2020-2021 reopening

01/15/2021

MONDAY, 1/18/21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No school, office closed​

JARRETT MIDDLE SCHOOL - FOR OUR GRADE 5 PARENTS

If your child's home school for SY21-22 is Jarrett Middle School and you have not registered your child, please click on the link below to select your child's electives.​

Register for 6th Grade

DATES TO REMEMBER

2/8 - Teacher Institute Day - no school for students, office open

2/15 - Presidents' Day - no school, office closed

3/15-3/19 - Spring Break

3/26 - Prince Kuhio Day - no school, office closed

4/2 - Good Friday - no school, office closed

Quote of the Week: "Kindness. It costs nothing but means everything."  Anonymous

01/08/2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP

Parents, thank you so much for all your support.  You helped us make it through this first week with all of our face-to-face students back.  

 

Although the pick up in the afternoons has gotten better, it is still very congested after school. We are still trying to determine more efficient ways to help alleviate all the traffic.  For the students released at 2:15pm (Grades 2-5), one suggestion is to pick up your child a little bit later @2:25pm, which is the time the parking lots start to thin out.  Also, if you normally pick up your child from the 7th Avenue parking lot, since the 6th Avenue parking lot clears out faster, you may pick up your child from that lot starting next week.  If you do this, please communicate this with your child ahead of time.  Also, please do not get to the 6th Avenue lot before 2:15pm because our Kindergarten and Grade 1 students are just getting off of campus at that time.  

 

Thank you for your support and patience.

PICTURE TAKING MAKE UPS

January 13, 2021 from 8:00-10:00am in the cafeteria.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE

Letter from Principal Hosoda

DATES TO REMEMBER

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2/8 - Teacher Institute Day - no school for students, office open

2/15 - Presidents' Day - no school, office closed

Quote of the Week: "The smallest act of kindness can make the biggest impact."  Anonymous

12/31/2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

RETURN TO LEARN FOR 3RD QUARTER

Starting on January 5, 2021, we will be welcoming back all students (except those that are continuing with Distance Learning).  Please see the attached Return to Learn document, which contains all the information regarding pick up/drop off times and locations, school hours, lunch times, protocols for when a student gets sick, etc.  

 

The best way to keep our students healthy and safe is with prevention.  Please screen your child(ren) each morning before coming to school.  Daily Wellness Check

 

If your child is sick, please keep him/her home. See page 6 of the Return To Learn document for more information. Return to Learn Handbook

PARENT WEBEX

On Monday, January 4, 2021, at 3:00pm we will be hosting a webex to explain what the rest of this school year will look like, and the protocols that need to be followed for health and safety reasons. At the end there will be time for questions and answers.​

Webex Link

SEESAW

Please​ make sure to check your Seesaw account for any updates/information from your child's teacher.

FURLOUGHS

Following Governor David Ige's ​announcement on December 29, furloughs for state employees will not begin until July 1, 2021 at the earliest. This means our school schedule for the rest of this school year will not be impacted by furloughs.

MEAL SERVICE

The seamless community meal service has been extended through the rest of this school year. This means that breakfast and lunch for all students will be free of charge. 

For students on campus, breakfast will be served from 7:30-7:45am daily. Lunch will be served between 11:00am - 12:30pm depending on what grade level your child is in.

For Distance Learners - community meal service will be between 11:30am - 12:00pm. The next day's breakfast will be provided when you pick up lunch each day (same routine as before the Christmas Break).

DATES TO REMEMBER

1/4 - Teacher work day

1/5 - First day of the 3rd Quarter

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2/8 - Teacher Institute Day - no school for students, office open

2/15 - Presidents' Day - no school, office closed

Quote of the Week: "To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens."  Anonymous

12/18/2020

SCHOOL DEVICE RETURN

For students in grades K-2 returning in January for in person learning, if you borrowed a school device, we will be collecting it back on December 22 (Tues) and 23 (Wed) next week from 8:00-10:00am both days. You can drop off the device on 7th Avenue near the back of the library. This will be curbside service  so you do not havea to leave your vehicle. We will be collecting these devices for cleaning and maintenance purposes.​

For grades 3-5, if your child borrowed a school device, you do NOT have to return it at this time. You may hold onto the device until further notice.

 

RETURN TO LEARN FOR 3RD QUARTER

Starting on January 5, 2021, we will be welcoming back all students (except those that are continuing with Distance Learning).  Please see the attached Return to Learn document, which contains all the information regarding pick up/drop off times and locations, school hours, lunch times, protocols for when a student gets sick, etc.  

 

The best way to keep our students healthy and safe is with prevention.  Please screen your child(ren) each morning before coming to school.  Daily Wellness Check

 

If your child is sick, please keep him/her home. See page 6 of the Return To Learn document for more information. 

DATES TO REMEMBER

1/5 - First day of the 3rd Quarter

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Quote of the Week: "Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts."  Anonymous

12/13/2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRINCIPAL PASSANTINO

Letter from Principal Passantino

FOA (FRIENDS OF ALI‘IOLANI)

Christmas Wonderland Drive Thru Event. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Wonderland Drive Thru Information

A+

A+ will be offering a Winter Intersession at the Nu‘uanu TMCA. Please see attached flyer for more information.

RETURN TO LEARN FOR 3RD QUARTER

Starting January 5, 2021, we will be welcoming back students to campus. For students in Grades K, 1, 2 & 5, we will be expecting all students to return for the regular school day (8:00am-2:15pm on Mon, Tues, Thur, & Fri; and 8:00am-1:00pm on Wed). As for grades 3 & 4, due to personnel challenges, we are still working on a schedule with these grade levels. If you have a child in grades 3 or 4, your child's teacher will be informing you of the schedule once we get it finalized.

We will be sending out more information regarding school processes and procedures in the next couple of weeks as more students return to campus. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

DATES TO REMEMBER

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Quote of the Week: "Keep kind in mind always" Anonymous

12/04/2020

HEALTH & SAFETY

Please see linked document below with information about health and safety. You probably already received this from your child's teacher last week, but this information is really important, especially page 4, which contains return to school criteria if you child has any of the symptoms of COVID-19.​

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

PICTURE TAKING

Please see the link below for more details about when your child is scheduled for picture taking.​

House of Photography Information

DATES TO REMEMBER

12/11 Picture Taking

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Quote of the Week: "Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle." Charles Glassman

11/28/2020

FEDERAL SURVEY

The last day to do your Federal Survey Online is 12/4/2020. So far only 23% of our families have completed the survey. If you have not completed this survey, do so as soon as possible.​

Federal Survey

PICTURE TAKING

Please see the link below for more details about when your child is scheduled for picture taking.​

House of Photography Information

DATES TO REMEMBER

12/11 Picture Taking

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Quote of the Week: "Kindness is a choice." Anonymous

11/20/2020

THANKSGIVING

No school Thursday, 11/26 (office closed) and on Friday 11/27 (office open from 8:00am - 3:00pm).​

COUNSELING

If your child needs social emotional support, we provide counseling services for our students (in person or online). Please call our office at 733-4750 for more information.

Here is a great community resource for social emotional support:

Help Your Keiki Website

DATES TO REMEMBER

12/11 Picture Taking

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

1/18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Quote of the Week: "The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth."  Albert Einstein

11/14/2020

Picture Taking

Picture taking is scheduled for 12/11/2020.  Students who are on campus that day will be able to take pictures during class time.  All other distance learners will be offered an afternoon time slot.  During this afternoon time, we will also be asking parents to complete their Federal Survey Cards (if they did not complete it online).  More information will be coming out soon regarding the afternoon schedule.  The House of Photography will be mailing home order forms.

DATES TO REMEMBER

11/26 & 11/27 No School Thanksgiving

12/11 Picture Taking

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

Quote of the Week: "Kindness is the best nourishment for humanity" Minequotes

11/07/2020

Wednesday 11/11/2020 - No School: Veteran's Day

A+

If you are interested in having your child participate in the A+ after school program, please contact them as soon as possible.  They are still accepting students.

 

YMCA Honolulu Website

Ali’iolani Falls under the Nu’uanu branch

Registration Form

FEDERAL SURVEY ONLINE

This is a reminder to complete the Federal Survey, which is online this year. Thank you to those that completed it already. If you did not complete it, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions on how to do this, please contact our office at 733-4750.  So far less than 20% of the surveys have been completed.  Please help us out by completing this survey asap. 

Information on Federal Impact Survey

TECHNOLOGY

Please make sure your child takes care of the school device that was issued to him/her.  We are running very low on replacement devices. This device should last your child the rest of the school year.  If your child neglects/damages the device, please understand that you may have to reimburse us for the cost (@$250) and/or use your own device for the remainder of the year.  Please see information below regarding device care.  If you have any questions regarding the device that was issued to your child, please call our office at 733-4750.

Situation: Loose Keys

Example: Key feels or is visibly loose, may look like it is lifting up

Actions: (1) Bring the laptop to school to have it checked out; (2) Type gently; (3) Keep the keyboard free of dust and crumbs; (4) Keep the laptop closed when not in use

Situation: Sticky or Stuck Keys

Example: Feels like something is under the key. Key doesn't always register when typing.

Actions: (1) Bring the laptop to school to have it checked out

Situation: Trackpad Problems

Examples: Trackpad doesn't respond properly or trackpad is bulging

Actions: (1) Bring the laptop to school to have it checked out

Situation: Dirty laptop

Example: Crumbs, dust or debris around keys

Actions: (1) Best solution: bring the laptop to school for cleaning; (2) Self-help: Use canned/compressed air to blow debris away (i.e. dust-off); DO NOT PHYSICALLY TRY TO DIG OUT THE DEBRIS - THIS MAY RESULT IN A BROKEN KEY

Situation: Spills

Example: Any liquid spills on the kayboard or any part of the computer

Actions: (1) Switch the laptop off. Shut down the laptop. (2) Blot up excess liquid with a soft lint-free cloth or paper towels. (3) Call Mr. Hosoda immediately at 733-4750. (4) Bring the laptop immediately to school to have it checked out.

CARE REMINDERS

When using the laptop:

• Work in a clean, dry area

• Keep food and drinks away

• Type gently and with care

• Open and close the laptop gently

When not in use:

• Close the laptop

• Store up and away on a shelf or table

• Be sure to keep the laptop off the floor so it doesn't get stepped on accidentally

• Keep device out of reach of younger siblings

DATES TO REMEMBER

11/11 - No school Veteran's Day

11/26 & 11/27 No School Thanksgiving

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

Quote of the Week: "Our days are always happier when we give people a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind."  Anonymous

10/30/2020

RETURN TO LEARN

Starting on November 4, we will be welcoming back invited students in grades 2-5.

 

Please understand the release times for these students on campus for each grade level will be different (between 11:00-11:30am) This is because teachers will be maintaining the same/similar online schedule to ensure a continuity for the students that will remain at home.  If you have two or more children coming on campus with different release times, please let us know if you want to pick them up at the same time.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

For students returning to campus to learn, breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 7:30-7:45am daily.  Lunch will be served to these students when they are released from school (between 11:00-11:30am).  

 

For the students learning from home that come to pick up lunch, the pick up times will continue to be 11:15am-12:00pm, and the next day’s breakfast will also be given at this time. The breakfast menu for students that continue to learn from home is slightly different from the in person learning menu.

DAILY WELLNESS CHECK

Just a reminder: please do a daily wellness check with your child(ren) before coming to campus. 

  

Daily Wellness Check at Home

DROP OFF/PICK UP

Drop off

Please drop off your child no earlier than 7:45am, unless s/he is getting breakfast from our cafeteria.

 

Pick up

Kindergarten and Grade 1 - please pick up your child from the 6th Avenue parking lot. 

 

Grades 2-5 - please pick up your child from the 7th Avenue parking lot. 

 

If you come out of your vehicle, please make sure your vehicle is not blocking the parking lot, and make sure to socially distance (minimum 6 feet) from others, and stay near the parking lot fence. 

FEDERAL SURVEY ONLINE

This is a reminder to complete the Federal Survey, which is online this year. Thank you for those that completed it already. If you did not complete it, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions on how to do this, please contact our office at 733-4750.

Information on Federal Impact Survey

FACE MASKS

Please make sure your child comes to school with an appropriately fitting mask, especially for the younger students.  The mask should cover the nose and mouth, with a snug fit.  We are also recommending you pack an extra mask for your child just in case their mask breaks or gets dirty.

DATES TO REMEMBER

10/29 - 11/6 Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/2 - No school - Professional Development for Teachers

11/3 - No school - Election Day - Make sure to vote

11/5 - Stop Flu at School Clinic

11/11 - No school Veteran's Day

11/26 & 11/27 No School Thanksgiving

12/18 - End of 2nd Quarter

12/21 - 1/4 Winter Break

Quote of the Week: "Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world" Annie Lennox

10/23/2020

RETURN TO LEARN

Starting on Monday (10/26), we will be transitioning our Kindergarten and Grade 1 students back to campus.  The following week, starting on November 4, the rest of the grade levels will have a limited number of students returning.  Your child’s teacher should have informed you if your child is expected to come to campus or to continue with online learning.  

 

Please understand the release times for the students on campus for each grade level will be different (between 11:00-11:30am) This is because teachers will be maintaining the same/similar online schedule to ensure a continuity for the students that will remain at home. 

 

If you have two or more children coming on campus with different release times, please let us know if you want to pick them up at the same time.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.  

 

Please bring your child no earlier than 7:45am, unless they are eating breakfast from our cafeteria.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

For students returning to campus to learn, breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 7:30-7:45am daily.  Lunch will be served to these students when they are released from school (between 11:00-11:30am).  

 

For the students learning from home coming to pick up lunch, the pick up times will continue to be 11:15am-12:00pm, and the next day’s breakfast will also be given at this time.

DAILY WELLNESS CHECK

Just a reminder: please do a daily wellness check with your child(ren) before coming to campus. 

  

Daily Wellness Check at Home

A+

 

This program will start on Monday (10/26) when students are released from school.  As for the Before School Program, this is projected to start on November 4, 2020.  

A+ Information

 

Ali’iolani falls under the Nu‘uanu branch

PARENTS ON CAMPUS/SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Since we are limiting the amount of people on campus, we are only allowing Kindergarten parents to walk their child to and from the classroom everyday.  

 

As for Grade 1, parents will be allowed to walk their child to class only on the first day to help them carry their school supplies. 

 

For grades 2-5, these students should be able to carry their supplies to the classroom.  Please let me know if your child has any limitations, which may impact their ability to carry their school supplies to the classroom.

 

In terms of picking up your child(ren) from campus, for Kindergarten and Grade 1, please pick up your child(ren) from the 6th Avenue parking lot.  Grades 2-5, please pick your child from the 7th Avenue parking lot.  If you come out of your vehicle, please make sure your vehicle is not blocking the parking lot, and make sure to socially distance (minimum 6 feet) from others, and stay near the parking lot fence. 

FRIENDS OF ALI‘IOLANI (PTA)

The FOA Nomination Committee is seeking candidates for next school year’s PTA Board. If you know of anyone (including yourself) that you believe would work for the benefit of the students we would appreciate

your input.  Please see attached form for more details and key dates.

FACE MASKS

Please make sure your child comes to school with an appropriately fitting mask, especially for the younger students.  The mask should cover the nose and mouth, with a snug fit.  We are also recommending you pack an extra mask for your child just in case their mask breaks or gets dirty.

DATES TO REMEMBER

10/29 - 11/6 Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/2 - No school - Professional Development for Teachers

11/3 - No school - Election Day - Make sure to vote

11/5 - Stop Flu at School Clinic

11/11 - No school Veteran's Day

Quote of the Week: "Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." Albert Sweitzer

10/16/2020

2nd Quarter Return to Learn

We will start transitioning our Kindergarten and Grade 1 students back to school starting on October 26, 2020. Starting on November 4, 2020 we will start welcoming back invited students in grades 2-5. Some of the teachers have already started to contact parents. For the students in grades 2-5, your child's teacher will be contacting you soon, probably some time this week. 

For the students that will continue learning from home, your child's schedule will be similar to what s/he is doing now.

FEDERAL SURVEY ONLINE

This is a reminder to complete your Federal Survey - the window to complete this opened on October 14, 2020. You will need to set up an account in Infinite Campus to access the survey. You should have received a letter from our office, which contains your own activation key and account information. The following is the link for the instructions that will help you set up your portal as well as detailed instructions on completing the survey online. 

Information About Impact Aid

We need everyone to complete the Federal Survey Online. We would greatly appreciate it if you could complete this by October 30, 2020.

TECHNOLOGY DEVICE REMINDERS

 

• Devices are to be used for school work only

• Please charge devices only when the battery power is low - keeping them plugged in may ruin the battery

• Please keep laptops closed when not in use

• Absolutely no eating, slime, PlayDoh, or liquids around devices

• When not in use, store devices up and away from younger siblings.

ORNAMENT GIFT FUNDRAISER

 

Please see link below for more information regarding an upcoming fundraiser.

 

Fundraiser Form

DATES TO REMEMBER

10/29 - 11/6 Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/2 - No school - Professional Development for Teachers

11/3 - No school - Election Day - Make sure to vote

11/5 - Stop Flu at School Clinic

11/11 - No school Veteran's Day

Quote of the Week: "Kindess is free to give, and priceless to receive." RAKtivist

10/09/2020

QUARTER 2

Our plan to transition students back to campus for the 2nd quarter has been approved. We will start bringing students back to campus starting on October 26, 2020. We are allowed to bring back up to 25% of our students, which is in accordance with our state/complex guidelines. Therefore, based on test scores and vulnerability status, our teachers will be contacting the parents of these identified students starting next week.

 

If you are not contacted by your child's teacher about having your child return on Oct 26, 2020, your child will continue to learn from home until further notice.

DAILY WELLNESS CHECK

According to the updated  (9/25/20) DOE Return to Learn: School Reopening Plan:  
All HIDOE staff, contracted service providers, visitors and students must complete a wellness check each morning before coming to the school/office.    

Please see attached link for specific details.  
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/DOE%20Forms/Daily%20Wellness%20Check.pdf

EMAIL PARENT PORTAL INFINITE CAMPUS

 

We are currently updating our Parent/Student Portal in Infinite Campus.

Soon you will be receiving an email from Chandra Kanei Waikiki, who is our Ali'iolani Office Assistant.  When you do, please verify if the information in the email is correct and reply to her email as soon as possible.  Her contact information is listed in the email.

LUNCH PICK-UP

 

Starting October 12, 2020 our cafeteria will be providing breakfast and lunch meals for students under the age of 18.  Meals will only be distributed once a day at lunch time (lunch and the next day's breakfast), which means there will be no Monday breakfast. Pick up time will be from 11:15am-12:00pm.

 

Information on Fall Feeding Program 2020 

DATES TO REMEMBER

10/12 - Start of the 2nd Quarter

10/29 - 11/6 Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/2 - No school - Professional Development for Teachers

11/3 - No school - Election Day - Make sure to vote

11/5 - Stop Flu at School Clinic

11/11 - No school Veteran's Day

Quote of the Week: "Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindess, always." Rod Williams

Students at the playground
Students performing in a musical
Students running in the annual turkey trot
Students getting ready for Kaimuki Christmas Parade

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1240 7th Ave. Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

Phone: 808.733.4750

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