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.
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.
Students have chosen one of TWO options for Return to Learn.
Aloha Waikoloa Families that have chosen the Hybrid Model for their student:
The DOE has postponed all hybrid programs for schools until September 14, 2020. We need to meet and greet our students, give them information, training, materials, etc.to get started. So this will be the schedules for the first week, then we will go online for the following 3 weeks (until September 11, 2020. The state will make a decision on September 8 if the distance learning needs to continue).
Pre-School students will follow their individual plan already set up by their teacher.
Kindergarten will come the first 2 days as scheduled in the letter sent home 8/10/2020. Half with parents on Monday from 9:00 to 10, the other half on Tuesday from 9:00 to 10. Then individual meetings will be scheduled with the teachers for Wednesday and Thursday.
ELEMENTARY Grades 1 - 5:
Monday 8/17/20 - Group A and B come to school (C stays home) 8:00-2:15
Tuesday 8/18/20 - Group C and A come to school (B stays home) 8:00-2:15
Wednesday 8/19/20 - Group B and C come to school (A stays home) 8:00-2:15
Starting Thursday all elementary students 1st through 5th will all be online 100% until
September 11, 2020. They will get all the information on the first two days of school to be
able to successfully do this.
Friday 8/21/20 - NO SCHOOL - Statehood Day
Middle School Grades 6 - 8:
Monday - Group A - all day, all classes 8:00-2:15
Tuesday - Group B - all day, all classes 8:00-2:15
Wednesday and Thursday they will be online with all their classes following a schedule given by teachers
Then all students online from August 24, 2020 until Sept. 11, 2020.
2. 100% Online Instruction:
See the letter below for information about Return to Learn. An informational orientation meeting for all families choosing this option was held on Thursday, Aug. 13th. Students in the 100% Online Option do all course work in Acellus. They should check messages in Clever and Acellus daily. The Online Only Students webpage is another good place to check for announcements or to find a copy of the slide presentation.
Hybrid and Online Options for Students and Families
Registration packets are available in front of the school's office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Imagine Learning and Literacy is now available for ALL students! See your child’s teacher for login and password information.