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Safety at Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/SafetyAtSchoolSafety at SchoolStudents need to feel and be safe at school. Research demonstrates a strong correlation between academic achievement and a safe school environment. Employees also deserve a safe workplace.
Anti-Bullying Workhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWorkAnti-Bullying WorkThe Department is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable learning atmosphere for students, families and educators. We work to reduce bullying and cyberbullying by emphasizing a culture of respect, responsibility and resiliency, using a frame work of prevention, response and follow-up. We work with communities to promote understanding, and investigate incidents to ensure student safety.
Report an Issuehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/ReportAnIssueReport an IssueWe expect our staff and our schools to be held to high standards of integrity. Here, you will find information about how to report concerns relating to civil rights, fraud or unethical behavior.
Emergencieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/EmergenciesEmergenciesAll schools and state offices have emergency plans and our staff practice required drills annually; plans are reviewed and updated based on recommended improvements. Drills, which include first responders, are routinely evaluated to improve readiness. Parents/guardians, please familiarize yourselves with emergency preparedness plans at your school.
Internet safetyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/Internet-safety.aspxInternet safetyInternet safety is being aware of victimizing issues online such as being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, harrassed, scammed or stalked while online. We nurture a safe digital learning environment in our schools. This means promoting the idea of digital citizenship, defined as being a responsible, safe and ethical user of digital and internet technologies.
Supporting children: Policies and resourceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/Pages/policies.aspxSupporting children: Policies and resourcesTo support and develop the academic achievement, character building and social-emotional well-being of all children, the Board of Education develops policies and the Department cultivates and curates aligned resources for students, employees and the public school system.
Acceptable Use Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/Internet-and-computer-use-rules.aspxAcceptable Use GuidelinesEmployees, contracted workers, volunteers and all other non-student and non-parent users of the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) network, Internet services and digital devices must adhere to the Acceptable Use Guidelines. Violation could result in the termination of the account and/or other punitive measures.
Bullying: What students should know and can dohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/students.aspxBullying: What students should know and can doEveryone has a role to play in bullying prevention and response, and to promote a culture of respect, responsibility and resiliency. All students should understand that bullying is not acceptable. There is information here for all students involved in bullying situations geared toward solutions.
Bullying: What staff should know and can dohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/staff.aspxBullying: What staff should know and can doEveryone has a role to play in bullying prevention and response, and to promote a culture of respect, responsibility and resiliency. Staff have a key role in this effort and must take action when a bullying incident happens.
Bullying: What parents and families should know and can dohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/parents.aspxBullying: What parents and families should know and can doEveryone has a role to play in bullying prevention and response, and to promote a culture of respect, responsibility and resiliency. Parents and families are central to this effort. Here’s information about what parents and families can do to prevent bullying, and what happens when bullying is reported to the school.
‘Safety First’ priority earns Mililani Uka Elementary safety awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/MililaniUkaSafety.aspx‘Safety First’ priority earns Mililani Uka Elementary safety awardThe American Society of Safety Engineers honor Mililani Uka Elementary for the school's dedication to its students, staff and visitors.
Hawaii student advocates call for end to dangerous, distracted drivinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Dole-Middle-Traffic-Safety.aspxHawaii student advocates call for end to dangerous, distracted drivingDozens of Dole Middle School students were sign-waving today to implore drivers and passengers to reduce risky behaviors while on the road with the “Stop If You Love Me” campaign.
'Happy to be back' at Keonepoko Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/principal-eisenhour.aspx'Happy to be back' at Keonepoko ElementaryAfter several months shuttered due to the lava flow that threatened Pahoa town, and the relocation of students and staff to other campuses, Keonepoko reopened for School Year 2015-16. New Principal Kasey Eisenhour reports that despite significant work involved in reopening, everyone's happy to be back. "It's like being back at home."
Department to begin school safety drillshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-to-begin-school-safety-drills.aspxDepartment to begin school safety drillsThe Department is ramping up its school safety drills in partnership with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD). Beginning this week, the Department and HPD will conduct safety drills at several high schools on Oahu.
Department announces it will reopen Keonepoko Elementary for next school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/keonepoko-open.aspxDepartment announces it will reopen Keonepoko Elementary for next school yearThe status of the Puna Lava Flow that threatened Pahoa town has been downgraded from "warning" to "watch." The Department will work with unions and other organizations to reopen Keonepoko Elementary, which was closed in October 2014 due to the lava threat.
Department of Education announces contingency plans for lava flowhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/lava-update-102714.aspxDepartment of Education announces contingency plans for lava flowThe DOE is closing some schools ahead of the rapidly advancing Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii Island to help staff and students prepare for displacement. Keonepoko Elementary will close indefinitely as it is in the projected path of the lava flow.
Parents encouraged to remind children about “Stranger Danger” and reinforce tips to stay safehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Stranger-Danger-tips.aspxParents encouraged to remind children about “Stranger Danger” and reinforce tips to stay safeHIDOE encourages parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger” and highlight measures that students can take to stay safe.
Iroquois Point Elementary unveils 'Ocean of Aloha'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/ocean-of-aloha.aspxIroquois Point Elementary unveils 'Ocean of Aloha'Anti-bullying, the arts and environmental sustainability converge in an inspirational student-led exhibit on the Ewa Beach campus. Mahalo to the PTA, Re-use Hawaii and Iroquois Point Elementary staff for making it possible.
​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety Conferencehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/nssp-2015.aspx​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety ConferenceThe annual conference focuses on student-led safety solutions to provide ideas for safety program implementation at schools nationwide. This year's theme was, “Driving Toward Excellence."
Jefferson Elementary kicks off Tsunami Awareness Month with evacuation drillhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Jefferson-Drill.aspxJefferson Elementary kicks off Tsunami Awareness Month with evacuation drillStudents at Jefferson Elementary School took part in a campus wide tsunami evacuation drill today to help the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) kick off Tsunami Awareness Month.
Earthquake preparedness starts with educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/hawaii-shake-out.aspxEarthquake preparedness starts with educationThe Great Hawaii ShakeOut is part of an international event to boost earthquake readiness. HIDOE schools and offices participated by practicing "Drop, Cover and Hold On."
All Department schools have emergency measures sethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/All-DOE-schools-have-security-and-emergency-measures.aspxAll Department schools have emergency measures setHONOLULU – The Department's Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch this morning met with Honolulu Police Department officials to review security procedures for the state’s public schools.
Farrington High School evacuation drill to temporarily close North King Street section on Wednesdayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Farrington-evacuation-drill.aspxFarrington High School evacuation drill to temporarily close North King Street section on WednesdayNorth King Street will be temporarily closed in both directions between Kalihi St. and Houghtailing St./Waiakamilo Rd. on Wed., Mar. 9, between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. for an emergency evacuation drill at Farrington High School. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes to avoid traffic.

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