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Important Information

Student Device Usage

All students have been issued a laptop and/or iPad to access virtual learning.
These devices are for school-use ONLY; any inappropriate usage of school-issued devices may result in disciplinary action.
Parents - please help monitor your child's internet and device usage by limiting their use to school work only.


Student Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules.

Please visit bit.ly/FERPAHI to access the HIDOE website and learn more.

Annual Title I Notice

Click on the box in the top right corner to see the full document or access the document by clicking this link 

Recent News

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is moving forward with implementing a robust, comprehensive vaccination plan to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is available to Hawai‘i residents in an efficient, orderly manner. See this page for more information.

Acellus Program Review

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has completed an instructional review of the online curriculum Acellus Learning Accelerator. This review was prompted by numerous parent, school and community complaints around issues of questionable and inappropriate content, rigor and alignment to standards. Click here to see the letter from Superintendent Christina Kishimoto regarding Acellus.

1st Quarter Drive-thru Celebration

You are invited to participate in NES 1st “Fall Celebration” Drive-Thru on October 2, 2020 from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Let’s celebrate our 1st Quarter accomplishments! All NES students and families will remain in their vehicle.
  • 16:1 Student Teacher Ratio
  • 99% Attendance Rate
  • +80 Campus
  • 13 Sports Teams
  • $125,000 in Scholarships Last Year
  • +20 Sports

Principal's Message

***UPDATE as of NOVEMBER 25, 2020***

November 25, 2020
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 are 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