COVID-19 Pandemic: Situation Updates and Resources
Class of 2020 - Walk-in Commencement
We are gearing up to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020 in a special Walk-In commencement exercise to be held at Pacific Buddhist Academy's Weinberg Building on Saturday, June 6.
While we will not be able to invite most of you, we will be live-streaming our commencement through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PacificBuddhistAcademy/ starting at 4pm.
Please stay healthy. Heed the advice and requirements decided upon by our government and public health leaders. Practice gratitude for our health care workers. Understand that, right now, social distancing is the means of showing compassion, but that expressing care and tending to others can take so many creative forms, as we see in so many places.
Senior Banquet: postponed indefinitely
Taiko Festival: postponed tentatively to July/August (no date set)
For questions regarding tickets/sponsorships please email Rudiger Ruckmann.
Baccalaureate and Commencement: June 6 Walk-In Commencement at PBA's Weingberg Building. Commencement will be live-streamed via Facebook.
Student Admission Visits & Tours: Postponed until June 1
For questions regarding your scheduled campus visit please email Blanche Yarnell.
All planned uses of PBA facilities by partner organizations and groups have been canceled until further notice.
All members of the PBA sangha are requested to avoid coming to PBA facilities in person.
Administrators, who are working on a continuing basis through the Spring Holiday, are working remotely. At least one PBA administrator will report to work in the Main Office. Office hours are between 8a.m. – 12p.m. We are sanitizing the Main Office workspace and facilities contact points daily and have begun a deep clean of all our facilities that will continue through the remainder of the Spring Holiday.
We will make provisions for PBA teachers to use PBA facilities for purposes of distance learning, where necessary, in a planned fashion, and follow reasonable health and safety precautions to safeguard the health and welfare of our administrative and educator corps.
We request that families, students and supporters make appointments by phone or email before coming to campus. Please call (808) 532-2649 to notify personnel you would like to come.
DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN EFFECTIVE MARCH 30 - MAY 22
Distance learning will begin for the school PBA students on Monday, March 30. We will begin, as is our custom, with a Monday Morning Assembly broadcast to the entire student body at 8:30 a.m. The Head of School will periodically send email updates to parents and faculty/staff apprising them of any pertinent information. As with the decision to close campus, the decision to reopen school for regular classes will be made in close consultation with the school’s Board of Trustees and state authorities.
COVID-19 Resources & Support:
- Unemployment Insurance in Hawaii
- Small Business Administration
- Federal Student Loan Payments
- Hawaii Renters Information
- Central Pacific Bank - Assistance Programs
Food Support & Resources:
Opportunities To Help
- Contact Blanche to learn how you can help!
Health System Donations:
Food Supply Donations: