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Community, activities and athletics

Activities and Athletics help to round out a studentʻs school life experience. With the health, safety and well-being of our students, teachers and staff as our priority, we have to re-imagine what programs and activities will look like in the coming school year.

Similar to our "Health and Safety" section, KS Hawaiʻi activities and athletics will also be modified utilizing the same four pillars to minimize risk of spreading COVID-19.

  • Physical Distancing and Reducing Density
  • Health Screening and Preventive Hygiene
  • Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
  • Communications, Training, and Coordination

Compliance with physical distancing guidelines will have an impact on some athletic programs and school activities. The following table was created to provide clarity around which activities are considered high-risk and need extra consideration for mitigating risk.

We will continue to coordinate with partners in HHSAA, as well as our own BIIF schools to come up with creative solutions to honor the integrity of our student athletic programs.

Risk Level
According to CDC guidelines:
  • Max capacity for indoor events: 50 people
  • Max capacity for outdoor events: 100 people
Definition Athletics at KSH Activities at KSH
Sports/activities that present high risk Sports/Activities that involve close, sustained contact between participants, prolonged contact such as tackling, wrapping, or holds are involved, lack of significant protective barriers, and a high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants. Examples of high-risk athletics may include:
Wrestling, Football, Judo, Competitive Cheer
Examples of high-risk activities may include:
Dances, HS Hōʻike, Founder’s Day,  Commencement, Baccalaureate, all school assemblies and class gatherings.
Sports/activities that present medium risk Sports/Activities that involve close, intermittent sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR group sports OR sports that use equipment that can’t be immediately cleaned between students. Examples of moderate-risk athletics may include:
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Baseball, Soccer, Water Polo, Tennis, Track (Field Events & Relays), Canoe Paddling, etc.
Examples of moderate-risk activities may include:
HS Fall Play, HS/MS/ES Musicals, ES/MS VEX Robotics, Band, Choral, etc.
Sports/activities that present low risk Sports/Activities that can be done with physical distancing or individually with no sharing of equipment or the ability to clean the equipment between use by student. Examples of low-risk athletics may include:
Swimming, Cross-Country, Cheer (Dance only), Individual Track Running and Field events, Golf, Bowling, Strength and Conditioning, Air Riflery, etc.
Examples of low-risk activities may include:
Clubs with limited numbers and safety measures.


We will explore options to ensure athletics and activities will be able to operate as much as government, league and KS safety guidelines will allow. If we are able to apply safety guidelines and restrictions appropriately, it may be possible to lower the risk for any activity/sport.

Health Screening and Preventive Hygiene

Activity-specific hygiene rules and guidelines help to ensure the safety, not only of our students, but also of the adults coaching, directing, or sponsoring them. General guidelines include:

  • Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if unable to wash hands before exiting the locker room or before entering a facility.
  • Wash hands during water breaks.
  • Wear a face mask/face covering during practice. This mask can be made of cloth or moisture wicking material based on CDC recommendations.
  • Bring individual water bottles clearly labeled with names.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes into a tissue, then dispose of it in the trash can immediately. If you donʻt have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your t-shirt or elbow. Use hand sanitizer afterwards.
  • Indoor shoes will be required for indoor facilities. These shoes should not be worn outdoors.
  • Take home practice gear to be washed after each practice/game.
  • Do not share towels, clothing, soap bars or other personal items.


Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

Increased cleaning and sanitation protocols for students, equipment, and facilities before, during, and after practices will be implemented. Basic expectations will include:

  • Equipment and facility will be thoroughly sanitized after use by students and coaches.
  • Equipment will be cleaned between usage when possible.
  • Practices may be adjusted to allow for daily sanitizing of equipment and facility.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent contact with contaminated surfaces and protect against toxicities associated with cleaning products.
  • Expectations of student involvement in cleaning will vary by age level.


Communications, Training, and Coordination

Education and training for students and staff about hygiene protocols and proper sanitization protocols will help foster a culture of shared kuleana for maintaining safe facilities and equipment.

Coordination by the BIIF also provides assistance by developing common agreements regarding hygiene and safety.



What drives our decisions and actions


Using safety and risk to determine education delivery


What we're doing to keep our keiki healthy and safe


Adjusting to a new campus life experience


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Honolulu, HI 96813
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