It’s hard to believe it is already December. The end of 2018 is drawing near. Registration for the 2019-20 School Year will begin soon. As many of you are aware, boundary lines for Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School have changed. Students who live west of Koloa/Kua Roads and North of Lauoho Road will now be required to attend Waimea Canyon School. This map indicates the new boundaries: bit.ly/BoundaryChange Students currently enrolled in 6th & 7th grade may remain at CKMS through 8th grade. Geographic Exceptions will be granted if submitted for students who currently have siblings in Grades 6th through 11th grades attending CKMS or Kauai High School. Form CHP 13-1 Geographic Exception Request is available at this web address: bit.ly/GERequestForm Geographic Exception Applications should be submitted between January 2, 2019 and March 1, 2019 to CKMS. More information about Geographic Exceptions is available here: bit.ly/GEInformation If you have further questions, or need additional assistance please contact Principal Badua at 241-3200 x 229. As you are aware, we are just a few short weeks away from a long winter break, although “break” may not be the exact word you think of when you envision the weeks to come. After all, in addition to the hustle and bustle of shopping and scheduling, you are likely wondering if your child is all caught up with his/her responsibilities! It’s not too late! As you’re making your lists, please be sure to check Infinite Campus twice! Help your child make sure he/she has completed all assignments. Please note there are two errors in our planner. 1.Students return to school on January 8th after winter break. 2.Teacher Institute Day is February 13th only. February 12th is a regular school day. During this Holiday Season we wish you time….. Time to relax and enjoy the many blessings we have, both big and small…. Time to share the holiday spirit with those less fortunate... Time to create family memories with your children, which will last a lifetime…. May the holidays fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. We look forward to a fantastic New Year with you and your children! The CKMS Administration Team Debra Badua, Ray Carvalho, Jean Morris & Taharaa Stein
KPD warns public about stranger danger incidents
News Release For Immediate Release: December 6, 2018 KAUA‘I POLICE DEPARTMENT MICHAEL M. CONTRADES, ACTING CHIEF Tel (808) 241-1600 Fax (808) 241-1604
The Kaua‘i Police Department is urging the public to be vigilant after three students were approached by a stranger in separate incidents near Hanalei and ‘Ele‘ele elementary schools. The most recent incident occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 4, when a student was walking from the Hanalei Elementary School cafeteria back to the classroom, during after school hours. The student was approached by a Caucasian man with short blonde hair, in a black truck. He invited the student into his vehicle, but the student immediately ran away and reported the incident to the school’s counselor. The second incident occurred in September, when two students were walking from ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School to Melemele Road, to be picked up by their parents. As they were walking, a male subject in a black SUV approached them and asked the students if they needed a ride home. The students refused and the vehicle drove away. The subject was described as a Caucasian man, with fair complexion. No further details of the subjects or vehicles are known at this time. After the incidents were reported to police, parents and staff of both schools were notified. “In light of these alarming reports, we are urging all parents and educators to talk to your children and students about stranger awareness and safety tips, particularly for those students who walk to and from school,” stated Acting Chief of Police Michael Contrades. KPD shares these safety tips for children:
· Never talk to strangers or get into a stranger’s vehicle, even if they say they know your mom or dad. · If a stranger continues to talk to you, or stops a vehicle near you, run to the nearest safe place and tell an adult. If you have a cell phone, call 911 immediately. · If a stranger tries to grab you, run and scream for help – do whatever it takes to get away and attract attention from others. · It is always best to walk with a friend or a group of students. · Try to remember as much as you can about the stranger or vehicle. · Trust your instincts. If you feel you are in danger or something is not right, do not hesitate to report suspicious activity to the school or to police.
Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to call Police Dispatch at 241-1711. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers Kaua‘i at 246-8300.
Annual Notice of Non Discrimination and Anti Harassment Statement
The HIDOE Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement is posted here.
CELL PHONE REMINDER
Cell phones are not allowed out during school hours, from 7:50 am - 2:00 pm. Once the bell rings, phones should be turned off and put away. Any cell phone out during school hours will be confiscated and parents will need to pick up at the front office.
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For new Lunch Account information click here. ezMealApp Tips are available here.
Prohibited Use of Electronic Smoking Devices
Effective January 1, 2016, any possession and/or use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) will be considered as a Class C offense under Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 8 Chapter 19 Student Misconduct, Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews and Arrests, and Restitution for Vandalism. Please see the letter from Mrs. Badua regarding this new rule here.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN FOR SCHOOL TRANSACTIONS SUCH AS:
v SCHOOL LUNCH v BUS PAYMENTS v OBLIGATION PAYMENTS v ID/PLANNER REPLACEMENTS v SCHOOL FEES, ETC.
**MONIES COLLECTED BY THE SCHOOL ARE DEPOSITED ON A DAILY BASIS. NO CASH IS KEPT AT THE SCHOOL.
**PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING THE EXACT CASH AMOUNT FOR YOUR TRANSACTIONS.