling
  • 3rd offense - temporary suspension from the bus for three days
  • Further offenses may result in permanent suspension of bus riding privileges for the remainder of the school year.  (Pending the seriousness of the infraction, suspension from the bus will be at the discretion of the administrator.)
Registration (a PDF Registration Policy checklist is below)

Registration Hours 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Two (2) full school days are needed by our school staff to process your child(ren)’s registration.  Students transferring from another school must present a student release card from their former school.
Students enrolling in Hawaii for the first time will need ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • A birth certificate or equivalent
  • A tuberculin tine test (PPD or Mantonx only) taken prior to school entrance
  • A physical completed when entering school with all immunizations completed
  • Proof of Residence (Signed Lease Agreement letter from housing or any utility bill attached to the house, ex: electric, cable or water bill)


Inform the school office a minimum of 5 days before your child’s last day.  This will allow the office time to prepare the necessary release papers.  Your new school must request your child’s records.  Requests for hand carried copies of documents are charged at the department-established rate.  All financial obligations (lost book payments, lunch loans, etc.) must be cleared prior to your child’s release.  Your sealed release envelope will be available for pick up in the front office on your child’s release date.  Please hand carry this sealed envelope  to your next school for registration purpose.

Meal Program

PHKai serves breakfast (7:15-7:40 AM) and lunch.  Applications for participation in the USDA school free or reduced lunch program are available online at  The Office of School Food Services will be qualifying and informing applicants for free or reduced lunch.


Each child has an account at the school (no family accounts).  We strongly encourage you to use to put money in your child’s account on a regular basis or send cash only, in an envelope with your child’s FIRST and LAST name, room number, and total amount of money enclosed on the front.  Envelopes are available in the front office for your convenience.

If your child does not have money in the account, he or she will be given a lunch loan which is debited from the account. When a payment is made, it will be applied to the deficit first. We would appreciate your efforts in keeping your child(ren)’s account in the positive balance.  To keep you informed, a notice will be sent home weekly if your child has a low balance.


Beginning July 1, 2015, the following student daily meal prices are in effect (prices are subject to change.):

  • $1.10 full price
  • $0.30 reduced price (for those who qualify)
  • $2.40 (second and subsequent breakfast)
  • $2.50 full price
  • $0.40 reduced price (for those who qualify)
  • $0.75 extra milk   (price increase as of 8/6/2018)
  • $2.00 (second student entree)
  • $5.50 (second and subsequent lunch)
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Student Support


At Pearl Harbor Kai, we offer an extensive array of programs designed to support student achievement.  If you suspect your child has a learning or emotional problem, please contact our Student Services Coordinator (SSC) at ext. 237.  The SSC will work with you to find the supports or accommodations your child needs to be successful in school.

PSAP (Primary School Adjustment Project) helps children in grades K-3 who are experiencing transition problems (e.g., moving, deployment, attending school, etc.).   Please contact the school counselors for information on this program.

Our counselors work with students, parents, and teachers.  They meet with students individually, in small groups, or for classroom activities.  Parents and teachers can make referrals to the counselors.


Health Services

Pearl Harbor Kai has a Health Aide to assist with illness or injuries.  If a student comes to school ill, becomes ill or injured during the day, parents will be contacted to pick up their child.  Physician’s permission note is required for return after communicable diseases (Hawaii State Law):

Strep Throat
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Scarlet Fever
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Chicken Pox: All blisters must be dry and scabbed over.

School personnel, except for Health Aide, Administrators and SASA cannot hold/administer medication.  Students who require medication as prescribed by a doctor must have the Department of Health’s approval (form can be obtained from Health Aide) before the Health Aide can hold/administer the medication.  For more information, call our Health Aide at 421-4245, ext. 228.


Procedure for Emergency Closing of School


In the event of a natural or man-made emergency such as a hurricane, tsunami, bomb threat, or release of an unknown substance into the air that threatens the health and safety of our students and school personnel, our school has emergency response plans developed.  At times like these, we ask your cooperation by:

  • Remaining where you are and not rush to the school campus.  This will help to keep roadways clear and allow emergency responders quick access while not exposing you to danger.
  • Listening to the radio or watching the television for information and instructions.
  • Picking up your child(ren) at the regular dismissal time unless otherwise directed.
  • Avoiding calls to the school to keep phone lines open for communications with emergency responders.
  • In the event of no electricity, the school may still be contacted through our analog line at 421-4245.
These measures are followed only when there is an emergency closing of school.