Waiakeawaena Elementary School

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Welcome to Waiakeawaena
Drop Off Procedures
  • Parents and legal guardians should remain in their car when dropping off or picking up their child. 
  • 7:10 am - 7:40 am:
    • Students eating breakfast.
  • 7:30 am- 8:00 am:
    • Andrews Gym or Kinoole St. for all students.
    • Kilauea Ave. for bus riders and students needing health clearance (documentation is required). 
  • Once on campus:
    • Students in grades K-1 will wait near their classrooms.  Areas have been designated for each class following all social distancing guidelines. Staff will be available to assist students.
    • Students in grades 2-5 will wait in Andrews Gym with Waiākeawaena staff following all social distancing guidelines.  
    • Students should bring something to read (book, magazine, comic book, etc.) as no personal electronics are allowed on campus.
  • If your child is tardy (8:00 am or later) please use the Kilauea Avenue drop-off in front of the office as your child will need a tardy slip.

Pick Up Procedures

We will be using a staggered dismissal system to reduce the number of students walking around campus at the same time.

  • Be sure to have a sign with your child's last name, first name, and grade level on the dashboard.
  • Please do not come before your student's scheduled release time.
  • Please pick up your child at the appropriate time.
  • 1:55 pm (1:05 on Wednesdays):
    • Bus riders will be released to be picked up on Kilauea Ave.
    • Kindergarten will be released for pick up on Kino'ole St.
    • 5th Grade will be released for pick up at Andrews Gym.
  • 2:05 pm (1:15 on Wednesdays):
    • 1st Grade will be released for pick up on Kilauea Ave.
    • 3rd Grade will be released for pick up on Kino'ole St.
    • Students with siblings will be released for pick up at Andrew's Gym.
  • 2:15 pm (1:25 on Wednesdays):
    • 2nd Grade will be released for pick up on Kilauea Ave.
    • 4th Grade will be released for pick up on Kino'ole St.

Drop Off and Pick Up

This video goes into detail about the drop off and pick up procedures.


Daily Wellness Checklist
  • Updated 03/10/22
Return to School Criteria
  • Updated 03/10/22
  • Upon return to campus, students should be dropped off on Kilauea beginning at 7:30 am. Please provide required documentation (if needed). 
Interim Guidance for Schools K-12
Travel Criteria (County of Hawaii)
Travel Criteria (DOE)
Travel Guidelines for Students
Visitor Policy (DOE)
Important Links
COVID-19 Health and Safety Handbook
*updated 03/10/2022