Attendance Policy

Homework Procedure

for Absences

If a child is absent from school for two (2) or more consecutive days, the parent/guardian may request homework by informing the teacher before 9:30 am.  Pick up homework assignments at the office on the day of the request from 2:15-4:00 pm (M, T, Th, F) or 12:45-4:00 pm (W).  Return homework to the office on Friday if absence continues.  After requesting homework, parents must assume responsibility for insuring that homework is completed and turned in on a timely basis.

Students at Ma'ema'e Elementary need to attend school daily and be in class on time so that optimum benefits of education can be achieved.  Unexcused and/or excessive absences and tardies are unacceptable and prevent Maximum teaching and learning from taking place.  

Absent Students:

In order to ensure students' accountability for their attendance and to ensure consistent data collection, Ma'ema'e School will process and maintain attendance on a daily basis.  The parent or guardian is responsible for notifying the teacher from the first day of their child's ansence by note/voicemail/email and should include the following information:

  • Child's first and last legal name

  • Grade/Room Number

  • Date(s) of absence

  • Reason for absence

  • On written notes: write the date and parent's signature

Excused Absences:

  • Illness, injury, quarantine (chicken pox, measles, etc)

  • Doctor/Dental appointment

  • Death in the family

  • Court attendance or approval

  • Family emergencies

  • Special cases approved by the Principal

Unexcused Absences:

  • Entertaining visitors/guests

  • Parent request without explanation

  • Family vacations (on/off island), trips**

  • Youth camp**

  • Sports competition events**

**Note: Parents must notify the school administration in writing of any extended absences due to vacations, camps, and/or sports competitions.  The principal will determine if the absences will be excused or unexcused by considering if student academics is adversely affected and/or if attendance is a concern.  Teacher are required to provide make-up work for excused absences only.

Automated Attendance Calls:

Calls are automatically made to the homes of students after 11:30 am if they were marked with an unexcused absence.  The message is: "This is a message from Ma'ema'e School.  A student in your household in grade (x) named (student's first name) was absent (date of absence).  Please call your child's teacher's extension number at 595-5400 or send a note to provide an explanation."

 

Tardy: 

Students not in their classrooms by 7:55 a.m. are considered tardy and must report to the office upon arrival to check in and obtain a tardy slip to be given to the teacher.  The office personnel will notate the time for the tardiness. 

Excused Tardy:

  • Medical/dental appointment

  • Student detained by teacher/school official with note

  • Unusual weather/traffic circumstance (including car trouble)

  • All excused absence reasons apply

Unexcused Tardy:

  • Overslept/late start

  • Traffic

  • Missed the bus

  • Personal Business

 

*Note: Any student who acquires seven or more tardies (excused or unexcused) will not be eligible to receive a Perfect Attendance Award.

 

Off Campus Pass: 

If a student needs to leave the campus for medical, dental or other reasons, a note from the parent or guardian should be sent to the office in the morning.  The office will prepare the authorized Student Pass.  When the parent or guardian reports to the office to obtain the pass, our staff will contact the teacher to have your child meet you in the office. If you contact the office the morning your child is to be excused, we will try to have your child ready and waiting when you arrive.  The parent or guardian reports to the office to obtain the pass prior to picking up their child from the classroom.  Issuance of a campus pass for authorization to leave campus will be documented.

Kindergarten Orientation:

Ma'ema'e School has kindergarten orientation sessions during which only some of the students are required to report to school.  Students who are not present on their designated days will be marked "absent."

 

Bell Schedule

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Grades K, 1, 2

7:50 - 7:55

 

7:55 – 8:00

 

8:00 – 9:35

 

9:35 – 9:50

 

9:50 – 11:20

 

11:20 – 11:50

 

11:50 – 11:55

 

11:55 – 2:10

 

2:10 – 2:15

     Warning Bell

 

     Morning Business (5 min)

     

 

     Block I (95 min)

     

     Recess (15 min)

     

     Block II (90 min)

     

     Lunch (30 min)

     

     Recess (5 min)

     

     Block III (135 min)

     

     Closing (5 min)

 

 

 

     Total: 330 minutes

 

Wednesday

Grades K, 1, 2

Warning Bell

 

Morning Business (5 min)

 

Block I (95 min)

 

Recess (15 min)

 

Block II (70 min)

 

Lunch (30 min)

 

Block III (95 min)

 

Closing (5 min)

Total: 245 minutes

7:50 - 7:55

 

7:55 – 8:00

 

8:00 – 9:35

 

9:35 – 9:50

 

9:50 – 11:20

 

11:20 – 11:50

 

11:50 – 12:40  

 

12:40-12:45

 

      

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Grades 3, 4, 5

7:50 - 7:55

 

7:55 – 8:00

 

8:00 – 9:35

 

9:35 – 9:50

 

9:50 – 12:05

 

12:05 – 12:35

 

12:35 – 12:40

 

12:40 – 2:10

 

2:10 – 2:15    

 

Warning Bell

 

Morning Business (5 min)

     

 

Block I (95 min)

     

Recess (15 min)

     

Block II (135 min)

     

Lunch (30 min)

     

Recess (5 min)

     

Block III (90 min)

     

Closing (5 min)

 

 

 

Total: 330 minutes

Wednesday

Grades 3, 4, 5

7:50 - 7:55

 

7:55 – 8:00

 

8:00 – 9:35

 

9:35 – 9:50

 

9:50 – 12:05

 

12:05 – 12:35

 

12:35 – 12:45          

 

Warning Bell

 

Morning Business (5 min)

 

Block I (95 min)

 

Recess (15 min)

 

Block II (135 min)

 

Lunch (30 min)

 

Closing (10 mins)

 

Total: 245 minutes