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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

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 OCTOBER 12, 2020***

Aloha NES Families,

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful fall break and are ready to continue Distance Learning for Quarter 2 (October 12 - December 18, 2020). Here are a few announcements and reminders as we head into another quarter of learning during this COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, October 2, we held our first Drive-thru Celebration to honor and recognize the great work your child completed during the 1st Quarter. Teachers and staff passed out goodies and supplies to congratulate students on their accomplishments thus far and to ensure their readiness for continued success in the 2nd Quarter. Click "Read More" to view the original letter, containing some pictures and highlights from the event.
As a reminder, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 26, 27, 29, 30, and November 2, 2020.  Students will be released at 1:00pm on M/T/Th/F during Parent-Teacher Conferences. If they haven’t already, your child’s teacher will be contacting you to schedule a date and time as well as determine your preference for the conference (WebEx, Face-to-Face, or over the phone). 
As a reminder, Nānākuli Elementary School will offer grab and go meal service for all children under the age of 18 from today through Friday, December 18, 2020. Both lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day will be served 11:30 am - 12:00 pm. We will no longer offer grab and go meal service in the morning (see the calendar below). In order to receive meals for your child(ren), please have available one of the following, approved documents for each child:
   • School ID card(s)
   • Birth certificate(s) of child(ren)
   • Official letter or email from school listing child(ren) enrolled
   • Recent student report card(s)
   • Attendance record(s) from parent portal of school website
   • State ID
   • High school student’s driver license
Lunch for 10/13
Breakfast for 10/14
Lunch for 10/14
Breakfast for 10/15
Lunch for 10/15
Breakfast for 10/16
Lunch for 10/16
Breakfast for 10/17
*Monday, 10/12 is the LAST day for grab and go meal service, 7:30 am - 8:00 am. From Tuesday, 10/13 on, both breakfast and lunch will be served during the 11:30 am - 12:00 pm lunch grab and go window
As a reminder, Nānākuli Elementary School will continue to enforce CDC, DOH, and HIDOE measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as we remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and community. When coming on campus, please be sure you and your child wear protective face gear, maintain 6-feet physical distancing, and wash your hands regularly. Please check in at the front office then proceed to the health room to get your temperature checked. To help you and your child stay healthy and safe during this pandemic, please check out our Healthroom and Counselor Newsletters as well as stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 developments through the DOH COVID-19 site at the following URLs:
If you would like to provide feedback to HIDOE, the Department is continuing to collect feedback on the distance learning experience through the Online Content Feedback Form at http://bit.ly/3BX8WxR. Thank you for your help to keep our community safe and ensure your child is learning by supporting their education at home.
Lisa Ann L. Higa