Enrollment Package(s) Due 7/15/2020

Enrollment Package(s) Due 7/15/2020

HKM ADMIN

SY 2020-2021 STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKAGE


 FORMS:

All the forms required to enroll your student(s) are included in the following PDF:

image showing a PDF fileSY 2020-2021 STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKAGE

Please download and fill out the package for each student  All enrollment packets must be turned in to office in person by a parent/guardian with this yearʻs school fees for your student(s).

 FEES:

School fees MUST BE PAID at the time of registration. If you would prefer to email your enrollment forms and avoid the trip to the office, please ensure your fees are paid prior to sending in your forms. Fees may be paid via Credit Card using the HKM Store link: PAY SCHOOL FEES, or by calling the office at 945-1600.

Packets are due by Wednesday, July 15 2020.

 

UNIFORMS

Uniforms may be ordered online in the HKM Web Store, or by calling the office. Purchases will be available by 9/14/2020.

For more info, contact the office at info@halaukumana.org or (808) 945-1600.

“I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.”

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.
ONLINE EDUCATION READINESS

ONLINE EDUCATION READINESS

Ensure halaukumana.org emails are working.

In orderto receive information and instructions, all students and staff with halaukumana.org gmail addresses should make sure they know how to access their school e-mail, and that their e-mail is working properly.

We are about to embark on a new adventure. Online learning is new. It will provide some challenges and difficulties we have not experienced before. But it will also open the door to new experiences, new ways of learning, and will help all of us to grow as caretakers, kumu, haumana, and staff.

In order to receive instructions and news, students and staff need to ensure they know they HKM email address and how to use it. If you do NOT know your address, or you have an email that is not working, please email it@halaukumana.org, or click the button below. Please check as soon as possible as instruction starts on April 7.

Mahalo for your kokua. Let’s all work together to make this as successful as possible! 

COVID19 VIRUS UPDATE 3/27/2020

COVID19 VIRUS UPDATE 3/27/2020

To:             HKM’Ohana
From:        Mrs. Keolani Noa
Date:         March 27, 2020
Subject:    School Closure Update (COVID-19)

Dear Halau Ku Mana staff, faculty, parents, and guardians,

Halau Ku Mana PCS (HKM) will remain closed through April 30. Students are anticipated to return to school May 1. HKM employees remain working remotely and distance learning will officially begin on April 7, so please look out for communication from your respective Kumu. *If you would prefer to have your child work with hard copy material rather than online, please let your Kumu know so that they can prepare lessons for your student(s) and we will mail to you.

DISTANCE LEARNING
We have created a Google Form for you to complete so we can get a better indication of our students’ individual needs. Please
complete the form, if you haven’t already done so, so we can better support our families.
For those of you without internet access, Spectrum Hawaii will be offering families of students new WIFI service, called the
COVID-19 Program. Please contact Spectrum directly at (808) 643-2337 for details and requirements regarding this program.

LA ‘OHANA
The fourth quarter La ‘Ohana, which was scheduled for April 25, will now be postponed. We are looking into changing the format of this La ‘Ohana to be a virtual experience for our ‘ohana. The Kumu will be in touch with you regarding what this will entail for your student(s).

GRADUATION
Our Graduation Ceremony, scheduled for May 22, will commence as scheduled. Should we determine that the ceremony will need to be postponed, we will inform you as soon as possible.

HALAU KU MANA WEBSITE
HKM will continue to make all information available on its website www.halaukumana.org as it becomes available. We are working to make specialized pages available for families, students, and staff that will provide resources for online learning.
We will make information available on these pages that will help parents and guardians facilitate good learning environments at home, as well as provide tips and sources of assistance to make the shelter in place period less stressful. These pages will be live early next week and we will let you know when to look for them. Any suggestions for improvement or content that should be shared are welcome and can be sent to info@halaukumana.org.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our school office at (808) 945-1600. If you would like more information, please visit our website, the Department of Education website at hawaiipublicschools.org or the Department of Health website at health.hawaii .gov.

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Keolani Noa
Poʻo Kumu

To:           HKM ‘Ohana
From:      Mrs. Keolani Noa
Date:        March 19, 2020
Subject:   School Closure Update (COVID-19)

Dear Halau Ku Mana Staff, Faculty, Parents and Guardians:

In accordance with the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), Halau Ku Mana PCS (HKM) will close its offices effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. Schools will remain closed following the extension of spring break. Employee return dates are staggered, Kumu are scheduled to return on Monday, April 6. Students are anticipated to return to school April 7. HKM employees will be working remotely from home with the understanding that this is intended to be an additional method the school is utilizing to accomplish work. Please find the attached Telework Agreement for your weekly completion for the current school closure period. Please return the completed forms via email to Mrs. Keolani Noa (knoa@halaukumana.org) and Nicole Yoshimoto (nicole@halaukumana.org).

As a result, the meeting plan for Monday, March 23, 2020 will be held remotely via Zoom, where we will be preparing a distance learning curriculum for our students. For students without internet, Spectrum Hawaii is offering free access with a new WIFI service, called the COVID-19 Program. Information has been provided to our ‘ohana should they require assistance with online capabilities.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our school office at (808) 945-1600. If you would like more information, please visit our website at halaukumana.org. the Department of Education website at hawaiipublicschools.org or the Department of Health website at health.hawaii.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Keolani Noa
Poʻo Kumu

March 16, 2020

 

Dear Halau Ku Mana staff, faculty, parents, and guardians,

In accordance with the Hawai’i State Depa1iment of Education (HIDOE) announcement made yesterday, March 15, Halau Ku Mana PCS is extending its spring break through March 27 for all students, with school to resume on March 30. Spring break was originally scheduled to run from March 16-20 for most HIDOE schools, and Thursday, March 26, is Prince Kuhio Day, which is a state holiday.

The kula will use the additional time from March 23-27 to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us. If you would like more information, please visit the Department of Education website at hawaiipublicschools.org or the Department of Health website at health.hawaii.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Keolani Noa
Poʻo Kumu

HKM FAMILY DISTANCE LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE

HKM FAMILY DISTANCE LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE

March 19, 2020

 

Dear Halau Ku Mana staff, faculty, parents, and guardians,

In accordance with the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), Halau Ku Mana PCS (HKM) will close its offices effective Thursday, March 19. The school will remain closed following the extension of spring break. Students are anticipated to return to school on April 7.

As a result, our team of kumu and administrators are working on a distance learning curriculum for our students. We are aware that not all families will have all the necessary tools for online learning, however, we want to ensure each student has the opportunity to continue their education during their time away from school.

Please complete this short form so we can best prepare for each and every one of our students. Once our distance learning curriculum is in place, we will send out more information as needed.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us. If you would like more information, please visit the Department of Education website at hawaiipublicschools.org or the Department of Health website at health.hawaii.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Keolani Noa
Poʻo Kumu

HKM Governing Board Q&A, Discussion

HKM Governing Board Q&A, Discussion

Aloha e ka ʻohana HKM,

This week the Board of Hālau Kū Māna accepted the resignation of our Po’okumu. Poʻokumu Bennett has decided to return to Hilo to mālama his kuleana ʻohana, ending his interim role at Hālau Kū Māna. We are grateful for the leadership and professional expertise that he contributed during the past six months.

The Board has already initiated the process for hiring a permanent, long-term Poʻokumu. In the meantime, the Board is actively taking steps to ensure an orderly transition of school leadership. We are fortunate to have kumu and staff, with decades of combined experience, who remain steadfast in the support of our haumana and the success of Hālau Kū Māna.

The innovative and collaborative spirit that has always grounded our work will continue to guide us now. Transparency and accountability are also important to Hālau Kū Māna. We will be hosting a meeting for HKM ʻohana on January 28th, 2020, at 5:30 pm to provide an opportunity to work through your questions together. The meeting will be held in Kaeleloli Kai classroom.

Mahalo for your dedication to creating the future we all want for our haumana. We are all here together because we believe that as we cultivate young minds, guided by the principles of ho’okumu, ho’okele and ho’omāna, we are helping to build a world where they will thrive, prosper and lead. We stand committed, together, to that vision.

We extend our mahalo and aloha to Po’okumu Bennett and his ‘ohana.

Keoni Lee

Board Chair

Hālau Kū Māna

Papa Waa Huakai 2019

Papa Waa Huakai 2019

Papa Waʻa Voyage 2020

Kainoa Hayes,
Waʻa Haumana

November 22 2019

My name is Kainoa Hayes, I am a 9th grader at Hālau Kū Māna NCPCS (HKM), which is a Hawaiian-focused public charter school located in Makiki Valley, serving grades 4-12. HKM delivers curriculum that is standards-based, integrated with cultural and ‘āina-focused knowledge, and empowers students to affect positive change within their communities.

In my class, we focus on Hawaiian voyaging. In partnership with Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy, a not-for-profit educational organization, we learn the rich history of Hawaii’s voyaging past and present. We train throughout the year on a 29-foot double hulled sailing canoe called Kānehūnāmoku, learning important concepts like teamwork, communication, and leadership through hands-on application. This year I am most excited about voyaging and hoʻokele (navigating). As part of our “hoʻike” or cumulative test of skills learned, our class embarks on a 5-day voyage within Kāneʻohe Bay. On this sail, we have the opportunity to put all our learning to test and create a community on the ocean. It’s through experiences like this that help us begin their high school journey and make a course plan for their future. We hope this voyage allows us the opportunity to find our place in the world and make headway on our future goals and aspirations.

Waʻa Huakaʻi Voyage

2017

VOYAGE DETAILS

DATES OF ACTIVITY:
March 9th – 13th, 2020

SAILING VESSEL:
Kānehūnāmoku

Breakdown of Costs:

  • Charter fee for Kānehūnāmokuand escort vessels
  • Kānehūnāmoku Captain and Crew
  • Supplies and student gear

TOTAL AMOUNT OF FUNDS REQUIRED:   $20,000

Learning Objectives – We will: 

  • Work collaboratively to apply sailing training on a bay crossing
  • Utilize communication and leadership skills to effectively function and operate a vessel
  • Engage in reflective writing pieces that chronicle the experience of a 5-day sail and its impact on our lives
  • Conduct scientific data collection

Outcomes/Deliverables: 

  • Successful and safe sail
  • Reflection journals with photos
  • Data collection tables, to be analyzed in class on land
  • Starline observation notes
  • Weather/Environmental condition logs
  • Ship Logs
  • Blog entries for the website

Fundraising:

Without fundraising, the cost to each student would be significant. This would be a huge burden on families and we hope to offset that as much as possible by creative fundraising and the support of our ʻōhana.

Current projects are listed below:

Onipaʻa Shawl

OFFICIAL 2020 ʻOnipaʻa Celebration Shawl

Limited Edition

To raise funds for this event, we have been given the opportunity to offer a very special shawl. This is the Official Shawl of the 2020 ʻOnipaʻa a Celebration and Peace March. vis

To get yours before they are gone, or for more info, visit the Product Page on the HKM Web Store.

This could be your only chance to reserve a special Garment.

Donations

Financial contributions can be made to offset the cost of the trip. Donations can be credited to a specific student or the class as a whole. These gifts are appreciated and go a long way to make the huakaʻi affordable for all.

Mahalo nui to all our ʻōhana and na aikāne for your gracious kokua!