COVID-19 Update #14

posted May 18, 2020, 9:45 PM by Daniel Larkin

Aloha Lions,

Wow, time flies!  It seems like only last week we were trying to figure out how to start this distance learning "thing" and now we are almost done!  I have a few updates for everyone in our ohana.  

1.   We have only two weeks left for packet pickup.  We are distributing packets all the way to the end of the school year, so our last distribution day is May 28th. There will be no distribution on May 25th, so PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade can pick up their work on Tuesday, May 26th.  Please note that the work picked up for this week and next will be "summer" work intended on giving them projects and activities to do throughout the summer and will likely look much different than previous weeks.  

2.   If you have not picked up your student's personal items please do so immediately.  We will throw all items away as of May 28th. No exceptions.

3.   We are creating short videos to celebrate our students.  Our 3rd and 4th quarter assemblies were not able to be held, therefore we will be doing them via video.  In addition, our 5th-grade aloha assembly cannot be held as usual.  We will be making a video for our students to celebrate their accomplishments.  Neither of these videos will be able to express what we want, but it is, unfortunately, the best we can do at this time.  We hope to distribute the videos next week on the 28th. 

4.   Last week I let you all know that the normal yearbook is not going to happen.  This week we have started the process to make our own and have it printed at the reprographics department of the Department of Education.  It will take a few months, and won't be as good as the pro's, but it will also be cheaper.  We hope to have a limited run of 150 printed for sale at the start of the school year.  The approximate price will be $8.00  

5.   We are working on some expanded summer school programs for our students who struggled this school year.  Please be on the lookout in your mail for an invitation.  We are VERY limited in the number of students we can invite.  If you receive an invitation for the program, please respond immediately or your slot WILL be filled by another student. 

6.   We have been lucky to have a group of helpful community members cut down the trees and underbrush by the bridge to Richard Lane.  If you see them, please thank them.  We want to thank them for their hard work.  

Lastly, I wanted to thank all of you.  As the parents of our Keiki, you have shouldered the burden of educating them while this event shut down our schools.  As a parent myself, I know how difficult that is.  We have asked you to retrain yourselves as teachers, without any support, and you have done well.  I know you cannot wait to turn over the education back to us, and we cannot wait for the students to be back.  But know, we are and will always be here to support you.  Stay strong lions.

Remember, We are the Lions.  We are the Future!

Aloha,

Mr. Larkin

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