COVID -19 and Distance Learning Updates:

PARENT/STUDENT/TEACHERS EXPECTATIONS ON DISTANCE LEARNING

Now that Distance Learning is on itʻs way, here is Kaiser High Schoolʻs Distance Learning Plan which includes expectations, responsibilities and technical support. Please take a moment to read through this document above. Mahalo! 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES UPDATED

Here is a list of teachers and their codes thus far: Google Classrooms.

Or use this link: http://bit.ly/KaiserGCcodes

This list will be updated as more teachers come onboard.

 

DISTANCE LEARNING NEW EMAIL

A new email has been created for any questions about Google classroom, hard copy pick up, chromebook pick up, and any other questions you may have. Please keep this email handy – distancelearning@kaiserhs.k12.hi.us

  

FOR STUDENTS/FAMILIES WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PICK UP WORK PACKETS OR BORROW A CHROMEBOOK

To those who requested hard copy packets or need to borrow a chromebook, please fill out the Google survey in order to facilitate your request.  All packets will be prepared in advance in order to make distribution easier.  Pick up will be every Monday and Thursday starting on March 30, 2020 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Kaiser High School library.
Click here for survey:
https://bit.ly/hardcopyrequest

 

And if you have not yet responded to the survey yet click here: Parent Survey/Guardian Survey. We are still missing responses from parents/guardians as we need all families to fill out the survey. Please submit only one survey for each family. Thank you!

 

SOME QUESTIONS & ANSWERS REGARDING THE DISTANCE LEARNING

 

Question: Can students use smartphones to access and complete their work?

Answer: They can, but some of the assignments will be difficult to complete on a smartphone.  For example: in one class, students give peer feedback on Google docs as comments, which are not possible on a smartphone.  It is also difficult to write an essay or complete a worksheet on a smartphone.  They also have the option to try to use their phone for now and request a chromebook if they need one later. 

 

Question: What if I donʻt have internet access?

Answer: Spectrum is offering two months of internet access for free if you have a student of qualifying age at your service address who has remote education needs and you have not subscribed to their services in the past 30 days. Click here for more information: Spectrum COVID-19 or call them at (855) 243-8892

 

Hawaiian Telcom is also offering two months free internet to households with K-12 and/or college students who currently do not subscribe to Hawaiian Telcom Internet service. To sign up families can call 643-8888.

 

Question: Not all of my teachers are on Google Classroom, what do I do?

Answer: Your teachers are working hard to get onto Google Classroom. We will have the codes for you soon.

 

Opting to purchase your own computer, but don’t want to spend that much? HawaiianHope.org is a non-profit organization which offers reconditioned and gently used equipment. Go to www.hawaiianhope.org or call them at 808.352.8800.

 

 

MESSAGE FROM YOUR COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELORS

Students: Stay safe during this COVID-19 crisis.

Please email Ms. Nii  - Suzanne.nii@k12.hi.us or Mr. Teraoka - trevor.teraoka@ k12.hi.us with any questions on: transcripts; college applications; scholarships; financial aid...

Seniors: please send us updates on college decision letters and contact us for assistance with making your final decisions, understanding financial aid award letters, etc. 

Juniors: contact us to schedule or reschedule your individual meetings with us.

 

Watch for updates, and DON'T stop applying for college and career opportunities and scholarships!!!

 

AP students should be communicating with their teachers regarding exam changes and support for learning. There have been significant changes regarding AP exams

  

DISTANCE LEARNING STARTS MARCH 30TH

The Hawaii Department of Education is extending our school closure until April 30th. However, lessons and instructions will be conducted via distance learning. Please click here for Dr. Kishimoto's message: 3.24.20 Extended Closure

If you have not responded to our Parent/Guardian survey, please do so now as this has escalated our timeframe for preparation. Please click here for survey: Parent/Guardian Continuous Education Survey

Continuous distance learning will start Monday, March 30th. Your teens will start to have assignments via Google Classroom. For those who have responded that they prefer learning packets vs. online AND for those who are in need of a Chromebook, these items will be distributed on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00noon. Please practice safe social distance during this time. 

Our Counseling Department would like to share the following message with you: 
If you have questions about the following topics, please see below...

  • Grades and assignments: If you have a question about your grades or assignments, please check your Infinite Campus account for grades and Google Classroom for assignments. If you still have questions, please contact your teachers directly via email.

  • Summer School, credits, graduation requirements: If you have a question about summer school, credits or graduation requirements, please contact your respective grade-level counselor via email.

  • Social/emotional counseling (students only): If you need to speak with someone regarding a personal issue, please contact your grade-level counselor via email. Your grade-level counselor will then respond to you with an appointment time and date.

    • Virtual counseling (if necessary) will be done by WebEx during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.).

    • Counseling as a Related Service with Behavioral Health Specialists (BHS): If you receive counseling as a related service with one of our Behavioral Health Specialists, Mr. Colin Morikawa (email: colin.morikawa@k12.hi.us) or Ms. Jamie Moody (email: jamie.moody@k12.hi.us), please contact them directly via email.

 
 

While email and virtual counseling services are not ideal methods of providing services to our students, we appreciate your understanding and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our number one goal is the safety and well-being of our students. We also aim to respond to all email inquiries within 24 hours of receiving them. Thank you and be safe.

Due to the COVID -19 situation. Kaiser High School Facility Usage is now cancelled until further notice. 
 
 
 
PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY FOR CONTINUOUS EDUCATION
 
For those who have not received the or completed the survey, please read message below from Principal Mew: 
 
Aloha Kaiser High School Parents and Guardians,
It appears that we will be moving to a "distance learning" mode of instruction. Next week, your child's teachers will be posting enrichment activities.  These are non-graded and are intended to keep "in the game,"  your child's mind and body.  From April 7, teachers will be delivering new content. We have developed this parent survey (adapted from the State of Kansas Board of Education)  to solicit your input as a "needs assessment" of the Kaiser Cougar learning community.  Results will be kept confidential for use by our school administration, faculty and staff for educational planning and support. We are concerned about your child's education academically, socially and emotionally. We will do our very best to educate all Kaiser Cougars given the changing circumstances faced by the world.
 
Stay healthy, Be Safe, Wash Hands often and thoroughly.
 
 
E Malama Pono,
Other Important Links:
 
 
OneOahu.org - State and City & County of Honolulu Website 
 
 
 
 
World Tracker  - from John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
 
 
 
For the duration of the extended break, School Food Services are offering Free Breakfast and Lunch regardless of reduced lunch status to all students aged 18 and younger. Meals will not be served on Kuhio Day, March 26, 2020. 
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COVID emotions
 
This can be a stressful time for anyone and everyone. 
Here are some sources you can refer to: 
 
 
 
 
Online Library Resources
 
Click on Links to Access:
 
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