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HIDOE Schools will use new COVID-19 benchmarks to plan for gradual transition to blending learning models

The Hawai‘i State Dept. of Ed. announced on September 17, 2020, planning and decision-making for the second quarter, which runs from Oct. 12 to Dec. 18, can begin and will be done at the complex area level.

Parents should anticipate the second quarter will begin as a continuation of learning from home, as schools plan for a gradual rollout of blended learning opportunities and continue to monitor COVID case activity in their communities against the DOH guidelines. As decisions are made, schools will communicate with families.

Most HIDOE schools have been delivering instruction via distance learning since the start of the school year. The Department extended that mode of instruction from an initial four weeks to the entire first quarter based on conditions at the time. The first quarter ends Oct. 2, followed by a one-week fall break. The second quarter runs through December 18.

The DOH guidance will be posted at https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/.

Second Round of P-EBT

We are pleased to announce that HIDOE and the Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) will be providing temporary food purchasing assistance to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals due to the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the 2019-20 school year, eligible families were provided Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) School Meal Replacement Benefits of up to $360 per child due to school closures in March, April and May. This school year, families are eligible to receive up to $286 per child for the months of August and September.
There is no application specifically for P-EBT. Any child or family who qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals for the current 2020-21 school year will automatically be eligible for P-EBT. Students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school and direct-certification students also will automatically be qualified for this program.
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 hi.pebt@dhs.hawaii.gov.

Meal Service

Click here each day to request a meal the next day for your student : MEAL or scan the QR code on the left, with your phone.

Scan the QR code to request meals for students.

(Use your phone's camera and click on the pop up message that appears. Do not take a photo.)

Remember, you must request the meals the day before.

Breakfast: 7:30-8:00am

Lunch: 11:00-11:30am

We Are Oceania (WAO)

We are Oceania (WAO) is a collaborative project aimed at centralizing the support system for all Micronesian communities, families and individuals in Hawai‘i.

WAO Helpline is available: (808) 913-1364

Sunday to Saturday 8am-10pm for COVID related questions.

Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:00pm for other inquires including Health Insurance.

Phone: (808) 754-7303 Email: contact@weareoceania.org





'Ohana Help Desk

Click here to access the 'Ohana Help Desk

The HIDOE has launched a comprehensive help desk providing technology support to our public school students and their families as schools offer more opportunities for online and blended learning.

This help desk is statewide and is designed with a higher level of support, with phone and chat support in multiple languages.

It will be a tremendous resource for our parents and students who will distance learn this school year, to help resolve technical issues that may arise when students connect to the HIDOE network remotely, using a variety of devices.

Parents Tips & Tricks for Distance Learning

This article provides tips to help parents and caregivers keep kids focused, interested, and balanced while distance learning.

Helping Hands Hawai'i-Emergency Assistance Program COVID-19 Recovery Fund

The Emergency Assistance Program provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by COVID-19.

Click here to learn more.

Aloha United Way-COVID-19 Assistance Programs

Aloha United Way is supporting Hawai'i residents with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and more, based on eligibility.

Click here to learn more.

Health Hotline and Telehealth for Hawai'i DOE students

Now available is the Fall Health Hotline and Telehealth for DOE Students.

Please call 844-436-3888 (Toll Free)

  • Monday - Friday

  • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • excluding holidays

NO COST - health advice & telehealth appointments with Hawai‘i Keiki nurses

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Special Covid-19 Message

View this special message from our Vice President, Payton Kimes!

Daily Wellness Check at Home


All HIDOE staff, contracted service providers, visitors and students must complete a wellness check each morning before going to the school/office.

These steps will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and will keep schools safe for all our students and staff.




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Stop the Flu at School

The Stop Flu at School program, is offering free flu vaccinations to our students in kindergarten through the 6th grade. It will begin in October 2020. This program is provided by the Hawaii State Department of Health in partnership with the Department of Education.

The flu shot will be offered through the Stop Flu At ‘Aiea Elementary School between October 2020 and November 2020. We will notify you of the specific date and time.

If you would like your child to receive a flu shot, please visit this link: https://vaxonlinereg.doh.hawaii.gov/.

Deadline to register is 9/24/2020.

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Thank you to our Military Partners, for your service!

Thank you Cornerstone Properties!

Cornerstone Properties have graciously donated school supplies to our AES keikis. Mahalo for your donation!

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