The student handbook is the first 15 pages in the planner.
AMS has a dispensary where students may receive attention for minor ailments. Personal medication can be stored In the health room and will be dispensed only with proper written authorization. Otherwise, no medications are dispensed. In cases of serious illness or injury, parents will be notified to pick up the student. Students must have a current health record on file with the health room, all pertinent health information should be provided to the Health Aide in a timely manner, and it is vital that the school is provided parent emergency contact phone numbers.
A current TB clearance, Immunization Report and physical are required for school attendance. These are recorded on a Student Health Record (Form 14) and kept on file in the Health Room. Special health information must be given to the Health Aide as needed. In the Health Room, students may receive minor attention, but no medications are given without prior approval. In case of illness or serious injury, parents will be notified and asked to pick up the student.
*** Current emergency contact local phone numbers are vital! ***
Telephone and Contact Information
Change of Address or Telephone Number
Notify the AMS office of any changes. Change of address should be accompanied by a utility bill. Please make sure to update emergency contacts for these will be the only persons authorized to pick up your child from school. It is critical that the Health Room has the current local phone numbers.
No public phone is available. Students are to see the Attendance Clerk if it is necessary to call home. Students who stay after school for tutoring, sports, or activities are to arrange transportation home with their parents before coming to school. The office phone is for emergencies only.
Mandatory Dues and Fees
Student Body Government (SBG) Dues:
SBG dues are $10.00. On the first day of school, SBG issues every student a folder and a planner. The first copy of the planner is provided FREE. Replacement copies will cost $5.00. The dues also sponsors assemblies, speakers, activities, and contests for all students. It also pays for prizes, awards, honor roll ribbons, leis, refreshments, and much more.
Each student is also assessed a $15.00 fee to help cover the cost of the ID badge, lanyard or clip, the mailing of the final report card, and math and language arts consumables.
*The total amount due is $25.00. The school accepts CASH ONLY.*
Family and School Staff Contact
AMS uses several methods to communicate with parents. Parents are also encouraged to call or e-mail their child’s counselor or teachers if they have questions concerning their child’s progress.
This planner is given to every AMS student when they start school. It is the first line of communication between the parent and teacher. Using planners, students practice organizational skills & are responsible for their own learning. The planner contains the school rules, hall pass, and an area to record all daily assignments and should be brought to school every day. Students are to share it with their parents, counselor, teachers & administration when requested. Pages are not to be removed from the planner and it is not to be folded since it is the student’s & parent’s record that the work is recorded, noted by teacher and checked by parent. There is a section on each page for the parent and teacher to communicate daily, if needed. Parents are encouraged to look at the planner regularly. The planner costs $5.00 and is paid for by the PTSO and SBG. A replacement copy costs $5.00 and may be purchased from the SAC if extras are available.
Grades (Infinite Campus, Report cards, Mid quarter reports):
- The report card is intended to give a general estimate of student progress and mastery of learning of knowledge and skills at a specific point in time. Grades indicate achievement in relation to the grade level and classroom standards. Finalized quarter grades are available for viewing on the Infinite Campus portal approximately 2 weeks after the end of the quarter (excluding vacation days). Report cards are sent via the student except for the 4th quarter when it is mailed home.
- Progress Reports: As part of the continuing effort to support students and provide parents with more opportunities to be informed about their child’s progress, we will offer two opportunities each quarter where parents can check their child’s most up-to-date grade in each of their classes through the Infinite Campus portal. Parents who desire additional progress reports should make arrangements with their child’s counselor.
- Infinite Campus – provides parents with the ability to view their secondary school child(ren)’s academic information through the Infinite Campus Portal. Logging onto this web-based system will permit you to view the following real-time information about your child’s Attendance, Grades, Class Schedules, and Assignments
All teachers’ e-mail are: firstname.lastname@example.org. Teacher names are on students’ schedules.
The Paw Notes is generated each month with highlights of recent happenings, announcements of upcoming events and much more. It is posted on the school’s web page monthly. This is an online newsletter sent to parent’s email address on file that contains current school news and reminders. Thus, please ensure to notify the school of any changes to email addresses.
Parent Teacher Conference:
Parents should contact student’s core subject teachers or counselor to arrange a time and date.
Change of Address or Telephone Number:
Notify the AMS office of any changes. Change of address should be accompanied by a utility bill. Please make sure to update emergency contacts for these will be the only persons authorized to pick up your child from school. It is critical that the Health Room has the current, local phone numbers.
Caring for the Students
To ensure the integrity of Aliamanu’s educational program, a strict policy of academic honesty is enforced school wide. Students are expected to:
- Do their own academic work, unless authorized to work in groups.
- No plagiarism (copying another authors’ writing or website & claiming it as your own).
- Adhere to classroom academic standards when testing.
Failure to adhere to the above standards may result in the loss of credit for an assignment and/or lowering of an academic grade.
This time is used for homeroom curriculum, announcements, bonding and team-building activities.
AMS counselors assist students and parents with personal, education, social, and vocational plans and concerns.
For the safety and security of AMS students, the following items are not permitted on campus:
- Personal Electronics, including cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc.
- Weapons-knives, ninja stars, guns, chains, etc.
- Gang-related items, such as “colors” bandanas, rags, etc.
- Headgear-baseball cap, hat, visor, hoods etc.
- Jackets or outerwear that do not conform to the dress code policy.
- Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, e-cigs (any products minors may not purchase).
- Caffeinated beverages (energy drinks, soda, coffee, etc.)
- Skateboards, heelies, scooters, mopeds.
- Permanent marker pens such as sharpies.
- Spike jewelry—i.e. bracelets, necklaces, earrings or spikes on the clothes (this includes piercings, no long spikes in ears or face) due to safety issues
- Nonprescription sunglasses.
- Any toy such as a water pistol or gun, balloon, spray bottle, comic book, rubber band, sling shot, slime, and stuffed animal.
- Any aerosol sprays or paint sprays (including silly string).
- Balloons – all balloons, whether inflated with air or helium.
- Playing/Trading cards such as magic cards, baseball, football, basketball, hockey cards.
- Miscellaneous: Glass bottles, 2-liter bottles of soda, pacifiers, or baby bottles, chewing gum, sunflower seeds, stink bombs, or any other items that pose a hazard to others or that disrupt the classroom or the campus.
*** If you bring a contraband item to school and it is lost, damaged or stolen, the school is NOT RESPONSIBLE and will not conduct any type of investigation to recover the item.
Do not bring contraband items to school. Do not leave any item, including backpacks, unattended for any length of time while at school.