Aloha Hanalani Ohana,
Week 8 of Shelter in Place! Anyone going crazy, beyond me? Hold on because, a little relief is on the way as malls, parks, and beaches open up! Congratulations for another successful week of online education and for flattening the curve. We have risen to the challenge along with sacrifices on many levels.
As we plan to live with COVID19, this past Tuesday, the Governor, four county mayors, the HAIS Executive Director, and the DOE Superintendent met to plan schools’ re-opening and summer programs, so we can update you with school plans and adjustments. Please be aware that the government can change plans, but we must plan forward.
Lower School: Summer School On-Campus
Lower School will host a 5-week, summer program, June 15-July 17, 2020. Enrollment is limited to ensure smaller class sizes for social distancing. We are finalizing our COVID Return to Campus policies and practices and will send them to our families in the next couple of weeks. The prorated and reduced cost for Summer Program 2020 is $1,150.
Upper School: Online Summer Program
Upper School, as originally planned, is offering a 6-week online summer program, June 8-July 17, 2020. Upper School will send out details for half-credit and full credit courses, as some courses have changed from the original plans.
We reduced the cost of US summer programs: Half-credit courses: $525, Full-Credit Courses: $1,050.
Summer School Cost Reduction and Credit toward Smart Tuition Account
Due to the reduction in cost, or if you choose not to participate in the summer program, those who have already paid in full will receive a credit to your Smart Tuition account for next year’s tuition.
In addition to campus safety policies and practices, we are purchasing masks, gloves, directional signs, hand sanitizers, plexi-glass shields for offices, POS systems for payments, etc. These preparations generate extra costs; however, we are committed to providing a safe campus. We are revising our cleaning and sanitizing schedules with hospital-grade disinfectants.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Our seniors will definitely have unique and special memories of their senior year. Please stay tuned to communications from Upper School on graduation plans. In addition to our seniors, we congratulate our K5 and Grade 6 graduates for achieving their milestones; details will be sent by the Lower School office.