KS COVID-19 Update – 3-12-20

Aloha mai kākou,

The health and safety of all our keiki, ʻohana and staff remain our first priority. We continue to carefully monitor the situation with COVID-19 which is evolving every day and we are prepared to adjust our practices as needed. While all KS preschools remain open and operations will continue as normal until further notice, leadership and kumu are committed to supporting your keiki’s learning at home in the event of a school closure. With spring break right around the corner and the situation changing rapidly, I wanted to be sure you were updated and informed about the following items:

·         How we will maintain communication with you in the event of a school closure.

·         How we will support keiki’s learning during a school closure.

·         Reminder to inform the preschool about personal travel plans.


If the preschool closes, we will use School Messenger to disseminate updates and information. You will receive the messages via email, phone call or text. Please be sure the preschool has your current phone numbers and email address. The preschool regional office or the kumu can help you to update your contact information. Kumu will also stay in contact with ʻohana using the regular classroom communication tools that are used throughout the school year. 

For the latest information from Kamehameha Schools on COVID 19 please visit:


Keiki Learning

All KS preschool keiki will receive a packet of learning activities that parents or a caregiver can do with keiki while school is closed. The at home learning activities include a combination of offline and online learning options. All the activities will require some level of adult support and guidance however, we have tried to provide a wide range of options and ideas knowing that keiki may be with various adults during the closure. You will also be able to access the material in the learning packet at the Preschool website: https://blogs.ksbe.edu/preschool/main/.

Your keiki’s kumu will also provide guidance and activities to support keiki’s learning at home during this period. You can also expect kumu to check in with you and keiki on a weekly basis. 

If the school counselor or behavioral health specialist has been working with your keiki, they will be in touch with you regularly during the closure to check in on keiki and to provide support to the ʻohana.  

Personal Travel

Mahalo to those of you who have already informed us of your travel plans. If you are traveling domestic or international, please complete the Family Travel Form and submit it to your keiki’s kumu or the preschool regional office. As a reminder, based on conditions at the time of your return, an appropriate quarantine period may be required before your keiki can return to school. 

We realize that this is a difficult time and we appreciate your cooperation and patience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Hope Poʻo Kumu or the kumu. 

Mālama Pono,

Shelli Kim

Poʻo Kula

Kamehameha Preschools