School Liaison Officer
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the primary liaison between Hawaii’s community schools, commanders, and military parents pertaining to K-12 education. The SLO also implements the K-12 education aspect of the Commander Navy Region Hawaii Strategic Engagement Plan.
The School Liaison Officer provides information to families, organizations, and commands regarding youth educational and transitional issues. Most military children move up to nine times in their PreK-12th grade years. Retention of educational goals is a major focus for families when planning to PCS. The School Liaison Officers can offer information on area schools and help facilitate communication between the military family on matters relating to public and private schools as well as home schooling.
The JBPHH School Liaison Officer provides SEVEN CORE SERVICES to assist families:
- School Transition Services (PCS Cycle): School Liaison Officers assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.
- Deployment Support: School Liaison Officers connect educators with the deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with Navy & Air Force children.
- Command, School, Community Communications: School Liaison Officers serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
- Home School Linkage and Support: School Liaison Officers assist Navy & Air Force families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts, and help leverage Navy Child and Youth Programs resources to support these families.
- Partnerships in Education (PIE): PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
- Post-Secondary Preparations: School Liaison Officers leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
- Special Needs System Navigation: School Liaison Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.
Why School Liaison Officers?
o Families move an average of every 2.9 years
o Children attend up to 9 different schools by graduation
o Families experience increased stress related to deployment during wartime
Military Family Support Center
4827 Bougainville Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hawaii is unique as there is only one statewide public school system in this state. School Principals report to their designated Complex Area Superintendents, who in turn, report to the State Superintendent of the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE). There are no independent school districts in Hawaii. For more information regarding HIDOE, go to Hawaii Public Schools.
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To register your child, you may do so by going to the front office of the school. Offices are open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and are closed on holidays. After all paperwork is submitted, your child should be able to start school in approximately two days. You do not need to wait for permanent housing for your child to start school; they can attend a temporary school in the meantime. For more information on registering your child while in Temporary Housing, refer to the Temporary and Permanent Housing Section on our webpage.
See School Liaison Brochure for a checklist of documents and information needed to register your child.
Downloadable Information (Click to download each document):
Extra-curricular activities are essential for students to stay active and keep learning after the bell rings. It allows children to explore different interests, engage in leadership roles such as student government, join clubs and athletic programs, and participate in many other educational opportunities.
For detailed information about Hawaii Public Schools Extra-Curricular Activities; including Student Leadership and Athletics, visit the website below:
Requirements to achieve a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools for the Class of 2016 and beyond are detailed in this brochure for your personal reference.
The Hawaii Department of Education administers a series of assessments designed to measure student progress, and to ensure students are on path toward college and career readiness. Required exams: (1) Smarter Balanced (grades 3-8 & 11); (2) Hawaii State Science Assessments (grades 4 & 8); (3) ACT Aspire Assessment (grade 8) and the ACT (grade 11); and Biology I End of Course Exam.
Hawaii School Health Requirements
Please visit health.hawaii.gov to see the list of requirements. To download the Student Health Record document, click on the icon.
Student Health Record
Tripler Family Medicine Clinic is please to offer Saturday appointment for School/Sports Physical and Immunizations.
Family Medicine enrollees can send a relay health message or call 433-2778 to schedule an appointment. They will also be accepting walk-ins from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on these days. Please remember to bring Physical forms, Immunization records and your ID card to this appointment to ensure efficient service. So beat the crowd and join us for one of the above service days.
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program is administered locally by the Department's School Food Services Branch.
The Department's School Food Services Branch has a web-based site that will provide families with the option to submit applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits online. The online program will walk parents and guardians through an easy step-by-step application process. Schools will continue to forward eligibility notifications to households.
Special Education is specially designed instruction and services to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, and can include academic services, speech-language services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, and counseling services. The Department provides these services at no cost to families to anyone aged 3 to 22 who demostrates a need for specially designed instruction, after an eligibility determination.
Visit the Hawaii Department of Education for more information:
While staying in temporary housing, there are designated schools for your child to attend until your family receives permanent housing. Your child will be assigned to a school based on the location of your temporary housing. If you move to a permanent house that is located in a different district than your temporary lodging, your child will be assigned to a different school. The temporary schools do not always have enough space to accommodate temporary students all year long. Geographic Exceptions (G.Es) to attend a different school are rarely granted.
For children staying at the Tripler Guest House:
Moanalua Elementary School
Moanalua Middle School
Moanalua High School
For children staying at the Best Western Plaza Hotel or the Airport Honolulu Hotel (formerly Ohana-Airport Hotel):
Aliamanu Middle School
Radford High School
For children staying at the Hale Koa Hotel or other hotels in Waikiki:
Washington Middle School
Kaimuki High School
For children staying at the NGIS Royal Alakai
Hickam Elementary School
Aliamanu Middle School
Radford High School
For children staying at the Navy Lodge Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Kai
Aliamanu Middle School
Radford High School
Once you permanently reside in one the housing areas below, your child’s designated school will be:
Camp Stover: Wheeler Elementary School, Wheeler Middle School, Leilehua High School
Catlin Park: Nimitz Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Doris Miller: Aliamanu Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Ford Island: Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Halawa: Aiea Elementary School, Aiea Middle School, Aiea High School
Hale Ali’i: Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Hale Moku: Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Halsey Terrace: Aliamanu Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Hokulani: Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Hospital Point: Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Makalapa: Makalapa Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Maloelap: Aliamanu Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Manana: Pearl City Elementary School, Highlands Middle School, Pearl City High School
Marine Barracks: Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
McGrew Point: Alvah Scott Elementary School, Aiea Middle School, Aiea High School
Moanalua Terrace: Asher, Cakon, Clarey, Flaherty, Moreell, Pharris, Scott, Taylor, Thomas, Tomich, Warden: Aliamamu Elementary, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
Moanalua Terrace: Bennion, Fuqua, Jones, Kidd, McMorris, Reeves, Ross: Pearl Harbor Elementary School, Aliamanu Middle School, Radford High School
NCTAMS: Helemano Elementary, Wahiawa Middle School, Leilehua High School
Pearl City Peninsula: Lehua Elementary School, Highlands Middle School, Pearl City High School
Radford Terrace: Shafter Elementary School, Moanalua Middle School, Moanalua High School
Red Hill: Red Hill Elementary School, Moanalua Middle School, Moanalua High School
*Note: Once you receive a rental agreement for your permanent housing, you can take the agreement to the school and register your child in the school that is zoned for the housing area in which you will live.