FOR OUR PARENTS & GUARDIANS

Welcome Hahaione Families!

This page is your resource for our most commonly asked questions by our parents and guardians. Any time you have a question about our school please contact Denise Murai (PCNC) our Parent-Community Liaison by email at dmurai@hes.k12.hi.us. She's primarily here to help YOU and to get you the answers you need.

Contact Denise Murai if you,

  • Have a question and don’t know who to ask

  • Want to request or suggest a workshop activity and/or event

  • Want to volunteer at the school

She also serves to create and strengthen supportive partnerships between the home, school and community that help to support our students' learning.

Principal Goo's Message to Families on Distance Learning
this message posted July 26, 2021

Aloha Hahaione Families,

Thank you for your questions about distance learning. We hear and understand your concerns.

In accordance with Superintendent’s Kishimoto’s letter in May to parents, Hahaione Elementary School will be opening this coming school year for daily in-person instruction.

The schools in the Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area—including Hahaione--will also not be offering a full-distance-only option or hybrid option for this upcoming school year. Our school is focused on having daily in-person instruction implemented safely and effectively in following the health and safety guidance provided by the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Hawaii Department of Health (HIDOH). This includes wearing masks as a requirement for all students and staff, and the following of layered mitigation strategies. This guidance (Health & Safety Manual) can be viewed at the link on the HIDOE website:

https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/DOE%20Forms/2020-07%20Health%20and%20Safety%20Handbook%20%28SY%202020-21%29%20Version%201.pdf

This decision was thought through carefully. Although we had considered offering other options, it was not feasible for us to offer them due to the low interest in these other models of instructional delivery. In addition, our data showed that students in full distance learning fell behind their peers academically. We had pivoted to bring back our students fully face-to-face in the 3rd quarter of last school year, and there were no problems or concerns encountered.

We believe our campus is safe for students and staff. We have a low-density model for instruction with smaller class sizes. Every classroom will have the square footage to provide 6 feet of social distancing between students. We will continue to maintain strict ohana classroom cohorts/bubbles to proactively guard against transmission. All students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks unless eating and drinking. An emphasis on daily disinfection and hand hygiene will be sustained. From the beginning of the pandemic until now, no HIDOE school has experienced any transmission of the virus on campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Goo at shannon.goo@k12.hi.us.

Mahalo.

Cappy Goo, Principal

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Community Resources Related to COVID-19

Hahaione PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

There are many ways you may be a partner in your child's education by being involved in many ways at Hahaione Elementary School!

Parent partnerships are vital at our school. In the classroom or throughout the school, you can help in the following ways . . .

  • Attend Open House, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and other educational events

  • Provide resources for the classroom

  • Book Fair assistance

  • Career sharing

  • Copy Cat Club - Make copies, laminate class/school items

  • IB Exhibition resource assistance - 5th grade

  • Field trip chaperones

  • Fundraising

  • Parent advisors for Student Council or JPOs

  • Room Parents - Assist teachers, other classroom parents, PTSA

  • Tutoring - Help individual students or small groups

  • School Community Council - Be a parent representative

  • PTSA activities such as Fun Run, Fun Fair, Ohana nights, etc.

  • and more!

We welcome and appreciate our many parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the school, please download the form here for more information about volunteer opportunities and the procedures to begin helping your child and our school!

Communication with the School

School Email Newsletter - Parents / Guardians will automatically receive an email subscription to our school weekly email newsletter if they provided an email address in their child's registration form. If you do not currently receive our email communications from our Parent-Community Liaison, Denise Murai, you may ask to be added by sending her an email request at dmurai@hes.k12.hi.us -- you may add as many home or business email addresses as you like and grandparents may be added too!

A+ After-School Care

The A+ after-school care program provides latchkey children with the conducive learning environment for completing homework, developing social skills, and developing physical agility through games, music, and crafts.

The A+ Program provides after-school childcare on regular school days, beginning after school until 5:30 p.m. The program will not operate when school is closed, including school vacation periods, holidays, and Teacher Institute Day.

A+ is NOT an instructional program. It is an after-school care program for which participants are charged a monthly fee.

A+ Program Fees are charged on a monthly basis and will be paid on or postmarked before the first school day of each month. Cash will be accepted, however, checks are preferred. Checks should be made payable to: "A+ Program - Hahai'one Elementary School" and may be mailed to our school (595 Pepeekeo St., Hon., HI 96825). Please be sure to write "Attn: A+ Program" on your envelope. Payments may also be made in person and delivered directly to the A+ Site Coordinator.

The A+ Program fee for the 2021-2022 school year is $120.00 per month, per child. If you are interested in the A+ Program at Haha'ione Elementary School, please review the A+ Parent Handbook. Application forms are available in the A+ Parent Handbook or you may pick up an application at the Haha'ione School Office.