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HIDOE announces summer school plans and supports for students as state transitions to Act with Care phasehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-announces-summer-school-plans-and-supports-for-students-as-state-transitions-to-Act-with-Care-phase.aspxHIDOE announces summer school plans and supports for students as state transitions to Act with Care phaseThe Hawaii State Department of Education today announced its summer programming will be delivered through multiple platforms including in-person and distance learning as well as mobile support for students and families.
Grab-and-Go school meals to be extended at select schools by four days during transition to summer feeding programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-meals-transitions-to-SSO.aspxGrab-and-Go school meals to be extended at select schools by four days during transition to summer feeding programThe Grab-and-Go school meals program will be extended at select meal sites for an extra four days beyond the end of the school year on May 28 during the transition to the summer feeding program.
HIDOE closing out 2019-20 school year, online registration system available to register new students for fallhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-closing-out-2019-20-school-year,-online-registration-system-available-to-register-new-students-for-fall.aspxHIDOE closing out 2019-20 school year, online registration system available to register new students for fallMay 28 officially marks the end of the 2019-20 school year for HIDOE students. As we transition out 11,000 graduates, we look forward to welcoming our new students. An online registration system is available to enroll students for the upcoming school year.
All students need digital connectivityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/All-students-need-digital-connectivity.aspxAll students need digital connectivitySuperintendent Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto writes about providing quality education and student education designed around digital inclusion. "Real change stemming from crisis takes root best when executed immediately. Let’s commit now to transition back to an improved normal." This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 10, 2020.
Virtual May Day 2020http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/May-Day-2020.aspxVirtual May Day 2020HIDOE, along with the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, is celebrating May Day with student and staff performances strung together in a beautiful virtual lei. Watch these beautiful videos at vimeo.com/showcase/virtualmayday.
Hawaii’s public schools unveil plans for Class of 2020 graduation celebrationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Class of 2020 graduation celebrations.aspxHawaii’s public schools unveil plans for Class of 2020 graduation celebrationsHIDOE public and charter high schools have announced alternative celebrations for the class of 2020 according to safety concerns and social distancing guidance.
Hotline available for HIDOE student-related health questions and telehealth visitshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hotline-available-for-HIDOE-student-related-health-questions-and-telehealth-visits.aspxHotline available for HIDOE student-related health questions and telehealth visitsHIDOE students and families will have access to a new health hotline and telehealth services provided by the Hawai‘i Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program to deliver equitable access to health resources and care for HIDOE students using mobile devices and interactive technology. The health hotline can be reached at (844) 436-3888 (toll free) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.
Public comments sought regarding HIDOE’s request for greater flexibility under the CARES Acthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-comments-sought-regarding-state-waivers-to-allow-for-greater-flexibility-afforded-under-the-CARES-Act.aspxPublic comments sought regarding HIDOE’s request for greater flexibility under the CARES ActHIDOE has submitted a request for waivers under the CARES Act which will allow for additional time to obligate ESSA federal program funds to address educational needs during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
Board unanimously approves HIDOE’s request to modify graduation and standardized assessment requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-approves-HIDOE-request-to-modify-graduation-and-standardized-assessment-requirements.aspxBoard unanimously approves HIDOE’s request to modify graduation and standardized assessment requirementsThe Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted today to approve the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) request to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements under Board Policy 102-15 for the graduating class of 2020. The plan recommends utilizing grades from the third quarter, which ended March 13, to determine the final grade for student courses.
HIDOE seeks approval to modify high school graduation requirements in light of COVID-19 impacthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-seeks-approval-to-modify-high-school-graduation-requirements-in-light-of-COVID-19-impact.aspxHIDOE seeks approval to modify high school graduation requirements in light of COVID-19 impactThe Hawaii State Department of Education is seeking approval from the Board of Education (BOE) to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements under Board Policy 102-15 for the class of 2020.
School facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal siteshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-facilities-closed-to-students-through-April-30.aspxSchool facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal sitesSchool facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Traditional, in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen. Tips and tools gathered by HIDOE’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design are also available for the public at bit.ly/HIDOEVirtualLearningParentResource.
Public comments sought regarding state waiver for ESSA standardized testing due to COVID-19http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-comments-sought-regarding-state-waiver-for-ESSA-standardized-testing-due-to-COVID-19.aspxPublic comments sought regarding state waiver for ESSA standardized testing due to COVID-19In consideration of the health and safety of the students, faculty and staff, HIDOE has submitted its request to waive standardized testing, and associated accountability, school identification, and reporting requirements for school year 2019-20.
HIDOE receives approval to cancel federally mandated testing for school year 2019-20http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-receives-approval-to-cancel-federally-mandated-testing.aspxHIDOE receives approval to cancel federally mandated testing for school year 2019-20The HIDOE received notification this afternoon from the USDOE that its expedited waiver request was approved.
HIDOE employees to begin remote work March 19, schools to close March 30http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-employees-to-begin-remote-work-March-19,-schools-to-close-March-30.aspxHIDOE employees to begin remote work March 19, schools to close March 30HIDOE will close its offices except for essential functions effective Thursday, March 19. Schools will close March 30 following the extension of spring break
HIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-extends-school-closures-implements-remote-work-to-maintain-essential-functions.aspxHIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functionsThe Hawaii State Department of Education will keep all public schools closed for a total of three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
HIDOE statement regarding Gov. David Ige's announcement http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-statement-regarding-Gov.-David-Ige's-announcement-.aspxHIDOE statement regarding Gov. David Ige's announcement Announcement that all “non-essential” state government employees who can work remotely are being directed to work from home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 does not currently apply to the Hawaii State Department of Education.
HIDOE statement regarding potential Kualoa Ranch COVID-19 casehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-update-on-potential-Kualoa-Ranch-COVID19-case.aspxHIDOE statement regarding potential Kualoa Ranch COVID-19 caseThe Hawai‘i DOE is aware of a potential COVID-19 case invovlding a Kualoa Ranch employee announced March 16.
HIDOE extends spring break through March 27 for all public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-extends-spring-break.aspxHIDOE extends spring break through March 27 for all public schoolsThe Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools.
Kāneʻohe Elementary Mele Muralhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaneohe-Elementary-Mele-Mural.aspxKāneʻohe Elementary Mele MuralFollow the students of Kaneohe Elementary through their process of contemplation, design, and creation as they unveil their newest campus mural.
HIDOE recruiting for Assistant Superintendenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/AS-Recruitment.aspxHIDOE recruiting for Assistant SuperintendentThe Department seeks a visionary leader for the position of Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design.
HIDOE update regarding Feb. 24 Mililani High School incidenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-High-School-Updates.aspxHIDOE update regarding Feb. 24 Mililani High School incidentUpdates regarding an incident at Mililani High School on Feb. 24, 2020.
Statewide effort to modernize financial systems begins with HIDOEhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Statewide-effort-to-modernize-financial-systems-begins-with-HIDOE.aspxStatewide effort to modernize financial systems begins with HIDOEThe Hawaii State Department of Education is leading the state’s effort by modernizing its Financial Management System, a vital accounting platform for all employees.
Compensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Compensation-Study-2020.aspxCompensation study finds cost of living, salary compression top issues for Hawaii’s teachersResults from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by HIDOE show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sponsors-Summer-Food-Service-Program--to-provide-meals-for-children-during-summer-break.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe USDA’s Summer Food Service Program is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with free meals during the summer months when many schools are not in session.
Homes for Superheroeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/TalentManagement/Pages/Homes-for-Heroes.aspxHomes for SuperheroesHomes for Superheroes is a new initiative aimed at providing exclusive housing opportunities for our teachers and their families. Along with Hawaii’s police and firefighters, teachers and their families will be able to lease military housing, usually only available to active-duty service members.
Moanalua, Hilo High seniors headed to D.C. for U.S. Senate Youth Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua,-Hilo-High-seniors-headed-to-D.C.-for-U.S.-Senate-Youth-Program.aspxMoanalua, Hilo High seniors headed to D.C. for U.S. Senate Youth ProgramKate Helbush, a senior at Moanalua High School, and Jennifer Kamimura, a senior at Hilo High School, will represent Hawai‘i at the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C., this March.
More Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Celebrating-2019-National-Board-Certified-Teachers.aspxMore Hawaii teachers obtain highest certification in professionThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is celebrating 54 of its teachers statewide who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification – a recognition for meeting the highest standards for teaching. 
Randall Tanaka appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Office of Facilities and Operationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Randall-Tanaka-appointed-as-Assistant-Superintendent-for-OFO.aspxRandall Tanaka appointed as Assistant Superintendent for Office of Facilities and OperationsRandall Tanaka has been named assistant superintendent for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s Office of Facilities and Operations. He will oversee construction and maintenance of school facilities and operations of food services, transportation and security.
Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SQS-2020-Parent-Partcipation.aspxParents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolThe Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) released its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) to gather feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about its public schools.
Board approves HIDOE proposal to incentivize critical teacher shortage areashttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-approves-HIDOE-proposal-to-incentivize-critical-teacher-shortage-areas.aspxBoard approves HIDOE proposal to incentivize critical teacher shortage areasThe Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today approved the Department’s proposal to provide extra compensation for classroom teachers in three high-need areas: special education, hard-to-staff geographical locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs.

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