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Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

Today we write with additional updates on our program.


Safety Plan

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Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

Today we write with additional updates on our program.


Safety Plan

On Monday, July 26th, the Hawai'i State Department of Health released its latest guidance for schools. Along with the CDC, the DOH has prioritized the need for students to attend school in person.

Therefore, our safety plan will continue to remain in alignment with the latest guidance from the CDC and DOH. We will adhere to the core essential strategies that are required for in-person learning. These include the promotion for vaccination among staff and students (12 years and older), having staff and students remain home when sick, proper masking, and hand cleanliness. Lastly, we will implement additional mitigation strategies such as physical distancing, daily classroom and common area sanitation, proper ventilation, and other recommended practices.

Please click the link to review the specifics of our KCS Family Safety Guide.

KCS Safety Plan 2021-2022 - Family Resource Guide


Afterschool Programs

In addition to the standard school day, Kihei Charter School will offer afterschool programs for students in grades K-6. Although we hope to launch afterschool programs to accommodate students from all grades, we have decided that it would be safest to start with a smaller program in order to support working families with young children.

An aftercare program will be offered to students in grades K-2 and run from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm each day. This program will begin on Tuesday, August 3rd.

A Satellite Kihei Youth Center Program will be offered to students in grades 3-6 and run from 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm each day. This program will start on Monday, August 16th, and take place at the Kihei Charter School campus.
 

Food Service

As you may know, the US Department of Agriculture recently announced that it will be providing free meals to public schools in order to eliminate meal payment transactions and prevent the spread of Covid-19. Although charter schools were initially excluded from this program, it was later announced that each charter school could apply individually. As a result, we are currently in the application process.

As of now, we will not be able to provide free meals at the start of the school year. If we ultimately qualify for the program, which is not a guarantee, we will be sure to notify families immediately. Any meal charges prior to qualification, however, will still need to be covered by families.


In Closing

Please be on the lookout for additional communications from our staff and faculty. As always, we will continue to closely monitor our programs each step of the way.  

We look forward to a safe and productive school year for all our 'ohana.

All the best,

The KCS Team

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Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

We hope you and your 'ohana have had a relaxing, safe, and enjoyable summer break together. 

Today we write with an update on the opening plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Listed below are the details of our K-12 program.

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Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

We hope you and your 'ohana have had a relaxing, safe, and enjoyable summer break together. 

Today we write with an update on the opening plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Listed below are the details of our K-12 program.


2021-2022 School Calendar

The 2021-2022 school year will start on Tuesday, August 3rd for all students.


K-12 Schedules

Grades K-2 will attend on-campus classes each day from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Students will be released early on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.

Grades 3-5 will attend on-campus classes each day from 8:15 am - 2:15 pm. Students will be released early on Wednesdays at 1:15 pm.

Grades 6-8 will attend on-campus classes each day from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Students will be released early on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.

Grades 9-12 will attend on-campus classes each day from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Students will be released early on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.
(*High school students will have varied schedules due to college and other educational opportunities.)


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 off in 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.

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


Food Service

Breakfast and lunch will be available to students every day.

Breakfast will be offered from 7:30 am - 8:30 am. 


Safety Protocols

Safety will continue to be the #1 priority for the 2021-2022 school year.

Our safety plan will remain in alignment with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, County of Maui, and the State of Hawaii.

Social distancing, masks, daily sanitation, classroom/office ventilation, safety signage, general hygienic practices, and other recommended protocols will remain in place.

Specific details on our safety plan will be shared as we draw closer to our opening date due to the fluid nature of the pandemic and the potential for adjustments to the latest safety regulations.

 
In Closing

We look forward to the return of the students and plan to do all we can to support each member of our KCS 'ohana. Furthermore, we will continue to monitor our plans and make any necessary adjustments along the way. Lastly, please watch for a series of emails as more information about our program will be shared by our faculty and staff in the coming days and weeks.

All the best, 

The KCS Team

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Kihei Charter School is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: KCS Board Meeting 
Time: Jul 21, 2021 04:00 PM Hawaii

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Time: Jul 21, 2021 04:00 PM Hawaii

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Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

Congratulations on persevering throughout this very challenging year. We would like to thank you all for supporting our students, staff, and school each step of the way.

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Aloha KCS 'Ohana,

Congratulations on persevering throughout this very challenging year. We would like to thank you all for supporting our students, staff, and school each step of the way.

Amid all the circumstances, we consider this school year to be an overwhelming success. First and foremost, our dedicated teacher team worked tirelessly and was able to provide high-level instruction in both virtual and face-to-face settings. Secondly, our safety plan enabled us to keep our school doors open to students for a significant portion of the year. 

Thankfully, we did not have a single case of Covid-19 transmission on our campus. This was due in large part to our families' excellent communication with the school, our staff's dedication to safety protocols, and our students' willingness to comply with the latest regulations. It was truly a collective effort.

Moving forward, we are planning to return to a 100% face-to-face K-12 program for the upcoming school year. General safety protocols will remain in place and continue to be in alignment with the latest recommendations from the county and state.

Students will return to school on Tuesday, August 3rd. Please review the attached SY 2021-2022 KCS School Calendar for a detailed breakdown of the school year. Additional details on our programs will also be shared throughout the summer.

Thanks again for all your support and have a wonderful summer break with your 'ohana,                         2021-2022 KCS School Calendar

The KCS Team

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