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The health and safety of students and all members of the school 'ohana is the top priority at the Academy. The school, its administration, faculty and staff are closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and adapt to take active steps to ensure the safety of the school community. The information below details the school's policies and procedures in place and updates to ensure optimum protection and safety for students, faculty and staff, as well as the extended 'ohana.

After the extended Spring Break, which was based on guidelines provided by Hawai'i Catholic Schools, students in all grades return to classes on March 30 via the Academy's DISTANCE-LEARNING PROGRAM.

The Academy's DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN (DLP) was finalized by administration and faculty during the Spring Break period. Details and instructions for students and families were communicated via EDUCATE this past week and are available via the tab below.

Operating under the revised guidelins from State and City government officials, no on-campus instruction or school activities will take place until April 30. 

The safety and providing an excellent educational experience for it's students remains the focus as the school modifies its practices. Thank you for  your understanding as the changing situation is monitored, evolves and is navigated and a community.

UPDATED: March 27, 2020

To foster the wellness of students, their families and the entire school community, following healthy practices is advocated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Hawai’i Department of Health (HDOH) and the Academy

WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS
> According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear two to 14 days after exposure to the pathogen

> Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath

IF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OCCUR
> If symptoms of COVID-19 infection occur and travel to an affected area or exposure to someone with the virus has taken place – seek medical attention immediately

> Call the primary care provider and provide details of recent travel and symptoms

> Before going to any healthcare clinic, urgent care, emergency room or doctor’s office, call before the visit and inform them of the recent travel or details of person-to-person exposure

> If immediate medical attention is needed, call 911 and notify the dispatcher of the recent travel, exposure and symptoms

STAFF, FACULTY AND FAMILY TRAVEL
> Details about staff, faculty and family travel and reporting procedures

EXPOSURE TO INFECTION BY A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER*
> All students, their families and faculty and staff members are required to immediately notify Human Resources and their appropriate grade-level or Administrative office supervisor
if the student, faculty or staff member or anyone in their household is diagnosed with COVID-19

> All student and faculty and staff members will be required to observe a 14-day self-quarantine from campus and school-related events if they themselves or any members of their household test positive for COVID-19, and this must be reported immediately to Human Resources and their appropriate grade-level or Administrative office supervisor

> Faculty and staff of all grades and Administrative staff > NOTIFY HUMAN RESOURCES NOW or 808.734.5058.ext. 242

> Faculty and staff of grades Pre-School to six > NOTIFY SUPERVISOR NOW or 808.734.5058.ext. 255

> Faculty and staff of grades seven to 12 > NOTIFY SUPERVISOR NOW  or 808.734.5058.ext. 221

> If a 14-day self-quarantine is required, a medical clearance will be required prior to returning to campus

EXPOSURE TO INFECTION BY “CLOSE CONTACT”*
> If a student, Academy faculty and staff member or members of their family or household has been placed in quarantine or diagnosed with COVID-19, they are required to immediately notify Human Resources and their appropriate grade-level or Administrative office supervisor

> If a student and members of their family or household has had close contact with a confirmed or under evaluation case of COVID-19, they are also required to immediately notify Human Resources and their appropriate grade-level or Administrative office supervisor

> Faculty and staff of all grades and Administrative staff > NOTIFY HUMAN RESOURCES NOW or 808.734.5058.ext. 242

> Faculty and staff of grades Pre-School to six > NOTIFY SUPERVISOR  NOW or 808.734.5058.ext. 255

> Faculty and staff of grades seven to 12 > NOTIFY SUPERVISOR NOW  or 808.734.5058.ext. 221

*The Academy reserves the right to restrict access to campus or require an appropriate quarantine period as a prerequisite for gaining access to the school campus

VISITORS TO CAMPUS
Based on recommendations for safety and prevention, the Academy is following and adhering to guidelines and strategies from the CDC, the Hawai'i Department of Health and State and City and County officials advocating for social distancing.  In following these strategies, effective as of March 16, the Academy has implemented the following parameters for visitors to campus and will adapt these requirements as the situation warrants for safety and prevention

> With the exception of pick-up and drop-off of students, the school has restricted visitors to all campus facilities to students, parents of students, faculty, staff and vendors or those conducting business with prior approval from the Academy Administration to be on the premises

> The Academy is following guidelines set forth by the Federal and State government and the Department of Health in all matters related to COVID-19, including social distancing, interaction and travel