Most schools schools statewide remained open

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The Hawaii State Department of Education posts information on its website. (Courtesy photo)

Hawaii State Department of Education
News Release

HONOLULU — Most schools in the state of Hawaii were open today, Sept. 11th.

Due to the latest forecast of Tropical Storm Olivia, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will resume afterschool activities on Hawaii Island, Sept. 11. In Maui County, all afterschool activities will remain canceled for Sept. 11 and Hana High & Elementary will be closed.

If Maui County officials activate evacuation shelters at Maui County campuses, those schools will need to be closed to allow emergency management agencies to stand up shelters. Please check Maui County’s website for shelter information.

As the situation evolves, HIDOE will continue to provide updates about cancellations and closures on our website and social media — Twitter and Facebook. Parents are encouraged to work with their child’s school to ensure they have the most up-to-date contact information for their household.

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) advises parents and guardians that public school schedules and afterschool programming may be modified across the islands this week as Hurricane Olivia approaches the state.

Families of students in charter schools are asked to contact their schools directly to learn about closures, or visit the Public Charter School Commission’s website.

Olivia continues to make its way west at a rate of 10 mph. A continued west to west-southwest motion is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, Olivia will be moving over the main Hawaiian Islands late Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Gradual weakening is forecast over the next 48 hours, but Olivia is expected to remain a powerful Tropical Storm as it moves across the islands and could bring damaging wind, rains, flooding and surf.

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