The following text were copied from the Kihei Charter School Website at on 17 November 2020 from http://kiheicharter.org/node/193. This plan is superseded by the 13 November 2020 Safety Plan, but is provided here for reference.
2020 KCS Reopening Safety Plan
Use the Centers for Disease Control Readiness checklists daily and weekly
o Regular Safety inspections
Staff safety training and student instruction on safety protocol
Procedures in place for response to student or staff demonstrating symptoms at school
o Monitoring student and staff health each day
§ Health Aide
§ Health Room
Face masks required when 6 feet of distancing is difficult or not possible
Staggered drop-off areas in front of the school
o Parents should not escort students onto the campus
Visitors will be limited on campus
Safety signage posted throughout the school
Cleaning supplies in all classrooms, offices, and meeting areas
Class sizes decreased to 12-16 for the elementary school, 14-19 students the for middle and high school
Hands sanitized upon entry to every room
Assigned seating in every classroom
Seating 6 feet apart in classrooms and other areas
Limiting the sharing of materials among students
All doors and windows will be propped open during the school day
Outdoor areas will be designated as learning spaces
The number of students in bathrooms will be limited at any given time
Standard water fountains will be covered and inaccessible, only no-touch bottle fill stations can be used
Assigned seating during breakfast and lunch
o Students sanitize hands before eating
o Food served in prepackaged containers
o Students stay in their cohorts
o 6 feet of distancing
Recess only within the same cohort, organized and distanced activities
No off-campus travel in vans
Staggered dismissal and sectioned areas for pick-up
All rooms will be professionally sanitized at the end of each school day
1. Will the students be in the same classroom all day? Yes. Students will also be in smaller classes this year ranging from 12 – 16 students.
2. Will the kids have recess time? Yes. Only one class will be outside at a time. Organized and distanced recreational activities will take place.
3. Can I walk my kindergartener to class on the first day? Yes. There will be a special protocol for kindergarteners and parents on Day 1.
Middle and High School Specific
1. Will the students be in smaller classes? Yes. Students will be in smaller classes this year ranging from 14- 19 students.
2. Will the cohorts be moving classrooms each period? Yes, on the block days only. On 6 period days, cohorts will stay in the classroom and only the teacher will move.
3. What will be done to sanitize the rooms between classes? All surfaces and other high-touch areas will be disinfected between classes.
4. How will the online classes for the virtual weeks be handled? Virtual classes will be taught through online classrooms. Students will follow their class schedules throughout the virtual day. Teachers will take official attendance in PowerSchool. Student accountability will be noted through participation during virtual classes and the completion of coursework.
1. Will a student be exposed to other students outside of their cohort? Under the established parameters students should not be exposed to other cohorts while at school.
2. What are the rules about wearing masks? Students should wear masks when coming to or leaving school, and traveling throughout campus during the school day. Students will be required to wear masks when 6 feet of distancing is difficult or not possible. Students will have the option to remove their masks while sitting at their desks as there will be 6 feet of separation from staff and other students.
3. Does the school have enough sanitation supplies to properly disinfect on a regular basis? Yes. All classrooms, offices, and meeting areas will have access to sanitation supplies. All products are EPA approved and safe to use in the classrooms. Areas will be sanitized whenever cohorts relocate during the school day and professional cleaning will take place at the end of each school day.
4. What measures will be taken to ensure students understand all the safety protocols? All students will be taught the proper safety protocols during the first two weeks of school. There
will be signage in classrooms and hallways regarding safety protocols. There will be continuous reminders of safety protocols all throughout the school year.
5. How will temperature checks be conducted? The school requests that parents check the temperature of their children each morning. If the child is demonstrating symptoms of an illness and/or has a higher temperature than normal, we request that the child be kept at home. If a student is displaying symptoms of an illness while at school, she or he will be escorted to the health room. At that point, the health aide will monitor the child’s symptoms and determine if she or he needs to be sent home. If so, a parent will be immediately notified.
Mahalo for your support, The KCS Team