First day of school approaches

| July 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
The first day of school for Shafter Elementary, as well as many other public schools, is July 30. (U.S. Army File Photo)

The first day of school for Shafter Elementary, as well as many other public schools, is July 30. (U.S. Army File Photo)

School Liaison Office,
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation,
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

The first day of school for children attending Hawaii public schools for the 2012-2013 school year is July 30, unless otherwise noted.

Educators recommend that parents contact school front offices concerning student meal accounts and bus transportation payments.

Hale Kula Elementary, (808) 622-6380.

•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.

Helemano Elementary School; (808) 622-6336.

•Aug. 2: Kindergarten list posting at 8:30 a.m. and kindergarten parent orientation.
•Aug. 8: Kindergarten, first day of school.

Shafter Elementary School; (808) 832-3560.

•July 30: First day of school; parents of kindergarteners only (no children) in the cafeteria.

Solomon Elementary School; (808) 624-9500.

•Aug. 3: Open house for grades 1, 2, 3 at 5, 5:30-7 p.m.
•Solomon Elementary requires a local telephone number for all parents.

Wahiawa Elementary School; (808) 622-6393.

•July 30: First day of school; 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 30: First day of school; orientation for kindergarten students.
•Uniform pick-up to be determined.

Wahiawa Middle School; (808) 622-6500.

•July 30: First day of school.

Wheeler Middle School; (808) 622-6525.

•July 30: First day of school; 7:45 a.m.

Leilehua High School; (808) 622-6550.

•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.
•Parents who would like to apply for free/reduced lunches will need to bring their current Leave and Earnings Statement. 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 Rate schedules and eligibility requirements for school bus services are also available at this website.

Contact the child’s school or the Department of Education Student Transportation Services Branch at (808) 586-0170.

Child Safety
Keiki less than 10 years of age are not permitted be left unsupervised at a bus stop and are not allowed to walk to school alone. Keiki less than 10 years of age must be escorted by a parent or sibling 12 years of age or older. U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Policy Memorandum 34, “Child Supervision Policy for Army Installations in Hawaii,” states the conditions under which children must be supervised.

School Calendars
For additional school information and individual school calendars, visit

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