General Registration Guidelines

All students new to the State public school system must bring proof of a State of Hawaii approved negative TB test and a physical examination, both completed within one year prior to school entry, and updated immunization records before being registered.

Students who live with someone other than their parent must bring a legal document, i.e. Family Court papers, verifying guardianship.

Students transferring to Kaleiopuu Elementary will need the following items at the time of registration:

  • Release documents from prior school
  • Birth certificate
  • Form 14 (health record) for out of state and private school students (see health section for detailed information)
  • Results of a TB test or x-ray for out of state and private school students
  • Proof of residency in Kaleiopuu's school area (Link to the SchoolSite Locator to see school district boundries and explore school locations.)

Daily New Student Registration During the School Year

  • If your child registers by 12:00 he/she will begin school the next day.
  • If your child registers after 12:00 he/she will begin school the day after next.

To view the Department of Education's website on Registration, visit the following link:

Health Requirements

Physical Examination and Immunization

Act 51-74 requires that students entering public school for the first time in the state of Hawaii complete the following before admission to school:

TB skin test (PPD or Mantoux) or chest x-ray that was completed within 1 year prior to school entry. The certificate must include the dates of administration and reading of the Mantoux skin test (PPD). The transverse diameter must be recorded in millimeters. The signature or stamp of a U.S. licensed MD, DO, APRN, PA, or clinic is required.

Physical examination that was completed within 1 year prior to school entry. The exam must be completed by a U.S. licensed MD, DO, APRN, or PA.

Complete immunization that includes Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP).  Five doses are required but four will be accepted if the fourth dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.   Four doses of Polio (IPV or OPV) are required but three will be accepted if the third is given on or after the 4th birthday and the shots must be of one series (IPV or OPV).  Two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) are required.  Two doses of Varicella (chicken pox) are required if the first dose was administered on or after the 13th birthday.  A signed documented history of a diagnosis of varicella by a practitioner or a signed report by a practitioner (a U.S. licensed MD, DO, APRN, PA, or clinic) may be substituted for the varicella vaccine requirements.

Provisional enrollment: If any of the health requirements (except for TB skin test) is not completed, a doctor's appointment slip must be provided proving that the student is in the process of completing the health requirements.  The student will not be allowed to attend school without the appointment slip.

All of these health requirements should be submitted on the Department of Education Student's Health Record. Form 14 link - The form is also available at all doctors' offices and clinics in Hawaii.

To view the Department of Education's website on Health Requirements, visit the following link:

Geographic Exceptions

Students residing outside the Kaleiopuu school district who wish to attend Kaleiopuu for a good cause may file a request for a geographic exception. To obtain a geographic exception, a parent must contact the administrator of the school in which they wish to enroll their child. After reviewing all geographic exception requests submitted between January 1 and March 1, the administrator will notify the applicant as to whether his/her request has been accepted or denied.

DOE Regulations on Geographic Exceptions:

Chapter 13. Relating to Geographic Exception for School Attendance:
8-13-1 Philosophy Under Hawaii's laws, all persons of school age are required to attend the school of the district in which they reside. However, permission to attend another school may be granted by the department as provided in this chapter, with the welfare of the student as a major consideration. When a student is granted a geographic exception, the student shall belong to the receiving school and shall enjoy all rights and privileges as are enjoyed by other students at the receiving school except as provided by this chapter.

8-13-2 Definitions As used in this chapter, "Applicant" means the parents, legal guardian, or other legal custodian authorized to represent the student or an eighteen-year-old student who wishes to apply for a geographic exception. "Geographic exception" means permission to attend a school other than the student's home school as determined by the student's legal residence. "Home school" means the school within the geographic area, which the student shall attend according to the student's legal residence. "Home school district" means the school district in which the student resides. However, the department shall presume that the student resides with the parent or legal guardian. In the event that the student's parents do not reside together in the same school district, the department may presume that the student resides in the school district in which either parent resides. A student wishing to rebut the presumption has the burden of proving the student's residence.

To view the Department of Education's website on Geographic Exceptions, visit the following link:

Free and Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available for eligible studentsApplication forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional applications are available at the principal's office at each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials.

For more information, please visit the Hawaii State Department of Education website at


HI Child Nutrition Programs

The Department of Education Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs (State Agency) is in the Office of the Superintendent. The State Agency holds the agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture and is responsible for the administration and monitoring of all Child Nutrition programs in Hawaii.

Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs’ mission is to promote the importance of nutrition through federal compliance, education and partnerships.

All participants in the Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs will be healthy and hunger-free.

For more information on the HI Child Nutrition Programs, visit the following link: