Kapalama High School

 

Summary Daily Bulletin for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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We invite you to share your questions, concerns and feedback with us by using this link: https://bit.ly/3pc7Ebp. We look forward to hearing from you! Mahalo!

Aloha kākou, On behalf of everyone at Kamehameha Schools, I want to extend a sincere mahalo for your kōkua as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of the second quarter, we welcomed students back to campus in small groups as we launched our transition to hybrid learning. With every step along this journey, we’ve carefully considered the health and safety of our entire KS ‘ohana. Now, as our state and county governments take steps toward reopening our islands for trans-Pacific travel, we recognize some families may want to take advantage of this opportunity for personal travel. With this in mind, we’ve updated our travel guidelines for KS students to account for personal travel (and the associated risk), reflecting not only our commitment to protect the health and safety of our KS community but also to manage community spread. Our travel guidelines are also informed by peer review, including current practices at other large independent schools and county, state, and federal guidelines. As a result, we will implement the following changes for any travel that occurs beginning on Monday, Oct. 26, for students and staff who will be participating in school activities on campus: • KS students and employees who travel interisland or out of state on their personal time must follow all applicable state and county rules, including compliance with any required quarantine periods. • Parents should inform school administrators of their plans prior to their family/child’s travel. • If a student, age five and older, or employee returns from out-of-state travel and is not subject to a state-mandated quarantine because he/she took a 72-hour pre-travel COVID-19 test, or received a state or county exemption due to being an essential worker, the student/employee must still remain off site for 14 days unless 1) he/she receives a subsequent Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), also known as the PCR test, after the fifth day following his/her arrival; and 2) this second test returns a negative result. • If a student under the age of 5 returns from out-of-state travel and is not subject to a state-mandated quarantine because the students parent(s) or guardian(s) took a 72-hour pre-travel COVID-19 test, or received a state or county exemption due to being an essential worker, the student must still remain off site for 14 days, unless 1) he/she receives a subsequent NAAT after the fifth day following his/her arrival; and 2) the second test returns a negative result. • Parents are required to complete a form before their child can return to campus after out of state travel only. • These guidelines will apply to all vendors/contractors who may need to be physically present at a KS campus. • KS will not schedule any school-related travel, interisland or out of state, for the second semester or Summer 2021. For additional information on travel, please visit our student travel page. We also expect to update our travel-related guidelines over the next month or so as the state and county governments continue to evolve their rules on out-of-state travel and related testing protocols. Mahalo, Dr. Taran Chun, Poʻo Kula

If you are coming on to campus, please complete the Wellness Check on the day that you are coming to campus. Please do not do the Wellness Check in advance (ie. the day before). The Wellness Check assesses your health the day that you are coming to campus.

The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation which administers a scholarship aid program for Hawaii high school students attending a 4-year university or college in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Funds are derived from gifts and investment income from Hawaii Rotarians and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and access an application visit: https://www.hawaiirotaryyouthfoundation.org/apply-now/ The deadline for this scholarship is February 1, 2021.

Every year the Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation awards over $180,000 in scholarships to students in the State of Hawaii. The current scholarship award is $5,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. In its history, the Foundation has helped support over 500 students. To view the required documents for this award and to download an application visit: http://www.fukunagascholarship.com

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation is dedicated to helping Hawai`i high school seniors realize their goal of higher education. The Foundation awards a $2,000 scholarship to a senior from each qualifying high school in the State of Hawai`i. Students chosen by their schools to receive a Takitani scholarship become eligible for additional Foundation awards of up to $10,000. The first step is to register online at: http://www.takitanifoundation.org to create an online account to submit your application. Electronic copies of the following documents must be emailed to Mr. Morales (stmorale@ksbe.edu) by Friday, February 5, 2021 (NO LATER THAN 3:00PM) for review by the school selection committee: 1. The completed Takitani Scholarship Application 2. Two letters of recommendation. Letters must be emailed (pdf) to Mr. Morales directly from your recommender. Letters will not be accepted after February 5th. 3. The first page of your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). Your EFC must be visible 4. The first page of your parent’s/guardian’s Federal Income Tax Return (form 1040) from 2019 or 2020. Please make sure to black out all Social Security numbers. 5. A copy of your SAT or ACT score report [OPTIONAL] 6. A copy of your first semester transcript. No applications will be accepted after 3:00pm on February 5th. Please register early to avoid delays in meeting the February 5, 2021 deadline. Feel free to contact Mr. Morales if you have any questions about the scholarship. All other inquiries may be directed to the Foundation through email at: info@takitanifoundation.org, or by telephone at (808) 228‐0209.

Interested in applying for the National Honor Society? The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes students who display and are committed to displaying leadership, academic excellence, strong pono character, and community service. Request an application for the school year 2021-2022 today. NHS Membership is open to current sophomores and juniors. Selection will be in March with notification of acceptance in early April. If you have a 3.5-grade point average or the potential to reach a 3.5 by the end of the first semester in December 2020, please consider applying for acceptance to the Kamehameha Branch of the National Honor Society, an organization dedicated to academic excellence, leadership, and school and/or community service. You must also have a leadership role and complete four hours of community service during the month of December and or January and or February. Applications are available from Ms. Chan via email shchan@ksbe.edu. The deadline for applications is February 26, 2021, at 3:00. Email shchan@ksbe.edu to request an application.

Interested in applying for the National Honor Society? The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes students who display and are committed to displaying leadership, academic excellence, strong pono character, and community service. Request an application for the school year 2021-2022 today. NHS Membership is open to current sophomores and juniors. Selection will be in March with notification of acceptance in early April. If you have a 3.5-grade point average or the potential to reach a 3.5 by the end of the first semester in December 2020, please consider applying for acceptance to the Kamehameha Branch of the National Honor Society, an organization dedicated to academic excellence, leadership, and school and/or community service. You must also have a leadership role and complete four hours of community service during the month of December and or January and or February. Applications are available from Ms. Chan via email shchan@ksbe.edu. The deadline for applications is February 26, 2021, at 3:00. Email shchan@ksbe.edu to request an application.

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. The program was started last summer by educators, students, and graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. Last year, SSI received over 2,450 applications from students in 78 different countries. Many students who attended the program said SSI changed their lives and asked for the team to continue running SSI in future years. Applications for SSI 2021 have just opened, and we thought your students may be interested in applying. The program consists of three main parts: • Research and data science bootcamp: Students learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students learn about the research process and how to apply statistical and machine learning methods to address scientific questions with real-world impact. • Masterclass lecture series: Students are connected to accomplished young adults around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients, science research from International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) grand prize winners, and other topics from speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. • Mentored research project: Students complete a research project through a rigorous, hands-on learning experience under the guidance of mentors. Previously, students have worked in a variety of fields, from computational biology to quantum physics. If any of your students may be interested in and are a good fit for the program, could you please share this opportunity with them? Students and families can learn more about SSI and apply on our website here: https://www.summersteminstitute.org/.

Summer School registration is starting soon! Registering for classes and transportation on KS Connect opens at 7 am and closes at 4pm during the following windows: • Current Grade 11: Tuesday 1/19 – Wednesday 1/20 • Current Grade 10: Thursday 1/21 – Friday 1/22 • Current Grade 9: Monday 1/25 – Tuesday 1/26 Hybrid and Full Distance Learning (FDL) Summer dates are June 14-July 23, 2021. Classes will run from 7:35-11:45. There will be no afternoon or academy courses for Summer 2021. Dates for Full Distance Learning (FDL) courses offered through ASU are June 1-July 21, 2021. These courses run 8 weeks. Students in Hybrid courses will be assigned a Tuesday or Thursday to report to campus. For more information, visit https://blogs.ksbe.edu/kapalamasummer/. You may also contact the Summer School office at 808-842-8765 or by email at kapalamasummerschool@ksbe.edu. All terms are subject to change

What is it? The Ho`ohiki Pilina Program helps teens build conflict resolution skills and tools for forming healthy relationships. The skills and tools learned can apply to all types of relationships…romantic, friendship, family, school, and work. How do I receive the $100 Amazon Gift Card? All students that complete this 12-hour course and complete the teen survey (student) and the Ohana survey (adults) will receive a one time gift card incentive to Amazon for $100! How do I enroll? • Download our enrollment form from our website at: https://hpp.koka.org/hpp/enrollment-form/ • Class times are usually offered Tuesdays – Fridays (3 hours a day). • Classes will be available through June 30th 2021 • Time slots available are as follows (list your preference at the bottom of the enrollment form): 8:30-11:30am 12:30-3:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 3:30-6:30pm NOTE: We have special incentives for Clubs and teams as well! Please email hpp@koka.org or visit our website for more information.

The HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce their 2021 Scholarship Program. Twelve (12) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be a HawaiiUSA member for at least twelve consecutive months prior to applying and have an account in good standing. The scholarship deadline is February 12, 2021. For more information and to access an application visit: http://www.hawaiiusafcu.com/scholarship-app

Seniors please remember to use your KS imua email when registering for the Pauahi internal scholarships. You will not be able to access the scholarship website if you use another email account. The Pauahi scholarships closes on Friday, January 29th: https://www.ksbe.edu/apply/financial_aid/college_scholarships/pauahi_foundation/. Hawaii Community Foundation closes on Monday, February 1st: https://hcf.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/CMXAdmin/Cmx_Content.aspx?cpId=544.

Juniors please remember that you have an upcoming guidance session with your college counselors. The session, "How Colleges Select Students" will be held via zoom on Tuesday, 1/19/21 during periods 1, 3, 5, 7 and on Wednesday, 1/20/21 during periods 2, 4, 6, 8. You can access your college counselor's zoom link on their Canvas home page. Attendance will be taken.

Aloha Junior Parents (Class of 2022), the college counselors would like to invite you to attend four evenings of information focused on college financial aid. All sessions will begin at 6:00pm and will be held via Zoom. The dates and sessions are as follows: 2/3/21 – Mr. Steve Morales: How are we going to pay for this? 2/10/21 – Mr. Cullen Arroyo: Applying for aid. 2/17/21 – Mrs. Jen Baum: Positioning yourself for free money. 2/24/21 – Mr. Marques Kaonohi: Essentials for college success. Please reach out to your child’s college counselor if you did not receive an email invitation to these sessions.

Students who are here for a PM class AND athletics will use their purple parking placard to park on campus and students coming on to campus for athletics ONLY will be issued a pass through athletics. If you have questions, please call the ‘Akahi Student Center for PM parking and Athletics for athletic parking. Mahalo!

Open auditions are being held this week from Jan 19-22 for the Concert Glee Club '21-'22 school year. For more information on how to participate in the auditions either add yourself to g-class using class code "h75jsa4" or click on the following link https://bit.ly/38E4x60 Feel free to contact Kumu Ka‘upu at jukaupu@ksbe.edu if there are any questions. https://bit.ly/38E4x60

Do you like poetry? Do you like performing? If so, you may want to consider joining this year's Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts. For this contest, students choose three poems from the P.O.L website to memorize and recite. This year's school, state, and national contests of course will be virtual; however, competing will still be great fun! If you are interested in joining this year, please email Ms. Darrow at stdarrow@ksbe.edu for more information.

Senior TAYLOR MONIZ was named as a Top 300 Scholar in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nationʻs oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. Taylorʻs research, "Ivermectin Induces Apoptosis, Cell Cycle Arrest, and Senescence in C4-2 Prostate Cancer Cells," was chosen out of a total of 1760 projects nation-wide and she is now in the running to be considered as a finalist in the competition. Congratulations Taylor for your hard work and for representing Kamehameha Schools so well on the national stage! As part of her achievement, Taylor won a cash scholarship and the school received a cash award for STEM-related activities. Mahalo to mentor Miss Gail Ishimoto and HSR teachers Dr. Ali Seyedali and Dr. Grant Yamashita for their support.

Are you interested in becoming a medical doctor? If so, this summer’s Medical Problem Solving course is for you! It is a three-week course that is taught at UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kaka‘ako. Please note that there is a chance the program will get canceled again like last summer due to COVID-19; it will depend on how the positive counts and immunization process goes, up until late spring. If the program does run, it will be from June 15 – July 2, 2021, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Attendance is mandatory since it is a short and accelerated course. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from class. There is a public parking lot that charges $5 a day for parking, should you decide to drive. You will earn a KS Science elective half-credit upon satisfactory completion of the course. The course goals are to inspire a love for the health sciences through a medical school immersion experience and build students' self-esteem and confidence in their ability to pursue a career in health care. In this program, you will experience what it is like to be a first and second-year medical student. You will be exposed to problem-based learning tutorials, learn clinical skills, participate in manikin simulations, participate in three standardized "real" patient encounters, and visit the Anatomy Lab. Spaces are competitive and limited for this class. Successful completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics is preferred. Priority will go to current juniors (rising seniors); however, sophomores are encouraged to apply. If interested, please email Kumu Nicole Akana at niakana@ksbe.edu for an application. Applications are due February 19, 2021. Selections will be made by March 12, 2021.

Are you interested in becoming a medical doctor? If so, this summer’s Medical Problem Solving course is for you! It is a three-week course that is taught at UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kaka‘ako. Please note that there is a chance the program will get canceled again like last summer due to COVID-19; it will depend on how the positive counts and immunization process goes, up until late spring. If the program does run, it will be from June 15 – July 2, 2021, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Attendance is mandatory since it is a short and accelerated course. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from class. There is a public parking lot that charges $5 a day for parking, should you decide to drive. You will earn a KS Science elective half-credit upon satisfactory completion of the course. The course goals are to inspire a love for the health sciences through a medical school immersion experience and build students' self-esteem and confidence in their ability to pursue a career in health care. In this program, you will experience what it is like to be a first and second-year medical student. You will be exposed to problem-based learning tutorials, learn clinical skills, participate in manikin simulations, participate in three standardized "real" patient encounters, and visit the Anatomy Lab. Spaces are competitive and limited for this class. Successful completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics is preferred. Priority will go to current juniors (rising seniors); however, sophomores are encouraged to apply. If interested, please email Kumu Nicole Akana at niakana@ksbe.edu for an application. Applications are due February 19, 2021. Selections will be made by March 12, 2021.

If you are on campus, please return your overdue books and materials in the Midkiff Book Drop located to the right of Midkiff’s entrance as soon as possible. Due to Covid-19 guidelines for libraries, your books may be checked in and cleared from your account up to 14 days after you have returned them to Midkiff. Please be patient with this process. Mahalo!