Art Contest Attention students, a new art contest has been announced where you can win a cash prize of up to $200 and a Wet-N-Wild Prize pack worth $500. May is National Foster Care Month, and the theme for this year’s Foster Care Month in Hawai’i, is I Belong. I Belong is the theme for this art contest open to students in kindergarten to 12th grade. See this flier for more info.
In-Person Learning Resumes 1/24 CKMS will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24th, as planned. Please refer to the following memo from Principal Morris.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Weekly COVID Testing Available Free COVID-19 testing will be offered at CKMS every Frida 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.
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.
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.
Kokua Kaua'i Challenge Do you volunteer in the community, take care of your siblings/cousins while your parents or other relatives are at work? Do you help your parents or kupuna with some housework, or did you make a meal for your family? Did you donate items to those in need? Did you do a beach cleanup, help tutor a cousin or friend, or mentor younger kids? There’s so many ways to kokua & give back to your community and to your family. We want to hear about it! Check this out for more information!
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.