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The latest news from the Department about its students, staff and schools. Contact the Communications Branch at (808) 784-6200 or via email at doeinfo@k12.hi.us for press queries.

 

 

HIDOE launches ‘Ohana Help Desk to support students and families with distance learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ohana-Help-Desk-launch.aspxHIDOE launches ‘Ohana Help Desk to support students and families with distance learningThe ‘Ohana Help Desk will provide technology support statewide to public school students and their parents as schools offer more opportunities for online and blended learning.string;#04-Aug-20202020-08-04T10:00:00.0000000Z
West Oahu’s new Honouliuli Middle School opens with dedication ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Honouliuli-Middle-School-Dedication.aspxWest Oahu’s new Honouliuli Middle School opens with dedication ceremonyHIDOE celebrated the opening of the new Honouliuli Middle School on Aug. 3. The first phase of the campus includes an administration building, library, cafeteria, classrooms, covered and open play courts, and a music building. The school will welcome approximately 180 sixth-graders for the 2020-21 school year.string;#03-Aug-20202020-08-03T10:00:00.0000000Z
BOE approves Aug. 17 start date for public school studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/BOE-approves-Aug.-17-start-date-for-public-school-students.aspxBOE approves Aug. 17 start date for public school studentsThe Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) took action today to approve an Aug. 17 start date for Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) students. The delay allows for nine additional days of staff training before students return. Teachers reported back to work yesterday, July 29. string;#30-Jul-20202020-07-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Statement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Conditional-Agreement.aspxStatement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for studentsHIDOE leadership has been working with the unions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure our students get the education they deserve and our employees have a safe work environment. A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday. string;#27-Jul-20202020-07-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Severe Weather Update: Hurricane Douglashttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Severe-Weather-Update-Hurricane-Douglas.aspxSevere Weather Update: Hurricane DouglasHIDOE is working closely with county and state emergency response teams to monitor Hurricane Douglas as it approaches the islands. Please continue to check back here for updates on its impact to Department operations. string;#26-Jul-20202020-07-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
Memo from DOH supporting HIDOE's Return to Learn planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Memo-from-DOH-supporting-the-reopening-of-schools.aspxMemo from DOH supporting HIDOE's Return to Learn planHawaii Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson lends his support to reopen schools and the Return to Learn plan. In a memo to Superintendent Kishimoto, he states, "I have also actively supported the opening of schools in Hawaii. The event at Kapolei Middle School last month to showcase was a good opportunity for me to show my support for all the DOE efforts to get ready for reopening."string;#22-Jul-20202020-07-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
State moves forward with reopening of public schools on Aug. 4http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/State-moves-forward-with-reopening-of-public-schools-on-Aug.-4-for-students.aspxState moves forward with reopening of public schools on Aug. 4In a joint news conference, Governor David Ige, Hawai‘i State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, Board of Education Chairperson Catherine Payne, and Hawai‘i State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto confirmed the state’s plans to move ahead with school reopening for students on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29.string;#20-Jul-20202020-07-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Grab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals servedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-wraps-up.aspxGrab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals servedHIDOE's Grab-and-Go school meals program wrapped up today after its final lunch service. Over 17 weeks of operation, the program provided over 1.3 million school meals for breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 or younger at nearly 80 public schools and community locations.string;#17-Jul-20202020-07-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
Extracurricular programming to resume Aug. 19 at HIDOE schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Extracurricular-programming-to-resume-Aug.-19-at-HIDOE-schools.aspxExtracurricular programming to resume Aug. 19 at HIDOE schoolsHawaii State Department of Education extracurricular and co-curricular activities are scheduled to begin in person on Aug. 19. All programming will be required to adhere to state and county declarations and follow health and safety protocols in the Department’s Return to Learn plan. string;#17-Jul-20202020-07-17T10:00:00.0000000Z
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findingshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Distance-Learning-Survey-Insights-and-Findings.aspxHIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and FindingsThe surveys focused on distance-learning experiences during the closure of school buildings following spring break. The feedback gathered from these surveys aimed to both help gauge the Department’s readiness for distance learning and inform future planning. string;#13-Jul-20202020-07-13T10:00:00.0000000Z

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