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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 62 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.
January 2021
Welcome back to school! 
I'm looking forward to seeing many of you and your children in person as learning on campus slowly resumes.
Families who have ELs in grades 1-6, you will be receiving a letter in the mail with information about our
WIDA ACCESS test on Saturday, January 23, 2021
Your child will need to bring their school laptop and charger, and to wear a mask to school that day.
We will have  2 test sessions, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
  •  8:15-10:45 -     Students in grades 1 and 4 will be tested during this first session.
  • 12:00-2:30pm - Students in grades 2, 3, 5, and 6 will be tested during this second session.
*Siblings (brothers/sisters) have been grouped together in the same session for your convenience.  Because of this, some siblings may not be tested with their grade level.  
Please refer to the letter that was mailed home for your child's/children's scheduled time.
If you have any questions or concerns please email me at eichiki@kanoelanies.k12.hi.us or call me at 307-3828.  I will be happy to speak with you!
See below for a copy of the letter. 
WIDA Sat. Testing
WIDA Sat test schedule

Hi Parents!

I hope you and your family are enjoying the cooler weather!  I wanted to share some information with you regarding the annual WIDA ACCESS test that all EL students will be taking beginning on January 14, 2021. 


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test - January 14 - February 24, 2021


- EL students in grades 1- 6 will take the test online, and kindergarteners will take the paper/pencil tests. 

- This annual assessment measures English language proficiency in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. 


- You can help your child get ready for the test by viewing the Test Demo, Sample Items, and Practice Test online at:


A Chrome browser must be used to access and view Sample Items and Test Practice Items.  


Test Demo- Videos explain how students will take the online test and how to interact with the test platform.
Sample Items– Explain what to expect in each section of the test.  Click on the words "View Sample Items" below the box.  
Test Practice- Allows students to experience taking the online assessment and use the available features that will be available during the actual assessment.  Click on the words "View Sample Items" below the box.


More information about the ACCESS test is available at https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/access
Added Wed., Nov. 4, 2020
Please click on the links below to view informational videos and posters in multiple languages. 
Posters - 
Welcome Back To School!                            (updated 8/17/2020)
Hi Families,
I hope you were able to meet your teachers and pickup your supplies in the morning and meet your class online in the afternoon!  I was able to see some students online with their classmates, learning how to use the new online programs.  It looked like everyone was doing well.
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
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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)