School Community Council (SCC) Nominations: The SCC is made up of community members, parents, teachers, school staff, student leaders, and the principal. The SCC meets once a month during the school year to review, discuss, and provide important input on the school academic and financial plans. It is an important piece of our stakeholder involvement and it’s a great way to be Connected, Capable, and Contributing. We are requesting nominations for the Parent and Community Member roles for next school year. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else who is willing to take on this role at ʻĪao School, please email Principal Dillon matt.dillon@k12.hi.us by May 17.

Testing Updates: State testing continues this week with the SBA Math in all math classrooms. The finish line is near, so please encourage and support your child in doing their very best.

2024-25 Iao School Calendar: Please visit this LINK to view the official calendar for school year 2024-25. 

Hoike Feedback: To our 6th grade families. If you attended todayʻs Hoike, thank you so much for being here to support and encourage all the 6th grade students. Please take a moment to visit this LINK and offer your feedback on the event. 

Big Mahalo: Thank you to parents Amy Johnston and Michelle Wendelgass for all their work in providing teachers and staff with breakfasts, gifts, and aloha during this week’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation events. The ʻĪao ʻOhana is so grateful for your efforts!


Each year students in all grades at ʻĪao School take state assessments in ELA (Reading/Writing) and Mathematics. All 8th graders also will take a state Science assessment and our Algebra students take an end-of-course state exam. The school uses these test results to inform our improvement efforts. For students, scores on these state assessments are used to determine eligibility for Honors and/or placement into Workshop classes and other academic support programs the following year. Our schedule is as follows:

April 15-19: Grade 8 ELA

April 22-26: All Grades ELA

April 29-May 3: Grade 6,7 ELA and Grade 8 Science

May 6-10: Algebra

May 13-17: All Grades Math

May 20-24: Makeup Testing

Testing takes place in ELA, Math and Science classes. Our daily bell schedule and lessons in non-testing classes will proceed as normal. Our students are expected to preserve an environment conducive to testing and disruptions will not be tolerated. Please encourage your child to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and do their very best throughout the testing period. Questions may be directed to our Testing Coordinator Mady Kaya at mandy.kaya@k12.hi.us

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Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement

Click for the notice of non-discrimination and anti-harassment. Click HERE if you need translations.Megan Moniz, Civil Rights Equity Specialist can be reached at (808)600-9417 or megan.moniz@k12.hi.us