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A Parent’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube

The students have been listening to music in class via YouTube, so now is the perfect opportunity to talk about how parents can guide your teens through YouTube and try and avoid the “iffy,” age inappropriate material that is mixed in with the educational and appropriate materials.

Check out this video from Common Sense Media and get more parent tips and answers to frequently asked questions from the article “Parents’ Guide to YouTube”

2016-2017 Laptop Roll-out Check List

In order for your child to take home his/her school issued laptop and accessories, the following requirement(s) must be completed and submitted on July 15, 2016:

  1. Signed 1:1 Student/Parent Agreement Contract 
  2. Parent Internet Safety Training
  3. Parent Guidebook Training
  4. Student Internet Safety Training
  5. Student Guidebook Training

Tips for accessing the trainings

  • Check to see if your flash player is up to date by clicking here
  • Use Firefox if possible
  • Make sure your audio is turned on (some smartphones may require headphones

Parents may use the links above or click here to complete the Trainings.  Students may use the links above or click here to complete the trainings.  If you have any questions about the training, please call or email John Nordblom at 982-0466 or

If you have completed the trainings for a student attending Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, High School, you do not need to complete again.  Simply click here to complete a quick form for our records.

Kokua Aku Kokua Mai


Kahiau-KS Hawai`i Donations Requested

August 13, 2014

Aloha mai kākou e nā ‘ohana o Kamehameha Hawai`i!

We are so thankful and blessed that no one was seriously injured as we all weathered Hurricane Iselle together.  We thank you all for the support and kōkua that our families have already given to folks in our community who are in need.

Our Kamehameha Hawai`i campus leadership team conducted an initial needs assessment over the past two days and learned that there are approximately 200 Kamehameha Hawai`i students and 60 faculty and staff who live in heavily impacted areas that are still without electrical power and/or running water.

We are reaching out to you, our `ohana, faculty, staff who are able to kōkua by donating extra supplies your family did not use as you prepared for the storm, or anything else you are able to contribute by logging on to our Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i Iselle Relief Sign Up Genius website at:  You can access the same site to sign up to volunteer to collect, organize or distribute supplies.

Our goal is to organize volunteers over the next two days to donate, gather and assemble basic relief supplies for our Kamehameha Hawai`i students and staff, and distribute supplies this Friday afternoon between 2-4pm.  Basic supplies needed include:

  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable (unexpired) canned foods such as pork and beans, green beans, other canned vegetables, canned fruit, soups, canned meats, saimin packs, etc.
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic forks, knives, spoons
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Large heavy duty trash bags
  • Flashlights/batteries

If you or your child will be driving to campus this Thursday or Friday, volunteers will be accepting donations at our central donation site at the Pai`ea Stadium parking lot.  If your child will be bringing donations on the bus, bus drivers will be accepting donations in the morning only and will drop them at the Pai`ea Stadium on your behalf.  Please pack donated items in secure containers/boxes or ziplock bags so that supplies do not roll around in bus storage.  Keiki who ride on the Honomū bus (Honoka`a to Papa`ikou Route 2) will need to take their supplies/donation on to the bus. Donations on the Honomū bus must be small enough to fit under the student’s bus seat.

Campus Drop off Times at Pai`ea Stadium Parking Lot

Thursday, August 14

  • 7:00-8:00 am
  • 2:00-3:30 pm

Friday, August 15

  • 7:00-8:00 am

All supplies received will be distributed first to our KS `ohana. Any extra supplies will be donated to our Puna community who are in need.

We are grateful to Ke Akua and ALL of you, for your lokomaika`i (generosity) as we continue to kōkua our keiki and mākua who were most affected by the recent storm.

E ola kākou me ke aloha a me ka mahalo nui,

Dr. Holoua Stender, Po`o Kula

Chenielle Quiacusan, PTO President


Facebook Becoming Obsolete with Teens

Facebook is populated with parents and grandparents who are eager to keep up with family members and long lost friends, but where are the teens? According to a study by GlobalWebIndex, when teenagers were surveyed in 30 countries, their active Facebook rate dropped from 76% in the first quarter of 2013 to 56% in the third quarter of 2013.

So if the teens are not on Facebook, and we know they are still on social media, where are they?



WeChat, which is out of China is not as popular in America, but apps like Vine (a place to share your videos), Flickr, Instagram (photo/video sharing sites), and Snapchat are popular. As a parent I wish my kids would be on Foursquare so that I could always track their movements.

For the most part, our students are not as tech-saavy as some other students their age, however, this is a global, flat world space we are living in. As parents, keep the communication lines open. Ask them to show you what apps they have. The social media allows people to share their life widely and be liked by total strangers. It allows them to be creative and get immediate feedback. It allows them to capture their immortality and be one of the beautiful people. Know this ahead of time. Rather than automatically shutting everything down, have a conversation about safety and modesty and living pono. Learn about these apps, and if they use it, try it too so that you know what the appeal as well as the dangers are. If you really don’t like it, at least you can share your own worries and concerns based on your experience and exploration before banning something in your home.

Let the Force guide you.

Technology Accident Coverage Enrollment Ends 9/30/13


This is a reminder that the enrollment deadline for the Technology Accident Coverage is this coming Monday, September 30, 2013.  Please remember that payment for the coverage can ONLY be made online through KS Connect.  Please see the flyer below for more information and specific directions on enrolling and paying.

Tech Accident Coverage Flyer_FINAL

**Some information to note:

  • The accident coverage is by student and not by family, so if you have more than one child at KS, you will need to purchase coverage for each child.
  • When you pay on KSConnect, you will get an email confirmation from FACTS saying that they received the $35 for SUMMER SCHOOL – this is actually for the laptop program. E kala mai for the glitch in coding, but be assured that this is for the technology accident coverage.