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 School Calendar - please click here


Important Dates:

Tues., May 23, 2017 - High School & Beyond Briefing for Exiting 8th Grade Students & Families - 2:30-4 p.m. - L03A.  Guest speaker Stacie Higgins from NHERC will cover the following: 

1. The importance of being successful in high school 
2. How to earn college credits as a high school student 
3. The college application process, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please RSVP if possible by calling Angela Pastores at (808) 443-3666.

Thurs., May 25, 2017 - 8th Grade Exit Ceremony at the Waikoloa Marriott  & 6th Grade Culture Faire on campus

Fri., May 26, 2017 - Final Day of School for All Students – 11:30 a.m. Students Released!

Mon., June 5 - Fri., June 23 – Full STEAM Ahead - Summer 2017 - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily except Mon., June 12 - Kamehameha Day Holiday.  Includes busing, breakfast & lunch daily & field trips.  $60 – scholarships available. 

Mon., June 26 – Fri., July 21 - HPA Summer School – One Class Scholarships for WMS 6th & 7th grade students. Applications due May 16.  Mahalo to our partners: Dr. Paul Nakayama, Mr. Jerry Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Clayton. 

Mon., June 26 - Fri., July 14 - Waimea Summer Exposure!  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  For WES & WMS students (Pre-K to 8th grade).   Applications available soon.  

Tues., August 8 - 2017-18 School Year Begins!  


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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.  

Our teachers are working hard to prepare your student for the stateʻs new Smarter Balanced Assessments at the end of the 2016-'17 School Year.  The combination of new Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments is being felt in every single classroom, every minute of the school day.  A much higher level of critical thinking and problem solving is expected and our students have the ability to learn and excel but it takes hard work, persistence and a positive learning environment

 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 other 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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