Superintendent's Message

Aloha e Parents/Guardians,

Upon our return from Winter Break on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, your child will remain in the same Learning Model he or she was in in December. Due to the level of virus in our community, the majority of our students will continue to be in the Distance Learning Model. Thank you for making sure they log in every day in order to learn and practice the skills they will need to be ready for the next grade.
We made this decision after reviewing health data and having consulted with our health partners. All nine Nānākuli-Wai‘anae Complex Schools have decided that our community will be safer with Distance Learning. Our Coast has a positive test rate 5x higher than the Oahu rate. Drive it back down: wear masks, stay 6 ft apart, and wash hands frequently! The holiday season is a hard time to stay apart, but it’s the only way to be safe.
It is important to have a period of Distance Learning after the holidays to make sure that everyone is safe. By the week of January 18 – 22, 2021, we will know how many cases there are in our community and if the numbers meet the criteria set out by DOE and DOH, then we will give you notice that students will begin to return starting with smaller groups. This will allow us to make sure we have solid procedures on campus that ensure students wear their masks, are 6 feet apart, and wash their hands frequently. Solid procedures will allow us to continue bringing more students back onto campus if the rates are low. Elementary students will return before secondary students based on research and the health professionals’ recommendations.
The health and safety of our students and our community is of utmost importance. We remain committed to delivering quality educational and social emotional services during this most challenging time.
Please reach out to your respective school should you need assistance and support. Mahalo for your continued understanding and support!
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!
Disa Hauge
Interim Nānākuli-Wai‘anae Complex Area Superintendent