School Attendance Policy
Students are expected to attend school daily and be on time. The official school day for students begins at 8:30 a.m., a warning bell will ring at 8:25 a.m., and the school day ends at 2:36 p.m., except on Wednesdays the school day ends at 1:40 p.m.
Reporting an Absence:
In the event your child is going to be absent from school, please contact the school in one of the following ways:
Go to moanaluamiddle.org and click Report an Absence button on the top right section and fill out the google doc with the information needed.
Call our attendance line at (808) 305-1292 at any time and leave a brief description; your name, child’s full legal name, reason for absence, and date of absence.
*Failure to contact the school of an absence may result in the absence being recognized as unexcused.
Students who arrive at school after the official start time of 8:30 am are considered tardy and must:
- Report to the office upon their arrival to receive a tardy pass before reporting to the classroom.
- If the tardy is due to a medical/dental appointment, please bring an official doctor/dentist note.
Early release is a request to have your child leave the school campus before the official
school end time (Mon-Friday 2:36p.m.; Wednesday at 1:40 p.m.).
Call the school office before 8:30 a.m. When making this request please give your child’s full legal name, reason, and pick-up time. If an early release is known in advance, a note to the office is preferred. An off-campus pass from the office will be prepared and given to your child.
*A parent, guardian, or an authorized adult must sign-out the student using our QR code located in the office before a student is allowed to leave campus. Be prepared to present a picture ID.
Parents please notify the school office as soon as plans for any extended absences due to family vacations or trips and/or sports competition events have been made.
Chronic Absenteeism and Excessive Tardiness:
Students are considered chronically absent when they accumulate 15 absences. Students are considered excessively tardy when they accumulate 15 tardies. Progressive action will be taken to address and prevent chronic absenteeism and excessive tardiness. Students who are chronically absent or excessively tardy may
Upon Returning to School:
A doctor’s note is required for absences of five or more consecutive days due to illness upon returning to school. Failure to submit this note may result in the absence being considered unexcused and subject to counselor and administrator follow up action.
Homework requests will be taken on the second consecutive day of your child’s absence. Requests must be made before 9:00 a.m. and will be available for pick up in the front office at the end of the school day. Otherwise, the homework request will be available the next school day.
If your child will be absent for reasons other than an illness, contact your child's counselor prior to absence to make the appropriate arrangements for picking up homework. Requested assignments are due on the day the student returns to school.
Updated : July 11, 2022