At Mokapu, we are committed to meeting the needs of every student. For students with special needs, there are a variety of programs and services that are available at our school. Here you will find a brief overview of the Comprehensive Student Support System (CSSS) used to identify and address the special needs of a child as well as the programs and services that we offer. What is CSSS? This system is the Department of Education’s construct for ensuring a continuum of supports and services that provide the academic, social, emotional, and physical environments to assist students to learn and meet high educational standards. A major component of CSSS is to provide all students with a variety of resources and services to improve their learning, within and beyond the classroom instruction. An array of student support services ensures that the supports provided and their delivery, correspond to the severity, complexity, and frequency of each student’s needs. The array of services is identified through five levels of student support (see pages 4 and 5 of this pamphlet). This support represents a community of caring and supportive relationships among students, teacher, families, and agencies which occur at all levels, ensuring timely and appropriate services for all students.
Goals of CSSS Provide students with comprehensive, coordinated integrated ad customized supports that are accessible, timely, and strengths-based so they can achieve in school, be confident and caring, and become contributing citizens in their communities. Involve families and the community as integral partners in the implementation of the CSSS. Integrate the human and financial resources of appropriate public and private agencies to create caring communities at each of our schools. Do you still have questions or have concerns regarding your child's learning. Contact our Student Services Coordinator at (808) 254-7964 or email the office directly.Student Services Coordinator