A Message from your Principal…
Welcome to the new school year at Kawananakoa Middle School. It is hoped that you and your son/daughter had a relaxing and rejuvenating break from school over the summer. We thank all of you for your interest in our school and ask for your continued support throughout the school year. Here are some important updates about our school:
All teachers will be posting grades using two electronic grading systems: Jupiter (formerly known as Snapgrade) and Pinnacle. Both have been available and used previously by teachers at KMS. However, since Pinnacle has been adopted statewide, there is a conversion upgrade and as a result, the parent portal is not yet available. Information on access will be sent home in September.
We currently use “School Connects” which provides an automated phone calling service. The system automatically calls when students are unaccounted and is absent from school/class. KMS has also uses this telephone service to relay important messages home. In addition, this system provides email service.
Currently, KMS sends important telephone messages with accompanying email messages using this system. The purpose for sending two messages (email and telephone) is to update our parent email data bank. If you receive a telephone message without an accompanying email message, we ask that you send an email to email@example.com with your email address and child’s name. We hope to have a complete listing of parent/guardian email addresses for communication purposes.
Progress reports will be sent home by mail to parents if students are failing classes at the mid quarter point. These reports will reach your home during the second week of September. Parents are encouraged to call their child’s counselor if they receive a progress report at 587-4430:
Grade 6: Mr. Keith Connie
Grade 7: Mr. Jared Fuchigami
Grade 8: Ms. Melissa Reyes
Adequate Yearly Progress: The school continues to meet the benchmarks set by the State of Hawaii. As a result, KMS continues to be in “Good Standing.”
Hawaii State Assessment (HSA):
Students will be given two opportunities to pass the HSA test. These tests will be on-line (on the computer) in the areas of math and reading. It is currently slated to be administered in December, February and April. Grade 8 students will need to also take the Science HSA test.
Mrs. Sugibayashi Principal contact
Mrs. Aimoto Vice-Principal contact
Mr. Warner Vice-Principal contact
Ms. Matsuura Curriculum Coordinator contact
Ms. Lum Librarian/CCTV Coordinator contact
Ms. Luke PCNC contact
Ms. McBane Health Aide contact
Ms. Wee Data User Support contact