Thank you all for your continued patience and cooperation as all Public School families adjust to returning to their school campuses.
Here are some traffic, safety, and logistics reminders for all Hilo High School families:
1 - Waianuenue Avenue is converted to a One-Way Traffic Pattern from 7:15am through 8:00am on all school days. The direction of travel is temporarily changed to flow in the North-Easterly direction (toward Hilo Bay) beginning at Komohana Street and ending at Kamehameha Avenue. The parking stalls on either side of Waianuenue Avenue are also used as traffic lanes, creating 4 total lanes of traffic. The furthest-left lane should be utilized to make a left turn into our school campus.
2 - When coming to campus for drop off, students should be seated on the right side of the vehicle and be ready to disembark from the vehicle at the designated pickup and drop off areas. This means that all backpacks, bags, water bottles, masks, and Student ID cards are with the student prior to entering the drop off areas. Students who are being dropped off should not be the driver of the vehicle. This is in effort to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely for all.
3 - Once in the parking lot of our school, vehicles must traverse the roadways with extreme caution and observe all traffic directions. Students should not be dropped off along the main entrance roadway at any time. All drop-offs must occur along the bus ramp that runs parallel to Waianuenue Avenue.
An HHS security attendant is posted at the security checkpoint, at which the roadway is divided into 2 lanes, pickup/drop-off (right) and parking (left). Drivers are asked to pull as far ahead forward, toward the cafeteria in the pickup/drop-off lane before students open their doors to exit the vehicle. No one should exit vehicles until they are well within the designated pickup/drop off lane.
4 - If you are coming to campus for an in-person meeting or appointment and must park your vehicle, you should remain in the left lane (parking lane) which is designated for those who will be parking in the main lot. Non-ADA Visitor Parking for our entire school is located along the fence-line that boarders Waianuenue Avenue. For ADA Accessible stalls, please notify the security attendant at the security checkpoint so they can direct you to the appropriate area.
5 - Breakfast (1 free per student) is available at the school cafeteria from 7:10am through 7:55am for all students. WIKI Meal Service is served during morning recess (9:30-9:45am) and is considered to be a breakfast meal service. Therefore, if a student receives a meal before 8am and another at recess, the child's meal account would be charged for a full breakfast serving which families are responsible to pay for.
Breakfast Meals must be picked up at the cafeteria, but may be consumed in any designated student area of choice. All meals are prepackaged and covered for transit, regardless of dine-in or take-out preference.
6 - Appropriate and acceptable face masks are required at all times while on school campus. The mask must cover both your nose and mouth and must remain in place without the use of hands. Hand sanitizing stations are located in every classroom, all restrooms, and in common areas such as the patio, the auditorium, the cafeteria, the LRC, and the gyms. Hand-washing portable sinks are also available in the lower patio, fronting BB-Building, and behind the main office. Social distancing both in and outdoors is implemented to the extent possible.
7 - Once school has started for the day, all vehicles that enter the school campus will be stopped and the driver will be identified at the security checkpoint. Entry to the campus will not be allowed unless the visitor has an authorized and verifiable purpose to be on campus, and has proper photo identification available upon request. Hilo High School utilizes Envoy Visitor Management system to track all visitors who come to campus for in-person meetings, etc. Unverifiable persons, or anyone who refuses to state their purpose and identity will be directed to leave immediately, with the possibility of police intervention if necessary.
Deliveries and drop-offs of meals, flowers, or any non-essential item for students is not permitted. All delivery services that arrive at school will be denied campus entry, and the driver will be asked to leave campus. This includes paid services such as pizza deliveries, Uber Eats, Door Dash, Express Waiters, Etc. Hilo High School will not be responsible for any associated fees for denied deliveries.
8 - Below is a guideline parents are asked to follow to help with traffic congestion on campus after school. Those who pick up their child(ren) after school are asked to arrive between the times listed on the PARENT row.
Row 1 - Days of the Week
Row 2 - Student Release Time
Row 3 - Time allotted for Buses to pickup students and leave campus
Row 4 - SUGGESTED times for parent/pickup arrival to campus
|Bus||1:45 - 1:55pm||2:15 - 2:25pm||1:10 - 1:20pm||2:15 - 2:25pm||1:10 - 1:20pm||2:15 - 2:25pm|
|Parent||1:55 - 2:15pm||2:25 - 2:45pm||1:20 - 1:40pm||2:25 - 2:45pm||1:20 - 1:40pm||2:25 - 2:45pm|
9 - Left turns into Hilo High School from Waianuenue Avenue between 1:00pm and 3:30pm is not allowed on any school day. Making such a turn is a citable traffic offense that is enforced by the Hawaii County Police Department.
10 - Smoking, vaping, use of alcohol on school campus is strictly prohibited at all times.
11 - Please, do not send your child(ren) to school if they are feeling ill. ALL persons who plan to report to campus should conduct a Wellness Health Check prior to coming to campus. A checklist guide can be found at: https://hilohigh.org/wellnesscheck of via our Parent Square App.
If you need assistance or clarification regarding traffic, student drop-off or pickup, or any other general questions, please visit our website www.hilohigh.org, or call the school office at 808-313-5500.