Kapalama Elementary School
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DRUG FREE SPIRIT WEEK
OCTOBER 25-29, 2021
Daily wellness check
return to school criteria
Letter From Interim Superintendent Hayashi
(Executive Office on Early Learning)
Public Pre-kindergarten Program
Kapalama Elementary is excited to announce that we are one of the public schools in the state to have a public Prekindergarten program on our campus. The program is funded through the State of Hawaii's Executive Office on Early Learning. The Prekindergarten class is able to provide high-quality learning experiences for students in the year prior to Kindergarten eligibility. For more information and applications (translated into various languages) please visit: EOEL website. (click for the link)
HIDOE - ESSA
Hawaii Qualified Teacher
August 27, 2021
August 24, 2021
KAPALAMA ELEMENTARY GIVES A WARM WELCOME TO:
MRS. MURAMOTO-BROWN AS OUR NEW VICE PRINCIPAL UNTIL NOVEMBER.
WELCOME TO OUR KAPALAMA KOLEA OHANA!
Student supply drop off
If you weren't able to make it to Supply Drop Off, please go to the office to pick up your child's classroom assignement. Thank you!
Thursday, July 29, 2021 • 3:00pm-5:30pm DONE
Aloha Kapalama Families,
We believe in supporting our early learners before they start Kindergarten. We are proud to announce that we will be expanding our face-to-face preschool opportunities. This is a first come, first serve basis SO PLEASE APPLY SOON! Please click here for the link. Please click on the blue links in the document to submit your application. Thank you!
Updated Return to Learn Guidance
Click on the following link to see an updated version of the Return to Learn: School Opening Plan Health and Safety Handbook. The handbook provides guidance for the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year and for the opening of the 2021-2022 school year.
End of the School Year Announcements
Textbook Return for Always Virtual Students
Textbook Return for Always Virtual Students will be on Friday, May 21 at the following time:
8:00-9:00 Grades 5 and K
9:00-10:00 Grades 4 and 3
10:00-11:00 Grades 2 and 1
Confirm with your child's teacher for schedule. Families may return all siblings' books in any timeframe.
Dismissal Time Change
For on campus students, dismissal time will change on the following dates:
Wednesday, May 26: Dismissal at 2:15pm
Friday, May 28: Dismissal at 1:30pm
Return to Kapalama for School Year 2021-2022
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
To develop class lists for the next school year 2021-2022, we need an accurate count of students planning to attend Kapalama next school year.
All students who live out of Kapalama School's district need a Geographical Exception. If your child is already enrolled on a Geographical Exception, you do not need to re-new it. If a new sibling is entering the school or if there is a change of address, he/she will need a separate GE Application.
Please help us by filling in the information below by 3:00 pm THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021.
Click on the following to complete the survey:
Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 School Year
We look forward to welcoming Kindergarten students for the upcoming new school year. You may use the online registration system for the enrollment of new students who were not enrolled at a public or charter school during the 2020-21 school year.
Visit bit.ly/HIDOE-enroll for more information and step-by-step instructions.
Additionally, student enrollment forms and required documents are accepted by mail OR submitting the documents in person. You are encouraged to contact our school at (808) 305-5500 for office hours and additional instructions.
Click on the following buttons to view our community newsletters. Community newsletters are available on the 1st of the month during the school year.
HIDOE Information and Updates
06-08-2020 Letter from Superintendent Kishimoto to HIDOE parents and guardians Supt. Kishimoto personally thanks parents for their support during the transition to distance learning and provides a look back on the Department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
04-09-2020 Updated Grab and Go Student Meals Locations
04-09-2020 List of FREE LUNCH FOR KEIKI ON OAHU
03-23-2020 Virtual Counseling Sessions
For parents or students who would like to speak to a counselor, email Trina Yamada (email@example.com) set up virtual counseling sessions for March 30th through April 6th.
03-24-2020 HIDOE extends School Closure until April 30
03-19-2020 Grab-&-Go Student Meal Service Information
Meal service will begin Tuesday, 3/24/2020
Pick-up Locations: Farrington High School and Dole Middle School
Breakfast 7:30am - 8:00am
Lunch Pick-up: 11:30am - 12:00pm
No Meal Service on Thursday, 3/27/2020 in observance of Prince Kuhio Day (State Holiday)
Service will be available for the duration of the school closures.
03-11-2020 Updated HIDOE Sponsored Travel
03-06-2020 Letter to Parents
02-07-2020 Letter to Parents
New Student Registration
New to Kapalama? We are now currently accepting new student registrations. Visit the registration page on our website for information on how to enroll your child for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our school office at 808-305-5500.
Free and Reduced Meal Application
Did you know that the federal government assists families and schools with more than just meals?
The following video provides information about the Free and Reduced Meal Application and why it is so important for all families to fill it out for Kapalama School. Please view it on the platform most convenient to you.