School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

School district COVID-19 risk levels

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has mitigation plans in place for what will happen with in-person education when different regions of the peninsula are in low, medium and high-risk levels. Those plans can be found here:

Regions of the peninsula are put into low, medium or high-risk categories based on the number of new cases of COVID-19 identified in the regions over a 14-day period. This model is based on rates of cases per 100,000 population.

As of Wednesday, all regions on the peninsula were in the low-risk category. The southern Kenai Peninsula (from Ninilchik south) has had only two new cases within the last 14 days. The southern peninsula is in low risk if it has had zero to 9 new cases in the last 14 days, is in medium risk if there have been 10 to 19 new cases in the last 14 days, and would go into high risk if there were 20 or more new cases in the last 14 days.

As of Wednesday, the rural communities category within the school district were also at low risk. That category includes Nanwalek School, Port Graham School and Susan B. English School in Seldovia across Kachemak Bay and in lower Cook Inlet.

The central peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, was at low risk as of Wednesday, with 15 new cases over the last 14 days.

The eastern peninsula (Seward) was at low risk with zero new cases of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

Homer High School

Friday — Cross-country running meet at 2 p.m. in Seward. Volleyball games in Kenai starting at 3 p.m.. Homer Middle School soccer games on the high school turf field at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Saturday — Volleyball Jamboree at Kenai Central High School. Home football game against Kenai Central High School (senior night) at 3 p.m.

Homer Flex School

Oct. 2 — End of first rotation

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Today — Coast Walk Clean-Up. Students will need a sack lunch and rain gear. The school goal is to collect 1,000 pounds of garbage.

Friday — Talk and Look like a Pirate Day.

Sept. 28 — All field trip funding pledges collection envelopes must be returned by this date.

Fireweed Academy

Big Fireweed

Friday, Sept. 18 — Day trip to Anchor Point 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 21 — Virtual Harvest Festival Deadline for Submissions.

Little Fireweed

Friday, Sept. 18 — Field trip to the Pratt Museum.

Both Schools

Oct. 5 — Academic Policy Committee Meeting at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Oct. 16 — In-Service/Work Day, no school. End of the first quarter.

Kachemak Bay Campus

It’s not too late to register for classes. Keep moving forward with your degree or start on a path to a bright future by building a new skill or updating one you already have. Advisors work with you to find the right fit. Call 907-235-7743 to be connected.

High school students can JumpStart college by taking college classes while attending traditional high school or learning from home, and receive a big break in tuition. KBC has decades of experience in online teaching that students can rely on. More information is available at 235-7743.

KBC is planning on Marine Tech classes in the late fall. Visit to see what is available.