Welcome to the new school year at Kawananakoa Middle School. It is hoped that you and your son/daughter had a relaxing and rejuvenating break from school over the summer. We thank all of you for your interest in our school and ask for your continued support throughout the school year. Here are some important updates about our school:
Kawananakoa Middle School will be implementing the new Statewide system for attendance and grades called Infinite Campus. Components of the new system will be available in incremental stages. Students will be able to access their grades but parent access will be delayed. Parents are advised to obtain their child’s password in order to monitor grades/assignments until further notice. We ask parents to be patient as teachers are in the process of learning to navigate this more complicated program. Thank you for your understanding.
We currently use “School Connects” which provides an automated phone calling service. The system automatically calls when students are unaccounted and is absent from school/class. KMS has also uses this telephone service to relay important messages home. In addition, this system provides email service.
Currently, KMS sends important telephone messages with accompanying email messages using this system. The purpose for sending two messages (email and telephone) is to update our parent email data bank. If you receive a telephone message without an accompanying email message, we ask that you contact the school as ask for to speak with your child’s vice principal. We hope to have a complete listing of parent/guardian email addresses for communication purposes.
Progress reports will be sent home by mail to parents if students are failing classes at the mid quarter point. These reports will reach your home during the second week of September. Parents are encouraged to call their child’s counselor if they receive a progress report at 307-0300.
Grade 6: Mr. Keith Connie
Grade 7: Mr. Jared Fuchigami
Grade 8: Ms. Melanie Kim
The Standards Based Assessment will be administered on-line in the areas of math and reading to students in grades 6, 7, & 8 during the months of April and May 2017. In addition, Grade 8 students will also take the Science HSA test during the second semester. We have also been notified that Kawananakoa Middle School has been selected to administer the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) assessment on March 3, 2017. Parents are asked to schedule trips to occur during the Spring and Summer breaks. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
Health and Wellness
Parents are asked to use the following criteria for selecting healthy snacks for their children:
Calories Less than or equal to 200 calories
Total Fat Less than or equal to 8 grams
Saturated Fat Less than or equal to 2 grams
Trans Fat ZERO
Sodium Less than or equal to 200 mg.
Dietary Fiber Greater than or equal to 2 grams
Sugar Less than or equal to 8 grams