The health, safety and well-being of our haumāna is our greatest priority. Residents can expect multi-faceted support to address their well-being needs. Our Residential Life haumāna will experience a collaborative staffing model that capitalizes on the training and skills of our staff team and is built to create a comprehensive community of support.
Maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment and residential community for all of our haumāna requires all members to be pono in their behavior and in their relationships with others. Unkindness and bullying (in any form) is not tolerated.
The Mālama Ola Health Service Department (HSD) is responsible for all aspects of student health on campus which includes providing basic healthcare services to students. All campus health rooms are staffed by a Registered Nurse who may be supported by a Medical Assistant. The Medical Director, a board-certified physician, oversees the care provided by the nurses.
HSD does not replace the student’s primary care provider, but does become part of each student’s healthcare team. HSD provides basic primary care services for acute conditions and can assist with disease management.
Kamehameha Schools is committed to providing a safe, secure, and orderly environment for students, staff and visitors. In the dormitories, all entry doors are equipped with alarms, which are activated nightly. Dormitories also have fire alarms and smoke detectors, and fire drills are conducted regularly.
Campus access is strictly controlled with KS security officers on duty 24/7. All visitors to campus during school hours, including parents, must obtain clearance from campus security prior to their arrival.
All three campus access gates are equipped with video monitoring equipment, and all entry to and exit from the campus is monitored through electronic surveillance.
Access to the main gate during school hours is from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm and overnight 10:00 pm – 5:00 am.
Kamehameha Schools has a campus-wide emergency response plan designed to provide staff with guidance for emergencies. All dormitories are considered emergency shelters and five of our dormitories are additionally designated as hurricane shelters.
To ensure that our haumāna have a way to report any health or safety concerns, KS has established the Hi‘ikua Helpline. This is a confidential service, available 24/7. Should a student experience or witness an activity that could cause physical or emotional harm to themselves or to another student, they can call the Helpline or use the secure website, to file a report.
KS has adopted and implemented safety protocols and practices to ensure a healthy environment. Our department and campus leadership have had many deep, data-informed conversations about what we need to consider to keep our haumāna safe during the pandemic. Policies include regular deep cleaning of high traffic areas, frequent handwashing, supplied sanitizing supplies, and mask wearing.Read our latest COVID-19 update