January 26, 2021
Families of ʻĪao School:
ʻĪao School, along with all schools in the Baldwin Complex, will not be transitioning to Blended Learning on February 1. This decision was made after considering many factors, including Department of Health recommendations for the island of Maui and the current high number of Covid cases in the communities of Wailuku. Please visit this link to view a letter from the Principals of the Baldwin Complex and to view Department of Health recommendations to schools .
ʻĪao School will continue with students learning from home, as we have from the start of the school year. Students identified as “Vulnerable” may continue to attend school in-person for additional support on the days they have been assigned. If you think your child may qualify as Vulnerable based on special services they receive or due to failing classes, and you would like them to attend school in-person, please contact his/her grade level Vice Principal or Counselor. Counselors may also be reached for students with social, emotional, or other counseling-related needs. Please visit iaoschool.org/get-connected/faculty-staff-directory for contact information or call the Main Office at 727-5200.
We are committed to bringing students back to campus when it is safe. On February 8 we will revisit the DOH recommendations and local Covid cases with the intention to begin Blended Learning on the following dates: February 16 (6th grade only) and February 22 (all grades). Families will be notified promptly when the decision to begin or delay Blended Learning is made. Families that have opted-in to Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year will continue to learn from home whether or not Blended Learning starts in February.
Thank you for your understanding and partnership as we continue to navigate this school year together.
Matt Dillon, Principal