COVID-19 Monitoring and Communication
As of August 10, 2020
-Rate of uncontrolled COVID-19 infection continues to grow
-Hawaii State Government issues new recommendations for essential services
-Some parts of the campus are closed due to diagnosis of or exposure to COVID-19
by a student, staff member, or parent, or by state government mandate.
-Some classroom cohorts continue learning on campus.
-All students allowed to attend in-person instruction remain in classroom cohorts
-Protocols for health and safety are being observed by students, families, and staff
Any or all of the above must be true to be in the given status.
Due to the fluid nature of the situation, updates to the school calendar will be added to this page.
Updated September 22, 2020
The Elementary Program will return to on-campus learning starting Monday, September 28.
Updated August 28, 2020
Starting Monday, September 14 -
1) Two-Year-Old Program will continue with on-campus learning including the ASC program
2) Preschool & Kindergarten Program will open for on-campus learning including the ASC program
3) Elementary Program will continue with Distance Learning through Friday, September 25.
Although the presence of COVID-19 in the broader Oahu community still poses a challenge, we believe that our health and safety protocols will help to mitigate the spread onto our campus.
While we know that welcoming our elementary students back to campus is also critically important, we believe that they can succeed and make progress through Distance Learning for a little while longer. We have established a target return date to campus for the elementary program of Monday, September 28, and will be in communication with our families as that date approaches.
Updated August 12, 2020
Starting Monday, August 31, 2020:
The Preschool & Kindergarten program and the Lower and Upper Elementary program will open in Distance Learning
The Two-Year-Old program will open on-campus in the Cottage classroom
Updated May 12, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
Montessori Community School has been closely following developments with regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the virus around the world.
New information is being shared with our school regularly from the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) which includes updates from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Montessori Community School will follow U.S. Federal Policy and the guidelines issued by HDOH and the CDC.
Distance Learning for all programs begins on March 30, 2020 and will run through May 29, 2020.
Summer Programs 2020 - Distance Learning will be held from June 15 - August 7, 2020. Please visit our Summer Programs page for more information.
Spring Intersession Child Care was cancelled for March 18-20, 2020.
Spring Break was extended one additional week, from March 23-27, 2020, with school resuming on Monday, March 30, 2020 via Distance Learning.
School administration will be available via phone at (808)522-0244 for March 18-May 1, 2020 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. General questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be directed to the correct individual on our staff.
At the present time, the plan is to continue with Summer Programs 2020 as scheduled.
All in-person school tours have been suspended indefinitely.
On-campus learning operations are currently suspended.
All on-campus activities through the end of this school year are also postponed or will take place in a virtual environment.
Summer Intersession Child Care was cancelled for May 18-22, 2020.
Learn more about Financial Assistance through community resources and MCS here.
Information Links and Resources
HI Crisis Hot Line: Is the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 making you anxious? If you need someone to talk to, the Hawaii Department of Health has expanded its 24-hour Crisis Line of Hawaii to help. Call (800) 753-6879, or text the word ALOHA to 741741 any time of day. Staff are available 24/7.