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School Policies

PHIS students will wear School T-shirts. T-shirts may not be altered in any way. These will be available for purchase periodically throughout the school year on campus from the vendor or from the vendor’s retail store. The school will not keep additional T-shirts for distribution. Loaner Shirts will be available in case of emergencies and must be returned by the end of the school day, or students will be charged for the T-shirt’s replacement. Students must also dress to a reasonable standard of appropriateness, as if going for a job interview as an entry level employee. Appropriate clothes don’t have to be expensive, but must be comfortable and modest. Before you leave for school, ask yourself: ARE YOU DRESSED FOR SUCCESS?
  • Your midriff is completely covered, front and back.
  • All clothing fits properly.
  • Shorts or skirts are not more than six inches above your knees.
  • No visible undergarments or see-through clothing.
  • No chains, oversized belts, or buckles hanging from the waist.
  • Wear sunglasses outside of buildings only.
  • No dangerous jewelry or sharp items.
  • No offensive, illegal, gang-related, or negative symbols and language.

PHIS Uniform Guidance

Expectations for Uniforms

  • Students will be expected to be in uniform t-shirts or another Pahoa High and Intermediate branded top daily.
  • School ID is considered part of the uniform and needs to be visible at all times on campus.
  • Students are not to cover uniforms with pull-over style hoodies. Hoodies or other outwear that unzip or otherwise open in the front and can show the uniform top are acceptable.

What if you don’t have your uniform

  • For students who come to school without a uniform shirt, one will be provided for you by security or other school staff.
  • Students who are issued a uniform for the day must return them to security for cleaning at the end of the day.
  • Every effort will be made to get you a uniform shirt of proper size; however, we may have to use larger sizes if your size is not available. 

Incentives for wearing your uniform

  • Students who wear their uniform daily will have free dress on Fridays.
  • Students who were issued a uniform during the week will not have free dress on that Friday.
Students at PHIS have internet access for educational purposes. This is a privilege, not a
right; students are expected to be responsible and abide by the following rules:
A responsible Internet user WILL:
  •  Use the Internet only to gather information related to classroom assignments
  • Use the Internet for communications to others for school related projects
A responsible Internet user WILL NOT:
  • Use the Internet for any illegal purpose.
  • Use the Internet to send or receive copyrighted material without permission.
  • Use the Internet to access, download or distribute pornographic, obscene or sexually
    explicit material.
  • Use the Internet to transmit obscene, abusive or sexually explicit or threatening
    language or material.
  • Use the internet to violate another person’s right to privacy.
Students who violate school Internet policy will lose Internet access at school. Depending on the severity of the infraction, Chapter 19 consequences may also apply.
If you bring your cell phone or personal electronic device to school, you may not be able to use it during class time, and the school is not responsible if it is lost, stolen, or damaged. Please see the school website for more information about cell-phone use on campus.
ATTENDANCE EXPECTATION: Phis Students are expected to be in Class on Time.
  • On Time - In class before the tardy bell rings.
  • Tardy to Class - After the tardy bell, but with a note from another teacher, counselor, or administrator.
  • Late to Class - After the tardy bell or out of class without written permission from the teacher or other authorized staff.


Expectations for Present and On Time:

  • Teachers will be at the class before students in order to greet students as they arrive.
  • Students will be in class before the tardy bell rings.
    • “Tardy” is defined as anytime after the bell rings and students are not in the room.
  • Students less than five minutes tardy will be sent to class and teacher marks accordingly in Infinite Campus.
  • Students more than five minutes tardy will be sent to Onward room to work on I-Ready. If student refuses to go, administration will be notified and student will be sent home as disorderly.
    • Parents will be notified of all Onward room students via automated notification daily.
  • Students tardy or cutting class more than 3 times in a week will be sent home as disorderly.

Attendance Goals:

  • PHIS students are expected to be in class every day and on time. Realizing other life issues do come up during the school year, students are considered to have good attendance when they are in class and on time at least 90% of class periods.
  • Students with 80% attendance or less will be placed on attendance contracts.
    • Suggested schedule: 7th/8th-M, 9th-T, 10th W, 11th/12th-Th
    • Contracts will be developed with counselor, student, and parent(s)/guardian(s).
    • Counselors will check in weekly with students on contract.
    • Attendance contracts will last until attendance is above 80% for 20 consecutive school days.
    • Students on contract will not be permitted to participate in athletic competition or any other extracurricular activity.
    • Students on contract will make-up attendance through after school tutoring.
If a student comes to class late with a pass from another teacher, counselor, or an administrator, the student should be admitted and marked tardy. Students who are not in class by the tardy bell will go directly to the GLO lab for the duration of that class period.
Students who are out of class after the tardy bell are considered to be “cutting class.”  Students who cut class will be counted as an unexcused absence.  Parents will receive an automated call for the absence from class.  Students will be sent to the GLO lab for the duration of that class period.
Students out of class without proper passes will be processed as cutting class.  Students who cut class will be counted as an unexcused absence from class.  Parents should receive an automated call for the absence from class.  Students will be sent to the GLO lab for the duration of that class period.