Back to School Plan
CHS has defined four guiding principles that help to inform our decisions as we return to campus. These principles speak to our Mission, Vision and Graduate Profile. They are also aligned with what we have learned from our experience with distance learning this spring and the feedback from our recent parent survey.
Castle’s highest priority is the health and well-being of its community. We believe that a healthy environment is ultimately a secure environment, one in which students, teachers and staff are able to thrive. We also believe that we have an obligation to support the health of the broader community. At all times, we will seek to align our measures with guidance from the Hawai’i Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CHS recognizes that the optimal learning environment for children is one in which they are learning from their teachers and fellow students in person. We also recognize the value of the unique role our campus plays in the education of our students. To the best of our ability, and in accordance with official health guidelines, we will seek to provide as much on-campus instruction as possible for all students.
Academic Coherence and Excellence
CHS believes in the pursuit of academic excellence in any context and that a continuous educational experience is vitally important to achieve this end. While health circumstances may necessitate certain changes or restrictions to student life, our ultimate goal is to support our students’ learning and development as seamlessly as possible.
Flexibility and Adaptability
CHS recognizes that any plan that we design to respond to external health conditions must be flexible and able to adapt to circumstances beyond our control. Our overarching goal is to create a continuous learning structure that may adapt to possible future coronavirus infections while still allowing us to maintain as much on-campus instruction as possible.