SCHOOL FACILITIES CLOSED TO STUDENTS THROUGH APRIL 30
On March 24, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced school facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Full memo here.
STANDARDIZED TESTING FOR SY19-20 CANCELED
As of March 20, HIDOE received approval to cancel federally mandated testing for school year 2019-20. More information here.
UPDATED CALENDAR DATES
March 23 - March 27: Extended Spring break and teacher planning
March 30 - April 30: SEEQS teachers providing enrichment learning opportunities to students via digital technology
May (tentative): Students and teachers return to campus for in-person learning.
Below you can find the emails we've sent home to our SEEQS families. Keep in mind that information contained therein may already be out of date. We are updating our community as quickly as we are able to.
SEEQS teachers will be reaching out to their students with enrichment learning opportunities. Meanwhile, here are things that your student can be doing:
Tips and tools gathered by HIDOE’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design are available for the public here.
If you need help preparing for the potential of on-line learning, Spectrum is offering 60-days free wifi for students during this pandemic.
Grab & Go Meals
During the extended closure, HIDOE will continue to provide student meals, including providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at select schools, including Kaimuki High School--our own campus, to children 18 years and under. Parents and caregivers who come to pick up a meal must be accompanied by a child. Meals will be served at the following days and times:
Under state law Hawaii Revised Statutes §302D-17(e), the State Public Charter School Commission has the authority to direct governing boards and charter schools to take appropriate action to address serious health and safety issues. On March 4, the commission accepted Superintendent Christina Kishimoto’s offer to coordinate and direct all of our 37 public charter schools for the purposes of responding to threats posed by a potential COVID-19 outbreak. We understand this means that public charter schools may not take actions such as closure without the superintendent’s approval. In addition, public charter schools are expected and required to follow all HIDOE procedures related to COVID-19 response. This would include all the memos posted on the DOE website.
If you have any questions or concerns about School policy, please contact: email@example.com.
The following websites provide important information about the spread of this disease along with overseas travel guidelines:
- Hawai'i Department of Education
- Hawai‘i Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and
- US State Department
- World Health Organization (WHO)
As a reminder, please continue to practice preventive measures, like staying home when sick; covering your mouth with your sleeve when coughing; avoiding touching your face, and particularly your eyes and mouth; and washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to ensure the health and well-being of our community. We will continue to provide updates as necessary via email and on this website.