June 1, 2020
Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) and Students:
During these unprecedented and unsettling times, the safety and well-being of our haumana continue to be a priority for the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). The HIDOE is committed to foster safe, respectful, and inclusive learning environments. In this letter, you will find information on Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 19 Student Misconduct, Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews and Arrests, Restitution for Vandalism, Complaint Procedure and Investigation of Discrimination, Harassment (Including Sexual Harassment), Bullying and/or Retaliation.
The HAR Chapter 19 rule includes definitions, behavioral offenses, and procedures for filing complaints of discrimination, bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), and retaliation. It is important that you discuss this rule with your child(ren) to ensure his or her understanding. A copy of this rule can be found at bit.ly/HIDOE-Chapter-19. Additionally, in this link, there is a copy of the complaint form titled "Department of Education Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 8, Chapter 19 Complaint Form," which is used for filing complaints of student-to-student discrimination, bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), and retaliation.
Should you have further questions and/or would like to request a printed copy of the HAR Chapter 19 rule, please contact your respective school administrator for assistance.
Thank you for keeping our haumana and schools safe.
Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto Superintendent
c: Office of Student Support Services
PAHOA HIGH & AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
2020 7TH AND 9TH GRADE SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM
June 29, 2020 - July 17, 2020 (Mondays to Fridays)
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Our intent is to provide students with a creative approach to education, while providing them with an introduction to high school life. Students will participate in 3 weeks of blended instruction both on and off campus. 9th grade students will earn 1/2 an elective credit for participating and will gain a sense of place as new students here at Pahoa High and Intermediate School.
ABOUT THE SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM
The purpose of our Summer Bridge Program is to help incoming 7th graders and freshman become familiar with the PHIS Campus, expectations, culture and staff.
SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF
To ensure that all students and staff are safe and healthy, our Summer Bridge Program will be held as a hybrid model including both on and off-campus learning opportunities. All CDC guidelines must be followed while on campus, including groups of no more than 10 in a classroom, everyone is required to wear masks, and sanitation guidelines will be followed daily.
If a student forgets his/her mask, we will provide a disposable one. Any student who refuses to wear a mask or follow required guidelines will not be allowed to participate in the Summer Bridge Program.
Additionally, every student will be screened upon arrival to campus. Anyone demonstrating symptoms of illness will need to be picked up for the safety of all.
DAILY ON CAMPUS SCHEDULE
7:30 - 8:00: BREAKFAST
8:05 - 8:50: BLOCK 1
8:55- 9:40: BLOCK 2
9:40 - 10:00: BREAK
10:05 - 10:45: BLOCK 3
10:50 - 11:35: BLOCK 4
12:00: Students leave
Students will earn 1/2 an elective credit for participating in all 15 days AND completing a capstone project.
EVERY incoming, registered PHIS 7th and 9th grade student will be accepted until we reach our capacity.
On Campus Week:
Day 1: Getting to know our campus/Second Step Activities
Day 2: Getting to know our activities, clubs, and sports/SEL
Day 3: Getting to know our classes offered, school policies, procedures, and alma mater/SEL
Day 4: Getting to know our classrooms, Infinite Campus, Naviance, and teachers
Plus, lessons on understanding and managing stress
Day 5: Getting to know our goals including setting personal goals for the school year
Plus, lessons on understanding and building resilience and resistance
Off Campus Week 1:
Day 1: Read 180 English Lexile scoring
Day 2: Pre Assessment for 7th and 9th Grade math level setting
Day 3: Science pre-assessment
Day 4: US History pre-assessment
Day 5: NoRedInk Grammar pre-assessment
Off Campus Week 2:
Day 1: Understanding and managing finances
Day 2: Understanding the teenage brain
Day 3: Creating my six/four-year plan
Days 4 &5: Virtual Goals/Dreams Board, personal essay reflection
To Enroll: https://forms.gle/2U5ZWze78P4g7Y5b8
For Questions, please contact: Kim Williamson, Vice Principal
This organization does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying because of a student's race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and or religion.
Aloha parents and guardians,
I want to personally thank you for supporting your child’s education over these past few months. This pandemic has forced families to not only increase their responsibilities as caregivers but also as educators. Mahalo for working with us to deliver your child’s education amid these challenging times.
Moving forward, the delivery of public education will look different in classrooms and schools across our nation. We recognize that our learning channels must be expanded and improved to incorporate more technology and distance learning. The pandemic has also amplified areas of inequity, including a lack of devices in some households and inconsistent connectivity in rural communities. I want to reassure you that I am committed to achieving universal access to technology. It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.
As part of this effort, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) has distributed 12,000 devices to students statewide over the past couple of months, ordered 10,000 more to support learning over the summer, and will launch mobile learning labs to provide WiFi access and push learning into our hard-to-reach communities. However, we cannot do this alone. The HIDOE is part of a Broadband Hui working collectively to articulate a resolution to the state’s connectivity and access challenges and advance this effort.
The Department recently launched a multi-phase distance learning survey for teachers, secondary students and families to assess other gap areas and identify where we can enhance our support. Surveys were distributed to all HIDOE teachers and eligible secondary students this week, and the family survey will be distributed in early June.
We are going to grow from this experience and apply all that we’ve learned to better support our students through the summer and into the fall. The HIDOE ʻohana is diligently working on plans for next school year and we are relying on the expertise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state’s Department of Health to inform our policies and procedures.
Parents will undoubtedly have concerns about their children physically returning to campuses. As a parent and on behalf of our leadership team, many of whom are parents of public school students, I assure you that your child’s safety and well-being is truly of the utmost importance. It will always be at the heart of every decision we make as we navigate these unprecedented times.
We look forward to welcoming our haumana back in the fall and will continue to communicate with you over the coming weeks regarding our plans for school year 2020-21. Stay safe and have a restful summer break.
Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto
Parents and guardians of students enrolled at any Hawaii public or charter school are invited to take a distance learning survey.
Your feedback is essential in helping the Hawaii State Department of Education to better understand your experiences and needs to plan for the new school year.
To access the survey, please visit: bit.ly/FamilyDistanceLearningSurvey.
The survey is available in English, Ilokano, Chuukese, Tagalog and Marshallese.
Please complete the survey by Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Upon completion of the survey, you will receive an opportunity to enter a prize drawing for a new iPad or Chromebook.
For more information, please visit hawaiipublicschools.org.
Thank you for helping make a difference in future student learning!
Attention Class of 2020:
Here are the instructions for our Drive Through Ceremony:
Date = 5/24/20
Time = 2:00 - 3:00
Location = Main Parking Lot
Traffic will need to be on Rubbish dump road (Kaohe Road) coming towards the school. Students will enter the school at the gate closest to the football field, turning right into the school. The students will follow the staff instructions, receive their diploma cover, then exit campus, turning right again onto Kaohe Road and exiting towards Pahoa Village road.
1 car per graduate. Graduates will wear their caps and gowns.
They will pull through to the pop up tent, their name will be announced, and they will receive their diploma cover.
The car will then exit the middle gate closest to the cafeteria, turn right towards Pahoa Village Road.
No one will be allowed on campus besides those staff members helping with the distribution.
People are welcome to hang signs on the fences as long as they are also removed.
No one should stop the cars or run up to the graduates. Cheering, clapping, etc are very welcome. Please use proper social distancing with everyone to insure each other’s safety.
Remember that the virtual ceremony will be broadcast on Na Leo Television, through their social media accounts, as well as linked to our website.
Attention all PHIS students who have borrowed computers from the school:
Return date for computers will be as follows: Seniors will return their computers Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 from 11:30-1:00 at the H Building playcourt area.
For all other grades - computer drop off will be Wednesday May 27 and Thursday May 28 from 11:30 - 1:00.
Intermediate School Students interested in participating in the All Stars Online Summer Enrichment program will need to sign up via the school website and may keep their computers through the summer, but will return them at the beginning of next school year.
For more information, please call 313-4334.
Note: The draft academic plan is provided for your review and feedback. Please send feedback via website for the school to review. Thank you.
The After-School All-Stars Hawaii team has been hard at work putting together resources to help our ʻohana with activities they can do at home during this challenging time. Weʻll be posting during the after-school hours starting Thursday, April 2 and hope you'll join in on the fun.
One of the new things we're trying is a new video series "Stay at Home Blues (and Oranges)" that will feature activities students and families can do with minimal resources at home.
Our first video is scheduled to go live on Friday, April 3 so make sure you connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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