Hawaii Board of Education Attendance Policy
Hawaii Board of Education §302A-1132, states that “all children who will have arrived at the age of at least five years on or before July 31 of the school year, and who will not have arrived at the age of eighteen years, by January 1 of any school year, shall attend either a public or private school” and that parents or guardians who care for the child must ensure that they attend school unless exempted by law.
Hawaii Board of Education §302A-1132, states that enforcement for enforcing compulsory attendance is placed on the Department of Education (DOE). Reference: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov
Pearl City Highlands Elementary School Attendance Policy
Will be provided upon request from parent/guardian by 8:30 a.m.
Homework should to be picked up from the office after 2:00 p.m. (1:10 p.m. on Fridays)
Early release is a request to have your child leave the school campus before the official school end time (2:00 Mon-Thurs; 1:10 Fri). Please call the school before 8:30 a.m. when requesting for early release with specific time and reason for the release. If an early release is known in advance, a note to the office is preferred. Exceptions will be made for emergencies.
Trips during the school year are discouraged, however parents must notify the school in writing as soon as plans for any extended absences due to family vacations or trips and/or sports competition events have been made. Teachers are required to provide make-up work for excused absences only.
Students who arrive at school after the official start time of 7:50 am are considered tardy and must:
Please call the school before 8:00 a.m. if your child will be late to ensure that a lunch will be ordered, if needed. The school will only excuse tardies when an official note is submitted and are for the following reasons:
Unexcused tardies and absences may affect a student’s performance and achievement. The following may occur:
Pearl City Highlands Elementary School Plan of Action
*Note: When receiving attendance letters (Notification, 1st Notice, 2nd Notice), no distinction will be made between excused or unexcused absences and/or tardies.
5 Notification letter
10 1st Notice letter
15 2nd Notice letter
20 Referral to Family Court
5 Notification letter
10 1st Notice
15 2nd Notice
Consequences for attendance concerns range from Interventions with the Counselor, Referral to School Social Worker, Mandatory Parent Conferences, Home Visits, Voluntary Attendance Service Plans, Attendance Contracts and will occur if deemed necessary. If excessive tardies and absences persist, a referral to Family Court will be made.