Kaiser HS eNotes
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COUGAR SPIRIT WEEK
September 21 - 25
Our virtual spirit week is underway! On the week of September 21-25, each day will consist of a dress-up theme and there will be a Kahoot game on Friday, September 25 at 2:30pm to finish off the week! Gift cards will be given to the most dressed-up student of each grade and one staff member. A return-to-campus pizza party will also be awarded to some of the highest participating students, teachers and class periods. The dress-up days will go as follows:
Monday, Sept. 21: Aloha Day (Wear Aloha wear)
Tuesday, Sept. 22: Blackout Day (Wear black)
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Hat Day (Wear a hat of any sort)
Thursday, Sept. 24: Sports Day (Wear your school jersey or anything sport team-related)
Friday, Sept. 25: School Colors Day (Wear blue and/or gold) and an afterschool Kahoot Competition!
Period 1 and 5 teachers will tally the amount of students participating in the daily dress-ups and submit it to our leadership class where they'll be used to determine the people who will receive a prize upon their return to school.
PRINCIPAL MEW’S COFFEE HOUR TAKEAWAYS
Mahalo to everyone who attended our first virtual coffee hour yesterday. It was wonderful to interact with our Cougar ‘Ohana and to share your concerns and solutions. And ultimately, help Kaiser to do better for you and your teen. The topics ranged from having too many platforms, to raking leaves. Whaaat? Read all about it at Principal’s Coffee Hour
PANORAMA STUDENT SURVEY SY 2020 - 2021
Opt out form is due September 30th.
In November students will be participating in the Panorama Student Survey. This survey is voluntary and completely confidential. Parents may opt out of having their teen take the survey. Please read letter from Superintendent Dr. Kishimoto. Then, if you wish to opt out, click form here: Opt Out of Survey
To receive a hard copy of the declination form, please contact Marilyn Yano at email@example.com.
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, September 17th at 6:30PM
Tune in at 6:30 for Principal’s Message. Click here for WebEx link. Link will also be posted on the website on the day of the event for your convenience.
P-EBT MEAL REPLACEMENT BENEFITS – 2ND ROUND
This school year, families are eligible to receive up to $286 per child for months of August and September.
HIDOE families that have already qualified for free or reduced-price school meals for this school year and have no changes to their mailing address do not need to take any action; P-EBT cards will automatically be mailed to them. HIDOE will provide eligibility information to DHS, who will distribute the P-EBT cards via mail.
HIDOE families that are eligible but have not yet applied for free or reduced-price school meals, can still apply by Sept. 21 at EZMealApp.com.
Qualifying families that need to update their primary mailing address should work with their school to do so by Sept. 22.
For any questions about the P-EBT program, please visit https://humanservices.hawaii.gov or contact DHS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have had many inquiries in regard to picture taking. As you know, picture taking was scheduled to take place this week. We will reschedule picture taking once students have been cleared to return to campus.
KAISER HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
For students who wish to participate in the Kaiser HS Science and Engineering Fair and the Honolulu District Science and Engineering Fair, this year's Fair Coordinator is Garrett Hatakenaka and you may reach him via email at email@example.com for more information on project guidelines and due dates. Students who are doing a project via their STEM Capstone Class should continue to contact their teacher directly.
SCIENCE BOWL TEAM
Meets Monday’s or Tuesday’s during lunch.
Please join Ms. Mathew Monday or Tuesday during lunch if you are interested in competing in this year’s Hawaii Science Bowl, via Zoom! We are in need of officers and are seeking those who are passionate about Science and Math while representing our school. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Or just join in at:
For more information and competition rules, please visit: National Science Bowl
INFINITE CAMPUS (IC) ACCESS
The Hawaii State Department of Education student information system, Infinite Campus, will provide parents and students with the ability to view student’s attendance and academic information through the Infinite Campus Portal.
New parents have been emailed instructions about how to activate their IC parent account. If you need your instructions resent please email the IC portal manager, email@example.com
Any Kaiser parent or student having problems activating or using their Infinite Campus account, email IC portal manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 AP To Do List:
AP students in Kaiser-based classes, Acellus, E-School and Self-Study, be sure you...
1) Join the AP 2021 Google Classroom (join code: ltgkrdu) --first letter of the code is a lower case L
2) Create your AP Student account on CollegeBoard (instructions are in the Google Classroom)
3) Join your AP class on CollegeBoard with your AP Course join code from KHS teacher or in Google Classroom.
4) Submit your 2021 AP payment Google Form located in the AP 2021 Google Classroom.
5) Pay for your exam in-person in H101 or by mail (Attn: CCRC, Kaiser High School, 511 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu, HI 96825-1799). Checks payable to Kaiser High School.
Deadline for Form submission and Fee payment is October 2, 2020, 3:00pm.
If you need assistance, please let me know, Ms. Nii, email@example.com
PSAT/NMSQT ACCEPTING PAYMENT NOW FOR C/O 2022
The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at Kaiser High School on October 17, 2020. Less testing seats are available due to limits of people allowed in each room. Therefore, 11th grade students will be given priority.
- Sign-ups for 11th graders have begun on September 14th. Please print the first page of the included file.
- Mail in completed the form to Kaiser High School, 511 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu HI 96825. Or, submit to Ms. Yano’s office mailbox. Mail is preferred. Please make checks payable to: Kaiser High School.
- Hard copies of the registration form will be provided in the school’s front office.
- Starting on September 28, 2020, forms for other students will be accepted for available seats. Forms will be taken in the order received. A completed, hard copy form accompanied by payment will reserve a seat for the test.
Click here for PSAT Registration Form
YEARBOOK PHOTOS FROM MARCH 2020 TO CURRENT
Cougars, please submit your pictures to yearbook. If athletes could send pictures of how they are staying in shape, others could be hanging with friends, walking, hiking, being with pets, coloring your hair, sewing, cooking, surfing, skateboarding, working, playing video games…etc.! As long as the photo is appropriate, submit them! Yearbook Needs You! Submit photos to: Yearbook Photos
100% DISTANCE LEARNING VIA ACELLUS
For families interested in 100% Distance Learning via Acellus, please contact your grade level counselor to set up a meeting by Wednesday, September 23, 2020. See link for more information: Distance Learning
JUNIOR FUTURE PLANNING NIGHT
Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Save the Date! Class of 2022 this night is for you and your parents/guardians to get ready for your future. Click here for WebEx Link. The link will also be posted on the front page of the website on the day of the event, for your convenience.
PROJECT GRAD 21 – CHRISTMAS TREE PRESALE FUNDRAISER
Orders are due October 23, 2020
Project Grad is proud to partner with Habilitat to offer a no contact fundraiser, which has been selling Christmas trees for over 40 years. There are also prizes! See Christmas Tree Flyer for more information. Then, order at HawaiiChristmasTrees.com
FOODLAND GIVE ALOHA STARTS TODAY! KAISER CODE 77602
From now until the end of September, donate up to $249 to Kaiser High School and Foodland will match up to $300,000 to various organizations. Remember that’s code 77602! Mahalo!
CURBSIDE GRAB AND GO MEALS
Breakfast – 7:30am – 8:00am, only $1.10
Lunch – 12:10pm – 12:45pm, only $2.75
Get a delicious lunch and breakfast! Only students may pick up meals with their ID. You may use your ID from last year.
Friday, Sept 18
Ham Links & Rice, Pineapple, Fruit Cocktail
Meatloaf with Gravy, Rice, Hot Vegetables and Oranges
Monday, Sept 21
Cereal & Toast , Craisins , Fruit Juice
Chicken Patty Sandwich, Baked Beans, Peaches, Broccoli and Cucumbers w/dip
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Ham & Cheese Roll, Peaches and Craisins
Beef Stew, Rice, Hot Vegetables and Pineapple
COLLEGE AND CAREER
COLLEGE ESSAY FREE WORKSHOPS
College tests are more important now than ever with many colleges making tests optional. Courses have begun and will run weekly until October:
Personal Statement & College Application Courses: https://collegeessayguy.com/sub-ceg-for-schools-fall-2020
How to Write the UC Personal Insight Questions Course:
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS
Wednesdays at 6:00pm-8:00pm HST.
September 23, 30.
October 7, 14, 21, 28.Brought to you by Cash for College 808 and Hawai'i P-20.
Need money for college? Attend a FREE virtual financial aid informational webinar to learn how to access over $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to help pay for college!
Pre-register at: tinyurl.com/HIfinaidnights2020
COLLEGE & CAREER VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR C/O 2021
Please visit Events and Announcements for this week’s Virtual hours!
Visit Events and Announcments for individual Class reminders, College Essay assistance, College search help, internship opportunity with Brian Schatz, Hawaii Congressional Applications to US Service Academies, ACT and SAT announcements and so much more.
Visit College Visits to register for online virtual visits.
Sept. 17 – Cal Poly SLO, 2:30pm
Sept. 18 – Pacific University, 3:00pm
Sept. 18 – Grand Canyon U (GCU), 4:00pm
Sept. 21 – Washington University in St. Louis, 3:00pm
Sept. 22 – Willamette University, 3:00pm
Sept. 24 – San Diego State University (SDSU), 2:30pm
Sept. 25 – Pacific Lutheran University, 2:30pm
UH MĀNOA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TALK STORY SESSIONS
Prospective students and their families are invited to join one of the two session offered to learn more about opportunities at UH Mānoa’s esteemed College of Engineering. Hear about the college, its programs, highlights and ask questions of the Dean and other key staff.
Session 2 – September 17 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Now is a great time to get your Sports Physical done for the coming year. All physicals are good for one calendar year and will apply for all sports during the 2020-2021 year.
KAISER COMPLEX AND COMMUNITY NEWS
FREE WEEKLY VIRTURAL HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
E AʻO I KA ʻŌLELO HAWAIʻI
Sponsored by ASUH & Hawaiʻinuiākea
Mondays at 5:30PM. Tune into one of FB sites below:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
CENSUS 2020 REMINDER TO BE COUNTED.
The census affects federal funding for the next 10 years, how many seats we have in congress and jobs creation, housing, schools, roads and hospitals. As of today, only 62% of the population of Hawaiʻi has been counted. Getting better. If you have not completed your Census, go online to 2020 Census . Or 2020census.gov.
Note: Census takers will be contacting those who have not responded.
Sep 17 – Student Community Council Meeting, 5:00pm
Sep 17 – Virtual Open House, 6:30pm via Webex
Sep 21 – 25 – SPIRIT WEEK!
Sep 24 – Junior Planning Night, 7:00pm
Sep 28 – Virtual Club Fair, 2:30pm
Oct 2 – End of Quarter 1
Oct 5 – 9 – Fall Break
Parent Community Network Coordinator (PCNC)
Henry J. Kaiser Highschool
An International Baccalaureate World School,
AVID Certified, Advanced Placement and Dual Credit School
511 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 394-1200 ext. 2241
Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and its schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion in its programs and activities. Please direct inquiries regarding HIDOE nondiscrimination policies as follows:
Beth Schimmelfennig, Director
Rhonda Wong, Compliance
Aaron Oandasan, Title VI
Toby Yamashiro, Title VII
Nicole Isa-Iijima, Title IX
Krysti Sukita, ADA/504
Civil Rights Compliance Branch
Hawaii State Department of Education
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804 (808) 586-3322 or relay
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