The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on almost every facet of our lives. As a school, we feel the mounting urgency to re-imagine educational delivery as we march toward the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Kamehameha Schools has developed this roadmap to reopen our campus because we believe doing so is in the best interest of our students.
Our plan to reopen is guided by three principles:
These principles help to provide clarity in decision-making and action to ensure reopen campus safely with the health and well-being of our entire community in mind.
Values matter, especially during crisis. Kamehameha Schools' set of core values guides our behavior as we attempt to create effective solutions for complex challenges associated with opening school in the midst of a pandemic.
Our core values are:
Aloha — To have compassion and empathy
‘Imi Na‘auao — To seek wisdom
Mālama — To care for and protect
‘Ike Pono — To know and do what is right
Kuleana — To take responsibility
Ho‘omau — To persevere and perpetuate
Ha‘aha‘a — To be humble
Our commitment is to maintain the emotional and physical well-being and safety of every member of our campus ‘ohana.
We also believe that our success as a school to safely reopen relies on our collective promises to each other as members of the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana.