Update as of 3.23.20
In accord with the most recent statewide order to remain at home until April 30, 2020, we have extended our Remote Learning Plan to comply with that date.HNS Remote Learning Plan
Update as of 3.16.20
The rapidly changing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increase in cases here in Hawaii, indicate social distancing will play a pivotal role in decreasing the burden on our health care systems. At this time, no members of the Holy Nativity School community are affected by the virus. However, the timing of social distancing is critical to its effectiveness in reducing illness. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend on-campus learning until April 13, 2020. This will provide a full four weeks of social distancing for our students, faculty, and the greater community.
What does this mean?
Spring Break will continue as planned. During the break our school will undergo a deep clean. On March 30, instead of returning to campus in person, students will begin online instruction. Parents will receive more detailed information about our online academic plan soon. Know that we are working to minimize the disruption to learning as we finalize the details of scheduling and train faculty. We are committed to both the safety and learning of our Holy Nativity School community.
Update as of 2.27.20
The health and safety of everyone is important to us. We are monitoring developments of COVID-19, receiving local, national, and global updates. We are committed to addressing future issues as they may arise.
Per the CDC and HDOH, the everyday Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) remain the best preventative actions, and have been in our policy for over a decade:
- Students and employees must stay home when sick and are not to return to school until fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Wash your hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
As part of our culture of health:
- Anyone with a fever of 100°F or higher must stay home (or go home if the fever is measured while at school).
- Temperatures are logged in the office.
- We are flexible with attendance expectations to allow for full recovery of students and employees.
- We ask that families traveling during Spring Break please share the locations of your travel with the office. With travel in mind, the CDC has issued travel advisories for countries experiencing sustained community spread of respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Level 3 Travel Advisory (avoid non-essential travel) to China and South Korea
- Level 2 Travel Advisory (exercise enhanced precautions) for travel to Japan, Italy, Iran