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Aina Haina School

Mauka Staff Parking and Auto Drop Off

The mauka auto drop off and staff parking project is complete.

A few reminders regarding that area of campus:

  1. Auto drop off is available from 7:30-7:55 daily. JPOs and Mrs. Ako along with other guest adults will open your passenger side door, greet your child and assist them with their belongings for drop off.

  2. All stalls except the ADA stall is reserved for staff parking only from 7:00-2:15 (1:30 W).

  3. All parents wanting to park and drop off their children in the morning should use the gravel lot (where Big Brothers donation bin is located) or the lower makai parking lot.

  4. Pulling in to the mauka lot's staff stalls to park or to drop off child is not permitted in the morning; this creates a safety hazard of pulling in, pulling out mixed with the auto drop off traffic entering and exiting.

  5. Access to campus should be via crosswalks, campus walkways and the playground stairs and gate (gravel lot)

  6. The stalls are available to all for parking after school to assist with A+ pickup etc.

  7. Please drive attentively on and near our campus.

Thanks for everyone's understanding and partnership when it comes to the safety and well-being of our kids and each other.

Take care,
Mr. Gayer

Safety: Morning Drop Offs and Afternoon Pick Ups

We want to thank everyone for their patience and courtesy each morning and afternoon during the busy drop off and pick up times for school. We’d also like to take this opportunity to reiterate some key safety reminders for our campus. The staff and students of AHES do thank everyone in advance for their attention to our campus safety at all times while on campus, but particularly during the very busy drop off and pick-up times.

Please be aware and reminded that there is no campus supervision before 8:00 unless students are in the YMCA Morning Care Program (6:30-8:00) or are having breakfast in the cafeteria (7:30-8:00)
During morning drop off times, please……
  • Drive with patience, courtesy and caution on and around the campus.
  • Park in the mauka gravel lot or in the Makai parking lot if you need to exit your vehicle.
  • All parking within the gate of the cafeteria lot is AHES Staff Parking.
  • Pull completely forward in the auto drop off lines.
  • Have children remain in their seatbelts or booster seats until coming to a complete stop.
  • Have children exit from the passenger side when using either of the auto drop off lines.

Please be aware and reminded that there is no campus supervision after 2:15 unless students are in the YMCA A+ Program (1:30/2:25-5:30), enrolled with a Parks and Recreation Program in the Park Pavilion or is enrolled in an after school program on campus.
During afternoon pick up times, please…..
  • Drive with patience, courtesy and caution on and around the campus parking areas.
  • Do not block the entrance/exit gate area of the cafeteria staff parking lot.
  • Park in the mauka gravel lot or Makai marked parking stalls if you need to exit your vehicle.
  • Keep the cafeteria staff parking lot clear for cars to move through for their pick-ups.
  • Remind your child(ren) as to where they should wait for pick up and to wait safely and kindly.
  • Be sure all children are buckled up and/or secured in their appropriate booster or car seats.

Regardless of the time of day or on/off campus, please also take the time to…
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Never leave a child unattended in your vehicle for any amount of time
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Keep all valuables with you and/or out of view from your windows

With Regards,
Anthony Gayer, Assistant Principal

Olelo Youth Xchange Winners!


Congratulations to our school's Jaguar@8 team for winning in the category, Creating Peace for Elementary School, at the 'Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition. There were a total of 121 videos submitted in the elementary, middle, and high school divisions of this category. They were also treated to a lunch, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Honolulu, who also sponsored this category in the competition. Congratulations!

4/17/18 Letter to Families Impacted by Weather Event

Aloha Families,

Please allow us to send out best wishes to all of our families who may have been impacted by the recent weather and subsequent flooding events.

We want all of our families to know that AHES endeavors not to just be a place of learning and teaching, but also a place of caring and nurturing. While we are aware of several families either displaced or negatively impacted by the recent severe weather and flooding in our community, we also understand that we may not fully know the extent of impact this past weekend may have had or be having on our families. We want to invite all of you to reach out to us here at Aina Haina Elementary if you are concerned about your own child or others who may have been affected. Feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, any counselor, an administrator or any other staff member and we will work with you to connect your child or your family to appropriate resources both here at school and outside.

While in school, our teachers, counseling staff and other adults on campus will be reaching out and talking story with students regarding their thoughts or feelings about the recent events. We know that even our students, not directly impacted, feel great empathy for their friends and peers who have been affected in some way. We want to assure you that we will be working with our students to positively channel their thoughts and emotions as appropriate.

Again, our best wishes to all of our families and community members. We are a great school because of you and we are here to work with you and your child through these challenging circumstances.

Take care,

Tony Gayer
Assistant Principal

HIDOE Safety and Security


Transition of electronic meal accounting statewide system

1.18.18_SFSB - Memo to Parents - Harris School Solutions eTrition

HIDOE Emergency Preparations

2018-01-16 Letter to Parents (final - correct date)

Safety and Security Information

AHERA Letter 2017 Decembercampus water pollution 2017

Home/School Partnership Tip

Home School Partnership Tip Oct 2017 copy