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Sept. 27, 2022

Test kits for haumāna and a new reporting protocol

See a change to our COVID reporting protocols and a precaution we are taking returning from Fall Break.

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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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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. 8, 2022

On-Campus Vaccine Clinic this Friday

Bay Clinic will hold a vaccination clinic for any KS students or employees age 12+ who need a booster or to initiate or complete a vaccination series.

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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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Jan. 12, 2022

‘Help Keep Our Schools Open’ programs re-air this weekend

The programs emphasize the importance of in-person learning and its positive impacts on haumāna and kumu.

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Jan. 11, 2022

KS leaders share ‘ike at Native Hawaiian Convention

KS leaders Jack Wong, Kā‘eo Duarte Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona were among the speakers at the CNHA convention.

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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. 21, 2021

Required Weekly Surveillance Testing for Grade 6

As announced in Oct., sixth grade students will join their middle school counterparts in the required surveillance testing program.

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Nov. 15, 2021

HIRING NOW connects KS tenants with job seekers statewide

KS, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i News Now launched HIRING NOW, a partnership program focused on strengthening the state’s economy by providing a forum for local businesses to find and hire employees.

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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. 4, 2021

KS-sponsored town hall highlights lessons learned by haumāna, kumu during COVID-19

Hosted by Hawaiʻi News Now anchor <strong>Māhealani Richardson KSK’91</strong>, the 30-minute broadcast entitled “Evolving Education: Learning through COVID,” recalls the experiences and lessons learned over the past year by haumāna and kumu from schools around the pae ‘āina.

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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. 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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Oct. 8, 2021

COVID-19 changes for the Second Semester (starting Jan. 4, 2022)

Mahalo nui i nā haumāna, nā ʻohana, a me nā limahana o Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha no kā ʻoukou hana poʻokela ma ka hapahā mua o kēia makahiki, ma ka hoʻopalekana ʻana i kā mākou mau keiki, a no ka hoʻoikaika mau me ka lōkahi. Thank you to our Kamehameha Schools students, families and staff, for your amazing work this First Quarter, for keeping our keiki safe, and for staying strong and together. We are truly blessed and deeply grateful.

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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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Aug. 27, 2021

CEO Message: Staying Together

In the past few weeks, we have enthusiastically welcomed back our haumāna. Their joy in being here in person with their kumu, friends, and entire school 'ohana is incomparable. However, their return also comes at a time of new uncertainties.

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Aug. 11, 2021

Student-Athlete Exemption information

Information for exemption to vaccine requirement for athletics participation pending finalization of BIIF and HHSAA requirements.

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Aug. 10, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki transition back to school

Anxiety and stress are high during this pandemic, parents and guardians play an influential role in helping keiki cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and reducing anxiety and worries.

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July 30, 2021

More information on required testing

Required testing information for students opting to remain unregistered.

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