COVID-19 Pandemic: Situation Updates and Resources
In-person learning resumes
The case rates and percent positivity rates for the island of Oahu remained below the threshold levels established last week for a second consecutive week. Using 7-day averages for Honolulu County, we wanted to see less-than-10 cases per 100,000 and less than 5% positivity rate. They were below those thresholds. Classes will resume to one grade lever per day. All data received from https://www.hawaiidata.org/covid19.
Potential Escalation of the Attendance Level to the A/B Schedule
If the case numbers rise above the thresholds we have established to determine our attendance levels, we will persist with a modified grade level cohort schedule for the week following; if the case numbers and percent positivity rate remain below our thresholds through next Wednesday, we will implement the A/B Attendance Schedule that brings two grade levels to campus each day. To assist with your planning, these are the possible schedule formats.
Holiday Travel Policy
Despite the county and state guidelines governing travel, PBA is requiring a 14-day work-from-home / learn-from-home rule for any employee or student who travels outside of the state OR hosts a guest from outside of the state.
For example: if your family had a guest arrive from the U.S. mainland today, this evening, November 17, your PBA student would be eligible to return for in-person learning on December 1. The policy does not apply to inter-island travel; we advise families traveling to or from neighbor islands to exercise caution and comply with all recommended travel mandates.
The purpose of the travel policy through the holiday season is to achieve our stated goal of making it to the Winter Holiday and beyond without any on-campus SARS CoV-2 / COVID-19 contacts or cases. As you are aware, the case count has been rising on Oahu, and it is exploding on the U.S. mainland.
Please notify the front office directly if any planned out-of-state travel or plans to host any guest traveling outside of Hawaii.
Until then, warmly
Campus will be open from 7:30am - 4:30 pm daily. We are sanitizing the main contact areas through out the day. Deep cleaning happens everyday once the office is closed.
If you plan to visit PBA, please complete this survey prior to leaving your house. A second temperature check will be administered upon your arrival. Please wear a mask at all times while on campus.
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.
We adopted the Uniform Weekly Schedule to enable more seamless switching between in-person and distance learning regardless of cohort size. The schedule accommodates in-person learning for all grade levels, should we choose to adopt it, by creating two lunch periods; and the Uniform Weekly Schedule will be used with our Distance Learning Program so that it is more easily remembered by teachers and students.
New PBA teacher Megan Lee helped out by creating a SharePoint site for PBA so families can find school information more easily. The site is still a work in progress, but please let us know what additional information you might like added to the site.
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:
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