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Impact of Kīlauea Volcano (update #2)

May 6, 2018

Contributed by Thomas Yoshida

Sunday, May 6, 2018 (5 p.m.)

Aloha kākou,

This message is to update you on the status of KS operations in East Hawaiʻi. All KS operations in East Hawai‘i will be open for business beginning Monday, May 7, unless conditions change.  (See table below.)

As a reminder, any students, faculty and staff who are in evacuation zones or otherwise affected by the lava-flow situation should consider doing what is in the best interest of your family, including not coming to school or work, so that you may care for your ʻohana.  Please continue to stay connected with your school and colleagues as best you can.

LocationMonday, May 7 and beyond (unless otherwise notified)
KS Hawai‘i campusOpen
KS Preschool - Pāhoa, Keaukaha, Keaʻau, Hilo, Piʻihonua, WaiānuenueOpen
Kūamahi Programs/TrainingOpen
KS business offices and community sitesOpen

Students, faculty and staff at KS-Hawaiʻi campus, preschools, community programs and DOE campuses should continue to stay tuned to your campus safety messages and alerts via KS E-news,, Ka Ipu o Lono, Facebook and Twitter All other KS staff should also stay in contact with your supervisors as further developments warrant.

Please stay tuned for regular updates as this situation develops.


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