This year’s Carnival theme, “A Carnival Out of This World,” couldn’t be better for this truly unique Carnival experience. It speaks to the unique nature of our times, and it has been an opportunity for our fearless student leaders from the Class of 2022 to reimagine Carnival during a pandemic, while staying true to the traditions of our annual on-campus event.
This time-honored Punahou tradition is made possible thanks to the hard-working volunteers who have dedicated countless hours to its success.
While Carnival may look a little different this year, our Juniors in the Class of 2022 are hard at work making sure our Punahou community has a memorable experience. Watch this video announcement about Punahou Carnival: A Carnival Out of This World!
Our Pandemic Response Team continues to observe a decline in the average daily number of new COVID-19 cases over a 7-day period. Currently, that number on Oʻahu stands at 75 (as of Oct. 5), a level that, taken together with a test positivity rate under 5%, allows us to safely reopen campus on Oct. 13.We greatly look forward to welcoming children back to Kapunahou.
As President Latham announced on Sept. 4, Punahou School will remain operating in a high alert level (red) that necessitates full-time distance learning for all grade levels K – 12 until at least October 5. We will continuously monitor pandemic conditions and provide updates to families on a weekly basis.