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 on-site 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 328 cases per 100,00 or 46 actual new cases in the last seven days. The southern peninsula is in low risk if it has had zero to nine new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, is in moderate risk if there have been 10 to 49 new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, is in substantial risk if there have been 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, and is in high risk if there were 100 or more new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days.
The central peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, is at high risk with 154 cases per 100,000 or 57 actual new cases over the last seven days.
The eastern peninsula is at high risk with 431 cases per 100,000 or 22 actual new cases identified over the last week.
Schools operating with universal indoor masking for staff and students include Fireweed Academy, River City Academy and Tebughna School.
In the past seven days, Homer High School reported three new positive COVID-19 cases and West Homer Elementary reported one new positive case.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s COVID-19 dashboard reports a seven-day summary of one staff positive and no student positives.
March 24: Strategic Planning, West Homer Elementary Library 5-7 p.m. and via Zoom
March 25: End of rotation
March 25: Early Release Day: Little Fireweed releases at 12:50 p.m., Big Fireweed releases at 1:15 p.m.
March 29-31: AKSTAR testing for 9th and 10th graders
March 25: End of rotation four
March 25: Early Release
March 29-31 AK Star testing
April 1: Early Release
May 18: Graduation
Homer High School
March 25 Early Release at 2:20pm
March 25 High School Musical “School House Rock Live!” 7 p.m. in the Mariner Theatre
March 26 High School Musical “School House Rock Live!” 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Mariner Theatre
March 31 Mariner on the Move ceremony 3:05 p.m.
McNeil Canyon Elementary
March 24, 3 p.m.: Talent Show dress rehearsal
March 25, 6:30 p.m.: Talent Show and Auction
March 28-April 1: 2nd/3rd grade swim lessons
March 28: After-school wrestling
March 30: After-school wrestling
March 31: Site Council meeting
March 31 – Student Council Flower Fundraiser Orders Due – Date was extended from the 18th
April 1 – Last Early Release Friday