Aloha e nā ʻohana Kanu o ka ʻĀina,
Mahalo nui for your continued commitment to Kanu o ka ʻĀina and the cultural and educational philosophies of ʻāina based education for your keiki. We know that this has been a difficult time for all ʻohana, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we have created and developed our reopening plan. Our goal for reopening SY 20-21 is to provide options that take ʻohana health and education into consideration. With our recommendation, the Governing Board approved the reopening plan that was designed through kumu input and collaboration.
The reopening plan is attached and available for you to review. These are the following things to note:
- The kula will follow the recommendations of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health guidelines. All classroom seating measurements will follow the 6-foot measurement.
- Kanu- Kauhale will offer a virtual education option for families through our Ka ʻOhā program for grades K-12. ʻOhana will have to commit to the virtual model for the entire year, and the haumāna`s “seat” will be saved on Kauhale campus for SY 21-22. The deadline for ʻohana to choose their educational model will be Thursday, July 23, at 3:00 pm. There is an attached google form to indicate your commitment to our virtual option. Click on the URL for the Google form. https://forms.gle/
- The previously shared instructional model is referred to as the ʻIʻiwi and Mamo schedule, relating to our school colors. The feathers of these two endemic birds were sustainably used to create the cloaks that adorned aliʻi.
- August 4 - August 14th - The first 9 days of instruction will be half days for students. The drop-off times and drop off protocol will stay consistent. Half-day schedules will be forthcoming.
- Keiki in grades K-2 will have the option of attending school face-to-face daily.
- The assigned student on-campus days reflecting the ʻIʻIwi and Mamo colors will be released next week. This schedule will help you to distinguish which days your keiki in grades 3-12 will be on campus, and what days they will be at home doing distance learning.
Keōmailani Case & Kanoa Castro