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Emergency funds have been allocated to help address impacts of the pandemic.

Revolving around the pillars of health and safety, accelerated learning, and social-emotional learning, the ESSER Educational Plan...

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

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

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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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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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School Food Authority proudly serving 100,000+ nutritionally balanced, affordable meals.

The Hawai‘i Department of Education's ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​School Food Services Branch is the School Food Authority proudly s...

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Moving to Hawai‘i

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

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Featured Article

Artist's rendering of the future Mokapu Elementary campus.

Mokapu Elementary launches campus-wide renovations fueled by federal grant

Mokapu Elementary launched a major renovation project to construct new administration, library and classroom buildings, a new cafeteria, learning courtyard and parking areas that will transform the existing campus and provide modern facilities designed to serve nearly 1,000 students.

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Helemano Elementary School counselor honored nationally as 2023 Hawai‘i School Counselor of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Helemano-Elementary-School-counselor-honored-nationally-as-2023-Hawai‘i-School-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxHelemano Elementary School counselor honored nationally as 2023 Hawai‘i School Counselor of the YearHelemano Elementary School’s Brittnie Caraulia was recently recognized as the 2023 American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) Hawai’i School Counselor of the Year.
Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Summer-Food.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is seeking sponsor organizations on all islands to help provide children in low-income communities with free meals during the summer months.
Board of Education approves first phase of 6-year strategic planhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Board-Approves-First-Phase-of-6-Year-Strategic-Plan.aspxBoard of Education approves first phase of 6-year strategic planPhase II of the plan will consist of the implementation plan, which includes the strategies and metrics that the Department and Board will use to reach the goals.
Ho‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Feb. 1https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/February-1-2023.aspxHo‘oha‘aheo Newsletter, Feb. 1Our monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This week's issue includes the 2023 Milken Educator Award and Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month).
87 Hawai‘i public school educators earn, renew NBCT certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/83-HIDOE-educators-earn,-renew-NBCT-certification.aspx87 Hawai‘i public school educators earn, renew NBCT certificationThe Department celebrated 87 of its public school teachers statewide who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification.
Daniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Milken-Educator-Award.aspxDaniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeEsther Kwon, assistant principal at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary, has become the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching."

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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 overall compliance with Federal, State, departmental Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
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.
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.
Daniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2023-Milken-Educator-Award.aspxDaniel K. Inouye Elementary’s Esther Kwon receives prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000 prizeEsther Kwon, assistant principal at Daniel K. Inouye Elementary, has become the latest recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching."
Homeschoolinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
Oahu Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.

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