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HIDOE launches ‘Ohana Help Desk to support students and families with distance learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ohana-Help-Desk-launch.aspxHIDOE launches ‘Ohana Help Desk to support students and families with distance learningThe ‘Ohana Help Desk will provide technology support statewide to public school students and their parents as schools offer more opportunities for online and blended learning.
West Oahu’s new Honouliuli Middle School opens with dedication ceremonyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Honouliuli-Middle-School-Dedication.aspxWest Oahu’s new Honouliuli Middle School opens with dedication ceremonyHIDOE celebrated the opening of the new Honouliuli Middle School on Aug. 3. The first phase of the campus includes an administration building, library, cafeteria, classrooms, covered and open play courts, and a music building. The school will welcome approximately 180 sixth-graders for the 2020-21 school year.
BOE approves Aug. 17 start date for public school studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/BOE-approves-Aug.-17-start-date-for-public-school-students.aspxBOE approves Aug. 17 start date for public school studentsThe Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) took action today to approve an Aug. 17 start date for Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) students. The delay allows for nine additional days of staff training before students return. Teachers reported back to work yesterday, July 29.
Statement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for studentshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Conditional-Agreement.aspxStatement from Supt. Kishimoto on the proposed Aug. 17 start date for studentsHIDOE leadership has been working with the unions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure our students get the education they deserve and our employees have a safe work environment. A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday.
Severe Weather Update: Hurricane Douglashttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Severe-Weather-Update-Hurricane-Douglas.aspxSevere Weather Update: Hurricane DouglasHIDOE is working closely with county and state emergency response teams to monitor Hurricane Douglas as it approaches the islands. Please continue to check back here for updates on its impact to Department operations.
Memo from DOH supporting HIDOE's Return to Learn planhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Memo-from-DOH-supporting-the-reopening-of-schools.aspxMemo from DOH supporting HIDOE's Return to Learn planHawaii Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson lends his support to reopen schools and the Return to Learn plan. In a memo to Superintendent Kishimoto, he states, "I have also actively supported the opening of schools in Hawaii. The event at Kapolei Middle School last month to showcase was a good opportunity for me to show my support for all the DOE efforts to get ready for reopening."
State moves forward with reopening of public schools on Aug. 4http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/State-moves-forward-with-reopening-of-public-schools-on-Aug.-4-for-students.aspxState moves forward with reopening of public schools on Aug. 4In a joint news conference, Governor David Ige, Hawai‘i State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, Board of Education Chairperson Catherine Payne, and Hawai‘i State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto confirmed the state’s plans to move ahead with school reopening for students on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29.
Grab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals servedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Grab-and-Go-wraps-up.aspxGrab-and-Go school meals program wraps up with over 1.3 million meals servedHIDOE's Grab-and-Go school meals program wrapped up today after its final lunch service. Over 17 weeks of operation, the program provided over 1.3 million school meals for breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 or younger at nearly 80 public schools and community locations.
Extracurricular programming to resume Aug. 19 at HIDOE schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Extracurricular-programming-to-resume-Aug.-19-at-HIDOE-schools.aspxExtracurricular programming to resume Aug. 19 at HIDOE schoolsHawaii State Department of Education extracurricular and co-curricular activities are scheduled to begin in person on Aug. 19. All programming will be required to adhere to state and county declarations and follow health and safety protocols in the Department’s Return to Learn plan.
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findingshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Distance-Learning-Survey-Insights-and-Findings.aspxHIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and FindingsThe surveys focused on distance-learning experiences during the closure of school buildings following spring break. The feedback gathered from these surveys aimed to both help gauge the Department’s readiness for distance learning and inform future planning.
Free and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Free-and-Reduced-Price-School-Meal-Eligibility.aspxFree and reduced-price school meal applications to be sent home for upcoming school yearApplication forms for free and reduced-price school meals served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program will be sent home with a letter to parents or guardians for School Year (SY) 2020-21. To apply, households should fill out the application and return it to their child's school.
School Year 2020-21 Modelshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Year-2020-21-Models.aspxSchool Year 2020-21 ModelsSchool leaders created elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year. Models may vary due to number and size of school facilities; ability to accommodate enrollment numbers; and impact of instructional staff vacancies.
HIDOE Summer Learning Surveys for Teachers, Secondary Students and Familieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-Summer-Learning-Surveys-for-Students-and-Families.aspxHIDOE Summer Learning Surveys for Teachers, Secondary Students and FamiliesHIDOE teachers, students and families, your voice matters! Help the Department and your school better support you by sharing your experiences with summer learning.
HIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment optionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Online-Bus-Pass-Application.aspxHIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment optionHIDOE has launched an online bus pass application and payment feature for parents and guardians. Parents who have an email address in their student’s profile will receive an automated email message today with instructions to apply.
Return to Learn: Hawai‘i public schools preparing to safely welcome back students and staffhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ReturntoLearnReopeningPlan.aspxReturn to Learn: Hawai‘i public schools preparing to safely welcome back students and staffThe Department is committed to maintaining the standard 180 instructional days in the new school year while providing learning models that are developmentally appropriate to the needs of learners, adhere to health and safety guidelines, and consider the impact of COVID-19 in communities.
July 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheohttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/July-2020.aspxJuly 2020 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly newsletter redesigned from a print product to an online publication that is mobile-friendly and highlights bright spots in an easy-to-consume format. This month's issue features summer enrichment programs, closing the gap and more stories from students, educators and alumni about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
HIDOE announces complex area superintendent appointments as longtime leaders retirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CAS-appointments-as-longtime-leaders-retire.aspxHIDOE announces complex area superintendent appointments as longtime leaders retirePaul Zina and Sione Thompson will be stepping into the complex area superintendent roles to guide schools on Kauai and the Leeward Oahu Coast as longtime leaders Bill Arakaki, Ann Mahi and Art Souza retire.
Subgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewidehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Subgrants-awarded-to-HIDOE-complex-areas-to-advance-literacy-efforts-statewide.aspxSubgrants awarded to HIDOE complex areas to advance literacy efforts statewideThrough a highly competitive process HIDOE awarded CLSD subgrants to six complex areas, which will impact 79 schools. Complex area subgrantees will receive up to $1.5 million per year over the next four years. The Department was awarded the five-year grant in October 2019 to support language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
Hawai‘i to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School Mealshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DHS-Hawai’i-to-Provide-Cash-Assistance-for-Children-Who-Receive-Free-or-Reduced-Cost-School-Meals.aspxHawai‘i to Provide Cash Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School MealsThe Hawai’i Department of Human Services and the Hawai’i Child Nutrition Programs under the Hawai’i Department of Education have announced that families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will receive temporary cash assistance for food, due to the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
HIDOE releases preliminary results of distance-learning surveyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-releases-preliminary-results-of-distance-learning-survey.aspxHIDOE releases preliminary results of distance-learning surveyNearly 9,000 secondary students and over 61% of teachers, totaling more than 8,300 teachers, completed the surveys.

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