Aloha Waimalu Ohana,
I’m sure that many of you are still feeling the effects of the false missile alert that occurred on January 13, 2018. A letter from Superintendent Christina Kishimoto was sent home to all families on January 16. In short, the letter did clarify that our procedures in the event that this happens while in school is for everyone to “Get Inside, Stay Inside, and Stay Tuned.” The letter also asks that all parents do the same wherever they happen to be and not rush to school to pick up their children. I would also like you to know that in the wake of these events, the department is working with all schools to clarify procedures so that we are as safe as possible. We will do our best to keep you posted with any information. As always, if you have any concerns, please feel free to see me.
I would like to welcome to our ohana Ms. Shaiann Williams, who took over as our A+ after school program site coordinator in January. If you have any questions or concerns about after school care, you may direct them to her.
In the month of January, Mrs. Shigemasa and I asked teachers to help us to highlight our students who are doing good things in and out of the classroom. We rewarded these students with a positive phone call home. We hope to continue this throughout the year. The goal is to let our parents know about the good things their children are doing in school. We also hope that this will help to build more positive and supportive relationships between the home and school. If you know of good things that are happening in your child’s classroom, please let me or Mrs. Shigemasa know. We love to hear about the good things our students and teachers are doing.
As always, I am always available to discuss any concerns with you. Please feel free to stop by the office at any time. Have a great month!
Glen Iwamoto, Principal