Due to the current COVID alert level, we require any student with two or more symptoms from the daily health assessment (e.g. fever (>100.0°F), sore throat, new uncontrolled cough, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or new onset of severe headache) be evaluated by their health care provider and provide a doctor’s note for readmission.
All students who have an illness or injury that prevents them from being able to function regularly at school should review the “Returning to school after illness” section of the Punahou Student Handbook on page 11. The information will clarify the criteria for being able to return and options for the readmission that are relevant for the type of illness or injury that your child has.
The following are guidelines for students seeking readmission:
Students who are absent due to injury:Please complete the Student Readmission Form to indicate that your child will be returning to school the next day. If your child is experiencing discomfort or is on pain medication they should stay home until pain medicine is no longer required during the school day. If your child has any restrictions as a result of the injury, please submit the treating physician’s note to your grade level office. No other steps for readmission are required.
Students who have recovered from an illness for which a doctor’s clearance note is required or has been obtained: Please complete the Student Readmission Form and send a copy of the doctor’s note via email to email@example.com or fax 808.944.5844. The information must be submitted by 3 p.m. on the day before the planned day of return. The Health Center will review and send confirmation of the clearance to return to campus. No other steps for readmission are required.
Students who have recovered from an illness and have not seen a health care provider: Please fill in the Student Readmission Formto schedule an appointment for in-person readmission the morning of return.
If a student experiences common side effects within 24 hours of receiving the COVID vaccine and the duration of symptoms is less than 3 days, an MD note is no longer required. Common side effects include pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where they received the vaccination, as well as fever, chills, tiredness, headache, nausea, and muscle pain. Students with these symptoms should schedule an in-person readmission clearance with the Health Center. Cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell are not consistent with post-vaccination symptoms and instead could be symptoms of COVID-19 or another infection. For these symptoms, please contact your physician.
Students who do not go through the readmission process and attend classes will be identified and parents will be called to pick up their child during the first period of the school day.
We appreciate your assistance in adhering to the Punahou School Health Policy and keeping our campus safe. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 944.5776.
The admission of any student in Punahou’s Summer School programs is at the sole and absolute discretion of Punahou School in accordance with applicable laws. Admission criteria may be modified from time to time without notice by the School.