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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.
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.
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.
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.
HIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-partners-with-ClimbHI-to-connect-students-with-career-opportunities-with-new-online-platform.aspxHIDOE partners with ClimbHI to connect students with career opportunities with new online platformUnder a new partnership between the HIDOE and Hawai‘i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI, students at public high schools across the state are connecting with career opportunities through a state-of-the-art online portal.
ESSA dashboardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA-dashboard.aspxESSA dashboardPerformance data by school and statewide as part of Hawaii's Consolidated State Plan under federal education law — the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.
Teachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab Cohortshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/ProfessionalDevelopment/Pages/Hawaii-Lab-Cohorts.aspxTeachers drive improvement through Hawaii Lab CohortsHawaii Lab Cohorts are teacher learning communities within complex areas and schools that offer an effective approach to professional growth for teachers, allowing for continuous improvement. A shining example is in the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area. In its fourth year of implementation, the cohort has grown from school-level English Language Arts teams to complex-wide labs in ELA and math, soon to expand to science.
Hawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-public-school-students-continue-to-make-progress-on-AP-Exams.aspxHawaii public school students continue to make progress on AP examsThe percentage of HIDOE students receiving an AP Scholar Award increased by 2 percentage points. Additionally, the total number of students receiving the AP Capstone Diploma increased 82% from 15 to 36 students.
2030 Promise Plan Progresshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/Phase-I.aspx2030 Promise Plan ProgressMahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030, focusing on creative ideas and solutions toward a thriving, sustainable state grounded in the values of HĀ.
7th grade student health requirementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/HowToEnroll/Pages/7th-grade-exam.aspx7th grade student health requirementsWe are collaborating with the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) on ways to protect and ensure the health of our keiki.
Department announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2020-21-enrollment.aspxDepartment announces 2020-21 enrollment figures for public and charter schoolsHawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent.
HIDOE launches data dashboard to inform public of confirmed COVID-19 cases in schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-launches-data-dashboard-to-inform-public-of-confirmed-COVID-19-cases-in-schools.aspxHIDOE launches data dashboard to inform public of confirmed COVID-19 cases in schoolsDashboard will be updated daily and replace the Department’s weekly case reports.
Class of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021 Graduations.aspxClass of 2021 graduation celebrations scheduled for Hawaii’s public schoolsPublic high schools across the state today announced the dates, times and formats of their respective graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021.
Legislative reportshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Legislative-reports.aspxLegislative reportsThe Department annually produces reports on the education-related bills and resolutions passed in the regular session from the previous year in the Hawaii State Legislature. Annual reports additionally requested by the Legislature are also produced. Archived reports can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page.
Hawaii Island Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Hawaii-Island-Map.aspxHawaii Island MapThe Hawaii District includes three Complex Areas: Hilo-Waiakea, Kau-Keaau-Pahoa, and Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena. A Complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it, and a Complex Area is a grouping of two or more Complexes.
Kauai Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Kauai-Map.aspxKauai MapKauai schools form their own Complex Area, comprised of three Complexes — Kauai, Kapaa and Waimea. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Maui County Maphttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Maui-County-Map.aspxMaui County Map
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA.aspxEvery Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)ESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind. It was implemented in school year 2017-18. The Hawai‘i DOE's state ESSA plan for federal funding under the law, led by our Strategic Plan, was approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) in January 2018.
HIDOE COVID-19 Update Archivehttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-COVID-19-Update-Archive.aspxHIDOE COVID-19 Update Archive
Power of Attorneyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/HowToEnroll/Pages/power-of-attorney.aspxPower of AttorneyHawaii and U.S. military law govern how a parent or guardian of a minor may use power of attorney to delegate to another person (within designated constraints) any power regarding the care, custody, or property of the minor or ward.
Seal of Biliteracyhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirements/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspxSeal of BiliteracyThe Hawai‘i State Board of Education established a Seal of Biliteracy to be awarded upon graduation to students who demonstrate a high proficiency in both of the state's two official languages (English and Hawaiian) OR either of the state’s two official languages and at least one additional language, including American Sign Language.
Weighted Student Formulahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SchoolDataAndReports/StateReports/Pages/Weighted-Student-Formula.aspxWeighted Student FormulaThe Weighted Student Formula (WSF) is a fair and equitable way to distribute funds for school budgets. A baseline amount per student is set, with additional funding ("weights") aligned with different student needs and characteristics. Funding follows students to the schools they attend, equalizing opportunities at the student level. Weights are set by the Committee on Weights, comprised of teachers, administrators and community members.
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.
COVID screening testinghttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-screening-testing.aspxCOVID screening testing
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.
Memos & Announcementshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-COVID-19-Memos-Guidance.aspxMemos & AnnouncementsHIDOE memos, guidance and announcements available to staff.
Parent opt-out for childhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/FAQ/Pages/Parent-opt-out-for-child.aspxParent opt-out for childBefore engaging in any lesson or activity that may touch upon potentially controversial matters, teachers must discuss the potentially controversial matters with his or her principal to determine whether a letter concerning a potential controversial topic should be sent out to parents or legal guardians. Parents and legal guardians are afforded the opportunity to opt-out their children from such lessons.
Statement on the outage of the Department's financial management system (FMS)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Vendors/Pages/FMS-outage.aspxStatement on the outage of the Department's financial management system (FMS)A message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto on the Department's system for vendor payments, which has been down since Oct. 6.
Kupono Diplomahttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/AdultEducation/Pages/Kupono-Diploma.aspxKupono DiplomaIn recognition of the contributions and sacrifices of war veterans and internees, the state of Hawaii grants honorary diplomas through the Kupono Diploma Program.
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/MilitaryFamilies/Pages/MIC3.aspxMilitary Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)While the armed services have made great strides in easing the transition of their personnel, their spouses and, most importantly, their children, much remains to be done at the state and local levels to ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children addresses these concerns.

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