• Adult supervisors are on duty starting at 7 a.m. to provide safety and protection in the cafeteria. We cannot be responsible for the safety of children on the campus before this time. All grades will line up under the blacktop by the custodial room when the warning bell rings. Students are not allowed to go to their classrooms until then. As soon as the school day is over, students are to immediately report to A+, tutoring or their home. We are not responsible for students when the school day ends. Parents need to provide supervision for their child such as the A+ program or other sanctioned services.

    Parking and Student Drop-Off & Pick-up

    Parking on Campus

    There is no parking along any curbing or in the stalls. The stalls are needed for faculty and staff members.

    Curbing along the cafe and fire lane are to be kept clear at all times, for the school buses and to meet the Fire Dept. Ordinance.

    Loading zones should also be kept clear for loading and unloading purposes only. Parking is available on Kulauli Street on the field side.

  • Traffic Flow and Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up

    For the safety of all students, parents are asked to drop-off and pick-up students along the curb in front of the school cafeteria. In the morning, traffic cones indicate the traffic pattern in the main parking lot. There are two lanes: one for the drop off curb in front of the cafeteria and the other for staff cars/fire lane drop-offs. Please do not drop-off students in the pass through lane. Arrows also indicate the ONE WAY flow. Please do not go against the traffic pattern. If you have some delay or you need to escort your child into school, please leave the drop-off area and park beyond the school. DO NOT PARK OR STAND BY THE CONES. Parked cars impede the flow of traffic and endangers the children.
    After school, drivers are asked to circulate in a revolving pattern until your child approaches your vehicle.
    Stay alert and drive with caution. Lets keep our keiki and ourselves safe.

  • Junior Police Officers (JPOs)

    JPOFifth and sixth grade students are selected to be members of the Junior Police Officers Program. They act as crossing guards at the crosswalk by the park from 7:30 - 7:40 a.m. and 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. They also direct the flow of traffic in the morning and greet families. We ask for your cooperation in all these areas for the safety and well being of our Pū‘ōhala ‘ohana. Please follow their safety directions and appreciate their service and civic responsibility.

  • Bicycle Safety
    • Plan a safe cycling route. A safe cycling route to school may not be the same as a safe walking route. Streets with a steady flow of fast-moving traffic are not appropriate for young cyclists with limited traffic experience. Bike racks are located near the cafeteria.
    • Street cycling should be supervised until a child is age 10 and can show how well they ride and observe the basic rules of the road. Adult supervision is essential until students have demonstrated knowledge of traffic skills and safety rules.
    • Make eye contact with drivers. Do not assume that drivers see bicycles, especially at intersections and driveways! Watch for right-turning cars whenever the bike lane border is dashed. Cars may enter the lane at that point.
    • Be predictable. Avoid accidents and traffic tickets by obeying ALL stop signs, traffic lights, and other traffic laws and signs. Teach children that bicycles must follow the exact same rules of the road as cars and other vehicles.
    • Wear a bike helmet. It’s the law. Make sure your child’s helmet fits properly so it will protect the brain in case of an accident. It should be snug, level, and covering the forehead. Adults need to wear a helmet to model safe practice. Check out these tips on how to properly fit a helmet.
    • Ride on the right. Use bike lanes whenever possible. Wrong way riding is extremely dangerous. If there is no bike lane, ride as far to the right as practical. Stay visible to traffic by not weaving in and out of parked cars.
      Be alert & visible. Watch for opening doors from parked cars, cars turning left or right, and cars coming out of driveways. Avoid riding on sidewalks--you are most visible in the roadway with other vehicles.
    • Become a pedestrian in dangerous or congested traffic: Get off bikes if an intersection is crowded or there are too many cars. Be sure to walk bikes in the pedestrian crosswalks.
    • Keep hands on the handlebars. Secure anything you or your children need to carry on a bike rack or basket and keep backpacks snug, not dangling low where they can throw off balance. Do not carry anything in your hands while riding.
    • Do not ride on campus during school hours: Students and adults need to walk their bikes once they reach the parking lot. Riding on campus is not safe for anyone.
  • Bus Transportation

    BusBus transportation is available to students residing in specific areas within our school's boundaries. For information regarding bus stops and routing, call Roberts Hawaii School Bus at 808-832-4886.
    A full subsidy is available for students meeting income criteria. Students are required to purchase bus passes. Applications are available at the school office or online. If your child rides the school bus, please review your copy of the School Bus Handbook which includes rules and regulations, which is distributed to all bus riders early in the school year. You can also read more about the Get on Board Program at the DOE website.


  • Campus Rules

    • School Behavior and Student Expectations

      People, property and equipment need care
      Ūse kindness and respect toward all
      Ōbey all school and playground rules
      Hands, feet and objects kept to yourself
      Appreciation, no put-downs
      Leave school grounds as soon as school duties are done
      Always walk on walkways

      The Pū‘ōhala ‘Ohana exhibits the 5 R's: Respect, Responsibility, Resiliency, Resourcefulness and Relationships. The ‘ohana also follow Tribes TLC agreements: Attentive Listening, Mutual Respect, Appreciation, and the Right to participate/pass when in Community Circle.

      Click here for Student Expectations around our campus.

      Students should not:

      1. Chew gum, eat candy or drink caffeinated drinks on the school premises.
      2. Engage in playing games requiring body contact, tackling, tripping, etc.
      3. Bring pocket knives, darts, tops, sharp instruments, fire crackers, slingshots, BB guns, and other similar dangerous or hazardous toys to school.
      4. Bring money that is not absolutely necessary for daily use.
      5. Bring personal belongings such as pagers, radios, stickers, collector cards, toys, etc. which are not necessary for school work.
      6. Trade, sell or buy anything from other children.
      7. Use profane or bad language.
      8. Fight.

      Students who bring cell phones to school may not display or use their phones during school hours. Phone usage is restricted solely to contact parents or relatives responsible for their care and/or supervision. Abuse of this rule will result in confiscation of the phone. Parents will be required to retrieve their child's phone from the office.

      Items listed above are considered contraband and will be taken away. Further consequences (see Discipline plan) such as a parent conference or suspension may be implemented.

    • Visitors and Volunteers
      Parents and friends are invited and encouraged to volunteer their services to the school.
      All visitors/volunteers must report to the office and sign-in.
      • Pre-arrange your visit with the teacher / principal
      • Wear the visitor / volunteer badge (name tag) while on campus
      • All volunteers working with students must have a documented current "negative" TB clearance and a background check clearance Conferences of any length should be held at mutually convenient times other than during the teacher's instructional period.

      Parent and Kupuna Volunteers
      • Throughout the school year, we can use the services of parents and grandparents in a variety of ways. sunThey may serve as room parents, chaperones, tutors, lunch and playground supervisors, health room and library aides, and clerical helpers.
      • Volunteer help is always needed and greatly appreciated. Spread a little sunshine by volunteering.
      Field Trip/ Huakaʻi Procedures and FAQs
      1. Field Trip/ Huakaʻi are an extension of the learning occurring in the classroom.
      2. When is the deadline to turn in monies to the office for a field trip?  MONIES: All CHECKS must be in one week prior to the field trip to allow for it to clear. Cash may be turned into the office up until three days prior to the field trip. No forms of payment from parent/guardian/etc. will be accepted after the three day prior deadline including the day of field trip.
      3. Can parents/guardians receive refunds? - REFUNDS may be given anytime prior to three days before the field trip for admission only. Sorry, NO REFUNDS FOR BUS FEES or FLAT RATE ADMISSION FEES FOR CLASSES. Three (3) days prior means three (3) business days NOT calendar days.
      4. If a child is late the morning of the field trip and misses the bus may the parent meet us at the field trip destination? Yes. Parent/Guardian may drop the child off at the field trip destination as long as all other procedures have been adhered to (field trip paid for, permission slip signed and turned in to the teacher). Teacher will, upon student’s arrival, call the school office to indicate time that student has “arrived at the field trip”, thus designating the actual time student has “arrived to school” and will be marked as tardy.
      5. May a parent/guardian meet the class at the field trip? Yes, parents/guardians may meet the class at the field trip destination, if they received permission from the teacher. But, child must ride the bus, liability reasons child is under the care of D.O.E.
      6. May a parent/guardian leave with their child from the field trip site? Yes, parents/guardians may take their child from the field trip if they have notified office and teacher. A school pass from office will be given to the teacher prior to leaving for the field trip. At time of student’s release to parent, teacher will note the time on the School Pass, have parent sign, give original to parent and bring back the copy to be filed at the school. In the event that the parent/guardian must take the student and did not make prior arrangements, you may have them on print name, sign, date and include time student leaves. Make sure to then call the office to let them know time of student’s departure and it will be noted in Infinite Campus.
      Helpful Hints for Volunteers for Trips
      1. Contact the teacher ahead of time as to the dress requirements: Do you need walking boots, jacket, etc.? Check with the teacher about the time you are expected at the school.
      2. Ask the teacher about his/her policy on gift shop and food concessions, and what to do if a child has forgotten his/her money.
      3. Introduce yourself to the students assigned to you. Let them know you are in charge and they are to come to you if they need to go to the bathroom or want to go anywhere away from the group.
      4. When you ride the bus, see where the teacher would like you to sit. Often the teacher has a place in mind to help control behavior.
      5. Upon arrival, get specific instructions from the teacher. In some cases, you will be assigned 4 or 5 students, such as at the Waikīkī Aquarium or the Honolulu Academy of Art; other times the group will stay together, as at the Fire House or the Fish Pond or on guided tours. Find out where you will be meeting the bus and at what time. Be sure to have a watch or other timepiece.
      6. Siblings are NOT permitted on field trips.
    • Public Conduct on School Property
      Code of Conduct

      Schools are a place of work and learning. All persons on school property or attending a school function shall conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. The principal or designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. The following rules apply to visitors to the schools:

      • Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor
      • All visitors to the school must report to the office of the principal upon arrival at the school. They will be required to sign the visitor’s register and will be issued a visitor’s badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must return the badge to the school office and sign out before leaving the building.
      • Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to register.
      • Parents or citizens who wish to observe a classroom while school is in session are required to arrange such visits with the classroom teacher(s), so that class disruption is kept to a minimum.
      • Teachers are expected not to take class time to discuss individual matters with visitors.
      • Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal or designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.

        Conduct Prohibited on School Property
        No person shall:
        • Intentionally injure any other person or threaten to do so.
        • Intentionally damage or destroy school property or the property of a teacher, administrator, other district employee or any other person lawfully on school property, including graffiti or arson.
        • Disrupt the orderly conduct of classes, school programs or other school activities.
        • Distribute or wear materials on school grounds or at school functions that are obscene, advocate illegal action, appear libelous, obstruct the rights of others, or are disruptive to the school program.
        • Intimidate, harass or discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability
        • Enter any portion of the school premises without authorization or remain in any building or facility after it is normally closed.
        • Obstruct the free movement of any person in any place to which this code applies.
        • Violate the traffic laws, parking regulations or other restrictions of vehicles.
        • Possess, consume, sell, distribute or exchange alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, or be under the influence of either on school property or at a school function.
        • Possess or use weapons in or on school property or at school function, except in the case of law enforcement officers. Loiter on or about school functions.
        • Gamble on school property or at school functions.
        • Refuse to comply with any reasonable order of identifiable school district officials performing their duties.
        • Willfully incite others to commit any of the acts prohibited by this code.
        • Violate any federal or state statute, local ordinance or board policy while on school property or while at a school function.

          Persons in violation of the Code of Conduct
          The authorization of a visitor, to remain on school grounds or at any school function shall be withdrawn and they shall be directed to leave the premises. The school and district reserves its right to pursue a civil or criminal legal action against any person violating the code.

    • Office Hours and Bell Schedule
      Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      School Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.Pueo
      Wed. School hours: 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
      Office Phone: (808) 305-5900
      Office Fax: (808) 233-5663
      Principal: Makala Pa‘akaula
      45-233 Kulauli Street Kāne‘ohe HI 96744

      Campus Map


      Bell Schedule
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
      7:15 a.m. --JPOs on Duty
      7:45 a.m. --Warning Bell--Report to Class
      7:50 a.m. --Tardy Bell
      7:50-8 a.m. --Morning Business
      8:00 a.m. --Instruction
      9:30a.m. --Morning Recess
      10 a.m. --Classes Resume/End of Recess
      11:20 a.m. -- Lower grades wash up
      11:30 a.m. -- Lunch (K-2)
      11:45 a.m. -- Lunch (grades 3-6)
      12 noon p.m. --Instruction resumes (K-2)
      12:15 p.m. --Instruction resumes (3-6)
      2:00 p.m. --End of School Day Warning Bell
      2:05 p.m. --End of School Day Release Bell and Dismissal
      A+ Program Hours: 2:05 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      Wednesday
      7:15 a.m. --JPOs on Duty
      7:45 a.m. --Warning Bell--Report to Class
      7:50 a.m. --Tardy Bell
      7:50-8 a.m. --Morning Business
      8:00 a.m. --Instruction
      9:30a.m. --Morning Recess
      10 a.m. --Classes Resume/End of Recess
      11:20 a.m. -- Lower grades wash up
      11:30 a.m. -- Lunch (K-2)
      11:45 a.m. -- Lunch (grades 3-6)
      12 noon p.m. --Instruction resumes (K-2)
      12:15 p.m. --Instruction resumes (3-6)
      1:10 p.m. End of School Day Warning Bell
      1:15 p.m. End of School Day Release Bell and Dismissal
      A+ Program Hours: 1:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
    • Playground and Other Rules
      Click here for additional Student expectations
      1. Ball areas: Grades K-3 --Flagpole to playground equipment and grassy area between court and diamond --Grades 4-6-- Open area beyond flagpole
      2. No ball allowed except for approved classroom balls
      3. No pulling nor pushing; no contact games
      4. Only cafeteria bathrooms are used during recess
      5. No kicking, throwing or tossing of ball after the bell rings
      6. No loitering on steps
      7. Jump rope, quiet games and Peaceful Playground activities are allowed under the blacktop area
      8. All snacks should be eaten near the flagpole at first recess; no snacks at second recess (to encourage eating healthy lunch)
      9. No dried saimin, gum chewing or candy at any time
      10. No toys on playground
      11. No wrestling, karate, or other martial arts practice
      12. Court use will rotate on a weekly basis for grades 4, 5 and 6
      13. Diamond play will rotate on a weekly basis for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6
      14. Covered shoes are required for the Diamond and Court
      15. Slide: use the ladder to climb up and slide in a sitting position, one at a time; no jumping from the top; no sitting on the rail; no arms and legs out

      Fountains and Restrooms

      1. Report any need for repairs to homeroom teacher and to the office
      2. Do not play or wash hand at the drinking fountains
      3. Keep the restroom, sinks, toilet bowls and urinals clean. Throw used paper towels into the rubbish cans.
      4. Do not waste paper and water
      5. Children are not allowed to loiter or play in the restrooms

      Rules of Conduct

      1. Always obey the adult supervisors/ staff/JPO's
      2. If there is a problem, call the peer mediator first to work it out
      3. Keep out of unsupervised or restricted areas
      4. Obey the traffic rules when riding your bicycle
    • Student Behavioral Expectations

      Click here for updated Expectations

      ALL THE TIME

      • Listen with your ears, eyes, heart, and mind
      • Keep hands and body to self
      • Be kind in actions and words
      • Be considerate of people, places and things
      • Follow directions the first time
      • Be your best
      • Take responsibility for yourself, your behavior and your work
      • Be on task
      • Report safety concerns
      • Be on time
      • Pick up litter
      • The Five R's

        WALKWAYS
      • Talk quietly
      • Walk safely on the right side
      • Carry play equipment

        PLAYGROUND
      • Good sportsmanship and fair play
      • Take turns
      • Play safely in assigned area
      • Use equipment properly
      • Bell/freeze/walk

        LUNCHROOM

      • Use indoor voice
      • Use proper manners
      • Use the bathroom and wash hands before entering the cafeteria
      • Stay in your place in line
      • Walk carefully with both hands on the tray
      • Eat your own food
      • Keep eating areas clean
      • Stay seated until excused

        BUS

      • Use indoor voice
      • Listen to teachers, chaperones, and driver
      • Wait in line, wait your turn
      • Obey bus rules
      CLASSROOM
      • Be a good listener
      • Be patient with others
      • Sit in your seat quickly and quietly
      • Be prepared and ready to learn
      • Do your best work
      • Complete and turn in work on time
      • Return materials to proper place

        LIBRARY AND COMPUTER LAB

      • Use indoor voice
      • Wait your turn
      • When you use it, put it back
      • Take care of books and equipment
      • Push chair in quietly
      • Manners and Respect

        RESTROOMS

      • Use facilities properly
      • Show consideration for others' privacy
      • Flush
      • Wash hands
      • Use supplies wisely
      • Turn off water
      • Keep area clean
      • Partners for safety (grades K-3)

        ASSEMBLY

      • Listen attentively
      • Respond appropriately
      • Enter and leave in an orderly manner
      • Sit in assigned area

        BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL
      • Do not arrive before 7 a.m.
      • Listen to school staff and JPOs
      • Wait calmly at assigned area
      • Remain in cafe until the 7:40 bell rings
      • Walk
      • Use crosswalks
      • Leave school promptly
       
      Lost and Found

      All lost and found articles should be reported to the office. To claim lost articles, report to the office. Lost clothing and shoes can be claimed in the cafeteria near the stage. All unclaimed articles will be donated to a worth cause at the end of the school year. It is highly recommended that all personal articles be clearly marked or labeled.

      Gifts to Teachers and Other School Personnel

      Department Of Education (DOE) policy 1320 states: "The presentation of gifts by individual pupils to teachers and principals and administrative officers should be discouraged throughout the department organizations."

      While the thoughtfulness is appreciated, we wish to eliminate embarrassing situations that may occur from such transactions.

    Question

    • Is there another place to find this information?

      Yes, it is located in the front of your child's planner. Every student is given a spiral-bound Pū‘ōhala Planner at the beginning of the school year, thanks to the fundraising efforts of our fabulous PTA. Please consider joining this parent organization. Hui Mākua and SCC are other ways to give input/assistance on how to help our keiki thrive. Mahalo for asking.