Registration, first day of school approaches

| July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Solomon Elementary School

Solomon Elementary School

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Back-to-school season 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

• Hale Kula Elementary School, (808) 622-6380
•July 23: New parent-student orientation in the cafeteria, 3-4 p.m.
•July 24: Class list posting for grades 1-5 outside cafeteria, 4-5 p.m.
•July 25: Meet-and-greet with homeroom teachers, and dropping off supplies, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
•July 30: First day of school for grades 1-5; kindergarten screening begins.
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 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.
The front office is now accepting payments for student meal accounts.

• Helemano Elementary School, (808) 622-6336
•July 23: Classroom posting, grades 1-5, 7:30 a.m.
•July 25: Open house, 3-5 p.m.
•July 30: First day of school for grades 1-5. Kindergarten orientation begins, and concludes Aug. 7.
•Aug. 2: Kindergarten list posting at 8:30 a.m., kindergarten parent orientation.
•Aug. 8: Kindergarten first day of school.
The front office is now accepting payments for student meal accounts and bus transportation.

Shafter Elementary School, (808) 832-3560
•July 24: Meet-and-greet, 8-9 a.m., school cafeteria
•July 30: First day of school, grades 1-5; parents of kindergarteners only (no children) in the cafeteria.
The front office is now accepting deposits for student meal accounts.

Solomon Elementary School, (808) 624-9500
•July 17: School information pick-up in cafeteria, 11a.m.- 2 p.m.
•July 30: First school day, grades 1-5.
•Aug. 3: Open house for grades 1, 2, 3 and 5, 5:30-7 p.m.
The front office is now accepting schedule pick-ups and deposits for student meal accounts.
Solomon Elementary requires a local telephone number for all parents.

Wahiawa Elementary School, (808) 622-6393
•July 30: First day of school for grades 1-5; separate schedule for kindergarteners.
•Aug. 16: Open house.
•Uniform shirts will be available for purchase at the front office.

Wheeler Elementary School, (808) 622-6400
•July 24: Classroom assignments. posted after 9 a.m. at Building A bulletin board.
•July 24: Student meal account payments accepted from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
•July 24/25: Keiki Kits pick-up days from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Room B-202.
•July 25: Meet and greet, 4-6 p.m.
•July 30: First day of school for grades 1-5 and kindergarten students orientation.
Uniform pick-up to be determined.

Wahiawa Middle School, (808) 622-6500
•July 19: Schedule pick-up from noon-6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
•July 30: First day of school.

Wheeler Middle School, (808) 622-6525
•July 30: First day of school, 7:45 a.m.
Open house date to be determined.
The front office is now accepting payments for student meal accounts.

Leilehua High School, (808) 622-6550
•July 18/19: Schedule pick-up and changes; fee payments for grades 10-12.
•July 30: Freshmen orientation, schedule pick-up for incoming 9th graders, only; and fee payments, 8:30 a.m.-noon, in the cafeteria.
•July 31: First day of school for all students, 8:30 a.m.
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. All 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 the 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. 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 S1.25 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 (808) 586-0170.

Child Safety
Child Safety is an Army community priority. Children less than 10 years of age cannot be left unsupervised at a bus stop and cannot walk to school alone.

Children less than 10 years of age must be escorted by a parent or sibling 12 years of age or older. Policy Memorandum USAG-HI 34, “Child Supervision Policy for Army Installations in Hawaii,” states the conditions under which children must be supervised.

The beginning of the school year is a good time to update phone numbers, work numbers, addresses and email addresses with your school administrator. Failure to get a hold of a parent in an emergency situation could have devastating consequences.

For the safety of your child, ensure this policy is strictly adhered to.
Let’s ensure we all do our part to keep our keiki (children) safe.

Education Support Survey
Take the survey at For more information email

Free backpacks for Hawaii military school children
Operation Homefront-Hawaii is assisting military families of enlisted service members, E-6 and below, by providing a free backpack with school supplies for the new school year, while supplies last.

More than 500 backpacks will be distributed, July 27, at Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks.

Online requests will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at Applicants will be notified about the pick-up time.

To make donations for Operation Homefront-Hawaii, call Ashley Matta at (808) 238-2233 or email

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