WHEA WEEKLY NEWS

11.19.2020 

November 26th, Thursday, **NO SCHOOL** THANKSGIVING

November 27th, Friday, **NO SCHOOL** STATE HOLIDAY

 

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR:  Aloha WHEA Families - I wanted to let you know that the school is in the process of developing a WHEA COVID Return to Learn Metric which will include specific learning plans based on the COVID counts.  This metric should be finalized in December and once done, will be shared with you. 

            Heather Nakakura -WHEA Director

 

SUCCESSION PLANNING (REQUEST FOR COMMENTS) 

As we plan for the future the WHEA Governing Board has established a succession planning committee whose mission is:  To recommend to the Governing Board a leadership structure/organization aligned with the WHEA mission, vision, and beliefs and be feasible within budget constraints; establish key leadership positions with brief job descriptions and ensure organizational continuity.

The Succession Planning Committee (SPC1) has started by looking at the leadership structure and has identified 3 main possibilities:

1)      A single Director (as we currently have)
2)      Co Directors

3)      A Director with an Assistant (the exact role would be defined as we move forward)

These 3 options could use the current Lead Teacher structure or some other approach.  The Committee will be working on this in the future. The Committee is committed to representing all WHEA stakeholders during this process.  We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas by responding to this form - CLICK HERE  Please send them to us by November 30th.

 

LEARNING HUB FOR VULNERABLE STUDENTS:  

If you have concerns regarding your child’s academic progress, emotional well being or having internet connection problems, you may want to consider the Learning Hub which meets on campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to noon.  

For more information contact Amy Cerrone, our Student Behavior Coach at amy@whea.net.

 

TECHNOLOGY GRANT FUNDS RECEIVED:  

WHEA has received $6500 from Hawaii County thanks to Representatives Karen Eoff and Rebecca Villegas and a Hawaii Community Foundation Grant (Deviants from the Norm Fund) for $10,000.  The funds will be used to purchase individual mobile wifi setups to provide more reliable internet access for those students and staff in need.  If you believe your child would benefit from this please contact our technical support person Larry Kniffin at larryk@whea.net.

 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION:

    For those of you that have chosen to send in your own yearbook photo please send them to yearbook@whea.net by November 30th extended to December 11th. If you are needing to schedule an appointment please contact them at the email above.

 

HIGH SCHOOL UPDATES:

    HS Mid-Quarter Progress Reports were emailed home on Tuesday the 17th. 

Evidence Folder Meetings December 15th (Tuesday) - 16th (Wednesday).

 Acellus High School students will NOT be getting a progress report. If you are wanting one please email amy@whea.net

 

HIGH SCHOOL PARENT OFFICE HOURS:

Join Zoom Meeting:  Thursdays and Fridays 2:00pm-3:00pm **This Friday (11/20) has been canceled!**

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74835051272?pwd=MEcxaCswZFB1QmUzbGoyWEdLOEM3dz09

Meeting ID: 748 3505 1272        Passcode: G5fkp2

If you can not make these times you can always schedule an appointment via email <white@whea.net> for an additional time. 

  

FREE GRAB AND GO MEALS

Linked here → Free Fall Grab and Go Meals is the list of participating schools. 

 

AMAZON SMILE:

While doing your holiday or day to day Amazon shopping, use amazon smile and choose “Explorations Foundation (WHEA)” as your charity of choice and go about your regular amazon shopping. It’s that simple, Free to sign up and easy to use.  CLICK HERE to get the complete instructions for Amazon Smile account sign-up.

 

TEXT OPT-IN: TEXT THE WORD “ALERT” TO 22300 and follow the prompts

By opting in you will receive text messages instead of phone calls unless they are *Emergency Calls

 

WHEA LINKS:

Website →  whea.net

WHEA Store → WHEA's online store

High School Website → High School Website

High School PARENT Website → HS PARENT Website

 

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