Weekly COVID Testing Available We are pleased to announce that weekly COVID testing is available free to students and staff starting this Friday, October 22nd. Tests will be done on campus with results available within 30 minutes. Please see this memo for more information.
State Supt. Message - Dated 10-05-21 Here is the latest message from Interim State Superintendent Keith Hayashi about a troubling Tik Tok trend that parents need to know about.
Newsletter Aloha Parents! The CKMS Newsletter is available now! Upcoming events, student recognition and helpful information is included so download it and check it out!
Federal Impact Aid Study Parents, we are asking for your kokua to take a short survey that should take less than 10 minutes to fill out. The survey is located in your Infinite Campus Portal. Hard copies of the survey are also available in the main office for anyone without access to the Internet. For more information, refer to this parent letter from Principal Jean Morris.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Selected secondary schools across the state of Hawai`i have been selected to participate in the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Randomly selected advisory classes at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School will be participating in this survey on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. For more information, click to view this memo.
Free & Reduced Meal Application If you have not done so already, please take a moment to fill out a Free and Reduced Meal application (https://ezmealapp.com). Our deadline of September 15th is quickly approaching and our school is very close to meeting the percentage we need to receive additional federal assistance (Title I) that will provide our school with money that can be used for more teachers and resources for our students. It also helps to qualify families to receive Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) assistance.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Update Aloha Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your patience as we anxiously awaited delivery of our Smarter Balanced Assessment Family Reports for students in grades 6-8 and HSA Science NGSS Family Reports for students currently in grade 6. Only students who attended a state of Hawai`i (Department of Education) school AND participated in the assessment(s) will receive a report. Students were given their reports to bring home on Monday, September 20, 2021. SBA Family reports for students participating in 100% Distance Learning (Blackboard) were mailed home on the same day. If a SBA Family Report was not received and you believe your child participated, please contact CKMS Testing Coordinator, Marcia Montayre, at 808-241-3200 ext. 237.
Migrant Education Program- Do you qualify? This is a federally funded program to support families who travel across district lines for "migratory" work. Students who qualify under MEP are provided in school-tutoring, school supplies, school transportation, and school meals, all free of charge. To see if you qualify, complete this short survey. All responses are reviewed by an island MEP Coordinator and anyone qualifying will be contacted. Hawaii MEP Parent Work Survey
School Uniforms For SY2021-2022 School uniforms for next school year are ready to be ordered from Kula Threads at www.kulathreads.com. Look for the middle/intermediate link at the top of the page. When you hover your mouse over it, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is the first school you’ll see. Click on our school name to take you to the ordering site. From here you can order your school uniform t-shirts in both cotton and dri-fit, shorts for PE, pullover hoodies, and even a windbreaker jacket. Kula Threads will ship your order directly to your home.
Special Parent Information Network A new website was created to provide resources, support & information for families with children with disabilities. Check it out at this URL web address.
The Counselors Corner Our CKMS Counselors have created a new website filled with useful information for students and parents. The link is here in this announcement but it will be placed at the bottom of our main page in the "Useful Links" section.
Ohana Help Desk The Ohana Help Desk will provide technology support to public school students and families via a self-service portal, phone, and chat. Their team will be able to provide call-in support in several languages. Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Ohana Help Desk will be closed on state holidays. Ohanahelpdesk.org
Infinite Campus Want to know exactly how your child is doing? Please download Infinite Campus to your mobile device. This is the official grading platform and the place where teachers are updating grades on the assignments that your child submits. You can easily access your child's grades to ensure he or she is completing all the work being posted in Google Classroom. It's available for iOS or Android in their respective app stores.