Honoka’a Elementary School

Welcome to Honoka’a Elementary School! Our school is nestled along the scenic Hamakua Coast in a beautiful rural setting. Honoka’a is a former sugar plantation town that retains the charm of Old Hawaii. We have students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Our student enrollment is approximately 375 students. We are excited about what is happening at our school and about the high-quality public school education we provide our students.

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Reminder:

No School on Tuesday 10/21 – Teacher Institute Day

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HALLOWEEN-EE-FUN!   

This year we will be having a Costume Parade in the afternoon of 10/31.  Costumes should be character or creative based and must not be bloody, gory, or overly scary in nature.  No guns, knives, swords, etc. will be allowed.  Students who bring these costumes will not be allowed to participate/dress up.  This is an early day (1:15 release), so following the parade, classes may be planning some fun activities in the classroom before we release at 1:15.  Please note that NO CANDY will be allowed at school on Halloween.  If you plan to bring treats to pass out please consider alternative things like pencils, popcorn, stickers, etc.  We know our dragons will get plenty of candy when they trick-or-treat.  At school, we want to have fun, while still observing our Healthy food policy.  If your class will be celebrating with food, treat type foods will be allowed in moderation – but healthy foods are encouraged.  Afterschool activities are being planned and more information will be sent out soon.

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Parent Teacher Conferences:

Parent Teacher Conferences begin on 10/27/14 and run through 11/12/14.  You should have gotten an invitation to sign up with your child(ren)’s teacher.  Confirmations of appointments will be sent out on 10/13 when we return from break.  For the duration of conferences we will have “early release” at 1:15.  Please make arrangements to pick students up at 1:15 if they do not ride the bus or attend Aplus.  Our teachers are excited to have this time to meet with parents and discuss the progress our little dragons are making! 

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PARKING REMINDER:

There is NO parking in the Staff Parking lot for drop off and pick up of students.  This is a staff only parking lot and is not safe for children.  Please do not pull in this parking lot in the morning or afternoon hours to drop off or pick up your students.  

Student drop off is in front of the cafeteria or at the elementary bus ramp for all students if arriving before 7:30.  Please be aware that supervision on campus does not begin until 7:30.  Breakfast supervision in the cafeteria begins at 7:15.  If you would like to park and walk your child in to campus please utilize the Honoka’a Sports Complex Parking lot, or curbside parking on Mamane Street below the school. 

(kindergarten only): If dropping off after 7:30  - you may use the upper turn around drop off lot near I building- but there is no parking in the turnaround.  

(Preschool only): Parents may use the upper turn around for drop off from 8am – 8:15am once regular school traffic has subsided.  

We will be asking Hawaii Police Department to be onsite to help us with traffic and safety in the mornings until everyone is used to the morning procedures.  As always, our goal is to keep our Honoka’a Keiki safe!  Mahalo for helping us with following the traffic procedures at school.  

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Your Right to Know – Teacher Qualification

Teacher Qualification Letter


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FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights – Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collected; and 4) military recruitment information.

 

For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, visit

http://bit.ly/FERPAHI

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School Mission

We provide students with a nurturing environment that enables them to develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to be productive citizens.

School Vision

Our students will be problem-solvers who use critical and creative thinking to achieve their goals.

 

Academic & Financial Plan 2014-15sy

To view our school’s Financial and Academic Plan for the current school year, please click on the following:

14-15 HES Academic Plan

14-15 HES Academic Plan Targets

Website Contact: lisa_abarcar@notes.k12.hi.us

HONOKA’A ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
45-534 Pakalana St.
Honoka’a, HI 96727
775-8820