Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

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School district risk level update and upcoming events

School District Risk Levels

The southern, central and eastern regions of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District all remain in the high-risk zone in terms of community spread of COVID-19.

Regions of the peninsula are put into low, moderate, substantial or high-risk categories based on the number of new cases of COVID-19 identified over a seven-day period. This model is based on rates of cases per 100,000 of population.

All students are currently able to attend onsite education five days a week in district schools. Any closures will be on a school, classroom or cohort level.

As of Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) remains in the high-risk category with 28 new cases in the last seven days. The southern peninsula is in low risk if it has had zero to nine new cases in the last 14 days, is in moderate risk if there have been 10 to 49 new cases in the last 14 days, is in substantial risk if there have been 50 to 99 cases in the last 14 days, and is in high risk if there were 100 or more new cases in the last 14 days.

The central peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, is at high risk with 61 new cases over the last seven days.

The eastern peninsula is at high risk with 11 new cases identified over the last week.

Schools operating with universal indoor masking for staff and students include Fireweed Academy, Port Graham School, River City Academy, Susan B. English School and Tebughna School.

In the past seven days, Homer High School reported two positive COVID-19 cases.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard reports a seven-day summary of eight staff positives, seven staff close contacts, 12 student positives and 18 student close contacts.

Homer Flex School

Jan. 19: Canceled early release day

Jan. 21: Early release day

Jan. 28: End of Rotation Three; Early release day

Jan. 31: Start of Rotation Four

Homer High School

Jan. 19: Canceled early release day

Jan. 21: Early release day

Jan. 28: End of Rotation Three; Early release day

Jan. 31: Start of Rotation Four

Fireweed Academy

Jan. 10: APC Meeting at the WHE Library and via Zoom at 4 p.m.

Jan. 19: Canceled early release day

Jan. 21: Early release day

Jan. 24: Battle of the Books for Grades 3 & 4

Jan 25: Battle of the Books for Grades 4 & 5

Jan. 28: End of Rotation Three; Early release day

Jan. 31: Start of Rotation Four

McNeil Canyon Elementary

Jan. 10: After school skiiing begins; after school forensics

Jan. 12: After school skating begins

Jan. 17 – Feb. 1: Artist in the School with Debbie Piper

Jan. 19: Canceled early release day

Jan. 21: Early release day

Jan. 28: End of Rotation Three; Early release day

Jan. 31: Start of Rotation Four

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