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May 21, 2020

Managing stress through non-verbal exercises

Sharing drawings about how their day is going can help students manage stress. See story »


May 20, 2020

Caring for your keiki’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In the spirit of raising awareness, Kamehameha Schools behavioral health specialists offer the following suggestions on how to care for your keiki’s emotional health and mental well-being during this difficult time and beyond. See story »


May 14, 2020

Managing stress through self-soothing exercises

Doing a quick mindfulness or self-soothing exercises prior to completing a lesson can help manage student stress. See story »


May 12, 2020

Shannon Flynn joins Ka Piko Podcast to discuss “littlest learners”

Shannon Flynn, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools, joins See story »


May 8, 2020

ʻAha Kūlia Message: Health is priority as we begin planning for return to work and school

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. We appreciate the adjustments made by our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana to follow state and county stay-at-home directives and contribute to our community’s success in flattening the COVID-19 curve. Mahalo nui loa kākou. See story »


May 7, 2020

Promoting self-awareness

Following is an activity that can promote self-regulation when students are feeling stressed and provide a healthy sense of control over controllable aspects of an overwhelming situation. See story »


April 30, 2020

Encouraging a sense of hope

Many people may be feeling discouraged, hopeless or angry. Adults and students may be feeling a great sense of loss for activities that will not be taking place as usual. Students in particular may be disappointed in missing out on sports, competitions, performances and other important rituals of the spring semester. See story »


April 29, 2020

Anu Getgen, behavioral health supervisor, joins Ka Piko Podcast

Anu Getgen KSK’04, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools Maui, joins See story »


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. See story »


April 15, 2020

Behavioral health supervisor Marisa Lloyd joins Ka Piko Podcast

Marisa Lloyd KSK’04, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, joins See story »


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 8, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: importance of self-care when facing COVID-19

As a parent, self-care is often your last priority. Here are some tips to help support your health and well-being in this time of uncertainty. See story »


April 7, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission. See story »


April 3, 2020

Distance learning underway

Whether we are students, families, alumni, teachers or staff, all of us in the KS ‘ohana play an important role in responding to the spread of COVID-19. By staying at home to study, teach and work, we can help protect the health of our community. At this time, it is not clear how long this public health emergency will persist. 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 30, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19: share your mahalo, mo‘olelo or mana‘o

E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together. See story »


March 27, 2020

KS Distance Learning Programs on schedule to start for KS Preschools, KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui

With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home. See story »


March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong See story »


March 22, 2020

KS announces changes to operations

A message from the Executive Vice President of Administration Darrel R. Hoke See story »


March 18, 2020

KS Kapālama’s Alumni Week canceled

In a letter presented to alumni Wednesday evening, Kamehameha Schools Director of Advancement and Executive Director of the Pauahi Foundation Pono Ma‘a KSK’82 delivered the following message: See story »


March 17, 2020

All KS campuses and preschools will begin distance learning after spring break

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Kamehameha Schools announced all three of its K-12 campuses and its 29 preschools will implement their respective distance learning and educational support programs when school resumes after their respective spring breaks. During this period, there will be no on-campus student instruction or student activities. See story »


March 16, 2020

Guidance for working remotely

A message from the Executive Vice President of Administration. See story »


March 16, 2020

KS Education Technology Conference canceled

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the education community, KS has canceled its 2020 Education Technology Conference slated for June 2-3 at Neal Blaisdell Center. See story »


March 16, 2020

Coronavirus update from CEO: Continued vigilance, optimism and aloha

I write to share with you about our work and progress in responding to COVID-19. Let me start with our challenge. By now, we are well aware that COVID-19 is threatening our lives and livelihoods in ways we have never experienced before See story »


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