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Iulai Iulai 2021

16:  Po‘alima - Friday

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Hau'ula Elementary Cafeteria

10:15am-11:15 am

28:  Po‘akolu - Wednesday

Teacher’s first day back

28:  Po‘aha - Thursday

Class assignments will be emailed to families

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Aukake August 2021

02:   Po‘akahi - Monday

Teacher Work Day - No students


03:   Po‘alua - Tuesday

Kahuku Complex PC Day - No students


04:  Po‘akolu - Wednesday

Waiver Day - No students


05:   Po‘aha - Thursday

Back to School Orientation by grade level (schedule coming soon)

06:   Po‘alima - Friday

Back to School Orientation by grade level (schedule coming soon)

09:   Po‘akahi - Monday

First full day for Gr. 1-6

10:   Po‘alua - Tuesday

PK and Kindergarten Transition (schedule to be sent home)


11:  Po‘akolu - Wednesday

PK and Kindergarten Transition (schedule to be sent home)

Keiki and Community Market 4-6 pm


12:   Po‘aha - Thursday

PK and Kindergarten Transition (schedule to be sent home)

13:   Po‘alima - Friday

PK and Kindergarten Transition (schedule to be sent home)

16:   Po‘akahi - Monday

First full day for Kindergarten. Schedules for PK will be sent home.


17:   Po‘alua - Tuesday

Full day for all students


18:  Po‘akolu - Wednesday

‘Ohana Online PD: Making sense of and tracking your child’s progress in school 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Link to be sent home.


19:   Po‘aha - Thursday

Full day for all students


20:   Po‘alima - Friday

School Holiday

Free Breakfast and Lunch
for all DOE students

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All students at Hawaiʻi’s 257 public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The waiver aims to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19 at schools across the country by eliminating meal payment transactions in school cafeterias, settings where students and cashiers may not be able to maintain proper social distancing. Federal funds will reimburse state education departments for meal costs. 

“This has been a challenging time for our ʻohana, and I am proud to continue our safety net support through actions that improve food security for our students while providing economic relief for our families,” Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. “The health and safety of our haumana continues to be our top priority, and as we fully reopen schools to in-person learning, this waiver will allow for a more efficient, contactless experience for students and our food service team.”

Parents and guardians who have not yet purchased meal credits for the upcoming school year via the EZMealApp mobile app or through their school do not need to take any action. Those who have already purchased meal credits in advance may choose to leave funds in the account for the following school year or contact their child’s school to request a refund.

Students will only receive meals at their school of enrollment. One meal per breakfast session and one per lunch session will be free of charge. Additional meals or meal items taken at the same session will be charged a normal rate. 

Parents are highly encouraged to continue to submit their Free and Reduced Price Lunch Meal Benefits applications online using the EZMealApp mobile app or at, where applicable, as information derived from the application directly impacts eligibility for other school programs, such as bus transportation and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the School Food Services Branch at (808) 784-5500. More information on the USDA waiver is available here.

Free Meals for SY 21-22
and EZ Meal App

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Aloha Makua,
Please see letter regarding free meals this year. We are asking parents to continue to submit their Free and Reduced Price Lunch Meal Benefits applications online using the EZMealApp mobile app or at Information derived from these applications are used for bus transportation and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance benefits and our Title 1 funding. Without completing we could lose our Title 1 status and funds that we are used for curriculum, media, technology and ‘ohana engagement programs.

Annual Non-Discrimination and

Anti-Harassment Letter

For questions or concerns relating to non-discrimination and anti-harassment at your school, you may contact:

Anna Tsang

Equity Specialist, Castle-Kahuku Complex

(808) 829-6981  





The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), recently announced that Hau‘ula Elementary meets the ASC WASC criteria for accreditation, based on information provided by the school, including a self-study report, and the satisfactory completion of the recent on-site accreditation visit. The Commission has granted Hau‘ula the maximum Six-Year Accreditation Status with a Mid-cycle Two-day visit through June 30, 2025.


Mahalo nui to all our teachers, staff and stakeholders for your help and support.

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'Ohana Engagement Office:

Any questions regarding our 'Ohana
Engagement Activities this month
please contact Leona at 305-2083


Here are more resources for our families:

If you have any questions or suggestions for future ‘Ohana Engagement activities, please call 305-2083

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Welcome Back Honus July 2021

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Aloha e nā Hau‘ula ‘Ohana,
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the rest of your summer break. We look forward to reconnecting with all of you and welcoming our new and returning families back to school.

BACK TO SCHOOL ORIENTATION: orientation will be held by grade levels during the school day on August 5 and 6. This is a new update to our school calendar. Students are expected to attend with one parent/adult-no more than 2 parents/adults per student. Meetings will be held in the cafeteria and safety protocols will be
adhered to: one household per table, sanitize hands upon entering and exiting the cafeteria and masks to be worn while walking on the campus and in the cafeteria. During the orientation families will receive important information from the school, teachers and support staff. Immediately following the presentation, families will
have the opportunity to take a campus tour and drop off school supplies. Links will be sent out for those who wish to join virtually. Each session will run for 60-75 minutes. Please attend the session your child is
scheduled to attend.

Thursday, July 29: Class assignments will be emailed to families

Thursday, Aug. 5: Back to School Orientation by grade level (schedule coming soon)
Friday, Aug. 6: Back to School Orientation by grade level (schedule coming soon)
Monday, Aug. 9: First full day for Gr. 1-6
● School begins at 7:50 am. Campus drop off is from 7:45-8:00 am at the PK-1, 2-3 and 4-6 drop off sites. Please follow the signs and do not drop off your child unattended. Wellness checks will be conducted prior to students exiting the car and/or walking to class. Dropping off after 8:00 am will be
considered tardy.
● Breakfast will be served and delivered to classrooms during school hours. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria in grade level groups. *Free meals for all public school students this year.
● School ends at 2:05 pm (12:50 pm on Wednesdays). Campus pick up is from 2:05-2:20 pm at the same drop off sites.
● A+ Afterschool program begins. Last pick up is 4:30 pm.
● PK and Kindergarten Transition (schedule to be sent home)
● Regular school day ends at 2:05 pm
Tuesday Aug. 10-13: PK and Kindergarten Transition (schedule to be sent home)
Wednesday Aug. 11: Keiki and Community Market 4-6 pm
Monday, Aug. 16: First full day for Kindergarten. Schedules for PK will be sent home.
Wednesday, Aug. 18: ‘Ohana Online PD: Making sense of and tracking your child’s progress in school 4-5pm.
Link to be sent home.

Friday, Aug. 20: School Holiday

PREPARING FOR FALL: We plan to welcome students back for daily, full time, face-to-face instruction. PK programs will be adjusting schedules as necessary to meet the needs of our youngest honus. We will
continue to notify all families if there are important changes or updates.

SAFETY FIRST: As students return, we will continue to be vigilant in adhering to all safety guidelines and protocol from HIDOE and DOH.
● Face Coverings: masks are required on campus at all times; indoors and outdoors and when it is
necessary to be within 3-6ft.
● Physical Distancing: we will continue to configure indoor spaces to allow appropriate spacing to the greatest extent possible. When it is necessary to be within 3ft, we will implement mitigation strategies
- washing hands, wearing a mask, staying home if sick or not feeling well and keeping spaces well ventilated.
● Buses: face masks will be required for all bus riders.
● Daily Wellness Checks: All employees, students and visitors need to complete a wellness check each morning before coming to school. Individuals who become ill, exhibit COVID-19-like symptoms, or
have been recently exposed to a positive case should not report to their school or worksite and follow the Return to School/Work Criteria
○ Temperature checks and health screenings will be done at car drop off.
● ‘Ohana Bubbles: We will continue to keep students in smaller grade level groups.
● Cleaning: regular cleaning and sanitizing of high touch surfaces will continue throughout the day and as scheduled.
● Covid Related Cases on Campus: all potential cases should be reported to the Administrator. Close contacts will be required to quarantine for 10 days. Should an entire class or building need to
quarantine, a shift to a hybrid schedule may be determined.

Employees and students who are traveling out-of-state during the break are subject to the Safe Travels Program requirements and are required to provide proof of a negative test result from the pre-travel testing program or a copy of the individual's vaccination card. Positive test results from travel are subject to a 10 day quarantine. Do not report to the campus.

● For the most recent updates from the Hawaii Department of Education including COVID-19 updates, please visit the HIDOE website at:
● For updates from Hau‘ula Elementary, please visit our website at
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @hauula_el
● Emails and text messages are sent to families via School Messenger. Please call our office at 305-2100 to update your contact information with us to ensure that you are receiving these messages.
● ‘Ohana Engagement Parent line: 305-2083
Mahalo for your continued support. I look forward to seeing you all again,



Mrs. U’ilani K. Kaitoku, Po‘okumu

School Supply Lists

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School Supplies List for English and Hawaiian Immersion Classes

Kindergarten Registration SY 21-22

E mälama ‘ia nä pono o ka ‘äina e na ‘öpio. The traditions of the land are perpetuated by its youth. Incoming Kindergarten/
Malaa'o students must turn 5 by July 31 to register for SY 21-22.
Call our office at
(808) 305-2100 to register your child and qualify for a free school shirt and the entire set of school supplies for the year.


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Kindergarten Parent Meeting Friday
July 16,  2021

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Join us for an Informational Meeting for all entering Kindergarten and Papa Mālaaʻo Students and Parents on Friday, July 16 from 10:15 am-11:15 am at the Hau'ula Elementary Cafeteria. Receive important information about your keiki's first year of Kindergarten. 

Masks need to be worn on campus. Please limit guests to student and up to two parents. Pick up-and-go snacks and gifts for the family will be distributed at the meeting. Call 305-2083 if you have questions.


Hiring for SY 21-22 -
Join our Honu 'Ohana


We're looking for friendly, committed, energetic and passionate people ready to make a difference. Join our Honu 'Ohana. We have several openings for the upcoming SY. Cafeteria Staff and Substitute Teachers will need to apply online through the HIDOE Portal:


All Part Time Specials Instructors should submit a cover sheet and resume to the front office or fax to (808) 293-8927. Please feel free to forward and share.

Keiki Market
August 11, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Keiki Market Returns! Beginning July 14 from 4-6pm and every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Inviting keiki, 'ohana and community to participate as vendors. Keiki vendors are open to all schools.

Contact Kaui Benson for more details.

Hau'ula is Home :)

6th Grade Advancement Drive-by

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2021 Lā Mei

Please enjoy our 2021 Lā Mei (May Day) presentation by our 6th grade/Papa 'Eono haumana.



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Join us this week as we Mahalo all of our amazing teachers and staff for the work they continue to do to keep our keiki safe and engaged in learning. We couldn't be prouder 💚❤🐢 #teamhauula #onelove #honuohana #workingtogether @hauula_el

ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi. #203
All knowledge is not taught in the same school.[One can learn from many sources.]

Counselor's Corner



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Daily Wellness Checks: ​


Return to School/Work Procedures: ​

Hau‘ula Attendance Line: 305-2100 ​(call to report your child’s absence).

Health Hotline and Telehealth: ​(​844) 436-3888 (toll-free) M-F 8 am - 3 pm.

Tech Assist: (808) 305-2091

'Ohana Line: (808) 305-2083

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Volunteers - Got a Minute?

You would love to get more of our families
involved at Hau'ula. If you are available to work at one or both food drives, please call Leona at 305-2083. Mahalo Nui!



It was a successful food drive for 300
families in our Hau'ula School Community. Mahalo Atalina, Ke Ola Mamo. Leona Tupou, our Counseling Department, Student Body President Ammon C. and our many other
volunteers who made this event possible.
Our next food distribution is on April 28. See pg. 4 for details.

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Our SPECIALS teachers will be posting lessons and activities each week so students are able to participate.
● MEDIA: Ms. Ho
● MUSIC: Mrs. Shumway
● COUNSELORS: Mr. Nikora, Mrs. Teichert, Mr. Keo, Aunty Loke and Aunty Roseanne

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● Borrow books from our Library [Link to Media Site]