2020-2021 Return to School Guidelines Handbook

The Waiakea High School Return to School Handbook (2020-2021 School Year) is a fluid document that is constantly being updated as things change on a day-to-day basis.  The handbook applies to the 2020-2021 school year only and provides some guidelines for school safety and school-related procedures.

Click to Access:  WHS Return to School Guidelines Handbook

Click to Access:  WHS Distance Learning Handbook


2020-2021 Bell & Student Schedules

Student Schedules will be released virtually on July 28 via the Infinite Campus (IC) Student and Parent Portals.  If you and/or your child need help accessing your account, please click here  for assistance. 

Public schools on Kaua‘i, Hawaiʻi Island, and Maui County – with the exception of Moloka‘i schools and Hāna High & Elementary – will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year.

During the transition, school leaders will assess plans for the rest of the quarter. Schools will provide in-person special education services as appropriate and will serve as a learning hub to support students who lack internet access. Students and families are encouraged to utilize the ‘Ohana Help Desk, the nation’s first statewide, comprehensive technology support help desk to assist with distance learning.

“This transition prioritizes the health and safety of our students and staff while ensuring equity of access for high-needs and underprivileged students,” - Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area Superintendent Esther Kanehailua

Click to Access:  Monday, August 17, 2020 Schedule

Click to Access:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Schedule

Click to Access:  2020-2021 Semester 1 Bell Schedule

                             2020-21 Semester 2 Bell Schedule


2020-2021 Free Virtual Tutoring

  • Online tutoring support is available to WHS students each school day and is provided by the WHS Resource Room (Q104) Staff

  • Hours:   Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

  • After Hours Virtual Tutoring is also available three days a week:  

                        Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

                        Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Tutoring requests will be on a first-come first-served basis

  • To schedule a tutoring session:

  • Complete Online Tutoring Request Form, click on the link https://forms.gle/VBn6dBcGnNLa3fRo9

  • Wait for email response from tutor to confirm your session

  • You must reply to the email to confirm your tutoring session; if there is no response within 2 days, the session will be cancelled

  • If possible, submit the assignment that you wish to work on with the tutor ahead of time

  • A Google Meet link will be sent to you 5 minutes prior to the session

  • Please show up on time for your scheduled tutoring session 

  • If you are unable to make your scheduled time, please email the tutor in advance so that your spot can be offered to another student

  • During Distance Learning, students may also opt to drop in to the Resource Room’s virtual Google Classroom to see if a tutor is available.   Simply click on the Meet for drop in tutoring:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/dr7w5t3psh 

  • For more information, please see the Resource Room website:  https://whsresourceroom.weebly.com/ 

  • It can also be accessed through the Waiakea High School website by clicking on the INFO tab, scrolling down, then clicking on Resource Room

2020-2021 100% Distance Learning Opt-In Form


100% Distance Learning will be an option for the 2020-2021 school year.


Distance Learning Expectations:

  • I will follow the school’s learning plan for my child.

  • I will work with the school to obtain technology needed for online learning.

  • If the school requests, I will arrange to pick up and drop off work and resources.

  • I commit my child to distance learning for the amount of time as indicated above.

  • I will be responsible to ensure my child is following the school schedule and logging into daily lessons.

  • I will ensure my child meets all timelines for turning in work.

  • I will work with the school to ensure my child is available for any required assessments, as needed by the

  • school.

  • I understand that if my child is a child with a disability, when the school environment is determined by my

  • child’s IEP to be the least restrictive environment (LRE) for learning for my child, by choosing distance learning in the home environment, I fully understand that the school may not be able to fully implement my child's IEP and/or my child’s LRE. Under the circumstances, an Alternative Learning Plan will be developed for the home environment.

  • I understand that schools will provide for the English language development supports necessary to serve students who are identified as English Learners to equitably access school.

***Students are required to attend school until the application is approved.

Click to Request:  100% Distance Learning Form

Click to Access:  Digital Device Request Form


2020-2021 School Supply List

We would like students to carry a hand sanitizer and facial tissue at all times for their

personal use.


We are also asking for donations to help keep our campus clean and safe for our school
community. If you are willing to donate the following items, we thank you for your
contributions. A collection container will be located outside the Main Office.
 Hand sanitizer
 Sanitizing wipes (Lysol, Clorox, etc.)
 Sanitizing cleaners/sprays (Lysol, Clorox, etc.)
 Roll(s) of paper towels
 Box(es) of facial tissue

Click to Access:  2020-2021 School Supply List

Event Recording Link: 


Panelist(s) Info:

Principal Koga, Vice-Principal Toriano, Vice-Principal Venzon, Donn Yamamoto, Yanna Weiss

Event Resources:

Event Slideshow - Slide Deck

Event Videos - Access All Videos


Event Information: Incoming Freshmen Parents & Students Night


Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now: https://bit.ly/freshmtg


Event Link: https://hidoe.webex.com/hidoe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e02aba7ecf572b2133eeb149dc829b1a3

Slides: Freshman Student & Parent Night

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:30 pm Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00)

Panelist(s) Info:

Principal Koga, Vice-Principal Toriano, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Nishimoto, Mr. Vicente, Mrs. Igawa, Mrs. Weiss


Duration: 1 hour


Description: This event is to welcome freshmen parents and students to Waiakea High School and to share some important information. Please be sure to look through the Return to School Guidelines Handbook posted at https://www.waiakeahigh.k12.hi.us/ before the meeting. Thank you for joining us!

Event Information: Virtual Q&A session for the Waiakea High School Community


Event Link: bit.ly/waiakeaQA

Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:00 pm Hawaii Time (Honolulu, GMT-10:00)

Panelist(s) Info:

Principal Koga, Vice-Principal Toriano, Vice-Principal Venzon, Athletic Director Correa


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Description: Please be sure to look through the Return to School Guidelines Handbook before the meeting. Thank you for joining us!