A Dagger's Gratitude Appreciation Week
Monday - 11/23 - First Responders
Tuesday - 11/24 - Family & Friends
Wednesday - 11/25 - Educators
Thursday - 11/25 - Our Heroes
Friday- 11/27 - Yourself
First Responders - Monday, November 23, 2020
Dress Up: Show your appreciation for our first responders by dressing up in their colors.
Red: Firefighters, EMT, and Ambulance Workers
Orange: Food Providers
Yellow: Health Department
Green: Delivery Drivers
Blue: Law Enforcement
Pink: Medical Workers
Family and Friends - Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Dress down in yellow & post your favorite phot(s) with your friends and family.
Educator Appreciation Day - Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Dress Red for Education!
Heroes and Motivators - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Put on a cape and dress up as a hero! Got superhero merch? Show it off!
Yourself - Friday, November 27, 2020
Dress to you aesthetic!
YOU MUST HAVE RECEIVED THE FEDERAL SURVEY FORMS MAILED TO YOUR HOMES LAST OCTOBER 14.
IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE YET, PLEASE BE REMINDED TO FILL-OUT THE FORM COMPLETELY (SIGNED AND DATED) AND RETURN TO THE SCHOOL USING THE STAMPED ENVELOPE ENCLOSED IN THE MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
NOTE: ONE SURVEY FORM PER STUDENT
MAHALO TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE SURVEY!
Aloha Parents and Guardians of Pahoa High and Intermediate School.
On Monday, 11/2, your student received an email about signing up for classes for school year 21/22. It seems unreal because of everything we have been going through, but we have to collect this information in order to begin planning for next school year. If you have not already done so, please have your child submit this information. If you need internet assistance, please contact the school office at 313-4300 and we will schedule time to assist you and your child in accomplishing this task. Please check our website for more information at pahoahis.org. Mahalo and Aloha.
Pahoa High and Intermediate School has Mifis available. These devices work from cell phone signals, like a smart phone. Students can connect to the mifi and then will have internet access to do their homework. If you are interested, please contact the PHIS Tech department at 313-4283 and we can set up an appointment for you to pick one up from the school. There are a limited number, so this is first come, first served.
We are starting a new Driver’s Ed Fall Session. Attached is a link to the “Pāhoa High and Intermediate School Driver's Education Sign Up”, and can also be found on the main page of the Pāhoa High and Intermediate website. This is the Driver's Education Student Application Form that has in the past been filled out on paper.
The 37 hour classroom portion will be done virtually, and the Behind the Wheel (BTW) will be done in teams of two (2). Due to Covid 19 restraints stringent safety protocol has been put in place and will be strictly adhered to. We are looking to begin as soon as a class is formed. We are limited to the first 14 students who apply online and meet all necessary requirements. Additional applications will form a “wait list”. A 2 hour parent/student mandatory meeting will be held shortly to go over all the details.
A CURRENT HAWAI’I DRIVER’S LEARNERS PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO APPLY.
If you as the student would like apply, and you have a current Hawaii learner’s permit, you will need to complete the online application, upload a copy of your Hawaii learner’s permit, and upload a copy of your school class schedule (please either download a copy of your schedule from Infinite Campus or make a copy and complete the Student Class Schedule form provided and upload to this form). Students will be called in the order that they applied. Please make sure that your contact #’s are valid so I can reach you!
I will be opening the form to accepting applications
Friday, November 6, 2020 at 8 am!
Remember “First Come – First Served”.
🔗Pāhoa High and Intermediate School Driver's Education Sign Up
🔗Drivers Ed Application - Student Schedule
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