August 2021

Dear Families,

Welcome to the new school year at Ha’aheo Elementary School.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child this year.  I am committed to helping every child in my class learn, supporting not only their academic needs, but social, emotional and developmental needs as well. I am also pleased to have the help and support of Ms. Jillian Hughes this year as she joins our classroom to complete her final year of the UHH teaching program.

Because our community continues to be impacted by Covid, we will be working to keep our students as safe as possible. Please send your child to school with a mask and a spare. When possible, students will be eating lunch outside. You may  send a towel for your child to  sit on during their lunch break. I will have them take their towel home on Fridays to wash.

Please do not send your child to school sick.  Students will be sent home at any sign of illness.  If your child has allergies, please send a note from the doctor documenting the allergies.  This will avoid having your child sent home from school due to allergies.

We will be using Go Guardian to facilitate ease of communication this year between school, class, and home.  More information regarding Go Guardian will be shared soon.

While our class takes great pleasure in making sure to acknowledge each child on their birthday, out of respect for children who suffer from food allergies, please do not send any food items (cupcakes, cake, candy etc…) for your child’s birthday. You are more than welcome to send any non-edible items such as pencils, stickers, etc…

Please feel free to communicate any questions or concerns. You can reach me at 974-4111 or by email at macleod@k12.hi.us.


 Leah MacLeod