How to Reopen Schools with Health and Safety
Our Hawai‘i State Board of Education, our superintendent,, and the Senate are all communicating during this time of uncertainty on school reopening.
- REQUESTING THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY TO IMPLEMENT A REOPENING PLAN FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR BASED ON GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
- From Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto, a report: Status on the Plan for the Reopening of Schools Fall 2020
- From the Board of Education Suggesting guidelines.
Here are notes on Six Ways to Reopen School in the Fall
Six main solutions are being considered, reports Education Week, interviewing leaders across the country:
1. Phased Reopening — some grades return to school while others work remotely or students from some grades attend school on some days while others come on the other days.
2. Multi-Track System — various student groups or grades attend school onsite different days.
3. Staggered Schedules — some students come to school in the morning, others in the afternoon.
4. Bubble Strategy — the same group of students and teacher stay together most or all of the day.
5. Cyclical Lockdown Strategy — schools open for periods, then close down while students learn remotely (eg. one week open/two weeks closed)
6. Year-Round Schedule — cohorts attend school for ~9 week periods, then learn remotely for a period, and would take a period off. There would be no longer summer break.