Homer News file photo
                                Homer High School.

Homer News file photo Homer High School.

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: 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.

Fireweed Academy

Big Fireweed

Oct. 8 — Field trip to the Anchor River for the Salmon Egg Take.

Little Fireweed

Friday — Beluga Lake field trip

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.

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

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 https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/ to see what is available.

More in News

cares photo illustration
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion 
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.
Assembly unanimously approves construction of communications towers

Four towers will be constructed to expand internet access following an assembly vote Tuesday.

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
Free clinic is part of effort to encourage flu vaccine during COVID-19 pandemic

Getting the flu makes people more susceptible to other illnesses, including COVID-19

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

If passed, limits would lower bycatch allocation when halibut stocks fall

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
State reports 204 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

15 of them are on Kenai Peninsula, 2 in Homer

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
Local legislative aide fired after arrest

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has fired one of her aides after he… Continue reading

Participants gather at a rally to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Rally held to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Small crowd protests quick confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett

Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Rep. Don Young visits Homer on campaign trail

In a small campaign event with supporters in Homer, Rep. Don Young… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)
Candidate Q&A: Gary Stevens

Incumbent senator states views on budget, taxes, PFD and other issues

Most Read