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Starting August 2014, your child must be 5 years old on or before July 31st to enter Kindergarten in the state of Hawaii. For more information visit: earlylearning.hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-0796.
who do not make the age requirement to register
*Kindergarten Registration begins each February for the following school year.
The first step to registering your child at Ma'ema'e Elementary school is to check if our school is within the geographical area where you currently live. Please use the Department of Education's Public School Finder to generate a list of Elementary, Middle, and High Schools within your area.
Please contact our school directly at (808) 595-5400 to verify that it is the correct school, as service boundaries can change.
If you DO NOT live within our district and still wish to attend Ma'ema'e Elementary, you will need to apply for a Geographical Exception (GE). The application period is January 1- March 1 to enroll for the following school year. GE's are available at your home school. Paperwork must be submitted through your home school to possibly qualify for a GE. For more detailed information about GE Registration, please visit the Hawaii State Department of Education GE website.
When registering, parents and guardians will need to bring the following documents:
Parent/Guardian photo ID
School Certificate of Release (if transferring from a previous school)
Custody Documents (if necessary)
Kindergarten Questionnaire (For incoming Kindergarteners only)
Kindergarten Supplemental Form (For incoming Kindergarteners only)
Please be prepared to complete the forms above at the school office. You may complete the forms and print them in advance to expedite the process.
More detailed descriptions of the documentation necessary for enrollment can be found on the Hawaii State Department of Education website.