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Department of Education (DOE) Information

PRINCIPAL MEMO TO PARENTS

As a parent/guardian of a HIDOE student, you continue to have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teacher(s) and educational assistant(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request.
For the complete memo, please click on this headline.
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PARENT NOTIFICATION & GUIDE TO STUDENT INFORMATION PRIVACY IN HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Each year the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is required to notify parents,guardians and eligible students (those 18 and older) of certain rights related to privacy of student education records in Hawaii Public Schools. In their efforts to provide this information to families, HIDOE reviewed state and federal regulations related to student information privacy and developed a Guide. A copy of this Guide can be accessed by clicking on this headline.
You may also find information about student privacy on the Hawaii Public School's Student Privacy page online at http://bit.ly/FERPAHI
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NOTICE RE: MILITARY RECRUITERS REQUEST FOR STUDENT INFO

The Federal Every Student Student Succeeds Act,(ESSA) requires the Department of Education (DOE) to provide to military recruiters, upon their request, the name address, and telephone number of secondary school students - grades 7-12.
If any secondary student or the parent/guardian of a secondary student does not want the DOE to provide the requested information to military recruiters, the secondary student or the parent/guardian must "opt out" of providing such information.
For the complete memo and copy of "opt out" form please click this headline.
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PROTECTION of PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (PPRA)

The federal PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. Please see the attached copy of the Notification of Rights Under the PPRA for more information.
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Bus Security Cameras Coming to Oahu

Starting school year 2016-17, all Oahu school buses will use video cameras to help protect student health and safety. This is the second phase of an initiative to equip all Hawaii DOE school buses with technology. Viewing of school bus video data is restricted to school administrators only and can only be used for the purpose of enforcing school bus safety,

If you would like more information, a condensed version of the Department's school bus video camera procedures will be posted on the HIDOE website.
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AHERA UPDATE- Jan 2016

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires our school to notify the parents/guardians, faculty and staff of the presence and status of asbestos-containing materials in our school. The law further requires a management plan based upon the findings of the initial inspection.
We have completed the required six-month surveillance in December of 2015 and will complete the next surveillance in May of 2016. The results of the recently completed surveillance indicate that some floor tiles seemed to be "at-risk" and needed to be changed. As a result, a work order has been placed and changes will be made in the beginning of January, 2016.
In 2013, we had our triennial AHERA asbestos re-inspection of the building. A copy of the AHERA 2013 re-inspection report is available for your review in our school office during school hours or at the Department of Education's Office of School Facilities and Support Services, Environmental Services Unit. Please contact Gary Bignami, Program Specialist, at 377-8301 for additional information.
This letter was sent home with students the first week in January 2016. Click on this headline to access PDF copy. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Vice Principal Michelle Toyama at 305-1306.
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