School Reopening Plan

Return to Learn

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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Health & Safety

COVID-19 Updates

Weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.

This resource page provides weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system....

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Military Families

Moving to Hawai‘i

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. Get resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...

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Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...

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Breakfast and Lunch

Grab and Go

Free Grab-and-Go meals program at 203 public schools through Jun. 30, 2021.

UPDATE: The Grab-and-Go school meals program providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger at 203 public schools has been e...

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Flu Vaccination

Locate a vaccinating pharmacy or clinic in your neighborhood via the link below.

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2030 Promise Plan

We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030.

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Effective Teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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Featured Article

HIDOE partners with DonorsChoose to help educators fund classroom projects and resources

HIDOE today announced a new partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose, an education crowdfunding site that helps teachers obtain financial support for classroom projects and resources.

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Large, in-person HIDOE gatherings canceled through June 1, 2021http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Large-in-person-HIDOE-gatherings-canceled-through-June-1-2021.aspxLarge, in-person HIDOE gatherings canceled through June 1, 2021Large, in-person social gatherings including proms, banquets, May Day celebrations, and other school-sanctioned social events with over 20 attendees will be canceled. Guidelines for school commencement events to be made by Feb. 26.
Kihei High School virtual community update scheduled for Jan. 12http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kihei-High-School-community-update-1.aspxKihei High School virtual community update scheduled for Jan. 12A virtual community meeting is scheduled to provide an update on the Kihei High School construction project.
Kanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kanoelani-Elementary-principal-receives-National-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-award.aspxKanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardPrincipal Stacie Kunihisa has been selected as the 2020-21 LifeChanger of the Year Spotlight Award winner. Kunihisa is recognized for her leadership and ability to inspire others.
Free Grab-and-Go meals program extended through Jun. 30, 2021 at 203 public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-Extension.aspxFree Grab-and-Go meals program extended through Jun. 30, 2021 at 203 public schoolsThe Grab-and-Go school meals program providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger at 203 public schools has been extended through Jun. 30, 2021.
HIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-partners-with-ClimbHI-to-connect-students-with-career-opportunities-with-new-online-platform.aspxHIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformUnder a new partnership between the HIDOE and Hawai‘i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI, students at public high schools across the state are connecting with career opportunities through a state-of-the-art online portal.
Data dashboard tracks reopening metrics for 2020-21 school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/dashboard-tracks-reopening-metrics.aspxData dashboard tracks reopening metrics for 2020-21 school yearThe dashboard displays Board-approved, COVID-related metric gap data. This information will be used to guide and monitor 2020-21 school year reopening plans.

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HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
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.
Civil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/Pages/CRCO.aspxCivil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)The CRCB, in the Office of Talent Management, is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, HIDOE Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Subject matter standardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/standards.aspxSubject matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
Substitute teacher reporting systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/substitute-notifications.aspxSubstitute teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
Health and Safetyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Reopening-Framework---Health-and-Safety.aspxHealth and SafetyThe health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority. Utilizing guidance from the Hawai'i State Department of Health, this section of the reopening plan will include information about cleaning and sanitation, campus visitors, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more. 

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