Lance P. Larsen Jr.
*The Complex Area Equity Specialist addresses complaints relating to conduct based on a student's race, color, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, physical appearance and characteristic or sexual orientation. The Complex Area Equity Specialist also acts as the coordinator for Title IX (gender equity), Language Access, Reasonable Accommodations and as the primary resource for issues relating to Title VII (employment discrimination).
Congratulations to Ava Flint ('25) for receiving Honorable Mention recognition in the "Legacy of Life-Hawaii" Creative Art Challenge. Legacy of Life Hawai’i is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and the only organization in Hawai'i federally designated to recover organs and tissue for transplant. Legacy of Life Hawaiʻi works closely with our island hospitals to cultivate an understanding in our diverse communities that life is worth giving. Thank you to Ms. Ohashi for encouraging our students to submit their artwork for this worthy cause.
Congratulations goes out to Kawenaokalahooala Mano (ʻ25), whose art work was featured in today's (12?17) Star Advertiser as Holiday Season Ornament drawing. Thank goes out to her Art Teacher, Pat Ohashi for encouraging the arts and instilling a love for creativity in her students.
Congratulation to OUR JV Softball teams for winning the OIA DII JV Championship. They beat the Waipahu Marauders, 6 - 3 in the Championship game on October 17 at Nānākuli. The highlight of the game was a home rum by Haley Flint that went way beyond the outfield fence. Great Job by the young ladies and continued success.
HIDOE is introducing the Speak Now App to schools. It is a reporting tool to provide another mechanism for students to report incidents of bullying. Click on the link to view a video on how to use the App and other information. The mobile app will be available to download to ALL students on October 14, 2020.
Nānākuli High & Intermediate School (NHIS) is proud to partner with Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) to provide a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) on campus. The clinic give students an opportunity to be seen by WCCHC's licensed nurse practitioners without having to miss school. It's also great for parents, who may be unable to take their child to WCCHC's other clinic locations. (NOTE: The SBHC is not the School's Health Room.)
NHIS will participate in the #HATNOTHATE Anti-Bullying Campaign. The #HATNOTHATE Campaign involves creating your own blue hat for Anti-Bullying and posting to social media with the #HATNOTHATE hashtag. This movement is to bring awareness and to stop Anti-bullying in our society. For more information on this movement click on the link..
Aloha Parents and Guardians.
We will be mailing out a Federal Impact Aid Program Survey, otherwise known as the Federal Survey Card on Thursday, September 19. This survey will help our school receive federal funds that offset costs of school materials and resources. All students will benefit.
Please return the filled out Federal Survey Cards with your child the day after receiving your packet. Federal Survey Cards can be returned to the Front Office.
Your help in completing and turning in the survey is deeply appreciated.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a DOE student, the right to know professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Click on the link for more information on your right to know.
Click on the link to read the latest letter from Superintendent Kishimoto. In her letter she talks about the importance of daily attendance and the importance of starting your school day off on the right foot by having breakfast. Remember, every student at our school has a free meal, whether it's Breakfast or Lunch. Take advantage of this opportunity to start your day with Breakfast at school.
The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is assisting the Department of Health (DOH) in promoting awareness of recommended vaccines to protect the health of adolescents.
In accordance with Act 206 (2018), Section 712-1258, Hawaii Revised Statutes, it is unlawful for any student under the age of twenty-one to purchase or possess any tobacco product or electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device is defined as any electronic product that can be used to aerosolize and deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including but not limited to an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe, and any cartridge or other component of the device or related product.
In addition, any tobacco product or electronic smoking device found in a student’s possession is a violation of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 19, shall be seized by school administration, and forfeited to law enforcement. This is pursuant of Act 206 (HB 1895, HD1, SD1, CD1), Part II, Section 8(5) effective July 1, 2018.
Effective immediately, all Hawaii State Department of Education schools shall inform students and parents/legal guardians the following regarding tobacco products or electronic smoking devices:
1. It is unlawful for any student under the age of twenty-one to purchase or possess any tobacco product or electronic smoking device.
2. A student committing this offense is subject to the disciplinary actions of HAR Chapter 19.
3. Electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) will be seized, forfeited to the school administrator and destroyed by law enforcement following the conclusion of administrative investigation.
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 or click on the link above to learn more.
Click on the link for more information on Board of Education Policy 101-14, the Family and Community Engagement/Partnership.