Let's Celebrate Reading Across America, by dressing to a different theme every day during the week of March 1- 5. MONDAY: Dress in your favorite outfit. TUESDAY: Dress as your favorite book character WEDNESDAY: Dress in your jammies. THURSDAY: Dress in your favorite active wear FRIDAY: Dress as a superhero!
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Registration for Wheeler Middle School will begin on February 24th - March 12th. The attached link will connect you to the WMS website with a registration form and to view course descriptions. If you live outside of Wheeler's school district, you will need to submit a Geographic Exception Request. Finally, please inform WMS if your child will not be attending the middle school.
In cooperation with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) and Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services (DHS), the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) will begin testing drinking water sources for lead at 106 schools starting May 2021. Authorized under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, the Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Grant creates a voluntary program to assist with testing for lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs. Schools and facilities were chosen for testing based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s risk assessment criteria, which includes the age of the facility and grade levels served. A list of schools and child care facilities that will be tested will be posted on the project website: http://health.hawaii.gov/WIIN.
The Grab-and-Go school meals program currently running at 203 public schools has been extended through June 30, 2021 by the US Department of Agriculture and will continue to provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger. Children can receive free meals regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the distribution site, are public school students, or are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs. Meal distribution will be at lunchtime only. Pickups will include one lunch for that day and one breakfast for the following day, per child. Please contact your school for meal serving times.
Hawaii DOE students and who need to talk to a nurse, or do not have a doctor, can call (844)436-3888. You can also schedule a free telehealth appointment by visiting http://nursing.hawaii.edu/hawaii-keiki/
All HIDOE staff, contracted service providers, visitors and students must complete a wellness check each morning before going to the school/office. These steps will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and will keep schools safe for all our students and staff. Individuals who are exhibiting any symptoms or who have been directed to quarantine by the Department of Health should not come to campus.