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Return to Learn

The Department's plan for reopening campuses for the 2020-21 school year.

The Department is working closely with state and federal agencies to safely reopen campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Please co...

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COVID-19 Updates

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

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

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Summer Learning

Supplementary instruction during the summer months.

The Department is providing a comprehensive menu of engaging summer learning opportunities....

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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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Grab and Go

Free Grab-and-Go meals program at 203 public schools through May 28, 2021.

Grab-and-Go school meals are available through the end of the school year on May 28, 2021....

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Information on enrolling with proper documentation in our K-12 public schools.

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Parent letter from Supt. Kishimoto regarding in-person learning for school year 2021-22

Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto issued a letter to parents to provide an update on plans for the upcoming school year.

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Waipahu High School principal appointed interim superintendent of Hawai‘i public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-principal-appointed-interim-superintendent-of-Hawai‘i-public-schools.aspxWaipahu High School principal appointed interim superintendent of Hawai‘i public schoolsThe Hawaiʻi State Board of Education today approved the appointment of Keith Hayashi as interim superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Summer Meals Program begins June 4 for all children ages 18 and youngerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Summer-Meals-Program-begins-June-4-for-all-children-ages-18-and-younger.aspxSummer Meals Program begins June 4 for all children ages 18 and youngerThe summer meals program will begin on June 4 and run until July 19. Meal distribution will be at lunchtime only. All children ages 18 and younger may participate at the approximately 80 distribution sites, regardless of their enrollment status. Parents or guardians who choose to pick up meals without their child(ren) present must provide verification documents daily.
May 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/May-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxMay 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's publication features a look back at our monthly issues and stories in Hoʻohaʻaheo over the past school year.
Parent letter from Supt. Kishimoto regarding in-person learning for school year 2021-22 https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/supt-kishimoto-parent-letter-SY2020-21.aspxParent letter from Supt. Kishimoto regarding in-person learning for school year 2021-22 Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto issued a letter to parents to provide an update on plans for the upcoming school year.
2021 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month and Art Contest Winnershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Children's-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month-and-Art-Contest-Winners.aspx2021 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month and Art Contest WinnersTo promote open communication about mental health, this year's student art contest theme was "Mental Health Talk," which aimed to raise awareness about resources and to encourage youth and families to connect about mental health.
COVID vaccines to be offered at school-based mobile clinics for students 16+ and eligible household membershttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-vaccines-to-be-offered-at-school-based-mobile-clinics-for-students-16-and-older-and-eligible-household-members.aspxCOVID vaccines to be offered at school-based mobile clinics for students 16+ and eligible household membersBased on current enrollment and student ages, the population of students ages 16 and older in Hawai‘i public schools is approximately 32,000.

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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 (HIDOE) overall compliance with Federal, State, HIDOE Administrative Rules, and Policies, which strictly prohibit any form of discrimination.
Summer Meals Program begins June 4 for all children ages 18 and youngerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Summer-Meals-Program-begins-June-4-for-all-children-ages-18-and-younger.aspxSummer Meals Program begins June 4 for all children ages 18 and youngerThe summer meals program will begin on June 4 and run until July 19. Meal distribution will be at lunchtime only. All children ages 18 and younger may participate at the approximately 80 distribution sites, regardless of their enrollment status. Parents or guardians who choose to pick up meals without their child(ren) present must provide verification documents daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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