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HSTA offers guidance for teachers with health concerns during COVID-19

HSTA offers guidance for teachers with health concerns during COVID-19

Protection and support options for educators who may be at higher risk for severe illness

As COVID-19 is a new disease, there is limited information regarding risk factors and the research continues to evolve and change. Our FAQs are provided as a reference and should not be considered exhaustive as each individual's situation may differ.

  Wednesday, May 27, 2020  /  Number of views (1805)
First-hand account as 50+ educators volunteer to ease unemployment backlog

First-hand account as 50+ educators volunteer to ease unemployment backlog

Leanne Teves, Iroquois Point Elementary student activities coordinator, shares her experience

A heartfelt mahalo to the 56 HSTA members who juggled their professional and personal schedules to volunteer to attack the state’s backlog of unemployment claims because of the pandemic.

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020  /  Number of views (618)
HSTA members share uplifting stories during the COVID-19 crisis

HSTA members share uplifting stories during the COVID-19 crisis

Our educators are working hard to support Hawaii's public school keiki and their communities

How are you and your fellow HSTA members supporting each other and/or your students during this difficult time?

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020  /  Number of views (5390)
HSTA offices to partially reopen June 1

HSTA offices to partially reopen June 1

Members are asked to refrain from visiting our offices for the time being

With the health and well-being of our staff, workplace, and community in mind, we ask our members to observe the limited opening of the offices by refraining from visiting the office at this time.

  Friday, May 22, 2020  /  Number of views (274)
Addressing questions about reopening of schools and SY 2020–21

Addressing questions about reopening of schools and SY 2020–21

As the current school year comes to a close, HSTA works to clarify critical next steps in COVID-19 response

With the closing of the 2019–20 school year and announcements of summer programs, we expect to move forward in consultation and bargaining over the reopening of schools.

  Friday, May 22, 2020  /  Number of views (8032)
What members involved in summer learning programs need to know

What members involved in summer learning programs need to know

Information for casual employment, 12-month teachers during summer 2020

HSTA does not represent teachers who teach summer school or e-school. We are providing information to help those who are involved in a summer learning program and address questions from our members.

  Friday, May 22, 2020  /  Number of views (2262)
Aiea dance teacher shares ‘what I miss’ about students during COVID-19

Aiea dance teacher shares ‘what I miss’ about students during COVID-19

Desiree Cremer reflects on Aiea High’s dance program during the coronavirus pandemic

“I miss the sounds that ballet shoes make when students brush the vinyl dance floor or the moment they jump into the air, suspend for a moment, only to land quietly. And I miss their heartwarming smiles after performing double pirouettes for the first time.”

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (460)
At Waianae Intermediate, a collaborative approach focuses on COVID-19 impacts

At Waianae Intermediate, a collaborative approach focuses on COVID-19 impacts

Teachers engage students in interdisciplinary work on real-world analysis of the pandemic

Teachers in various subject areas are collaborating at Waianae Intermediate School to offer their students an educational experience based on the coronavirus pandemic. 

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (588)
Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Teachers will need to obtain six credits within three years starting in SY 2020–21

Starting in school year 2020–21, the Hawaii Department of Education will require teachers who provide direct instruction to students to obtain their six Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits within three years.

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (4601)
Resources to help you plan for retirement

Resources to help you plan for retirement

What HSTA members need to know about lowering student loan debt and more

Are you thinking about your retirement? Do you have questions about how it works and, more importantly, will you have enough money to retire?

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (2761)
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