Waimea Middle School

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

Aloha from Waimea Middle School - Kamuela, Moku o Keawe - Hawai'i Island!

We are excited to be returning once again for full in-person instruction on Tues., Jan. 4, 2022, with comprehensive Covid safety protocols in place. This includes DOE's strict student-family-teacher-staff-visitor and facilities Covid mitigation requirements. Please see letter below and video message from our Principal! Questions? Please call (887-6090 Ext. 222) or email phonemessage@wmpccs.org. Please also contact us before coming to campus. We welcome an opportunity to talk with you about face-to-face learning including academic programs and supports for 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.

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A Place of Infinite Possibilities

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

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WMS COVID-19 UPDATE for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022: One positive COVID-19 case today for WMS - an 8th grade student who has been off campus since 1/10/22 so there were no on-campus close contacts. Please do everything you can to stay safe everyone!

Tues., Jan. 18, 2022: Three positive COVID-19 cases reported today for WMS - one in eighth grade and two in sixth grade. All close contacts have been notified. The 8th grade student was last on campus today, Jan. 18. The 6th grade students have been off campus for more than 5 days. We wish all students and families full speedy recovery. Teachers-staff have been notified and needed disinfection has been completed. Letters to families posted to ClassDojo.

Families, before sending students onto 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.

To help keep everyone as safe as possible, we are offering free testing weekly to all students, faculty and staff on Mondays from 1-2:30PM. Registration is through https://alohaclear.com/. Registration is quick online and then families will receive notification of the results within an hour or two by email. All information is confidential. Families only need to register once and students can access testing weekly if desired. However, due to the increased demand for testing, the initial registration must be done before 7PM the night before - Sunday.

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




IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: FREE STUDENT COVID-19 TESTING ON CAMPUS – Every Monday - 1-2:30PM!

Due to surge in testing participation at schools, new participants must register online 7PM Sunday evenings – tomorrow 1/9/22 and thereafter. Families/students do NOT have to re-register after initially signing up and providing parental consent.

WMS is offering voluntary free weekly COVID-19 testing to help keep our students, staff and community safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Families are urged to register their students and sign a consent form for each student. The more students who participate the safer our school will be!

What is the COVID-19 testing program? Participating students will be tested once a week using an Antigen test performed on campus during school hours – Monday from 1-2:30PM. This test is quick. Students asked to gently swab their lower inner nostril. If you want to see how it’s done, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQjh4TAuqb0&authuser=0

The test is processed onsite. Parents that registered online will receive their student’s test results shortly thereafter via email. If parents are unable to register their students online, a hard copy of the test results will be sent home with their students the next day. Student information will only be shared with the State Department of Health and required school departments if a student tests positive in an individual test.

The test is free. You do not need to pay for the test or have insurance to get the test. The program is optional, but we hope you will participate to help us stop the spread of COVID-19.

How to sign up electronically: https://alohaclear.com/

Parent Guide, Create Profile and Minor Consent: https://youtu.be/m2qCza56x50

Parent Guide, How to Access Test Results: https://youtu.be/mRQVzSqXDhA

Parent Guide, Revoke On-Campus Testing: https://youtu.be/dPqx5YuV1f8t

Please stay safe!


Both pre-registering and taking the test are quick and easy. Stay safe everyone!


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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