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Health and Safety

COVID-19 health & safety guidance based on the Department of Health guidance for schools.

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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Health & Safety

COVID-19 Updates

Data dashboard on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system updated weekdays.

This resource page provides updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system....

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School Year 2021-22

How to Enroll

The process and documentation, including the Student Health Record, needed for enrollment.

Students enrolling in our public schools must have documentation proving they are residents of the state and if necessary, documen...

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Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...

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Breakfast and Lunch

Free School Meals

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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ESSER III

The Department has developed an educational plan to address impacts from the pandemic.

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Moving to Hawai‘i

About 11 percent of our students are military connected. Get resources here.

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Distance learning

A list of schools offering distance learning programs.

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Featured Article

January 2022 Ho‘oha‘aheo

Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features New Year's resolutions from teachers and the opening of the 2022 legislative session.

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Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SFSP2022.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe 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. The nutritious meals that help children to learn, play, and grow during the summer break when many schools are not in session.
HIDOE receives donation of 50,000 N95 masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific Healthhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HPH-mask-donation.aspxHIDOE receives donation of 50,000 N95 masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific HealthHIDOE today received a donation of 50,000 N95 face masks from Hawaiʻi Pacific Health to help protect students, teachers and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
CCSSO Announces Finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2022-National-Teacher-of-the-Year-Finalists.aspxCCSSO Announces Finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the YearThe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced that four exemplary educators from across the country are finalists for 2022 National Teacher of the Year.
HIDOE schools expected to resume in-person learning following winter breakhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-schools-expected-to-resume-in-person-learning-following-winter-break-3.aspxHIDOE schools expected to resume in-person learning following winter breakWith the continued support and guidance from the state Department of Health, the Department remains committed to full in-person learning during the second semester that begins next week.
December 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/December-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxDecember 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features a message from Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi.
HIDOE and Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a combined $3 million to teachers’ classroom requests on DonorsChoosehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-and-Benioffs-donate-combined-$3M-to-teachers-classroom-requests-on-DonorsChoose.aspxHIDOE and Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a combined $3 million to teachers’ classroom requests on DonorsChooseThe initiative has so far supported DonorsChoose projects created by 2,000 Hawai‘i teachers across 265 schools, with additional funding coming later this school year.

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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 updates to the public on confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HIDOE system.
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.
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.
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.
Substitute teacher reporting systemhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/substitute-notifications.aspxSubstitute teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
Memos & Announcementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-COVID-19-Memos-Guidance.aspxMemos & AnnouncementsHIDOE memos, guidance and announcements available to staff.

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