2022-23 Great Start Guide: Elementary (K5-6)

List of 11 items.

  • New Parent Welcome

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

    To ensure a great start to a successful school year, the student and at least one parent must attend an orientation session:
    • Students in Gr 1-6 have small-group orientation appointments on August 8, scheduled by the Elementary Office. 
    • K5 students have individual orientation appointments scheduled by the Early Childhood Office.
    The orientation allows your child to meet his/her teacher before the first day of school.
    • All students should bring their school supplies to their orientation sessions.
    • Students do not need to wear uniforms to orientation sessions.
    • For grades 4-6, students do not need to bring their laptops for their orientation sessions.
  • 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 may view your child’s grades (grades 1-6), notes from teachers, and forms that need your signature.

    The following forms will need to be signed after you log-in to the school website:
    1. Lower School Technology Agreement Form (Gr 1 - 3) and/or Gr 4 - 6)
    2. Lower School Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy Form
    3. Permission for Use of Likeness/Materials Forms (ALL-04)
    4. Lower School SeeSaw Parent Consent (Gr K3 - 3)
    5. Lower School Parent and Student Handbook Signature Form
  • New School Year Packets

    You will receive a new school year packet via mail from the appropriate divisional 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 appropriate divisional office (Gr K5 - earlychildhood@hanalani.org; Gr 1-6 - elementary@hanalani.org ) via a scanned email copy of each by July 13, 2022:
    1. Student Data Card
    2. Permission for Treatment and Release
    3. Partnering Profile
  • 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.
  • 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 
    All required immunizations and a physical examination must be dated within one year before the first day of school in the state of Hawaii. The following are the required immunizations:
    • 5 DTAP or DPT/Td (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis)
    • 4 Polio (IPV or OPV)
    • 2 Hepatitis A
    • 3 Hepatitis B
    • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
    • 2 Varicella (chickenpox)
    Time periods between doses must meet the Hawaii Department of Health requirements. Students missing the required immunizations or the required documents will not be permitted to enter school on the first day (Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11 Chapter 157, Department of Health Immunization Branch 586-8313).

    If you have any questions regarding the Hawaii Department of Health requirements, you can contact the Hawaii Immunization Program at 586-8332. You can also call us at (808) 625-0737, extension 450 (Grades K5-1) or extension 451 (Grades 2-6).

    Please turn in student health records including vaccination records at Classroom Orientation or by the first day of the school at the latest.
  • Lunch

    Breakfast, lunch and other food items are available for purchase at The Royal Cafe. A complete lunch meal includes an entree, fruit, vegetable, and drink. School lunch will be available starting on the first day of school.

    We will 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.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

    Parents will need to go to the school website and log-in to sign the BYOD Policy Form before the first day of school so that your child can use his/her laptop at school.
    Students in Grades 4-6 will sign the BYOD Policy Form with a teacher at school. 

    Student laptops will be set up to connect to the Hanalani network after school begins.

    View: Lower School BYOD FAQs
  • Footwear

    For safety reasons, K5 students should wear socks and fully enclosed athletic shoes, especially on P.E. days. K5 students may wear shoes with laces only if they know how to tie them.

    For safety reasons, students in grades 1-6 should wear socks and athletic shoes on P.E. days. On non-P.E. days, boys should wear shoes and socks while girls may wear sandals. The sandals must have a back strap and no heels.
  • Picture Day

    Thursday, 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.