School Services & Procedures
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Principal Mr. Christopher Bonilla
Vice-Principal Mrs. Mariko Yorimoto, 8th Grade
Vice-Principal Mr. Oscar Ramiscal, 7th Grade
The principal is in charge of the school and its programs, operations and activities. The principal and vice-principals are here to help with any problems or concerns that may arise. If you feel you need to meet with one of them personally, arrange for a conference by calling one of the numbers listed above.
Mrs. Sue Halmos, (808) 687-9305
The school attendance clerk keeps daily attendance records, issues tardy slips, re-admittance slips and assists the school in monitoring student attendance.
Ilima Intermediate is part of the Honolulu Police Department’s Weed and Seed Program. Therefore, we have a Zero-Tolerance (ZT) policy on tardies and non-attendance. Implementation of such procedure will reinforce the ZT policy and emphasize the importance of learning. Parents will be notified by an automated calling system. Please make sure your contact information is updated with our Registrar.
Chronic Absenteeism is defined by the Hawaii DOE as 15 or more absences (excused or unexcused) in a school year. Attendance strongly affects standardized test scores, graduation and drop-out rates. Chronic absenteeism is detrimental to students’ educational success. Students need to attend school regularly to succeed. Excessive tardies also can have a profound impact on a student’s progress.
The Hawaii Statute for School Attendance holds parents/legal guardians responsible for making sure their child attends school. Fines up to $1000 may be levied by the court system. Family Court Truancy petitions may be filed for students with chronic unexcused absences. Please call your child’s counselor or teachers if there are any concerns regarding your child’s attendance.
Mr. Ray Yonemura - Team 7-1 & Team 8-1 (808) 687- 9313
Mrs. Leigh-Ann Casuga - Team 7-2 & Team 8-2 (808) 687-9314
Mr. Jerwin Descallar - Team 7-3 & Team 8-3 (808) 687-9402
The counselors will confer with you on any problem having to do with your child’s schoolwork, course selections, group or social problems, occupational information, or any problems of a personal nature. Their office is located on the left side of the administration building, nearest the driveway.
Students may come to the counseling office to sign in when they wish to make an appointment to see and speak to their counselor. In case of an emergency, students should see an administrator.
Parents may call the school for an appointment to meet with the student’s counselor. Upon request, counselors will also arrange conferences to meet with teachers.
Transgender students should talk with their counselor if they have questions or concerns about supports for their own gender identity, including name, pronouns, gender expression, use of facilities, or participation in sex-segregated activities.
Health Aide and Health Room Regulations
Health Aide Mrs. Desiree Kim, (808) 687-9310
The Health Aide provides First Aid care to all students each day from 8:00am until the end of the school day and assists students with minor illnesses and injuries. The health room is located on the left side of the administration building.
If a student becomes ill during the day, the student is to obtain a health pass from the teacher and report to the health room. These passes are returned to the referring teacher at the end of the day. Parents will be contacted if the situation warrants their immediate attention. Students may not call parents directly from a classroom phone or a cell phone to pick them up from school because they are ill.
State law requires a physical examination for all students entering the Hawaii school system. A current TB test is required upon registration in any school in the State of Hawaii. A current skin test is one that is not more than a year old. A Form 14 (Health Records) must be completed and returned to the school. Your physician will provide you with a DOE Form 14; blank copies are also available from the Health Room. Seventh (7th) grade students are required to have the following immunizations to attend public schools in Hawaii:
3 Hepatitis B
3 or 4 Polio+
1 or 2 Varicella
During the school year, various screening tests will be given. If there is a need for further follow up, students will be given a referral slip to take home. Students participating in interschool athletic activities must have a current physical examination. ALL students are required to have a current and active emergency card on file in the health room.
The Health Aide also informs parents of a student’s need to see a doctor/dentist by sending home an official DOE form. The Health Aide does not administer medication without appropriate authorization from the student's doctor (forms available in Health Room). The Health Aide does not treat ongoing medical problems without a request/authorization from the student's doctor.
Media Center, (808) 687-9385
Mrs. Gayle Lee, (808) 687-9386
The vision of Ilima's Media Center is to provide a quiet and conducive learning environment that supports our 21st century learners. Books, iPads, computers, and other resources are available for students to utilize. Students must have their TRUF (Technology Responsible Use Form) signed in order to utilize any of the technology on campus. An orientation is given at the beginning of the school year to familiarize students with the procedures and resources available to them. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:15am – 3:30pm; Wednesday 7:15am-1:40pm.
Students may utilize our eRead system by going to http://hidoe.lib.overdrive.com. Students may also borrow printed materials and non-printed materials. Misuse of the facility or materials may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges. Books may be borrowed for two week periods and special reserve books may be kept for three days. A borrower must have their Student ID. Books placed on reserve by a teacher for student use and reference materials can only be used in the library. Unpaid book fees for lost, damaged or unreturned books will result in student non-participation in school extra-curricular activities.
Main Office Mrs. Kanani Eaton-Hao, (808) 687-9300
Attendance Mrs. Sue Halmos, (808) 687-9305
Lunch Accounts Mrs. Cathy Sumida, (808) 687-9317
Accounts Clerk, Mrs. Erica Roldan, (808) 687-9311
Secretary Mrs. Traci Enhada, (808) 687-9303
The Front Office is open from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm daily. The staff provides assistance to students, parents, and the public. Some of the services provided by the front office are transportation, uniforms, attendance, registration, lunch accounts, directing to other departments, scheduling meetings, locating / signing out students, answering questions, and financial obligations. Ultimately, the Front Office staff at Ilima Intermediate is here to service anyone who walks through the front door. Feel free to contact the staff (listed above) if you need any assistance.
Registrar Mr. Brian Lynch-Urbaniak, (808) 687-9312
The registrar at Ilima is tasked with being the gatekeeper to all cumulative files, enrolling and withdrawing students and for maintaining all cumulative folders and VISIs (transcripts). The registrar monitors completion of enrolling documents which are required for students enrolling in a Hawaii public school. For students withdrawing from Ilima, there is a set protocol which the registrar oversees to ensure that exiting students receive their withdrawal grades as well as a withdraw packet for their new school. Anything dealing with student movement, records, grades, or test scores will most likely have some relation to the registrar's role at Ilima.
Release & Request for Records
Change of Address or Phone Number or Guardianship
Student Services Coordinator
Mrs. Stacie Nakamura, (808) 687-9388
The Student Services Coordinator (SSC) oversees the initial and reevaluation processes for students with disabilities and students suspected of having disabilities. The SSC also helps to ensure school compliance with federal and state laws regarding students with disabilities.
Chapter 23 of the DOE’s Administrative Rules states: Teachers shall assign homework to students as may be required by the educational needs of each student.
Homework should be interpreted as an extension of what is being done in the classroom. Students should have a clear understanding of what they are to do and, if possible, should have started the activity during school hours. It should be interesting and challenging to the students.
Students need feedback from teachers on all homework assignments turned in. Feedback should be timely and appropriate to the activity required by the teacher.
Make up work for confirmed absences will be given only after the 3rd day of absence. For two (2) days or less, students can receive makeup work from their teachers upon their return to class.
Ilima Intermediate School | 91-884 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706 | (808) 687-9300 | (808) 689-1258 Fax