KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL-KCS

A High Performing Hawaii Public Charter School

Announcements

Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

We hope you are all safe and well at this time. Today we write with an update of our reopening plan for SY 2020-2021. Listed below are the details of our K-12 program.

The 2020-2021 school year will start on Monday, August 3 for all students.

Please see the 2020-2021 KCS Calendar attached below.

2020-2021 KCS Calendar

Drop-off and Pick-up

The campus will open each morning at 7:30 am. There will be no campus supervision prior to that time. 

Students are to be dropped at the front of the school building off Lipoa Parkway.

Students will be directed by staff members to supervised areas of the campus prior to the start of the school day.

Students are to be picked up at the end of each school day at the same location.

Students are not to remain on campus unless they are attending an afterschool program or extracurricular activity.

We request that parents do not arrive early for pick-up as this often creates added traffic and slows the pick-up process. 

First 2 Weeks (8/3 - 8/14)

The state has required the first 2 weeks of the school year to be half days for students.

Grades K-5 students will attend school five days per week from 8:15 am - 11:00 am.

Grades 6-8 students will attend school five days per week from 8:30 am - 11:15 am. 

Grades 9-12 students will attend school five days per week (except while attending college classes) from 11:45 am - 2:30 pm.

Class sizes will be decreased to allow for social distancing.

Breakfast will be offered from 7:45 am - 8:30 am and lunch will be offered from 11:00 am - 11:45 am. 

Elementary and middle school students are welcome to eat breakfast upon arrival and lunch following their school day.

High school students are welcome to come and eat breakfast and lunch before their school day begins.

K-5 (Starting 8/17)

Grades K-5 students will attend classes on campus 5 days per week.

The school day will be from 8:15 am - 2:15 pm.

Class sizes will be decreased to 12 students per class in grades K-2.

Class sizes will be decreased to 16 students per class in grades 3-5.

6-8 (Starting 8/17)

Grades 6-8 will have a blended face-to-face and virtual learning program.

Students will be on campus during A Weeks (Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, etc). 

The school day will be from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Class sizes will be decreased to 18-19 students per class to allow for social distancing.

Students will receive virtual lessons at home during B Weeks (Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, etc.).

Middle school teachers will teach live virtual lessons and take official attendance each class period in PowerSchool during virtual weeks.

9-12 (Starting 8/17)

Grades 9-12 will have a blended face-to-face and virtual learning program. 

Students will be on campus during B Weeks (Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, etc.).

The school day will be from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Class sizes will be decreased to 18-19 students per class to allow for social distancing.

Students will receive live virtual lessons at home during A Weeks (Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.).

High school teachers will teach live virtual lessons and take official attendance each class period in PowerSchool during virtual weeks.

Food Service

Students will have assigned seating locations throughout the campus during breakfast and lunch to ensure social distancing.

Food will only be handled by the Food Service staff and served to students in clamshell boxes during breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students who have virtual days through a grab-and-go service.

Safety Protocols

Safety will be the #1 priority for the 2020-2021 school year.

Students, staff, and visitors should use face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.

Face masks will be required when 6 feet of social distancing is difficult or not possible.

Students will remain within their cohort (bubble) throughout the day and should not interface with other cohorts. 

Campus sanitation will take place throughout the school every day.

Safety and sanitation products will be accessible in every classroom, meeting room, eating area, and office.

Signage will be posted throughout the campus with proper safety protocol and detailed instructions for social distancing. 

Staff will be trained and students will be instructed on how to be as safe as possible while on school grounds.

Parent Expectations

We request that parents take the temperature of their children each morning before school. If the child has a higher temperature than normal (everyone has a different normal temperature), then the child should remain at home.

We request that parents provide their children with two masks every day. This will ensure that the child will always have a mask in the event that one is lost or damaged. If the child does not have a mask the school will provide one.

If a student displays symptoms of an illness, she or he will be escorted to the health room for a temperature check. At that point, the health aide will determine if the student is ill and needs to be sent home. If so, a parent will be immediately notified to come to the school and pick up the child.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 we request that you inform the school immediately. That will enable us to conduct contact tracing and potentially quarantine a specific cohort (bubble) away from the campus for a period of time.

We request that you help to educate your child as much possible with respect to the changing times, especially with reminders about the importance of safety protocol. 

We understand that this a very challenging time, and open communication is essential for us all. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff, faculty, or administration should you ever need additional support.

In Closing

As you know, we are entering into a new age for education and life in general. We hope to do all that we can to support our students and all our 'ohana. We will continue to monitor our program and adjust as needed. Lastly, we realize that there are many items that we still need to discuss and address in further detail. Consequently, our team will continue providing additional information regarding our program over the next couple of weeks.

We are truly looking forward to a safe and productive school year at Kihei Charter School.

All the best,

The KCS Team

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School Year 2020-2021 Application Info Session Information

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Attachment

Announcements

2020-21 Student Application

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application for the 2020-2021 School Year
Directions: This completed application must be mailed or hand delivered
Mail to: Kihei Charter School, PO Box 1098 Kihei, HI 96753.
Hand-deliver to: Kihei Charter School, 650 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, HI 96753
NO digital or faxed applications will be accepted.

Please note: You must be the legal parent/guardian and a Maui Island resident to apply to Kihei 
Charter School.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Kihei Charter School Student Records will send you enrollment/or waitlist information to your mailing address as soon as it becomes available.
Call 808-875-0700 if you have any questions.

We encourage all families applying to attend one of our Information Session nights located at Kihei Charter School
650 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, HI
Applications will be available to attendees at the Info Sessions to fill out and turn in.

Info Sessions will be all levels
(K-5) Grades, (6-8) Grades Middle School
(9-12) Grades High School –

March 4, 2020 Wednesday at 5:00 PM March 12th, 2020 Thursday at 5:00 PM March 17th, 2020 Tuesday at 5:00PM March 25th 2020 Wednesday at 5:00 PM
Thank you for your interest and support of Kihei Charter School.

KCS Enrollment and Admissions Policy

Lottery #1

April 06 Monday at 5:30 PM
Kihei Charter School 650 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, HI 96753
*applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st, 2020

Lottery #2

May 06 Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Kihei Charter School 650 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, HI 96753
*applications must be postmarked no later than April 30th, 2020

 
 
 

 


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According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs available and only 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply for those jobs. Many students eager to fill that gap and obtain a high paying job in technology do not have access to computer science in their high schools. Often schools want to offer these courses to their students but do not have access to curriculum and/or teacher support materials.

Amazon and Edhesive are partnering to address this gap by sponsoring teachers and administrators who demonstrate this need and are committed to bringing computer science to their school with access to content such as: Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, or AP Computer Science A courses. This content also includes access to support forums for both students and educators new to learning or teaching computer science,, including how students can access college scholarships and internships at Amazon.

 

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