No School Tomorrow: There is no school tomorrow, February 16, 2024. It is Institute Day for the Hawaii State Teachers Association. Our Main Office will be open for business from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
No School Monday: There is no school Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Our Main Office will be closed.
Mid-Quarter Grade Reports: Parents should be receiving their child’s mid-Q3 report card this week. Grades are already visible on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Questions and concerns should go directly to the teacher.
After-School Opportunities: ʻĪao School is committed to supporting families and the success, personal growth, and well-being of students through the provision of free after school programs. These include UPLINK (UPLINK Information and Application), STEM After-school (STEM After-school Information and Online Application), and Middle School Athletics. If your child would like to explore new subjects and/or activities, needs help completing schoolwork, wants to be on a team, or just needs somewhere safe to be after school, please consider signing them up.
Tiger Athletics Updates: This school year ʻĪao School has competed against other Maui middle schools in basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Practices have already started for our cross country and flag football teams but students can still join. Sign up through UPLINK (cross country) or talk to Coach Kramp (flag football) in room P5 for more information. Soccer season will begin after Spring Break and sign-up information will be shared via morning broadcast in Homeroom. Congratulations to all of our Tiger student-athletes!
Safety and Smartphones: The excessive or problematic use of smartphones is associated with negative mental health outcomes, including anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances among adolescents. Cyber-bullying, addiction-like behaviors, and exposure to inappropriate content are additional risks our students encounter with smartphone use. ʻĪao School students attend classes on Digital Citizenship, safe online practices are taught in Health and Advisory classes, and we enforce school smartphone rules that prohibit student use during school hours. A collaborative effort between ʻĪao School and families can promote responsible and safe smartphone use among our middle school students. Thank you for your partnership and for considering the following tips to keep your child and others safe.
Monitor the content on your child’s smartphone and social media accounts frequently.
Report any inappropriate accounts or content to the social media platform and to ʻĪao School when relevant to students or campus. Parents and students may continue texting our confidential Text-A-Tip system at (808)793-7947 with any safety concerns.
Communicate with your child about responsible online behavior. Let them know to approach you or ʻĪao School staff with any concerns or questions, or to report anything unsafe being shared between students.
Use parental controls to set limits on screen time, restrict access to certain apps, and monitor use. Be vigilant about age restrictions on social media. Most social media (TikTok, Snapchat, etc.) have a minimum age requirement of 13 years old.
Prevent sharing of inappropriate content by turning off AirDrop and not allowing apps with anonymous or disappearing messaging.
Remind your child that smartphone use is prohibited during the school day without specific permission from a teacher. Smartphones being used will be confiscated and returned to parents only. Students should keep smartphones off and put away. They may call home from the Main Office phones with staff permission.
Parent Feedback Request: Each year we ask for parent feedback via the School Quality Survey (SQS). The SQS measures your perceptions of the safety and well-being of your child and your satisfaction and involvement/engagement with ʻĪao School. Your response is kept confidential and will be used to plan school improvement. As a parent/guardian, this is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Hayashi and visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2024SQSParent to participate in the SQS.