School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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 Kenai 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 peninsula (from Ninilchik south) was in the high risk category with 92new 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.

The central peninsula, including Kenai, Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof, was also at high risk as of Wednesday, with 567 new cases over the last 14 days.

The eastern peninsula (Seward and Moose Pass) was also at high risk Wednesday with 31 new cases of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

As of Wednesday, the rural communities within the school district were at low risk. That category includes Nanwalek School, Port Graham School and Susan B. English School in Seldovia across Kachemak Bay, as well as Cooper Landing School, Hope School, and Tebughna School.

Homer High School

Thursday — Schedule-1, 3, 5, 6

Friday — Schedule-2, 4, 6, FOL (on your own study time)

Monday, Nov. 23 — Schedule-1, 2, 4, 6

Tuesday, Nov. 24 — Schedule-2, 3, 4, 5

Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Schedule-1, 3, 5, 6

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 — Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 16-30 — 100% Remote Learning due to high COVID-19 cases in Homer and surrounding areas.

Fireweed Academy

Both Big and Little Fireweed

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 — Thanksgiving Break, no school

Dec. 18 — No School. End of second quarter and in-service/work day

Dec. 19-Jan. 3 — Winter Break

Jan. 4 — First Day of the third quarter

McNeil Canyon Elementary

Friday — Rescheduled October Spotlight Lunch at 11:45 a.m. for spotlight students and their parents

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 —Thanksgiving Break, no school

Kindergarteners at school — It’s the time of year when the playground gets frosty. Please make sure your kindergartener comes prepared for winter weather with a warm jacket, gloves, hat, snow pants and boots.

Cross-Country Skiing — Anne Love will be the coach for after school cross-country skiing this year and needs a helper. The school hopes to start the program on Mondays or Wednesdays after winter break. Please contact Anne at or call the school office.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Open registration for the Spring semester begins Monday, Nov. 23. Look for the Spring class schedule in your mailbox and around town.

Tips and Tricks for Succeeding in College will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Whether this is a first attempt at college or a return to college after a break in education, this class will discuss tips and tricks to help make your first semester a successful one. Everything from attending orientation, to finding and utilizing valuable campus resources, and connecting with your advisor. To register visit or call 235-1651.