Summer is Here! Enjoy the summer break and we will see students back in school in early August!
CKMS Summer Transition Camp Incoming 6th graders can join us this summer at our Summer Transition Camp to get to know CKMS before the new school year! Participate in fun sports, academic tutoring, enrichment learning, and life skills! Enroll online using this link bit.ly/ASAPSUMMER but be sure to do it soon as space is limited! See this PDF for more info.
Memo from Principal Morris Welcome back to school after our spring break! We have some staffing changes to announce in the latest memo from Principal Morris that can be found here.
Feeling Sick? Any student or staff member feeling sick should stay home to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. As a reminder, CKMS also offers free Covid-19 testing on Fridays here on campus. Sign up at AlohaClear.com to register.
Daily Wellness Check Students and staff can use this daily wellness check before coming in to school each day.
Updated Info Dear Parents and Guardians, This follow-up message is to clarify a line about updated quarantine guidance that was included in the letter regarding our transition to distance learning. Due to an editing error from the Communications Branch, the phrase “if fully vaccinated” was inadvertently left off of the guidance for students ages 5-17. That sentence should say: Under the guidance, if a student ages 5-17 is exposed to a positive case (identified as a close contact), they can attend school and do not need to quarantine if fully vaccinated. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused. Please reference the updated Daily Wellness Check and Return to School/Work Criteria flyer for full details.
State Supt. Message - Dated 1-3-22 Here is the latest message from Interim State Superintendent Keith Hayashi about returning to school amidst the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Weekly COVID Testing Available Free COVID-19 testing will be offered at CKMS every Friday for staff and students in grades 6-8. Parents if you are interested in having your child tested, please sign up at alohaclear.com under Kamakahelei Middle School. Please see this memo for more information.
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.
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.
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