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School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Homer High School

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

Fireweed Academy

Both Big and Little Fireweed

Monday, Dec. 7 — Academic Policy Committee Meeting via Zoom

Friday, 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

Dec. 17 — Pajama Day

Dec. 18 — No school. End of second quarter and in-service day.

Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 — Winter break

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 after-school skiing program on Mondays and ice skating program on Wednesdays after Winter Break and these will continue until Spring Break. Please contact Anne at alove@kpbsd.k12.us or call the school office.

Kachemak Bay Campus

COVID relief grants of $500 are available for Kenai Peninsula College students. This funding has been made available through grants via the CARES Act from the City of Homer and the City of Soldotna, as well as through the Damon Foundation Endowment. Applicants must be enrolled in six or more credits at KPC (either or both campuses) and meet the criteria listed on the COVID-19 relief funding web page found at kpc.alaska.edu. Applications are due Dec. 18. Prompt submission of applications for assistance is strongly encouraged. Funds are limited.

KPC is now offering UAA’s fast-track certificate in Business Leadership that students can achieve in one or two semesters. If you are looking for a quick way to boost your resume or to make a career shift, this Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) is for you. Perfect for individuals in entry-level leadership roles and people wanting to build skills and stand out in a crowd, and for the Spring 2021 term, applicants may be eligible for financial awards up to $1,000. The OEC includes six classes that cover key business concepts in business foundations, supervision, selling, computer skills, leadership and communication. Students will also learn principles of finance, establishing goals and problem solving, marketing, and spreadsheet applications. Some of these classes are part of the general education requirement so if you have already taken one or more you are well on your way. General registration began Monday, Nov. 23. Interested parties can call KBC at 907-235-7743 to be connected to an advisor.

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