Kupu is proud to announce that applications are now open for 130 new jobs designed to help both the environment and the economy as part Hawaiʻi’s response to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Governor David Ige and the Hawaiʻi State Legislature approved the use of $5 million in federal funding to support a new Green Jobs Corps. The funding will support the resumption of the Kupu ‘Āina Corps program. The program will be a permanent version of the successful 2020 Kupu ʻĀina Corps program, in which Kupu and the State of Hawaiʻi provided over 350 displaced workers with employment within the Green jobs sector. This program will give those who have been economically disadvantaged by the global pandemic opportunities for career up-skilling and reskilling in sustainability professions, while al so providing Hawai‘i organizations with staffing resources to support their recovery. The program is now accepting applications for both year-long full-time and part-time job applicants and for 'green' organizations interested in serving as host sites for these Kupu ʻĀina Corps members.
Applications are open for Project Hōkūlani- a culture, work and strength-based program for all high school students, housed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant.
Hōkūlani scholars will:
New Deadline: August 13, 2021 (Friday)
To learn more and apply visit: www.projecthokulani.com (Program flyer packet and application form also attached.)
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up for a Program Information & Question session visit: http://go.hawaii.edu/P8T
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Waipahu Community School for Adults will provide learning opportunities for students to improve the quality of their lives as they contribute positively to society.
PREVIEW SPRING TERM 11 SCHEDULE BELOW
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As our first quarter comes to a close, I want to thank you for your continued patience, hard work, and cooperation. Although we began the school year from a distance, we are united in our commitment to serve our students by providing them the safest possible educational experience.
Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto recently announced that schools will use newly released guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) to plan appropriate learning models for the remainder of the academic year. To view the guidance please visit:
The Ka'ii.-Kea'au-Pahoa schools will continue distance learning for quarter 2 and phase in opportunities for more on-campus learning using a prioritized approach based on student
needs. We will continue to closely monitor COVID activity to ensure a safe and successful transition and communicate more details as we finalize plans.
Hawai'i State Department of Education (HIDOE) public school students and families will continue to have access to the health hotline and telehealth services provided by the Hawai'i Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program (HK). Families are encouraged to call the hotline (844-436-3888) M-F from 8a-3p to receive health guidance and schedule a telehealth visit when appropriate. Please see attached for more information.
We appreciate your support as we navigate through these uncertain times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our administration at (808) 313-4300
Chad Keane Farias
Ka 'u-Kea 'au-Pahoa
Complex Area Superintendent
Pahoa High and Intermediate Principal
Hawaii Keiki School Nurses
Are Ready to Take Your Call
Want to talk to a nurse? Don't have a doctor?
HIDOE parents, guardians and students can call the Hawaii Keiki Health Hotline:
Hotline - Quick and Confidential
Telehealth (aka Video Visit) - Appointments from Anywhere
NO COST for Hawaii DOE Students
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding Holidays Fall 2020 Semester
Call: (844) 436-3888
If you have a medical emergency, call 911
For more Information, visit https://nursing.hawaii.edu/hawaii-keiki/
Operation SEARCH helps identify children having a difficult time learning from birth to age 22 .
For more information, call Operation SEARCH:
For children under the age of 3, call Early Intervention Referral Line
(808) 594-0066 or 1-800-235-5477
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.
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