Kapalama High School

 

Summary Daily Bulletin for Saturday, September 19, 2020

All KS staff, visitors, volunteers and vendors must complete a brief online wellness check in prior to entering KS worksites. Individuals who do not enter KS buildings or visitors who are on-site for less than 15 minutes DO NOT have to complete the wellness check-in. Access the KS check-in form at wellness.ksbe.edu on your computer or digital device. The online form will ask simple questions to assess your health. In addition to completing the wellness check,all visitors are required to wear a face mask.

All KS staff, visitors, volunteers and vendors must complete a brief online wellness check in prior to entering KS worksites. Individuals who do not enter KS buildings or visitors who are on-site for less than 15 minutes DO NOT have to complete the wellness check-in. Access the KS check-in form at wellness.ksbe.edu on your computer or digital device. The online form will ask simple questions to assess your health. In addition to completing the wellness check,all visitors are required to wear a face mask.

Graduation excitement! KS Connect is now open to enter your legal name as you will have it appear on your diploma. 1. Click on the graduation link on KS Connect. 2. Click edit your name. 3. Enter your name with the correct diacritical(s). 4. Submit your name and review your name. If your name is correct, click agree. 5. Click on the yearbook tab 6. Enter your name as you would like it published in the yearbook. 7. Enter your place you would like printed under your name: example- Waimānalo, Hawai'i 8. Submit, review, and agree. 9. Have your parent log into his/her KS Connect account and review both your yearbook name and your diploma name. 10. Have them approve your name. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THIS IS OCTOBER 1, 2020. If you don't complete your name, your name will default to what is printed in KS Connect, which could mean your middle initials or an abbreviated version of your name.

Graduation excitement! KS Connect is now open for students to enter their legal name as they would like it to appear on their diploma. Once your student has completed both the diploma and yearbook name, please log into your KS Connect account and approve the names. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THIS IS OCTOBER 1, 2020. If the student does not complete the name entry with parent approval, the name will default to what is printed in KS Connect, which could mean only middle initials or an abbreviated version of a long name.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened the application for its College Scholarship Program. The scholarship is designed to help reduce financial barriers for talented students applying to selective colleges and universities. The College Scholarship Program awards up to $40,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study to complete a bachelor’s degree. The application is available exclusively via the Common App’s online platform. The final deadline to submit the completed College Scholarship Program application is October 30, 2020. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/

Student IDs will be mailed home prior to the start of second quarter. Please be sure that your home address is current in KS Connect. New invitees who did not take their ID picture will be contacted to take their pictures during the fall break.

Student IDs will be mailed home prior to the start of second quarter. Please be sure that your home address is current in KS Connect. New invitees who did not take their ID picture will be contacted to take their pictures during the fall break.

Are you interested in global issues? Would you like to become a part of a friendly and collaborative community? If so, we’d love to see you at PAAC (Pacific Asian Affairs Counsel) Club! Here, we talk openly about global issues and aim to find solutions to problems. We participate in a few events with other schools to broaden our perspective and build friendships that are not limited to our school. All grades are welcome. The first meeting will be on the last Tuesday of the month, 9/29. To register, please check out the link below: https://forms.gle/Y2VHiPStAp2nGGQLA If you have any questions regarding the club, please see Mālia Attocknie (President) at maliaahonui.attocknie@imua.ksbe.edu

Need help with resources for your curriculum? Need to figure out how to do projects with your haumāna? Need help creating content? Midkiff is here to help you with these and many of your other curriculum needs. Visit our Midkiff website (https://blogs.ksbe.edu/midkiff/) and click on the Kōkua for Kumu buttons to get help from Midkiff kumu.

Friendly reminder that we are still accepting club charter forms. If you are interested in creating a club, please email Mr. Lai at anlai@ksbe.edu and he'll send you a club charter. Remember, you will need a KS kumu/employee to be your club advisor. If your club plans on collecting dues or fundraising, your advisor needs to complete a fiscal training. And as a side note, we are planning a virtual club fair for early October. More details to come.

The Claremont Colleges -- Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps Colleges -- are hosting virtual programs for prospective students and families to learn more about their shared and singular approaches to liberal arts education. In both sessions you'll discover what makes their consortium special, hear more about their distinctive missions, and learn about the selective college admission process. After the presentations, you'll have a chance to ask questions to the presenters. Session 1: Thursday, September 17 at 1 p.m. Please register at: https://connect.cmc.edu/register/?id=648de45d-e7d7-4dd3-8ecc-870de0121453 Session 2: Tuesday, September 29 at 9 a.m. Please register at: https://connect.cmc.edu/register/?id=d7103bf6-6765-4f60-986b-e94730286275 Registration will close 24 hours before the event start time. Event details and webinar access are provided after registration.

In the spirit of cooperation, six of the nation's top liberal arts colleges —Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are hosting a series of student events with themes on academics and research, affordability, campus life, preparing your application, outcomes and more. You can register for the below sessions at: https://www.sixcolleges.org/rsvp/?utm_content=dom-cnsl-invite1&utm_campaign=admissions&utm_source=sixcolleges&utm_term=F21&utm_medium=email • Financial Aid and Affording College - Monday, Sept 21 at 7 p.m. EDT • Campus Life and Building a Community - Thursday, Oct 1 at 7 p.m. EDT • Applying in the Time of COVID - Tuesday, Oct 13 at 7 p.m. EDT • Outcomes and Opportunity - Tuesday, Oct 27 at 7 p.m. EDT

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assists high school students who've exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need. The online application is now open for high school seniors. Only one application is needed for the National, State and Targeted scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. The application will close on October 25, 2020. For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, please visit: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=167076126

Are you thinking of pursuing a career or are interested in medicine or the STEM field? If so, click the link below to sign up for the Future Frontliners Club! The purpose of the club is to inspire the next generation of Native Hawaiian frontline workers by bringing in world-renowned experts to share about their careers and schooling and providing community service opportunities to uplift the lāhui. Our monthly guest speakers will be covering a MASSIVE range of professions from nuclear engineering all the way to neurosurgery, and everything in between! YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS… Sign-Up link: https://forms.gle/ZEo9y9NazfedZ2cu8 If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to either of the co-presidents at: logan.lau@imua.ksbe.edu or saige.holkup@imua.ksbe.edu

Got something to say? Want to share what you are thinking and/or feeling? DL got you going stir crazy? Have ideas on how to make this school year great? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE! ASKS is hosting a student forum on Thursday, September 24th from 2:00 to 3:30pm. This will be an opportunity for students to ask questions, voice their opinions on school policies and events, present possible solutions and offer up ideas. The forum will be led by your student leaders, Mr. Lai and your class advisors. In order to best serve you, as your student leaders this school year, we want to hear what the student body has to say. Please check your email sent out by your advisors for the zoom link and google form to sign up. We look forward to hearing anything you have to say! Feel free to email co-student body president Taylor Moniz taylor.moniz@imua.ksbe.edu, or Mr. Lai at anlai@ksbe.edu with any questions.

Stay At Home Spirit Week (Dress code Guidelines Below, please READ): It's time to do some Fall cleaning and get ready to prove, that even in these crazy times, you still got that spirit. So dust off those costumes, and your creativity. It’s the end of the first quarter, YOU DID IT, WARRIORS!!! Please see the guidelines below for appropriate attire. DRESS YOUR SELF, DRESS YOUR ZOOM BACKGROUND: Monday, 9/28: Heads Up Day Now’s your time to show off your favorite hat, tiara, bonnet, wig, antlers, lei po’o, headband, etc. Put something on that po’o, and yes, if your cat will stay on your head, pets count as a head adornment. KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Tuesday, 9/29: Paint Yoah Face Day Unicorns, bears, rainbows, baby Yoda, Wonder Woman, random lines, lightning bolts, Spider Man, spirals, glitter, bubbles or anything else you can dream of, as long as it’s appropriate, paint your face and let your creativity shine on your face. KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Wednesday, 9/30: Class Color Show your class spirit and go all out in your class color! You are encouraged to wear your class color proud, shirts, hats, headbands, face paint, your room, your zoom background, your pet, your kupuna, your neighbor (okay maybe not your neighbor, social distance), etc. Color it up with your class color. KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Thursday, 10/1: Thpooky Thursday Let’s kick off the first of October by showing your scary (or not-so-scary) side. Ghosts, ghouls, witches, dragons, jack-o-lanterns, fairies, Disney character, favorite hero/heroine, your tutu, they guy at the grocery store, tv character, etc. It’s a pre-Halloween, dress it up! KEEP IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT APPROPRIATE! Friday, 10/2: No dress-up since there is no class on this day. Wear Regular School Uniform if you are checking in with Kumu. GUIDELINES FOR ALL DRESS UP DAYS (IF NOT DRESSING UP, YOU MUST BE IN YOUR UNIFORM TOP): 1. No masks (painted faces are acceptable.) 2. Temporary colored hair is also acceptable 3. No scanty attire. Be modest. Be appropriate. Be tasteful. Be respectful. 4. Upper and lower body must be fully clothed. 5. Outfits need to be appropriate for a high school and in good taste. 6. Necklines should fall no lower than the underarm area and tops should be long enough to tuck in (no bare midriffs). 7. T-shirts ARE allowed if part of your costume/outfit. 8. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, and strapless tops are NOT allowed. 9. NO profane and/or inappropriate images, slogans, or costume pieces. No obscene pictures, wording, inappropriate images, or promotion of alcohol, drugs, weapons, or gangs. 10. No props depicting alcohol, drugs, or weapons. This is highly inappropriate for high school, or anywhere for that matter.

Are you a student making a difference through volunteering? Then consider applying for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This program honors students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Applications are now open for 2021 awards. To learn more about this program and to apply visit: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021

This virtual college fair will connect you directly with admission representatives from over 100 Catholic colleges and universities from the comfort of your home, smartphone or tablet. The online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. During this time, you'll be able to gain useful information and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating Catholic college and universities. For more information and to register visit: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/pjyesd