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The Department's plan for reopening campuses for the 2020-21 school year.

The Department is working closely with state and federal agencies to safely reopen campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Please co...

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Hotline available for HIDOE student-related health questions and telehealth visits

HIDOE students and families will have access to a new health hotline and telehealth services provided by the Hawai‘i Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program to deliver equitable access to health resources and care for HIDOE students using mobile devices and interactive technology. The health hotline can be reached at (844) 436-3888 (toll free) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

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O'ahu public schools transition to distance learning for first four weeks of 2020-21 school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Oahu-public-schools-transition-to-distance-learning-for-first-four-weeks-of-2020-21-school-year.aspxO'ahu public schools transition to distance learning for first four weeks of 2020-21 school yearThe Hawai'i State Department of Education announced a modification to school reopening plans for all O'ahu public schools to align with the new safeguards and restrictions prompted by the increasing number of COVID-19 cases on the island.
HHSAA postpones start of moderate and high-risk fall sportshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HHSAA-postpones-start-of-moderate-and-high-risk-fall-sports.aspxHHSAA postpones start of moderate and high-risk fall sportsThe Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) executive board approved by majority vote to postpone the start of moderate- and high-risk fall sports to January 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Return to Learn - Traininghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Return-to-Learn---Training.aspxReturn to Learn - TrainingOn July 30, 2020, the Hawaii State Board of Education approved a new start date of August 17, 2020 for students. This delay will allow additional time for mandatory employee training on new protocols, including but not limited to health and safety, student services, and distance learning. These training requirements are in addition to the annual mandatory training and Opening of School Year Packet.
Return to Learnhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-year-2020-21.aspxReturn to LearnThe Department is working closely with state and federal agencies to safely reopen campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Please continue to check back here for updates. We will be adding details and information about what staff, parents and students can expect when school reopen in the fall.
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.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is working closely with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) on COVID-19 guidance for our students, teachers, parents and staff.
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.
Homeschoolinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.

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