Coronavirus: continued vigilance

Aloha e nā ʻohana,
Yesterday, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. An Oʻahu resident traveled on a cruise ship that had been exposed to the virus in February.
We continue to carefully monitor the situation, which is evolving quickly.
For now, our preschools, regular business operations and all KS events will proceed as scheduled. However, we may need to adjust as the situation changes and as we receive more information, guidance and directives from federal and state health officials.
Our kumu and staff continue to be vigilant with practicing good hygiene with keiki and cleaning and sanitizing throughout the school day.
To protect all our keiki, we ask that you continue to  comply with the procedures for sick children in the Preschool Student and Parent Handbook. If your keiki is not feeling well enough to participate fully in the school day, they should be kept home. Children with fever should not return to school until their temperature is normal (less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours without medication (e.g. Tylenol, Motrin, etc.).
Children will be sent home from school if they have any of the following:
• A temperature of 100 degrees or above
• Vomiting or diarrhea
• Indications of an infectious illness
For updates, health practices, and other resources, please visit:

We will continue to provide you with updates and information as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns please talk with your keikiʻs kumu or the Hope Poʻo Kumu.
Mālama pono,
Shelli Kim
Poʻo Kula
Kamehameha Preschools