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Messages From Kumu Bello
September 15, 2020
Aloha Families! Great news. Please read this letter carefully regarding school meals and an alternate feeding site. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Please include your child's name & alternate CEP site. This will go into effect on Monday, Sept 21. Mahalo! bit.ly/3kjHxfn
August 31, 2020
Announcement: The state DOE has announced the extension of Distance Learning for schools until the end of the 1st quarter, October 2, 2020. Please continue to work closely with your child's teacher & thank you for being our partner in this new virtual journey. Stay safe!
August 15, 2020
Aloha! Thank you for your patience! We received good news yesterday so we are moving forward as planned! :)
PACKET/FORMS/DEVICE PICKUP has been rescheduled for MONDAY, August 17,
from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Pickup locations remain the same as they were originally planned:
Gr. 1 = Pua Ave
Preschool, Kinder & Gr. 2 = Desha Ave/Front entrance;
Gr. 3, 4, 5, 6 = Gym Parking lot.
Should you have any questions, please contact your childʻs teacher or email me at email@example.com
Continue to stay safe and MAHALO for your support!
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August 14, 2020
I wanted to share some important information with you now that all of our Keaukaha Elementary students are moving to Distance Learning.
The first week of school is a very critical time as it is dedicated to:
learning the new rituals and routines,
learning about each other,
building a classroom community, and
developing strong relationships between teacher and students.
This is even more important in our new online learning environment, especially with the addition of:
expectations in a virtual class,
sharing new class schedules, and
understanding new learning platforms online.
Therefore, during the first week of school, August 17-20, all teachers will focus on those areas I mentioned above. They are building a school ‘ohana and making sure everyone is on the same page!
Beginning the 2nd week of school, August 24, students will begin their work on our new distance learning platform called Acellus. By that time, all student devices should have been distributed to those who requested one. Acellus is a new program for us, but one that I’m very excited about. This program offers all four core areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies and students are able to access it at all times to continue their learning on their own. Electives will also be made available for students. A parent orientation video will be shared with you after the weekend to familiarize yourself with this new program and a student orientation video is also available.
Classroom teachers will share a weekly schedule with their students (and you), as well as review all expectations for attendance. We understand that there may be times when attending may be difficult due to schedule conflicts, but please make every attempt to help your child participate in all areas set by his or her teacher. And most importantly, please stay in communication with your child’s teacher on any concerns you have that could impact your child’s participation with the class.
Lastly, please help us by reminding students that Monday-Friday is still a school day. Their learning location may be different, but it is still school. Uniforms will still be expected Monday – Thursday (Friday-Free Dress Day) so they need to make sure they put on their shirt before their class begins. Teachers will review other expectations as well..
Packet and device pickup will be scheduled soon. We are still in “waiting” mode. :(
More to come…. Again, MAHALO for your patience!!
We appreciate you!
Keaukaha Elementary ANNOUNCEMENTs for 2020-21
August 11, 2020
The Hawai'i State Department of Education announced today that it will continue the Learn from Home phase of distance learning for most students statewide through the first quarter, which ends Oct. 2.
Ahead of the Aug. 17 return of students for the 2020-21 school year, the Department announced most schools would shift the majority of instruction to distance learning for at least the first four weeks of the academic year. This extends that by three weeks for the remainder of the first quarter.
The extension applies to all O'ahu schools and most neighbor island schools. Hāna High & Elementary School on Maui and Kilohana Elementary, Maunaloa Elementary and Moloka'i Middle schools on Moloka'i will continue their current models. Update: Kaunakakai Elementary and Moloka‘i High plan to implement distance learning until Sept. 8.
During the Learn from Home phase, schools will continue offering learning hubs on campus to provide connectivity for students who need it. Schools will also continue educational programming for vulnerable students as previously identified.
Complex area superintendents will work with school principals to develop transition plans for the second quarter, with considerations for community-specific needs.
The Department will continue to work closely with state, county and health officials to assess if and when students can safely return to in-person blended learning models. As decisions are made, schools will communicate with families.
Information for the upcoming school year
Keaukaha Reopening Plan
Complete Information about Reopening
E Komo Mai
May 7 - 11, 2018
In order to support our families at home, please use these additional resources.
SCHOOL CALENDAR/Supply List
Please understand that the menu may be subjected to changes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 FORMS TO PRINT AND BRING TO SCHOOL FOR FASTER PROCESSING
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!
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:
Equity Specialist, Hilo - Waiakea Complex
Hawaii District Office
75 Aupuni Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone Number: 808-600-9576
Email Address: email@example.com
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.
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.
Keaukaha Elementary was fully accredited in 2019.
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)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Influenza - flu
Take your child to his/her primary care provider to receive these vaccines. For more information, visit health.hawaii.com.
Keaukaha Students interpretation of our schools mission and vision.
240 Desha Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720