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Christian Academy
Serving Preschool through High School with “A Mind for Truth and a Heart for God”

Thank you to our Christian Academy parents for your support in helping our staff and students have a healthy on-campus experience. Our full COVID policies document can also be accessed here.

Christian Academy COVID-19 Policy FAQs 

What measures are Christian Academy taking to keep the school population healthy?

We have implemented the following measures:

  • Daily health assessments for faculty, staff, and students using I’m Healthy Today app 
  • Frequent hand washing/sanitization 
  • Frequent disinfection of high-touch surfaces 
  • Social distancing/Observing ‘Ohana bubbles 
  • Air filtration and/or purification in every room
  • Masking is optional for K-12 students and staff, but masking is required for preschool students, staff and visitors
  • Daily temperature checks for preschool students, staff and visitors
What happens if my K-12 STUDENT is a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19?
  • If exposure happens at school
    • You will be contacted if your child has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
    • Your child will need to quarantine:
      • Have your child take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day after exposure and email results to [email protected]
      • Quarantine for 5 days
      • Pick up your child’s work packet to complete school work at home
        • Distance learning will not be an option unless your child’s entire class is quarantined
  • If exposure happens outside of school
    • Notify the school immediately if your child was in close contact with someone outside CA who tested positive for COVID-19 
    • Have your child take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day after exposure and email results to [email protected] 
    • If your child is fully vaccinated or boosted within the past 6 months, your child does not need to quarantine
    • If your child is not fully vaccinated or boosted within the past 6 months, quarantine for 5 days
      • Pick up your child’s work packet to complete school work at home 
  • Your child may return to school with no symptoms AND:
    • A negative COVID-19 test, OR
    • A doctor’s note or a tele-health visit with a medical professional through the I’m Healthy Today app, OR
    • After extending quarantine for an additional five days
What happens if my PRESCHOOL STUDENT is a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID?
  • If exposure happens at school OR outside of school: 
    • You will be contacted if your child has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 at school
    • Notify the school immediately if your child was in close contact with someone outside CA who tested positive for COVID-19 
    • Have your child take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day after exposure and email results to [email protected] 
    • Have your child quarantine for 10 days
      • Pick up your child’s work packet to complete school work at home 
  • Your child may return to school with no symptoms AND:
    • A negative COVID-19 test, OR
    • A doctor’s note or a tele-health visit with a medical professional through the I’m Healthy Today app, OR
    • After extending quarantine for an additional five days
What happens if my child tests positive for COVID-19? 
  • Notify the school immediately so that we can begin contact tracing and notification 
  • Isolate for at least 5 days (10 days for preschool students)
  • Your child can return to school when:
    • Symptoms are resolving, AND
    • 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the person taking fever-reducing medication, AND
    • With a doctor’s note or tele-health visit with a medical professional through the I’m Healthy Today app
  • Your child must wear a properly fitted mask around others for an additional 5 days after returning to school
  • Your child must remain out of “high-risk” extra curricular activities such as close contact sports, band, singing, etc.
Why is there a difference between Preschool and K-12 student protocols?

The State Department of Health and the State Department of Human Service have issued separate guidance for Preschool and K-12 Students

What kind of COVID test results will the school accept?
  • COVID-19 test results must indicate the individual’s name, date the test was taken, and test results
  • We can accept a home test as long as two photos are submitted, both must be identical photos with the student’s full name and the date of the test written on the test; the first photo taken prior to the test kit being used, and a second photo taken after the test showing the results.
  • For more information on testing and test site locations, please visit: https://www.oneoahu.org/covid19-testing
When will my child’s class transition to distance learning? 
  • If someone is the class tests positive for COVID-19 and the entire class needs to quarantine due to exposure, the school will let you know 
  • If a decision is made by school administration for the entire school to transition to distance learning, the school will let you know 
Must my child be vaccinated if he/she is age eligible in order to attend CA? 

We are not mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, and we support parents’/legal guardians’ right to make the best medical decisions for their children

Are there any repercussions if my child is not vaccinated? 
  • For the purposes of attendance, there are no repercussions 
  • For athletes participating in league sports, the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) has determined that athletes in close contact sports as defined by the ILH must be vaccinated OR tested for COVID prior to competitions 
How is my child’s medical information being shared/stored? 
  • Your child’s medical information is kept confidential and securely stored  
  • Your child’s medical information is only accessible to the health aide and select administrative staff for the purposes of contact tracing  
What should I do if my family plans to travel? 
  • Submit a Leave of Absence form to the school office if your child will be absent from school while traveling 
  • Follow all government guidelines for travel 
  • Your child may return to campus with no symptoms and after completing the daily health assessment in the I’m Healthy Today app
  • We are no longer requiring a COVID-19 test 72 hours after returning from Out-of-State travel 
  • We are no longer requiring a travel form

COVID-19 Resources