Official – School Closed on Thursday, August 7

Please see the memo below from Principal Bruce Anderson, distributed this morning to Maui High School staff.

Stay safe, everyone.  No hoarding bottled water!


HONOLULU -The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is scheduling closures at designated public schools in advance of storms Iselle and Julio. On Thursday, Aug. 7, all public schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) will be closed. All other public schools will remain open and continue their regular school schedule and afterschool

School closures are being made according to the storms’ paths and in preparation of designated emergency shelter sites.  “The force of these storms remain uncertain, however, we do not want to wait until last minute to close our schools,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “Additionally, many of our schools are designated emergency shelters and it is
necessary to prepare these facilities as the storms approach.”

State and County Civil Defense officials expect lselle to impact Hawaii Island and Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) on Thursday. Julio is forecasted to impact the Hawaiian Islands on Sunday.

THURSDAY, AUG. 7: All public schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties (Maui, Molokai, Lanai) will be closed.

FRIDAY, AUG. 8: The schools in Hawaii and Maui Counties that are designated emergency shelters will remain closed on Friday. The Hawaii County schools are listed above, Maui County designated shelters are:

  • Baldwin High
  • Lokelani Intermediate
  • Kekaulike High
  • Hana High & Elementary
  • Molokai High
  • Kilohana Elementary

DOE officials continue to meet with State Civil Defense and are closely monitoring the storms’ patterns. Information regarding public schools and afterschool activities will be announced as needed. Please tune in to public media to receive updates regarding any further school closures. You may also follow the DOE on Twitter at @HIDOE808.

Maui High School will be closed on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Please follow media releases
regarding classes on Friday, August 8, 2014.


Bruce Anderson