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KMS Update March 25, 2020

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Principal’s Message

Aloha KMS Ohana,

First and foremost, in this great time of need, please keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.  Though this may be a time of need, your child’s learning and growth is still a priority for us as educators.  Please support our distance learning plan as much as possible. You can continue to stay up-to-date as the situation continues to develop by checking the Kawananakoa Middle School and DOE websites:

 

Kawananakoa Middle School website

 

DOE COVID-19 Updates

 

 

Here is the most recent memo from Superintendent Dr. Kishimoto (March 24, 2020)

As stated in the memo by our superintendent, school facilities will be closed until at least April 30th.  KMS understands that learning is important and our teachers are dedicated to developing distance learning opportunities for students.  Please review and speak with your child about HIDOE’s Technology Responsible Use Guidelines for expectations for online etiquette. https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/DOE%20Forms/FRL/TRUG.pdf  The internet and its various platforms can be the most powerful tool for learning, but it does come with great responsibility and respect towards others.  Please support us by monitoring your child’s usage and communications. Proactively seek out and communicate with other adults at Kawananakoa as different needs arise.  

For questions about:

A class, assignment, or resource Contact your child’s teacher

A social-emotional concern Contact your child’s assigned counselor

Grade 6

Keith Connie (Keith.Connie@k12.hi.us)

Grade 7

Jared Fuchigami (Jared.Fuchigami@k12.hi.us)

Grade 8

Mari Lefebvre (Mari.Lefebvre@k12.hi.us)

Outreach Counselor

Mahealani Santiago (Mahealani.Santiago@k12.hi.us)

A technology-related problem/issue Contact Kawananakoa’s Tech Support:

Larissa Wee (Larissa.Wee@k12.hi.us)

In addition, we would also like to get a better understanding of the students and families that we are supporting.  Please take the time to complete this survey about technology in your home. Given these uncertain times, we would like to know what tools the students have access to.  Please complete the survey by Tuesday, March 31st. If you have more than one student at KMS, please fill out more than one form. 

Survey Of Technology At Home – Click Here

Thank you for your continuous support.  Please know that we will share as soon as updated information becomes available.

Mahalo!

Proud Principal

Ronnie Victor

 

 

Dear KMS Ali’i Warriors,

We are presented with an opportunity where we become experts at 21st century skills through distance learning.  As distance learners, we want you to continue practicing our 3 R’s…

Respect 

    • Continue to be a community contributor.  Tell your friends about this : ) 
    • Be engaged in the learning opportunities your teacher will send to you.
    • Review and be mindful of the HIDOE’s Technology Responsible Use Guidelines for expectations for online etiquette.  CLICK HERE

Responsible 

    • Work towards being a self-directed learner.
    • Practice being an independent learner.
    • Access the different learning and enrichment opportunities provided by your teachers

Resilient 

    • Ask for help and assistance when needed. 
    • Learn to advocate for yourself.

If you have WiFi access at home, go to the following website for online resources: 

School Program:

Extended Enrichment Opportunities:

If you do NOT have WiFi access at home or a device (iPad, laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone), read whatever is available at home (newspaper, magazines), keep a journal and write daily, write a letter to your teacher or to Mrs. Victor about your experiences, draw, build things from recyclable materials at home, and let your mind be CREATIVE!

Important to remember to not only take care of your mind but to take care of your physical health by practicing good hygiene (washing hands), healthy food choices, sleeping, drink water, going outside to take a break and play/exercise.

We will be sending more information out shortly to share with you assignments to help enrich and extend your learning.  Stay tuned!!!

From your KMS teachers

 

 

A Message from our Registrar

(Mr. Oumi)

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Listed below is the URL for Infinite Campus.  If you are unable to log in, please click on the “Forgot Password?” or “Forgot Username?” links on the login page.  Students’ usernames are by default their 10-digit state ID#. If you continue to experience difficulty logging in, please email me at aric.oumi@k12.hi.us.

IC URL for students and parents:

 https://hawaii.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/hawaii.jsp

Thank you,

Aric Oumi

Registrar

 

 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is highly contagious.  Below is guidance from the CDC, please stay healthy and proactive by being consistent with these practices:

  • Practice hand hygiene frequently: wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaning spray or wipe: including tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc
  • Disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with germs after cleaning: A list of products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims is available at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. 

 

Additional Resources:

Spectrum Offering Free Broadband, WiFi for Student Households

Click here for more information

 

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Ka naʻauao me ke aloha – Knowledge and wisdom with compassion 

PDF to KMS Update 3_25

PDF to 2020-03-24-Extended-Closure-LTP

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