Aloha Kanu 'Ohana,
We hope you are all healthy, well, and able to find some time at home to enjoy each other's company. Perhaps play an old school board game or teach your kids a card game. Maybe enjoy cooking or baking together or even a small building project together. Or read a book together. Whatever it is, make the best of this opportunity (staying at home) to make some happy new memories together with your keiki.
This email is to notify you that there is now a new return to campus date. The new return to campus date for students is now Tuesday, April 7, 2020. *Please understand that this date could change...
Students still get an extended Spring Break (3/23-3/27). This is truly an extended spring break with NO daily "formal" assignments or scheduled work through distance or virtual learning assigned by our Kanu Kumu. However, since some of you have inquired, yes you as the parent, can always have your child reinforce their reading and math skills through free phone, iPad, or computer apps. Or by having them read a book or a chapter of a book nightly. By doing simple projects or research about a topic of interest on their own or with you. Some of your keiki have class subscriptions to other accounts like: Freckle for Math and ELA for students in grades K-8 and Flocabulary for students in grades 5-8. Individual kumu may have shared other resources with you folks as well. The decision is yours...
As for keiki and 'ohana kuleana during the week of March 30 through April 6th, we will be in contact with more information NEXT WEEK. Administration and kumu will utilize next week (3/23-3/27) to finalize a distance/virtual learning plan for the following week and for a longer period of time if need be. This is a collaborative effort with guidance from the Department of Education, the Charter Commission, and the Hawaii State Teacher's Association.
We will also continue to update you as decisions are made about the end of year school events, as well as the support we can provide for your keiki and 'ohana while they are not in school (Chromebook loaners for elementary, help with healthy meals, free online resources, etc...)
Mahalo nui for your continued understanding and patience. Everyone's safety, health, and well being is our priority.
Allyson Tamura, Campus K-12 Po'o Kula