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2020 National Blue Ribbon Schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-National-Blue-Ribbon-Schools.aspx2020 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 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/August-2020-Hoohaaheo.aspxAugust 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.
Two HIDOE employees test positive for COVID-19, three others in same office test negativehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2-HIDOE-employees-test-positive-for-COVID-19,-3-others-in-same-office-test-negative.aspxTwo HIDOE employees test positive for COVID-19, three others in same office test negativeIndividuals who were potential close contacts were notified immediately and placed on leave, and the impacted areas were professionally cleaned and disinfected.
Three HIDOE schools connected to positive COVID-19 case involving service providerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/covid-case-involving-service-provider.aspxThree HIDOE schools connected to positive COVID-19 case involving service providerOut of an abundance of caution, staff and parents of students who may have come into close contact with this individual have already been notified.
Return to Learn: Q & A with Hawaii's Health Care Professionalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Return-to-Learn-Q-and-A-with-Hawaii's-Health-Care-Professionals.aspxReturn to Learn: Q & A with Hawaii's Health Care ProfessionalsA virtual panel featuring respected members of Hawaii's health care community recently answered questions from Hawaii State Department of Education employees ahead of the start of the 2020-21 school year. The panel featured members from Hawai‘i Keiki and the Hawaii chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Family Physicians.
Statement from Supt. Christina Kishimoto on HSTA's proposed legal actionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-statement-teachers-union.aspxStatement from Supt. Christina Kishimoto on HSTA's proposed legal actionSuperintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto responds to legal threat from the teachers union.
Neighbor Island schools announce distance learning models to start 2020-21 school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Neighbor-Island-schools-announce-distance-learning-models-to-start-2020-21-school-year.aspxNeighbor Island schools announce distance learning models to start 2020-21 school yearPublic schools on Kaua‘i, Hawaiʻi Island, and Maui County – with the exception of Moloka‘i schools and Hāna High & Elementary – will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year.
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.
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.

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