Student Support

Communication with the School

Thursday Envelopes contain flyers, field trip forms, announcements, etc. Look for it every Thursday.

Evidence Envelopes contains assessments and documents progress your child is making in school. It comes home in the middle of the quarter and at the end. Please return all material in it unless specified.

School Planners - Students in grades K-5 write upcoming events and homework assignments. It is also a parent-teacher communication tool.


Our school counselor provides individual and group counseling for students with academic, behavioral, or personal/family issues. Students can be referred through teacher recommendation or parents' request. For more information contact Kyoko Heberle at (808) 397-5822.

Special Education

What is Special Education?

Special Education is specially desgined instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. Students must first undergo an evaluation to aid in determining whether they meet the criteria for one of the special education categories. If they are found eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed.

We currently have a special education preschool classroom that services children between the ages of 3 - 5, a resource room for students in grades K - 3, and another resource room for students in grades 3 - 5. We also have related service providers including Behavior Health Specialists, an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, and a Speech/Language Pathologist available to eligible special education students who need these related services in order to benefit from their special education program.

If you feel that your child has a disability and requires special education services, please contact our Student Services Coordinator, Ms. Wendy Shigeta, at 397-5822 x3 or email her at: to request an evaluation.

What is Section 504?

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that protects persons with disabilities. Students with disabilities are entitled to receive an education comparable to the education provided to students without disabilities.

All students who are eligible for special education are also eligible under Section 504, but the special education laws and procedures would apply as they are more detailed and provide more rights and services for the student and families. If a student is not eligible for special education, but has a disability, he/she may be eligible under Section 504.

If a child is eligible under Section 504, a 504 Plan is developed that outlines the accommodations needed in the general education classroom to allow that child equal access to his/her educational program.

If you feel that your child has a disability and may be eligible under Section 504, please contact our Student Services Coordinator, Ms. Wendy Shigeta, at 397-5822 x3 or email her at: to request an evaluation.


The school's English Language Learner Program helps to assure equal access to educational opportunities for linguistically and culturally diverse students. The ELL Program supports HIDOE's mission through supplementary instructional and acculturation activities. The program supports students' attainment of the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards (HCPS) / Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Development (ELD) Standards.

ELL students are also encouraged to attend Imagine Learning classes before or after school. Imagine Learning is a computer program. Classes are held daily except on Wednesdays. For more information, please click on the following link.

REGISTRATION OPEN: A+ After-School Care for the 2019-2020 School Year

Registration forms are now available at our A+ Program Office located in our Cafeteria-MultiPurpose Building. The A+ Program fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $120.00 per month, per child.

A+ After-School Care

The A+ after-school care program provides latchkey children with the conducive learning environment for completing homework, developing social skills, and developing physical agility through games, music, and crafts.

The A+ Program provides afterschool childcare on regular school days, beginning after school until 5:30 p.m. The program will not operate when school is closed, including school vacation periods, holidays, and Teacher Institute Day.

A+ is NOT an instructional program. It is an after-school care program for which participants are charged a monthly fee.

A+ Program Fees are charged on a monthly basis and will be paid on or postmarked before the first school day of each month. Cash will be accepted, however, checks are preferred. Checks should be made payable to: "A+ Program - Hahai'one Elementary School" and may be mailed to our school (595 Pepeekeo St., Hon., HI 96825). Please be sure to write "Attn: A+ Program" on your envelope. Payments may also be made in person and delivered directly to the A+ Site Coordinator.

The A+ Program fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $120.00 per month, per child. If you are interested in the A+ Program at Haha'ione Elementary School, please review the A+ Parent Handbook. Application forms are available in the A+ Parent Handbook or you may pick up an application at the Haha'ione School Office.

Early Morning Care

Early Morning Care 2019-2020 School Year

The Early Morning Care at Haha'ione Elementary School is available for a fee from a contracted childcare center, Kama`aina Kids. Their morning care service begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m.

Unless your child is enrolled in the early morning care program, parents are urged not to send their children to school before 7:45 a.m. No supervision will be available for your child before 7:45 a.m. Students are not allowed to leave campus once they have arrived.

Kama'aina Kids is a private, non-profit organization. They assess a monthly fee of $65.00 and is due on the first program day of the month. A daily drop-in service is also available through Kama'aina Kids for $5.00 each time (this service fee must be paid on the day of service).

For more information, please contact them at (808) 262-4538 or visit them on their website

Parents can register online at and SAVE!


Kyoko Heberle Counselor • Email Kyoko Heberle • (808) 397-5822

Scott Kunihiro STEAM, CTE, & GT Coordinator • Email Scott Kunihiro

Wendy Shigeta Student Services Coordinator • Email Wendy Shigeta • (808) 397-5822