Family Information

Please click here for important school news and events involving families

Complaint Procedures: Go to bottom of this page for Ho'okako'o Procedures; 
Please go to http://doe.k12.hi.us/nelb/educators/ for procedures involving the State DOE



WMS 2017-18 School Calendar - please click here

Student Supply List - please click here


Important Dates & Information:

Family Open House - Wed., Aug. 30, 5-7 p.m. (See more info below.)

WMS & WES Family Literacy Night - Wed., Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m.

WMS 5th Annual Fun Run/Walk & Silent Auction - Fri., Sept. 29, 4 p.m.



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Additional great news for WMS families for the 2017-18 SY:  

1) Beginning this year, all WMS students will enjoy a FREE breakfast and lunch daily.  We are doing this because experience and all the research confirms that students learn better when they have had a nutritious breakfast and lunch.  This is made possible by a new federal program for food service in public schools that have a large Title I student population.  Also, our local school board, Ho’okako’o Corporation, helped facilitate the application process.  

2) Also, WMS students will be provided FREE busing in the district daily, in part because we were “gifted” with buses and vans by the Neilan Foundation, and because we are prioritizing ATTENDANCE. 

Our goal this year is simple:  That every single student attends every day on time, ready to learn.  

We hope that providing convenient free transportation will help families ensure students are here in class every single day. 

We thank all who make these benefits possible for our students and families!


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We encourage every family to be involved in their child's learning!



Congratulations to 6th Grade parent, Lahela Barcenilla, WMS 3rd Quarter 2016-17 SY Parent Partner Positives $100 KTA Gift Card Winner.  Lahela is the proud parent of Jordan.  Lahela attended and volunteered for many events at WMS:  Hui `Ohana Social Events 1, 2, & 3, as well as the Ti-leaf skirt making event, Book Fair, and volunteering in the office with Amy Kailimai.  Mahalo, Lahela for your hard work and kokua!  

There is still time to earn Parent Partner Positives by volunteering and attending school events.  To qualify for a drawing a parent must accumulate at least 15 points (5 points for each event attended or volunteer time) The next drawing is at the end of the 4th quarter.

The End of the Year Grand Prize Drawing is for a $400 Interisland Air Travel award.  Parents who accumulate at least 50 points or more to be placed in a drawing.   Questions?  Please call Amy Kailimai at 887-6090 Ext. 223

 


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The McKinney-Vento Act

If you are living with friends or family because you cannot afford rent; living on the beach, at a campground, in a park or in a hotel; living in a tent, car, bus, or other non-permanent structure; living in an emergency or transitional shelter; living in a domestic violence shelter, or without a regular place to stay at night, or awaiting foster care placement, then your child may be eligible for certain educational rights or services under the McKinney-Vento Act.  Please refer to the attached information.  

If you have any questions, please contact WMS at 887-6090, Ext. 222.  





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Annual Notification of Privacy Rights (FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit  http://ferpa.k12.hi.us.  

Waimea Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups-ESE only. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Amy Kendziorski, Principal, 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743 (808) 887-6090 Ext. 225 or email Amy_Kendziorski@wmpccs.org

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Family Expectations:  




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 This is WMS' Student/Family/Staff Compact for the 2016-'17 School Year:





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More About A Family's Responsibilities: 

Grades are important, but they are just one measure of a childʻs progress.  

                                Your child also needs your help. As a family member, these are your responsibilities:

·         Attendance – Be sure your child attends school every day, on time, ready to learn.  This means plenty of rest, 
          a healthy breakfast, “living” our I KAIR core values and a good attitude about the importance of learning.
·         School Planner – A family member should check this daily for assignments and behavior. 
·         Wednesday Envelope – Check it weekly for news and advisories.
·         Read With Your Children – It doesnʻt matter what; reading with children has life-long benefits! 
·         Most important of all – call us if you have questions or concerns. You may call Counselor Mary Martinson (Ext. 252) or Principal Amy Kendziorski (Ext. 225).  We are happy to meet to review assessments such as quarterly STAR tests to look more deeply into your childʻs progress and possible areas of need to prepare for success in high school and beyond.

 

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Family involvement is essential to student academic progress.  We welcome family support and questions!   Please call (887-6090 Ext. 222) or drop by the school office if you have questions, concerns or need assistance.  Mahalo!

Please
click here for student behavior expectations and dress code information -- all of which is included in the Student Planner. 

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