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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



Nānākuli-Waianae has 30 seats total for all 9 schools- please see parent brochure explaining the application process for Distance Learning.

Principal's Message

**UPDATE AS OF August 3, 2021**


Aloha Nanakuli 'Ohana, 

Welcome Back Soon! Hope you had a restful and reflective summer. We bid a fond aloha to the following faculty and staff.... 
Cameron Kubota- CISIL Vice Principal
Justine Cafa- Educational Assistant 
Douglas Ned- Custodian
We would like to welcome to our Nanakuli elementary family the following faculty and staff...
Jessica Matsik - Vice Principal
Isaiah Kainoa - Substitute Custodian 
Deanna Konno - Grade 4 Teacher 
Here are a few reminders as we all come back to school - 
Health & Safety 
To ensure safety for all children, parents and employees, please: 
1.  Wear protective face coverings
2.  Practice social distancing 
3.  Practice hand hygiene 
Complete Daily Wellness Checks at Home. All HIDOE staff, contracted service providers, visitors and students must complete a wellness check each morning before going to school or the office. If the answer is "yes" to any of the questions below, stay home. 
If you or your child have any of these symptoms , please do not go to school. 
Fever (higher than 100°F or hot to the touch) 
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
Fatigue (tiredness, weakness) 
Muscle or body aches 
New loss of taste or smell 
Sore throat 
Congestion or runny nose 
Nausea or vomiting (stomach ache) 
School Bus 
The school bus service from Princess Kahanu will be available. Please see front office for application. 
School Supplies 
All school supplies will be provided by Nanakuli Elementary. 

Distance Learning 
While in-school, face-to-face instruction is preferred, the Nanakuli-Wai' anae (NW) Complex Area is offering a limited opportunity for students who demonstrate appropriate 
extenuating circumstances to participate in the NW Distance Learning Program 
Return to Learn Plan 
Let's continue to embrace our vision - 
'O ke kahua ma mua, ma hope ke kokulu, "Building Upon a Strong Foundation."
Why? We are Nanakuli Elementary School , one 'ohana full of Aloha, Resilience, Culture and Compassion. 
And our Belief Statements - 
We believe collaboration and dedication provide a foundation for student success. 
We believe that all learners deserve the opportunity to realize their potential. 
We believe that aloha , love, and dedication are the core of everything we do as a school ʻohana. 
We believe that everyone can work toward their potential with a safe and supportive environment of good instruction. 
We believe in educating the whole child to prepare them to be global citizens. 
Join me in continuing our journey of student success. 
Looking forward to another innovative, positive, compassionate and academic school year!
Lisa Ann L. Higa