September 11, 2018
Afterschool activities will resume as scheduled, no cancellations.
September 10, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is working closely with state and county agencies statewide to monitor Hurricane Olivia. The initial effects of the storm are expected to reach the islands by early Tuesday morning. As a precaution, all afterschool activities for Hawaii Island and Maui County will be canceled starting tomorrow, Sept. 11. Hana High and Elementary will be closed tomorrow as well.
As the situation evolves, HIDOE will continue to provide updates about afterschool activity cancellations and school closures.
Updates on school closures will be posted on HIDOE's website, www.hawaiipublicschools.org, and on social media - Twitter and Facebook, @HIDOE808. Please ensure that your child’s school has the most up-to-date contact information for your household.
Families are encouraged to have an emergency plan in place and prepare ahead of the storm's anticipated impacts. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) recommends individuals and families prepare an "emergency kit" with a minimum of 14 days' worth of food, water and other supplies. For other tips and for more information, please visit http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/.
The public can follow the progress of the storm on the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's website here: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc.
As with any emergency-type situation, we are striving to balance the need for safety with our overall commitment to provide students and families with every sense of normalcy. Thank you for your support as we work together to ensure the safety of our students, staff and school communities.
Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto
Parent's Right to Request Teacher Qualifications
HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ESSA Hawaii Qualified Teacher
Parent's Right to Request Teacher Qualifications School Year 2018-2019 Dear Parents and Guardians:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a HIDOE student, the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request.
You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teacher(s).
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact our school office at 313-4800
Mrs. Elna Gomes
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