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Principals Message

August 3, 2023

Aloha KES Ohana!

We are excited to have students return and start school year 2023-2024.  Our faculty and staff are looking forward to a great year full of learning, growth, and fun!  Our top priority is always to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and all who enter on to our campus. 

Our promise is a commitment to put forth our best effort in educating every student at KES.  We welcome parents to join us and be active partners to help us accomplish this goal.  We are committed to provide the best educational experience for every student at Kaunakakai Elementary School.

Our focus is to provide a safe learning environment where students can maximize their learning potential and social emotional growth.  When we work together as an OHANA we are able to make the greatest impact in our student's lives!

Our school's vision of OHANA , where “Our students will Honor diversity, Achieve high standards student by student and Navigate as productive members of our global and technological community with Aloha!” keeps us motivated and focused on our students academic and social emotional growth.

Mahalo to our wonderful community, dedicated faculty, and staff in leading the way for our students success! 

Ha'aheo O' Kaunakakai!


Daniel Espaniola, Principal