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November & December 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/November-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxNovember & December 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features our National Blue Ribbon Schools and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Annual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemichttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2020.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance data impacted by pandemicDue to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all states sought and received waivers from federally required standardized testing as well as associated accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements for the 2019-20 school year.
Department releases comprehensive instructional review of Acellushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/acellus-comprehensive-report.aspxDepartment releases comprehensive instructional review of AcellusThe Department's final report reviewing the instructional content of the Acellus program is available.
Hawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-public-school-students-continue-to-make-progress-on-AP-Exams.aspxHawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examsThe percentage of HIDOE students receiving an AP Scholar Award increased by 2 percentage points. Additionally, the total number of students receiving the AP Capstone Diploma increased 82% from 15 to 36 students.
Oahu high school reports 3 COVID cases in the past week, will temporarily close campus facilitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Oahu-temporarily-close-campus-facilities.aspxOahu high school reports 3 COVID cases in the past week, will temporarily close campus facilitiesKapolei High School is transitioning to a full distance learning model for all students and teleworking for all staff, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 11, with school facilities expected to reopen Nov. 12.
Ala Wai Elementary School's Lori Kwee named 2021 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-Hawaii-State-Teacher-of-the-Year.aspxAla Wai Elementary School's Lori Kwee named 2021 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the YearAla Wai Elementary teacher Lori Kwee was named the 2021 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year. Kwee received the state's top teaching award from Gov. David Ige and Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto during a virtual awards ceremony this afternoon.
Waipahu High School academies receive national recognitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-academies-receive-national-recognition.aspxWaipahu High School academies receive national recognitionWaipahu High School obtains national recognition from the National Career Academy Coalition for three more of their academies. The first in the state to obtain this prestigious honor.
HIDOE finalizing transition plan for Acellus users based on curriculum review findingshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-finalizing-transition-plan-for-Acellus-users-based-on-curriculum-review-findings.aspxHIDOE finalizing transition plan for Acellus users based on curriculum review findingsThe HIDOE is working with complex area and school leaders to finalize a transition plan for Acellus users, with the goal of moving forward in a manner that supports students in the least disruptive manner possible.
October 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/October-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxOctober 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Teacher of the Year Edition featuring the 2021 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Parent message from Supt. Kishimoto regarding instructional review of Acellushttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Parent-message-from-Supt.-Kishimoto.aspxParent message from Supt. Kishimoto regarding instructional review of AcellusIn a letter to families, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said the HIDOE has completed a review of Acellus and is working to move forward in a manner that supports students in the least disruptive manner possible.
Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fallhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-Fall-2020.aspxFree Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fallGrab-and-Go school meals program will be returning for the fall semester at 203 public schools beginning on Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Dec. 18, to provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger.
School Year 2020-21 Modelshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Year-2020-21-Models.aspxSchool Year 2020-21 ModelsSchool leaders created elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year. Models may vary due to number and size of school facilities; ability to accommodate enrollment numbers; and impact of instructional staff vacancies.
Three Hawaii public schools recognized as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-National-Blue-Ribbon-Schools.aspxThree Hawaii public schools recognized as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools​Ernest Bowen de Silva, Liholiho and Waikiki Elementary schools have been named 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education. The three Hawaiʻi schools were among 317 public school and 50 non-public school winners nationwide announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
HIDOE schools will use new COVID-19 benchmarks to plan for gradual transition to blended learning modelshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-schools-will-use-new-COVID-19-benchmarks-to-plan-for-gradual-transition-to-blended-learning-models.aspxHIDOE schools will use new COVID-19 benchmarks to plan for gradual transition to blended learning modelsThe DOH metrics outline five levels of community transmission that would trigger corresponding learning model parameters for schools to consider.
Second round of P-EBT for Hawaii children who receive free or reduced-price school mealshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Second-Round-of-P-EBT-for-Children.aspxSecond round of P-EBT for Hawaii children who receive free or reduced-price school mealsTemporary food purchasing assistance will be available to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oceanit Research Foundation launches free computer science resource for teachers, students and parentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Oceanit-Research-Foundation-launches-a-free-computer-science-resource-for-teachers,-students,-and-parents.aspxOceanit Research Foundation launches free computer science resource for teachers, students and parentsOnline resource for teachers, students, parents and anyone interested in learning creative problem-solving skills via coding is being made available for free.
Department announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent.
Oahu middle school reports 3 COVID-19 cases in past week http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Dole-Middle-cases.aspxOahu middle school reports 3 COVID-19 cases in past week Due to timing and location, it's unlikely transmission occurred on the Dole Middle School campus.
August/September 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/August-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxAugust/September 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features a distance learning forum, the first days of school and more stories from students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud
HIDOE extends Learn from Home distance learning through first quarterhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-extends-Learn-from-Home-distance-learning-through-Q1.aspxHIDOE extends Learn from Home distance learning through first quarterHIDOE schools will continue the Learn from Home phase of distance learning through the first quarter, which ends Oct. 2.

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