Families are encouraged to sign up for Free and Reduced lunch benefits from the federally subsidized program. The attached letter will give more information about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) that may provide a benefit of up to $360 per child.
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We are encouraging all families to assist us in receiving Title I funding by filling out a lunch application for federally subsidized or funded lunches by 9/21/20. You may also be eligible to receive P-EBT program benefits of up to $360 per child. Please use the EZ Meal App. ' type in DOE as the search term for "district". Link is found in our Parent Resources section of the website. It will also be linked to this news story.
Did you know that you are able to borrow library books and pick them on curbside on Tuesdays and Thursdays? Take a look at our library newsletter and find out how!
Register now: Surge testing at Oahu schools HIDOE's Oahu school communities — staff, students and their families — are encouraged to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing at the following school sites this weekend: Sept. 6: Kailua High School Sept. 6: Mililani High School Sept. 7: Ewa Makai Middle School Sept. 7: Farrington High School Sept. 7: Waianae Intermediate School Sept. 7: Kaiser High School To take advantage of the free testing, pre-register to expedite the process and follow these steps: Pre-register at http://doineedacovid19test.com for a specific location and time slot. You will receive a voucher when you register that you are to bring with you to the site. Results will be sent to the email address provided during registration within three days of your test. Walk-ins will be accepted if you're not able to pre-register. Please note that these are not drive-through sites; they are walk-up only.
The Hawai'i State Department of Education announced today that it will continue the Learn from Home phase of distance learning for most students statewide through the first quarter, which ends Oct. 2. Ahead of the Aug. 17 return of students for the 2020-21 school year, the Department announced most schools would shift the majority of instruction to distance learning for at least the first four weeks of the academic year. This extends that by three weeks for the remainder of the first quarter. Please note with the fall break and a scheduled professional development day for students, the earliest students will return is Tuesday, October 13.
Did you know that while we are doing distance learning we are serving grab and go lunches at school for our WE students? Breakfast is served from 7:00 - 7:40 and lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30. We encourage all eligible families to apply for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Parents can also manage your child's lunch account through the online School EZPay program, both of these programs can be found linked to this article.