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| HIDOE announced on April 17th the continuation of enrichment and distance learning through May 28, the last day of the 2019-2020 school year. For more information please visit hawaiipublicschools.org |

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                                                                               May Update                                         (updated 5/28/2020)
Hi Families,
This is our last week of school!  I am so glad our state seems to be flattening the curve of the Corona virus so that we are able to enjoy more recreational activities and businesses are slowly opening up.  I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful summer!  I look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safely possible for us to do so!
If you have questions or concerns, or just want to share something with me, please email me at:  eichiki@kanoelanies.k12.hi.us
You can translate the e-learning documents using the Translate tool. 
Click on the link for step-by-step directions:   How to Translate Documents
FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT ALOHA STADIUM  -  Will be updated when information becomes available.
Click here to download the form: Household Information Form 
Click here for more info on website:  Hawaii Foodbank
summer food distribution
ReadWorks Summer Reading Packets -              (added 5/19/2020)
Keep your brain sharp and continue developing your awesome reading skills with these interesting reading activities.
Click on the links below.
Help your child develop their language by doing fun and meaningful activities together.
Use native language
Another resource added on 4/30/2020
Hawaii Keiki
There is a new hotline for health-related questions and telehealth services for Hawaii Dept. of Education students provided by Hawai'i Keiki:  Healthy and Ready to Learn Program (HK). 
Starting Friday, May 1st, HK will offer this FREE hotline and telehealth visits          
Toll free #(844) 436-3888   Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, excluding holidays.
Click on this link for more information:  Health Hotline and Telehealth Services


Here are links to new information and resources from the HIDOE website  (added on 4/24/2020)
  • How to talk to little learners about coronavirus (PBS)

  • Things to Do at Home: Learn Something New While You Self-Quarantine (Honolulu Magazine)

  • The YMCA Essential Workers Child Care Program is available for school-age children of essential workers during the COVID-19 health crisis Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Leeward YMCA in Waipahu, Windward YMCA and Nu’uanu YMCA. Up to 100% financial assistance is available, based on need. (Disclaimer: For informational purposes only.)
Here are links to new information and resources that were added on 4/20/2020
DOE Continuity of Eduction - EL Translation and Instructional Resources
Updated State of Hawaii COVID-19 info - COVID-19 Multi-Languages

Honolulu Will Require Masks At Businesses And Riding Transit - People visiting essential businesses and those riding mass transit on Oahu will be required to wear a facial covering starting today, Monday, 4/20/20.


If you want to make a quick, no-sew face mask, click on this link:  Make A No-Sew Face Mask

FREE grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at select schools for children 18 years and under

  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for breakfast.
  • Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for lunch.

For more details and  pick-up site info: Click here      Updated 4/20/2020 



Aloha United Way 211 Statewide Hotline - This site has resources and information on COVID-19.  They also have specialists that can help you find food, shelter, financial assistance, child care, parenting support, elderly care, disability services, job training and much more. 
Connect with an Information and Referral Specialist by phonetextchat, or email, Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, or search our database online 24/7.  Click on this link:  Aloha United Way
Online Resources - Click on the links to check them out.

Resource &  Link


Grade Level


Online Books and Songs


Audible Books

Listen to a collection of books  

All ages

Unite for Literacy

Non-fiction books printed in English but narrated in 40 different languages, including Tagalog.

Lower elementary


Online books read aloud by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey

Lower elementary

International Children’s Digital Library

Books available in different languages

Gr. K-8


Online fiction and non-fiction books

Gr. 3-12


Hawaii Department of Education online books site

All ages

Mama Lisa’s World

Traditional children’s songs from around the world

All ages


Learn/Practice English


BrainPop ELL

Interactive way to learn English



Games, lessons, and activities to learn English

Gr. K-6

Fun English Games

Learn and practice English skills through games and activities


Games to learn English

Play games to learn English


Digital Downloads

Learn different languages

All ages

Cambridge English

Learn English

All ages


Learn English and other languages

All ages

ESL Home Learning Activity Calendars Gr. K-8 (Weeks 5-12)
Previously published information. (before 4/20/2020)
.    Read and Listen to eBooks for FREE on Sora     

Use the Hawaii State Department of Education's Shared eBook Collection to access eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read Aloud eBooks. Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period, so you will never have to worry about losing or damaging a book again. You’ll never get overdue fines, and you can still borrow these titles even if you owe other fees!

DOE Website for Continuity of Education
This website provides COVID-19 updates, information and resources for learning, and more. 



Corona Virus (COVID-19) Information. Updated with additional languages as of 3/25/2020.
HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates: 
Click on the links below for translated resources from the Department of Education (DOE) website regarding the Corona Virus (COVID-19):


For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Hawaii Department of Education website has some translated information.

Please click on the following link: bit.ly/hicovid19

Scroll down until you see in bold letters, the "Translated Resources" section.

Within this section, there is information regarding the Corona Virus in your languages. Click on the translated documents in your language.  



Para iti damag panggep iti Corona virus (COVID-19), iti Departamento ti Edukasyon ti Hawaii ket adda website da nga nakakabil iti damdamag nga naisurat iti sao yo.

Pangaasiyo ta kitaenyo daytoy sumaruno nga link: bit.ly/hicovid19

Ag-scroll kayo nga agpababa inggana makitayo diay paset nga adda ti dadakkel nga letra iti bukod yo a pagsasao nga nakakabil ket “Translated Resources.”

Ditoy nga paset, adda madamag panggep iti Corona Virus iti bukod yo a sao. I-click yo diay naisarita nga kasuratan iti bukod yo a pagsasao.



Para sa impormasyon tungkol sa Corona Virus (COVID-19), ang Departamento ng Edukasyon ng Hawaii ay may website na may mga isinalin na impormasyon.

Mangyaring suriin ang sumusunod na link: bit.ly/hicovid19

Mag-scroll pababa hanggang makita mo ang mga kapansin pansin na letra, ang bahaging, “Translated Resources.”

Sa bahaging ito, may iba’t ibang impormasyon tungkol sa Corona Virus sa iyong mga wika. I-click ang mga isinaling dokumento sa iyong wika.



Ren an epwe fatafateoch ngonuk porausen ei monun samaw ika samaw Korona Fairus (COVID-19), ewe Putain Echikeison non Hawaii Website a awora ekkoch awewen ei monun ika samaw ren om kopwe weweochufiti.

Kose mochen kopwe knik (click) won ekkei awewefichin mei tetenitiwbit.ly/hicovid19

Kopwe satiw (scroll down) tori om ka kuna kewe mesenimak mei choon (bold) ren kewe " Awewen ekkewe kapas Auchea" non ei kinikin.

Non ei kinikin , mei wor sokofesenin porause mei tou faniten ei samaw ika monun samaw Korona Fairus (Coronavirus) non kapasen fonuwom. Kopwe knik (click) won kewe toropwen mei chiaku ngeni kapasen fonuwom.



Nan melele ko ikijeen Coronavirus (COVID-19), website eo an Ra eo an Jikin Jelalokijen ilo Hawaii ewor jet melele ko im emoj ukoti

Joij im click e link in: bit.ly/hicovid19

Read lalwaj mae ien konaj tobar letta ko emoj kameej jeje ko aer (bold letter) ilo section eo ej ba "Translated Resources."

Ilo section in, elon kain melele ko ikijeen Corona Virus ilo kajin ko am. Click ijo emoj ukoti nan kajin eo am.



Mo feso'ota'iga e fa'atatau i le Coronavirus (COVID-19), o le ‘upega tafāilagi a le Ofisa o A'oa'oga o lo'o iai fa'asalalauga ua uma ona fa'aliliuina.

Fa'amolemole asiasi le fa'asalalauga mo nisi fa'amatalaga atilibit.ly/hicovid19

Taga'i ifo i fa'asalalauga o lo'o lolomiina i mata'itusi tetele, vaega o "Alaga'oa o Gagana 'Ese'ese." 

O vaega nei, o lo'o iai fa'asalalauga 'ese'ese e fa'atatau i le fa'ama'i o le Corona Virus i lau gaganaAsiasi mata'upu i lau gagana.  


For the latest CDC resources & translations on COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Print Resources page and the COVID-19 video playlist.
Stop Germs, Stop Healthy hand washing poster
Hand washing poster in multiple languages:
Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet
Washington State Department of Health, 2020
This fact sheet outlines the novel coronavirus, how it spreads, how severe it is, the symptoms of the virus, who is at risk of the virus, how people can protect themselves, and how the novel coronavirus is treated. Available in English, ArabicSimplified ChineseTraditional Chinese, Japanese, KoreanRussian, SpanishTagalogThai, and Vietnamese.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Website 
This website link provides ways that you can help your child learn at home.  Click on the link below:
1. Imagine Learning -
All EL students have access to this interactive, fun, educational program that builds English literacy.  This program is adaptive to your child's individual level and focuses on his/her specific needs.  Please let me know if you need the login information.
2. Epic Books and Videos Online (Free Access until June 30th)
Your child can have free access to many online books and videos on this site.  Some books can even be read to your child.   Please send me your email so your child can have access at home.
Epic also has a Twitter page with monthly calendars filled with fun things to do.


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 63 students in our EL (English Learner) Program.  Our EL population speaks twelve different languages. They are: Ilocano, Tagalog, Spanish, Japanese, Chuukese, Pampango, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Italian, Hawaiian, and Marshallese. 
New to Hawaii?  Click on the  links below for information on a variety of useful topics.


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test Update

  • All of our EL children have completed all four test domains (Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing) of their WIDA ACCESS test.
  • Students in grades 1- 6 took the test online in small groups , and kindergarteners took the paper/pencil test individually.
  • Test results will arrive in May and a copy of your child’s test report will be sent home.
  • More information about the test is available at: https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/access/tests



Translation Services Reminder

If you need help translating any school document or need someone to translate for you during a school meeting, please contact me at 308-3828.  We have EL Bilingual School-Home Assistants (BSHAs) who are available to help you.  The BSHAs in our Leeward District speak Ilocano, Tagalog, Chuukese, Marshallese, and Samoan.



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

I hope you have had a chance to check out our photos located on our Kanoelani website under the ELL tab of the Parents section.  Along with our EL bulletins and resource information, there are pictures of our EL children and parents enjoying the Lokahi Lounge making friends.  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”!




Translation Available for Kanoelani Website
Our Kanoelani website can be translated into many of your native languages!  On the top right side of our school website, click on the white box that says "Select Language".  Then click on the language you would like the site to be translated in.






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

Kanoelani EL Dept.
Located in the
Lokahi Lounge
(A Workroom)
Phone #307-3828
EL Coordinator:
Elsa Ichiki
EL Staff:
Angie Cabato
Sherri Fujimura
Sandi Reyes
Dori Saito