School District Risk Levels
All regions of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School district are in medium risk when it comes to the spread of COVID-19.
Regions of the peninsula are put into low, medium or high-risk categories based on the number of new cases of COVID-19 identified over a 14-day period. This model is based on rates of cases per 100,000 of population. According to district data, the eastern peninsula has had no new identified cases of COVID-19 for the last 14 days. It’s the first region of the peninsula to go two full weeks with no new cases.
All students are currently able to attend onsite education five days a week in district schools, including when their school region is in the high-risk category. All three of the major regions are still under medium-risk operating procedures.
As of Wednesday, the southern peninsula (from Ninilchik south) is in the medium-risk category with 14 new cases in the last 14 days. The southern peninsula is in low risk if it has had zero to nine 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 is in 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, is at medium risk with 43 new cases over the last 14 days.
The eastern peninsula is at medium risk with four new cases identified over the last two weeks.
Four of the rural communities within the school district remain at low risk. The schools in those communities are Nanwalek School, Port Graham School and Susan B. English School in Seldovia across Kachemak Bay, and Tebughna School in Tyonek.
Hope School and Cooper Landing School are both in the medium-risk category.
The district is still offering free Get-It and Go meals for remote learning students, which can be picked up daily between noon and 1 p.m. Families need to place meal orders by noon on Fridays.
Homer High School
Thursday — Volleyball awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Commons.
Friday — Cross-country running awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.
Monday, March 22 — Spring sports practices start. KPBSD Budget Meeting at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Thursday, March 25 — Hockey awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.
Homer Flex School
March 26 —End of rotation four
Both Big and Little Fireweed
March 15-26 — Artist in the Schools with Sharlene Cline at Little Fireweed
March 23 — School Pictures. Little Fireweed from 8-9 a.m. and Big Fireweed from noon to 1 p.m.
West Homer Elementary
Monday, March 22 — Picture Day
March 23 and 25 — Health Education for fifth and sixth graders.
McNeil Canyon Elementary
Thursday — Site Council meeting at 3:30 p.m.