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: kpbsd.k12.ak.us/content.aspx?id=41923
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 Tuesday, all regions on the peninsula were in the low-risk category. The southern Kenai Peninsula (from Ninilchik south) has had five 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 Tuesday, with seven new cases over the last 14 days.
The eastern peninsula (Seward) was at low risk as of Tuesday with one new case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
Homer High School
Friday — Homer Middle School soccer games on the Homer field at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday — Cross country team travels to Kenai for Borough Championships at 8:15 a.m. Meet starts at noon.
Homer Flex School
Oct. 2 — End of first rotation
McNeil Canyon Elementary School
Sept. 28 — All field trip funding pledges collection envelopes must be returned by this date.
Oct. 8 — Field trip to the Anchor River for the Salmon Egg Take.
Friday — Beluga Lake field trip
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.
Oct. 21 — No early release — normal schedule.
Math Club — Students are welcome to stay after school for Math Club from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Program runs Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Snacks provided.
Kachemak Bay Campus
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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 https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/ to see what is available.