Kalaheo Health Services & COVID Updates

Welcome back Mustang Ohana!

 

I hope you all had a wonderful summer break with your student. In case you haven’t met me, my name is Jozi Nupson, and I am the Hawaii Keiki Registered Nurse at Kalaheo High School. I work alongside the SHA (School Health Aide) and our Hawaii Keiki SHSS (School Health Support Staff.) I wanted to take this opportunity to share some information on Hawaii Keiki services, as well as update you on recent DOE Health & Safety Guidance for COVID-19. 

 

When your child is sick or injured at school, I can assess your child and decide if your child needs to go home, see a health care provider, or if they can stay at school. As an RN, with your permission I can:

  • Monitor and provide care as needed for your child's allergies, asthma, and other medical conditions
  • When needed, give your child medication, such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Albuterol,
  • Connect to a Nurse Practitioner for a telehealth visit
  • Connect with a Behavior Health Nurse Practitioner for social-emotional support for your child
  • Provide education about health topics to you and your child 

Please see the attached flyer on Hawaii Keiki services.  I will notify you of any care provided and coordinate with you as necessary to ensure your child gets the best care possible. If you are interested in signing your child up, but haven’t completed a Hawaii Keiki consent, you may do so HERE. You will be directed to enter your email and be redirected to HelloSign for completion. 

 

COVID-19 is always evolving, and so our guidance does as well. Please see updated DOE Guidance below:

Ø  HIDOE COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for School Year 2022-23.

Ø  HIDOE Daily Wellness Check flyer and reference to DOH's Isolation & Quarantine Guidance 

Ø  Superintendent Hayashi's parent letter has been posted to the Department's homepage

Ø  HIDOE Athletics

 

COVID-19 related Absences: Please remember to do a daily wellness check before coming to campus. All COVID illnesses, symptoms and potential COVID exposures must be reported by parents/guardians through the following form: Kalaheo Absentee Reporting Form (Click Here) All illnesses and absences are tracked and need official clearance from the health room before students are eligible to attend campus. 

 

As a reminder, COVID-like symptoms are: Fever (100.7), Chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea/vomiting, Diarrhea

If you’d rather not read 22 pages of information, please see our Summary of the DOE Health & Safety Guidance:

 

  • Indoor and outdoor masking is optional for students and employees. 
  • Indoor masking is strongly encouraged when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determines community levels are medium or high. 
  • Quarantine is not required for in-school exposures, but indoor masking is strongly recommended for 10 days following an exposure. 
  • Isolation requirements remain for anyone who tests positive for COVID or has COVID-like symptoms. 
  • Mitigation strategies remain flexible to adapt to a cluster or outbreak.
  • Individuals who have tested positive, regardless of vaccination status, must remain out of high-risk activities until 10 days have passed since symptom onset or test collection date, even if asymptomatic. Students should not be excluded from in-person instruction (e.g., band or PE) during this time period, but they should do lower risk activities on days 6-10.
  • Individuals who have been diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19 must wear a well-fitting mask indoors on days 6 to 10 after completing home isolation. If someone is unable or unwilling to wear a mask indoors and tested positive with COVID-19, they must remain in isolation for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Individuals who are not Up to Date on their COVID Vaccines and have ongoing close contact with a person with COVID-19 because they live in the same house must stay home in quarantine for five days after the person with COVID-19 is released from isolation (e.g., day 11).

 

 

Tests to Fulfill Clearance Requirements
A COVID-19 test that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) may be used to fulfill testing requirements; including most over-the-counter self-tests

 

For questions for the Health Room, please contact our School Health Aide at 808-305-0243
For COVID related questions, please contact our School Health Support Staff at [email protected]hi.us
For questions for the Hawaii Keiki Registered Nurse, please contact [email protected]hi.us 
For reporting a COVID related absence, please complete the following form: Kalaheo Absentee Reporting Form (Click Here)

 

 

Mahalo!
Kalaheo High School Health Staff