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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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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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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.
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.
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."
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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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