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.
Aloha all Chorus members, please be at the CKMS Cafeteria by 6:00pm Tuesday evening, Sept. 11th. The meeting should end by 7:00pm. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Gonzales at 241-3205 ext. 320
School starts back up again on Monday, August 6th for all 7th and 8th graders. The first day for our 6th graders is Tuesday, August 7th. All students will report on Wednesday, August 8th. We look forward to seeing you all back soon!
Congratulations CKMS Team Unify on an amazing weekend at our Special Olympics State Summer Games celebrating 50 years of Special Olympics!! Our track team ran their hearts out this weekend breaking their team and personal records. In the 4x400 m unified relay our 2 teams both earned gold in their divisions. In the 4x100 m relay our athletes earned 4th place, and our 4x100 m unified relay teams earned 4th and 2nd in their divisions. In addition to these relay races, our athletes also participated in the 800 m run, 200 m run, and 100 m run, shot put, softball throw and running long jump. Athletes earned gold, silver, bronze and 4th places in each of these events in their divisions. Each team member showed amazing sportsmanship, dignity, respect, teamwork, and true unity. Way to Go Taylor, Anson, Molly, Kaylah, Marissa, Kaylynn, Kaysha, Matthew, Roberto and Joshua! Thank you all for all of your support and encouragement throughout the year!
The CKMS Yearbooks will be distributed to all students at our Yearbook Distribution Party this Friday, May 25th. We will be on a modified bell schedule. There will be a limited number of extra yearbooks available for purchase that afternoon. Yearbooks are $25 and checks can be made out to CKMS. If a student is not sure if they purchased a yearbook or not, they can ask their advisory teacher who has access to the master list.