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Aug. 23, 2022

New options for return to school, new guidance for quarantines

KS has adopted the new COVID-19 protocols for schools released by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health this week. Updated 8/23.

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July 26, 2022

Updated COVID-19 protocols for the new school year

COVID-19 protocols will continue to shift towards personal kuleana, with individuals empowered to take action to keep each other healthy and safe based on conditions.

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July 7, 2022

Lands’ End seasonal uniform store open through August 13

The Hilo pop-up store is open in Prince Kūhio Plaza Monday-Saturday till 6 p.m.

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May 24, 2022

Watch the Hoʻoulu Transition Ceremony for the Class of 2029

Our fifth grade haumāna transition from kula haʻahaʻa to kula waena and papa 4 transition to the new papa ʻalakaʻi for elementary school.

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May 20, 2022

Papa ʻElima Art Showcase - “In Our Naʻau: On Our Minds”

Our papa ʻelima artists worked this third trimester to create and curate a spring digital art show.

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May 16, 2022

Watch the 2022 End of the Year Convocation

Our kula will gather to celebrate the year and the annual spiritual theme - “Ua ola loko i ke aloha—Love gives life within”.

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May 2, 2022

Watch this year’s Lā Mei program “Hoʻomau”

Kula Haʻahaʻa presents “Hoʻomau”, the 2022 Lā Mei celebration.

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April 4, 2022

Coming Soon: Parent Portal and Online Registration via Infinite Campus

Re-registration for next school year for students in grades K-11 will take place via Infinite Campus this year as we look to transition to an easier more robust tool for managing student information.

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March 14, 2022

2022-2023 School Year Calendar now available

Next school year will start on August 3 and end on May 24. Download the calendar now to see other important dates.

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March 9, 2022

Adopting the updated quarantine guidance

Effective Mar. 8, individual case contact tracing and quarantines will not be required for school-related potential exposures.

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March 4, 2022

Pulling back layers due to improved conditions, proven data

Effective Mar. 7, outdoor masking will be optional and daily wellness checks no longer required with adjustments to testing requirements on Mar. 28.

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Feb. 11, 2022

Voice of the Sea episode featuring our Kumuola Marine Science Education Center available now

The Hawaiʻi-based science and culture show made a special huakaʻi to Kumuola to learn more about the Waiāhole and Kapalaho Loko Iʻa and learn about the ongoing research, education and rehabilitation efforts our team is leading there.

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Feb. 8, 2022

Rapid antigen testing reminder and process

All KS-sponsored surveillance testing will be rapid antigen conducted through Premier Medical Group, unless there is a valid medical exemption.

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Feb. 2, 2022

Enhancements to our required and voluntary surveillance testing program

Additional testing station is added for elementary and middle school students participating in weekly surveillance testing as our kula switches to rapid antigen testing as the KS-sponsored testing method.

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Jan. 26, 2022

Adjusting for Omicron over the next four weeks

Modifications we are making moving forward as we adapt to this latest variant and the disruption it has caused over this first month.

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Jan. 12, 2022

Updated Quarantine Guidance for Schools

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health has revised its quarantine guidance for schools, which Kamehameha Schools will follow immediately.

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Dec. 30, 2021

SaferMe badges to rollout in January to all grade levels, employees

SaferMe is a valuable tool in adding precision and accuracy to our contact tracing process.

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Dec. 16, 2021

Founder’s Day 2021 | How to Watch

Get the links on how to watch this year’s celebration as we continue to adapt to our conditions, but take this moment to honor our beloved princess.

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Dec. 6, 2021

Campus able to re-open tomorrow

Improving conditions and forecast, along with the work of our hoa kumu to make repairs to damaged temporary structures allows our kula to re-open tomorrow, Dec. 7.

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Dec. 5, 2021

Campus Closed for Tomorrow Due to Extreme Weather

In an abundance of caution, our kula will close for on-campus learning and activities on Monday, December 6 due to anticipated weather event.

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Nov. 10, 2021

On-Campus Vaccination Clinic Opportunities

Sharing a handful of on-campus vaccination opportunities for haumāna ages 5-11, both on-campus and in our community.

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Nov. 1, 2021

Adding precision to our precaution through wearable technology

As we continue our efforts to maintain in-person learning, we remain diligent in keeping the health and safety of our haumāna at the forefront.

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Oct. 22, 2021

Financial Aid Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year are open now

Financial aid applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted. The early notification deadline is February 28, 2022.

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Oct. 19, 2021

Flik Independent School Dining to manage our food service program in 2022

Flik Independent School Dining will take over management of our campus food service program, effective January 2022.

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Oct. 8, 2021

Adjustments to our COVID policies and support

See some of the changes Kamehameha Schools is making to create a safer and more supportive environment in dealing with the challenges of the pandemic.

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Sept. 15, 2021

Kolekole Bridge closure for buses | Impact to service

Due to the weight restriction for Kolekole bridge to vehicles under 4 tons, bus service for Hāmakua and Waimea routes will be adjusted.

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Sept. 15, 2021

Voluntary surveillance testing via take home kits

All K-5 Elementary haumāna eligible for voluntary surveillance testing via take home kits.

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July 26, 2021

Updated guidance for the 2021-2022 school year

Safety remains a top priority with layered protocols remaining in place including masks, distancing, and hygiene, and encouraging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated!

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