Waiakeawaena Elementary School

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What makes Waiakeawaena Special? "First and foremost, the people (the children and adults). Each individual gives life to the campus! Each personality adds the character to what makes Waiakeawaena. We are one 'OHANA. We are family!"

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Distance Learning

Distance learning begins (online and hard copy) on Monday, March 31st. Please watch the video and read the letter for more information.

Google Classroom Parent Guide

We put together a few resources to help you and your child access the resources that teachers will be sharing on Google Classroom. If you are in need of technical support, please email the tech team at techteam@waiakeawaena.k12.hi.us.

Important Update

Important letter from Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto. Based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and our elected leaders, the Hawai‘i
State Department of Education (HIDOE) will be aligning with the emergency orders directing residents statewide to remain at home and work from home through April 30. This means school facilities will be closed to students until at least April 30 and traditional in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen.

Friendly Reminder

Friendly reminder that while utilizing the Grab and Go Meal Program, all children must be present in the car. Mahalo.

Closure of School Campus

Due to the closure of campus, please use the Contact Us tab to send an email. Someone will respond as soon as possible. Mahalo.

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Upcoming Events

Good Friday (No School)
Date: 4/10/2020
SBA ELA PT
Date: 5/4/2020, 8 AM 5/8/2020, 10 AM
Teacher & Staff Appreciation
Date: 5/5/2020
SCC Meeting
Date: 5/7/2020, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Date: 5/13/2020

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Mission Statement

Waiākeawaena Elementary School is a Pre K-5 Title I school serving a culturally diverse student population. Founded in 1915, it is one of the largest elementary schools on the Big Island with a current enrollment of approximately 700 students. Our students are predominantly Native Hawaiian, but our teachers serve a wide range of ethnicities and socioeconomic groups.
 
About this school - from the Hawaii State Department of Education
Waiakeawaena Elementary's commitment to academics is evident in strong professional development opportunities throughout the year that keep teachers abreast of current issues and trends in education.

​Unique programs include a honors program for grades 3-5, environmental education, and inquiry based thinking. The school also uses technology to enhance teaching in a 1:1 environment with students in grades K-2 using iPads and students in grades 3-5 with laptops.  
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