Waimea Middle School

First schoolwide Piko of the 2021-2022 school year! Mrs. Mareko Photo

Aloha from Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School - Kamuela, Hawai'i!

We are proud to successfully returned for full in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year with comprehensive COVID safety protocols in place. We welcome an opportunity to talk with you about face-to-face learning including exciting, relevant academic curriculum and experiences and our comprehensive supports for all students. A campus tour can be scheduled too to see first-hand what makes us both safe and "A Place of Infinite Possibilities" for your child.

Questions? Please call (887-6090 Ext. 222) or email phonemessage@wmpccs.org. Please also contact us before coming to campus.

School Year Theme

Transition

Vision

A Place of Infinite Possibilities

Mission

Waimea Middle School empowers all students with the skills, values, and cultural understanding to successfully navigate high school and beyond.


IKAIR Core Values

  • 'Ike

  • Kaizen

  • Accountability

  • Integrity

  • Respect

Get Involved in Student Learning

WMS May Day 2022

One of Waimea's older annual traditions continues!! A warm mahalo to all who made this happen - and to Brent Takenouchi and his co-cameraperson - 6th Grader Cameron Miura for filming and editing the presentation for families and our entire school-community to enjoy in perpetuity! Feel free to share!!


https://youtu.be/EcJVXA3RAWY

Deadline for FREE DRESS DAY reward has passed but families still asked to please share their mana'o via this survey! MAHALO!

Check This Out! Our Virtual IKAIR Ho'ike spotlighting students will make you smile!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=9pz5g63a_N4

Once logged in, give it about 40 seconds to start! It's worth the wait!

UPDATED 3/10/2022 - important information for WMS families & our entire school-community! Please stay safe everyone! 😷


https://drive.google.com/file/d/147M7l0vQJoFWiwbv1Rdn3JOOs9IMAMuj/view?usp=sharing


Click here to watch full presentation: https://youtu.be/TGbhjZmjBzY

Click here to watch: "Hiding In Plain Sight...Can You Spot..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDP8rTktWw


Click here for help to stop Vaping:

1) https://hawaii.mylifemyquit.org/index

2) https://livinghealthy.hawaii.gov/tobacco-free/vaping/


Click here for HIPHI Vaping Facts & Contact Information from presentation:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s2jaNXcZhS49GhPyVmM5I4weXV-wPLPi/view?usp=sharing



IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FAMILIES:


Happy New Year!


We Look Forward to an Exciting, Rewarding, Safe 2nd Semester beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022!


Video message from our Principal:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Des604aWv-AT1mmBxITnFPFkiire5kyW/view?usp=sharing






Link to online Migrant Education Family Work Survey: https://forms.gle/gXn1PTcskLzxmLsL6

Questions? Lee_Johnson@wmpccs.org

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Disclaimer: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by 1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. 2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

WASC Accredited thru June 2027

WMS COVID-19 UPDATE for May 9, 2022: Hawai'i DOE continues to expect all on campus to wear masks indoors thru May 27, 2022.

WMS has consistently shared letters out with our families and faculty-staff as well as local school board and the public charter school commission to keep everyone informed about cases as well as testing opportunities, changes in guidelines, and other safety practices. Please watch for advisories via ClassDojo, School Messenger, the Wednesday Envelope and Facebook.

Also, families are asked that before sending students to campus, please do a Wellness Check daily using the following guidance, bit.ly/WellnessCheck2021. Individuals who are exhibiting any symptoms, who are currently awaiting results, or who have been directed to quarantine by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, should not come to campus.

NOTE: As of March 9, 2022, HIDOE announces "Outdoor" masking optional on campus:

Examples:

• Walking to and from the cafeteria - no mask required

• Walking to and from recess - no mask required

• Recess - no mask required

• PE - no mask required

• Walking into the classroom - mask required

• Standing in the cafeteria to get your breakfast/lunch - mask required

• All classroom activities - mask required


Reminders: Everyone on campus must still follow the uni-directional walking pattern, use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently, not share food and practice social distancing please.

Questions? Concerns? Please call the school office (808) 887-6090 Ext. 222 or email: phonemessage@wmpccs.org.