2022-23 Great Start Guide: Early Childhood (K3-K4)

List of 13 items.

  • New Parent Welcome

    Our Admissions team will host an orientation session on Thursday, July 28, for the families who are new to our Hanalani Ohana this school year.  More details will be directly communicated to those families.
  • Individual Student Orientation

    Orientation appointments will be scheduled on August 9-10. During the 15-minute appointment, the K3 & K4 student and his/her parents will visit the classroom and meet with the teacher. Students should bring their school supplies at that time. It is not necessary for students to wear their uniforms to the orientation. Appointment day and time will be confirmed by the Early Childhood Office.
    What to bring to orientation:
    • School Supplies
  • New School Year Preparation

    Your child's adjustment to school will be smoother if a schedule of wake-up time, lunch, rest/nap, and bedtime has been established a couple of weeks before school starts.

    For the school year, the students will have the following schedule:
    • K3 & K4 will have lunch around 10:45am daily
    • K3 & K4 nap time is at 12:00pm daily
  • First Days of School

    First Days of School for Hanalani students:
    • Opening Day for Grades 1-12:  Tuesday, August 9, 2022
    • Opening Day for K3/K4 & K5:  Wednesday. August 10, 2022
    The first days of school are regular, full days with Before- and After-School Care.

    For the first few days, it is often easier for first-time students, especially K3 & K4 students, to be picked up immediately after school rather than staying in After School Care.  After the children are acquainted with school, the transition to After School is much easier.


  • Log-in to Hanalani.org

    Parents of enrolled students should have received information about updating their log-in information for our school website.  This will give you access to myschoolapp, a platform in which you can see notes from the school and your child’s teacher as well as forms that need your signature.

    The following forms will need to be signed after you log-in to the school website:
    1. Permission for Use of Likeness/Materials Form (ALL-04)
    2. Lower School SeeSaw Parent Consent Form (Gr K3 - 3)
    3. Lower School Parent and Student Handbook Signature Form
  • New School Year Packets

    You will receive a new school year packet via mail from the Early Childhood Office. This will include a letter from the Lower School Principal, and the following hard copy forms that we ask that you review, sign and return to the Early Childhood Office (earlychildhood@hanalani.org) via a scanned email copy of each by July 13, 2022:
    1. Student Data Card
  • Health & Safety

    The following are practices for the health and safety of our students and staff::
    • Handwashing and hand sanitizing frequently throughout the day
    • Masks can be worn by those who desire to wear them
    • General daily health checks by teachers
    • Contactless payment for lunches/meals/campus store
    • Sanitation of common areas increased in frequency throughout the day. Daily campus-wide sanitation at the end of each day.
  • Security Door

    The doors of the Early Childhood area are secured during school hours. For assistance, parents may call the EC office or use the intercom to the left of the main entrance doors.
  • Health Requirements

    Hawaii State Law requires that all students entering any Hawaii school must submit the following:
    1. Department of Health TB Document F and if the physician deems necessary, a Document G may be needed. 
    2. A completed Student Health Record form 
    Students who do not meet the requirements will not be permitted to enter school on the first day. The following are the required immunizations:
    • 4 PCV
    • 3-4 HiB
    • 4 DTaP or DPT/Td (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) 
    • 3 Polio (IPV or OPV) 
    • 2 Hepatitis A
    • 3 Hepatitis B 
    • 1 MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) 
    • 1 Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Snacks & Lunches

    A light morning snack of milk or water and a nutritious food item (i.e., fruit, vegetables, crackers, etc.) is offered to K3 and K4 students. An afternoon snack is offered to students staying in After-School Care (ASC).

    Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase at The Royal Café. A complete lunch meal includes an entrée, fruit, vegetable, and white milk. School lunch will be available starting on the first day of school.

    We will continue to use a contactless payment system. Lunches can be pre-ordered online by 8 pm the night before. More details and account set up will be sent to parents via email.
  • Potty Trained Policy

    Students are required to be completely potty trained by August 1.  While children may be fully potty trained at home, we recognize that the students may need an adjustment period to be fully polly trained while at school.  
    • From the beginning of the school year until Sept. 15 will be considered an adjustment period. Occasional accidents are considered understandable. However, frequent accidents (three or more per week) will be considered not completely potty trained. Teacher will meet with parents to establish a plan to complete potty training.
    • After Sept. 15 accident reports will be sent home and the following steps will be implemented.
      • First occurrence: a wet/soiled incident results in a note sent home.
      • Second occurrence: parents are called to take the child home.
      • Third occurrence: the child may be asked to stay home for a week or more until potty training is established.
    • Students should not be having accidents during nap by the beginning of second semester.
    • If all the steps have been taken to help the student complete the potty training process and the student is still having accidents, then the student will be considered not potty trained and will need to withdraw from school till the child is potty trained and an opening is available for the child to re-enroll.
  • Footwear

    Footwear policies are for safety reasons.
    • K3-K4 students must wear socks and fully enclosed athletic shoes.
    • K3-K4 students' shoes must have non-tie fastening (e.g., Velcro, zipper, etc.)
    No particular brand or color of shoes is required, but footwear with questionable characters may not be worn.  It is best to select shoes that have soles with good traction, avoiding shoes that are clog-like or that have flat, slick soles.
  • Picture Day

    Wednesday, August 25, will be Picture Day for all Elementary students. Aloha attire is encouraged. All students, regardless of photo package purchase, will be required to take a picture for an ID badge and the yearbook. Note: The student ID badge will be used for contactless payment and to check out library books.