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Student travel notifications

Kamehameha Schools travel policy

Effective, June 1, Kamehameha Schools will no longer require students or faculty/staff to submit a travel notification for interisland travel. KS students and employees who travel interisland or out of state on their personal time MUST STILL FOLLOW all applicable state and county rules, including compliance with any required quarantine periods or pre-/post-travel testing requirements. See current travel details for Hawaiʻi county. 

The notification process is only required for OUT-OF-STATE travel, if you plan to return to a KS site within 10 days of return home.  

  • State and County rules regarding travel are sufficient to return to a KS site. A PCR test after the fifth day is no longer required for out-of-state travel.  
  • A post-travel notification is required to return to a KS site within 10 days of arrival back home, as noted in the daily wellness check.
  • To receive clearance, email a post-travel notification and provide a screenshot or pdf of the Hawaiʻi State Safe Travels Clearance (with screened and exempt information) before returning to campus. See below for details.
  • A pre-travel notification is requested to better manage how we monitor our notification system for post-travel notifications. Parents/or students or employees can inform our kula of their plans prior to their/ their ʻohana/child’s travel with a simple email to with basic details. See travel notification details below.

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 not participating in any face-to-face activities within that 10 days, 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. 

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

If planning travel out-of-state, please send an email with the student’s name, grade level, travel dates, and destination of travel to The pre-travel notification helps us better track who may be needing clearance and when so we can monitor incoming channels and provide a quicker response to clear travellers on their return.  

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

After returning from out-of-state travel, please send a post-travel notification email with additional details along with supporting documentation requested to


  • 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.


  • Any county exemptions that were received
  • Medical appointment information

We will review the details and supporting documents to ensure travellers have been exempt from any county quarantine requirements and will provide you with clearance approval before returning to onsite learning or other activities. This process may take up to 48 hours depending on when information is received and the correct documents are provided. Please make sure that screened and exempt information is included in the QR code and that they both say 'yes', or inform us of extenuating circumstances. 

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