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A new protocol before arriving on-campus each morning is the new Student Wellness Check-in.

Student Daily Wellness Check-Ins: What you need to know

Jan. 4, 2021

(Update: Effective 01/04/21)

As part of our updated health and safety protocols, all of our students are required to complete an online Daily Wellness Check-In before participating in onsite learning or other activities. In addition to temperature checks, this wellness check-in is a key step in ensuring we are each doing our part to keep our school community safe and must be completed before arriving on campus or at the activity site. 

The check-in is NOT REQUIRED to be filled out if the child is not physically on-campus or participating in onsite activities.  

Additional information and frequently asked questions are included below.


How can I access the online check-in? 


When should the online check-in be completed?

The check-in must be completed by students (or a parent for their child) prior to boarding a KS bus or arrival at a KS school or a KS activity. This check-in asks you to report any symptoms or illness and other COVID-19 higher risk activities that determine whether a student can report to campus and/or participate in a KS activity. 


What will happen if I answer yes to any of the questions on the online check-in?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, your student will not be cleared to be on-campus or physically attend a KS activity and must remain at home. 

Additionally, the COVID-19 Response Team will be alerted and will partner with the respective education administrators on next steps which may include following up directly with parents and guardians to assess the potential exposure and provide additional support and direction.


What will happen if my child arrives at campus and has not completed the wellness check-in?

If the student does not have a completed wellness check-in prior to the onsite activity, a parent/guardian will be contacted and the student may be asked to return home.  


How will completion of the online check-in be monitored or verified?

All students will be required to show their clearance pass emailed to them (aka “happy face”) to a KS bus driver prior to boarding the bus or a KS staff member when arriving on campus to participate in onsite learning or other activities. Your pass must show the student’s name and the date he/she is reporting to campus.


What questions will be asked on the form? 

In order to ensure a safe environment for all our keiki and staff members and limit the spread of COVID-19 on our KS sites, we are asking all staff or students to stay home if the following circumstances below apply: 

Given the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19 these questions may be updated or refined periodically.


Wellness Check-In Question

1.  Has the student tested positive for the COVID-19 active virus in the past 10 days?

Any students who have tested positive for an active virus of COVID-19 should stay home until the Department of Health or their medical provider provides a note to release the student from isolation. The COVID-19 Response will advise when returning onsite will be possible.

2.  Within the past 10 days, has the Department of Health, a medical professional, or the KS COVID-19 Response Team asked the student to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

Students that have been instructed to quarantine due to an exposure to a positive COVID-19 individual should stay home from school and should not return until cleared by COVID-19 Response Team. 

3.  Has the student been in close contact* with someone who has tested positive for an active case of COVID-19?

*Close contact is considered being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the patient is isolated.

Students that have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 need to quarantine for 10 days from the last date of contact with the close contact.

The COVID-19 response team, in partnership with DOH or the student’s medical provider, will advise when the student may return onsite.

4.  Does the student reside in the same household as someone who is in quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure (not including travel related quarantine) and will the student continue to be in close contact* with this individual during their quarantine period?*

*Close contact is considered being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Students that cannot remain physically distanced from a household member that is in quarantine due to exposure to a positive COVID-19 individual should remain at home for the duration of this individuals quarantine and monitor symptoms.

The COVID-19 response team should be contacted to advise when the student is able to return onsite.

5.  Is the student or one of the student’s household members awaiting COVID-19 test results and testing is due to COVID-19 like symptoms, potential COVID-19 exposure or close contact* with a COVID-19 Individual? If testing is voluntary or related to the 72 hour interisland pre-travel testing clearance, you can answer “no."*

*Close contact is considered being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes 6 feet for at least 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. This does not apply to individuals who have household members that routinely get tested as part of their job or household members that are awaiting test results due to return from travel.

Students awaiting COVID-19 test results or that are living with someone awaiting results need to stay home until test results are received. This will help reduce the number of close contacts the student could expose if the student tests positive.

6.  In the last 10 days, has the student completed any INTERISLAND or OUT OF STATE TRAVEL and their return onsite has not been approved/cleared by a KS supervisor/KS campus designee?

For example: INTERISLAND TRAVEL - Student did NOT meet county specific testing requirements or did NOT receive a county exemption due to medical appointments/essential work; OUT OF STATE TRAVEL - Student did NOT receive a negative COVID-19 test after testing after day 5 of their return.

Students who travel interisland or out-of-state should not return on site until they receive KS approval.

Refer to the KS Travel Policy Here:

7.  Has the student had any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days that are NOT caused by a chronic medical condition and the student HAS NOT been cleared and received a readmit letter from Health Services?

New symptoms of coughing, difficulty breathing, fever or chills, sore throat, muscle or body aches, loss of smell or taste, headache, congestion or runny nose, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Students who are sick should stay home and contact the attendance office.

As of January 4, 2021, if a student has experienced any symptom(s) of COVID-19 a doctor’s note or negative COVID-19 test must be provided to your childʻs health room prior to your childʻs return.

To ensure that your child is cleared to return to school, we recommend that you submit the required documentation prior to when your child returns onsite. For further information on the readmittance process and how to upload your documentation into the KS electronic health record Mo‘omō‘ali Olakino ( please refer to the Kamehameha Schools Approach to Health and Safety page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call your child's respective health room.



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