Morning Drop-off, Afternoon Pick-up, and Parking
In the morning and afternoon, the area fronting Niu Valley Middle School on Halemaumau Street becomes very congested.
- No parking at the curbside fronting the statues. This area is used for quick drop-offs and pick-ups only.
- Please use caution and drive with aloha when dropping off near the statues.
- Do not turn into either of the parking lots in the morning. Space will be tight as teachers and staff are parking their cars and getting to class.
- If you must park your car before school, please park on one of the residential side streets.
- Please be safe and use crosswalks. HPD does enforce jaywalking laws.
TIPS for avoiding the morning and afternoon traffic crunch:
- Drop-off before 7:30. Pick-up after 2:30 on Mondays, Tuedays, Thursdays, Fridays and after 1:45 on Wednesdays.
- Drop-off and pick-up by the Niu Valley Park (Field) on Kanau Street.
What do we need to bring on the first day of school?
Your child may bring all supplies to school on the first day and leave most of it in his/her advisory classroom. Advisory teachers will assist their students with the distribution of their supplies. Please refer to the School Supply List 2019-2020.
What is in place for after school care?
What if my child is sick or is unable to go to school?
How do I pay for my child’s lunch?
Your child’s ID badge will be scanned when he/she buys lunch. Lunch is $2.50. Breakfast is $1.10.
Add money to your child’s account throughout the year by completing this Lunch Account Deposit Slip and bringing it with payment to the office.
For online payments, go to EZSchoolPay.Com. You will need your child’s State Student ID number to create an account. (Your child’s State Student ID number can be found on report cards and schedules received at registration. A 1.99% service fee is charged for all online payments.
Is NVMS a nut-free school?
No. However, the cafeteria does not serve nuts in school meals.
Your child may carry rescue medicine with them including inhalers and Epi Pens. Contact our Health Aide for the Self Carry Form and/or any questions at 377-2440 X225.
Faculty is provided annual Epipen training by the Department of Health. The Health Room only gives rescue medicine at school. Please call the Health Aide for prescription medication.
My child lost his/her ID badge. How do I get a replacement ID badge for my child?
Sometimes an ID badge is forgotten at home or misplaced. A student can still buy lunch without an ID; a Pink Slip will be issued to the student so that we can keep track of the purchase. However, if the badge is missing for a few days, a new one should be purchased at the office.
Where is Lost and Found?
Sometimes our “Lost and Found” box is bursting at the seams!
Can parents/guardians drop off forgotten items for a student at the office during the school day?
As much as the office staff would like to assist with holding and distributing forgotten items during the day, limited space and staffing resources that serve the nearly 1,000 people on campus each day make this a burdensome task.
If you insist on dropping off an item, you do so with the understanding that the staff will try but cannot guarantee that the item will get to your child by the required time. Such items include water flasks, lunches, school projects, clothing, sports equipment/uniforms, etc.
Instead, in non-emergency situations, we encourage students to plan ahead and be responsible for their own things, or let natural consequences (a learning experience!) take their course.
What if I need to pick-up my child early?
Your child is responsible for showing the pass and notifying his/her teacher of the release time, and then proceeding to the office at the designated time. IMPORTANT: The person picking up your child MUST be on the emergency list (list of people authorized to pickup your child per the emergency form signed and returned at the start of the school year). This authorized person will need to sign out your child in the office by presenting a picture ID.
For last minute pick-ups, we will try to get your child to the office as soon as possible, but we ask for your patience and understanding. You may encounter a delay as teachers are teaching and may not be easily accessible.
What if my child will be absent because of a trip?
Complete and submit the Absence/Trip Notification Form. The form is also available in the office. Submit the completed Form at least one week prior to the date of absence/trip.
How will I be notified of an emergency school closure?
How do I request student-related school documents from the office?
How do I request a letter of recommendation?
How do we communicate with our child’s teachers?
What kinds of activities are available during lunch recess and after school?
Four sports are offered afterschool as part of our Extramurals Program where teams compete with other middle schools. Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and Wrestling.
Physicals need to be completed with a specific form (on our website) before participation.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches. (Email Joanne.Imada@.k12.hi.us)
This past year, some teachers volunteered to offer lunch time activities, including board games, anime movies, etc. If you would like to offer to share a skill, please contact our PCNC, Joanne Imada at 377-2440, X227.
NVMS Counselors have provided Friday lunch recess assembly with group games and friendly competitions. Students can either participate or watch the entertainment.
The Music Department has performed in various locations on campus during Friday lunch recess.
Basketball free play and field games are also available to students during lunch recess.
Will my child be required to shower after P.E.?
Is there an Open House?
In addition, Student Led Conferences (SLC) are held twice a year, where the student, under the guidance of their Advisory teacher, shares with their parent(s) some of their school work.
Can students use cell phones?
Phone messages cannot be relayed to the student for safety reasons because our office cannot verify who the caller is. Instead, we will inform the student to call their parent using the office landline.
Will my child have time to eat school lunch?
Please be sure to have an adequate amount of funds in your child’s meal account.
What is the school dress code?
NVMS T-shirt (please visit https://www.uniformsbytcc.com). For details, please refer to the Dress Code Policy.
How does my child obtain a student locker?
What else do we need to know for P.E.?
Is there instruction on the first day of school?
Will my child be able to purchase lunch and have a place to eat?
Niu Valley Middle School
310 Halemaumau Street Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96821-2099