Kāne‘ohe Elementary


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Updated July 2013

School will now end at 2:00 pm on MTThF and 1:35 pm on Wednesdays.  After school, your child should proceed directly to A+ or he/she will need to be picked up or allowed to walk home according to your arrangements.  Students remaining on campus after 2:30 pm/2:00 pm (W) will be escorted to the front office and required to call you.  You will then need to sign out your child in the front office.

For safety reasons, students should not be arriving on campus before 7:20 am.  If you plan on having your child(ren) on campus before 7:20 am, please arrange for morning care with Kama'aina Kids. Students may wait outside their homerooms from 7:45 am.  Prior to that, all unsupervised students must report to the cafeteria where they can read, work or quietly socialize in a supervised environment.

Children are not allowed to use or play on the playgrounds or playground equipment before or after school.  There is no DOE staff supervision available at these times.

Please do not bring equipment from home, such as tetherballs, to use on school campus after hours.

The safe flow of traffic is important for both the top and bottom drop-off/pick-up areas. Please do not drop-off/pick-up your child(ren) in undesignated areas, which will block the easy flow of traffic.  Please do not stop short by the bottom stairs for drop-off/pick-up and do not drop-off/pick-up by the back of the cafeteria.  This will allow for the continued flow of traffic and enhance the safety for children.  Thank you for your kokua.


If a child is absent for three or more school days, parents may contact the office to request make-up assignments. The office clerk forwards the request to the classroom teacher. Classroom teacher prepares the assignment packet for pick-up by 2:45 pm on the day following receipt of the request.

If the absence is less than three days, 
teachers will communicate make-up expectations with the child upon his/her return to school.

Please be aware that no make-up assignment is equivalent to missed instruction provided by our teachers. Further, our teachers adjust the pace and content of their instruction based on student learning needs. Consequently, we recommend that requests for make-up assignments be made upon the return from a long absence.

If you are an individual with a disability, please contact the following personnel to make arrangements for reasonable modifications and accessibility to school events at least 10 days in advance of event you wish to attend.  Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your request.  For Kaneohe Elementary School events, please contact: Ikaika Plunkett - Vice Principal, Daniel Dela Cruz - Head Custodian, Derek Minakami - Principal, or call the office at 233-5633.


Please make sure that you take care of the originals that you receive.  Report Card copy requests need to be made in writing, to the office (not the teacher) 2 days in advance.  Payment will be collected at time of pick up from the school office.


Instruction begins sharply at 7:55 am each day.  Parents, please support your child so they can be on time to class by 7:50 am.  Show them you think school is important by departing their classrooms by 7:55 am so instruction can begin.

Please report directly to the office if bringing a item for your child.  The office staff will notify the classroom teacher an item has arrived and the item will be delivered to the classroom during a break in the instructional period.  This will eliminate any disruption to the students' instructional blocks.

Thank you for honoring the instructional day and every precious moment of uninterrupted learning.


The school has no cell phone policy during instructional hours.  If your child is allowed a cell phone, the cell phone should remain OFF and IN your child's backpack during the school day.  Before school and after school cell phone use to contact parent/guardian is allowed after receiving permission from school personnel in the drop/off and pick/up areas only.  If the cell rings during instruction, the teacher will confiscate the cell phone, turn it in to the Vice Principal, who will call you for pick up.  Thank you for your support.


The following items are considered contraband and therefore

not allowed at school:

  • Yu-gi-oh/Pokemon/playing and trading cards
  • iPads/iPods/hand held gaming devices/music players/radios
  • video recorders/speakers/ear plugs
  • toys including Kendama
  • laser pointers
  • skateboards/heeleys/roller skates
  • mouth spray/deodorant/perfumes and colognes
  • large amounts of money or valuables
  • sports equipment
  • fidget spinners

Consequences include parent notification, detention, and 

confiscation of contraband items.  Students should bring

only items needed for school, such as books and supplies.

It is helpful to check your child’s backpack regularly for contraband items.  


If personal information changes, please remember to notify the school in case of emergencies.  Thank you!

45-495 Kamehameha Highway
Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i  96744
Ph: (808) 305-0000
Fax: (808) 235-9185