January 20, 2018

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2875 Waianae Uka Avenue
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

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Groundbreaking for the New School Facilities

State and federal officials were on campus on July 6, 2017 for school construction project groundbreaking.

1SG Samuel K. Solomon Elementary School is honored to have been selected by the federal government, in partnership with the State of Hawaii, to receive funds to construct a new state-of-the-art school facility. This award will result in the complete replacement of the current school buildings and technologies that date back to 1968. Please continue to monitor the SES web site for more details and photos regarding this exciting project.

Substitute Teacher Application Procedure
The Hawaii State Department of Education oversees personnel administration for certificated and substitute staff. The application procedure can be found online at http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Substitute-teachers.aspx. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree.

Applying for a Job
The Hawaii State Department of Education employs about 13,000 teachers, librarians and counselors, and an additional 12,000 educational officers, civil service and support personnel. We seek talented, skilled, credentialed and enthusiastic employees who will help deliver on the promise of the Department's Strategic Plan. There are job opportunities on the main populated islands: Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai. For teachers, the greatest demand occurs on the neighbor islands and in the more rural areas of Oahu, away from Honolulu. Casual or on-call basis substitute worker jobs may be filed at the school-level.

Every Day Counts
Major General C. Flynn (US Army Hawaii) supports school success for every student. Army leaders encourage parents to take an active role in their military children's education, including attending parent/teacher conferences, maintaining positive relationships, ensuring class attendance and completing Federal Survey Cards. Created and distributed courtesy of U.S. Army Hawaii.

Annual Training Videos
The annual training videos are available on-line as well as via campus closed-circuit TV broadcasts. To view on-demand online video training modules, select from the links provided below.
School Communities of Compassion, Dignity, and Respect (All Employees)
FERPA Confidentiality (All Employees)
FERPA Training Video (All Employees/Volunteers)
Required for staff and adult volunteers new in 2017.
Deadline October 1. Optional for staff and adults with
proof training completed in 2016.
U.S. Dept of Education FERPA 101 for LEAs (All Employees; 40-minute online training module) NEW
Hawaii DOE EES Orientation Video for SY2017-2018 (Teachers)
T-SEAS (Teachers)
T-SEAS Information (Teachers)
Playground and Recess Rules (Teachers)
Suspected Child Abuse Mandated Reporting (All Employees)
Bloodborne Pathogens (All Employees) Alternate Link
Fire Extinguisher (All Employees)
HAZCOM Hazard Communication (All Employees)
CSSS Special Education (All Employees)
Workplace Violence Video (All Employees)
New Employee Video (New Employees, posted 07/18/2016)
New Teacher Video (New Teachers, posted 07/18/2016)
Welcome to New Employees Video (All New Employees)

Recess Playground/Game Instructional Video Resource
This is a growing collection of video resources that provide instruction in the rules and procedures for popular playground activities/games. These videos may be used to support instruction in the proper ways to play.

Hula Hoop


Jump Rope

Chinese Jump Rope

Double Dutch

Hacky Sack


Other Video Resources
The Power of Believing that You Can Improve (OPTIONAL) TED Talk by Dr. Carol Dweck
Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field. (12/172014)

Professional School Security Attendant (SSA)
Hawaii DCCA Security Guard Training (SSA)
DCCA Transcend Forms (SSA)

Opening of the New School Year Packet for All Employees

SES OSY Packet

2017-2018 DOE SES OYS Pkt 01c.pdf2017-2018 DOE SES OYS Pkt 01c.pdf

DOE OSYP for All Employees

2017-2018 DOE OSY Packet.pdf2017-2018 DOE OSY Packet.pdf
DOE memo below contains the form needed to acknowledge training completion.
FERPA Training Memo.pdf (17-18)
Gen Confident Memo 17-18.pdfGen Confident Memo 17-18.pdf(17-18)
FERPA Training Confirm Form.pdfFERPA Training Confirm Form.pdf (17-18)
FERPA Gen Confid Expect 2017-2018.pdfFERPA Gen Confid Expect 2017-2018.pdf
Classrm Discipline Plan
(available in Google Drive Collaboration Folder for Grade-Level)
EES Manual (17-18)
EES Presentation
EES Teacher Practice Refresher Sy17.18.pptx
2017 FT Proposal WS.pdf2017 FT Proposal WS.pdf
(Field Trip Proposal Process)
2017 FT SPED Bus Request Form.pdf2017 FT SPED Bus Request Form.pdf

Educator Effectiveness System (EES)

EES Orientation Training Video; 13 minutes (View)
SY17-18 EES Manual (Download)
EES Orientation Training Resources (View)
EES Refresher Training Resources for 16-17 On-Track (View)
Register for EES Track
Password Manager User Guide (PDF)

Educational Leadership Institute
Superintendent's Conference Tweets: ELI 2016
Tweets from 2017: ELI 2017

Igniting Passion with Principal Kafele

Common Core State Standards
CCR Protocol 1 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 2 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 3 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 4 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 5 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 6 - Elementary (Video)

Hawaii 3-R's Project
About the Hawaii 3-R's / First Hawaiian Bank Partnership (08/06/2015)
2015 - Playground and parking lot repainting (08/29/2015)
2009 - Basketball Court Resurfacing (SY2009-2010)

Storm Photos from Solomon Elementary School (12/05/2007)
Photos courtesy of Mrs. Linda Willoughby

Brain Corner
Concentration Music (1-Hour)
Classroom Management, whole brain example
Exercise Makes Kids Smarter

Planning and Collaboration

Day 1 - Internet Literacy, Autism, Learning Targets (10/13/2015)
Day 2 - 01/06/2016

The Great ShakeOut 2017
On Thursday 10/19/2017 at 10:19 a.m., millions around the world will be practicing their earthquake safety actions along with you! ShakeOut has grown only because of the actions you take which inspire others to get prepared. 
See the YT video on how to participate in the Great Hawaii ShakeOut drill exercise. [more]

New Server
The Employee Portal migration is expected shortly. An interim connection document is located at:

John Hattie: Visible Learning and Learning Pits
John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, rates the factors that can influence student achievement.
TED Talk, Part 1 http://ed.ted.com/on/XG0Mkl2W
TED Talk, Part 2 http://ed.ted.com/on/LodXkBXf

Growth Mindset and the Learning Pit
The Learning Pit can foster a growth mindset. The four stages of the Learning Pit are outlined in this James Nottingham paper (PDF).
A child's artwork describes the "learning pit" at https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9FLyxeIgAEPvx_.jpg:large

Hattie Insights:
* Professor Hattie shares what works best in education (July 2015).
* Learn why so many teachers and schools are so successful.

The DOE Trash app has been replaced. The new release of the Refuse Pickup App is now available for installation on android and apple devices. The links to the new release of the Refuse Pickup App and training manual are listed below:

· Android version 1.0 at the Google Play Store

· Apple iOS version 1.0 at the Apple App Store

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