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Vision: “Ke Kula Kaiapuni 'O Pūʻōhala School is a place where students can think critically through their observations of their culture and community, show respect for past, present, and future knowledge, have respectful values, and promote positive relationships to become powerful agents of change to better our world.”
On behalf of the Pūʻōhala School Faculty & Staff, I would like to wish everyone a “Happy Winter Break” and thank you for working with us since August to keep everyone on campus safe and we invite you to continue to work with us as we transition into the New Year.
This message’s primary purpose is to inform our students and ʻohana of a decision that I, Poʻokumu Ikaika, have made regarding school resuming in January 2021. I want to get this information out to families early so everyone can make arrangements for next year.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021, through Friday, January 8, 2021, will be 100% Distance Learning for all students
I understand that this may cause some difficulty for families, do not hesitate to contact me at (808) 305-5900 or by replying to this email. If we work together, I know we can find a solution.
If you have difficulty accessing our Pūʻōhala School messages, you can visit our school Weebly site by clicking on the following link.
Aloha Pūʻōhala ʻOhana,
November 23, 2020 is approaching and we are preparing to have our students back on campus. In general, we will begin with lower grades but we have already begun to invite students to campus based on their quarter 1 progress, teacherʻs or kumuʻs classroom capacity, and most importantly, SAFETY. If you have any questions, feel free to respond to this email and I will work diligently to respond and provide clarification.
I am intentionally releasing information slowly due to the nature of this pandemic. As we get updated information, it may change the way we bring students back to campus and determine who and how many we have capacity for.
Attached to this message is our “OPT-IN” form for 100% Distance Learning. I am also providing a link to our Google form if you want to “OPT-IN” digitally. Complete by December 4, 2020.
Pūʻōhala School 2020.2021 100% DISTANCE LEARNING "OPT-IN" FORM
In preparation for students return to campus, I humbly ask you to practice the following habits at home NOW:
As we ALL prepare to return to learn, REMEMBER, if you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms, STAY HOME. Before November 23, 2020 assess yourself and your child, visit the Department of Health and Center for Disease Control websites to get updates on the pandemic and how we can keep everyone safe.
Visit our Pūʻōhala School website at https://puohala.weebly.com/.
Here are some important updates for the next few days!!!
1) NO SCHOOL AND NO MEAL SERVICE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
OCT.29-30 THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - Parent/Teacher/Student conferences - Virtual - Please check your child's google classroom or kumu's website for schedule.
NOV.2 MONDAY - Complex Area Waiver Day
NOV.3 TUESDAY - Election Day
Classes and meal service will resume on Wednesday, Nov.4th.
2) OCT.30th is our Pūʻōhalaween Activity!! See flyer below. 6pm - 7:30pm
3) Need after school care when in-person instruction resumes? The YMCA will be offering A+ service at our school beginning Nov.23rd. Here is a flyer showing the breakdown of the monthly cost. Please go to their website and fill out the registration form.YMCA A+ Site You do not need to pay now, just let them know that you are interested. A+ Flyer_Blended daily puohala k-6 with fees.pdf Also, fill out this form if you would be interested in A+ service so I can pass this information on to the YMCA. Need A+ Service Form
Happy October Pūʻōhala Families & Students,
I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the first quarter of our school year 2020-2021 and remind all of us to continue to be resilient, to adapt and strive for positive outcomes, in adverse situations. I also want to recognize your resourcefulness in finding imaginative and skillful ways to succeed in this new and challenging journey to learn through non-traditional and unfamiliar methods. Please make time to highlight your familyʻs and students' triumphs, to reflect upon the big and small accomplishments for overcoming technological complications, creative ways to provide comfortable learning environments in your homes, families coming together to provide supervision and care for our students, and for giving them the best opportunity to learn. Mahalo nui loa.
As we move forward in quarter 2, I am providing you with a little information regarding Pūʻōhalaʻs plan to transition students back onto campus for learning in a safe manner.
There will be more information and details released weekly as our staff continues to train and practice our Pūʻōhala safety guidelines leading up to November 23, 2020.
When we work together, I know we can accomplish great things and Pūʻōhala School values the benefits of working together to forge lasting relationships for our flourishing community.
Mission: Pūʻōhala School empowers students by developing strong foundations of ʻike kupuna, positive relationships, and lifelong learning.
Aloha e Families,
Beginning Monday October 12, 2020 Pūʻōhala School will continue exactly the same as Quarter 1, with distance learning. Pūʻōhala School will begin to TRANSITION to our "Blended Rotation" school model beginning in NOVEMBER with more information to come in the next two weeks.
Do I come to school on Monday October 12, 2020?
We are all working diligently to provide face-to-face instruction in a safe way to provide all our students with the best learning experience. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to respond to this email and/or call me at 305-5900. If you plan on continuing 100% Distance Learning for you child and family, I will be sending out a Google form to all families so you may indicate your intentions for Quarters 3 & 4 beginning in January 2021.
REMINDER: Meal Service
“ At Pūʻōhala School, we want to empower students with ʻike kupuna, positive relationships, and lifelong learning.”
Aloha Pūʻōhala ʻOhana,
We have some important information and updates to school and meal service plans. Most important is a survey we need you to complete as soon as possible.
Access the survey here Quarter 2 DL Survey or on our website at puohala.weebly.com.
Other important information:
The Grab-and-Go school meals program will be returning this fall at 203 public schools.
The program will run from Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Dec. 18, and provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger. The meals are available to children regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the distribution site, are public school students, or are eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program.
Visit https://sites.google.com/thepaf.org/poko/ for more information on the virtual after school program.
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