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Category: Malama Ola


April 23, 2020

Help students feel connected while practicing social distancing

Connectedness refers to having relationships with others who can provide understanding and support. As we practice social distancing, and realize that most public places have closed, educators need to get creative to help students feel connected. See story »

April 16, 2020

Fostering a sense of safety

A sense of safety is the belief that your needs—and the needs of those you care about—will be met. It is a belief that you will be protected from harm and that those around you will be safe.
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April 9, 2020

Prioritize relationships, well-being before checking on compliance

In shifts to distance learning, educators will need to actively focus on maintaining attitudes of inclusivity. Now more than ever, students should feel valued and welcome regardless of their background or identity. See story »

April 2, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress. See story »

March 15, 2020

KS Kapālama will begin Spring Break early in response to COVID-19 developments

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will begin spring break earlier than scheduled in response to the developing COVID-19 situation. Spring break will now commence on Tuesday, March 17. Haumāna are scheduled to return to school on April 6 unless otherwise instructed.
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October 25, 2019

KS cultivates a culture of safety

Crystal Busey – senior director of Enterprise Safety and Student Well-Being – shares details on KS’ Hi‘ikua Student Helpline that helps students and their families report well-being or safety concerns. See story »

October 24, 2019

Learn how to play it safe on the playground

Alan Abara – a KS Kapālama Safety and Risk specialist and certified playground inspector – shares valuable tips on how to keep keiki safe. See story »

October 23, 2019

KS Safety and Risk staffers promote lab safety

KS Kapālama Education Safety and Risk Specialist George Iuta explains how his team helps budding young scientists and science kumu steer clear of hazards in campus laboratories, and how readers can implement similar safety practices at home. See story »

October 22, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: Youth vaping: What you need to know

E-cigarettes – or vapes – have been around for more than a decade, but only in recent years has their use reached epidemic levels among youth. See story »

October 21, 2019

Ho‘oikaika Partnership highlighted at Maui well-being conference

With the goal of creating an “even playing field” for empathy toward and understanding of the complex issues affecting communities today, the recent Ho‘oikaika Conference brought together attendees from community-focused organizations dedicated to uplifting the lāhui. See story »

August 20, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: The Back-to-School Reset

Easing children into a new school year can be challenging. Get tips on how to support your child’s transition back to school in this health and wellness column, brought to you by the KS Health Services Department – See story »

October 22, 2018

KS provides insight, tips during Safe Schools Week

Students, families, officials, faculty and policymakers across the nation are collaborating to ensure that our schools are safe environments for learning. See story »



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