SY 2021-22 School Attendance

Hawaii State Compulsory School Attendance Law states that "unless excluded from school or excepted from attendance, all children who will have arrived at the age of at least six years, and who will not have arrived at the age of eighteen, by January 1st of any school year, shall attend either a public or private school for, and during, the school year and any parent, guardian, or other person having the responsibility for, or care of, a child whose attendance at school is obligatory shall send the child to either a public or private school.”

Parents or guardians are legally responsible to make certain that their child attends school every day.
Students must be physically present in school for at least half of the school day to be marked present. Any student who leaves school before, or arrives after 11:00 a.m. will be marked absent.

If a student leaves school before 11:00 a.m. then returns to school after an appointment; the student is considered present for the school day. Kanuikapono PCS recognizes the importance that consistent school attendance can have on a child’s education. Any student with 15 or more absences is considered “Chronically Absent” and may be referred for additional follow-up as required by law.

In order to insure students’ accountability for their attendance and safety, parents or guardians should complete the following questions for anticipated absences or absences that have already occurred.
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Email *
Student Last Name, First Name *
Dates of Absence(s) *
Grade *
REASON FOR ABSENCE: Please provide the reason for your studentʻs absence. Students whose absence is longer than 3 consecutive days will be required to provide supporting documentation (doctorʻs note, court order, etc) to be submitted to the front office. *
REQUEST A MEETING: The Principal has discretion in whether some unexcused absences can be considered excused. If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss a planned or prolonged absence that is noted as unexcused in the previous question, please provide an explanation of the absence below, and the school will be in contact with you to schedule a meeting (via telephone, videoconference or in person) to discuss it. Bear in mind that consideration of any extended absence (vacation, youth camp or other absence for more than 3 consecutive days) will require plans to ensure that the student does not fall behind in his/her education, including make-up work or other efforts.
Parent's First and Last Name *
Parent Phone Number *
I also phoned the school office at 823-9160. *
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