Many Hawaii students spend first day online as virus surges

  • In this photo provided by Burke Burnett, Kaimuki Middle School eighth-grader Anastasiya Kamaletdinova is shown sitting in front of a computer for school in her bedroom in Honolulu on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Like many Hawaii public school students, she's spending the first day of school online as coronavirus cases surge, mostly on the island of Oahu, where Honolulu is located. (Burke Burnett via AP)

  • A sign at Pauoa Elementary School in Honolulu on Monday, August 17, 2020, informs students when to pick-up computers for distance learning. Many Hawaii public school students are spending the first day of school online as coronavirus cases surge, mostly on the island of Oahu, where Honolulu is located. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

  • In this photo provided by Keoki Fraser, handmade signs greet students on the first day of school at Aikahi Elementary in Kailua, Hawaii on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The teachers union is concerned many students are going to campuses despite announcements from education officials that Hawaii public schools would be starting the first four weeks online. Aikahi Principal Keoki Fraser says small groups of students are coming in this week for a few hours at a time for orientation, learning how to use technology for remote learning, and to connect with teachers and friends. (Keoki Fraser via AP)

  • In this photo provided by Keoki Fraser, a small group of kindergarteners sits spaced apart in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The teachers union is concerned many students are going to campuses despite announcements from education officials that Hawaii public schools would be starting the first four weeks online. Aikahi Principal Keoki Fraser says small groups of students are coming in this week for a few hours at a time for orientation, learning how to use technology for remote learning, and to connect with teachers and friends. (Keoki Fraser via AP)

HONOLULU — Anastasiya Kamaletdinova spent her first day of eighth grade at Honolulu’s Kaimuki Middle School Monday on a computer in her bedroom.