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Principal's Message

Our Focus is Student Success!

Welcome back to a great school year!  We are excited to provide our students with a well-rounded curriculum with instruction focused on 21st century learning skills for learning, literacy and life: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creative thinking.

For their success, our students are to try their best, be ready to learn and be present EVERYDAY!!   With the support of our families and the entire Nānāikapono staff – working together – we can make success happen for every child!

Hiki no kākou!




HIDOE Daily Wellness Checks from UH Manoa Nursing on Vimeo.

Become familiar with the components of the Hawaii Department of Education Daily Wellness Checks for Students, Staff and Visitors. This Daily Wellness Check video reviews the specific symptoms and COVID-19 exposure to check for every day. Students,Staff and Visitors are asked to stay home and contact the school if they answer "yes" to any of the checks. Please be part of the solution to keeping our schools and community safe.

For more information visit: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-Reopening-Framework---Health-and-Safety.aspx

Recent News

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Daily Wellness Check

We ask that all Staff, Students, and Visitors please complete this daily wellness check before coming onto campus. Please click "Read Full Story" below to view the checklist. Mahalo!

COVID-19 Updates

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Daily Wellness Check

We ask that all Staff, Students, and Visitors please complete this daily wellness check before coming onto campus. Please click "Read Full Story" below to view the checklist. Mahalo!
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ESSER III Survey for Public Input

Please click the link above to learn how you can contribute input toward the plan for using the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund.
Ages 12+ Now Have FDA Approval for Pfizer COVID Vaccine Featured Photo

Ages 12+ Now Have FDA Approval for Pfizer COVID Vaccine

The Pfizer Vaccine is clinically proven to protect against COVID-19 illness by 95%. The FDA has now approved the vaccine for ages 12 and up. You may experience some side effects, which indicates your body is building its protection against COVID-19. There is a FREE Vaccine clinic for residents ages 12 and up on Friday, May 14th at Waianae High School. Walk-ins welcome. Online registration is available at the link above.
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COVID Vaccination Clinic - Saturday, May 8th

Waianae High School is hosting the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Clinic's COVID Vaccination Clinic this Saturday, May 8th, from 9am to 12pm at the school cafeteria. Open to all residents over the age of 18. Call 808-427-3659 or register online at the link above to make an appointment. Walk ins also welcome!
Apply for SNAP/TANF by May 24, 2021 & Help your School and Community Featured Photo

Apply for SNAP/TANF by May 24, 2021 & Help your School and Community

Families with student(s) who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch may help their school and community by applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Although families may apply for these programs at any point during the year, HIDOE is urging families to apply by May 24, 2021, so that your application may be counted towards helping your school and community become a CEP School! Please click the link above to learn more about applying and the benefits of CEP.
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Return to Learn Update February 2, 2021

Please click the link to view the letters from Nanaikapono Principal Christine Udarbe-Valdez and Interim NW Complex CAS Disa Hauge regarding the updated Return to Learn plan for Nānākuli-Waianae Complex Area.
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Learning Model Update - November 25, 2020

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 December. Due to the level of virus in our community, the majority of our students will continue to be in the Distance Learning Model. This decision was made after reviewing health data and having consulted with our health partners. All nine Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Schools have decided that our community will be safer with Distance Learning. It is important to have a period of Distance Learning after the holidays to make sure that everyone is safe. Please click the link to learn more and view the letter from Interim CAS Disa Hauge regarding our complex-wide Learning Model.
Return to Learn Survey.  To access the survey, please visit http://bit.ly/HIDOE-R2L-Survey

Return to Learn Survey 2020-2021 1st Quarter

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is currently seeking feedback from secondary students and families to learn more about first quarter experiences of the 2020-21 school year. This feedback is essential as we continue to assess system progress, identify areas where additional support is needed and coordinate resources.

Free Grab-and-Go Meals program Launching this Fall

Please click the link to view more information. The Grab-and-Go school meals program will be returning this fall at 203 public schools. The program will run from Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Dec. 18, and provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger. Children can receive free meals regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the distribution site, are public school students, or eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Meal distribution will be at lunchtime only. Pick-ups will include one lunch for that day and one breakfast for the following day, per child. Please contact your school for meal serving times.

Nānāikapono CEP / Pandemic EBT- Program - 2nd Opportunity

Pending approval of P-EBT program benefits for school year 2020-21, our families may once again receive up to $360 for each child enrolled at Nānāikapono Elementary School. To ensure that you receive these benefits, we ask that Nānāikapono families please notify us immediately if there have been any changes to your primary address. For any questions about updating your address, please contact the office at (808) 305-7800.

Sign up for Free Flu Vaccinations

Department of Healthʻs Stop Flu at School program is offering free Flu vaccinations for HIDOE students. Please click the link for more information and to submit a consent form.

Distance Learning to Continue through 1st Quarter

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.


Student Information Privacy

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights

Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator.