Below is the school schedule for October 27 to October 29, 2021. Students will be release at 1:00 P.M.
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Dress Up Day Descriptions
MONDAY: Dress up as your favorite movie character. EX: dressing up like Captain America from the movie Avengers.
TUESDAY: Dress up in the exact same clothing as a partner of your choice.
WEDNESDAY: Wear Pink clothing to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
THURSDAY: Dress up in clothing relating to the seasons. EX: For a Winter related theme, dress up in warm clothing like sweaters, jeans, and fuzzy socks. Dress code applies and clothing should not be revealing! No bikinis, tube tops, spaghetti straps, midriff showing, etc.
FRIDAY: Dress up in your Halloween costume to show spirit for this year’s Halloween.
*Alternative color wear may consist of White, Green, or Black throughout the week :)
*PLEASE ADHERE TO SCHOOLWIDE DRESS CODE POLICY. Those who are NOT participating must be in their school uniform.
Aloha Parents and Guardians of Pahoa High and Intermediate School Students, this is Mr. Williamson.
Parent teacher conferences are next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please go to pahoahis.org to sign up. Unfortunately, the infinite campus system was down today and we were not able to print report cards as we had hoped. We will be mailing them on Monday. You can always log in to infinite campus to see the grades. If you have not yet signed up, please call the school and we would be happy to connect you with our tech department.
Next week is spirit week and each day has a theme. Please see our website for more details.
Friday, October 29, we will have drive thru Trunk or Treat on campus. It will be from 5:30-7:30. Please remember that you cannot walk through. We will have prepackaged candy and other food items to donate.
Finally, we are continuing to offer COVID-19 screening on campus twice per week for students. On Monday, we will be partnering with the National Kidney Foundation who will be on site administering the tests. We will have same day test results. This is different than the Color Test we have been offering. If you are interested, please see our website pahoahis.org.
Click on the documents below to download and print.
School Picture Day is Here!
Picture taking for Pahoa High & Intermediate School is scheduled on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 16th
Wednesday, November 17th
Thursday, November 18th
Per our Safety Guidelines, please wear a mask at all times, except while being photographed.
Please arrive ready to be photographed. A mirror will be available for last minute touch-ups. Please dress appropriately in order to ensure your best school portrait ever!
Please note: In order to be included in the yearbook, you must have your picture taken. However, you are not obligated to purchase a photo package.
3 Options to Place Your Order
1. Preorder online at prepayorders.com - Enter code: PHS9410
Prepaid orders must be placed by 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 18th.
2. Download and print the Order Form. Bring with all information completed, along with your EXACT payment. Change will NOT be available on site.
3. There will be a limited supply of order forms available for pickup at your school office. If at all possible, please use either the online preorder website, or bring your own printed form and payment.
Order Form Download
Please Click Here to download the order form.
Backgrounds and Products
Click Here to view the backgrounds and products we have available.
IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR HAVE A FEVER, PLEASE STAY HOME.
Every effort will be made to accommodate students who are absent.
Letter to Parents -Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program Available to Eligible Student Households
October 18, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Federal funding to help families who are struggling to pay for home internet service is available to qualified households. Funding is available through the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program and is a direct benefit to households that qualify.
EBB Program Benefits
EBB program benefits include:
If your family has a child who has been approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced- priced school lunch program or school breakfast program, or a student who is enrolled in a school that participates in the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, during school year 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022, your household may qualify for EBB funding.
A list of schools participating in the CEP program is available on the Hawaii State Department of Education’s website at https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthReso urces/Pages/CEP.aspx.
How to Apply
There are three ways to apply for this program:
More information about the EBB program is available at https://broadband.hawaii.gov/ebb/. The website provides information about the program, how to apply and what documents you need to provide, which Hawaii internet service providers participate in the EBB program, and other ways households may qualify for the EBB program.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Oct. 15, 2021
Dear Pahoa parents and guardians,
The safety and well-being of our students at Pahoa High & Intermediate School is a high priority and we are committed to providing a secure campus.
We are sending this letter home to inform you of a pattern of recent threats among students being posted on social media over the Fall Break. The Hawaii County Police Department has been made aware of this issue and officers will have an increased presence on our campus next week. Terroristic threats, bullying and fighting will not be tolerated on our campus and violators will face disciplinary action and possible criminal charges.
The well-being of everyone at Pahoa High & Intermediate is a continual community effort and your voice is a critical part in keeping our campus safe. We ask for your help to speak to your child(ren) about the serious repercussions that can result from such actions.
We also ask our adults to report social media threats or inappropriate comments and to not engage in ways that might inflame the situation. We teach our students to be responsible, respectful, community-minded citizens and we expect all adults to be good role models for our keiki
Thank you very much for your attention and we ask for your continued kokua to help keep our campus safe and secure. If you have any questions, please contact any administrator at
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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
October 5, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Hawaii State Department of Education is aware of the planned Tik Tok challenges that are circulating online, and we are asking families to help us shut these down quickly.
The latest trend on the social media platform encourages students to participate in monthly “challenges” involving vandalism, violence and other inappropriate behavior while at school.
This is a nationwide concern as school districts across the country have been responding to theft, school property damage and other concerning student behavior as a result of these harmful and destructive challenges. This has impacted school operations during an already challenging year and has resulted in unnecessary distractions from the important work schools are doing to keep students safe and learning in-person.
The behaviors encouraged by these Tik Tok challenges will not be tolerated by our schools. These challenges have escalated beyond minor pranks and are serious offenses that can lead to severe disciplinary consequences. The Department is working closely with federal, state and county law enforcement. Offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and face student disciplinary action.
Please help our schools by speaking to your child(ren) about the serious nature of these challenges and the repercussions that can result from participating. Even if your child doesn't have Tik Tok or isn't likely to be involved in this type of inappropriate behavior, please encourage them to relay this information to their peers or to speak to a trusted adult on campus if they become aware of any information about these challenges occurring at school.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter and for your cooperative efforts to help ensure that our Hawaii public schools are safe for all students and staff.
Keith T. Hayashi Interim Superintendent
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