Kapalama Elementary School

Welcome to Kapalama Elementary's official school website.

We hope you enjoy browsing our school website.


OCTOBER 25-29, 2021



Please dress appropriately.

All school rules apply.

Upcoming Events

*This calendar is subject to change. Please check back weekly for updates or changes. For a monthly view, visit our Calendar page.


For the latest announcements, follow us on Twitter @kapalamaes

Breakfast and lunch menu

*This menu is subject to change.
2021.10 Cafeteria Menu - OCTOBER
Daily Wellness Check

Daily wellness check

Return to School School

return to school criteria

Letter from Superintendent Hayashi October 5, 2021.pdf

Letter From Interim Superintendent Hayashi

Kapalama Elementary Parents and Guardians,

Please review the letter from Interim Superintendent Hayashi and discuss its contents with your child(ren). Thank you very much for your cooperation and assistance.


Kapalama Elementary



(Executive Office on Early Learning)

Public Pre-kindergarten Program

Kapalama Elementary is excited to announce that we are one of the public schools in the state to have a public Prekindergarten program on our campus. The program is funded through the State of Hawaii's Executive Office on Early Learning. The Prekindergarten class is able to provide high-quality learning experiences for students in the year prior to Kindergarten eligibility. For more information and applications (translated into various languages) please visit: EOEL website. (click for the link)

Eligibility Requirements:

Child must be born between August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017 and be four years old on or before July 31, 2021.

Tentative Start Date for the EOEL Prekindergarten class will be:

Nov. 1-15, 2021 with more information to follow.

Please visit our school office for an application or download and print the application forms. The office is now accepting applications, with priority given to those in our district until Dec. 17. Vacancies are continuously filled during the year through ongoing rolling enrollment strategies.


Hawaii Qualified Teacher

August 27, 2021

Hawaii DOE_ESSA HQT.pdf



August 24, 2021

Panorama Gr.3-5 Letter.pdf




Student supply drop off

If you weren't able to make it to Supply Drop Off, please go to the office to pick up your child's classroom assignement. Thank you!

Thursday, July 29, 2021 • 3:00pm-5:30pm DONE

Supply Drop Off.pdf


School Year

The following documents were placed with your child's report card. Click on the following links to see important information for the 2021-2022 School Year:

Supporting our

early learners

Kapalama's Early Learning Programs.pdf

Aloha Kapalama Families,

We believe in supporting our early learners before they start Kindergarten. We are proud to announce that we will be expanding our face-to-face preschool opportunities. This is a first come, first serve basis SO PLEASE APPLY SOON! Please click here for the link. Please click on the blue links in the document to submit your application. Thank you!

2020-07 Health and Safety Handbook (SY 2020-21) Version 20 (1).pdf

Updated Return to Learn Guidance

Click on the following link to see an updated version of the Return to Learn: School Opening Plan Health and Safety Handbook. The handbook provides guidance for the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year and for the opening of the 2021-2022 school year.

End of the School Year Announcements

Textbook Return for Always Virtual Students

Textbook Return for Always Virtual Students will be on Friday, May 21 at the following time:

  • 8:00-9:00 Grades 5 and K

  • 9:00-10:00 Grades 4 and 3

  • 10:00-11:00 Grades 2 and 1

Confirm with your child's teacher for schedule. Families may return all siblings' books in any timeframe.

Dismissal Time Change

For on campus students, dismissal time will change on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 26: Dismissal at 2:15pm

  • Friday, May 28: Dismissal at 1:30pm


Copy of KAPALAMA - 2021 STEM Showcase Flyers

Check out Kapalama's 2021 Science Showcase. Click the following link to see all the STEM learning our students did this school year!

Kapalama's Student Corner


Return to Kapalama for School Year 2021-2022

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

To develop class lists for the next school year 2021-2022, we need an accurate count of students planning to attend Kapalama next school year.

All students who live out of Kapalama School's district need a Geographical Exception. If your child is already enrolled on a Geographical Exception, you do not need to re-new it. If a new sibling is entering the school or if there is a change of address, he/she will need a separate GE Application.

Please help us by filling in the information below by 3:00 pm THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021.

Click on the following to complete the survey:

Thank you!

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Dear Families:

We look forward to welcoming Kindergarten students for the upcoming new school year. You may use the online registration system for the enrollment of new students who were not enrolled at a public or charter school during the 2020-21 school year.

Visit bit.ly/HIDOE-enroll for more information and step-by-step instructions.

Additionally, student enrollment forms and required documents are accepted by mail OR submitting the documents in person. You are encouraged to contact our school at (808) 305-5500 for office hours and additional instructions.

Community Newsletters

Click on the following buttons to view our community newsletters. Community newsletters are available on the 1st of the month during the school year.

Need Tech Support?

Call the Ohana Help Desk at (808) 643-DESK (3375) or visit the www.ohanahelpdesk.org.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 7am - 8pm

  • Sunday: 4pm - 8pm

  • Closed Saturday and state holidays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information & UPDATES

Last Updated: 06/08/2020

For the latest information and updates on COVID-19, please visit the HIDOE webpage and the CDC website.

HIDOE Information and Updates

06-08-2020 Letter from Superintendent Kishimoto to HIDOE parents and guardians Supt. Kishimoto personally thanks parents for their support during the transition to distance learning and provides a look back on the Department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

05-19-2020 Grab-and-Go school meals to be extended at over 35 schools by four days during transition to summer feeding program

04-27-2020 Hotline available for HIDOE student-related health questions and telehealth visits

04-17-2020 HIDOE enrichment and distance learning to continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

04-15-2020 Message from FHS Principal Carganilla regarding Project HOPE

04-09-2020 Updated Grab and Go Student Meals Locations


03-24-2020 Letter to Parents regarding school closures extend to April 30

03-23-2020 Virtual Counseling Sessions

    • For parents or students who would like to speak to a counselor, email Trina Yamada (trina.yamada@k12.hi.us) set up virtual counseling sessions for March 30th through April 6th.

03-24-2020 HIDOE extends School Closure until April 30

03-19-2020 Grab-&-Go Student Meal Service Information

    • Meal service will begin Tuesday, 3/24/2020

    • Pick-up Locations: Farrington High School and Dole Middle School

    • Pick-up Times:

      • Breakfast 7:30am - 8:00am

      • Lunch Pick-up: 11:30am - 12:00pm

    • No Meal Service on Thursday, 3/27/2020 in observance of Prince Kuhio Day (State Holiday)

    • Service will be available for the duration of the school closures.

Health hotline and telehealth for DOE students 808-436-3888
COVID-19 Graphic
This document was produced by the State of Hawaii Department of Health. Updated 3/4/2020.
Stop the spread of germs

New Student Registration

New to Kapalama? We are now currently accepting new student registrations. Visit the registration page on our website for information on how to enroll your child for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our school office at 808-305-5500.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Did you know that the federal government assists families and schools with more than just meals?

The following video provides information about the Free and Reduced Meal Application and why it is so important for all families to fill it out for Kapalama School. Please view it on the platform most convenient to you.

Facebook - https://fb.watch/7Ke1WVKTMA/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTONc6CFQ43/

Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/593837614