A High Performing Hawaii Public Charter School
Aloha KCS 'Ohana,
We write with the latest update on the reopening of Hawaii schools.
State officials, including the governor, superintendent, and assistant state epidemiologist recently shared the latest COVID-19 guidance for the gradual reopening of school campuses throughout Hawaii. In this announcement, the Hawaii State Department of Health outlined COVID-19 benchmarks to help schools determine whether to implement face-to-face, blended, or virtual instruction during the 2nd quarter of this school year.
The president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association also shared the union's stance on the reopening of school campuses. He announced that its board of directors voted to support the continuation of 100% distance learning in Hawaii public schools until at least the beginning of the 3rd quarter of this school year.
Please know that we are continuing to monitor these latest safety regulations and also await more clarity on the present negotiations between the state and teachers' union. For now, we will continue with our distance learning program and notify everyone with any new adjustments to our plan.
Mahalo for your support and please take care,
The KCS Team
Special Education Services
Safety will be the #1 priority for the 2020-2021 school year.
Students, staff, and visitors should use face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.
Face masks will be required when 6 feet of social distancing is difficult or not possible.
Students will remain within their cohort (bubble) throughout the day and should not interface with other cohorts.
Campus sanitation will take place throughout the school every day.
Safety and sanitation products will be accessible in every classroom, meeting room, eating area, and office.
Signage will be posted throughout the campus with proper safety protocol and detailed instructions for social distancing.
Staff will be trained and students will be instructed on how to be as safe as possible while on school grounds.
We request that parents take the temperature of their children each morning before school. If the child has a higher temperature than normal (everyone has a different normal temperature), then the child should remain at home.
We request that parents provide their children with two masks every day. This will ensure that the child will always have a mask in the event that one is lost or damaged. If the child does not have a mask the school will provide one.
If a student displays symptoms of an illness, she or he will be escorted to the health room for a temperature check. At that point, the health aide will determine if the student is ill and needs to be sent home. If so, a parent will be immediately notified to come to the school and pick up the child.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 we request that you inform the school immediately. That will enable us to conduct contact tracing and potentially quarantine a specific cohort (bubble) away from the campus for a period of time.
We request that you help to educate your child as much possible with respect to the changing times, especially with reminders about the importance of safety protocol.
We understand that this a very challenging time, and open communication is essential for us all. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff, faculty, or administration should you ever need additional support.
As you know, we are entering into a new age for education and life in general. We hope to do all that we can to support our students and all our 'ohana. We will continue to monitor our program and adjust as needed. Lastly, we realize that there are many items that we still need to discuss and address in further detail. Consequently, our team will continue providing additional information regarding our program over the next couple of weeks.
We are truly looking forward to a safe and productive school year at Kihei Charter School.
All the best,
The KCS Team
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Taylor's Senior Project Video: https://youtu.be/
Teacher Shout-Out Video: https://youtu.be/
Senior Photo Slideshow: https://youtu.be/
8th Grade Promotion Live at 4 PM
Virtual Sports Banquet
Our 2nd Lottery Will Be Held Tomorrow May 6th In The School Cafeteria At 5:30 PM
It Is Open To The Public
Social Distancing Will Be Followed And Temperature Checks Will Be Administered.
Covid 19 School Closure Information
The Superintendent announced the continuation of distance learning through May 28, the last day of the 2019-20 school year. Consequently, the KCS campus will remain closed for students and we will continue our distance learning program for the remainder of the 4th quarter.