News and Announcements

Notice Parents' Right to Request Teacher Qualification

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a HIDOE student, the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request.
You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).

1. Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she provides instruction.

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

3. Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of their teacher certification.

4. Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact our school office.

Class Lists

Starting today, you may call our office at 733-8455 to find out which class your child will be in this school year. We will also be available on the first day of school to help families locate their classrooms. Welcome Back!

Spring Festival and Curriculum Fair

Get your cameras ready to capture those special moments at our annual Spring Festival on Friday, May 25 at 8:30am. Immediately following the Festival, come to the library for our Curriculum Fair and see what else our students have accomplished this year. As a reminder, school will end at 1:25pm.

Hawaii State Assessments

Beginning on Tuesday, May 1st through Friday, May 18th students in Grades 3-5 will take the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Assessment. We highly encourage your child to attend school especially during this time. The purpose of the assessments is to provide you and your child’s teacher(s) with information about the extent to which your child has met identified content standards in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. The Department of Education strongly encourages all parents to have their children participate in the Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments so that the schools can better identify their academic strengths and needs of the students. If you have any questions, please see Principal Gardner.

AHERA - Annual Notification

In 1968, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).  This law requires all K-12 schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos-containing building materials.

Teacher Qualifications

As a parent/guardian of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) who instruct your child. Federal Law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request.

SAFETY ALERTS - HPD Enforcing Parking

HPD will be monitoring adherence to parking rules around our campus. Please read all signs to make sure you are not parked in a loading zone. Several families were cited this morning.

Mahalo Mid Pacific National Junior Honor Society!

On Saturday, September 24th, the Mid Pacific National Junior Honor Society volunteered their time to help in the library. A lot of work was accomplished and we could not have done it without them. Thank you so much Mid Pacific National Junior Honor Society. #pueopride

PTO Website

Please visit our new website for important announcements and information from our PTO. Visit http://kahalapto.wixsite.com/kahalaelementarypto or click on the link below today!

Welcome New Staff Members

This year, we are fortunate to welcome three new full-time teachers. New librarian, Mrs. Gail Weisz, fourth grade teacher Julia Harrison, and special education teacher, Aban Irani.
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