Vision - Kapaa Elementary School is a gathering place for all to learn.  From keiiki to kupuna, we are an ohana that embrace all learners.

Mission - Together we grow!

Contact info:

Phone: 808-821-4424
Automated Phone line: 808-821-6972
Fax: 808-821-4431
Located in the town of Kapa'a on the island of Kaua'i:
4886 Kawaihau Rd.
Kapa'a, Hi. 96746


Our school office is open from 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Our staff is willing to offer assistance and information involving registration, transfers, releases, appointments with the administration, and the filling out of necessary forms. If you have any questions please call the office at 821-4424.

The campus is supervised from 7:30 AM to 2:15 PM
Please do not leave your children unsupervised before and after school hours. Our office staff is not responsible for supervising children.

School Records
Please notify the office regarding change of address, home telephone number, father's/mother's number and emergency contact information.

School Hours
The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. and 1:15 p.m. on Wed.  If your child to and from school in a car, please make sure to drop off and pick him/her up on time, following our school traffic plan, as there is no supervision before and after school hours unless your child is enrolled in the A-plus Program.

Tardy Policy

A warning bell rings at 7:45 a.m. and students are expected to be in their class, ready to learn, promptly at 7:50 a.m.  Any student arriving after 7:50 a.m. must report to the office for a tardy slip and will be marked tardy on their attendance record for that day.

Student Release During the School Day
Release of students early during the school day must be done through the office.  The office has a sign-out sheet for parents or guardians who are withdrawing their children for a part of the day.  When scheduling appointments, please try to make them for after school hours, on weekends, or during breaks.

Absence

Appropriate procedures for absences need to be observed at Kapa'a Elementary School where attendance is highly valued.  Parents must inform the school office when a student is absent.  Call 821-4424 before 9:00 a.m. each morning of an absence.  If a student is not in school for at least three hours, it is the State Policy that they are considered absent for that day.

If your child is absent from school due to illness, you may call the school office before 9:00 a.m. to request homework assignments from your child’s teacher.  The office will notify the teacher and the assignments will be sent to the office for pick-up after school.

We strongly discourage vacation trips when school is in session.  Your child's teacher is under no obligation to provide work prior to your child's absence.  When he/she returns to school, teachers are not required to provide make-up tests or tutoring. 

Please send a positive message to your child about the importance of being in school every day.



Bell Schedule
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

7:45 - First Bell - Teacher Opening
7:50 - 8:10 - Second Bell - Students in Homeroom - Morning Announcements
8:10 - 9:45 - INSTRUCTION BLOCK
9:45 - 10:00 - Recess
10:00 - 11:30 - INSTRUCTION BLOCK
11:30 - 12:10 - First Lunch
11:50 - 12:30 - Second Lunch
12:10 - 12:50 - Third Lunch
12:10 - 1:55 - INSTRUCTION BLOCK
1:55 - 2:00 - Teacher Closing
2:00 - Dismissal
2:00-2:45 - Teacher Prep Period

Wednesday

7:45 - First Bell - Teacher Opening
7:50 - 8:10 - Second Bell - Students in Homeroom - Morning Announcements
8:10 - 9:45 - INSTRUCTION BLOCK
9:45 - 10:00 - Recess
10:00 - 11:30 - INSTRUCTION BLOCK
11:00 - 11:40 - First Lunch
11:20 - 12:00 - Second Lunch
11:40 - 12:10 - Third Lunch
12:10 - 1:10 - INSTRUCTION BLOCK
1:10 - 1:15 - Teacher Closing
1:15 - Dismissal
1:15-2:00 - Teacher Prep Period



Highly Qualified Teacher
Teacher Qualifications
SY 2015-2016

As a parent/guardian of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistants(s) who instruct your child.  Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and educational assistant(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request.  You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).

 

1.        Whether the teacher has met licensing criteria and had earned the designation of Highly Qualified for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she teaches.  Core academic subjects include:

·         English/language arts

·         Mathematics

·         Science

·         Foreign Languages

·         Civic and Government

·         Economics

·         History

·         Geography

·         Art

2.       Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived.

3.       The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advance degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and

4.       Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

 

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact our school office.