Start of the school year updates
Updated: Aug 2
Aloha Maʻemaʻe Ohana,
We hope you are enjoying a fun-filled summer.
COVID PRECAUTIONS/ SCHOOL OPERATIONS
Our plan is to return to “normalcy” with daily, face-to-face school operations. Hawaii’s Covid case counts are low and State requirements are easing, however, the health and safety of students and staff continue to remain our highest priority. Please follow these guidelines and expectations as we start this school year:
Masks must be worn on campus at all times, unless directed by a staff member.
Temperatures will be taken as each student enters the classroom.
We will continue to ask families to complete a Daily Wellness Check. Students exhibiting any Covid-like symptoms will need a doctor’s clearance to return to school.
Students will not be allowed to enter campus before 7:30am (unless enrolled in A-Plus Morning Care)
Pickups will continue to be done airport-style. There is no parking available on campus.
We have updated the 2021-2022 school calendar. Key dates to note:
July 19: Class lists will be posted outside of the school office 7am-4pm
July 19-21: Campus-wide power outage (No phone service).
July 28: Gr 1-5 Supply drop off (details below)
August 3: First day of school
SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND SUPPLY DROP OFF
Grades 1-5 should drop off their supplies directly to the classroom on Wednesday, July 28.
Gr. 1-5 Supply drop off times are by last name:
12:00pm A - Ce
12:15pm Ch - D
12:30pm E - Ha
12:45pm He - J
1:45pm N - Q
2:00pm R - S
2:15pm T - V
2:30pm W - Z
A reminder along with parking information will be emailed on July 23rd
Kindergarten supplies will be dropped off during Kinder Parent Orientation on August 3.
At this time, the only approved before and after school program is A-Plus through the Nuuanu YMCA. Interested families can get information and/or register by visiting the YMCA website.
Availability of all other programs will be determined at a later date.
MEAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
Student meal accounts should be managed online. Getting started is easy! If you haven't yet, you may create an online account with EZSchoolPay.com. The website will guide you to create an account and link your student(s).
Send payments faster and directly into your child’s meal accounts: Payments are credited within 10 minutes.
EZSchoolPay is available from your device’s app store to receive alerts of low balances & make payments for your child’s meal account.
Last school year, meals were free for all Maʻemaʻe students. This benefit will continue for the 2021-22 school year, but we do not know how long this benefit will last. It is important to create online accounts through EZSchoolPay.com and to submit applications for free/reduced price meals in case the free meals for all benefit should end before this school year. The website to apply for free/reduced priced meals is expected to become available mid-July. Families will be emailed when the site becomes available.
LOST AND FOUND
We still have unclaimed items at the school office. Any items remaining after July 9 will be disposed of or donated. Please label all lunch bags, water bottles, jackets, etc. with your child’s first and last name.