Admissions and Enrollment

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Here is a summary/overview of our enrollment procedure.

IN-DISTRICT ENROLLMENT

If your residence is within Wai’alae School’s “district”, we are your “home school”.  The registration process for “in-district” students is described below.

If you would like to enroll your child in KINDERGARTEN for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Attend one of our Orientations*.  Below is a schedule of our 2017 Orientations, click on a date to register for that Orientation.
  • Obtain, complete, and submit a Kindergarten Registration Packet.  Registration Packets will be available beginning in February 2017 – check our school’s website (www.waialae.edu) or call the Wai’alae School Office at 733-4880 in January to confirm exact starting date.  To obtain a Registration Packet, please bring:
    • Student’s ORIGINAL State-certified birth certificate
    • Two proofs of residency**: examples include deed, recent property tax assessment, valid renter’s agreement, current utility bill – such as electric, gas, water – that shows your residence address, current voter registration postcard; bank statements, credit card statements, and cellular phone service bills are not acceptable proofs of residency
    • Parent’s valid photo identification

Children with birthdates from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 are eligible for Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year.

If you would like to enroll your child in GRADE 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Attend one of our Orientations*.  Below is a schedule of our 2017 Orientations, click on a date to register for that Orientation.
  • Registration Packets will be available beginning in June 2017.  To obtain a Registration Packet, please bring:
    • A “release” from the school that your child is attending in the 2016-2017 school year
    • Student’s ORIGINAL State-certified birth certificate
    • Two proofs of residency: examples include deed, recent property tax assessment, valid renter’s agreement, current utility bill – such as electric, gas, water – that shows your residence address, current voter registration postcard; bank statements, credit card statements, and cellular phone service bills are not acceptable proofs of residency
    • Parent’s valid photo identification

*Families who have a child enrolled at Wai’alae School in the 2016-17 school year may opt out of attending an Orientation.

**If you are living with family members and you do not have any of the accepted documents noted, please have the homeowner complete this form (which needs to be notarized) and you may submit this form as your proof of address/residency:   WS – Residence Verification Form

GEOGRAPHIC EXCEPTION

If your residence is not within Wai’alae School’s “district”, you must first apply for a Geographic Exception by following the process described below.

If you would like to enroll your child in ANY GRADE LEVEL for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Attend one of our Orientations*.  Below is a schedule of our 2017 Orientations, click on a date to register for that Orientation.
  • Obtain, complete, and submit a Geographic Exception (G.E.) application form.
  • G.E. application forms are available at State of Hawaii public schools, or you can download a form from the State of Hawaii Department of Education website:

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/DOE%20Forms/Geographic%20Exception/GERequestForm.pdf

  • Submit the G.E. application form to your “home school”.  Please remember to attach a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Your home school will process the G.E. application and then the school will forward your G.E. application form to us.  Wai’alae School accepts G.E. application forms from the first work day in January through March 1, for enrollment in the following school year, so please be sure to submit your G.E. application form to your home school in sufficient time for them to send the form to us by the March 1st deadline.

After March 1st, a waitlist for each grade level is established by randomly pulling names from among all of the qualified G.E. applications in the grade level, and after considering priority applications***.

  • If there are more qualified G.E. applicants than we have enrollment spaces available in a grade level, acceptance to Wai’alae will be based on the waitlist, after priorities* are considered.  Families will be accepted (and notified) in the order of their position on the waitlist, until all enrollment spaces are filled.
  • If there are more enrollment spaces available than we have G.E. applicants, all qualified applicants will be notified of their acceptance.

*Families who have a child enrolled at Wai’alae School in the 2016-17 school year may opt out of attending an Orientation.

***Based on current policies, priority is given to G.E. applicants who have a sibling enrolled at Wai’alae School in the current (2016-2017) school year and to G.E. applicants who have a parent who is an employee of Wai’alae School.

 


ORIENTATIONS

January 19, 2017 (Thursday), 9:00am, Room A-1 (completed)

January 25, 2017 (Wednesday), 9:00am, Library  (completed)

February 1, 2017 (Wednesday), 5:45pm, Dining Hall  (completed)

February 3, 2017 (Friday), 9:00am, Library  (completed)

February 7, 2017 (Tuesday), 5:45pm, Library  (completed)

*NEW DATE*  March 7, 2017 (Tuesday), 9:00am, Room A-1  (completed)

*NEW DATE*  March 8, 2017 (Wednesday), 9:00am, Room A-1 (completed)