July 31, 2020
Aloha KCS 'Ohana,
The Hawaii State Board of Education has required Hawaii public schools to delay their reopening until Monday, August 17 to allow for additional training, planning, and preparation related to COVID-19.
Kihei Charter School will follow the BOE's guidelines as they pertain to the health and safety of students and staff.
We will update everyone shortly with more information about our reopening plan.
July 8, 2020
Elementary School Hours: The school day starts at 8:15 am and ends at 2:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. All Wednesdays are shorter days with dismissal at 1:15 pm. School lunch and breakfast are served Monday through Friday. All students must be picked up by 2:30 pm except for on Wednesday when they must be picked up by 1:30 pm.
Please plan on attending the your student’s Back to School Night as it is an important opportunity to meet the new teachers and hear about the curriculum, projects, and activities for the upcoming year.
The STEM Elementary School consists of:
- Individualized Instruction
- Mastery Learning
- A strong, fundamental foundation
- One-on-one attention
- A program where the student attends regular face to face classes as well as remote learning with a parent or responsible adult. The parent receives assistance and guidance from certified public school teachers to assist their student.
- Students in 5th grade attend face to face classes a minimum of three full and one half day per week. These students also attend online courses one virtual day where they work on lessons and integrated projects that are designed by qualified teachers; students in grades K-4 attend face to face classes a minimum of three half days per week. Two days are spent learning remotely in online courses supported by parent or guardian.
- A program with regular attendance requirements that include field trips, enrichment activities, tutorials, and workshops.
- A unique educational opportunity where parents play an active role in their child’s education.
- A program that ensures that each child receives the tools, support, and resources to ensure they are receiving the highest quality education.
- “A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation; provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease; and give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to reach their full potential.” – Audrey Hepburn
Is the STEM Elementary School Right for You?
- 1. Does your child deserve more than a generic public education?
- 2. Does your child love to learn? Is your child always asking “why” or “how”? If so, your child is probably self-motivated and ready to take on the rigor of our curriculum.
- 3. Is your family willing to commit the necessary time for your child to succeed in this exceptional blended educational program (4-5 hours of school work, five days a week in a combination of face to face and home instruction)?
- 4. Would you benefit from the support, reassurance and confidence of regular, ongoing communication with a certified teacher?
- 5. Are you comfortable with a program like ours which uses progress reports to ensure that your child is on track; standards based grades to rate their progress and state-wide testing which helps us to assess our program?
- 6. Are you organized, willing to work in conjunction with our highly qualified staff and committed to your child’s education?
Steps to Enrollment in the KCS STEM Elementary School
- 1. Fill out a Kihei Charter School STEM Elementary School Application and return to either the middle school or high school office.
- 2. You will receive a letter in the mail confirming the receipt of your child’s application. Included in this correspondence will be an official HI state enrollment form that must be completed and returned to secure your enrollment spot.
- 3. Your child’s teacher will contact you via phone by mid-July to discuss trainings, face to face classes, and beginning of the year activities. The official online K-5 start date for the 2014/2015 school year is July 28th, 2014. The first week of face to face classes begins August 4.