Attention Parents! We are interested in hearing from you about the upcoming quarter. Please take a moment to answer our question. We want to hear from all stakeholders and we hope to have an announcement about our schedule soon.
PHIS is seeking parent input about what should happen in the second quarter. We want to hear from everyone, so please let us know.
We are pleased to announce that HIDOE and the Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) will be providing temporary food purchasing assistance to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals due to the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the 2019-20 school year, eligible families were provided Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) School Meal Replacement Benefits of up to $360 per child due to school closures in March, April and May. This school year, families are eligible to receive up to $286 per child for the months
of August and September.
There is no application specifically for P-EBT. Any child or family who qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals for the current 2020-21 school year will automatically be eligible for P-EBT. Students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school and direct-certification students also will automatically be qualified for this program.
HIDOE families that have already qualified for free or reduced-price school meals for this school year and have no changes to their mailing address do not need to take any action; P-EBT cards will automatically be mailed to them. HIDOE will provide eligibility information to DHS, who will distribute
the P-EBT cards via mail.
HIDOE families that are eligible but have not yet applied for free or reduced-price school meals, can still apply by Sept. 21 at EZMealApp.com.
Qualifying families that need to update their primary mailing address should work with their school to do so by Sept. 22.
For any questions about the P-EBT program, please visit https://humanservices.hawaii.gov or contact DHS directly at email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
Calling All Keonepoko Elementary, Pāhoa Elementary, and Pāhoa High and Intermediate School ʻOhana
The Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pāhoa Complex Area has partnered with Hams Produce and Seafood company to distribute produce to families of students in the Pāhoa Complex.
(for) Who: This event is for students who are enrolled in these three schools
What: One produce box per household - maximum of 2 per vehicle = 2 households
When: Friday, September 18th between the hours of 8:00-12:30 pm.
Where: Pāhoa High & Intermediate upper parking lot
(see traffic map) - Hawaii police will be onsite to assist with traffic and safety
How: Contactless - please stay in your vehicles and wear a mask
Parents will Start (Yellow Star) on Pahoa Transfer Station Road/Rubbish Dump Rd (Apaa St./Cemetery Rd.).
Take a LEFT at the END of Pahoa Transfer Station Road/Rubbish Dump Rd. (Apaa St./Cemetery Rd.) to go on to Kaohe Homestead Rd.
Once on Kaohe Homestead Rd., parents will make their way to PHIS CAMPUS (White Star) and enter gate (closest to football field).
They will be checked in by one of our volunteers.
Parents will proceed through the PHIS parking lot and will receive one box per family (maximum of two boxes per car)
They will exit, turning right and heading to Pahoa Village Road.
HIDOE ESSA Hawaii Qualified Teacher Notice Parent’s Right to Request Teacher Qualifications School Year 2020-2021
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a HIDOE student, the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request.
You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact our school office.
(A partnership between Pāhoa High & Intermediate, Keonepoko & Pāhoa Elementary)
The goal of this program is to provide mini learning hubs during the school year
2020-21 with assistance using a laptop or similar device.
Beginning Tuesday, September 8
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Day of the Week - Site - Location
Monday and Wednesday
Nanawale Community Center
14-855 Kehau Road
Tuesday and Thursday
Maku'u Farmers Market
15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road
Kalapana (Uncle Robert’s)
12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach
REQUIRED ITEMS TO USE HUB
1. PERSONAL FACE MASK
2. FLASK OR WATER BOTTLE
3. USER ID AND PASSWORD
4. SCHOOL DEVICE/COMPUTER (IF ASSIGNED ONE)
5. PARENT CONTACT FORM (FILLED OUT AT SITE)
*** For more information please contact your child’s school and leave a message or email
Pahoa High & Intermediate School
(808) 313 - 4300
Pahoa Elementary School
(808) 313 - 4400
Keonepoko Elementary School
(808) 313 - 4500
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
The Hawai'i Gas Presents Localicious® Recipe and Video Contest is a free contest open to students in grades 4-12. The contest is a fun cooking competition where kids compete by submitting an original recipe using a locally-grown, raised or caught product. A panel of judges review the recipes and select the top three (3) recipes from two grade categories: Grades 4-8 and 9-12.
As an incentive, we will be giving a $100 gift card to those teachers that have 100% of their students submit a qualified recipe to us.
The contest runs from now through September 21, 2020.
The six (6) finalists will be notified by October 1 and will then be invited to submit a three to four-minute video showcasing their skills in the kitchen, presentation flare, and the final dish. Each finalist will receive a $50 gift card to Foodland to purchase ingredients. Celebrity chefs will review the videos and determine the winners in each category. Cash scholarships will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in grades 9-12 and culinary-themed prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in grades 4-8. There will also be a surprise prize given as an overall People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced at a live virtual event on November 7, 2020.
For more information, please visit https://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/events/recipecontest/
Information about the organizations:
About Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival
Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) is a program of the nonprofit, Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance. Its mission is to attract national and international attention to the extraordinary culinary talent and the diversity of quality locally grown products to ensure Hawaii maintains its competitive edge as a world-class destination. Since its 2011 launch, HFWF has donated nearly $3 million to community organizations that support sustainability, culinary programs and agriculture. For more information visit: https://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/
About Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation
The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created to promote agriculture and farming. Established in 2007, HAF’s mission is to support and sustain Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa.
Aloha Parents and Guardians of Pahoa High and Intermediate School Students, this is Vice Principal Williamson
Remember that students will be working from home in a 100% virtual setting through September 11. Only select students will be on campus.
Wifi is available as drive up only in H Building parking lot from 7:00 am through 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Students are limited to one hour, depending on demand.
This week is an even week. That means students should be working on their even week work and turning in the attendance assignment for this week for teachers to mark as present.
Daily, breakfast and lunch are being served to our PHIS students. Students need to show their ID for scanning. Breakfast is served from 8-8:30 and lunch is served from 12-12:30. This is for PHIS students only.
Finally, remember that if you have specific classroom questions, please email the teachers, but if you are having technical difficulties, you can either call the Ohana Help desk at 643-3375 or call the school at 313-4300.
All of this and more is posted on the school website: pahoahis.org.
Aloha and have a good night.
August 14, 2020
To Whom It May Concern,
The Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pāhoa Complex Area (KKP CA) vision is “Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua” (Flowers thrive where there is water, as thriving people are found where living conditions are good.) We have a responsibility to make sure that we nourish these waters so that our future flowers of the next generations can bloom and perpetuate the culture.
During these unprecedented times, KKP leaders’ priority has been to continue our model of shared leadership and resourcing for the benefit of all students. Complex area principals have been working tirelessly with their staff to create school systems and schedules that best meet the needs of our students while also ensuring health and safety practices for the wellbeing of students, staff, and families.
KKP schools are aligned with Superintendent Kishimoto’s three-phase plan for distance learning. Principals are working with their staff to coordinate their schedule for the week of August 17, 2020, to minimize the time that students will be on campus with other children and adults.
We thank all of our KKP ʻohana for their dedication and care in continuing to nourish the conditions in which our students can thrive. “Ua Ola Loko I ke aloha - Love gives life within."
Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island is now in the process of distributing brand new clothing that was recently donated by Old Navy.
We have over 20,000 pieces of new clothing!
Clothing items will go to support community keiki in-need throughout Hawaii Island.
All clothing will be provided free.
Families can go to the website at www.bgcbi.org to fill out the simple “clothing request form”.
Families will be able to pick up their clothes once sorted, packed and ready or BGCBI will help to get the clothing items to the home location of families that have barriers to transportation access.
Let’s all come together to bring clothing access direct to our families that need us the most.
I want to first thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through another difficult time together, the COVID19 pandemic. Pahoa has been challenged with many natural disasters and have proven our resiliency time and time again. As Puna has always worked collectively together, we will get through this as we have with all other disasters.
If you have been following the news, things change on a daily basis whether it comes from the CDC guidelines, Governor Ige’s proclamations, Mayor Kim or DOE Superintendent Dr. Kishimoto’s messages. They have worked collaboratively to provide the safest guidelines for the schools to follow to ensure that when we return to school we do it with the best and safest plan that meets the needs of our students, faculty/staff and our community. Rest assured that the priority of Pahoa High & Intermediate is “SAFETY FIRST”.
At this time, based on options provided to the Principals on opening of the new school year, Pahoa High & Intermediate has selected a Hybrid Model that incorporates both distance learning and face-to-face learning. Within this Hybrid Model, we have selected the A/B/C/D rotational model for the following reasons:
The other two options were Face-to-Face Model with all students on campus or half of the students on campus at a time. Both of these options would not ensure 6 ft. social distancing in the classroom, during passing times, recess or lunch. Again, SAFETY must be the priority.
On July 17, 2020, the Registrar’s Office will be sending out your child(ren)’s class schedule along with our bell schedule. It will reflect the first 8 days from August 5 to August 14 in which students will attend from 7:55 am to 11:30 am. Students are scheduled alphabetically to attend certain days. These 8 half days were set by the DOE to provide teachers the opportunity to plan, acquire training and educate students on the behavioral expectations as they navigate the campus, following safety guidelines, health guidelines, etc. Starting August 17, 2020, students will attend full days based on their rotation schedule.
This letter and the Registrar’s information will be posted on our website www.pahoahis.org
It is our goal to have all students return to campus on a daily basis, however, this is the safest option at this time that we can provide to our students. I again ask for your patience, understanding and support moving Onward and Upward. We will get through this together as we are Puna resilient.