After four months of being closed because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Hawaii Academy facilities (Honolulu, JBPHH, and Waipahu) reopened to about 10% of previous enrollments and the civilian gyms (Honolulu and Waipahu) then closed again August 11th through September 4th as requested by Mayor Caldwell.
The Pearl Harbor Gymnastics Program remains open because Hawaii Academy is a contracted vendor for the US Navy MWR providing skills instruction to Oahu military families, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (a gated compound, according to federal restrictions.
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). 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 Order” and “Safer at Home Orders” (March 17-27 virus closure rebate/credit; March 28-April 2 was a scheduled instructional break for which no tuition was collected; April 3-July 29 will have no charges if there were no classes).
Credit card autopay has been suspended during the closure. (No tuition will be collected until the start of classes is authorized and announced/confirmed.) The first batch payments will be processed on September 1st.
COVID-19 CASES IN HAWAII: As of 8/12—Hawaii Total Number of Reported Cases=3958; Today’s Cases=202; Previous Days=124, 123, 128, 207*, 144, 173, 152, 201, 152, 140, 118; *=combined count). Below are two frequently updated sites/links for coronavirus pandemic reports:
Upon reentry, all students 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 and class sizes determined by total square footage of the gym divided by 50 square feet per person–currently this number is 100-400 sqft per person), individual separation, masks required by everyone (except students 5 years old and younger and high performance trampoline jumping by team gymnasts), and more classes offered throughout each day and across the week. 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.
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.