Back Gate Closure
We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff. While our school has been used as an access way for our community members for the past several years, we will be stopping this practice in order to reduce the number of strangers accessing our school and to prevent potentially dangerous situations from occurring.
Beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2014, the back gate will be locked during instructional hours. The hours are as follows:
M, T, Tr, F 8:30am – 1:55pm
W 8:30am – 12:15pm
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://bit.ly/FERPAHI
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program
Polluted stormwater runoff is a leading cause of impairment to the nearly 40 percent of surveyed U.S. water bodies which do not meet water quality standards. Over land or via storm sewer systems, polluted runoff is discharged, often untreated, directly into local water bodies. When left uncontrolled, this water pollution can result in the destruction of fish, wildlife, and aquatic life habitats; a loss in aesthetic value; and threats to public health due to contaminated food, drinking water supplies, and recreational waterways.
Mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act, the NPDES Stormwater Program is a comprehensive two-phased national program for addressing the non-agricultural sources of stormwater discharges which adversely affect the quality of our nation's waters. The program uses the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting mechanism to require the implementation of controls designed to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed by stormwater runoff into local water bodies.
To learn more about NPDES in relation to the city and county of Honolulu as well as Waikele Elementary please read: