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Maui school updates


The Department is providing online progress reports on efforts to reopen Lāhainā schools and track student enrollement and outreach. Families and staff of Lāhainā schools can call the support hotline at (808) 727-6880 for assistance related to schools.

Information and resources to assist those impacted by the wildfires, can be accessed at


or call (808) 727-6880 or text SUPPORT to (808) 736-1427 - available Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Maui school updates
Maui school updates archive
West Maui schools progress updates

Below is a running list of updates regarding school operations on Maui.


Sept. 26, 2023 – 1:00 p.m.

Lāhainā schools to welcome students back to campuses in phased reopening plan

After weeks of comprehensive air, drinking water and soil quality testing at the three Lāhainā campuses affected by the Aug. 8, 2023 wildfires, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) is set to bring students back to the Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary, Lāhainā Intermediate and Lāhaināluna High campuses as part of a phased reopening plan starting Oct. 16.

Gov. Josh Green, M.D., Superintendent Keith Hayashi and state Health Department Director Dr. Kenneth Fink announced the reopening plans Tuesday at a news conference in Lāhainā. Officials emphasized that the campuses are safe for staff and students to return.

Read the full release.


Sept. 21, 2023 – 1:30 p.m.

Superintendent's Report to the Board of Education

In the September 2023 report to the Board of Education (BOE), Deputy Superintendent Tammi Oyadomari-Chun – on behalf of Superintendent Keith Hayashi – shared the Department's latest details on its response to the West Maui wildfires.

Watch the video and read the highlights here.


Sept. 20, 2023 – 2:00 p.m.

Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Sept. 20

To read more, click here.


Sept. 19, 2023 – 5:00 p.m.

HIDOE distance learning hub opens in West Maui with over 250 K-8 students

Over 250 Lāhainā students from King Kamehameha III Elementary, Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary and Lāhainā Intermediate were in attendance today for the opening of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) distance learning hub. The learning hub, located at Citizen Church in Kahana, provides students enrolled in distance learning with in-person opportunities for teacher support and peer socialization, as well as access to meals, social-emotional learning and other resources.

Read the full release.


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