The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is encouraging students and staff to join a national movement for inclusive, nurturing learning for all. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 is designated as Unity Day and everyone is encouraged to wear orange as a simple statement of support for Kindness, Acceptance, and Aloha in our school communities.
In addition, to support this positive movement, HIDOE will be distributing orange bands with the message, "Unite for KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE, and ALOHA" for our students.
We have had a couple of cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease within our school community. It is a common childhood disease that can be prevented and contained with hand washing and early detection. Please check your child's entire body and extremities daily. If you see red spots or bumps around the mouth hands and/or feet, take your child to the doctor for confirmation. Please alert the school if your child has this infectious disease so that we may keep our community healthy. Furthermore, continue to practice hand washing as we approach the cold and flu season. Thank you!
Solomon Elementary will be hosting the Aloha Aina 3R's Recycling Program to bring waste awareness and action to our campus. This program empowers students to engage and educate the school community about the 3R's: REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE. Please click on the header to see how you can help. Start collecting recyclables now for our Saturday, November 17, 2018 function. Items will only be accepted on the day of the event We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is working closely with state and county agencies statewide to monitor Hurricane Olivia. The initial effects of the storm are expected to reach the islands by early Tuesday morning. As a precaution, all afterschool activities for Hawaii Island and Maui County will be canceled starting tomorrow, Sept. 11. Hana High and Elementary will be closed tomorrow as well.
As the situation evolves, HIDOE will continue to provide updates about afterschool activity cancellations and school closures.
Updates on school closures will be posted on HIDOE's website, www.hawaiipublicschools.org, and on social media - Twitter and Facebook, @HIDOE808. Please ensure that your child’s school has the most up-to-date contact information for your household.
Families are encouraged to have an emergency plan in place and prepare ahead of the storm's anticipated impacts. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) recommends individuals and families prepare an "emergency kit" with a minimum of 14 days' worth of food, water and other supplies. For other tips and for more information, please visit http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/.
Click article to read entire memo from Superintendent Kishimoto.
Parent/Teacher Conferences begin September 5-18. During this time students are dismissed at 1:00 p.m. except on Wednesdays where students are dismissed at 12:50 p.m.