Mask rules vary at private schools

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    Even with robust health and safety protocols in place, classes at Island School maintain normalcy as middle-school students listen to Head of School Kate Conway discuss wonder and mindfulness.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    The elementary school at Island School practices cohorting by keeping classrooms separate to minimize COVID-19 exposure risks for students and staff. To foster community, the entire elementary school meets each day for morning meetings outside, with distance between classrooms.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    A classroom spaces out for the elementary school community meeting on Sept. 1 at Island School. Distancing, masking and utilizing outdoor spaces are just a few of the many mitigation strategies private schools are implementing to control the spread of COVID-19.

  • Laurel Smith / The Garden Island

    A middle-school Spanish class at Island School proceeds with with masking and extra spacing between desks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least three feet of physical distance be maintained between students.

PUHI — Kealohi was looking forward to a lot of things this school year.

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