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Spring Break March 16-28, 2016 No School
Observance of Kuhio Day March 28, 2016 No School
Student Return to School March 29, 2016
August 13, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians:
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) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and educational assistant(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).
Whether the teacher has met licensing criteria and has earned the designation of Highly Qualified for the grade level and subject area in which he/she teaches. Core academic subjects include:
*English/language arts *Mathematics *Science *Civics and Government
*Art *Geography *Economics *Foreign Language *History
1) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
2) The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and , if so, the subject of the degrees; and
3) Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
Draw the Line, Respect the Line Grades: 6-8
Draw the Line/Respect the Line is a three-year, school-based sex education program for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. It was evaluated in three school districts in urban Northern California between 1997 and 1999. This program was primarily designed to help young adolescents postpone having sex. Increasing condom use was a secondary goal. The program uses a 19-session curriculum that teaches youth how to establish and maintain limits regarding sexual behavior.
Three curriculum guides are available for purchase-one each fro grades six, seven, and eight. The program was designed to be taught over multiple years(grades six, seven, and eight).
Parent opt-out for child
Complaint Procedures for Title I Schools: In order to have open communication between parents of students and Title I schools, the Hawaii State DOE has created a formal complaint form that should be filled out by parent when there is a disagreement that arises regarding the school's use of Title 1 funds between the parent and the school. Chapter 41 Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedure
BOE Parent/Family Involvement Policy, Form #2403 In an effort to include parents and families in the child's learning, school are encouraged to have open communication with students and their families in order to support the child's academic development. The following hyperlink provides the Board of Education's policy and guidelines regarding the involvement of parents and families, as they work together with the schools to provide support for the children.
Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Benefits: Online applications are available here and will walk you through the easy, step-by-step application process.