Ohana School Handbook

Ohana Handbook:  SY16-17

Mountain View Elementary School

18-1235 Volcano Highway
Mountain View, Hawaii  96771

Phone: (808) 968-2300

Fax: (808) 968-2305

Website:  www.mveshawks.k12.hi.us

 

 

Aloha Kakou!

We welcome you to a new school year! 

This Hawk Handbook was created to assist you in finding information on our policies and procedures.  Additional information can be found on the Parent Portal at http://bit.ly/mvesparent for current announcements and information.   Please feel free to call our main office should you have additional questions.

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

1.    About Our School                                                    Page 3

2.    Daily Operations                                                      Page 4

3.    Campus Life                                                             Page 14

4.    Curriculum in the Classroom                                   Page 15

5.    Parent Participation                                                  Page 17

6.    National, State, and School-level Testing                Page 18

 

 


1.  About Our School

a.       History:  Our school was founded in 1905 to primarily serve the children of the sugar plantation workers of Ola’a Sugar Company.  In 1932, the school was moved to its present site.  During World War II, the school was commandeered by the military for use as a hospital in 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the school and gymnasium were converted to a 500 bed hospital in 1942.  Temporary barracks and houses were used to accommodate students while the military was in residence.  In 1946, the army moved the hospital and returned the facilities to the school.  In early years, our school had students through the 9th grade; currently we service students up to the 5th grade after which they transition to Kea’au Middle School in Kea’au.

b.      Vision:  We are a community of innovative lifelong learners striving toward excellence. 

c.       Mission: Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which we build a productive and successful community of learners with:

                                    Respect (Ho’ihi)

     We treat others the way we want to be treated.

Responsibility (Kuleana)

     We take care of ourselves, others, and the environment.

Cooperation (Laulima)

     We work well with others.

                                    Pride (Ha’aheo)

     We feel good about the choices we make.

d.      Location:  We are located approximately 15 miles from the town of Hilo and 15 miles from Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  The Mountain View area is known for high precipitation and cooler temperatures.  Students in our school district come from the area between Volcano and Kurtistown. 

e.       Mascot:   The Hawk (‘Io)

f.        Motto:  “Take Flight and Soar”

g.      School Color:  Green and white

h.      Enrollment:  We have approximately 560 students on average and have around 45 teachers and 60 other staff members to support students.  We serve students from Preschool through the Fifth Grade.

2.  Daily Operations:                                                                                 

aArrival & Dismissal

                                                        i.            Drop Off & Pick Up Times:  Please do not drop your child off before 7:00 am since there is no active supervision until that time.  Please pick up your child at the 2:10 pm (1:05 on Wednesday) dismissal unless your student is in an after school program.

                                                      ii.            Drop Off & Pick Up Loading Area:  Since parking is at a minimum, please be courteous and patient when dropping off or picking up your child. 

1.      Cars are not permitted to go to the back of the school campus for safety reasons.

2.      Please do not park in the drop off zone. 

     3.   Parking is available only in the front of the school.

                                                    iii.            Pick Up Authorization:  Students can only be picked up by the parent, guardian, or person(s) listed on the emergency card.

b.      Attendance Policy & Procedures

At Mountain View Elementary School, we are striving to ensure the success of every student. One of the ways your child can be successful is to be in school every day. You are responsible for your child's attendance at school.  Please assure that your child is brought to school on time. Your child is tardy after 8:00 a.m.  When your child is tardy, or leaves school early, (s)he misses important learning experiences and slows the learning progress of all students in the class. Regular, prompt attendance builds a sense of responsibility in students and provides consistency in learning.

 

Tardy Procedures:   Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. will be marked Tardy and need to get a pass from the Main Office before reporting to class.  If students are chronically tardy, and there is insufficient improvement, even after interventions have been offered, a petition to Family Court may be submitted.

 

Absence Procedures:  If your child is absent, call the Main Office [968-2300] by 10:00 a.m. to report the absence OR have your child bring a note to her/his homeroom teacher the first day of return to class.  This note is forwarded to our attendance clerk, who adds it into the attendance records.  A written parent note does not excuse an absence.

 

Excused Absences:  Although the Dept. of Education Policy doesn’t distinguish between excused and unexcused absences, Mountain View Elementary will allow the following:

1.                  Illness or injury – with a note from the parent/guardian to school and with a signed note from the doctor or dentist.

2.                  Medical or dental appointment - with a signed note from the doctor or dentist.

 

Unexcused Absences:  Trips or vacations are highly discouraged during the school year. A  written note from the parent/guardian is requested at least a week prior to the absence. 

 

Any requests for non-attendance over 2 weeks will require the parent/guardian to withdraw the child(ren) and re-register upon return. (Exception: medical emergency w/dr. note)

 

Early release:  It is very important for students to be in school so that classroom instruction is not interrupted.  In cases where it is necessary, students can be released early from school up to 1:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and up to 12:45 pm on Wednesdays.  After that time, you will have to wait until the bell rings at 2:10 (M, T, Th, F), or 1:05 (W). 

 

Make-up work:  Work will be given upon request for absences more than 3 days.  This request must be submitted to the Main Office 24 hours before the pick-up date.

 

Every absence and tardy is monitored, recorded, and verified.  The procedures are as follows :

1.       At 6 absences (excused and unexcused)

Parents will receive a letter to inform them of the number of absences.  They may also receive a call from the counselor & teacher to offer assistance.

2.      At 12 absences (excused and unexcused)

Parents will receive a 2nd letter to let them know that we are concerned about the number of absences and to offer assistance.  The school will continue to work with the family until attendance improves.

3.      At 20 absences (unexcused)

A non-attendance petition will be filed in  Family Court.

*** Attendance procedures are followed for all students at MVES, nonattendance petitions to Family Court are not filed for preschool students, as attendance is not mandatory by law. Preschool students who do not attend school regularly, may be dismissed from the program to make room for students on the preschool waitlist. 

c.       Bell Schedule: 

 

Please note that school ends at 2:10 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and at 1:05 pm on Wednesday. 

 

Our Daily Bell Schedule is as follows (Please note that this is a general schedule and specific times will be adjusted per grade level):

 

M, T, Th, F

*W school ends at 1:05

 

 

PreSch

 

 

Kinder

 

 

Grade 1

 

 

Grade 2

First Bell

7:55

7:55

7:55

7:55

Tardy Bell

8:00

8:00

8:00

8:00

Instruction

8:00-9:00

8:00-9:35

8:00-9:35

8:00-10:05

Recess (time depend on the grade level)

9:00-9:30

9:35-9:50

9:35-9:50

10:05-10:20

Passing and Calming

9:30-9:40

9:50-10:00

9:50-10:00

10:20-10:30

Instruction

9:40-10:45

10:00-10:55

10:00-11:10

10:30-11:25

Passing

10:45-10:50

10:55-11:00

11:10-11:15

11:25-11:30

Lunch/Recess (Depends on grade level)

10:50-11:20

11:00-11:35

11:10-11:45

11:30-12:05

Passing and Calming

11:20-11:30

11:35-11:45

11:45-11:55

12:05-12:15

Instruction

11:30-2:10

11:45-2:10

11:55-2:10

12:15-2:10

 

M, T, Th, F *W school ends at 1:05

 

Grade 3

 

Grade 4

 

Grade 5

First Bell

7:55

7:55

7:55

Tardy Bell

8:00

8:00

8:00

Instruction

8:00-10:05

8:00-10:25

8:00-10:25

Recess (times depend on the grade level)

10:05-10:20

10:25-10:40

10:25-10:40

Passing and Calming

10:20-10:30

10:40-10:50

10:40-10:50

Instruction

10:30-11:35

10:50-11:55

10:50-12:05

Passing

11:35-11:40

11:55-12:00

12:05-12:10

Lunch/Recess (Depends on Grade Level)

11:40-12:10

12:00-12:30

12:10-12:40

Passing and Calming

12:10-12:20

12:30-12:40

12:40-12:50

Instruction

12:20-2:10

12:40-2:10

12:50-2:10


d.      Bus Information:

Roberts Hawaii School Bus Company provides transportation for students in grades K-5.

                                                        i.            Bus applications:  There is no fee for bus services.  Please submit your bus application to the school as soon as possible.

                                                      ii.            Bus Pass:  All students need to have a bus pass in order to ride the school bus.  If a bus pass is lost or damaged, please come to the main office to complete a request for a duplicate pass.  

                                                    iii.            Change in Riding Bus:  In case you need your child to be picked up rather than ride the bus, a note must be submitted to the office, or you may call the office before 12:00 p.m.

                                                     iv.            Pick Up at the Bus Stop:  Please be advised that the bus company policy is to drop off students even if a parent/guardian is not waiting at the bus stop. But those who are a Kindergarten student, they will be dropped off only if the parent/guardian is there to pick up that child.  If there is no one to pick up that Kindergartener, the bus will return that child right back to school for pick up. 

                                                       v.            Request for Route Changes:  Requests for route changes (either permanent or temporary) can only be made by the parent/legal guardian coming into the school office and submitting a new bus application.

                                                    vi.            School Bus Safety Policy:  See Appendix I:  School Bus Safety Policy and Bus Referrals.

Please review the bus policy below:

Minor Referrals:
Minor Referrals refer to any C or D offense, such as insubordination, swearing, contraband, disrespect, non-compliance, etc.
First Minor Bus Referral:  Student counseled and warned; parents notified.
Second Minor Bus Referral: Student counseled and assigned detention; parents notified.
Third Minor Bus Referral:  Student counseled and suspended for 1 day off the bus and assigned detention; parents notified.
Fourth Minor Bus Referral:  Student suspended for 1 week off the bus and assigned detention; parents notified.
Fifth Minor Bus Referral:  Parent Conference requested; 2 weeks bus suspension and assigned detention.
Sixth Minor Bus Referral:  Parent Conference requested; one month bus suspension and assigned detention.
 Major Referrals:  Any A or B offense from Chapter 19, such as fighting, theft, bullying, gambling, etc., are much more serious in nature and can result in an immediate suspension from the bus.  Parents will be notified once such a referral is received and an administrator will determine appropriate disciplinary action and follow up which may result in losing the privilege of riding the bus.

e.       Cafeteria: At Mountain View Elementary School, the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) enables all students to receive ONE free breakfast and lunch, per day.  In case your child would like a second breakfast or lunch, please refer to the pricing information below: 

                                                        i.            Meal Payment Information:  If you would like to add funds to your child’s meal account, please pay (cash only) the meal ticket clerk in the cafeteria prior between the hours of 8:15 to 10:45 am or 1:00 pm to 2.

                                                      ii.            Cafeteria Hours:  Breakfast is served from 7:00 until 7:55 am.  Lunch is served according to your child’s grade level. 

                                                    iii.            Meal Prices:  Cafeteria Meal Prices are as follows:

1.      Breakfast: 

a.       Regular Student Breakfast:

                                                                                                                                      i.      First Breakfast: FREE

                                                                                                                                    ii.      Second Breakfast: $2.40

b.      Adult Breakfast: $2.40

2.      Lunch:

a.       Regular Student Lunch:

                                                                                                                                      i.      First Lunch: FREE

                                                                                                                                    ii.      Second Lunch: $5.50

b.      Adult Lunch:  $5.50

c.       Milk: $0.60

d.      Water: $0.50

                                                    iv.            Food Allergies:  Please indicate any allergies on the emergency card

f.        Calendar:  Please see Appendix II for the MVES School Calendar.

g.      Purchase Policy:   We accept CASH ONLY for any school purchases.

 

h.      Contraband Items:

                                                        i.            Banned Foods: candy and gum, li hing mui products and powder, or snacks such as raw saimin and other foods that are deemed unhealthy (Blue Zones Project).

                                                      ii.            Acceptable Drinks: Water is appropriate if your child needs to bring something extra to drink; water fountains are always available and milk is available at lunch and breakfast. Sugary drinks such as sodas, energy drinks, juices, etc. are not allowed in school.

                                                    iii.            Electronics & Phones:  All electronics such as cell phones and games are not allowed.  If brought to school, the item(s) will be confiscated and sent to administration where a parent or guardian must retrieve the item. 

                                                    iv.            Toys

                                                      v.            Gear:  Skateboards, wheeled footwear, hats, sunglasses.

                                                    vi.            Inappropriate Logos/Symbols:  All logos, words, or symbols promoting violence, drugs, explicit sexual scenes/pornography, or discrimination.

                                                  vii.            Dangerous Items:  such as firecrackers, fishing or hunting knives or any item that can cause physical harm. (Refer to the Department of Education Chapter 19, Discipline Policy)

i.        Communication from School to Home

                                                        i.            Student Planner:  Each child will be given a School Planner through which parents and teachers will communicate with each other.

                                                      ii.            Synervoice Messages:  Synervoice and text messages will be sent out to inform parents of upcoming events and activities. Please be sure to update your phone number with the school when it changes so that you can receive the latest messages.

                                                    iii.            Website & Parent Portal:  Check our website and Parent Portal for current information at www.mveshawks.k12.hi.us.

                                                    iv.            Monthly Newsletters:   Monthly newsletters will be posted on our school website. Hard copies are available in the front office.

                                                      v.            Marquee:  Upcoming events will be posted on the marquee.

 

j.        Counseling Services:

                                                        i.            School Level Counselor:  Counseling services are available for all students. The counselor can be reached by phone at 313-3230.

k.      Discipline:  Chapter 19:  Student Misconduct and Discipline.  All DOE schools follow Chapter 19:  Student Misconduct, Discipline; or visit the website: http://www.hawaiiboe.net/AdminRules/Pages/AdminRule19.aspx.

                                                        i.            School Discipline Plan:  See Appendix III:  School Discipline Plan.

l.        Dress Code: 

                                                              i.      School uniforms: School t-shirts are required on all regular school days. Uniform shirts may not be altered. 

                                                            ii.      Clothing Guidelines: all clothing and accessories must follow these guidelines: 

1.      No high heels more than 1 ½”,

2.      The length of skirts, dresses and shorts need to be appropriate for school (hem must extend beyond the fingertips).

                                                          iii.      Loaner Shirt:  If your child comes to school in violation of the dress code, he/she will be required to change.  Borrowed clothing is to be laundered and returned to school.

                                                          iv.      Purchasing Information:  Uniform T-Shirts may be purchased at the Administration Office daily.  Shirts are available in Youth:  S, M, L and Adult, S, M, L, and XL.  The cost of a youth shirt is $6.50 each and an adult shirt costs $7.00.

m.    Emergency Cards Information

                                                        i.            Updating Emergency Cards:  Revisions to the cards must be made in person at the school office, by the legal guardian(s).

n.      Enrollment & RegistrationAll enrollments and registrations must be done by legal guardians.

                                                        i.            New Students Entering School:

1.      Preschool Enrollment:  Acceptance is first come, first served, and  based on available space.  The Student Enrollment process begins ONLY when all of the following items are received.

a.       State Issued Birth Certificate

b.      TB Clearance

c.       Physical Examination by US licensed MD, DO, APRN, PA

d.      Immunizations:  Copy of immunization record.  Must meet minimum age and interval requirements between vaccine doses.

                                                                                                                                i.            DTaP or DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis); 4 ds

                                                                                                                              ii.            Polio (IPV or OPY); 3 doses

                                                                                                                            iii.            MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella); 3 doses

                                                                                                                            iv.            Hib; 1 dose

                                                                                                                              v.            Hepatitis B; 3 doses

                                                                                                                            vi.            Varicella (Chicken Pox); 1 dose

e.       Forms:

                                                                                                                                i.            Student Enrollment (Green registration form with attachments)

                                                                                                                              ii.            Student Health Record (State, Form 14)

                                                                                                                            iii.            Teacher’s Questionnaire

2.      K-5 Students:  By the First Day of School, all new students to any public or private school in the State of Hawai’i must have:

a.       Tuberculosis (TB) clearance, and

b.      A completed Student Health Record (Form 14) including a physical examination and all required immunizations or a signed statement or appointment card from your doctor.  Students missing either of these requirements will NOT be permitted to enter school on the first day

c.       Students coming from another school will need a transfer paper from the school they are exiting . Please bring the transfer paperwork to the main office to register your child.  Please inform the office if your child receives special services.

                                                      ii.            Geographic Exception Requests:  Geographic Exception paperwork is available in the front office.

o.      Federal Survey Cards:  Federal Survey Cards are sent out in the beginning of September.   Your completion of these cards is vital to bringing needed services and funds to our school and community.

p.      FERPA:  Family Educational Right & Privacy Act.  Each year, Hawaii public schools are required to notify parents of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.   For additional information, you can visit the website:  http://ferpa.k12.hi.us.  See Appendix IV:  FERPA  Annual Notification.

q.      Field Trips

                                                        i.            Field Trip Forms & Funds:  Turn in your child’s permission form and any required funds to your child’s classroom teacher by the deadline.

                                                      ii.            Chaperones:  Chaperones are required to complete the necessary paperwork. Forms are available in the front office.

                                                    iii.            Lunch:  The cafeteria will not provide lunches, so prepare a home lunch.    

r.       Health Room Information

                                                        i.            Ukus and Nits:  You will be contacted by the Health Room if your child has live ukus (head lice) or nits.  If you have questions about how to control ukus, please ask for assistance at the Health Aide’s office.

                                                      ii.            Medications:  If your child requires medication during the school day, you must have a doctor’s consent form filled out and approved by the public health nurse. Forms are available in the health aide’s office. Your child will not be allowed to take medication at school without consent from the doctor and approval from the public health nurse.

                                                    iii.            Illness:  You are encouraged to keep your child at home if they have any contagious illness or fever (e.g. strep throat, pink eye, impetigo, scabies) or are very sick (e.g. flu, cold).  

                                                    iv.            Illness or Injury while at school:  If your child becomes ill or injured at school, you will be contacted.  Ensure your emergency numbers on the emergency card are current.

                                                      v.            Serious Health Conditions:  Be sure to inform the school if your child has a serious health condition such as severe allergies, asthma, heart condition, epilepsy, seizures, severe diabetes, etc. so an emergency action plan can be created.

s.       Library Information:  The Mountain View Public Library is separate from our school, even though it is situated in the middle of our campus.  If you have any library questions, their phone number is 968-2322 and you can contact them directly.  Parking for the library is in the main front parking lot in the designated stalls.

t.        Lost & Found:  Please contact the main office right away if your child has lost an item.  Jackets and coats will be put outside of the cafeteria during lunchtime to help students find their lost items.

 

u.      Report Cards: 

                                                        i.            Distribution:  Report Cards will be sent home by your child’s homeroom teacher. For more information, please visit the DOE website:  http://reportcard.k12.hi.us.

v.      Safety Drills:  Our school is required to conduct regular safety drills.  You will be notified in advance of the Annual Campus Evacuation Drill; all other drills, however, will be unannounced.  We request your kokua and patience should you come to the school during one of our drills.  We ask that you wait in the front parking lot until the all clear signal has been given before proceeding to the front office during a drill.

                                                        i.            Monthly Fire Drills:  Unannounced drills where students and staff are evacuated from the buildings.  One drill in November will be done with the Fire Department on hand.

                                                      ii.            Annual Campus Evacuation Drill:  Yearly, all of our staff and students are required to evacuate off campus in the event of a serious chemical spill or other serious emergency . We have two designated areas of evacuation:  the Mountain View Gym and  Ekena St. You will be notified prior to the evacuation drill. 

                                                    iii.            Shelter In Place, Lockdown, Earthquake:  Our school also conducts regular drills to practice in case of an intruder, earthquake, or the need to shelter in place (often due to vog).

w.     Supplies: Supplies for school year 2016-2017 have been provided for all students.

x.      Visitors to the School:  All visitors (including parents) must sign in at the school office and wear a Visitor’s Pass at all times while on campus.

3. Campus Life:

a.       After School Activities:  We encourage participation in extracurricular activities. After school activity forms will be available at the office.

b.      Assemblies:   Awards Assemblies are held quarterly.

c.       Birthday Celebrations:  If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday at school, we ask that you make arrangements ahead of time with the homeroom teacher.

d.      Fifth Grade Graduation & Banquet:  We like to honor our Fifth Grade class with a Graduation celebration and banquet.  Parents and family will be invited to the Fifth Grade Graduation; the banquet will be just for the students and the grade level staff.  More information will come to you from the Fifth grade regarding specific times and details closer to the end of the year.

e.       Homework: 

                                                              i.            Purpose of Homework: Homework is a review of the learning that takes place in class.  Students should be able to do their homework independently.  Some homework will be activities students can do with their family. Homework is meant to reinforce learning in the classroom and to provide practice. Students should read daily.

                                                            ii.            Homework Questions:  Students are expected to write down homework assignments in their student planner. Please take the time to check this planner to make sure your child is completing the assignments. Your questions about homework can be shared with the homeroom teacher through this planner.

f.        Morning Protocol:

                                                              i.            Morning Protocol: Our students will participate in an Oli, (to focus attention and to prepare their mind for the day), pledge to the flag, and recite our school’s vision.

g.      Positive Behavior Supports:

                                                              i.            School Wide Expectations:  Mountain View has school-wide behavior expectations that encourage Respect (Ho’ihi), Responsibility (Kuleana), Cooperation (Laulima), and Pride (Ha’aheo).  (See Appendix V: Expected Student Behavior Matrix).

                                                            ii.            Hawk Pride Campaign:  Each quarter, we have a Hawk Pride Campaign.  Each class will set a goal and if the class achieves their goal, they can participate in the event that occurs at the end of the quarter.

                                                          iii.            School Store: Students are able to earn Hawk Tokens when they exhibit any one of the four school-wide expectations. The tokens can be used to “purchase” items at the school store.

 

h.      Student Leadership Opportunities:

                                                              i.            Student Council:  Upper grade students will elect officers to represent the student body.  These students must be examples of good behavior and leadership.

                                                            ii.            Campus Service Leaders (formerly JPOs):  These students will be selected to serve and assist in campus safety.

4.  Curriculum, Programs & Services: 

a.      General Learner Outcomes (GLOs):

                                                              i.            Self-Directed Learner:  The ability to be responsible for one’s own learning.

                                                            ii.            Community Contributor:  The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together.

                                                          iii.            Complex Thinker:  The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving strategies.

                                                          iv.            Quality Producer:  The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products.

                                                            v.            Effective Communicator:  The ability to communicate effectively.

                                                          vi.            Effective and Ethical User of Technology:  The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically.

b.      Core Subjects: 

                                                             i.            Math:

1.      Math Stepping Stones:  We will continue the State adopted curriculum Stepping Stones, by Origo, in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  This curriculum is aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and includes a student math journal and digital components.

2.      Math Diagnostic, Enrichment & Intervention:  i-Ready:  i-Ready is a digital math diagnostic and an intervention/enrichment program.  Students log on and do math problems in a game format. If  you have internet, students can access i-Ready from home.

                                                           ii.            ELA:

1.      Core Reading Program:  Reading Wonders:  We will continue the State adopted curriculum  Reading Wonders, Kindergarten through 5th grade.  This program is also aligned to CCSS and has student workbook, literature, and a digital component.

2.      Reading Screener:  DIBELS:  DIBELS is a reading screener that will assist us in knowing how to assist your child in improving their reading skills.

3.      ELA Diagnostic, Enrichment & Intervention: i-Ready: i-Ready is a digital reading diagnostic and an intervention/enrichment program.  Students log on and do reading problems in a game format.  If  you have internet, students can access i-Ready from home.

                                                          iii.            Science:

1.      Next Generation:  State Science Standards

                            iv.      Social Studies:

1.      HCPS III: State Social Studies Standards

c.       Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum: 

                                                              i.            Second Step:  Our school has adopted Second Step to support positive behaviors in the classroom and on campus.

d.      Technology & Digital Curriculum

                                                            ii.            Chromebooks:  All students K-5 have access to Chromebooks. The devices are used in all grades to support our curricula.

e.       Google Schools:  

                                                              i.            Each student will be given the opportunity to have a Google Account; parents/guardians will need to sign the digital user agreement in order for students to access their school Google Account.  (See Appendix VI:  Digital Release Form for Parent and Guardians). 

f.        Student Publication & Video Release Form For the purpose of sharing any school work, pictures or award presentations of your child. 

g.      Comprehensive Student Support Services:

                                                              i.            APRN:  Our complex area will have an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse this year, housed at our school.  She will be working with our schools and our Health Aides to systemize our practice.

                                                            ii.            Early Childhood:

Pre-School General Education:  We have received funding through the Governor’s office for a Pre-School (age 4 only) class for general education students that meet the qualifications.  Please call the main office for more information.   

Pre-School Special Education:  We provide Pre-School Special Education classes for qualified students.  Please contact the Student Services Coordinator (SSC).

Na Kamali’i ‘Io : We provide Pre-School for ages 3-4 in an inclusion setting.

HeadStart:  HeadStart services are located on our campus; please contact PACT at 842-5996 for more information. 

                                                          iii.            English Language Learner (ELL):  The school provides services to our students who are learning English as a second language.  Please let the main office know when you are registering if you speak a language at home other than English.

5.  Parent Participation

a.      Parents Welcome:  Your involvement and input are vital to student success. The Parent Community Networking Center (PCNC) representative will assist in informing you of upcoming events that you can be involved in during the year.

b.      ADA Accommodation Requests:  If you are an individual with a disability, please make arrangements with the school administration for accessibility to any school event at least 10 working days prior to the event.  Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your request. 

c.       Translation Services:  If you need assistance with documents in another language please let administration know and we will help find translation services.

d.      Religious/Other Exemption Requests: If you and your child do not want to participate in any holiday event for any reason, please let your teacher know and arrangements will be made by the counselor and grade level to provide an alternate activity during that time.

e.        School Community Council:  Our School Community Council (SCC) meets monthly to review the Academic Plan and the progress of the school. If you would like to volunteer for Parent Representative, please contact the main office for more information.

f.        Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA):  Meets monthly.  Contact the PCNC for more information.

g.      Volunteers:  Please see the PCNC to fill out a volunteer form if you would like to assist at our school.  Please be advised that a background check will be run prior to approval.

 

6.  National, State, and School Testing:

National TestingNational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP):  Grade 4 will be participating in the NAEP testing this year.  This year we will be tested in math, ELA and science.

State Testing: Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA):  This year, all of the schools in Hawaii will be taking the SBA in grades 3-5.

Testing Preparation:  Please make sure your son or daughter gets a good night’s rest and eats well the night before.  More information will be forthcoming

 

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John Cuban,
Oct 3, 2016, 3:39 PM
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