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Virtual Open House 2020: On the evening of September 10 we will be sending out an invitation and link to our Virtual Open House. Please take some time to visit different faculty and staff members to learn a little bit more about the people, classes and programs that make ʻĪao School special. The Virtual Open House is not a "live" event and may be viewed at your convenience.
Student Opportunities: The Maui County Civil Air Patrol Squadron offers a youth program for kids ages 12-18 who are interested in Flying, Aerospace, STEM, Emergency Services, and Leadership. The squadron also offers membership for adults interested in volunteer Emergency Services and teachers interested in bringing Aerospace & STEM education to their classrooms. For more information about this program, upcoming informational events, and how to participate, visit this link.
The County of Maui is offering prizes for students that participate in "Imi Pono" - a competition for middle and high school students of Maui. They are looking to students for bold, innovative ideas that will bolster and sustain Mauiʻs economy in the "New Normal". If your child is interested in entering, please read more at this link.
No School on Monday, September 7: Labor Day is on 9/7/20. School is closed for this holiday.
Daily Student Attendance: This is a reminder that students must log-in to all classes each day according to the Distance Learning Bell Schedule* (see at bottom and on iaoschool.org). If teachers are doing live video instruction with Google Meet, students are expected to participate. Besides receiving instruction, this is where students can discuss, ask questions and get help from teachers and peers.
*This does not apply to 7th and 8th graders who are taking Distance Learning through the Acellus program. These program has a unique schedule and students/parents should direct inquiries to the following teachers: Rodney Villarosa (Science), Jill Beyer (English), Lynette Zakabi (Math) and Kym Adams (Social Studies).
Families of ʻĪao School,
Please read the following important updates.
August Newsletter: The first issue of our school newsletter, Tiger Talk, is available for viewing here. Don't forget to check out the section on PAWS (Parents Alliance Working for Students) to see how you can get involved.
Virtual Open House: On September 10 ʻĪao School will be releasing our first ever Virtual Open House. While the format will be different, the purposes for holding an Open House are the same: To share important information about the school's programs and Title 1 designation, to familiarize parents with teachers and staff, and to develop the sense of connection between all stakeholders. Please stay tuned for more as this date approaches.
A Thank You to Parents: As a school we understand the challenges faced by parents at this time. The role of parents during Distance Learning is incredibly different and more involved. Converting your homes to a learning space, creating structure for you child(ren), minimizing distractions, finding time for activities and exercise, helping your child(ren) navigate technology - the list goes on. Hang in there, we know you're doing a lot and we appreciate you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated faculty and staff for support.
Families of ʻĪao School,
Thank you for your responsiveness and input this week as we kicked off the most unique and challenging school year ever. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help or to answer questions. Teachers, Counselors, Office Staff and Admin are eager to support in whatever way we can.
UPLINK is Virtual: Starting August 24, students can still participate in after-school UPLINK classes free of charge, virtually. This program is a great way to get academic tutoring from certified ʻĪao teachers and to participate in fun enrichment courses, from Spanish to STEM. Please visit this link to enroll your child. Questions? Contact our UPLINK Director, Emelita Inosanto, at 727-5154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Conduct and Safety during Distance Learning: ʻĪao School maintains high expectations for student safety and appropriate behavior in the online environment. While students are not physically on campus, online classes are a school activity and all Chapter 19 rules apply. We ask that parents remind their child(ren) of the following. Student passwords must be kept private and not be shared with others. Students will be held responsible for inappropriate behaviors originating from their iaoschool.org accounts. Appropriate attire, comments, language and conduct are expected of all students while engaging online.
Student Emails: In an effort to improve communication between students and teachers, we will be enabling student email in the coming weeks. This will be a closed system - students will not be able to send or receive email outside of the iaoschool.org organization. More information and guidelines will be shared soon.
Students and Parents,
Please watch the video below for information on how to participate in Distance Learning starting Monday, August 17. A link to the slide show can be found here. Scroll down for more information and to see the bell schedule. -Principal Dillon
Coming to ʻĪao School in the Fall? Check out the 6th grade Welcome Video below!