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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.
Summer P-EBT benefits begin to roll-out in July 2021https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Summer-P-EBT-Benefits-Begin-to-Roll-Out-in-July-2021.aspxSummer P-EBT benefits begin to roll-out in July 2021DHS announced summer P-EBT benefits for children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HIDOE submits State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-submits-State-Plan-for-ARP-ESSER-III.aspxHIDOE submits State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III)The state’s $412.3 million in ESSER III funds was authorized to provide funding to support Hawaii’s schools in safely reopening and to mitigate learning loss.
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.
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.
Nānākuli Elementary principal named 2021 Hawaii National Distinguished Principalhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-Hawaii-National-Distinguished-Principal.aspxNānākuli Elementary principal named 2021 Hawaii National Distinguished PrincipalThe Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association (HEMSAA) today named Principal Lisa Ann Higa from Nānākuli Elementary as Hawaii’s 2021 National Distinguished Principal.
April 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/April-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxApril 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Kauaʻi district edition featuring educators and students from across the complex and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
40 HIDOE educators earn, renew NBCT certificationhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-National-Board-for-Professional-Teaching-Standards-Certification.aspx40 HIDOE educators earn, renew NBCT certificationThis year’s newly certified National Board Certified Teachers class ranks 19th-largest in the nation.
Kanoelani Elementary teacher receives 2021 Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of Hawaiihttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-Milken-Teacher-of-Promise-Award.aspxKanoelani Elementary teacher receives 2021 Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of HawaiiKanoelani Elementary special education teacher Jenna Oskey was honored today as the state winner of the prestigious Teacher of Promise Award from the Milken Educators of Hawaii.
Keith Hayashi becomes first high school principal to receive Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinctionhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Keith-Hayashi-Phi-Theta-Kappa.aspxKeith Hayashi becomes first high school principal to receive Shirley B. Gordon Award of DistinctionThe Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society recognized Waipahu High Principal Hayashi during PTK Catalyst 2021, the society’s annual convention, on April 9.
DHS announces third round of P-EBT benefitshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DHS-Third-Round-of-PEBT-Benefits-April-2021.aspxDHS announces third round of P-EBT benefitsDHS announced that there will be a third round of P-EBT benefits allocated to children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/March-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxMarch 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue is a special Maui district edition featuring educators and students from across the Canoe complex and what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Moloka‘i High librarian receives 2021 School Librarian of the Year Awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-School-Librarian-of-the-Year-Award.aspxMoloka‘i High librarian receives 2021 School Librarian of the Year AwardDiane Mokuau, librarian at Moloka‘i High School, is one of the two distinguished recipients nationwide to receive this award.
HIDOE to implement revised health and safety protocols aligned to latest DOH guidance for schoolshttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Revised-health-and-safety-protocols.aspxHIDOE to implement revised health and safety protocols aligned to latest DOH guidance for schoolsThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE), in partnership with the state Department of Health (DOH), worked on ensuring that the health and safety protocols are consistent with the latest DOH guidance for schools.
Moanalua High School opens new Performing Arts Centerhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Moanalua-High-School-opens-new-Performing-Arts-Center.aspxMoanalua High School opens new Performing Arts CenterMoanalua High School celebrated the grand opening of its new Performing Arts Center. Students and staff welcomed Gov. David Ige, lawmakers and community members with tours of the facilities and student performances.
West Maui Elementary School Principal named Complex Area Superintendenthttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/West-Maui-Elementary-School-Principal-named-Complex-Area-Superintendent.aspxWest Maui Elementary School Principal named Complex Area SuperintendentThe Hawaiʻi State Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Winkie to complex area superintendent for the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Lāna‘i-Moloka‘i Complex Area.
Kaua‘i High School breaks ground on new gymnasiumhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kaua‘i-High-School-breaks-ground-on-new-gymnasium.aspxKaua‘i High School breaks ground on new gymnasiumThe Hawai‘i State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Kaua‘i High School on March 1 for it’s new gymnasium. The $21 million project began its initial conception in 2011, with the help of John Hara Associates, Inc., and is estimated to be completed by April 1, 2023.
HIDOE allows for limited, in-person school commencement events https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-allows-for-limited,-in-person-school-commencement-events.aspxHIDOE allows for limited, in-person school commencement events The Hawaii State Department of Education today released guidelines to allow for limited, in-person school commencement and transition ceremonies that ensure the health and safety of students, staff and families.
February 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/February-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxFebruary 2021 Ho‘oha‘aheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. In honor of February being Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi, this issue is dedicated to celebrating the Hawaiian language.
Kaʻala Elementary School counselor honored nationally as 2021 State School Counselor of the Yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2021-State-School-Counselor-of-the-Year.aspxKaʻala Elementary School counselor honored nationally as 2021 State School Counselor of the YearKaʻala Elementary School Counselor Jon Morikawa was recently recognized as the 2021 American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Hawaii 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/SFSP-2021.aspxSponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program to provide meals for children during summer breakThe 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.
Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Drinking-Water-Testing.aspxDrinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021The Hawai‘i State Department of Education has partnered with the Department of Health and Department of Human Serivces to test tap water at selected schools and child care facilities for the presence of lead.
January 2021 Hoʻohaʻaheohttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Hoohaaheo/Pages/January-2021-Hoohaaheo.aspxJanuary 2021 HoʻohaʻaheoOur monthly online publication to highlight bright spots from across the public school system. This month's issue features the Hawaiʻi State Teacher Fellows' New Year's resolutions, and we asked Hōnaunau Elementary students what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Waipahu High School breaks ground on new Integrated Academy Facilityhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waipahu-High-School-Integrated-Academy-Facility-Groundbreaking-Event.aspxWaipahu High School breaks ground on new Integrated Academy FacilityThe Hawaii State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Waipahu High School on Jan. 14 for its new Integrated Academy Facility.
Large, in-person HIDOE gatherings canceled through June 1, 2021https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Large-in-person-HIDOE-gatherings-canceled-through-June-1-2021.aspxLarge, in-person HIDOE gatherings canceled through June 1, 2021Large, in-person social gatherings including proms, banquets, May Day celebrations, and other school-sanctioned social events with over 20 attendees will be canceled. Guidelines for school commencement events to be made by Feb. 26.
Kihei High School virtual community update scheduled for Jan. 12https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kihei-High-School-community-update-1.aspxKihei High School virtual community update scheduled for Jan. 12A virtual community meeting is scheduled to provide an update on the Kihei High School construction project.
Kanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kanoelani-Elementary-principal-receives-National-LifeChanger-of-the-Year-award.aspxKanoelani Elementary principal receives National 'LifeChanger of the Year' awardPrincipal Stacie Kunihisa has been selected as the 2020-21 LifeChanger of the Year Spotlight Award winner. Kunihisa is recognized for her leadership and ability to inspire others.
Data dashboard tracks reopening metrics for 2020-21 school yearhttps://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/dashboard-tracks-reopening-metrics.aspxData dashboard tracks reopening metrics for 2020-21 school yearThe dashboard displays Board-approved, COVID-related metric gap data. This information will be used to guide and monitor 2020-21 school year reopening plans.
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.

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