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 Wednesday, the southern Kenai Peninsula (from Ninilchik south) was in the medium risk category with 12 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 high risk as of Wednesday, with 59 new cases over the last 14 days.
The eastern peninsula (Seward and Moose Pass) was at high risk Wednesday with 10 new cases of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
Homer High School
Thursday — Great Alaska Shakeout Earthquake drill
Friday, Oct. 16 — In-service Day/no school for students. End of first quarter.
Friday, Oct. 23 — Mariners on the Move celebrated
Saturday, Oct. 24 — ACT at 8 a.m.
Oct. 29-30 — Parent Teacher Conferences/no school for students
Nov. 6 — Big Booster Club Meeting at 6 p.m.
Homer Flex School
Friday, Oct. 16 — Inservice, no school. Staff will be in Medic First-Aid training with Nurse Melisa. They will also review interventions.
Oct. 29-30 — Student-led Parent Teacher Conferences. Please contact the office to schedule a time.
McNeil Canyon Elementary School
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.
Friday, Oct. 16 — End of the first quarter. In-Service / Work Day, NO School.
Monday, Oct. 19 — Forces: the 2nd Quarter theme begins
Wednesday, Oct. 21 — No Early Release, normal school schedule.
Oct. 29 and 30 — Parent Conferences, no school.
Thursday — Homer PD visit Little Fireweed. Walking Field Trip to the art store.
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.