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Fees and schedules to be processed at Lahainaluna

By Staff | Jul 15, 2010

LAHAINA — Lahainaluna High School announced important dates to prepare for the new school year.

Before school starts, students will pay fees, pickup class schedules and have their student photo IDs processed. Payments will be accepted in the school library on July 20 and 21 as assigned.

Tuesday, July 20, will be for freshmen (between 9 and 11 a.m.), while sophomores report between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, is for juniors from 9 to 11 a.m., and seniors will complete their obligations between 1 and 3 p.m.

On their respective days, students who pre-registered for classes will receive a copy of their class schedule and have their picture taken for the school identification cards. The school photo I.D. also serves as their cafeteria and library card.

Students who have not registered for classes must schedule an appointment by contacting Registrar Barbie Otomo at 662-3979, extension 244. No appointments will be taken on July 20 and 21.

Mandatory student fees include $18 for student government and class dues and $4 for postage for school mailings. For seniors, there is also a mandatory graduation fee of $32, which covers the costs for cap, gown and a diploma cover.

Optional fees include $25 for the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Athletic Pass (required for boarders and all athletes), $5 for “Ka Leo” school newspaper subscription and $50 for the “Ka Lama” yearbook.

Application forms for parking permits and locker use will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday. Payments for bus passes will also be accepted. The PTSA will be available for those wishing to join and pay PTSA dues.

Students unable to meet their assigned dates or times may also pay through the main office Monday through Friday during business hours of 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. However, due to furlough mandates, all campus offices, including the main office and registrar, will be closed on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30.

Incoming freshmen have a mandatory two-part orientation program on Aug. 2 and 3 beginning at 8 a.m. On Monday, Aug. 2, freshmen are to meet on Boarders’ Field. That day’s schedule includes several workshops to prepare for high school matriculation. On Tuesday, Aug. 3. they report to the gym. Tyler Durman will keynote the ceremonies prior to classroom visits and campus tours. Orientation dismissal for freshman on Tuesday is at 2 p.m., while dismissal time for Wednesday is at 1:15 p.m.

New transfer students from grades ten through 12 are to meet at 10 a.m. in the school cafeteria on Tuesday, Aug. 3, for their orientation program. They will also visit their classes and be dismissed by noon.

Wednesday, Aug. 4, will be the first full day for ALL grades. All students will report first to their assigned Po‘okela (advisory) class, followed by a special schedule with all seven periods. Morning snacks and lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Students are advised to make their deposits into their meal account before reporting for a meal. Dismissal that Wednesday will be at the usual 1:15 p.m. time.

Students who are new to the Hawaii public school system must schedule an appointment with the school registrar by calling 662-3979, extension 244. Parents or legal guardians of a new transfer student must accompany the child during the registration process. Out-of-state students must also provide the following: current TB (tuberculosis) exam clearance, current physical exam and immunization records, birth certificate, and release from former school along with a copy of report card or transcript. No out-of-state student will be seen without approved TB clearance.

In-state transfers (from within another Hawaii school) need only bring their school release and current transcript. No appointments will be accepted on July 20 and 21. All new students should also be prepared to pay their fees. New and returning boarders received instructions for payment through a summer mailing.

Seniors, Class of 2011, who want to be included in the 2011 “Ka Lama” yearbook must schedule an appointment for their senior portraits by the end of July. Call Photography by Irvin at 242-9447 to arrange for an appointment.

For more information, call the school’s main office at 662-4000 or Art Fillazar, student activities coordinator, at 662-3976.