USAG-HI families prepare for the first day of school

| July 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Compiled by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Back-to-school time is always a busy time for parents and students. 

As families gear up for the first day, they should make note of back-to-school basics, such as important dates, school hours and information. 

Review individual school calendars posted at http://doe.k12.hi.us/calendars1011

Hale Kula Elementary School
www.halekula.k12.hi.us, 622-6380

•July 26: New parent-student orientation in the cafeteria, 3 p.m.

•July 27: Class list posting outside cafeteria, 4 p.m. 

•July 28: Meet-and-greet with homeroom teachers, 2-3 p.m.

•Aug. 2: First day of school for all students.

The parking area directly in front of the school is for staff only, from 7-8:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Parking is available in the gravel lot across the school on Ayres Avenue and in the lot across from the Soldier Assistance Center.

During peak morning and afternoon hours, only one drop-off/pick-up lane is available. 

Helemano Elementary School
www.helemano.k12.hi.us, 622-6336

•July 22: Classroom posting, 1-5 p.m.

•July 28: Open house, 3-5 p.m.

•Aug. 2: First day of school for grades 1-5. Kindergarten has a separate schedule.

The front office is now accepting payments for student meal accounts.

Shafter Elementary School
www.k12.hi.us/~shafter/shafter.html, 832-3560 

•July 27: Meet-and-greet, 8 a.m.

•Aug. 2: First day of school

The front office is now accepting deposits for student meal accounts.  

Solomon Elementary School
www.solomon.k12.hi.us, 624-9500

•July 26: Preregistration in cafeteria, 11a.m.-2 p.m.

•Aug. 2: First day of school. 

The front office is now accepting deposits for student meal accounts. Applications for free/reduced lunch are available at the front office.

Solomon Elementary requires a local telephone number for all parents.

Wahiawa Elementary School
www.wes.k12.hi.us/, 622-6393

•July 23: Class list posting. 

•July 28: Open house, meet-and-greet where students may drop off their supplies and meet their homeroom teacher, 4 p.m.

•Aug. 2: First day of school for all students.

•Uniforms will be available for purchase at the front office.  

Wheeler Elementary School
www.wheeler.k12.hi.us/, 622-6400

•July 26-27: “Making the Grade” school supply and school uniform T-shirt pick-up at Room B-202. 

•July 28: Classroom assignments posted, 9 a.m., at Building A’s bulletin board. 

•July 29-30: Lunch presale and bus application payments taken, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the front office. The school will no longer make unlimited “lunch loans” (breakfast or lunch) to students who don’t have funds in their meal accounts.

•Aug. 2: First day of school for grades 1-5. Kindergarten students will follow orientation schedule.

Prepay lunch applications for new students and applications for free/reduced lunch will be sent home on the first day of school. The front office is accepting payments for returning student’s meal accounts. New students need to pay for their meals in the front office in the morning or at recess during the first week of school, or until they receive their identification/meal cards. 

Wahiawa Middle School
www.wahiawamiddle.org, 622-6500

•Aug. 2: First day of school for grade 6.

•Aug. 3: First day of school for grades 7 and 8.

Wheeler Middle School
www.wheelm.k12.hi.us/, 622-6525

•Aug. 2: First day of school for all students.

•Aug. 11: Open house, 5-7 p.m.

The front office is now accepting payments for student meal accounts.  

Leilehua High School
www2.leilehua.k12.hi.us, 622-6550

•Aug. 2: Freshman orientation, schedule pick-up and fees payment, 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., in the gym.

•July 31: Upper classmen schedule pick-up and fees payment, 1- 3 p.m., in the gym.

•Aug. 3: First day of school for all students. All six periods will be in effect.

The front office is now accepting payments for student meal accounts.

For parents who would like to apply for free/reduced lunches, the most recent Leave and Earnings Statement is required. Deposits into student meal accounts should be made with cash or check only.

School Supplies

School supply lists can be picked up at school front offices and at some retail stores, including: Army and Air Force Exchange Servies main exchange, Navy Exchange, Longs, Wal-Mart, Kmart; and school websites.

Public school bus passes

Parents whose students who are entitled to free bus passes must complete an application form at http://iportal.k12.hi.us/SBT. Rate schedules and eligibility requirements for school bus services are also available at this website. The form and payment should then be submitted to the child’s school. 

The school bus fare is 75 cents per trip. Fares may be purchased by one-way coupons, quarterly or annually. 

For more information, contact the child’s school or the Department of Education Student Transportation Services Branch, at 586-0170.

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