Hawaii Keiki School Health Program
About the Hawaii Keiki Health Program
Did you know there is a nurse in the health room to work with the School Health Assistant (SHA) in supporting your child’s health and education? Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area is staffed with a Hawai‘i Keiki registered nurse (RN). When your child is sick at school, this nurse can assess your child and decide if your child needs to go home, see a medical provider, or can stay at school.
The RN can:
Care for your child’s allergies, asthma, and other medical conditions.
Give your child medication, such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, or albuterol, when needed.
Offer advice about health topics to you and your children.
Use telehealth video to connect with a nurse practitioner to provide additional care and treatment for your child.
Why is this important? Because keeping your child in school keeps them in class, which keeps them learning.
There’s no cost to you for any services your child may receive. However, we need your insurance information in case we need to bill them for certain services. Students without health insurance can still get care from the RN at no cost.
Meet Our Staff
Hawaii Keiki Health Program Consent Form
Before a Hawai‘i Keiki RN can care for a student, we need the parent/gaurdian permission. If you have not already done so, please review the consent form, sign it, and return it to the health room.
Need to See the Nurse In-Person?
Students and parents are invited to visit the Hawaii Keiki Health Office anytime during the school day. To get to the office, enter through the A Building side door closest to the parking lot.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available for pickup in the Hawaii Keiki Health Office! Simply stop by and ask for one. The office is open during school hours.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for SY 2023-24
This guidance applies to all HIDOE schools, offices and facilities. A summary of the recent changes can be found on page 7 and include:
There is no mention of physical distancing as a mitigation strategy.
Probable cases (i.e., no positive test result) and COVID-19 cases that have not impacted schools do not need to be reported unless they are associated with an outbreak. When there is a suspected cluster of cases or outbreak, schools still must notify all impacted staff and parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of students.
When someone tests positive for COVID-19, schools are not required to notify staff and parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of students. Positive cases are publicly reported online.
CDC COVID-19 community level is no longer described as an indicator for mitigation strategies.
“Stay home when sick” applies more generally to when someone has symptoms of illness; not just COVID-19.
Vaping Informational Resources
To support the health and well-being of our students, vaping devices and related paraphernalia are considered contraband, as outlined in the Kawananakoa Student Handbook/Planner. Please refer to the resources linked below for more information.
7th Grade Health Requirements
All students entering the seventh grade must have received the following vaccines:
HPV (human papillomavirus)
MCV (meningococcal conjugate)
In addition, a physical exam, as part of a well-child visit, must be completed within 12 months before starting seventh grade.
According to Hawaiʻi law, students entering seventh grade will NOT be allowed to attend school if they do not have proper documentation of having completed, or begun, the required series of vaccinations by the first day of school.