School Rules and Policies

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) 

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support is a school-wide problem-solving process for achieving important social and learning outcomes, while preventing unwanted behaviors. At Hickam Elementary School, there are expectations in all settings on how we can 3Bs plus 1:

Be Safe . . . Be Respectful . . . Be Responsible . . .and Be a Leader!

BOE School Service: Use of student help in the cafeteria

Students shall assist in the cafeteria as part of their duties in school services. There have been many questions and concerns regarding the requirement of students in Grades 4 through 6 serving lunch in the cafeteria. The following excerpt comes from the Hawaii Administrative Rules and its specific reference to the use of students to assist in the cafeteria:

8-37-10 Use of student help in the cafeteria. Students shall assist in the cafeteria as part of their duties in school services. Not more than one full day of cafeteria duty in any one month or more than a total of seven full days in one school year shall be required of any student. Any exception must be approved by the complex area superintendent. [Eff. 11/2/81; comp and ren §8-37-6 8/28/95; am and comp 6/15/09] (Auth: HRS §302A-1112) (Imp: HRS §302A-1112)

Under this rule, your child(ren) in Grades 4 through 6, will not work for more than one full day a month or seven full days in one school year.

Visitor Policy


We welcome visitors to Hickam Elementary.  Visitors may come for various reasons such as to volunteer in the classroom, or to participate in grade level and school events or activities.

When visiting Hickam Elementary School, visitors must sign in and out at the office.  Notification and approval from an administrator must be made for the following reasons:


  • If you are under the age of 18 and not accompanied by an adult.

  • If younger siblings accompanies a parent when visiting.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.


Please always check in at the office first when you come to visit. You will receive a visitor’s pass and then you can go down towards the cafeteria and wait for your child to come from his or her class.


Lunch visitors other than parents:  If parents choose to have relatives or adults over the age of 18 have lunch with their child, parents must provide a signed consent letter at each visit stating the name of each visitor. Letters will be kept on file with an administrator.


Parking for School Visitors


The parking area within the Freedom Tower lot is for Hickam Elementary staff.

Please understand that the parking area within the Freedom Tower lot is primarily for Hickam Elementary staff.  

Parking Prior to 8:00 a.m.

There are five stalls in the front allocated for visitors. When others are parked in the lot, especially prior to the start of school it makes it difficult for teachers to find parking elsewhere and get to their classrooms on time.

We ask that if you intend to park and escort your child to his/her classroom prior to the start of the school day, that you park along Eighth Street and use the crosswalk on Julian Avenue.

Parking after 8:00 a.m.

If you need to pick up your child during the school day or have an appointment to visit school personnel, you may then use any available open stalls in the Freedom Tower parking lot.

TB Clearance

What are the school health requirements regarding TB clearance for students?


Tuberculosis (TB) clearance must be completed within one year before first entrance into school in Hawaii and must be performed by the State of Hawaii Department of Health or by a U.S. licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or physician assistant (PA). Infants who first attend school before age 12 months must submit a TB certificate to the school before they reach 14 months of age. The certificate of TB examination must include the date of administration, date of reading, and results in millimeters.


TB clearance for School/Parent Volunteers

The Hawaii Department of Education has recently implemented a new policy for school volunteers. If you anticipate volunteering at the school more than 15 times (twice a month) during the school year you are required to get a TB test clearance issued within 12 months. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.