Families of ʻĪao School,

Please read the following information and updates for October 19, 2020.

Report Cards and More: Q1 Report cards were mailed home today and should arrive to families shortly. Included with the report card is a Federal Survey with a pre-stamped envelope and information on upcoming parent information meetings.

Federal Surveys: ʻĪao School typically receives nearly $60,000 in federal funds annually. The amount of funding we receive is based on the information you provide on the Federal Survey. This year we are asking parents to complete the Federal Survey and mail it back to the school with the pre-stamped envelope. Thank you for helping us secure this funding. Both the Federal Survey and pre-stamped envelope are being mailed home with the Q2 report card. The first 50 families to return the Federal Survey will be rewarded with a 32oz. hydroflask.

Acellus and Distance Learning: Approximately 100 of ʻĪao’s 7th and 8th graders are participating in Distance Learning with the Acellus curriculum. Please visit this link to read a letter from Superintendent Kishimoto regarding Acellus. We will not be accepting any new students into this program as we make adjustments to meet new recommendations from the state. Questions may be directed to Principal Dillon (matt.dillon@k12.hi.us). Families with students currently in Acellus may contact Rodney Villarosa (rodney.villarosa@k12.hi.us).

Community Meeting this Week: All families and community members are invited to join us at this week’s Community Meeting, Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be virtual. At this meeting we will share current school data and offer an opportunity for you to give input and feedback on the school Academic Plan. Please join us Thursday by going to the following link and entering the password. Community Meeting link. Password: 3Sh63fjjr3w

UPLINK in Q2: After-school UPLINK for Q2 is underway. To participate in this free after school learning opportunity, please visit this link and sign-up your child. Questions may be directed to UPLINK Director, Emelita Inosanto (emelita.inosanto@k12.hi.us).

Spirit Week: October 26 to October 30 is Spirit Week! Please read the Spirit Week flyer here.

Mahalo to Tamura's Market: ʻĪao School would like to thank Glenn Tamura of Tamura's Market for a recent donation of hand sanitizer, masks, and hydroflasks. Their generosity and support is greatly appreciated. Any ʻĪao School student may earn a hydroflask by participating in the "Flasks for Class" program. Just complete 2 hours of community service or school service and provide a written and signed description of the service to the Main Office. Questions may be directed to Student Activities Coordinator, Edward Garcia (edward.garcia@k12.hi.us).

“Grab & Go” Meals: Meals at ‘Īao School have been switched to Grab & Go. There is no drive-thru breakfast service. Drive-thru lunch service is from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM. During lunch service two meals per student will be provided - one lunch and one breakfast for the next day, to be taken home and refrigerated. These meals are free for all children (18 and under) from any school. Children do not need to be present, however parents must provide verification documents for each child to receive the meal. Acceptable documents include school ID cards, official letters from the school listing the children enrolled, recent report cards, attendance records from Infinite Campus, birth certificates, state IDs, or a high school student drivers license. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided to all students attending school in-person, also free of charge.

In-Person Attendance: In Quarter 1 we reached out to students with special needs to offer in-person attendance on the ʻĪao School campus. This included students without internet access, special education students, and students struggling to succeed and stay engaged in Distance Learning. Teachers, Counselors and Vice Principals will continue to reach out to these families, and the families of those students that failed classes in Q1, to encourage them to attend school in-person during Q2. If Distance Learning is absolutely not working for your child(ren), please contact the grade level counselor to request in-person attendance. Counselor contact information can be found on our school directory.

Infinite Campus Help: Parents that need codes or support in accessing Infinite Campus can request help by clicking this link and filling out the form. Additional information about Infinite Campus can be found in the Academics and Support tab of the iaoschool.org website.


Principal Dillon

Tiger Talk October 2020 .pdf

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement

Click HERE for the notice of non-discrimination and anti-harassment. Click HERE if you need translations.Lesley Castellanos, Civil Rights Equity Specialist can be reached at (808)600-9417 or lcastellanos@crco.k12.hi.us
Iao School Design Graphic.pdf