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Student travel notifications

Kamehameha Schools travel policy

The travel notification process applies to anyone who plans to be on a KS campus or site within 10 days of their return from travel. If you are in distance learning at home or are not participating in any face-to-face activities, you do not need to complete the notification, though you should follow all applicable state and county rules, including compliance with any required quarantine periods. See current travel details for Hawaiʻi county. 

This travel policy is effective as of Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 until further notice for students and staff who will be participating in on-campus or onsite activities:​

  • Parents should inform our kula of their plans prior to their family / child’s travel. See travel notification details below.

INTER-ISLAND

  • County rules regarding travel are sufficient to return to a KS site.  
  • A post-travel notification with COVID-19 testing information is required to return to a KS site within 10 days of arrival back home.

OUT OF STATE

  • The state’s pre-travel COVID-19 test to avoid quarantine is not sufficient to return to a KS site. Families should plan to be off-campus for at least a week, if traveling out of state.
  • If a student or employee returns from out-of-state travel and is not subject to a state-mandated quarantine because he/she took a 72-hour pre-travel COVID-19 test, or received a state or county exemption due to being an essential worker, the student/employee must still remain off site for 10 days unless he/she receives a subsequent Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), also known as the PCR test;
  • That test needs to be conducted after the fifth day following his/her arrival. Should this second test return a negative result, the student or staff member would be allowed to return to campus once they receive clearance. Please refer to Hawai‘i County’s COVID-19 Testing resource page of where and when you can obtain a COVID-19 test. Just make sure it is a NAAT/PCR test. 
  • A post-travel notification with COVID-19 testing information is required to return to a KS site within 10 days of arrival back home.
  • To receive clearance, parents are required to email a post-travel notification and provide relevant documentation before their child can return to campus.

Who should I contact if my child is planning to travel?

If your keiki is planning to travel out-of-state or travel inter-island, please send an email with the student’s name, grade level, travel dates, and destination of travel to kshawaii@ksbe.edu.

We will notify the COVID-19 Response Team if your keiki’s travel is out of state.


What do I need to submit to return onsite after travel?

After your keiki’s return from travel, please send a post-travel notification email with additional details along with supporting documentation requested to kshawaii@ksbe.edu.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Test results documentation
  • State of Hawaiʻi Safe Travels Program Clearance (Screenshot of QR code and notations that include: Hawaiʻi Arrival Date; if traveler has been screened, and if traveler is exempt seen here)

Documents may be attached to the email.

PROVIDE ONLY IF APPLICABLE:

  • Any county exemptions that were received
  • Medical appointment information

If you prefer, you may download and complete a PDF form and send as an attachment, along with the other documentation to kshawaii@ksbe.edu

Out-of-state travel
If your keiki is traveling out of state we will submit these details and supporting documents to the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) who will review the documents and ensure you have met all KS requirements prior to your keiki’s return to onsite learning or other activities. The CRT will provide you with clearance approval before your keiki’s return. This process may take up to 48 hours depending on when information is received.

Inter-island travel
If your keiki is traveling inter-island, we will review the details and supporting documents to ensure your keiki has been exempt from any county quarantine requirements and will provide you with clearance approval before your keiki’s return to onsite learning or other activities. This process may take up to 48 hours depending on when information is received.


Where can I go to get a post-travel test after traveling out of state?

As noted, KS requires a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), also known as a PCR test, after the fifth day following your child’s arrival. Please refer to the following listing of the State of Hawai‘i’s trusted testing providers where you can obtain a COVID-19 test.


Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100