Coronavirus and Schools2021-03-04T09:58:08-10:00

Frequently asked questions relating to COVID-19 and schools

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is working hard to ensure that information is being communicated in an accurate and timely manner. We are actively discussing our members' most important concerns with the Hawaii State Department of Education and continue to update our frequently asked questions.

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Latest COVID-19 updates

FAQs: Addendum to HSTA’s MOU related to COVID-19 response

This guidance is provided as a member resource regarding the agreement reached with the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii Board of Education to amend the June 2020 memorandum of understanding related to COVID-19 response for school year 2020-2021 and the corresponding coronavirus preparation and response letter dated July 13, 2020.

April 1, 2021|COVID-19, News|

BOE discussion reveals numerous concerns about increasing student on-campus numbers

A discussion by the Board of Education Thursday about bringing more public school students back to campuses in the fourth quarter showed while most people support the idea, there are numerous concerns about the readiness, the ability, and reality of increasing on-campus learning in the weeks ahead.

March 5, 2021|COVID-19, News|
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This section contains a collection of important updates that may be frequently referenced by our members.

Contact HSTA

If you have school-specific questions or issues, please reach out to your school-level leaders or UniServ Director for assistance. You can also submit your question or report an issue online here.

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Links and resources

Hawaii State Department of Education

Resources to supplement student learning

This page contains resources that can be used to support different areas of curriculum. It is intended to provide resources for all ages and skill levels, however not all resources will be appropriate for all students based on their learning level. Read more >

Students, educators may qualify for free internet

Charter will offer Spectrum Internet up to 100 Mbps for free, including in-home Wi-Fi, to new subscriber households with teachers or K-12 or college students for 60 days. Read more >

NEA: Educating through crisis

The latest news, resources, guidance, and support from the National Education Association, along with resources from other health and education organizations. Read more >

COVID-19 official health information

COVID-19 response in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association respectfully asks for your patience during this crisis. HSTA leaders and staff are doing their best to provide you with accurate information, but we often don’t have all the answers when you ask. Our leaders have been in frequent touch with top Hawaii State Department of Education officials and continue to offer feedback and advice on various changes. That being said, we sometimes find out about major announcements only when they are made public. We may need to consult with the HIDOE before we can offer you accurate guidance. Mahalo for your dedication and resilience as we continue to advocate for our members and our keiki.

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