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English Learner (EL) Home Page

Culturally Rich English Learners At Kanoelani 
Kanoelani students come from a diverse group of cultures.  All the cultures are as interesting and as special as our students.  We currently have 67 students in our EL (English Learner) Program.  Our EL population speaks twelve different languages. They are: Ilocano, Tagalog, Spanish, Japanese, Chuukese, Pampango, Vietnamese, Arabic, Cebuano/Visayan, Greek, Italian, Bosnian, and Marshallese. 
New to Hawaii?  Click on the  links below for information on a variety of useful topics.
Welcome Back To School!   
Welcome to school year 2021-22
I hope you and your family had an enjoyable summer vacation!  I would like to extend an extra special welcome to our new EL students and families!  It is such a joy to see you and your children at school, face-to-face this year!  I feel so happy to talk with you and your children in person!  
 All of our EL students are receiving English Language support in their classrooms during the school day.  Our 3 EL teachers and myself work with our EL students to develop their English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Please contact me at 307-3828 if you ever have any question or concerns.  I am happy to speak with you and help.
FREE COVID Testing - Now through September 4, 2021
covid testing info
Added Wed., Nov. 4, 2020
Please click on the links below to view informational videos and posters in multiple languages. 
Posters - 
                        (updated 8/17/2020)
Multilingual Online Program Tutorials 
If you would like help with online programs spoken in other languages, please check out the tutorials made by Waipahu High School Multilingual Students.
Translate Google Meet Closed Captions
Please click on this link to learn how to change the closed caption language in Google Meet.  It's so easy to do and can help you and your child better understand information being shared on this platform.
WIDA Remote Screener for New Students
New students whose registration form indicated a language other than English is spoken in the home will be tested to see if they qualify for EL services. We will be using a remote screener since we are not able to do the test in person.  I will be contacting our new families to set up a time for testing. 
WIDA ACCESS Test Reports
EL students who took the WIDA ACCESS test earlier this year will receive their test score reports by mail.  Students who had an overall score of 5.0 or higher have exited out of the EL program.  Please look over your child's test report.  The bottom half of the page explains what your child is generally able to do.
Annual Parent Notification Letters
You will be receiving an Annual Parent Notification Letter in the mail, letting you know that your child qualifies for EL services.  Can you please fill out and sign the page that says Attachment B.1 then return it to school?  If this isn't possible, can you please take a screenshot after you filled out the form and email it to me at eichiki@kanoelanies.k12.hi.us?  Thank you for your help with returning this form.
Health Hotline and Telehealth for Hawaii DOE Students
  • Hawai'i State Department of Education (HIDOE) students and families will have access to a new health hotline and telehealth services provided by the Hawai'i Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program (HK), effective Friday, May 1.
  • These new services will deliver equitable access to health resources and care for HIDOE students using mobile devices and interactive technology.
  • Telehealth is the safe and confidential delivery of health care services using interactive technology. Students' information will be kept private in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines. At a minimum, callers will need access to a telephone.
  • The health hotline and telehealth visits will be provided at no cost to HIDOE students. Families with medical insurance will be asked to provide their insurance information, but HK will not bill or collect co-pays from families.
Click here for more information.
Translated Flyers
Help your child develop their language by doing fun and meaningful activities together.
Use native language




Lokahi Lounge Board Games,  Lunch Bunch, and Parent Coffee Hour  Photos

I hope you have had a chance to check out pictures of our EL children and parents enjoying the Lokahi Lounge and making connections with each other.  The pictures are located in tabs named "Lunch Bunch Photos", "Recess Board Games Photos", and "Parent Coffee Hour Photos" located on the right side of this page.  It’s so nice to see our EL families enjoying  the Lokahi Lounge and connecting with others!  Please come and join us in the Lounge!  It’s your “home away from home”!




Building Friendships during Board Game Days and Lunch Bunch  (see photos below)