As Hawaiʻi opens up for travel, some important guidelines and procedures are now in place for students who may be traveling and returning to a KS campus.
[updated December 21, 2020]
On behalf of everyone at Kamehameha Schools, I want to extend a sincere mahalo for your kōkua as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited to move forward with hybrid learning and it has been so nice seeing haumāna back on campus for some of the new hybrid learning opportunities that have been taking place. With every step along this journey, we’ve carefully considered the health and safety of our entire KS ‘ohana.
As our state and county governments address reopening our islands for travel, we recognize some families may want to take advantage of this opportunity for personal travel. With this in mind, we’ve updated our travel guidelines for KS students to account for personal travel (and the associated risk), reflecting not only our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our KS community but also managing community spread. Our travel guidelines are informed by peer review, including current practices at other large independent schools.
We are implementing the following changes, effective Monday, Oct. 26, for students and staff who will be participating in on-campus or onsite activities:
OUT OF STATE
KS will not schedule any school-related travel, interisland or out of state, for the second semester or Summer 2021.
For additional information on travel, please visit our KS Hawai‘i student travel: What you need to know webpage. Expect that KS will continue to update our travel-related guidelines as the state and county governments evolve their rules on out-of-state travel and related testing protocols.
If you do need to travel, we wish you a safe journey and mahalo you for taking these additional steps to ensure the health and safety of our community.
‘O au iho nō me ke aloha ʻohana ē,
M. Kāhealani Naeʻole-Wong
Poʻo Kula, Kamehameha Hawaiʻi