School Reopening News!

Aloha Parents, Guardians, and Community Members!


At it’s meeting on Thursday, July 30, the Hawaii Board of Education set a new first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year of Monday, August 17 for all HI-DOE schools. Our KPPCS Governing Board (GB) has decided that Kona Pacific will follow this timing. Accordingly, our first day of school will be Monday, August 17. Campus will open that day and every day at 8:15am and school will begin at 8:30am. Because of this delay, we will begin on the 17th with full rather than half school days.

We are excited about seeing you and your children again soon! Please note that there will be opportunities for parents and students to come on campus prior to the first day of school to help with campus preparation and beautification. More information will be forthcoming.

Remember to look over our KPPCS School Reopening Plan 2020-2021. Please contact KPPCS Executive Director Phil if you have any questions about our new school reopening plan or about how Kona Pacific is responding to this pandemic situation.



New Learning Programs!

Per our new School Reopening Plan, we will be offering two new programs to our Kona Pacific families to ensure the continuity of learning of all our students during this time of challenge.

The first program, our ʻIke Kumu (fundamental knowledge) blended learning program, will utilize an A/B model allowing half of those students in the program to be on site at any given time on alternate days: Group A students on Mondays and Thursdays, and Group B students on Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be our shorter day each week, and will be outside of the blended A/B group rotation.

Parents who wish, at least to begin the school year, to have their children learn entirely from home, with no time physically on campus, may choose our Palenaʻole (without boundaries) 100% remote learning program. In this program your child’s team of teachers will work with you and your child to support them in achieving their educational goals. This program is without boundaries not only because it is off campus but also because your child will work independently and at their own pace in their adventure of learning.

Please let the Office (office@kppcs.org) or our Student Records Coordinator, Jen Brant (students@kppcs.org), know your choice of learning program for your child for Quarter 1 by Friday, July 24 by filling out and submitting your KPPCS Instructional Program Choice Form.

We look forward to having a wonderful year of learning as we embrace the opportunities for innovation and growth that the current situation offers us.


Executive Director: Phil Centers

79-7595 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Kealakekua, HI 96750

Mailing address:
PO Box 729
Kealakekua, HI 96750-0729

Email: uipa@kppcs.org