Kapolei Middle School

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August 13, 2020

Attention! All students who are borrowing chromebooks or have devices of their own should start checking their gmail accounts for emails from their teachers with information for the new school year. If you did not pickup your ID and login information from the school, please click here to fill out a request form.

August 7, 2020

Good Evening Kapolei Middle School Parents and Guardians,

Thank you so much for your continued support and patience during these trying times. With this afternoon's announcement from Governor Ige and Superintendent Kishimoto that Oahu public schools are opening in a 100% distance learning model, our reopening plan has been revised. We apologize for the revisions and continue to do our best to abide by the most current guidelines of the Department of Education. Here is a timeline of the revisions:

  • Aug. 18 First Day for Students (100% Distance Learning)

  • Aug. 18 - 20 Connection with Students

  • Aug. 24 - Sept. 14 4 Weeks of 100% Distance Learning

On September 8, 2020, Superintendent Kishimoto will make an announcement if 100% Distance Learning will continue for the remainder of the quarter. A subsequent letter will be sent out next week stating more specifics about the revisions. For parents who have previously signed up for 100% Distance Learning prior to today’s announcement, you will be sent a separate email.

All students will be issued a laptop for the entire school year from Kapolei Middle School to support distance learning. A distribution schedule will be emailed next week. Please continue to check your emails and our school website for more updates. Continue to stay safe and healthy, wear a mask when out in public, practice social distancing and healthy hygiene.

Sincerely,Richard Fajardo

Principal, Kapolei Middle School

July 31st, 2020

Distance Learning Parent Q&A Video

Distance Learning Q&A Document

July 30th, 2020

BOE approves Aug. 17 (KMS students Aug. 18th) start date for public school students

The Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) took action today to approve an Aug. 17 (KMS students report Aug. 18th) start date for Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) students.

With consensus from the labor unions representing school staff, the delay allows for nine additional days of staff training before students return. Teachers reported back to work yesterday, July 29.

“This issue has divided our community amid these uncertain times. There are no perfect answers. We acknowledge this move effectively delays student instruction, and we are fully committed to preparing our schools to safely welcome students back on Aug. 17 (KMS students Aug. 18th) ,” Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. “I thank our families for their understanding as well as our principals for their tremendous work in coordinating the readiness of their schools.”

The additional training days will include HIDOE-mandated training topics on health and safety, and instructional and student support.

If they haven’t already, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school to select a learning option for school year 2020-21. This will help schools as they plan for distance learning and a mix of face-to-face instruction models. Student counts will guide staffing decisions, classroom arrangements and other procedures to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves or as new health guidance becomes available, HIDOE will adjust its Return to Learn: School Reopening Plan to ensure that a safe learning and working environment is provided for students, teachers and staff. Updates about the school year will continue to be posted on the Department’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).

The Board postponed a decision on waiving the statutory requirement that the 2020-21 school year include 180 instructional days, and will revisit the topic at a later date.

July 29th, 2020

BUS PASSES- HIDOE launches new online student bus pass application and payment

July 28th, 2020

Online Distance Learning Parent Trainings:

Google Classroom 101: How to Access and Navigate Google Classroom

Please choose a day and time below that best fits your schedule. Sessions are 1 hour long. Description of the session is in the sign up form.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00pm

Sign up for Google Classroom 101 using this link: https://bit.ly/3e1VXNK

Google Classroom 201: How to Turn in Assignments and Receive Feedback

Please choose a day and time below that best fits your schedule. Sessions are 1 hour long. Description of the session is in the sign up form.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00am

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:00am

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:00pm

Sign up for Google Classroom 201 using this link: https://bit.ly/2VW5Ar2

ATTENTION! KMS will be distributing Chromebooks to students who would like to borrow one. You do not need to request one ahead of time. We will post further distribution days for those who can not make it. Please write the following in large letters and place on your dashboard to assist our staff:

student last name, first name, grade and track

and place on your dashboard to assist our staff.

Distribution is as follows:

Laptop Pick-up Time 9:00 am - 12 pm

Thurs Aug 13th - 7th Grade Students ONLY

Fri Aug 14th - 8th Grade Students ONLY

All Pickup will be in the front office parking lot

Due to the expected high turn out please be sure to read the:

Techonolgy Responsible Use Guidelines

then fill/sign and bring the:

Technology Responsible Use Form

Students will be expected to take home the chromebook and bring it to school daily. If you have a device at home and do not want to use a school issued device, your child will be expected to bring that device to school daily. Students will only be allowed to use their own assigned computer due the Pandemic.

Request by 8/16/20
If you do not have access to the internet other than in school, please fill out this form to request a TMobile wireless Hotspot. A deposit will be required to borrow a Hotspot and will be used to replace any lost or broken equipment loaned to you. You will get it back upon return of the undamaged Hotspot.

Hotspot Request Form

SY2020-2021 Calendars Rev. 8.4.20.pdf