Back-to-School 101 info outlines basics for families

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Solomon Elementary School (File Photo)

Solomon Elementary School (File Photo)

KAREN A. IWAMOTO
Staff Writer
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Summer is winding to an end, and Hawaii’s public schools are back in session starting July 29-30.

To ease the transition, the “Hawaii Army Weekly” has compiled the following information, provided by the state Department of
Education, to make the return to the classroom as smooth as possible.

Below are lists of registration, orientation and meet-andgreet
dates for highly Army-partnered schools on the island. Clip and post this information on your fridge or keep with you for easy access.

Safety first
Safety is priority for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. The following conditions, set forth in Policy Memorandum USAG-HI 34, provide
basic back-to-school-safety guidance:
•Children under the age of 10 cannot be left unsupervised at a bus stop.
•Children under the age of 10 cannot walk to school alone.
Also, remember to update your phone numbers (home and work), addresses (home and work) and email addresses with your
child’s school. School administrators will need to get in touch with you in case of an emergency.
View the complete Policy Memorandum USAG-HI 34 at garrison.hawaii.army.mil
(click on the Command tab and select Command
Publications).

Find more online
For more information on school bus service,
visit hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/Transportation/Pag
es/Home.aspx.
In addition to the information compiled below, please be aware that some Army-partnered public schools have information on their
websites while others send notices/newsletters/emails/etc. to their families prior to the beginning of school.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Hale Kula Elementary School
Principal: Jan Iwase
Call: 622-6380
www.halekula.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 24 – New-parents orientation at 3 p.m. Class lists for grades 1-5 will be posted at the cafeteria at 4 p.m.
July 27 – Meet-n-greet for grades 1-5, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Aug. 4 – Kindergarten orientation in the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m.

Helemano Elementary School
Principal: Ernest Muh
Call: 622-6336
www.helemanoelementaryschool.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 27 – Meet-n-greet for grades 1-5 from 3-5 p.m.
July 29 – Kindergarten orientation.

Makalapa Elementary School
Principal: Denise Arai
Call: 421-4110
www.makalapael.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 24 – Meet-n-greet in the cafeteria, from 8-9:30 a.m.

Mililani Ike Elementary School
Principal: Lynn Ajifu
Call: 626-2980
www.miliike.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 27 – Meet-n-greet from 5-6 p.m.

Samantha Bartholow (right), teacher, Solomon Elementary School, Schofield Barracks, assists Kimberly Gallo, student, during the school’s “Spring into Learning” event. Students had the option of practicing new math and learning skills during spring break. They could also try out new computer programs. The event was so successful that the school has added a Saturday Learning School so students can continue independent study during the weekend.

Samantha Bartholow (right), teacher, Solomon Elementary School, Schofield Barracks, assists Kimberly Gallo, student, during the school’s “Spring into Learning” event. Students had the option of practicing new math and learning skills during spring break. They could also try out new computer programs. The event was so successful that the school has added a Saturday Learning School so students can continue independent study during the weekend. (Clarence De Lude | Soloman Elementary School)

Solomon Elementary School
Principal: Sally Omalza
Call: 624-9500
www.solomon.k12.hi.us
Key Dates
July 29 – Open house for grade 2 at 11:55 a.m.
July 30 – Open house for grade 5 at 1:15 p.m.
July 31 – Open house for grade 1 at 1:20 p.m.
July 31 – Orientation for kindergarteners from 8:15-10 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Wahiawa Elementary School
Principal: Jamie Oshiro
Call: 622-6393
www.wes.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 27 – Meet-n-greet from 5-7 p.m.

Webling Elementary School
Principal: Sherrylyn Yamada
Call: 483-7240
www.makalapael.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 27 – Meet-n-greet from 6-7 p.m.

Wheeler Elementary School
Principal: Troy Tamura
Call: 622-6400
www.wheeler.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 27 – Meet-n-greet from 4-6 p.m.
July 31 – Kindergarten registration.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Aliamanu Middle School
Principal: Bob Eggleston
Call: 421-4100
www.aliamanumiddle.com
Key Dates:
July 29 – School opening for grade 7 from 8-11:30 a.m.
July 30 – Grade 8 joins the group from 7:55 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
July 29 – Grade 7 orientation from 8:15-11 a.m.
July 29 – Parent orientation from 8:15-9 a.m.
July 29 – Fee payment/uniform purchase from 9-11 a.m.

Mililani Middle School
Principal: Elynne Chung
Call: 626-7355
www.milmdl.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
Aug. 5 – Green Track meet-n-greet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
*NOTE: Mililani Middle School runs on a four-track system (Red, Yellow, Blue and Green). Three tracks are always in session at
one time. Students on the Red, Yellow and Blue Tracks began school on July 8.

Moanalua Middle School
Principal: Lisa Nagamine
Call: 831-7850
www.moanaluamiddle.org
Key Dates:
July 30 – First day of school for grades 7 and students new to grade 8.
July 31 – All students report to classes.

Wheeler Middle School
Principal: Brenda Vierra-Chun
Call: 622-6525
www.wheelerm.org
Key Dates:
July 28 – Student schedules available for pickup.

HIGH SCHOOLS
Leilehua High School
Principal: Jason Nakamoto
Call: 305-3000
www.leilehua.k12.hi.us
Key Dates:
July 29 – Freshmen schedules available for pickup. New Parent Orientation from 12:30-3 p.m.
July 30 – School begins

Mililani High School
Principal: Fred Murphy
Call: 627-7747
www.edline.net/pages/Mililani_High_School
Key Dates:
July 29 – Freshmen and new students first day.

Radford High School
Principal: James Sunday
Call: 421-4200
www.radfordhs.org
Key Dates:
July 29 – New students begin classes at 8 a.m.
July 30 – All students report to classes.
Aug. 18 – Open House in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.

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