• ............................ Important Alert: As of 7 a.m. today, the following Oahu schools will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 7: Farrington High, Pearl City Highlands Elementary & Red Hill Elementary. On Maui, Kula Elementary is closed.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority. Utilizing guidance from the Hawai'i State Department of Health, this section includes guidance on masking, social distancing and quarantine.


Updated October 8, 2021

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The goal is to open schools as safely as possible given the many known and established benefits of in-person education. Schools must adopt and implement actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the schools and the community. Every school should have a well-established plan to protect staff, children, and their families from the spread of COVID-19. 

View the Department's COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for School Year 2021-22.

There are four core essential strategies that should be implemented in every situation.

1. Promote vaccination of staff and eligible students.

2. Stay home if sick and go home if sick in school.

3. Correct and consistent masking.

4. Hand hygiene.

Additional mitigation strategies should be applied in combination to the greatest extent possible. Schools should evaluate which mitigation strategies they cannot practically implement, and which strategies can supplement the intended effects of that mitigation measure. For example, keep students within established small 'ohana bubbles (cohorts), open windows to increase ventilation, and utilize air filtration systems for interior rooms.


Athletics

View the Department's COVID-19 Guidance for Athletics for School Year 2021-22.

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