Extended school closure through April 30, 2020

3/25/2020

Aloha ULS Parents/Guardians,

This communication is to update you on HIDOE Superintendent Kishimoto’s recent announcement concerning continued school closure through April 30, 2020. The link to the parent letter provides you with the HIDOE plan as well as resource links to enrichment learning opportunities. ULS will be following the directives set forth in this letter and the campus will be closed through April 30.

ULS is committed to providing our students with educational opportunities during this extended closure period. As shared in yesterday’s email, by March 30, we will be posting enrichment resources and activities to the ULS website for all students.  These enrichment activities are optional for students and will not be graded or monitored. These resources will help your child to review and practice current learning and skill development. It will not introduce new units of study.

Our teachers and support staff are currently working hard to plan and prepare for the possibility of distance learning. Many factors are being taken into consideration and we appreciate your patience as we wade through this new territory.

Here are a few updates pertaining to ULS:

School Meals
Due to the school closure ULS will not be serving meals.  Unfortunately, with the ever evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic we will be holding off on any meal plans until the end of this crisis.  Prepaid meal plans will also be refunded or credited at the end of the school closure period.  Updated meal order forms and pricing will be provided prior to the return of students.  If your child is needing meals during the extended school closure period certain DOE schools are providing grab-and-go meals to any child under the age of 18. For a list of schools offering these meals please visit the following link: List of Schools serving Grab-and-Go Meals.  If you have any further questions regarding the meal program you may contact our Business Manager.

Parent Technology Survey
In order to prepare for different possibilities, we would like to collect information from all of our ULS families on technology access at home. Please take a moment to fill out this Google Form and submit by Friday, March 27. Thank you to those who have already submitted your form.

Keiki Rainbow Run
Thank you again to all of the ULS families who registered to participate in the Keiki Rainbow Run. This community event was open to all Hawai‘i students in grades K-9. Here is an update from Mrs. Tassill, ULS coordinator, concerning event cancelation and changes.

These last few months have been challenging for all of us in the state, nation, and the world. HIDOE Superintendent Kishimoto’s announcement about the extended school closure comes in the wake of Governor Ige’s stay-at-home mandate. Here are two resources from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on how to talk with your child(ren) about COVID-19 and how to help your child(ren) deal with these environmental changes. We will continue to do our part to inform our ULS families as changes occur. Please be on the lookout for another communication later this week.

Letter to Parents for extended school closure, March 24, 2020

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