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The health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority. Utilizing guidance from the Hawai'i State Department of He...

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Weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.

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School Year 2021-22

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All students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools will receive free meals in SY 2021-22.

All students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school ye...

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School Year 2021-22 Distance Learning Programs

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) looks forward to safely reopening schools for daily in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. In accordance with the Board of Education resolution passed on July 15, 2021, the HIDOE is also providing a list of schools offering distance learning programs.

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Interim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter welcoming students backhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/superintendent-parent-letter-SY2021-22.aspxInterim Superintendent Hayashi parent letter welcoming students backAs Interim Superintendent, my highest priority is ensuring every student has the opportunity to safely return to the classroom.
Public comments sought regarding HIDOE's request for additional fiscal flexibility under ESEAhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/public-comment-ESEA-waiver.aspxPublic comments sought regarding HIDOE's request for additional fiscal flexibility under ESEAThe Department is seeking feedback through Aug. 31 regarding its waiver request for flexibilities afforded under the CARES Act.
Hawaii public school educators eligible for up to $1,000 in DonorsChoose project fundinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-public-school-educators-eligible-for-up-to-$1,000-in-DonorsChoose-project-funding.aspxHawaii public school educators eligible for up to $1,000 in DonorsChoose project fundingEligible DonorsChoose projects must be submitted before midnight on Aug. 3 to qualify for funding. Donations will be made on Aug. 6 to eligible projects.
All public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SY2021-Free-School-Meals.aspxAll public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22All students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Federal funds will reimburse state education departments for meal costs.
Summer P-EBT benefits begin to roll-out in July 2021https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Summer-P-EBT-Benefits-Begin-to-Roll-Out-in-July-2021.aspxSummer P-EBT benefits begin to roll-out in July 2021DHS announced summer P-EBT benefits for children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HIDOE submits State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-submits-State-Plan-for-ARP-ESSER-III.aspxHIDOE submits State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)The state’s $412.3 million in ESSER III funds was authorized to provide funding to support Hawaii’s schools in safely reopening and to mitigate learning loss.

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School Year 2021-22 Distance Learning Programshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/DistanceLearning.aspxSchool Year 2021-22 Distance Learning ProgramsThe Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) looks forward to safely reopening schools for daily in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. In accordance with the Board of Education resolution passed on July 15, 2021, the HIDOE is also providing a list of schools offering distance learning programs.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updateshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Information and UpdatesThis resource page provides weekly updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
Return to Learnhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/school-year-2020-21.aspxReturn to LearnThe Department is working closely with state and federal agencies to safely reopen campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Please continue to check back here for updates. We will be adding details and information about what staff, parents and students can expect when school reopen in the fall.
Civil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/Offices/Pages/CRCO.aspxCivil Rights Compliance Branch (CRCB)The CRCB, in the Office of Talent Management, is committed to the Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, HIDOE Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Subject matter standardshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/standards.aspxSubject matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
Health and Safetyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Reopening-Framework---Health-and-Safety.aspxHealth and SafetyThe health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority. Utilizing guidance from the Hawai'i State Department of Health, this section includes guidance on masking, social distancing and quarantine.

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