Details: All Students who enter will be eligible for prize drawing
Prizes include JBL Bluetooth Speaker, Hydro flasks, 1 Kindle Fire 7, Backpacks, UH Manoa Volleyball, Wireless Headphones.
How: Submit a photo of yourself. From November 2 to November 6, Faculty and Staff will vote for the winners.
Directions: Submit your photo any time from October 30 - October 31. Faculty and Staff will be able to vote for the grand prize winner from November 2- 6. Winners will be announced the afternoon of November 6.
By submitting your Halloween Costume photo, you are giving permission for these photos to be published and may be used for other school related activities such as the website, the yearbook, newsletters, etc.
Remember, this is for fun and camaraderie!
The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.
Aloha Parents and Guardians of Pahoa High and Intermediate School Students,
On October 30, from 8:00-2:00, Pahoa High and Intermediate School will be holding Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences. Each teacher will be available for you to call in their classrooms. Each teacher will be available to speak with you for 10 minutes to go over your child's performance thus far, areas of strength and areas that may need improvement. Should you need additional time to meet, the teacher will set up a time separate from these conferences. If you call during these time periods, please leave your name and phone number and the teachers will call you back. If these times do not work for you, but you would like to set up a time, please contact the teachers you wish to meet with and they will work with you to find a mutually convenient time.
Here is the link to the teacher phone list: https://bit.ly/31O6xEK
FEDERAL SURVEY FORMS WERE MAILED TO YOUR HOMES LAST OCTOBER 14, 2020. PLEASE FILL-OUT THE FORM COMPLETELY (SIGNED AND DATED) AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL USING THE PREPAID ENVELOPE ENCLOSED IN THE MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
We will be holding two sessions for families about how to access Google Classroom, the tools associated with Google Classroom, and answering questions about distance learning on Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00 PM and again at 5:00 PM. This meeting will be held virtually.
Click Here to Join Meeting: https://meet.google.com/dva-eigw-dck
On your phone, dial: +1 276-738-2503
Enter this PIN when prompted: 826 373 115#
October 12, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has completed an instructional review of the online curriculum Acellus Learning Accelerator. This review was prompted by numerous parent, school and community complaints around issues of questionable and inappropriate content, rigor and alignment to standards.
Based on its analysis, the review team recommended the program should be discontinued as a primary curriculum resource due to its inconsistency in quality and rigor. The HIDOE recognizes the curriculum does contain content that reviewers found acceptable and aligned to standards, and will be working with schools that use Acellus to identify and leverage such content, as appropriate.
During the summer months, in an effort to respond quickly, Acellus was offered to families reluctant to physically send their child to school when the school year opened. It was also used by schools as a supplemental tool to support distance learning needs during the pandemic.
The Department is finalizing a transition plan for Acellus users. We recognize there are families who will continue to request full distance-learning regardless of their child’s school model.
For secondary students pursuing credits for graduation using this program, the Department does not want to jeopardize students’ current progress. Secondary schools will address issues in collaboration with concerned parents to ensure students are supported through the school year. For elementary students, we are working to provide options schools can offer as supplementary learning opportunities to families whose children are in distance learning.
It is clear this issue has caused disruption, and for that we apologize. We are working to move forward in a manner that supports our students in the least disruptive manner possible. I want to assure you we are committed to providing the best learning experiences possible, especially during these challenging times.
Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto
Starting Monday, October 12, Grab and Go Meals will have one pick up time from 11:30-12:00 at Pahoa Elementary School. Families will be provided a lunch and a breakfast meal for the next day as there will be no service for breakfast. If you have any questions, please contact 313-4300 for more details.
The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is currently seeking feedback from secondary students and families to learn more about first quarter experiences of the 2020-21 school year. This feedback is essential as we continue to assess system progress, identify areas where additional support is needed and coordinate resources.
For quarter 2, PHIS will start the quarter continuing our 100% virtual model. Teachers will be working virtually on Mondays with specific students in need of additional support based on their 1st quarter grades. If these students continue to struggle, we will then look to bring small groups to campus for in person support with teachers in mid November. This will all be done following the Department of Health’s guidance on safety protocols to keep both the staff and students as safe as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 313-4300. Aloha.