November 12, 2020
Aloha e nā ʻohana,
We are excited to share that we will be reopening our Residential Life program to all current boarding seniors starting in January. We will not be open to other grades at this time. Although things may look and feel a little different, we are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for seniors that choose to return for their final semester at Kamehameha Schools.
We will share out the details of our reopening plan during the “Class of 2021 - Semester 2 Registration Information” meeting on Monday, November 9th at 3:30pm.
To help you start preparing to make your second semester decision, here are some highlights related to our Res Life reopening plan:
- We are committed to staying open the entire semester. This includes remaining open over breaks and long weekends, and regardless of any changes that may occur with learning platforms.
- Boarding will be open to all current seniors only.
- Move in day will be Saturday, January 9th and students will sign-up for designated move-in times.
- COVID-19 testing will be used on a regular basis to reduce opportunities for spread within our community.
- Students will be grouped into small households. Students may reside in a dorm that is different than their previously assigned dorm. Dorm placements will be determined by the number of students choosing to return.
- Check outs will be permitted, however upon return to campus students would go to a Step Down dorm for 10 days prior to returning to regular household dorm.
- Students who develop symptoms of COVID-19 will go to Hale Ola where they will be tested and remain there until the results come back. If a student’s test is positive but they experiencing minimal symptoms, the student will be provided with a residential space on campus where they will be monitored by Hale Ola and Res Life staff for 14 days period of recovery time. Students requiring greater levels of medical care will be transported to a hospital. Families or a designated sponsor that wish to pick up their child to provide care at an off campus location will be permitted to do so.
We look forward to sharing the full details at the upcoming meeting.
Ā hui hou. Mālama pono.
Dr. Laura Perales and the Residential Life Team