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, the southern Kenai Peninsula (from Ninilchik south) was in the low risk category with two new cases in 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 23 new cases over the last 14 days.

On Wednesday, the eastern peninsula (Seward) moved into the district’s high risk category with nine new cases of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.However, the district announced later Wednesday that Seward schools will continue to operate at medium risk even though the two-week positive case count indicates high-risk levels

Homer High School

Friday, Oct. 9 —Volleyball vs Ninilchik. C team plays at 4 p.m. and JV plays at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10 — Swim and Dive meet at Seward. Volleyball, Homer Jamboree. Varsity and JV Homer vs Sohi at 11 a.m, varsity and JV Nikiski vs SoHi at 12:30 p.m., and varsity and JV Homer vs Nikiski at 2 p.m. No spectators.

Monday, Oct. 12 — Schedule change due to 4 day week. Monday 6th Period day, Tues/Wed/Thur regular schedule.

Friday, Oct. 16 — In-service Day/no school for students

Oct. 29-30 — Parent Teacher Conferences/no school for students

Homer Flex School

Oct. 16 — Inservice, no school. Staff will be in Medic First-Aid training with Nurse Melisa. They will also review interventions.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School

Friday, Oct. 9 — Community Council meeting at 1 p.m. in the staff lounge. All parents are invited to attend.

Thursday, Oct. 15 — Order forms for school shirts and hoodies are due.

Friday, Oct. 16 — End of the first quarter. No school for students — this is an inservice day for staff.

Friday, Oct. 23 — Famous Person Day, sponsored by the Student Council.

Oct. 29-30 — Parent-Teacher Conferences from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fireweed Academy

Big Fireweed

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

Both Schools

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

Wednesday, 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 to see what is available.