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School Policies

School Attendance Policy

Students 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, tardiness, and early releases are unacceptable and prevent maximum teaching and learning from taking place.


Uniform T-Shirt Policy

Students are required to wear the school uniform daily except on Wash Wednesdays.

*Waimalu uniforms will be worn as designed.

* The form and design of these shirts shall not be changed or altered in any way.


Wash Wednesdays

*All students are required to wear the school uniform on Mondays,

 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  On Wash Wednesdays, students may wear appropriate clothing which conforms to the school code.


Dress Code Policy

  • All clothing and accessories must be free of messages relating to drugs, gangs, sex or profanity.
  • Gang-related fashion is prohibited. 
  • Bandannas, head coverings, sunglasses/shades, wait chains, oversized belts or belt buckles are prohibited.
  • Hems of shorts and skirts must not be shorter than the top of the middle finger when the student is standing with arms down.
  • Appropriately sized pants must be secure at the waist with no undergarments showing.
  • Underwear showing to include bra straps, white ribbed undershirt, oversized (tank top) worn on the outside are not allowed.
  • With the exception of jackets, raincoats and sweaters being used for protection against rainy and cold weather, no other clothing should be covering the school uniform.
  • Tank tops must have a two-inch wide strap.


Contraband Policy

Waimalu Elementary is a learning environment where the health and safety of all students are paramount. Any possessions that are deemed as illegal, dangerous, or a distraction to learning are considered contraband and will be dealt with according to school disciplinary procedures and the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 19. The following are examples of items classified as contraband (actual contraband is not limited to the list below):

  • Illicit Drugs
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco Products and Paraphernalia (including “e-cigarette products”, etc.)
  • Lighters/Matches
  • Weapons
  • Knives
  • Firearms (including Air-soft/paintball guns, Pellet/BB guns, etc.)
  • Fireworks/Explosives
  • Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices (iPods, iPads, video game devices, etc.)  
  • Toys and recreational items
  • Trading Cards
  • Chewing gum


Cell Phone Policy

Students may only use cellular phones after school in front of the office, at the upper parking lot area, or once students are off campus, including when students reach the bridge leading to Hekaha Street next to the residential area.