Dear Kauai High Parents and Guardians July 29, 2016
Welcome to a new school year. We are all a “team” to support your student. When we work together to help our young men and women envision their future then students realize why “effort” and achievement during High School is important. High School is also a place to build memories and we look forward to parent/guardian involvement with our school activities as this will assure a successful year. Communication is key and we want to encourage you to utilize our Website (Kauaihigh.org) and watch for announcements about our new Facebook page and twitter account which will be available by Open House.
This year’s Open House is on August 23, 2016 @ 5-6 pm and will be followed by grade level information meetings for grade 9, 10 and 11 from 6:15- 7:15. Also at Open House:
all parents/ guardians will receive their log in code for the new parent portal to allow access to your students grades/ attendance and allow communication with teachers (new statewide system infinite campus replaces engrade)
Grade Level Meetings with counselors (grade 9, 10, 11 ) will follow at 6:15 pm- 7:15pm
Our new Credit Union facility will be available for sign ups
Learn about our Twitter and Face book page and much more
Come join the fun, meet the teachers, get your access codes and listen to the counselors as we join together and become a “team” to support your student during this upcoming year.
We have a new Student Activities coordinator; Ms. Divina Plowman and she will be working hard to make sure there is a “student voice” in planning experiences all year long. There are 6 new (to the DOE) teachers and 2 transfer teachers. We have added some new classes:
Polynesian Dance (fine arts elective can be taken all 4 years just like Band)
AP US History for gr 10 (grade 11 and 12 can also take this as a second year of US History)
Biology as an option for grade 9 students
Engineering Technology as an upper level CTE class offered for the first time
Early College options for 6 different classes (TIM, Japanese 4 (semester 1 and 2) , Accounting, Spanish 4, Photo 2)
Management students will be operating a “Credit Union Bank” (on Wednesdays starting mid-September)
All our students have been provided a GAFE (google applications for education) email and many teachers have classroom chrome book/computer sets for student computer use to integrate technology into learning. Other teachers share carts as we increase our inventory of chrome carts. We are determined to make sure our students are “Future Ready” when they graduate.
Please review the VP Corner information; e-cigarettes (illegal for anyone under 21), cell phone use (which is not for academic purposes), and tardy students continues to be three areas where students actions impeded their learning and disrupted the learning of their fellow students. We want our students to maximize their learning and working together as a TEAM of parents/guardians/administration/teachers; our students will reach their maximum potential. Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!