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

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Grab-and-Go meals will be extended at select sites after the school year ends.

The Grab-and-Go school meals program will be extended at select meal sites beyond the end of the school year on May 28 during the ...

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Information regarding the Department's COVID-19 response.

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Continuity of Education Resources

To support continued learning during the extended school closure period, the Department’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design created and launched two resources: an internal website for schools and teachers and an external website for students, parents and caregivers.

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Return to Learn: Hawai‘i public schools preparing to safely welcome back students and staffhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ReturntoLearnReopeningPlan.aspxReturn to Learn: Hawai‘i public schools preparing to safely welcome back students and staffThe Department is committed to maintaining the standard 180 instructional days in the new school year while providing learning models that are developmentally appropriate to the needs of learners, adhere to health and safety guidelines, and consider the impact of COVID-19 in communities.
July 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/July-2020.aspxJuly 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly newsletter redesigned from a print product to an online publication that is mobile-friendly and highlights bright spots in an easy-to-consume format. This month's issue features summer enrichment programs, closing the gap and more stories from students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
HIDOE announces complex area superintendent appointments as longtime leaders retirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CAS-appointments-as-longtime-leaders-retire.aspxHIDOE announces complex area superintendent appointments as longtime leaders retirePaul Zina and Sione Thompson will be stepping into the complex area superintendent roles to guide schools on Kauai and the Leeward Oahu Coast as longtime leaders Bill Arakaki, Ann Mahi and Art Souza retire.
Subgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewidehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Subgrants-awarded-to-HIDOE-complex-areas-to-advance-literacy-efforts-statewide.aspxSubgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewideThrough a highly competitive process HIDOE awarded CLSD subgrants to six complex areas, which will impact 82 schools. Complex area subgrantees will receive up to $1.5 million per year over the next four years. The Department was awarded the five-year grant in October 2019 to support language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
Hawai‘i to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School Mealshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DHS-Hawai’i-to-Provide-Cash-Assistance-for-Children-Who-Receive-Free-or-Reduced-Cost-School-Meals.aspxHawai‘i to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School MealsThe Hawai’i Department of Human Services and the Hawai’i Child Nutrition Programs under the Hawai’i Department of Education have announced that families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will receive temporary cash assistance for food, due to the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
HIDOE releases preliminary results of distance-learning surveyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-releases-preliminary-results-of-distance-learning-survey.aspxHIDOE releases preliminary results of distance-learning surveyNearly 9,000 secondary students and over 61% of teachers, totaling more than 8,300 teachers, completed the surveys.

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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.
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.
School Modelshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Models.aspxSchool Models
HIDOE releases preliminary results of distance-learning surveyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-releases-preliminary-results-of-distance-learning-survey.aspxHIDOE releases preliminary results of distance-learning surveyNearly 9,000 secondary students and over 61% of teachers, totaling more than 8,300 teachers, completed the surveys.
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.
Community Eligibility Provision Pilot Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResources/Pages/CEP.aspxCommunity Eligibility Provision Pilot ProgramHawaii public schools are piloting a food program to provide free meals to all students at select campuses, charter schools included.

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