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Coronavirus updates

Updated March 27, 2020

We continue to carefully monitor the coronavirus situation, which is evolving quickly. It may be necessary for Kamehameha Schools to continue to adapt and update our practices in response to guidance and directives from state and federal health officials. As more information becomes available, we are committed to providing timely, relevant updates about any impacts on KS operations.

School and community education operations

KS Hawai‘i
March 23-25 Spring break extended
March 26 Kūhiō Day holiday; no school activities scheduled
March 27 School resumes using distance learning
KS Kapālama
March 17 Spring break begins
April 6 School resumes using distance learning
KS Maui
March 23-25 Spring break extended
March 26 Kūhiō Day holiday; no school activities scheduled
March 27 Teachers will test the use of online instructional tools with students
March 30 School resumes using distance learning
Preschools
March 23-25, 27 Teachers and teaching assistants will prepare and plan for the use of online and supplemental learning tools
March 27 Spring break ends
March 30 Distance-based educational support begins

All interscholastic athletic competition will be suspended indefinitely until further notice. See Hawaii High School Athletic Association press release.

For community education:

  • Kamehameha Schools Kealakūlia intersession programs scheduled March 16-20 are canceled.
  • All Kamehameha Scholars in-person programming, including Holomua ‘Ohana events, is suspended until further notice.

Events

Date Event Status
Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i
March 13 KS Hawai‘i Hō‘ike 2020 — a Hula drama CANCELED
March 14 Kindergarten admissions observation CANCELED
Beginning March 13 All interscholastic athletic competition, practices and trainings CANCELED
May 6 KS Hawai‘i Alumni Relations Visit & Academic Awards & Senior Presentation PENDING
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
March 13 Band-O-Rama SUSPENDED
March 13-15 Spring Drama Production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” CANCELED
March 14 Kindergarten admissions observation CANCELED
Beginning March 16 All interscholastic athletic competition, practices and trainings SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY
March 20 Song Contest SUSPENDED
March 21 Kindergarten admissions observation CANCELED
April 2-4 Hawai‘i State Speech and Debate Tournament SUSPENDED
April 26 KSK Academic Awards CANCELED
June 1-7 Alumni Week CANCELED
June 20 Class Rep Hālāwai #3 CANCELED
June 20 Alumni Week Class Rep Hālāwai #7 CANCELED
Kamehameha Schools Maui
Beginning March 16 All interscholastic athletic competition SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY
May 12 KSM Senior Awards PENDING
Community events
March 14 Kapālama Kai Street Fest SUSPENDED
March 17 Kauikeaouli birthday tribute CANCELED
March 20 Kauikeaouli Festival community panel discussion CANCELED
March 21 Kauikeaouli Festival ‘Aha Mele CANCELED
April 4 Warrior-‘Ohana Community Volunteer Workday DIGITAL
April 7-May 21 He Welo Noʻeau Spring 2020 CANCELED
April 25 KSAA Board of Governors Hālāwai CANCELED
May 5 Young Alumni-Community Networking CANCELED
May 7 Order of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Awards Dinner POSTPONED
June 2-3 KS Education Technology Conference CANCELED
July 11 Ko‘olua Scholarship Awards Dinner PENDING

All other KS events will proceed as scheduled until further notice.

Travel

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. Accordingly, we continue to update KS’ travel guidelines for all students and staff. Here’s the latest:

Travel International U.S. domestic Interisland
STUDENTS AND SCHOOL-RELATED TRAVEL All travel has been canceled for the remainder of the school year. All travel has been canceled for the remainder of the school year. No restrictions at this time.
VISITORS AND CONTRACTORS COMING TO KS All visitors from CDC Level 2 or higher countries have been canceled.

Visitors from CDC Level 1 or other countries are discouraged and only permitted if deemed essential by an executive leader or Po‘o Kula.
Visitors are discouraged and only permitted if deemed essential by an executive leader or Po‘o Kula. Visitors are permitted.

For KS staff, please refer to Ka Ipu o Lono for more information.

Health precautions

This is also a good opportunity to remember that the flu season is still with us. The same everyday precautions that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 can also help prevent the flu. Please continue to follow school protocols, in that any student exhibiting a fever or flu-like symptoms should stay home and have appropriate medical treatment. In addition:

  • Students and staff should stay home from school and work until free of fever (100.4°), signs of fever, or any other symptoms for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or symptom-altering medicines.
  • KS students and staff are reminded to practice good respiratory etiquette:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Our goal is always to maintain a clean and healthy learning environment for our students. As such, maintenance and facilities staff are following all routine cleaning procedures, using effective and safe cleaning solutions.

Resources



Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100