ANNOUNCEMENTs for 2020-21 

Group A

First Day of School

Monday, August 17, 2020

Group B

First Day of School   

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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After School Program

The A+ Program will continue during the 2020-21 school year, but at limited capacity of 60 spots.

The after school child care program will be available for students on the field side of the cafeteria, beginning,

Monday, August 17, 2020.


Use of Facilities by Outside Entities

The use of indoor school facilities will be limited to the operations of school programming and after school services for the students enrolled at our school. As a result, all requests for use of school facilities will not be permitted at this time in order to minimize the risk of infection to students and staff.

Modification of Emergency Drills Procedures

Keaukaha Elementary safety drills are being adjusted to account for social distancing guidelines. However, in the event of a real emergency, expediting the evacuation of our school will take precedence over social distancing


SY 2020-2021

ʻohana hanbook

Information for the upcoming school year

SY 2020-2021

Keaukaha Reopening Plan

Complete Information about Reopening

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Elementary School

E Komo Mai

May 7 - 11, 2018

Important infomation

In order to support our families at home, please use these additional resources.  



Visitor Count

Registration for kindergarten enrollment remains open! Please be sure to register your child as soon as possible since this will help us in our planning for next school year. As a reminder, children must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2020 in order to register for Kindergarten next year. Please contact our school office THRU EMAIL should you have any questions about our kindergarten enrollment process or stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am – 3 pm to pick up a registration packet. Please wear a mask if coming to our campus. Mahalo for helping everyone stay us!


Registration at KES 


Registration Supplement

MV Form

August Breakfast Menu

August  Lunch Menu

Please understand that the menu may be subjected to changes. 




Box Top$ for Education

For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy,   This program has provided over $900,000,000 to schools since 1996.  Join us in our efforts to raise funds for our keiki!

Keaukaha Elementary School Code is  417450.  Mahalo for  your support!

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Western Association of

Schools and Colleges

The ACS WASC/HIDOE partnership provides a coordinated accreditation system integral to the school improvement process for ALL Hawaii DOE Public Schools K-12. The ACS WASC/HIDOE process is directly aligned with the HIDOE State Strategic Plan and the corresponding Academic Plans of the schools. The ACS WASC/HIDOE accreditation process systematizes and standardizes the ongoing evaluation of a school program and streamlines planning and reporting. The Focus on Learning: Joint ACS WASC/HIDOE Focus on Learning Process Guide facilitates a school’s in-depth look at what currently exists and what needs to be improved in relation to student learning and the school’s program. Through the process the schools evaluate progress in addressing the six priority strategies of the Hawaii State Strategic Plan. These are: the Academic Review Team, Common Core State Standards, Educator Effectiveness Systems; Formative Instruction/Data Teams; Induction and Mentoring; and the Comprehensive Student Support System.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Equity Specialist for Schools in the Hilo-Waiakea Complex


You may also contact this person for questions or concerns relating to non-discrimination at your school:


Dee Sugihara

Equity Specialist, Hilo - Waiakea Complex

Mailing Address

Hawaii District Office
75 Aupuni Street 
Hilo, Hawaii 96720


Phone Number: 808-600-9576

Email Address:

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights

Know your privacy rights as they apply to

                   1) student record information;

                  2) directory information;

                  3) surveys and other information collection; and

                  4) military recruitment information.

For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit the State of Hawaii Department of Education online to read more about FERPA.


Each year, Hawaii public schools are required to notify parents of their rights under the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act." These rights are generally broken up into 4 separate sections. Here is a brief description of FERPA rights: 

       1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the request.
      2. The right to request the amendment 
of the student's education records that the parent, guardian, or eligible student believe are inaccurate or misleading. 
      3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. 
      4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Parent FERPA Brochure 
Provides a helpful overview of all rights under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

Important Message for Parents from the Hawaii State Department of Health


Protect your child’s health against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. The effectiveness of childhood vaccines can decrease over time. Preteens and teens are also at risk for different disease as they get older. 


Protect the health of your preteen or teen with four (4) important vaccines recommended by the DOH DOCD:

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Meningococcal infection

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Influenza - flu         


Take your child to his/her primary care provider to receive these vaccines. For more information, visit

Keaukaha Elementary was fully accredited in 2019.

Keaukaha Students interpretation of our schools mission and vision.  

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240 Desha Avenue

Hilo, Hawaii 96720 

​Tel: 808-974-4181 

​Fax: 808-974-4868    

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