2019-20 Great Start Checklist: Early Childhood (K3-K4)

List of 9 items.

  • Student Orientation Appointments

    Orientation appointments will be scheduled on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13. 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 to put in their cubbies 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.
  • 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 Day

    The first day of school for K3 and K4 students is Wednesday, August 14 at 8:05 a.m. It will be a regular, full day with Before- and After-School Care. For the first few days, it is often easier for first time students, especially K3 students, to be picked up immediately after school rather than staying in After-School Care. After the children are acquainted with the school, the transition to After-School Care is much easier.
  • 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. It is best to select shoes that have soles with good traction, avoiding shoes with slick soles.
  • 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).

    Lunch or milk can only be purchased with lunch/milk coupons. Coupon books are available for purchase in the Campus Store. Lunch coupons allow the purchase of a complete meal, including an entree, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Milk coupons are also available. A school lunch menu is sent home at the beginning of each month and is also available on the school’s website. School lunch will be available on the first day of school.
  • Health Requirements

    Hawaii State Law requires that all students entering any Hawaii school must submit the following:
    • (1) a Tuberculosis (TB) clearance and physical exam
      • In addition, the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) requires 3- and 4-year-old students entering Hanalani for the first time to have their TB clearance and physical exam done within one year of their start date.
    • (2) a completed Health Record Form (HA-16)
    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 DTaP or DPT/Td (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis)
    • 3 Polio (IPV or OPV)
    • 3 Hepatitis B
    • 1 MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
    • 1 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.
    Parents of students in the Early Childhood Division of Hanalani Schools who would like to chaperone field trips or help out in the classroom are required to have a negative tuberculin clearance on file in the EC Office. For first-time EC parents, the clearance must be dated within one year.
  • Potty Trained Policy

    To clarify our potty trained policy the following guidelines apply from the first day of school through September 15. 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 two weeks to work on potty training. After September 15 if an occasional wet accident occurs, the office will send home the wet clothes. However, if the child soils his/her pants, parents are called to take the child home for the day.
  • Security Door

    The doors of the Early Childhood area are secured during school hours. Parents may request access via the button and intercom on the left side of the doors.
  • Picture Day

    Tuesday, August 27 is Picture Day for K3 and K4 students. All students, regardless of purchase, will be required to take a picture for yearbook purposes.