Per Mayor Caldwell’s announced Four Tier Reopening Schedule (9/23), Tier 2 reopening (including gyms and fitness centers) began October 22nd. However, enrollment is distributed to start with a minimal number of classes and student per class. Current total weekly enrollment is about 12% of pre-pandemic numbers (less than 4% of the maximum capacity of the facilities during operating hours). This sparsity is ideal for distancing but challenging for economic solvency. (Thank you for supporting all local businesses that are experiencing extreme hardship because of the pandemic and forced closures.)
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All returning students must re-enroll for classes. We are announcing reopening procedures with restrictions specific to each location. All starting or resuming students should bring a gym bag, water bottle, mask, gym shoes or socks, and supportive attitude to classes.
We are doing everything we can to meet the health and economic challenges but we cannot reopen without everyone helping (cooperating). Everyone must follow gym rules for compliance with city, county, state, and federal mandates and health recommendations. Some families will certainly fear the virus or have other issues that have emerged because of the pandemic. In general, we advise: If you are not comfortable with the risks associated with participating in gymnastics with us at this time, please do not return to classes until you are.
The account for each HA member family reflects a tuition credit or no charge during the federally mandated coronavirus closure and State of Hawaii “Stay at Home Orders” (3/17-27, 8/25-9/9, and 9/10-23) and days the Academy is normally closed (annual calendar).
COVID-19 CASES IN HAWAII As of 2021.01.16:
Total Number of Reported Cases = 24,223;
Today’s Reported Cases = 165
(Previous Highest Daily Cases Reported: 8/13 = 355)
Honolulu 14-day Average Case Count = 105
(50 required to move to Tier 3–50% occupancy)
Honolulu 14-day Average Positivity Rate = 3.3%
Hawaii News Now COVID-19 Update Link:
Honolulu Star Bulletin Coronavirus Update Link:
Upon reentry, all students and employees are ASSUMED TO BE HEALTHY (free of any illness) and those who traveled through areas with potential exposure risk must have self-quarantined for two weeks before returning to group gatherings. Everyone entering our buildings must have an infrared forehead temperature no higher than 100.0 degrees F and pass exposure screening (warning: being physically active in the sun without a hat raises forehead temperature and testing in the sun raises instrument measurements). Class enrollments are far fewer than before with restrictions on total bodies in the gym per hour (maximum gym occupancy = 50), individual separation, and masks required by everyone age two and older. Plan on re-enrolling for classes and, because of the reduced number of students enrolled per hour, please consider attending classes at non-peak hours. Consider attending classes on weekday mornings, at lunchtime, and later in the evenings. Our re-opening is in accordance with CDC and State Dept of Health guidelines, but if you are in doubt about the safety of your family please do not return to gymnastics classes or any other such activities until you are okay with the risk. Return to educational environments only when you feel participation is at an acceptable risk.
Cloth Face Covering Required For ALL Age 2 And Older (2021.01.12 CDC Guidelines also see recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics). Please go outside if toddlers cannot keep their masks on. Currently our only exceptions are for our team gymnasts when jumping 20′ into the air for doing multiple somersaults and twists, with no others nearby, fans blowing upward from under the trampolines, when doing multiple skills (e.g., competition routines). However, when not jumping this high they are required to have their masks covering their faces, as required for everyone.
Informed Consent. Adult Student Members and Parents/Guardians representing child members (and all in their immediate family) must sign our Informed Consent and Liability Release Form before attending classes.
TUITION SALE: Please consider buying online tuition e-Gift Cards now (to help motivate the HA student of your choice) and get 10% additional tuition credit when you take classes (e.g., buy a $100 gift card during this coronavirus closure and receive a tuition credit of $110 that is redeemable when we resume classes). To purchase HA e-Gift Cards go to Hawaii Academy’s Parent/Customer Portal and purchase a card (of whatever amount you wish) to have the 110% credit posted directly to your account: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/hawaiiacademy/giftcertificates.
GYM SHOES AND CLOTHING SALE: Use our online proshop (https://www.hawaiiacademy.com/shop/) to purchase gym shoes, leotards, gym bags, etc.
GYMNASTICS EQUIPMENT SALE: We regularly sell everything in all three gyms and replace sold items with new equipment. Now is the perfect time to purchase new or used equipment for your HOME FITNESS AREA… We will deliver purchases to your house.
Please check this site later for updates and additional information.