Helemano School Calendar 2017-2018

Parent Handbook SY2017-2018

Helemano Parent Compact Agreements

HES Financial Plan SY17-18 & HES Academic Plan SY17-20

This link will take you to Helemano's Financial Plan and Academic Plan. Use the "Report Finder" to search for Helemano, select the year and plan.

State of Hawaii Board of Education

The Hawaii State Board of Education ("Board") was established by the Hawaii State Constitution, which grants the Board the power to formulate statewide educational policy.  The Board appoints the executive officers of the public school system and public library system and the members of the State Public Charter School Commission. 
For more information this link will take you to the State of Hawaii Board of Education website :

Attendance Policy

Bell Schedule

Geographic Exceptions

Interested in attending Helemano Elementary School but you do not currently reside within our school’s acceptance boundaries? If so, you may want to apply for a geographic exception.

To obtain a geographic exception for your child to attend Helemano Elementary School, you must visit your home school (the school where your child would normally attend according to where you live). Ask the school office for a GE form, and submit the completed form to the home school. Once the form is submitted, it will take approximately 1-2 weeks to process. You will be contacted on the status of your application.

Please visit the Hawaii Dept. of Education Geographic Exceptions Webpage for further information.

Student Transfers/Withdraws

To transfer a child to a new school, he/she needs to be withdrawn from Helemano Elementary. Please complete a student release form at least one week prior to the exit date. Following completion, please allow 3-4 days for processing. Upon clearance of all financial obligations, a release packet will be given to parents to submit to the receiving school.

Update Personal Information

All updates to any personal information concerning your child must be made in writing to the school. For your convenience, please use the attached form: Personal Info Update

McKinney-Vento Act Brochure

Mandatory Uniform Policy

On July 11, 2005, Helemano Elementary School initiated a mandatory uniform policy. All students are required to wear a school uniform shirt from Monday through Thursday. Each Friday is a "free" dress day when students are able to wear their choice of clothing approved under the school's standard dress code.

Student logo t-shirts may be purchased in the school office from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM at $6.00 each. Helemano PTO subsidizes the cost to keep prices low. The t-shirts are available in three colors: green, gold, or gray. Sizes are from child's X-small (2-4) to (4-16), Adult (SM to XXL= $8). Students may wear appropriate shorts, pants, or skirts.

Thank you for your cooperation in making Helemano a safe place for all children. Uniforms ensure that students can be quickly identified, and students have no pressure to dress a certain way and they help students to concentrate on learning and school. Thank you.

School Bus Information

For information on bus transportation services and to check on the status of your child's application form, please visit the following website:

Kindergarten Supply List

Grades 1-5 Supply List

Health Services

The Health Room’s purpose is to provide medical attention and first aid treatment to children who become ill or injured during school hours. The Health Room is not an extension of the doctor’s office or considered a dispensary. The Health Aide is not authorized to dispense any type of medication including Tylenol or aspirin unless there is authorization from the Department of Health.

Children sent home from the Health Room with a fever over 101 should be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

A child with a hacking cough and/or runny nose with green or yellow discharge belongs at home in bed whether he/she has a fever or not. If your child has diarrhea or a stomachache severe enough to restrict his/her usual activities, he/she should be kept at home.

Many diseases causing a rash are contagious. A rash my be the first sign of one of many childhood diseases. A doctor should be consulted if there are any questions about a rash.

*Please remember – sick children belong at home and in bed! If your child is not feeling well, please do not send him to school with instructions to report to the Health Room. He/she should remain at home. Children sent to school when ill do not function well in class. At Helemano, we love our students and we want them to get the much needed rest that they need so they can get better.

Meal Information

Cafeteria Staff

Breakfast is served from 7:15 to 7:45.
Student breakfast: $1.10. A second breakfast is $2.20. ($5.50/wkly, $22/monthly)
Adult Breakfast: $2.20

Student lunch: $2.50. ($12.50/wkly, $50/monthly)
A second lunch: $5.50.
Adult Lunch: $5.50

Meals include a carton of milk. However, to purchase a carton of milk without a meal is 60¢

Prepayment for meals are required. Click here for detailed information regarding the Meal Tracker Program.

For all inquiries regarding free/reduced meals inquire with the office staff.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Library Information

Parents and students are able to access two online encyclopedias. For instructions, check out these Online Resources.

May Breakfast/Lunch Menu

May Bulletin