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August 2020

August 2020


August 12, 2020
Aloha Waiākeawaena `Ohana,
Welcome back to a brand new school year! I understand that we will begin the school year
with a lot of uncertainty, but I hope that we can still create some sense of normalcy and
provide your child with a positive learning environment, whether it be in person or online.
Our teachers and staff have been working diligently to present your child with the best
possible education regardless of their ability to access our campus physically. Some of the
new staff who will be helping us do this are:

 Stormi Marote Grade K

 Stephanie Ichinose Grade 1

 Scott Oberg Grade 3

 Alayna (Jardin) Calvillo Grade 5

 Ruby Grace Title I/Data Coordinator

The theme for this school year is “Komo mai kau māpuna hoe,” which is an `Ōlelo No`eau
that literally means to put in your dip of the paddle or pitch in. We know that it will take all
of us working together to make this school year successful.
While we know this school year will look very different, we are committed to our mission
of focusing on the whole child. Our weekly schedule will include opportunities to
participate in PE, Health, Social Emotional Learning, Art and Hawaiiana in addition to
academics. These will be done virtually and will be provided by one of our counselors or
resource teachers.
This year, communication will be more important than ever. You can also up to date with
any new information by visiting our school website at www.waiakeawaena-
elementary.com. You may also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. I also highly
encourage you to sign up for Remind with your child’s teacher and make sure that your
child’s emergency card in filled out in its entirety and returned as soon as possible.
Remember, we’re all in this together!
Me Ke Aloha,
Kasie Kaleohano